Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Science and Technology - Undergraduate Programs


Programs

Bioengineering
Bioengineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Biology & Biotechnology
Biology & Biotechnology Major (Bachelor of Science)
Biology and Biotechnology Major/Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Biology Minor

Computer Science
Computer Science Major (Bachelor of Science)
Computer Science Minor

Engineering
Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Environmental Science
Environmental Science Major (Bachelor of Science)
Environmental Science Major/ Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Environmental Science Minor

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Science)
Applied Mathematics Major / Actuarial Science Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Applied Mathematics Minor
Mathematics Major / Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
 

Bioengineering

The bioengineering major prepares students to solve challenging problems in the medical and life sciences across a broad spectrum of engineering sub-disciplines. The degree prepares students for graduate programs in engineering or the health professions (e.g. medical school, dental school, veterinary school). All bioengineering students complete foundational courses in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced mathematics. This basic knowledge is applied in upper-division engineering courses that stress team-based engineering design and analysis. Students in the program benefit from an interdisciplinary and well-rounded liberal arts education, enabling them to connect their work to disciplines outside of engineering. Students may also choose a concentration in cell and tissue engineering/molecular biology. The bioengineering program culminates with a design project in the senior year that builds upon ongoing faculty research, a project from the student’s internship site, or other industrial needs.

Bioengineering graduates are prepared for jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, human diagnostics, bioinformatics, technology, health care, and manufacturing industries. Bioengineers who choose a minor in business administration may focus on business aspects of life science companies, startup companies, or other industries where a technical background is needed, such as consulting or management of intellectual property.

Examples of internships include:

  • AAV Gene Therapeutics
  • Adeptrix
  • Belmont Medical Technologies
  • Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center
  • Genomics Expression
  • Thrive Bioscience   
  • Veritas Genetics
  • Seacoast Orthopedics
  • Ipswich Ale Brewery
  • CVS Pharmacy
  


Bioengineering Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 135-138


Freshman - Credits: 37


  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 35-36


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33-35


  • Bioengineering Electives  (Cr: 6-8)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr:3) 
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Program Educational Objectives


After graduation, bioengineering graduates should demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Lifelong Learning - to pursue professional and personal development by obtaining professional licensure, certifications, post-graduate study or other means as appropriate to meet and adapt to emerging and evolving societal challenges.
  • Innovation - to have a successful career as an engineer or other professional and welcome cross-discipline innovation, entrepreneurship and a willingness to take intellectual risks.
  • Professional, Inclusive and Broad Minded - to contribute to the field of engineering or a related field as a professional by mentoring and other forms of service, celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual and applying the principles of liberal arts and engineering to support community.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the bioengineering program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
 

Biology and Biotechnology

The biology and biotechnology program at Endicott offers students a progressive education comprised of cutting-edge technical training within a comprehensive curriculum framework. Bio/biotech lecture and laboratory courses combine modern biology and chemistry with an emphasis on high technology. The curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and the methodological skills needed for success in this important and broad field. 

Biotechnology is considered by many to be the third technological revolution. Like the industrial revolution and the revolution in information technology, biotechnology is expected to change the world. Discoveries and applications in the field contribute to health and medicine, food and nutrition, energy solutions, nanotechnology, environmental cleanup and management, biological warfare preparedness, forensics, agriculture, and more.

Graduates of the program will find exciting career opportunities in the rapidly expanding biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Students may choose to participate in the Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Professional Program that will prepare them with the prerequisites for post graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other health professional programs. Please see the “Special Programs” section of the catalog for further information.

Examples of Internships include:

  • Adeptrix Corp.
  • Animal Hospital of Nashua
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Beverly Hospital
  • CCDC Soldier Center
  • EMD Serono
  • Genomic Expression
  • IVIVA Medical
  • Lahey Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New England Biolabs
  • Sage Science
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • uniQure
  • Zoo New England

Continuation in the Program

Bio/biotech students are expected to maintain a GPA within the major of 2.5.

  


Biology and Biotechnology Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129-133


Freshman - Credits: 34


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr. 3)
  • Free Elective (Cr. 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Biology/Biotechnology Electives    (Cr: 3-4)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33-35


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General  Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Requirement Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Biology/Biotechnology Electives   (Cr: 6-8)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30-31


  • Bio/Biotech Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the biology/biotechnology program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the major discipline.
  • Design studies and conduct experiments in internship and laboratory settings that utilize appropriate and safe techniques when working in a laboratory and professional settings.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning to problems within the major discipline.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with core concepts in the major discipline: evolution; structure-function relationships; information flow, exchange, and storage; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; interconnectedness of living systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply and adapt curricular learning to the internship experience.
 


Biology and Biotechnology Major/Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Biology majors can pursue Massachusetts state licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, they can become licensed in the state of Massachusetts to teach grades 8-12. Students in the secondary education concentration complete freshmen and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, followed by a junior year pre-practicum and senior year full-practicum experience. Upon graduation, Endicott education students have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states.

The secondary education concentration consists of 7 courses plus a full-semester practicum. It has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information see the School of Education’s Secondary Education Teacher Licensure section of the Catalog.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 132


Freshman - Credits: 34


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • INT010 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Sophomore - Credits: 34


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 31


  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
    (at least two must be above the 100 level)
 


Biology Minor


 

Computer Science

The computer science program prepares students to play active roles in the rapidly evolving world of computer- and information-driven technology. Students analyze the contemporary design and implementation of technology through their course and lab work, and they directly engage with the latest high-technology trends through several exciting internships at fast-paced companies. Combining a theoretical approach with real-world applications ensures that Computer Science students can take advantage of countless career opportunities regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Through the computer science program, students study, design, develop, implement, and manage computer-based information systems. They take courses in everything from programming to web design, gaming to cyber-security to gain an understanding of the computer science field - how it began, where it stands now, and where it may be headed in the future. Students also explore the societal impacts of technological advancement, critically examining issues that arise from the development and growth of computer applications.  Areas of targeted growth in our computer science program include the burgeoning areas of gaming and bioinformatics.

Finally, through core courses within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, computer science students discover important connections between the study of technology and other disciplines, such as mathematics, politics, economics, and even literature.

Examples of internships include:

  • Raytheon
  • MIT Lincoln Labs
  • Axcelis
  • Symbotic
  • ECAC
  • Electric Insurance
  • Female Fan Nation
  • Wayfair
  • Revolusun
  • Zoom Telephonics

 Continuation in the Program

Computer science builds on concepts and principles encountered in the program’s initial required courses, which are essential for success in subsequent program requirements. Computer science majors are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 within the major. Any student with lower than a 2.5 GPA in the major must meet with his or her advisor and the chairperson of the department regarding continuation in the computer science program.

  


Computer Science Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127


Freshman - Credits: 34


  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3) 
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective (Cr: 3)
  • Computer Science Elective (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Computer Science Electives   (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 9) (one must be above the 100 level)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Computer Science Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Electives    (Cr: 6)

Computer Science Electives (Must Choose 5)


Students must complete 5 CSC courses (15 credits) at the 200-level or higher. 

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the computer science program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the major discipline.
  • Apply theoretical learning to the internship experience.
  • Demonstrate  strong procedural problem-solving skills that are concretely implemented via programming (i.e., software development)
  • Design solutions to problems using creative and innovative thinking. (i.e., software engineering).
  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of core concepts and their applications to areas within computer science including computer systems, software development, software engineering, and algorithms.
 


Computer Science Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 19 credits as follows:

 

Additional Courses


Two Computer Science courses, which can be drawn from the list above, provided the courses are not also being used to fulfill other requirements (Cr: 6)   
 

 

Engineering

The engineering program provides students with broad and interdisciplinary training to enable them to succeed in a variety of engineering environments post-graduation. All students take a common set of courses that provide a strong foundation in engineering, mathematics, computer programming and applications, and physical sciences. These courses will also introduce students to the major engineering sub-disciplines (chemical, civil, mechanical, and electrical) through courses that employers will recognize as traditional in engineering programs. This foundation will also prepare students for the Fundamentals in Engineering exam. 

Students will have the option to pursue deeper knowledge in particular areas or inter-disciplinary interests by choosing four electives from a list of courses, in addition to designing a novel project of their own during the two-course senior thesis sequence. The semester internship experience provides further real-world experience. Though students will be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation some may choose to pursue graduate education in a particular field of engineering.

Examples of Internships include:

  • Gorton’s
  • Alexander Machine & Tool Inc
  • New England Hydropower
  • Medford Engineering and Survey
  • Hansen Marine
  • Foxx Life Sciences
  • Amphenol PCD
  • Invaleon Solar Technologies
  • Meridian Associates
  • Precision Technologies
  


Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 134


Freshman - Credits: 36


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 35


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33


  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
  • Engineering Electives  (Cr: 6)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Engineering Electives (Cr: 6)

Program Educational Objectives


After graduation, engineering graduates should demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Lifelong Learning - to pursue professional and personal development by obtaining professional licensure, certifications, post-graduate study or other means as appropriate to meet and adapt to emerging and evolving societal challenges.
  • Innovation - to have a successful career as an engineer or other professional and welcome cross-discipline innovation, entrepreneurship and a willingness to take intellectual risks.
  • Professional, Inclusive and Broad Minded - to contribute to the field of engineering or a related field as a professional by mentoring and other forms of service, celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual and applying the principles of liberal arts and engineering to support community.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the engineering program students will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
 

Environmental Science

The Environmental Science major delivers the theories and practices of science grounded by a sound liberal arts education. With courses in fieldwork, environmental science, environmental politics, law, and health, the Environmental Science curriculum provides the student with an education that develops the skills necessary to work in the environmental field and to pursue graduate school goals. The location of our campus allows for a unique study of the land, marshes, streams, and ocean of the North Shore. In the classroom, students learn to use the principles and theories of science to solve problems; they also develop an understanding of the complicated balance between environmental issues, politics, and the welfare of the community. Through lab and field activities they work with cutting-edge analytical laboratory instruments for data collection and evaluation. The multi-disciplinary nature of the degree leads students to develop an understanding of the sciences and the role they play in the world today.

The integration of liberal learning with practical experience through the internship program is central to the success and education of our students. Through the internships, students apply the knowledge gained in their courses to a wide range of opportunities including field sampling and laboratory work, pollution monitoring, and water quality testing within government agencies, public relations, and engineering and architectural services. Internship opportunities in science are vast and include: environmental protection agencies, national and state parks, quality control laboratories, public relation firms, and relevant federal, state, or local government agencies. Supervised field experience has given our students significant advantages when applying for jobs and graduate school.
 

Examples of internships include:

  • Audubon Society
  • New England Aquarium
  • Ipswich River Watershed
  • Meridian Associates
  • Ocean Alliance
  • Salem Sound Coastwatch
  • 7 Seas Whale Watch
  • Change is Simple
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
  • South Essex Sewer District

Continuation in the Program

Environmental science students are expected to maintain a GPA within the major of 2.5.

  


Environmental Science Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128-131


Freshman - Credits: 34


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Elective (Cr: 3)
  • INT010 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Sophomore - Credits: 33-34


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Environmental Science Elective     (Cr: 3-4)
  • INT020 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Junior - Credits: 31-33


  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Environmental Science Electives  (Cr: 6-8)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 9)
    (two must be above the 100 level)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the environmental science major, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the major discipline.
  • Design studies and conduct experiments in internship and field settings that utilize appropriate and safe techniques when working in laboratory and professional settings.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning to problems within the major discipline.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with core concepts in the major discipline in the following content areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, environmental concerns and policy, scientific and quantitative reasoning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply and adapt curricular learning to the internship experience.
 


Environmental Science Major/ Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Environmental science majors may pursue Massachusetts state licensure by adding the secondary education concentration.  In doing so, they can become licensed in the state of Massachusetts to teach grades 8-12. Students in the secondary education concentration complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, followed by a junior year pre-practicum and senior year full-practicum experience.  Upon graduation, Endicott education students have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. 

The secondary education concentration consists of 7 courses plus a full-semester practicum.  It has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  For more information see The School of Education’s Secondary Education Teacher Licensure section of the Catalog.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 131


Freshman - Credits: 37


  • INT010 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr:0)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 31


  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
    (two must be above the 100 level)
 


Environmental Studies Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 20 credits as follows:

 

Mathematics

The mathematics program at Endicott offers students a progressive education in cutting-edge problem solving techniques based on a comprehensive foundation in classical mathematics.  Advanced coursework will focus on the applied aspects of mathematics and technology, giving students the tools needed to  succeed in fields such as mathematical modeling, statistics, risk management, or data analysis.  The concentration in actuarial science also prepares students to take two exams from the Society of Actuaries that provide an important industry credential.  Combined with the College’s liberal arts foundation and experiential learning  through internship opportunities, the students in the mathematics program receive a well-rounded education in both current and classical theories and techniques.

Examples of internships include:

  • John Hancock
  • Barnum Financial Group
  • Drill Masters Eldorado Tool
  • Electric Insurance
  • Milliman
  • McLaughlin Research Group
  • Mathnasium
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Travelers Companies
  • The Cabot Lodge
  


Applied Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129


Freshman - Credits: 35


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3) 
  • INT010 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Sophomore - Credits: 33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
  • Mathematics Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 3)
    • Must be above the 100 level.
  • Mathematics Elective  (Cr: 3 )

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the applied mathematics program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the mathematics discipline.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of math in industry, technology, and society.
  • Apply current technological methodologies to solve real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate high levels of comprehension in foundational areas of math.
 


Applied Mathematics Major / Actuarial Science Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 131


Freshman - Credits: 35


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • INT010 - Pre-internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Sophomore - Credits: 33


  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • INT020 - Pre-Internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Junior - Credits: 33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 3)
  • Mathematics Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
    • Two electives must be above the 100 level

Learning Outcomes


In addition to the outcomes for applied mathematics students in the actuarial science concentration will:

  • Develop the content knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Society of Actuaries exams P and FM.
 


Applied Mathematics Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 19 credits as follows:

Required Courses:


Additional Courses


  • One 200 level MTH course
  • One 300 level MTH course

Students select two from the following courses:

  • MTH courses above 120  (Cr: 6)
  


Mathematics Major / Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Math majors can pursue Massachusetts state licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, they can become licensed in the state of Massachusetts to teach at the middle (5-8) or high school (9-12) levels. Students in the secondary education concentration complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, followed by a junior year pre-practicum and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, Endicott education students have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states.

The secondary education concentration consists of 7 courses plus a full-semester practicum. It has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information see the School of Education’s Secondary Education Teacher Licensure section of the Catalog.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128


Freshman - Credits: 35


  • INT010 - Pre-internship Sessions (Cr: 0)

Sophomore - Credits: 29


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr:3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33


  • General Education Elective   (Cr: 3) 
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 31


  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
    (two must be above the 100 level)

Learning Outcomes


In addition to the outcomes for applied mathematics students in the secondary education teacher licensure concentration will:

  • Develop and implement appropriate methodologies for teaching mathematics at the secondary level.