University to Schools for Undergraduates Initial License

As students work toward their undergraduate degrees, they can also work toward their initial license through the University to Schools for Undergraduates pathway, earning both in four years. Students pursuing this option must complete all coursework by the end of the fall semester of their senior year so that the spring semester is free for their practicum (student teaching).

Advising

Please contact the appropriate Subject Matter advisors or Educator Information Office (413) 545-2002 or eio@educ.umass.edu.

Admissions

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.

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.