Teacher Leader Certification

Teaching Certification

Fast Track to Teaching

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science/Master of Education Fast Track Program to Teaching is designed for high-achieving UMass Lowell undergraduates who seek to pursue a career in teaching. Eligible candidates must complete the education minor with a 3.5 GPA in the minor and a 3.0 GPA overall. The program leads to a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction, including initial Massachusetts teacher licensure. The program may be completed in one or two years. Elementary licensure courses are offered during the day at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Middle/High School licensure courses are offered at 4 p.m.

Advantages of the Combined Degree Program 
Requirements
Qualifying Majors
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Advantages of the Combined Degree Program

  • Two degrees plus teacher licensure may be achieved in five years.
  • Six graduate credits may be taken in the senior year, provided the student has been accepted to the program and all other undergraduate requirements have been fulfilled.
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Early advising
  • Job opportunities


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Requirements

UMass Lowell undergraduate students who complete the education minor with a 3.5 GPA in the minor may apply to the program during the fall semester of their senior year.  Successful applicants must have an undergraduate major in an arts (social sciences, humanities, fine arts) or science, math, engineering academic  content area and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam are also required or passing scores on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.  Visit the GSE Website for further details.

Qualifying Majors

Students majoring in the following programs are invited to apply to the Fast Track Program to Teaching: 

American Studies          Language

Biology                        Liberal Arts

Chemistry                    Mathematics

Earth Science              Music

Economics                   Physics

Engineering                  Political Science

English                        Psychology

History                        Sociology     
           

For More Information

Please contact Dr. Vera Ossen, 978-934-4604, to schedule an advising appointment at the Graduate School of Education, 510 O’Leary Library, UMass Lowell South.  

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