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College of Education & Allied Studies

College of Education & Allied Studies

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Founded by Horace Mann in 1840 as the first permanently sited teacher education program in the country, Bridgewater has always been a central contributor to educator preparation. The College of Education & Allied Studies extends this tradition by offering undergraduate and graduate courses designed for students who aspire to be leaders in the education and human services fields. Our programs foster lifelong learning and prepare graduates to excel in a diverse and ever-changing world.


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College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS)

Today's modern classrooms, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, sports and leisure facilities, and counseling centers now use mobile devices effectively. Proficiency in the use of tablet and related technologies is imperative for anyone seeking a career in these settings. Therefore, all Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students in CEAS will be required to obtain the CEAS approved mobile device. Currently that device is the iPad Air, 32G.

As we standardaize on a common device and platform, we realize the following benefits:

  • Improved learning opportunities with personalized instruction and anytime, anywhere access
  • A standardized communication platform for all students, faculty and staff
  • Reduced costs for digital textbook options, apps and other digital materials
  • More active and collaborative based classrooms and learning environments


Education Preparation Program: DATA

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education collects, aggregates, and publishes data on all state-approved education preparation programs. Bridgewater State University participated as a pilot institution for the development of the department's Education Preparation Program Profiles posted on their website.

Access to all candidate and faculty demographic data, P-12 partnership information, and employment and retention data for our Education Preparation Programs, as well as information about our Educator Preparation Programs unit, is through Bridgewater State University’s home page on the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Website.

Access each of the reports for BSU’s candidate performance data via the following links:

Candidate Enrollment Data
Candidate Completion Data
Candidate Licensure Exam (MTEL) Data
Candidate Employment Data (post graduation)
Candidate Employment Data by Program (post graduation)


Undergraduate Programs


Postbaccalaureate Programs


Graduate Programs

A Message From the Dean

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Welcome to the College of Education and Allied Studies at Bridgewater State University. Bridgewater is among America's oldest teacher education institutions, the first to have a building devoted to the education of teachers. With this strong foundation, we continue today to lead in educator preparation as the largest producer of Massachusetts teachers. We hold the highest national ranking available (Title II first quartile) and are accredited by NCATE (the U.S. Department of Education-recognized teacher education accrediting agency). We offer several routes to licensure at the undergraduate and graduate level, emphasizing our commitment to being accessible to both traditional and non-traditional students.

While we are very proud of our teacher education programs, we also house other outstanding majors and programs, from athletic training to fitness club administration, and from mental health counseling to school guidance and higher education counseling. Our nationally recognized programs produce graduates who are in high demand because of the depth and breadth of their knowledge.

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.

Dr. Lisa Battaglino, Dean

lisa.battaglino@bridgew.edu

Tel: 508.531.2481

Fax: 508.531.1785

Mission

The College of Education and Allied Studies at Bridgewater State University is a vital contributor to the dynamic growth and success of our region. Our goal is to provide Southeastern Massachusetts with high quality academic programs leading to degrees and licensures and for professional development. Our mission is to foster powerful learning experiences and prepare competent, caring professionals to function effectively within a society influenced by diversity and accelerated change.


Accreditations

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education


Council for the Accreditation of Counseling Education and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


Interstate Certification Compact


Invitation for Third-Party Testimony

The College of Education & Allied Studies at Bridgewater State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), in April 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Education Preparation Provider (EPP) - (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Board of Examiners
CAEP (NCATE)
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: callforcomments@ncate.org

 

Field Education

The Field Placement Office in the College of Education and Allied Studies at BSU places over 500 students in quality clinical placements throughout the academic year. This process requires the development and maintenance of PK-12 partnerships with over 50 school districts and agencies within the university’s service region. A student teaching agreement details the parameters of these partnerships. Clinical handbooks, observation forms and rubrics guide the assessment of our field experiences.

The College of Education and Allied Studies has also developed a network of professional development schools in several cities and towns in the BSU service region: Brockton, Easton (SRVTHS), New Bedford and Taunton. Professional development school sites are chosen based upon their diverse student populations, innovative instructional practice and willingness to partner with the university in the preparation of outstanding 21st century educators.

Over the many years of developing outstanding professional educators, BSU has built a vast network of exemplary P-12 supervising practitioners. These educators work with our preservice candidates on a daily basis to help them build upon their strong theoretical foundation in refining and differentiating their instructional strategies to meet the learning needs of our diverse student populations.

BSU supervising practitioners are able to access the handbooks and forms they need to support and assess their practicum candidates on this site page.

Supervising Practitioner Handbook
The Growth of the Professional Educator
Pre-service Performance Assessment Form for Teachers
Pre-service Performance Assessment (PPA)
Pre-service Performance Assessment Guidelines for Teachers
PPA Rubric
Fall 13 Spring 14 Agreement on Student Teaching
Supervising Practitioner FAQs

Contact

College of Education &
Allied Studies

Hart Hall, Rooms 124-125

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA 02325

Tel: 508.531.1347

Fax: 508.531.1771

Deans

Dr. Lisa Battaglino

Dean

lisa.battaglino@bridgew.edu

 

Dr. Jo Hoffman

Associate Dean

jo.hoffman@bridgew.edu

 

Mrs. Mary Ann McKinnon

Associate Administrative Dean

mmckinnon@bridgew.edu

Admin. Staff

Ms. Beth Gracia

Administrative Assistant

e1gracia@bridgew.edu

Tel: 508.531.2061

Fax: 508.531.1771

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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