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Nearly every school in Berkshire County employs one or more MCLA Education graduates. Many graduates also obtain jobs elsewhere in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York, as well as other states across the nation. A Massachusetts license to teach is accepted in most states; to obtain a license in those states, you only need to pass the pertinent state teacher tests.

 

APPROVED LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS FOR LICENSURE PROGRAMS

Early Childhood

Biology
English
Environmental Studies
Fine and Performing Arts
History/Political Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Sociology

Elementary Education

Biology
English
Environmental Studies
Fine and Performing Arts
History/Political Science
Interdisciplinary Studies*
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics

*A student selecting Interdisciplinary Studies may choose either Psychology OR Sociology as one of two “minors” within the IDST major.

Middle School

Biology
Chemistry
English
General Science
Math/Science License
History/Political Science
Interdisciplinary Studies**
Mathematics
Physics

**A student selecting Interdisciplinary Studies will combine English and History for the Humanities License OR Mathematics and a science for the Math/Science License.

Secondary

Biology
Chemistry
English
History/Political Science
Mathematics
Physics