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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, 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)

*Pending approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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 

Education Department Chair, Susan Edgerton.