The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Collaborative Teacher Education Pathway (CTEP) has two options for students: one for UMass undergraduates (4+1) and one for students coming from other educational institutions, current teaching professionals who want to earn an MEd, or career changers.

  • 4+1 program: The 4+1 option is designed for UMass undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing elementary licensure at the graduate level at the end of their undergraduate work. This option allows potential students to apply to CTEP in their junior year and complete up to 9 credits of coursework toward their master's degree as an undergraduate. The 4+1 application is now open for students wishing to apply. The application deadline is January 15.
  • 10-month program: The 10-month full-time program blends intensive academic study with carefully supervised field experiences. It is designed as a fifth year for students from other institutions who join the 4+1 cohort for some classes and are on a separate timeline for graduation.