Teacher Licensure

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 5-8
  • Mathematics 8-12
  • 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.   

Details on the graduate education programs can be found in the MCLA Graduate Education Catalog.  

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Nancy Pearlman, Coordinator of Educator Licensure & Placement

Education Department Office


Nick Stroud, Education Department Chair