Secondary Education (art, biology, English, history, or mathematics)
The Springfield College Secondary Education Program provides future art, biology, history, English, and math teachers with the proficiencies and confidence needed to connect with every student. Graduates successfully secure employment to teach in a wide range of settings, including in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Graduates of the program leave Springfield College prepared and ready to lead classrooms of students grades 5-8 or 8-12.
Strong partnerships with area middle and high schools
Preparation for becoming secondary teachers begins early in a student’s undergraduate career. Springfield College partners with area middle and high schools, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities as early as their first year.
As part of child growth and development coursework, prospective teachers work with students from one of our partner schools each week. Working in pairs, they prepare and lead lessons and coach students. The early field based experiences with students continues each year— through year four, at which time they begin student teaching.
Student teaching with teachers in partner schools provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop skills to fully engage students in each lesson, to use “student-centered pedagogy,” “teaching writing across the curriculum,” “understanding by design curriculum construction,” and to see these skills being utilized in classrooms. Springfield College partner school teachers are recognized at the local, state, and national levels for their leadership and teaching excellence.
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