University to Schools for Graduates

Upon completion of the University to Schools for Graduates pathway, students receive a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) as well as initial licensure to teach middle or high school. This 33-37 credit program can be taken full-time or part-time; full-time students may complete the program in three to four semesters, while part-time students have up to three years to finish the program. In addition to education courses, students in the University to Schools for Graduates pathway complete at least four 600+ level courses in their subject area. 

Admissions Criteria 

To be considered for acceptance to the University to Schools for Graduates pathway, candidates will need to have met all subject matter requirements.  Many of these requirements can be satisfied through completing an undergraduate degree in the subject they wish to teach.  However, there may be additional course requirements not satisfied by the major or degree; to complete these additional requirements, students are expected to meet with a subject matter advisor for further consultation.  Click here for more information on subject matter requirements.

The MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills test is must be passed by the end of the first semester in the graduate program, but is not required for application to the program. The MTEL Subject Matter Test must be passed before enrollment in the practicum. 

How to Apply

Candidates should apply to the University to Schools for Graduates pathway by January 15.  To apply, please fill out the online application at the graduate school website.

Questions?

For questions about the University to Schools for Graduates pathway, or if you would like to make an advising appointment, please contact the Educator Information Office at (413) 545-2002 or eio@educ.umass.edu