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2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology / Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Program

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Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Psychology

(120 credit hours) Requirements subject to change.

Students selecting this major seek licensure as an early childhood teacher for students with and without disabilities (PreK-2).  Springfield College remains in the forefront of psychology education by providing the community with broadly trained, practically experienced professionals who are prepared to enter the workplace. As undergraduates, psychology students explore child psychology, motivation and learning, abnormal psychology, educational psychology, and interviewing and counseling. The goals of Springfield College’s undergraduate psychology program are to introduce students to the primary areas of importance in psychology and to prepare them for ever-growing career opportunities.

Career opportunities for psychology majors can be as varied as health and wellness programs, stress management programs, employee relations, childcare assistance, or mental health services in hospitals, residential treatment centers, nursing homes, and mental health agencies.

For additional information about the undergraduate psychology major, contact Dr. Marjie Marcotte, director of undergraduate psychology programs, at (413) 748-3075, or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257. For more information about the early childhood teacher licensure program, contact Dr. Linda Delano, director of teacher preparation programs, at (413) 748-3155.

Download a Psychology / Early Childhood Teacher Licensure  Program Checksheet


I. General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)

The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.  For specific requirements, see the General Education Program section or the Program Checksheet for this major.

II. Major Requirements

Related Requirements

Psychology majors must select courses from the categories below to complete additional psychology requirements.

1. Natural science psychology category

2. Social psychology category

3. Applied psychology category

Select two courses from the following:

4. Additional required courses

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)

Specialization: Early Childhood Teacher Licensure

Required courses:

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