Our teacher licensure programs are as effective as they are practical; students who complete our teacher licensure courses have a 98% pass rate on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure.
All licensure candidates will complete a minimum of 96 hours of work in a classroom appropriate to the license prior to student teaching.
Education Department Office
Nick Stroud, Education Department Chair
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
All MCLA educator licensure programs comply with current Massachusetts educational requirements, as specified. Depending on your professional goals, where you reside or plan to teach, and the licensure structures that exist within that state, there are diverse pathways to licensure that may be relevant. In accordance with MCLA’s institutional participation in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and with federal regulations, MCLA strongly encourages prospective applicants who intend to pursue teacher licensure in a state other than Massachusetts review that State’s licensure requirements for more information.