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Subject: Northeastern University Elementary Education Requirements
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: madison23-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 14 Aug 2006 15:25 PDT
Expires: 13 Sep 2006 15:25 PDT
Question ID: 755984
What are the education requirements (ie: core classes, elective
requirements & options, major classes, and any other related
curriculum requirements) to earn a degree in elementary education(minor) with
a teaching credential from Northeaster University in Boston, MA?
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Subject: Re: Northeastern University Elementary Education Requirements
Answered By: czh-ga on 14 Aug 2006 16:07 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello madison23-ga,

Below I?ve collected all the links for what it will take to enroll at
Northeastern University and complete an Elementary Education degree
with a teaching credential. Be sure to review the complete website of
the School of Education for full details.

You must apply to the College of Arts and Sciences and choose an
appropriate major. Next you must apply to the School of Education and
meet the requirements for an elementary teacher program. To qualify to
teach you also must complete a program of student teaching and pass
the licensure exam.

I?ve included most of the links here to give you the detailed
instructions on how to proceed. Alternately, you can browse through
the Northeastern University website to get an even more detailed
picture that includes information about the school, its academic and
extracurricular programs and the community where it?s located.

Best wishes for a happy and successful college experience and a career
as an elementary teacher.

~ czh ~


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ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
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http://www.cas.neu.edu/
College of Arts and Sciences

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http://www.admissions.neu.edu/onlineapps.html
There are three ways to apply to Northeastern:

1. APPLY ONLINE
Be sure to choose the correct link for the term and year you are applying. 

2. COMMON APPLICATION
Please note that Northeastern University requires all students who
apply via the Common Application to complete the Common Application
Supplement. This form is also available on the Common Application
website.

3. PRINT APPLICATION (for students who prefer to complete a paper
application and mail it). Please note: We strongly recommend
applicants apply online for the fastest, most convenient method of
applying.
http://www.admissions.neu.edu/admissions.html
Admissions Process

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http://www.admissions.neu.edu/academics.html
Academic Calendar

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http://www.admissions.neu.edu/majors.html
Areas of Study

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http://www.choosecas.neu.edu/main-academics.html
It?s your choice: majors


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FULFLLING THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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http://www.education.neu.edu/
The Northeastern University School of Education prepares
community-dedicated educators who foster the academic achievement and
personal success of children and youth in diverse urban settings.

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http://www.education.neu.edu/undergrad_index.html
Undergraduate Study ? School of Education

The School of Education offers a Commonwealth of Massachusetts
approved program leading to initial educator licensure in elementary
education (grades 1-6).

Students accepted into the Combined BA/BS-MAT program may also
complete requirements for an additional license in special education
or early childhood education by completing the appropriate additional
coursework and half practicum.

BA/BS with Elementary Education Licensure
Combined BA/BS - MAT: Elementary Education

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http://www.education.neu.edu/under_admin.html
Undergraduate Study ? Admissions

Undergraduate students who want to become teachers need to be admitted
formally to the School of Education. Prior to admission, students may
enroll in ED U111 and ED U504, the first two courses in the licensure
sequence.

To qualify for admission to the School of Education, students must:

  Be enrolled in an appropriate major in the College of Arts and
Sciences for initial licensure in Elementary Education; pursue a
content major in the College of Arts and Sciences that matches our
approved secondary licensure program Successfully complete ED U111
including the 30 hour community field

  Present an application packet that includes a reflective paper from
ED U111, a personal statement, a transcript that shows a GPA of
approximately 2.75 or higher, and a signature from the student?s major
advisor.

  Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee (a subcommittee
of the Academic Standing Committee) which consists of faculty, staff
and community partners.

The interviewer recommends candidates to the Admissions Committee, who
reviews materials and makes a final determination. Accepted students
then receive an official acceptance letter, with a copy to the
student?s major advisor and education advisor. At this point, the
student?s information is entered into the School of Education
database, and he/she is eligible to enroll in upper level courses and
take advantage of the Coop placement services within the School of
Education.

For more information, please see the list of Frequently Asked
Questions below or visit us in the School of Education, 50 Nightingale
Hall.
Frequently Asked Questions

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http://www.education.neu.edu/freq%20asked%20questions.htm
Frequently Asked Questions about Becoming a Teacher In the School of
Education at Northeastern University
 
2. I want to be an elementary school teacher.  What do I need to know? 
For Elementary Education, students major in Arts and Sciences
disciplines and have DOE content area requirements in the following:
Composition, Mathematics, American and world literature, U.S. and
world history, Economics, Geography, U.S. government, and Science with
a lab, which may be completed through the major and/or core courses.
 
3. What majors are not approved for licensure in Elementary Education?
Most Arts and Sciences Majors are approved, however Human Services,
American Sign Language, Communications Studies and Organizational
Communication are not approved majors for students interested in
Elementary licensure.


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ELEMENTRAY EDUCATION PROGRAM AND LICENSURE
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http://www.education.neu.edu/path.aspx?guid=bdb6c3bb-b813-4c32-ac64-546fed73d16e
BA/BS with Elementary Education Licensure

11 undergraduate courses (36 SH):	 
ED U111 	Education in the Community with EDU 945 Lab 1 (4 SH) 	
ED U504 	Learning and Accomplished Practice (4 SH) 	
ED U535 	Race and Urban Education (4 SH) 	
ED U552 	Inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences (4 SH) 	
ED U553 	Inquiry in Mathematics and Science with EDU 947 Lab 3 (4 SH) 	
ED U567 	Literacy Development and Instruction with EDU 946 Lab 2 (4 SH) 	
ED U570 	Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (4 SH) 	
ED U945 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 1 (0 SH) 	
ED U946 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 2 (0 SH) 	
ED U947 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 3 (0 SH) 	
ED U949 	Teaching Practicum and Seminar (8 SH) 	
All required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) must be
passed prior to student teaching (ED U949).
A minor in Eduction-Elemenatary may be obtained by completing all
course requirements of the program except ED U949, Teaching Practicum
& Seminar. Please note that omitting ED U949 from your studies makes
you ineligible for Northeastern University's endorsement for
Massachusetts Educator Licensure.
Graduation requirements:

1) Complete the above program of study. 
2) Complete a program of study leading to a bachelors degree in an
academic unit of the College of Arts and Sciences
3) Achieve accomplished practice level of proficiency in all teacher
professional standards

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http://www.education.neu.edu/path.aspx?guid=025cc882-0649-4f6e-b5f7-80678ec31bdc
Combined BA/BS - MAT: Elementary Education

10 undergraduate courses (28 SH):	 
ED U111 	Education in the Community with EDU 945 Lab 1 (4 SH) 	
ED U504 	Learning and Accomplished Practice (4 SH) 	
ED U552 	Inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences (4 SH) 	
ED U553 	Inquiry in Mathematics and Science with EDU 947 Lab 3 (4 SH) 	
ED U567 	Literacy Development and Instruction with EDU 946 Lab 2 (4 SH) 	
ED U570 	Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (4 SH) 	
ED U945 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 1 (0 SH) 	
ED U946 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 2 (0 SH) 	
ED U947 	Teaching Preparatory Lab 3 (0 SH) 	
ED U948 	Supervised Teaching Practicum (4 SH) 	
8 graduate courses (22 SH):	 
ED G300 	Seminar: Toward Accomplished Practice with EDG 301/EDG 302
(to accompany teaching practicum) (4 SH)
ED G301 	Seminar: Toward Accomplished Practice II (0 SH) 	
ED G302 	Seminar: Toward Accomplished Practice III (0 SH) 	
ED G303 	Education and Ethics (3 SH) 	
ED G306 	Research Design in Education (3 SH) 	
ED G310 	Teacher as Researcher (or Ed G306) (3 SH) 	
ED G335 	Race and Urban Education (3 SH) 	
ED G686 	Master's Thesis (6 SH) 	
ED Electives:	 
ED G304 	Education Policy (3 SH) 	
ED G305 	Instructional Technology (3 SH) 	
All required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) must be
passed prior to student teaching (ED U948).
Two additional graduate level education electives (6SH) must be taken
during the senior year.

Eligibility for a second licensure in Early Childhood Education may be
obtained by successfully completing ED G161, Curriculum for the Pre-K
Years, and 150 additional hours of practicum work.

Graduation requirements:
1) Complete the above program of study with a 3.00 G.P.A. in all
graduate courses taken
2) Complete a program of study leading to a bachelors degree in an
academic unit of the College of Arts and Sciences
3) Achieve accomplished practice level of proficiency in all teacher
professional standards

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http://www.education.neu.edu/under_teacher.html
The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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http://www.education.neu.edu/under_student.html
Student Teaching Guidelines



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SEARCH STRATEGY
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Northeastern University (browse the website)

Request for Answer Clarification by madison23-ga on 16 Aug 2006 08:03 PDT
I was hoping to find a list of specific classes that meet this:

"For Elementary Education, students major in Arts and Sciences
disciplines and have DOE content area requirements in the following:
Composition, Mathematics, American and world literature, U.S. and
world history, Economics, Geography, U.S. government, and Science with
a lab, which may be completed through the major and/or core courses."

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 16 Aug 2006 08:53 PDT
Hello again madison23-ga,

You cannot choose your DOE content area requirements until you've
chosen your major. Northeastern University offers a wonderful array of
possible majors. I suggest that you explore your options by following
the links below. First, review the Core Curriculum for the selection
of courses you have to choose from to meet the basic arts and sciences
requirements.

http://www.cas.neu.edu/undergrad/aboutcore.html
Core Curriculum

http://www.cas.neu.edu/undergrad/core.html
Categories of Arts and Science Core Curriculum


After you have reviewed the core curriculum requirements you can go on
to explore majors.

http://www.cas.neu.edu/undergrad/majors.html
Northeastern, Undergraduate Majors, College of Arts

After you have selected your major from the two dozen or so offered,
you will have to select your courses with an eye to the Department of
Education content area requirements. There are far too many options
available to be able to list them all. Which ones you take may also
depend on scheduling and other issues. I suggest that you review the
links for the majors you?re considering and then see how the content
area courses can be incorporated into you schedule.

Once you?ve been accepted by the school you will have the opportunity
to get help from the advising staff.

http://www.cas.neu.edu/undergrad/advising.html
Undergraduate Advising

The College of Arts & Sciences has a multi-tiered academic advising
system with some advisers located in a central location called the
College of Arts & Sciences Center for Experiential Education and
Academic Advising (CEA) and others located in the College's
departments and programs.

All College of Arts & Sciences students have
 -- a professional academic adviser located at the CEA/Dean's Office
 -- a faculty adviser in the student's major department or program
 -- a faculty experiential education adviser also in the student's
major department.

In addition, students who participate in the co-op program have a
co-op adviser, and students interested in going on a study abroad
program have access to a study abroad adviser in the CEA/Dean's
Office.

To find your ADVISER, click on the letter of your major:


Wishing you well for your academic and teaching career.

~ czh ~
madison23-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great information and quickly supplied supplemental information upon
request.  Very prompt and thorough.

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