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STEM Education and Teacher Development

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, or seeking advanced licensure, UMass Dartmouth offers both Massachusetts Initial and Professional Teaching Licensure programs at the graduate level, as well as a 5-year bachelor's to master's fast track program for undergraduates, the BA/BS MAT degree.

The course requirements include a mix of course work and clinical experience in a local school.

Degrees and certificates offered:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Initial License— Middle/Secondary
    (No longer available. Materials provided to support students already enrolled in program.)
  • Initial License and MAT Program—Middle/Secondary
  • 5-Year — BA/BS Initial License and MAT Program, Middle/Secondary


Leading to Middle & Secondary licensure in the following areas:

  • Biology (8-12)
  • Chemistry (8-12)
  • English (5-8), (8-12)
  • Foreign Literature and Languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish) (5-12)
  • General Science (5-8)
  • History (5-8), (8-12)
  • Mathematics (5-8), (8-12)
  • Physics (8-12)