Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Elementary Education


The skills to thrive

Teaching today’s diverse learners requires a broad knowledge base, complex problem solving, and critical reflection. A degree in Elementary Education from Boston College provides you with the total package of tools, skills, and resources to thrive as an educator.

Our program features applied learning in many settings—public, private, parochial, and independent—and include bilingual, alternative, and special needs classrooms. Our practica and methods courses are closely linked so you’re always expanding your knowledge and practice.

A rich community

You’ll interact with a variety of people, on campus and beyond, including expert faculty, experienced practitioners, graduate students, researchers, and students from a variety of contexts. Learn more about our community.

Coursework with breadth and depth

Our Elementary Education program features coursework in child development, learning theories, and instructional strategies. You’ll leave prepared to teach children in grades one–six, with and without mild disabilities.

Courses focus on:

Instructional strategies and models

Curriculum and school organizational practices

Educational technology

Assessment procedures and instruments

As an Elementary Education student, you’ll complete Boston College’s Core requirements, providing you with a strong liberal arts foundation for whatever your future holds. And you’ll strengthen your expertise with a major or interdisciplinary major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.

The Lynch School has a long history of national accreditation, which includes NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council), and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). Most recently, the Lynch School was granted full and complete accreditation through CAEP, valid from Fall 2018 through Spring 2024. Boston College is currently the only CAEP accredited education preparation organization in Massachusetts.

Elementary Education

98%

Placement Rate

2016 Career Center Data

140

Elementary Education Majors

BC Fact Book, 2016

150

Practicum Placements

2016-2017 academic year

Where do our graduates work?

Bronx Charter School for Better Learning

Classroom Teacher

Success Academy Charter Schools

Associate Teacher

International School of Brussels

Kindergarten Intern

Sacred Heart Parish School

First Grade Teacher

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Corps Member

Shining Hope for Communities

Development Assistant

Park Ridge Public School District

Third Grade Teacher

Prodeo Academy

First Grade Teacher

Hopewell Valley Regional School District

Integrated Preschool Teacher

Framingham Public Schools

Fourth Grade Teacher

 

Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the TESpECI Department.

Program Faculty & Expertise

The Lynch School has a long history of collaborative partnerships with Boston, Newton, and Brookline Public Schools, as well as with Catholic, private and charter schools in the greater Boston area. 

 

Learn more about student teaching