Department of Education Minor
Most majors in the College of Arts, Media & Design, College of Science, College of Social Sciences & Humanities may choose to minor in education. The minor in education includes courses that carry fieldwork so that students may gain a genuine appreciation for the dynamics of K-12 classrooms and the actual implementation of curriculum and assessment. Students choose either elementary education or secondary education in a particular discipline – usually the major field they are studying.
Students seeking a teaching license also must complete a student teaching practicum. The director of field placement works with students to identify an appropriate placement for their 4-month student teaching experience in one of the several partnering Boston public schools. During student teaching, each student works directly with a Boston teacher and a university supervisor and enrolls in a reflective seminar.
To sum up, an undergraduate at NU has two choices in the education department:
- A minor in education
- A minor plus student teaching that leads to a preliminary Massachusetts license at either the elementary or secondary level
How to Apply
Students who wish to apply to the Department of Education must first successfully complete EDUC 1111, Education in the Community. Once they have completed the course, they should contact Nicolette Aduama by phone at 617.373.7445 or email@example.com or pick up an application at the Department of Education main office in 20 Belvidere.