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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education Initial License, Post Baccalaureate Students

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Requirements for the Initial License Program

Admission to the program requires possession of an appropriate bachelor’s degree; as well as passing the Communication and Literacy, General Curriculum, and Foundations of Reading MTEL tests.  No grade less than a B- will be accepted in courses required for the Post-Baccalaureate certification program.

Program Course Prerequisite

Teaching Practicum or Teaching Practicum Equivalent

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 Director of Teacher Licensure.

Interview Deadlines

The deadlines for interview with the Director of Teacher Licensure for the Teaching Practicum or Practicum Equivalent are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.


Total credits: 27


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.

The above courses may not be applied to the MAT degree.

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