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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.   

Details on the graduate education programs can be found in the MCLA Graduate Education Catalog.  

Learn More

Nancy Pearlman, Coordinator of Educator Licensure & Placement
413.662.5522 

Education Department Office
413.662.5381  

Dana Rapp, Education Department Chair