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.

Initial Licensure programs are available in the following fields (for undergraduate and graduate students):  
  • Early Childhood PK-2
  • Elementary 1-6
  • Middle School Humanities 5-8
  • Middle School Math/Science 5-8
  • General Science 5-8
  • Mathematics 5-12
  • English 5-12
  • History 5-12
  • Biology 8-12
  • Chemistry 8-12
  • Physics 8-12
Additional Initial licensure programs available to graduate students only:
  • Moderate Disabilities PK-8
  • Moderate Disabilities 5-12
  • Reading Specialist
Leadership Academy programs that lead to licenses in:
  • Principal/Assistant Principal PK-8
  • Principal/Assistant Principal 5-12
  • Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

All licensure candidates will complete a minimum of 96 hours of work in a classroom appropriate to the license prior to student teaching.  

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Education Department Office

Nick Stroud, Education Department Chair

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Important Licensure Information 

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.