Undergraduate

BA in Education/MA in Special Education Dual Degree Program

Undergraduate students majoring in Elementary or Second Education can take advantage of our fifth year special education master’s program where you can start taking graduate-level courses your senior year.

BA in Education/MA in Special Education Dual Degree Program

Program Tracks Available

Dual Degree


Admission Deadline

Apply during your junior year at Assumption


Degrees Offered

M.A., B.A.


Department

Education

Program Contact

Nanho Vander Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Special Education, Director of Special Education
508-767-7380 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 157
Katherine Ventola

Education 2020
Camp Coordinator, James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn

This experience will make me more prepared for my future career as a preschool teacher.

I’ve learned so much from this job including that all children are unique in their own ways. I am in charge of roughly 15 to 20 eight-year-olds every day and run various activities for them focused around science, English, and art.
Carly Sakellarios

Education 2018
Paraprofessional/Co-Teacher at a Charter School in Lawrence, MA

Assumption College’s liberal arts curriculum prepared me to better answer my students' questions.

I got extra experience in observing and assisting an elementary school teacher through the AC club, Book Buddies. Any time in a classroom as an education major is exciting. I was able to volunteer my time to help out and learn more about teaching the little ones!
Allie Fleming

Education 2018
6th Grade Teacher, Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA

Assumption will teach you more than how to pass an MTEL or GRE.

Assumption College's liberal arts education has given me background in so many different subjects. I was able to major in education and English while also getting minors in STEM and a Master's in Special Education.
Sarah Olson

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Lincoln Street School

My classes and professors at Assumption gave me vast knowledge and incredible opportunities.

I was able apply what I learned in the classroom and my practicum experiences to my role as a teacher in Worcester Public schools.
Kathleen Knox

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Forest Grove Middle School

I couldn't have accomplished of my growth and progress without the help of the education department.

Student teaching taught me that you can never truly know what the classroom experience is like until you take over a class for yourself. Real classroom experience is the only thing that can show you what teaching is actually like on a day to day basis.
Erin Killeen

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Lincoln Street School

I had over 75 hours of field experience before it came time for me to student teach.

My education professors at Assumption taught me so many amazing strategies and methods for teaching elementary school students. I loved learning new concepts and skills that I could apply in the classroom.
Kelsey Adkins

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Dawson Elementary School

I credit my success to the professors in the Education Department at Assumption.

My professors provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed to be a successful student and educator. It was their encouraging words and the relationships that I developed with each of them that ultimately helped me to thrive.
Mary Katherine Petterson

Education 2016
Teacher, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy / Pursued a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College Lynch School

Assumption prepared me better than I could have ever imagined.

From rigorous training in planning for all academic subjects as well as ample field experience, I felt extremely prepared to enter the professional world. Professors challenge you while also serving as mentors. They guided me to where I am today.

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Katherine Ventola

Education 2020
Camp Coordinator, James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn

This experience will make me more prepared for my future career as a preschool teacher.

I’ve learned so much from this job including that all children are unique in their own ways. I am in charge of roughly 15 to 20 eight-year-olds every day and run various activities for them focused around science, English, and art.
Carly Sakellarios

Education 2018
Paraprofessional/Co-Teacher at a Charter School in Lawrence, MA

Assumption College’s liberal arts curriculum prepared me to better answer my students' questions.

I got extra experience in observing and assisting an elementary school teacher through the AC club, Book Buddies. Any time in a classroom as an education major is exciting. I was able to volunteer my time to help out and learn more about teaching the little ones!
Allie Fleming

Education 2018
6th Grade Teacher, Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA

Assumption will teach you more than how to pass an MTEL or GRE.

Assumption College's liberal arts education has given me background in so many different subjects. I was able to major in education and English while also getting minors in STEM and a Master's in Special Education.
Sarah Olson

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Lincoln Street School

My classes and professors at Assumption gave me vast knowledge and incredible opportunities.

I was able apply what I learned in the classroom and my practicum experiences to my role as a teacher in Worcester Public schools.
Kathleen Knox

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Forest Grove Middle School

I couldn't have accomplished of my growth and progress without the help of the education department.

Student teaching taught me that you can never truly know what the classroom experience is like until you take over a class for yourself. Real classroom experience is the only thing that can show you what teaching is actually like on a day to day basis.
Erin Killeen

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Lincoln Street School

I had over 75 hours of field experience before it came time for me to student teach.

My education professors at Assumption taught me so many amazing strategies and methods for teaching elementary school students. I loved learning new concepts and skills that I could apply in the classroom.
Kelsey Adkins

Education 2017
Student Teacher, Dawson Elementary School

I credit my success to the professors in the Education Department at Assumption.

My professors provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed to be a successful student and educator. It was their encouraging words and the relationships that I developed with each of them that ultimately helped me to thrive.
Mary Katherine Petterson

Education 2016
Teacher, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy / Pursued a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College Lynch School

Assumption prepared me better than I could have ever imagined.

From rigorous training in planning for all academic subjects as well as ample field experience, I felt extremely prepared to enter the professional world. Professors challenge you while also serving as mentors. They guided me to where I am today.
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