Graduate School of Education

Middle/High School Teaching License

Secondary Education - Middle and High School 

There are four routes to becoming a secondary education teacher, which provide flexibility for those who wish to pursue a teaching program on a full-time or part-time basis. Also our program accommodates candidates who are teaching on a preliminary license. All programs are 30 credits, consisting of 21 credits of course work, a prepracticum and a 9 credit practicum.

Routes to Teaching

ProgramAudienceAdmissionsMTELPrograms of Study (pdf)
Route IFast Track to Teaching program (pdf) Middle/Secondary Programs Only (Plus One Program)UML Undergraduates Middle/Secondary Programs Only 
Appropriate Undergraduate preparation
3.0 GPA
MTEL Tests

Application Deadline: 

I-Dec. 1 of senior year 

II-April 1 

III-Aug. 1

IV-Teaching full-time in the role of the license for one semester in public school
Preliminary License
April 15 for summer or Aug. 1 for fall




Communication and Literacy Tests (01) reading subtest and writing subtest

Subject test in discipline:
Biology (13)
Chemistry (12)
English (07)
History (06)
Mathematics (09)
Physics (11)

Must be successfully completed for admission.



Middle/High School Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, General Science)
Route II - Initial Licensure, Middle/Secondary Programs Only, 12 months (Summer, Fall, Spring)Graduates of accredited colleges and universities, Middle/Secondary Programs Only
Route III - Middle/Secondary Programs Only, 18 months (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall)
Route IV - Alternative Licensure Program, Middle/Secondary Programs Only, 3 years maximum allowed, for candidates who are teaching as the "teacher of record" on a preliminary license in a middle or high school in Massachusetts

Options III and IV can be completed as part-time students. Courses generally begin at 4 p.m. There will be occasional school visits beyond course meeting times.
Information about MTEL tests can be found at http://www.mtel.nesinc.com.
For admission and online application to the degree go to Graduate Admissions at http://www.uml.edu/grad. YOU DO NOT SPECIFY THE “ROUTE” ON THE APPLICATION FORM.

Admissions

Admissions Requirements (pdf) for Secondary Education Options I, II, III and IV