Clark does not offer an undergraduate major in education; rather, courses offered through the Education Department and the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education build on and extend undergraduate work in the liberal arts. Programs accommodate students preparing to assume professional roles in education and those interested in learning about education for its own sake.
Clark undergraduates interested in a teaching career are encouraged to apply for the 5th year free accelerated B.A./M.A.T. program, successful completion of which will qualify them to apply for Massachusetts Teacher Licensure. Undergraduates interested in a teaching career who do not qualify for the accelerated program are also eligible to apply directly to the M.A.T. Program.
A minor in Education is not required in order to apply for the accelerated Master's in Teaching program. Any six Education courses can constitute a minor in Education. Please contact the Departmental Program Coordinator (email@example.com) for more information.
Human Services and School Psychology Sequences
Clark also offers two course sequences for students interested in a career in human services or school psychology.
Human Services Sequence
This four-course sequence is designed for students interested in pursuing a career and/or graduate student in Education and the helping professions. Students will have course work and field experiences dealing with diverse groups including children, families and the aged in settings which include schools, the court system, mental health agencies and institutions. Students will acquire skills through a balance of study and applied field work. Work in the Worcester area will serve to integrate material from the sequence.
Fulfilling the requirements of these four courses constitutes completion of this sequence.
School Psychology Sequence
This four-unit sequence provides intensive first-level training for students in the junior and senior years considering advanced graduate work in school psychology and related professional fields. Students are required to complete a two-semester placement for 10 hours a week under the supervision of a school counselor, social worker or psychologist.
Fulfilling the requirements of these three courses constitutes completion of this sequence.