Jan 23, 2021  
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog

Elementary Education - Initial License


This program is designed for individuals seeking an initial license in elementary education, but not a degree.


A child growth and development course (minimum grade of B- for undergraduate level course; minimum grade of B for graduate level course).

Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with either a major in the arts and sciences or an interdisciplinary arts/sciences major, or at least 24 credits above the introductory level in arts and science courses with at least 12 credits in one academic area

Required Courses

Total Credits: 12** - 36.5

**Allows flexibility for students who may have taken equivalent education courses in their undergraduate or previous graduate work.

Additional Information

Candidates for initial licensure must take and pass all required sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure prior to entering the practicum.