Teaching is a profession that calls to us in many different ways throughout our lives. Whether you are drawn to teaching young children, elementary-aged children, (or are currently undecided), Bay Path College will prepare you to enter the field with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all children. No prior experience is necessary. If you have ever wanted to be a part of a progressive and diverse cohort of mature future educators, you will find your place at Bay Path.

Coursework:

  • Course work includes an introductory education course, courses in child development and special education, courses in the teaching of reading, ESL, curriculum, and classroom management.
  •  Education majors also engage in interdisciplinary arts and sciences courses.  The courses that you take are in the subjects you will teach (e.g. history, science, math, English).
  • Courses help to prepare you for the Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTELs), which you will need to pass in order to enter practicum.  (Preparatory support is provided.)

Practicum:

  • Student teaching/Practicum is a full-time commitment for one semester.
  • Students can request schools, teachers, and grade levels.
  • Students are supported through the practicum, including help with applying for a brief leave of absence from a current workplace, if needed, and help with applying for financial loans to pay for living expenses while you are completing your practicum.

Licensure:

  • If you meet all of Bay Path’s requirements, you will license as a teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, grades Preschool – 2.  To license in other states, pass the required state exams, and apply. All licensure programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.