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Education

The Education Department at Holy Cross invites students from a broad array of disciplines to study the psychological, historical, political and social dimensions of contemporary education. Within an education minor students can dive deep into examining the processes of teaching and learning or focus on critically analyzing the cultural and programmatic aspects of schooling. Mentored by faculty who utilize their renowned scholarship to impact the local community, students complement their coursework with related field-based experiences as early as their first year.

In addition to the education minor, the Education Department offers a Teacher Education Program, which leads to an Initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the secondary or middle school level. Students in this program are prepared to become highly effective, reflective, justice-seeking educators, whether actively teaching in a classroom, affecting policy or leading an education-related nonprofit. Consistent with the mission of the College and the Jesuit principles that guide us, both the Education Minor and the Teacher Education Program are explicitly oriented to social justice. The programs seek to direct students toward activism and vocational pursuits that create and expand opportunity, especially for historically underserved and marginalized populations.

Program Highlights

The education minor is a six-course program open to students of all majors. The minor allows students to study the field of education as a liberal arts discipline and is separate from the Teacher Education Program.

Education News

Holy Cross Produces Thirteen Fulbright Scholars

May 3, 2017

Twelve members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …