Welcome to the College of Education and Allied Studies (COED) at Bridgewater State University. We are delighted that you are interested in our programs and hope that the website will provide the information you need. If this is the first time you have visited us, here are a few things I would like you to know.
Bridgewater State University is among America's oldest teacher education institutions, the first to have a building devoted to education of teachers. With this strong foundation, BSU continues today to lead in the preparation of educators as the largest producer of Massachusetts teachers, holding the highest national ranking available (Title II first quartile), accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education-recognized teacher education accrediting agency (NCATE) and offering several routes to licensure at the undergraduate and graduate level making us accessible to both traditional and non-traditional students. If you currently are a teacher, perhaps you would be interested in a program in Reading, Educational Leadership or Instructional Technology or one of our paths to professional stage licensure. Visit the sites for the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department, Secondary Education and Professional Programs or Special Education and Communication Disorders Department for more information.
While we are very proud of our teacher education programs, the College of Education and Allied Studies also houses other outstanding majors and programs. Have you considered a career in Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology or Recreation and Fitness Club Administration? We offer programs that are nationally recognized and whose graduates are in high demand because of the depth and breadth of their knowledge. The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies can provide you with more information about these and their other options for study. Counselor Education offers the opportunity to seek careers in mental health, school guidance and higher education counseling. The faculty work hard to meet the needs of a wide range of students, making graduate study in Counseling a real asset to our Southeastern Massachusetts community.
The faculty and staff of the College of Education and Allied Studies are committed to continuing the BSU tradition of quality education, collaboration with our neighbors and service to our community. We hope that you will be a part of that tradition.
Last Modified: August 21, 2012