The UMass Dartmouth School of Education has a long history of preparing exceptional 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.
4+1 BA/BS-Master’s of Arts in Teaching
This program is for qualified College of Arts & Sciences undergraduates who have earned at least 30 undergraduate credits. Half of the master’s degree is completed as an undergraduate, significantly reducing the time and costs associated with earning a graduate degree. Students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the major, a master’s degree in teaching, and a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement.
The Master of Arts in Teaching - Pre-Service track is designed for students who are entering the field with little or no teaching experience. Students will earn a master’s degree in teaching and a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement at program completion. Initial licensure is obtained through an employment-based practicum outside of the program.
MAT In-Service: on-campus
The Master of Arts in Teaching - In-Service track is designed for students who are currently teaching and need to advance a Provisional license. Students will earn a master’s degree in teaching.
MAT In-Service: on-site
In Fall River, New Bedford & Southbridge
The Master of Arts in Teaching - In-Service track is designed for students who are currently teaching in Fall River, New Bedford, or Southbridge public schools and need to advance to a Provisional or Initial license. Students will earn a master’s degree in teaching that includes the 12 credits of content coursework to move to professional licensure.
The Masters of Arts in Teaching for Professional licensure program is designed for students who currently hold an Initial license but who have not yet earned a master’s degree. The program combines 5 advanced pedagogy courses along with 5 content courses. Candidates are endorsed for Professional licensure and receive a master’s degree in teaching at program completion.
English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate program
This 4-course series will provide coverage of all required Subject Matter Knowledge for licensure in English as a Second Language as set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as the 150-hour supervised practicum/internship required to add an ESL license to an existing license.
Special Education add-on courses
These courses are open to all educators who possess an initial license in a core academic field. This 3-course series will provide coverage of all required competency areas for Teachers of Moderate Disabilities as set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) stand-alone course
Open to all educators who need an SEI endorsement to advance or renew licensure.