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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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Elementary Education (Initial Licensure), Postbaccalaureate Licensure

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and seek initial licensure in elementary education (Grades 1-6). It has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the Interstate Certification Compact. Candidates will also earn SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement upon completion of the program.

This is a full-time day program only.

Admission Requirements

  • A liberal arts or science undergraduate major or its equivalent
  • A minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills, the Foundations of Reading, and the General Curriculum (multi-subject and math subtests) portions of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Deadline: Rolling admissions - Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis when completed applications are submitted within a reasonable timeframe prior to the start of the academic semester.

Students should consult the Admission-Graduate  section of this catalog for information regarding graduate program application procedures and admission standards.

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for professional education admission and retention information and institutional deadlines.

Program of Study

All three MTEL® tests must be passed as a prerequisite to professional semester courses.

Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. A 40-hour experience is attached to the introductory course. An additional 40 hours is attached to the professional courses: reading, language arts/social studies, mathematics and science.

Foundation course (3 credits)

To be completed prior to admission to professional education and enrollment in professional education courses.

Required fieldwork (12 credits)


Students successfully completing the program are eligible to apply for initial Massachusetts licensure in elementary education (Grades 1-6).

Total minimum credits: 33.5