University to Schools for Undergraduates

As students work toward their undergraduate degrees, they can also work toward their initial license through the University to Schools for Undergraduates pathway. Candidates pursuing this option have the opportunity to earn their license, along with their Bachelor’s degree, in four years. In order to do this, students must complete all coursework by the end of the fall semester of their senior year so that the spring semester is free for the practicum (i.e., student teaching). 

Admissions Criteria

To be considered for acceptance, students must (1) be majoring in the subject in which they wish to teach, (2) meet with their major advisor and/or a subject matter advisor to select courses to fulfill any additional program requirements, and (3) have a passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills Test.  The MTEL Subject Matter Test must be passed before enrollment in the practicum.  Click here for more information on subject matter requirements.

How to Apply 

Candidates should apply to the University to Schools for Undergraduates pathway by March 1 of their sophomore or junior year. For an application to the University to Schools for Undergraduates pathway, please contact the Educator Information Office at (413) 545-2002 or eio@educ.umass.edu.

Questions? 

For questions about the University to Schools for Undergraduates 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.