Upon completion of the University to Schools for Graduates pathway, students receive a master's in Education (MEd) as well as initial licensure to teach middle school or high school. This 33–37 credit program can be taken full-time or part-time. Full-time students may complete the program in 3–4 semesters, while part-time students have up to 3 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.

This program leads to initial teacher licensure in Massachusetts. Reciprocity agreements between states may allow you to transfer your license to another state; however, the College of Education at UMass Amherst makes no guarantees that this program meets teacher licensure requirements in any state other than Massachusetts. Students seeking licensure in another state should contact Beverley Bell, Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation, at bjbell [at] umass [dot] edu (bjbell[at]umass[dot]edu) or (413) 545-2701 for assistance determining whether this program will be appropriate for you. Access to your state's licensing agency is available on the Teacher Licensure Agency Directory.