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What Makes the School of Education Different?

A Salem State student, alumna and faculty member reflect on their School of Education experience.

The School of Education is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, progressive education for the widest cross section of society, and to graduate top-flight educators who work for the good of their communities. 

We welcome “traditional” students coming directly from high school, transfer students, career-changers, veterans, and people who are first in their families to attend college. We seek engaged students who are as diverse in their backgrounds, beliefs, and goals as are the citizens of the Commonwealth they will serve. 

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Find the Program for You

I Want to Become a Public School Teacher 

A female teacher facing a classroom of young students

Our bachelors, masters and licensure programs help to put you on the path to leading in the classroom. 

High School Students 

Starting our on your college journey? Explore our 4+1 combined bachelors and master's degree programs to become an early education (pre-K-2nd grade), elementary, middle or high school teacher. 

Transfer Students 

If you've earned college credits in the past, our advising program will help you find the right path to finish your education degree. Email edussu@salemstate.edu to connect with us about transfer options. 

College Graduates 

If you've completed your bachelor's degree and you want to become a teacher, our master's and licensure programs will help you achieve your career goals. 

I Want to Become a School Counselor in a Public School 

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Our school counseling and school adjustment counseling programs will give you the skills you need for a career as a public school counselor. 

I Want to Advance my Teaching Career 

If you're already a teacher and looking to develop your career, but you don't need an additional license, explore our graduate certificates and advanced studies master's degree programs. 

I Want to Work in a Preschool or a Community Setting 

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We offer two undergraduate degrees for students looking to work with children outside of the public K-12 system, including private daycares and preschools, camps, museums and community programs. 

In addition, our educational studies minor is available to undergraduate students from any major who is interested in education but not pursuing a teaching license. 

Discover our early childhood and community education programs. 

I Want to Work in a College or University Outside the Classroom 

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Our master's degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs is designed for people who plan to pursue a career working in a college or university setting in the area of student affairs, a profession focused on promoting college student success and learning outside of the classroom.  

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