Nov 17, 2018  
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Middle School Education Licensure, Post Baccalaureate Students

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Requirements for Initial License Program

Admission to the program requires possession of an appropriate bachelor’s degree, as well as passing the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills and the content/subject tests. No grade less than a B- will be accepted in courses required for the post-baccalaureate certification program.

Program Course Prerequisites*

Teaching Practicum

All students seeking an Initial teaching license must pass the MTELs and interview with the Director of Teacher Licensure in order to student teach.  Additionally, students must apply to the Graduate Office before their Practicum/Practicum Equivalent (student teaching).  All MTEL scores must be submitted along with their application.  Please plan ahead in order to complete the tests and have test scores processed before the interview deadline with the licensure officer.

Interview Deadlines

The deadlines for interview with the licensure officer for the Teaching Practicum or Practicum Equivalent are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.


Total credits: 18


There may be revisions to the program requirements to reflect on-going developments in State regulations and educational reform.

This program is aligned with the appropriate Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.


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