Together we create more possibilities.

Creating personalized pathways to individual student success for over 50 years!

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About The Education Cooperative (TEC)

The Education Cooperative (TEC) provides an engaging and supportive learning environment for students with complex learning needs. Our talented, experienced and caring educators work as an integrated team to empower students to embrace their dreams and goals, take control of their lives, and be actively involved in their own learning process in order to reach their full potential.

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TEC member school districts include: Canton, Dedham, Dover, Dover-Sherborn, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norwood, Sherborn, Walpole, Wayland, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

TEC Campus School

Provides multi-sensory instruction in a supportive setting to meet the individual learning, communication, motor, behavioral, daily living, health care, and transition needs of students ages 3-21.

TEC High School

Designed to serve students in grades 8-12 who need a small personalized and supportive learning environment.

TEC Phoenix Academy

Designed for students in Grades 7-12 with academic, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

Professional Development

High quality professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and school-based staff. Open to member and non-member school districts.

Cooperative Purchasing

For over thirty years we've been offering competitive bid savings opportunities on thousands of products through our locally-managed Cooperative Purchasing program.

Career Exploration

The Education Cooperative's Internship Program is a selective, personalized career exploration placement program. We also host two college fairs each year; one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

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All TEC Programs Are Open For In-Person Instruction

September 2, 2020

Dear TEC Families and Students,

At TEC we know that together we create more opportunities and that is how we have developed our plan for the reopening of our vibrant learning community. Throughout these challenging months the TEC Leadership Team and staff has reviewed and aligned our practices and protocols to the COVID-19 guidelines provided to us from DESE, the CDC, state and local advisories to meet or exceed their guidance in order to prepare for the safe reopening of TEC’s in-person instructional programs this fall. We have shared our progress with our community along the way with a series of memos, personal outreach, and Zoom meetings and have provided  additional information for families on our COVID-19 Resources web page. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources web page to read my full letter and view all resources for TEC families.

– Liz McGonagle, Executive Director

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TEC Announces Virtual Course Specific to Physical Education and Wellness Educators

September 1, 2020

Physical Education is Important! Here’s why …

As we begin this unusual school year, it is more important than ever to help people in our communities understand that a thriving physical education program is essential to students’ wellness and to a well-balanced school curriculum. This two-credit course is designed to give teachers and administrators the knowledge and confidence to speak of the importance of including Physical Education, Health and Wellness in a well-balanced curriculum. Participants will:

  • identify key components of a quality K-12 PEHW program.
  • explain how frequent participation in quality physical education can improve attention span, enhance cognitive processing and retention of information.
  • identify important stakeholders who are interested in maintaining vibrant PEHW programs.
  • develop communication strategies, including social media, to address important constituencies of parents, school administrators, teachers, and legislators.
  • create an advocacy plan that supports the continuation of a strong PEHW program.

Take advantage of this course to help you strengthen the Physical Education, Health, Wellness program in your district!
Course title: Physical Education is Important! Here’s why …
Facilitated online course ~ 2 graduate credits available ~ 24 PDPs
$360 / TEC Members; $410 Non-TEC Members
October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 1 from 4:00 – 7:00PM  
Audience: K-12 Physical Educators and Administrators.
Please click on this link for registration details:   

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Our daughter has gained so much from being in school! All the staff has a way of teaching her that I was not able to do. She gets all her therapies at TEC and is progressing! She absolutely loves going to school and wakes up full of smiles when I tell her time to get up for school! The ratio of teachers to students is wonderful. The staff takes their time with each student as each student learns differently! Staff makes learning fun. She and I love her school and recommend it to everyone! Wonderful job!

Parent of TEC Student

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