The Educational Studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special needs, instructional technology, and key concepts and experts in the field. Students complete January internships in schools, museums, libraries, hospitals and other related sites. Semester internships, as opposed to student teaching, are completed in similar settings with a weekly seminar. Students may also be eligible to apply for certification through the Massachusetts Office of Early Education & Care enabling them to be certified as an Infant/Toddler or Pre-School Teacher in a variety of early education and care programs outside of the public schools. Note: The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to public school licensure or certification and does not require the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure.