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Middle School and High School Teacher

Middle School and High School Teacher

Master of Arts in Teaching and Initial Licensure — 36-credit program

The 36-credit program leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and initial licensure in Massachusetts. The program can be completed in as few as 12 months of full-time study. Individuals may design part-time program sequences in consultation with a member of the department. 

Program Requirements

  • GEDUC 460: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
  • GEDUC 445: Educational Psychology
  • GEDUC 420: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • GEDUC 455: Issues in Teaching Middle and High School 
  • GEDUC ___: Methods of Teaching (Subject area) 
  • TESL 417: Sheltered English Instruction  
  • GEDUC ___: Elective 
  • GEDUC 402: Seminar Middle/High School (Spring) 
  • GEDUC 481/2: Practicum Middle/High School (Spring)

The practicum is a full-time, 14-week teaching experience during the spring semester. Please note that acceptance into the MAT program does not guarantee automatic acceptance into the practicum. Students must be recommended by the department before moving into the practical portion of the program.

Master of Arts in Teaching and Initial Licensure — 40-credit program

The 40-credit program leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and initial licensure in Massachusetts. The program can be completed in as few as 16 months of full-time study. Individuals may design part-time program sequences in consultation with a member of the department. 

Program Requirements:

  • GEDUC 460: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
  • GEDUC 445: Educational Psychology
  • GEDUC 420: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • GEDUC 455: Issues in Teaching Middle and High School 
  • GEDUC ___: Methods of Teaching (Subject area) 
  • TESL 417: Sheltered English Instruction  
  • GEDUC 400: Pre-Practicum Seminar Middle/High School (Fall) 
  • GEDUC 488: Pre-Practicum Middle/High School (Fall)
  • GEDUC 402: Seminar Middle/High School (Spring)
  • GEDUC 481/2: Practicum Middle/High School (Spring)

The pre-practicum and practicum provide our students with a year-long teaching experience. The MAT program has developed relationships with a variety of communities in Massachusetts in order to provide our students with the best practicum experiences possible.

Please note that acceptance into the MAT program does not guarantee automatic acceptance into the pre-practicum/practicum. Students must be recommended by the department before moving into the practical portion of the program.