Combined Major: Psychology and Education
This combined major educates students in psychology and elementary education. The scope and sequence of psychology courses provide students with a foundation in human development, and the cognitive, biological and psychosocial bases of learning and behavior. Education courses integrate theory and practice, as well as teaching instructional strategies and methods. The Education Department has strong ties to the local urban community, providing opportunities for students to gain field experience in Boston schools. This program allows students to pursue initial licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6).
For this combined program, students are required to consult with two designated advisors — one in the School of Education and the other in the psychology department. Some of the important aspects of this combined program are listed below.
Admission into the education program requires:
- Completion of Introduction to Education (EDUC 1111), which includes a field placement (generally during your first year at Northeastern)
- Minimum 2.75 grade point average
- Admissions packet completed and submitted
- Are available at the information desk in The School of Education, 20 Belvidere, and on the School of Education website
- Require a written statement, transcript, and evaluation of the EDUC 1111 field experience
- Should be turned in at 20 Belvidere to the receptionist, who will schedule an interview for students with a member of the Education Admissions Committee
Psychology majors may pursue licensure in elementary education. Psychology is not an approved major for secondary education.
Students interested in learning more about this combined major are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the School of Education, or with Professor Nancy Snyder in the Psychology Department. (Please call the Psychology Department office at 617-373-3076 to schedule an appointment.)
Psychology Advisor: Nancy Snyder