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Elementary School Teacher

Elementary 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.
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Program Requirements

  • GEDUC 460: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom 
  • GEDUC 445: Educational Psychology 
  • GEDUC 461: Social Studies, Science, & Arts/Elementary 
  • GEDUC 464: Reading and Language Arts/Elementary 
  • GEDUC 467: Math for the Elementary Classroom 
  • TESL  417:  Sheltered English Instruction 
  • GEDUC ___: Elective 
  • GEDUC 401: Elementary Seminar (Spring)
  • GEDUC 480: Elementary Practicum (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 461: Social Studies, Science & Arts/Elementary 
  • GEDUC 464: Reading and Language Arts/ Elementary 
  • GEDUC 467: Math for the Elementary Classroom
  • TESL 417: Sheltered English Instruction  
  • GEDUC 400: Pre-Practicum Seminar (Fall)
  • GEDUC 488: Pre-Practicum Elementary (Fall)
  • GEDUC 401: Elementary Seminar (Spring)
  • GEDUC 480: Elementary Practicum (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.