Subject Matter Requirements

As noted in the secondary education program descriptions, individuals interested in enrolling in any of our secondary education programs should have an undergraduate degree in the subject they wish to teach.  Majoring or having a degree in the intended licensure area satisfies many of the necessary subject matter requirements in that area.  However, there may be additional course requirements not satisfied by the major or degree.  Students must meet with their major advisor and/or below subject matter advisors to devise an individual plan of study to meet these additional requirements.  If candidates do not have a degree in the subject they wish to teach, they will have to fulfill the subject matter requirements by taking additional undergraduate coursework before entering an initial licensure program.

Below are links to the subject matter requirements for each licensure area, along with contact information for each of the subject matter advisors. If you would like your transcript(s) reviewed to see what subject matter requirements you may still need to fulfill, please contact the appropriate subject matter advisor to set up an appointment.

English
Meg Gebhard
Room 203, Furcolo Hall
(413) 577-0863

Keisha Green 
Room 103 Furcolo Hall
(413) 545-1118

Spanish and Portuguese
Please see the below subject matter advisor for subject matter requirements
Carole Cloutier
Room 408, Herter Hall
(413) 545-4916 or cloutier@spanport.umass.edu

Mathematics
John Francisco
Furcolo Hall, Room 227B
(413) 545-0615

Sandra Madden
Room 6, Furcolo Hall
(413) 545-0135

History / Political Science
Robert Maloy
Room 2, Furcolo Hall
(413) 545-0945

French and Italian
Please see the below subject matter advisor for subject matter requirements 
Rhonda Tarr
Room 313, Herter Hall
(413) 545-6711 or rtarr@frital.umass.edu

Chinese
Please see the below subject matter advisor for subject matter requirements
Zhijun Wang
Room 337, Herter Hall
(413) 545-4946 or zhijunw@asianlan.umass.edu

General ScienceBiologyChemistryEarth SciencePhysics
John Kudukey
Room 102, Furcolo Hall
(413) 545-3126