This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and seek initial licensure in elementary education (Grades 1-6).
Students should consult the Admission-Graduate section of the catalog for information regarding graduate program application policies and procedures.
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of work
A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills; and either Foundations of Reading or General Curriculum (multi-subject and math subtests) portions of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
Three appropriate letters of recommendation
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
Students seeking initial licensure should consult the section of this catalog titled College of Education and Allied Studies for professional education admission and retention information and institutional deadlines. Admission to professional education includes successful completion of ELED 510 Fundamentals of Elementary Education and its 40-hour prepracticum.
Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. A 40-hour experience is attached to the course ELED 510. An additional 40 hours is attached to the professional courses: reading, language arts/social studies, mathematics and science.