Students wishing to achieve an Initial license to teach English at the secondary school level (grades 8-12) in Massachusetts, can apply for the Secondary Education Minor within the B.A. program in English. Candidates for teacher licensure in Massachusetts must also pass three Massachusetts Tests for Educators Licensure (MTEL): Communication, Literacy, and the English Subject Test. Students in this minor should meet with the department’s Secondary Education Coordinator as soon as possible to review requirements for eligibility. To view the program flowsheet for English Secondary Education with specific English major requirements for students seeking licensure, please click here.
The following courses address the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for Initial Licensure:
Please consult the Web site for the English Department at Salem State University (www.salemstate.edu/english/) for the latest information and updates. Students should be aware of the deadlines for MTEL examinations. Students are advised to meet with their advisors periodically to ensure eligibility to continue in the program.