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Teacher Preparation

Salem State University School of Education offers multiple paths to becoming a licensed teacher in Massachusetts. Successfully completing an initial licensure program as part of the undergraduate 4+1 program, in a graduate licensure only program, or as an M.Ed. or MAT will result in receiving an endorsement for initial licensure.

 

However, many of the graduate program options enable participants to apply for a preliminary license directly with the state partway through the program and the master's degree programs allow completers to apply for professional licensure from the state after three years of teaching experience without any additional graduate work.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate and Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees

  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Teacher Prep

    BA/M.Ed
    Combined Undergraduate + Graduate
  • Early Childhood (Preschool-2nd Grade) Teacher Prep

    BA/M.Ed
    Combined Undergraduate + Graduate

Graduate Degrees

  • Advanced Studies in Early Childhood

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Advanced Studies in Elementary Education

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Advanced Studies in Special Education

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Library Media Studies

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • School Counseling, Teacher Prep

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Special Education, Teacher Prep

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Reading Teacher Prep

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • School Adjustment Counseling

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Early Childhood (Preschool-2nd Grade) Teacher Prep

    M.Ed
    Graduate
  • Elementary (Grades 1-6) Teacher Prep

    M.Ed
    Graduate

Certificates and Licensure Programs

  • School Counseling, Licensure Only

    Licensure
    Graduate
  • Early Childhood Licensure Only

    Licensure
    Graduate
  • Elementary Education Licensure Only

    Licensure
    Graduate
  • School Adjustment Counseling

    Licensure
    Graduate
  • Special Education Licensure Only

    Licensure
    Graduate
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