Secondary

Why Study Secondary Education at Elms College?

As a secondary education teacher, you face the particular challenges that come with a roomful of pre-teens and teenagers. A positive classroom environment that engages students and promotes equity among them is key to your and your students' success. Our program teaches you how to maintain your students' enthusiasm for subject matter, staying intellectually engaged while collaborating with colleagues, parents, and peers.

We show you how to plan your curriculum and lessons based on state requirements, while infusing them with multiple learning opportunities and meaningful achievement measures. We introduce you to current educational theories, best practices, and managing time and classroom resources.

What Can You Do With a Secondary Education Degree?

Our secondary education program prepares prospective teachers to work with grades eight to 12 in biology, chemistry, English, history, or mathematics, or Spanish for grades five to 12.

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.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.

 

Contact Us

Division of Education
Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.
Chair

413-265-2250
janeczekm@elms.edu