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.
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."
Saint Spotlight: Alex Schroll '16
Elementary education majors Alex Schroll '16 did her pre-practicum at Rafael Hernandez, a bilingual school in Roxbury, which perfectly suited her affinity for languages. She couldn't wait to be "in the thick of it," and said that with every curriculum class she took at Emmanuel she gained more insight into the challenges of teaching.Read more
Saint Spotlight: Brianna Wiseman '15
Mathematics and secondary ed major Brianna Wiseman '15 began her first year at Emmanuel with her mind set on becoming a teacher. So how, five years later, did her path lead to Fidelity Investments and her current position as a Deployment Analyst? "Attending a liberal arts school, I was exposed to so many new ideas outside of my major that I wanted to explore further," she said.Read more about Brianna
Saint Spotlight: Alexis Ezell '17
Elementary education major Alexis Ezell's goal is to someday teach second or third grade, and she has had the opportunity to gain hands-on field experience within Emmanuel's wide network of student-teaching partners including OLPH Mission Grammar School and the Maurice J. Tobin School.Read more about Alexis
Saint Spotlight: KeYana Reid '17
KeYana will graduate from Emmanuel College in 2017 with a degree in education.KeYana
Sofronas and Students Published in Academic Journal
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Kimberly Sofronas, along with Brianna Wiseman '15 and Sam Escolas '15, co-authored an article recently published in the International Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics Education entitled: "A study of calculus instructors' perceptions of approximation as a unifying thread of the first-year calculus."Read more
Lezama '07 Moderates EC Education Symposium
On October 14th, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Lisa Schneier along with the Education Department sponsored the "Emmanuel College Education Department Fall Symposium: Urban Education Leadership. Navigating Student Success Through Building Bridges and Creating a Culture of Academic Excellence." Dr. Keith Lezama '07 moderated a panel discussion featuring Dr. Patricia Rissmeyer.
Education Students in the Community
Assistant Professor of Education Karen Hokanson, SND and adjunct professor Denise Bauman's EDUC 1111: Great American Experiment classes are doing service-learning this fall semester at Mission Grammar School and thr Sr. Mary Hart After School Reading Program. More than 85 students spend one afternoon a week assisting children in reading and homework.
Educator Sonia Nieto Speaks at Spring Symposium
In April, the Education Department hosted their spring symposium honoring the late Karen Gelzinis '73 and featuring a talk by author and educator Dr. Sonia Nieto, whose research focuses on multicultural education, teacher education and the education of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Two education students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates for Distinction and their projects include: Katherine Campbell, "Creating a classroom culture with the habits of mind," and Catherine Davis, "Teaching for Social Justice: Celebrating diversity at Sokolowski School in Chelsea and Compass School in Boston."See the Full List
Small classes, big advantages
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."Meet Our Faculty
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Class of 2015: Where We Work
|1:1 Paraprofessional||Andover Elementary School||Elementary Education|
|10th Grade Teacher||Matignon High School||Secondary Education|
|3rd Grade Teacher||East Falmouth Elementary||Elementary Education|
|4th Grade Teacher||Eliot School||Elementary Education|
|5th Grade Paraprofessional||Barrington Middle School||Elementary Education|
|5th Grade SPED Inclusion Teacher||Springfield Public Schools||Elementary Education|
|6th Grade Teacher||Nashoba Regional School District||Secondary Education|
|ELA Teacher||Monomoy Middle School||Elementary Education|
|English Teacher||Diman Vocational Technical High School||Secondary Education|
|Grade 2-3 PDD Teacher||Revere Public Schools||Elementary Education|
|Mathematics Teacher||Sharon Public Schools||Elementary Education|
|Science Specialist||Mission Grammer School||Elementary Education|
|Special Education Teacher||Austin School||Elementary Education|
|Special Education Teacher||Boston Public Schools||Elementary Education|
|Special Education Teacher||Haverhill Public Schools||Secondary Education|
|Teacher||Quincy Catholic Academy||Elementary Education|
|Teacher||Cheshire Academy||Secondary Education|
|Teacher||Matignon High School||Secondary Education|
|Teachers Assistant||Bright Horizons Day Care||Elementary Education|
|Toddler Teacher||Bright Horizons Day Care||Elementary Education|
|Verbal Behavior Paraprofessional||Granger Elementary||Elementary Education|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.Ed., Reading Education||Boston University||Elementary Education|
|M.Ed., Math Education||Lesley University||Elementary Education|
|M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum||Boston College||Secondary Education|
|M.Ed.||University of Massachusetts Boston||Secondary Education|
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