Elementary Education

Mold the Minds of Tomorrow through Elementary Education

As an elementary school teacher, you will mold the minds that will shape society for years to come. If you’ve longed to impact the world through education, MWCC’s Elementary Education (LAEL) track will help you succeed.

You will learn about:

  • Child growth and psychology
  • Curriculum development
  • Education techniques and structure
  • Child care basics

Also, since the Elementary Ed program is included in the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, you will receive MassTransfer benefits and be able to transfer your credits to a 4-year institution to further your education.

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Transfer to a 4-Year College or University

By the end of your Elementary Ed program, you will be ready to advance your education to work with children in elementary school and up. Many teaching professions now require a bachelor’s degree or even a master’s degree to teach, so you will save thousands by starting your education at MWCC.

After you graduate, you will be ready to transfer seamlessly into a public 4-year college or university to further your education and earn a bachelor’s degree. Our program is based on MassTransfer benefits, so you will receive transfer advantages and enter as a junior at a 4-year institution.

This program satisfies the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Elementary Education Transfer Compact for transfer to a state college or university bachelor’s degree program.

 

Job Outlook for Elementary School Teachers

In the north central MA area, elementary school teachers make an average of $76,890* annually (after earning a bachelor’s degree). Plus, in the state of Massachusetts, there is a projected 11%* job growth in the elementary and early childhood education field, opening up 2,320* jobs in the north central MA area alone! Your experience and knowledge after earning a bachelor’s degree or a certificate will help you find a job fast.

Learn the Methods to Educate their Minds

You will take classes in:

  • Child Development
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Children’s Literature
  • Literacy in Education

*Source: CareerOneStop

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“Everyone was so supportive at the Mount, from my first day filling out an application and financial aid forms. And the professors were always there for me. I felt so at home.”

Maria Paulino, 1999, Early Childhood Education

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