Education is as much about passion as scholarship. It’s about reaching and teaching all students in ways that are both meaningful and culturally relevant.

As an elementary or secondary education major at Emmanuel, you will first explore issues of access and equity in the history of education in America. Then, prepare yourself, through in-class instruction and site placements, for research-based practice in the design, delivery and management of curriculum and instruction in math, the sciences, English language arts and social studies. Using Boston as an extended classroom, Emmanuel students conduct field-based experiences in nearly three dozen area schools, allowing for first-hand observation and engagement with learners from all cultures and with diverse instructional needs.

Mission Statement
The Emmanuel College education program prepares teachers to be leaders in creating and sustaining-in their classrooms, schools and the wider community-a culture of collaborative inquiry that is centered on stu­dents, their learning and healthy develop­ment. Through the integration of field and classroom-based experiences, Emmanuel's pre-service teachers develop the content knowledge and pedagogical skills to cre­ate inclusive classroom communities that inspire and engage children, adolescents and young adults in their learning. Grounded in the mission and good works of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the education program prepares graduates who aspire "to create justice and peace for all."


  • Licensure Program

    The education program at Emmanuel College is a licensure program that prepares elementary and secondary teachers. The program complies with licensure requirements established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Grounded in the mission and good works of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College's founding order, Education Department faculty prepares graduates who aspire "to create justice and peace for all."

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