Elementary Education (1-6)
Strong partnerships with area elementary schools
Partnerships with area elementary schools provide early, real-world learning opportunities that distinguish Springfield College elementary education graduates from the rest. Preparation for becoming elementary teachers begins in year one. Each week, students work with elementary children from partner elementary schools. Working in pairs, they prepare and lead lessons in science to a group of 12 children. Field based experiences with elementary children continue through year four, at which time they begin student teaching.
Practice teaching in partner elementary schools with some of the area’s best teachers allows students to see first-hand the ways in which what they learn through their coursework translates into teaching in elementary classrooms.
Working with teachers from partner schools, Springfield College students learn the skills to use the “responsive classroom” approach, “teaching across the curriculum,” “inclusive programming,” and “universal design for learning.” Teachers at Springfield College partner elementary schools are recognized at the local, state, and national levels for their leadership and teaching excellence.
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