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Bachelor's to Master's Program

Bachelor's-Master's Program in Education

The B.A. or B.S./M.Ed. Fast Track Program to Teaching is designed for high achieving University of Massachusetts Lowell undergraduates who seek to pursue a career in teaching at the middle/secondary levels. 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.


  • two degrees plus teacher licensure 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 advisement;


University of Massachusetts Lowell undergraduate students may apply to the program during the fall semester of their senior year.

1. Successful applicants must have an undergraduate major in the specialization field in which they are seeking licensure as follows:

MajorCredits Required
Biology36 cr. in biology + 18 cr. in other sciences
Chemistry  36 cr. in chemistry + 18 cr. in other sciences 
Physics36 cr. in physics + 18 cr. in other sciences
Earth Science36 cr. in earth science + 18 cr. in other sciences 
English 36 cr. in English 
General Science36 cr. in a major field of science + 18 cr. in other sciences
Mathematics36 cr. in mathematics
History  36 cr. in History

2. Applicants are expected to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.

3. Applicants to the Fast Track Program must pass the MTEL-Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Area Test are required).

For more information, contact:

Patricia Fontaine 
School of Education 
O’Leary Library 510 - UML South
Phone: (978) 934-4622

Degree requirements for Bachelor's/Master's Program

Updated 04/26/2017