Welcome to the College of Education!
Framingham State University has been preparing exemplary educators since it opened on July 3, 1839, as the nation's first public institution of higher education dedicated to the training of teachers. From the outset, the school served as a model for educating outstanding teachers who were in demand for the common schools of Massachusetts and throughout the nation.
In order to achieve high standards of excellence members of the College of Education encourage the development of teachers who are knowledgeable, skillful, caring, inclusive, ethical and professional. The philosophy, goals and purposes of the College of Education are consonant with professional standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as required for approval of programs to prepare candidates for teacher licensure and for reciprocal licensure through the Interstate Certification Compact. They are designed to meet or align to national standards, including the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (now known as CAEP), standards of specialized professional associations, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and the National Education Association (NEA) Code of Ethics.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Education at Framingham State University! We take great pride in our history as the first public institution in the United States to prepare school educators and the excellent reputation our educator preparation programs have today. Our highly regarded and diverse faculty are exemplary educators, caring practitioners, and dedicated scholars and researchers. They will prepare and inspire you for this remarkable and rewarding profession that you have chosen.
We offer undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate education programs leading to Initial and Professional educator licensure in Massachusetts. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved for licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), our education program is ranked at the highest national level by the U.S. Department of Education (Title II first quartile).
Our College of Education has many resources to help prepare you. The Field Placement Office will help you set up your field studies and student teaching; the Jeanne M. Canelli Child Development Lab and Early Childhood Center provide a teaching laboratory for students interested in teaching young children; CASA offers general tutoring and MTEL prep; and Framingham State’s membership in international honor societies for education - Alpha Upsilon Alpha and Kappa Delta Pi – provides initiates with scholarship, career and networking opportunities. In addition to the honor societies we have an active Education Club.
We are an institution where individuals of differing cultures, perspectives, and experiences are welcomed, respected, valued, and supported. At a time when the cost of education has become prohibitive for many families, Framingham State University has proudly maintained both quality and affordability.
We look forward to welcoming you into our community of learners.Scott B. Greenberg, Ed.D