Department

Education

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

Jessica Audet de la Cruz, Chair, Education Department

508-767-7085


Location

Kennedy Hall - Room 156

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

508-767-7552
Aug 3 Tue

Hound Academy: Completing the Common Application

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Aug. 3, 2021
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Aug 10 Tue

Hound Academy: Making Your Application Standout

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Hound Academy: Financial Aid 101

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Events

Aug 3 Tue

Hound Academy: Completing the Common Application

Join Assumption Admissions for an informative virtual discussion on completing the Common Application which can be used to apply to many different schools. Admission professionals will discuss dos and don'ts as well as tips to successfully complete your application.

Aug. 3, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual
Register
Aug 10 Tue

Hound Academy: Making Your Application Standout

Assumption Admissions invites you to this virtual session where you will discuss how to not only successfully complete your application, but how to use tools to differentiate your application from others - especially when applying to specific programs.

Aug. 10, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual
Register
Aug 17 Tue

Hound Academy: Financial Aid 101

Join Assumption Admissions for this virtual presentation as you learn about financial aid. Discuss financial aid at Assumption University, how to apply for financial aid as well as the many different types of financial aid.

Aug. 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual
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About the Department