Teacher Licensure Programs

The Education Studies Department offers majors in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, and a minor in Secondary Education which lead to initial teacher licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Early Childhood Education, B.A.

The Early Childhood Education major leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities, PK-2.

Elementary Education, B.A.

The Elementary Education major leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Elementary, 1-6.

Liberal Arts/Science double-major required

Education majors desiring teacher licensure must also complete a major from the following list:
American Studies History
Art History Interdisciplinary Studies
Biochemistry Mathematics
Biology Neuroscience
Chemistry Philosophy
Economics Political Science & International Relations
English Psychology
Environmental Studies & Sciences Religious Studies
Foreign Languages Sociology
Gender & Sexuality Studies Studio Arts
Graphic Design Visual & Performing Arts

Secondary Education Minor

Our Secondary Education minor - when paired with a major in Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Mathematics or Spanish - leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach in one of the following areas:

  • Biology (8-12)
  • Chemistry (8-12)
  • English (8-12)
  • Foreign Language: French (5-12)
  • Foreign Language: Spanish (5-12)
  • History (8-12)
  • Mathematics (8-12)