Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College

Springfield, MA

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It all starts with Humanics

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of our Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. That means we focus on helping students grow as a whole person so they can serve as leaders in their communities, organizations, and companies—or wherever else their next steps take them.

With more than 40 undergraduate programs, first-rate facilities, and 100 acres of picturesque New England campus, Springfield College is set apart by its reputation for educating tomorrow’s leaders in some of the most vital, stimulating career fields and its commitment to real-world service. 

Graduates enter the workforce or advanced education with a competitive advantage thanks to top-quality academic preparation and experience in their fields. As early as their first year on campus, students put classroom learning to practice through field work and service learning. This experience helps catapult graduates on to great things, with 96% of recent Springfield College graduates finding employment or enrolling in graduate school.

Springfield College also promotes volunteerism, with students contributing a combined 120,000 hours to community service annually, which provides vital support to, and enhances quality of life for, community members. The College received the 2016 Presidential Award in the Education category of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

The world is your campus at Springfield College. Though located in
Springfield, Massachusetts, the College has a rich history of its students participating in internships, learning experiences, and study abroad opportunities across the globe.

On campus, students work closely with faculty members who are experts in their fields and always willing to provide one-on-one service to help students achieve their academic goals. Springfield College provides Education majors with opportunities to pursue licensure in elementary and special education and secondary education. At Springfield College, getting classroom experience isn’t reserved for your student teaching experience. We encourage active learning experiences that help you develop your skills and comfort level.

In addition to ensuring that students gain practical experience, the College offers all students the academic resources needed to succeed. The brand-new Learning Commons will provide students with a hub for all their academic needs, from Library Services to the Academic Success Center.

Campus life
In addition to its stellar academic reputation, Springfield College offers a vibrant campus life, including a rich array of cocurricular activities, health and wellness programs, arts and cultural events, and one of the largest athletics programs in the nation for a mid-sized college.

There are several dining and snack services, and the main dining facility offers an excellent variety of creative, fresh food stations to accommodate individual dietary preferences. In addition, the Flynn Campus Union includes an extensive food court with a two-story atrium, bookstore, spiritual life center with a meditation room, convenience store, post office, conference rooms and lounges, and activity space. In addition, 10 residence halls offer coeducational living options as well as relatively independent living for upperclass students.

Extensive athletic and recreational facilities include the Wellness and Recreation Complex, which is comprised of a Field House and Wellness Center and is considered to be the finest of its kind in the country. It includes strength and conditioning facilities, a six-lane running track, multipurpose courts, classrooms, laboratories, and more. There are also playing fields with synthetic surfaces; a six-lane, 50-meter pool; a 2,000-seat multipurpose arena with upper-level jogging track; a gymnastics center; a wrestling room; and racquetball/handball and tennis courts. There are baseball and softball fields, an eight-lane outdoor track, and indoor batting/pitching cages.

For arts studies and programs, the Fuller Arts Center hosts performances, and the Visual Arts Center contains studio work space and an exhibition center.


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For the seventh consecutive year, Springfield College is ranked in the Top 30 in the “Best Regional Universities-North Region” category in this year's 2022 U.S. News & World Report

Why Study Education and Earn Your Teaching License?

Make your mark on the world through one of the Springfield College education and teacher licensure programs. Through these programs, you won't just earn your degree; you also have the option to earn your teaching certificate. You’ll help shape the next generation by inspiring the minds of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education-age students, including learners who have a diverse range of skills and personalities.

Our programs offer the opportunity to gain classroom experience as early as your first year, whether that’s in teaching, coaching, or counseling. So, you’ll quickly be able to put your knowledge into practice inside the classroom at partner schools in Springfield and surrounding areas, and you'll graduate ready to teach students in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Best of all? You’ll make the world a better place, one student at a time.

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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Springfield College fosters a learning environment that provides practical experiences to ensure we’re successful and work-ready clinicians in addition to our academic subject matter.”

    • Camille Richards ’14
  • “By living the Humanics philosophy, I can make an impact on a local, national, and global level, from tending a community garden to experiencing new cultures by attending a global YMCA conference halfway across the world. I’m so incredibly lucky to call Springfield College my home.”

    • Kyla Boyns ’21
  • “The fact that we go out into the field so early gives us a basis of knowledge and examples of clinical experiences which provide context for our future learning. Seeing what I’m learning in action is very beneficial.”

    • Nate Inglis ’21