The Fast Track Licensure Program is designed for participants either already working as mathematics teachers in middle and high schools without appropriate licenses or that will seek such a position or an internship during the course of the program. Participants will complete the program in one year from acceptance in May of Year I to program completion and the awarding of initial licensure as a teacher or mathematics 5-8 or 8-12 in May of Year II.
Additional Admissions Requirements
A preliminary license in the field of Mathematics. This includes a passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) both the communications/literacy portion and the subject area portion appropriate for this program, Mathematics or Middle School Mathematics, in addition to other requirements.
Current or anticipated position in the role of the license sought.
Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO MORE THAN THREE COURSES TAKEN AT SALEM STATE COLLEGE BEFORE ADMISSION CAN BE COUNTED TOWARDS THE PROGRAM. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study, as needed.
All candidates for this program must complete 1) a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate course work, as described below, 2) a practicum/internship and 3) a portfolio documenting learning and performance.
Students who have not completed a course in Adolescent Psychology prior to enrolling in the program will be required to complete such a course prior to enrolling in the practicum. The course may be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level and will not count towards the credits required for degree.
Satisfaction of subject matter knowledge requirements in mathematics as determined by the program coordinator
Licensure Preparation Stage I (Introduce): Education Core (9 credits)