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The School of Education has a long history of educating fine teachers who have dedicated their lives to the profession. You'll find our graduates teaching in middle school, high school and higher education, as well as serving in leadership positions in education, agencies, and businesses committed to academic excellence.

Undergraduate Program

4+1 BA/BS - Master’s of Arts in Teaching: For qualified College of Arts & Sciences undergraduates who have earned at least 30 undergraduate credits.

Master’s Programs

MAT Pre-service: A program for graduate students who are not currently teaching/have no experience.

MAT In-service/On-campus: A program for graduate students who are currently teaching or have prior teaching experience.  

MAT In-service/On-site: Fall River, New Bedford, and Southbridge

  • Graduate students who are currently employed by Fall River, New Bedford, or Southbridge public schools and who hold Provisional or Initial licensure.
  • Graduate students who are currently employed by Fall River or New Bedford public schools who have earned an initial license but need a Master’s degree + 12 credits of content to move to professional licensure.

MAT Professional: Graduate students who are currently employed by any district who have earned an initial license but need a Master’s degree to move to professional licensure (endorsement program).

Doctoral Programs

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (EdD or PhD): Learn to be a leader through teaching, scholarly research, and community engagement. NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications to this program.

STEM Education (PhD): Pursue a world class PhD program in STEM Education with two concentration areas, mathematics education and science education.

Certificate Programs & Stand-Alone Courses 

ESL Certificate Program: Available to in-service teachers who would like to add a license outside their current field.

Special Education add-on courses: Open to all educators who possess an initial license in a core academic field.

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) course: Open to all educators who need an SEI endorsement to advance or renew licensure.

Art & Music Education
College of Visual & Performing Arts

The College of  Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) offers undergraduate programs in music and art education and a graduate program: Master of Art Education.

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