The teacher preparation programs at Anna Maria College aim to develop the student as a deeply committed, knowledgeable, and reflective practitioner. The programs are built on the idea that K–12 students are unique individuals, who are joined together as different members of a learning community. As learning community members, there is a responsibility to respect, support, and learn from each other. Both the individual and social dimensions of learning are stressed.
Our goal is to cultivate educators who are supportive colleagues, maintain a high level of competence and integrity in their teaching practices, use feedback to improve their performance, embrace the diversity of their students, and ultimately serve as positive adult role models in their school community. Through coursework and real and relevant application, students will prepare for Initial Teacher Licensure as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Graduates will demonstrate:
Effective methods of assessment and evaluation
Effective curriculum/program development and implementation
An inclusive and respectful approach to diversity and reflect on ways to support the development of diverse learners through curricular and instructional decisions.
The following programs prepare students for Initial Teacher Licensure and are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):
Teacher of Music (All)
Elementary Education (1-6)
Early Childhood and Care: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (PreK-2)