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Bachelor's to Master's Program

Bachelor's-Master's Program in Education

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science to Master of Education program 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 junior/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 junior/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 credits in biology + 18 credits in other sciences
Chemistry36 credits in chemistry + 18 credits in other sciences
Physics36 credits in physics + 18 credits in other sciences
Earth Science36 credits in earth science + 18 credits in other sciences
English36 credits in English
General Science36 credits in a major field of science + 18 credits in other sciences
Mathematics36 credits in mathematics
History36 credits in History

2. Applicants are expected to have a minimum grade point average of 3.000 in undergraduate work.

For more information, contact:

Patricia Fontaine
240A Coburn Hall
Phone: 978-934-4622

Degree requirements for Bachelor's/Master's Program

Updated 04/19/2022