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Assumption’s fifth year Master’s option in Special Education

Assumption College Undergraduate

The United States Department of Education’s 2015-2016 Teacher Shortage Report identified Special Education teachers as an area of high need across the U.S. and in Massachusetts as well, particularly in low-income areas. The Assumption education program provides students with a five-year program option where they earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in […]

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July 14th, 2015

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What is project-based learning?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Pedagogy is defined as the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. Assumption education students are no strangers to this term, and the various teaching methods and practices it embodies. One segment of pedagogy is in the realm of project-based learning (or PBL), “which asserts that students learn best […]

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July 10th, 2015

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Summer Professional Development – for Education Students

Assumption College Undergraduate

This is the third of a four-part series identifying ways students across different majors can hone their skills, gain experience and stimulate their minds over the summer months. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, find a full-time job or simply explore a passion, there are so many ways to develop yourself professionally even though class is […]

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June 18th, 2015

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National Science Foundation selects Worcester as “incubator” city

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption education majors already enjoy the benefits of pursuing a teaching career in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a vibrant public school district that includes 44 schools and some 23,000 students. The second-largest city in New England also hosts a number of private schools, providing a number of opportunities for education majors to fulfill student-teaching requirements. For […]

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June 3rd, 2015

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New research shows class size affects student outcomes

Assumption College Undergraduate

Class size. It’s a topic many parents worry about when sending their children through school, and it’s one factor future college students look into when they’re choosing a school. Justifiably so. Many Assumption students thrive in smaller, more intimate classes, where they can cultivate strong relationships with their professors and are comfortable with asking questions […]

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May 28th, 2015

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Science, technology, engineering, math…and art?

Assumption College Undergraduate

A recent post on Assumption’s Light the Way blog mentioned the growing need for professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Concurrently, individuals with creative and design skills are in high demand in the technology and engineering fields are pushing for individuals with creative and design skills more and more. The headlines alone tell the story: Microsoft […]

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May 19th, 2015

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Teaching Media Literacy

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption education students take courses like EDU 325 Literacy Development and Instruction, which includes a practicum in the field, where students study literacy from a development perspective and work through every stage. This may also include ideas, theory and practices on teaching research methods that promote finding the most reliable information and the best ways […]

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April 30th, 2015

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The school readiness debate – what future teachers should know

Assumption College Undergraduate

For those with aspirations to educate the next generation of our nation’s leaders, especially in elementary education, they will soon encounter the concept of school readiness — a measure of whether a given child possesses the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive skills needed to thrive in school. How can teachers help those falling behind? Education majors […]

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April 9th, 2015

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Educating more effective math teachers for the future

Assumption College Undergraduate

How much subject-specific instruction should a math teacher bring to the classroom? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that elementary school teachers take college classes in five areas: numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics. In 2012, 10 percent of elementary teachers met the standard of having coursework in all five […]

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April 1st, 2015

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Oh, my we sure like 3.141592653…

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Whether you are a student teacher or a veteran teacher, everyone loves Pi — or more specifically Pi Day, the annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is a great opportunity to introduce students to new math concepts and help them understand the subject can be fun and important to their lives. […]

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March 13th, 2015

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