BA/BS in Education (co-major)
The undergraduate major in Education is a co-major, meaning students must pursue it in conjunction with another major. The program is flexible and allows students to work with a faculty advisor to design a tailored program that meets their interests and goals.
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Program Requirements and Policies
- A minimum of 10 courses of 30 credits or more are required for the BA in Education.
- Up to three of the ten courses (a maximum of nine credits) may come from other departments. Three courses may count for the primary major as well, if that major also approves.
- The student and advisor complete the major advising worksheet along with a one page description of the program of study the student hopes to pursue. Students who declare a major in Education must submit their plan to the Undergraduate Committee by the following semester's add/drop deadline.
The core requirements are designed to focus on scholarship, research, and practice in the field of education. To gain a broad understanding in the field of education, students will take at least one course in each of these fields. The following courses are pre-approved as meeting the core requirements; students may also submit additional courses for consideration by the Undergraduate Committee.
Cognitive and Social Development
- ED 15: Social-Emotional Development & Ethical Civic Learning in Schools
- ED 130: Human Development and Learning
- CSHD 51: Intellectual Development of the Young Child
- CSHD 82: Social Policy for Children and Families
- CSHD 151: Advanced Intellectual Development of the Young Child
- CSHD 152: Development of Thought and Language
- CSHD 153: Culture and Learning: Issues for Education
School as Institutions
- ED 160: Post-colonial Theories
- ED 161: Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
- ED 162: Critical Histories of U.S. Education
- ED 164: Education for Peace and Justice
- ED 167: Critical Race Theories
- ED 168: Pedagogies
Teaching and Learning
- ED 10: Teaching and Learning in K-12 History and Social Studies
- ED 11: Observing Theory in Action
- ED 91: Language Arts in Action
- ED 110: History and Political Science/Political Philosophy Curricula
- ED 111: Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in the Science Curriculum
- ED 112: Mathematics Learning Environments
- ED 113: Language Arts Curricula in the Middle and Secondary School
- ED 114: Linguistic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
- ED 116, 117: Interdisciplinary Elementary Curriculum
- ED 119: Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in Engineering
- ED 198: Step-Up Boston
All students complete a Capstone experience designed in consultation with their advisors. This could involve teaching as a guest or intern in K-12 schools, or as an undergraduate teaching assistant at Tufts; an internship at a museum; developing educational materials; or research on learning and teaching, independently or as part of a faculty member's project.