Undergraduate

Education

Pursue a teaching degree at Assumption and excel in the classroom, inspire your future students and obtain teaching licensure. Master two disciplines - teaching and a specific content area - helping you to stand out as a highly respected professional in the field of education.

Education Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor, Accelerated Master's


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 1
Early Action II: December 15
Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


Department

Education

Program Contact

Jessica Audet de la Cruz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
508-767-7085 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 156
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Program Curriculum

Faculty


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Pre-Practicum: Field-Based Experiences

All teacher candidates complete multiple pre-practicum embedded within coursework.

Through early exposure to best practices, Assumption’s licensure candidates become better aware of the intricacies associated with teaching in urban and suburban school districts. Required pre-practicum not only span the ages/grades covered by the candidate’s license, but also occur in a variety of settings and include students with special needs and English Language Learners. Elementary and Secondary teacher candidates are granted opportunities to complete 75 hours of observation, practice teaching methods, and reflect upon sustained, authentic feedback from practitioners and methods professors.

Field experiences are designed to support students in seeing the connections between theory and practice, and prepare licensure candidates to work with students from diverse backgrounds as well as in high-need areas. Students work with the field-placement coordinator to determine appropriate pre-practicum and practicum experiences and to ensure successful matches to supervising practitioners in the field. 

Assumption currently partners with:

  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Wachusett Regional School District
  • Hudson Public Schools
  • Auburn Public Schools
  • Shrewsbury Public Schools
  • Grafton Public Schools
  • West Boylston Public Schools
  • Algonquin Regional High School
  • Westboro High School

Study Abroad

At Assumption College, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more. Each education major at Assumption completes a 360-hour practicum experience as a capstone.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Career Paths

Assumption education graduates are in high-demand from a number of schools throughout the region.

Advanced Math and Science Charter School

Auburn, MA Public Schools

Boston, MA Public Schools

Braintree, MA Public Schools

Chelsea, MA Public Schools

Enfield, CT Public Schools

Hartford, CT Public Schools

Hudson, MA Public Schools

Littleton, MA Public Schools

Marlborough Public Schools

Milford, MA Public Schools

Nashua, NH Public Schools

Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, NJ

St. Joseph's School, Fitchburg, MA

St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA

St. John the Evangelist School, White Plains, NY

St. Peter-Marian Jr.-Sr. High School, Worcester

Shrewsbury, MA Public Schools

Wachusett Regional School District Public Schools

Watertown, MA Public Schools

Wilmington, MA Public Schools

Worcester, MA Public Schools

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.

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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Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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Graduate Schools

Not only will Assumption College prepare you for your teaching degree, but also for your pursuit of an advanced degree. Education graduates have attended Assumption College; Boston College; Boston University; Bridgewater State University; Providence College; Tufts University; UMASS - Amherst and University of Connecticut.


The Assumption College Mathematics Academy (ACMA)

The Assumption College Mathematics Academy (ACMA) is a weeklong summer day camp for local first and second-year high school students to have fun with mathematics and learn in a hands-on environment.
ACMA is directed by Assumption faculty and facilitated by Assumption undergraduates.

ACMA is recruiting now for its debut in Summer 2020. 

The Assumption College Mathematics Academy (ACMA)


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