2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 4731-4735 Senior Practicum and Seminar in Middle School Education

The semester-long practica are designed to meet the standards for initial licensure as defined by the state of Massachusetts. At each licensure level students must work in classrooms under the direction of experienced teachers and are supervised by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty. As a complement to each practicum, students participate in a weekly seminar. Challenges and concerns growing out of daily teaching are examined and related to general educational methods, theories, and classroom practice. Students engage in perspective-taking and critical reflection to gain an insight into their own personal growth and professional development as aspiring teachers.




A grade of C or better in CEDUC 1352; C+ or better in CEDUC 2360, CEDUC 2402; and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0; all education and support courses completed excluding CEDUC 4189; passing scores on MA Educator Tests of Communication and Literacy Skills and appropriate Subject Matter Test.