1-6 Grade for Teacher Licensure

Phase I

Th following courses must be completed prior to the practicum regardless of the major.

  • PSY230 - Developmental Psychology; 4 cr.
  • PSY233 - Educational Psychology (includes field experience); 4 cr.
  • ED205 - Whiteness, Racism, and Inequality in Schools and Society (includes field experience); 4 cr or ED220 - Foundations of Multicultural Education (includes field experience); 4 cr.
  • ED263 - Teaching English Language Learners (includes field experience); 4 cr. (jr. or fall sr. yr.).
  • ED300 - The Process of Teaching and Learning: Developing Literacy in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools (includes field experience); 4 cr (spring jr. yr.).
  • Ed325 - The Process of Teaching/Learning: Integration of Math/Science Curriculum and Instruction; 4 cr (fall senior year).
  • ED320 - Observing and Assisting in Inclusive Classrooms (with a focus on special education; includes field experience).

A total of 36 credits in arts and sciences must be taken.* These credits must encompass some study in all topics listed below and include one mandatory 4 credit science/tech course with lab and 2 or 3 courses in the field of mathematics. NOTE: Some courses you take may count for more than one topic, see Ms. Sarah Frenette for more information.

  • American Literature and Composition
  • Children's Literature
  • US History and US Government from Colonial Time to Present
  • World History, including European History from Ancient Times to Present
  • Science/Tech
  • Mathematics (3 courses)

*This coursework could be part of the requirements for a major or included in distribution requirements.

All coursework in the subject/level you want to teach must also be completed before the practicum. A Field of Knowledge Self Assessment Form will be started during your initial meeting with Ms. Sarah Frenette, Five-College Teacher Licensure Coordinator so that you can plan your coursework accordingly..


  • Each field experience requires a minimum of 3-4 hours per week.
  • Please fill out a TB Test Form before you attend your first pre-practicum.
  • Forms are available in the main office, Room 303.

Students pursuing a Psychology and Education Major (Option I) must also take a 100 level psychology course, Psych 201 (Statistics), Psych 200 (Research Methods), Psych 300-level lab, and courses in at least three of the five areas of the psychology curriculum; at least one course must be from areas D or E. The five areas of the psychology curriculum are: A) social psychology; B) personality and abnormal psychology; C) developmental and educational psychology; D) perception, cognition, and language; and E) biological bases of behavior.

Phase II

 Practicum Application. – Application materials are due January 7th of your junior year. If you will be abroad, please plan ahead for this.

Phase III

 The following courses are taken during the spring semester of your senior year:

  • ED322 - Practium Seminar on Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; 4 cr. (spring sr. yr.)
  • ED323 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood & Elementary Settings; 10 cr (spring sr. yr.).