At Franklin Pierce, you can focus on Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education. Starting your sophomore year, a variety of clinical placements get you into the classroom early to earn hands on experience. This prepares you to manage your own classroom prior to an entire semester (or more) of student teaching during your senior year.
As an Elementary Education major, you will choose
an area of concentration in either K-6, K-8, or Educational Studies.
As a Secondary Education major, you will choose a
certification program in English, Life Sciences, or Social Studies to pursue as a second major.
As a General Special Education major, you will double major in both General Special Education and Elementary Education.
This club focuses on providing you with tools and experiences that will enhance the skillset needed for all levels of education. It also offers a variety of community service and test preparation opportunities.
If you meet the requirements for induction, you have the opportunity to join this national education honors society. Membership affords you many benefits, including job networking, scholarship money, workshop support, and a gold cord to wear at graduation to stand out from the crowd.
Alumni Success Stories
"Because I was already teaching, I could take what I learned from the classroom and apply it immediately to what I was doing."Elizabeth Litchenberg G '15
Elementary Teacher, Alton Central School
"The coursework at Franklin Pierce gave me a basic understanding of working in education, but it was the hands-on student teaching experience that helped me master technical skills needed to manage a classroom and teach. The professors, small classes, and close-knit community all prepared me to reach my potential in life, and my career."Ashley Pietrowski '15
Applied Academics Resource Teacher, West Springfield Middle School