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Licensure Only, Elementary Education

Elementary school teachers must demonstrate knowledge and excitement about content across the curriculum. Let your passion for learning lead your students into developing the skills they need as both learners and people.


Program Overview

The licensure only in elementary education program is designed specifically for individuals who already have a master's degree in education or an initial license in another teaching area and are seeking an initial license in elementary education. This license allows candidates to gain employment as an elementary school teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Students admitted to this program will meet with the program coordinator to map out a tailored program of study between 12-27 credits that will fulfill Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license requirements. 

Please be aware that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may change licensure requirements. Students are advised to contact the state for specific, current licensure requirements. Students may access that information at the Department for Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).



The program is designed to prepare teacher candidates to become successful, culturally responsive, and reflective elementary school educators for grades 1-6 in the diverse public schools of the state of Massachusetts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Massachusetts elementary school teachers earn an average annual salary of $71,309. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development projects 141 average annual job openings due to growth and 573 average annual job openings due to replacements for elementary school teachers.

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Have Questions?

Whether you want to learn more about courses, faculty members or general program information, get in touch with the graduate program coordinator to see what this program has to offer you.

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