Education Department

The College of Education at Framingham State University strives to prepare its students for one of the worthiest and noblest of careers, the teaching profession.

In order to achieve high standards of excellence members of the College of Education encourage the development of teachers who are knowledgeable, skillful, caring, inclusive, ethical and professional. The philosophy, goals and purposes of the College of Education are consistent with professional standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as required for approval of programs to prepare candidates for teacher licensure and for reciprocal licensure through the Interstate Certification Compact. They are designed to meet or align to national standards, including the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (now known as CAEP), standards of specialized professional associations, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and the National Education Association (NEA) Code of Ethics.

To train and develop human minds and character is the most inspiring work in the world."

Ellen Hyde, Class of 1862

Framingham Normal School Principal, 1875-1898

Majors and Minors


Department of Education

O'Connor Hall 130
Dr. Mary Grassetti, Chair

508 626 4569