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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.

Learn more: 4+1 BA/BS-Master’s of Arts in Teaching

MAT Pre-Service

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.

Learn more: MAT: Pre-Service

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.

Learn more: MAT In-Service: on-campus

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.

Learn more: MAT In-Service: on-site

MAT Professional

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.

Learn more: MAT Professional

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.

Learn more: ESL Certificate Program

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. 

Learn more: Special Education add-on courses

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) stand-alone course

Open to all educators who need an SEI endorsement to advance or renew licensure. 

Learn more: SEI stand-alone course

Faculty

Beste Gucler

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 396C

508-910-6952
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Christopher Clinton

Full Time Lecturer

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 399K

508-910-6097
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Chandra Orrill

Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 399L

774-929-3052
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Maureen Hall

Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398C

508-999-8211
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Shakhnoza Kayumova

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 396G

508-910-9033
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Sheila Macrine

Professor / Chairperson

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398A

508-999-9234
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Stephen Witzig

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398E

508-910-9030
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Walter Stroup

Associate Professor / Chairperson

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398B

508-910-6603
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