Dec 15, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
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Elementary Education (Initial Licensure), Postbaccalaureate Licensure

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Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education 

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and seek initial licensure in elementary education (Grades 1-6). This is a day program only.

Admission Requirements

  • A liberal arts or science undergraduate major or its equivalent is required
  • A minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA is required for admission to the program
  • 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.

This program has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the Interstate Certification Compact.

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 section of this catalog titled “College of Education and Allied Studies ” 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 courses (4 credits)

The following courses are to be completed prior to admission to professional education and enrollment in profesional education courses.

Professional courses (18.5 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective July, 1, 2014, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of Massachusetts required that all students complete a sheltered English immersion course. Therefore, the requirements for this program have changed in that all students (regardless of their catalog year) are required to complete ELED 242.

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: 34.5

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