Program Overview

Program participants can earn an M.Ed./Ed.S. through the College of Education. Massachusetts’ teachers can earn Professional Licensure through completion of the M.Ed. and/or by earning 12 credits beyond the master’s degree while enrolled in an Ed.S. program. The master’s degree is comprised of 33 credits and the Ed.S. requires 30 credits. In addition, development is underway to add a 15 credit graduate certificate.

Leads to Professional Licensure for Teachers in Massachusetts in the following areas:

  • Teachers of General Science: Grades 5-8
  • Teachers of Earth Science: Grades 5-8
  • Elementary Teachers: Grades 1-6
  • Teachers of General Science: Grades 1-6
  • Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities: PreK-8 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    A bachelors degree is required.

    Restrictions

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.

    School Overview

    The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an NCATE-approved comprehensive professional school providing specialized preparation in diverse areas of education. We offer an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree, graduate programs leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degrees. 

    Graduate programs in the College of Education provide opportunities for advanced study and research in education and foster the development of innovative responses to challenges in the field of education. They can be designed to meet:

    •     Licensure guidelines
    •     Licensing requirements
    •     Professional association recommendations
    •     College and University requirements and 
    •     Individual student goals

    As a research-oriented, Land-Grant institution, the College of Education recognizes its responsibility to offer two types of graduate academic programs: 

    • Programs that prepare educational scholars to further educational theory, policy, and research;
    • Programs that prepare educational practitioners for roles in public education

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