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.
An Ideal Place to Learn to Teach
Endorsed for Licensure
Hours Each Student Spends in 1-12 Classrooms
2020 Education graduates employed or in graduate school within six months
Students Placed in 26 Local Schools to Complete Field Work
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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
At Assumption University, 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.
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
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
Student Teaching at Algonquin Regional High School
My professors encouraged me to challenge myself and apply my education to all aspects of life.
I am very thankful for the Spanish program and professors. They emphasized the importance of culture and immersing yourself in the language to internalize what you learned and use it in daily experiences. I can't wait to reflect this in my own classroom!
4th Grade Teacher, Worcester Public Schools
Assumption's education department thoroughly prepared me to become a teacher.
My experiences working in admissions, residential life, and academic support provided me with skills for my profession as well. I learned to be a better public speaker, problem solver, community builder, team player and more. I had such a positive experience at Assumption!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Teacher & Naturalist, Norman Bird Sanctuary
I have really been able to experience what it is like to run a classroom.
I spent the summer working with children in grades 2 – 8 teaching them about coastal creatures and ecosystems by conducting experiments, playing games, making crafts and exploring the coast.
Principal, Sherwood Middle School
My experience at Assumption was transformative.
A wonderful community with a dedicated and supportive faculty who go above and beyond for students. My professors believed in me and motivated me to do my best. The strong personal connections I made is what gave me the confidence I needed to persevere and dream big.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.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.
PREPARE TO PURSUE AN ADVANCED DEGREE
Dual Degree Programs
Apply as a high school senior to an undergraduate and graduate program with one application. If admitted, you will be enrolled in both programs - allowing you to seamlessly transition from your undergraduate studies into one of our graduate programs. We offer the following dual degree programs:
Not only will Assumption University prepare you for your teaching degree, but also for your pursuit of an advanced degree. Education graduates have attended Assumption University; Boston College; Boston University; Bridgewater State University; Providence College; Tufts University; UMASS - Amherst and University of Connecticut.
The Assumption University Mathematics Academy (AUMA)
The Assumption University Mathematics Academy (AUMA) 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.
AUMA is directed by Assumption faculty and facilitated by Assumption undergraduates.
AUMA is recruiting now for Summer 2022.