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 Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures 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 pre-practicum.
Students must complete 80 hours of pre-practica 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.