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Teacher Licensure 

Our teacher licensure programs are as effective as they are practical; students who complete our teacher licensure courses have a 98% pass rate on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure. 

Initial Licensure programs are available in the following fields:   

  • Early Childhood Teacher: Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Elementary Teacher: Grades 1 - 6
  • Middle School Humanities: Grades 5 - 8
  • Middle School Mathematics/Science: Grades 5 - 8
  • Teacher of Biology: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 - 12
  • Teacher of Chemistry: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 - 12
  • Teacher of English: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 - 12
  • Teacher of General Science: Grades 5 - 8
  • Teacher of History: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 - 12
  • Teacher of Mathematics: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 -12
  • Teacher of Physics: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 -12
  • Teacher of Political Science/Political Philosophy: Grades 5 - 8 or 8 - 12
  • Teacher of Student with Moderate Disabilities: Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8 or Grades 5 - 12
  • Reading Specialist: All Levels (second or additional license only) 

All licensure candidates will complete a minimum of 96 hours of work in a classroom appropriate to the license prior to student teaching.   

Learn More

Nancy Pearlman, Coordinator of Educator Licensure & Placement
413.662.5522 

Education Department Office
413.662.5381  

Nick Stroud, Education Department Chair