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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Starting Strong

As one of the first influences in a young child’s life after their parents, elementary and early childhood teachers can profoundly impact how children learn and mature, and leave a lasting impression that positions them for success later in life. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University prepares students to become exceptional educators of children from infancy to age 8, providing them with the skills and understanding needed to make a positive and enduring contribution in the lives of young children.

We pride ourselves on BSU’s history of training great educators, going back to the university’s origins as a teacher’s college. Our Bachelor of Science in Education programs in Early Childhood and Elementary Education are among the most popular majors at BSU. These programs include options to concentrate in teaching students with or without disabilities, as well as early education and care. We also offer an Elementary Education/Special Education dual licensure program, as well as postbaccalaureate programs in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and MEd programs in Elementary Education.

Department News

Department News

In the Classroom
Nichole Freeman uses a computer during the pandemic to teach.
Virtual Lessons
New programs help educators in shift to online teaching
Stephanie Flood reads to students over the computer.
Ongoing Lessons
Student-teaching thrives despite closing of schools
Dr. Marlene Correia with her little free library
Novel Method
Faculty member finds way to share books during pandemic