Our teachers not only get 100% hired, but they are the best of the best. Meet Destinee Meeker '11, recipient of a 2016 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation. Destinee teaches at McMahon Elementary School in Holyoke. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1S1ezeo.
Superb teachers master the subject matter they teach, understand the developmental stages of their students, are skillful classroom managers, and are experts at using many different education techniques. Our programs prepare you to do these things, and to pass your professional licensing exams.
You explore such teaching methods as discovery learning, concept attainment, modeling, case studies, role playing, and classroom management, which prepare you in your chosen subjects.
Our courses in child and adolescent development help Elms teacher candidates understand the physical, social, and emotional stages typical for the age group they will teach. Regular exposure to information about atypical development in these areas prepares you to meet the needs of all of your students.
Initial teaching licenses earned at Elms College qualify candidates to begin teaching in Massachusetts and more than 40 states, islands, and territories, including all of the New England states and New York.
Our alumni have successful and fulfilling teaching careers, and often earn awards for excellence in teaching. Many go on to become school principals or administrators.
Early Childhood Education/Sociology major
We are a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts.