Teacher Education

A second major in Education is offered, with certification programs in three areas: Elementary Education (K-8), and Secondary Teacher Certification (Biology Education for grades 7-12, English Education for grades 5-12, and Social Science Education for grades 5-12).

The Franklin Pierce Difference

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The teacher education program at Franklin Pierce University provides students with an Education Advisor who helps them select appropriate courses to meet certification requirements.

Teachers play a critical role in the intellectual and social development of young people. The profession is projected to enjoy steady growth and offer numerous opportunities across grade levels and subjects.

Franklin Pierce University offers a second major in Education, with certification in three areas: Elementary Education (K-8), and Secondary Teacher Certification (Biology Education for grades 7-12, English Education for grades 5-12, and Social Science Education for grades 5-12).

The program features a close relationship with an Education Advisor who helps students select appropriate courses to meet certification requirements. The liberal arts core at Franklin Pierce helps Education majors gain skills in communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving and team-based projects. This provides an advantage in today's education field and helps graduates make significant contributions in their jobs and in the lives of the students they teach. .

Course Details

Education can only be chosen as a second major. In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must maintain an additional academic major in an area other than Education. These are listed in the Academic Catalog.

Education courses cover learning theory, educational practice, pedagogy, literacy, and special needs. Majoring in Education also requires students to apply separately for admittance to a certification program. Several courses involve field assignments in school settings where students build practice and confidence. Each of the Education programs at Franklin Pierce also requires a semester-long, full-time student teaching experience in the fall or spring semester of senior year.

As an elementary education student, I’ve done a lot of fieldwork and tutoring in local schools. Because I have spent so much time in the classroom, I am confident I will do well as a teacher.

Kristen Turbide, Class of 2008

Helpful Forms:

1. Extended Education Program EEP
    (this program allows students extended time to complete certification)

2. Secondary Education Program Forms:

a. Biology pathway
b. English pathway
c. Social Studies pathway

Want to know more?

Program Sheet ThumbnailDownload an Education Program Sheet to view on screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

Contact

Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
(800) 437-0048
admissions@franklinpierce.edu

 

FACULTY

Alana Mosley
Professor of Elementary Education
B.A., M. Ed., University of New Hampshire
Ed.D., Boston University
mosleyaj@franklinpierce.edu

Martha Ritter
Associate Professor Education
B.A., Tufts University; M.Ed., Ph.D, University of New Hampshire
Library 4
Voice Mail 1061

John Villemaire
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
B.S., University of Vermont
M.A., Keene State College
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
villemj@franklinpierce.edu