Students who seek a teaching degree at Assumption are provided the skills they will need to develop to excel in the classroom, and to inspire their students.

Contact Information

Cathleen Stutz, Ph.D., Chair, Education Department



Kennedy Hall - Room 167

At Assumption University, we believe that teaching is more than just a job – it’s a way of life that requires commitment, devotion, and a specialized set of skills. When you study education at Assumption, you’ll not only acquire a deep understanding of the material you’ll be teaching, but you’ll also learn how to teach it effectively at the elementary, middle, or high school level. Grounded in the liberal arts, our state-approved program produces confident, professional teachers who, in keeping with the mission of Assumption, apply their knowledge in service to others.

Great teachers are always in demand. Teaching is a rewarding career and the Assumption faculty is dedicated to helping you chart your path to becoming an educator. When you major in education at Assumption, you will develop deep content knowledge and diverse pedagogical skills, as well gain valuable hands-on experience in the classroom. Graduates from our program earn a double major and a Massachusetts Initial Teaching License. Your coursework, fieldwork, and student teaching are designed to prepare you for success in your own classroom.

Education majors master two disciplines, teaching and their content area, helping them to stand out as a highly respected professional in the field of education, as well as an outstanding teacher in the classroom.

Benefits and Features of a Teaching Degree in Education

  • Benefit from dual-advising, with one advisor from the education faculty and another from your chosen area of study.
  • Gain 400 hours of practical experience in the classroom, starting in your first year that will culminate in full-time student teaching.
  • Study and live in an ideal location within easy reach of Worcester’s many public, private, urban and suburban schools.
  • Learn from faculty with extensive classroom and school leadership experience and strong networks among active teachers.
  • 85% of Assumption’s 2016 education majors were employed, pursuing additional education or participating in post-graduate service opportunities within six months of graduation.
  • Earn your BA and your Master of Arts in Special Education in just five years.

Department Mission Statement

The Department of Education at Assumption University prepares its students to teach effectively in a safe classroom environment. The department also strives to educate its students to exemplify good character and integrity in their professional lives.

Department of Education Faculty

Department of Education Staff

Karen Weilbrenner

Licensure Program Coordinator

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