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Student Success

Your success is important to us, so we’ve provided you with several ways that will help ensure you are successful.


  • Graduate students in the programs should meet regularly with their advisor in STEM Education and Teacher Development. 
  • Content Advisors are available to advise students on appropriate coursework in their content area. 
  • Email faculty and content advisors to make appointments for advising

MTEL Preparation

We offer non-credit MTEL preparation workshops through University Extension twice per year, typically in March and October, for both the Communication and Literacy Skills and the Foundations of Reading tests. 

Upcoming schedules can be viewed in our University Extension website

Useful tips for preparing for the MTEL test

  • Print the Test Objectives and use as a study guide.
  • Take the practice test to determine the areas that need most of your attention. Practice tests can be found on the MTEL website.
  • Arrange the topics from the areas that you scored the best to the worst.
  • Start with the areas that you know the most and work your way down the list.


Every student is required to create an ePortfolio that includes materials created throughout your tenure in your chosen program.

You'll need to purchase a license to use the Taskstream ePortfolio platform for the duration of your tenure in the program—whether that tenure is one course or an entire degree. You'll submit all major assignments in all MAT and licensure coursework through the ePortfolio platform.

In your practicum and practicum equivalent experiences, you'll continue to use Taskstream to track the many other requirements (as mandated by the state of Massachusetts) for successful completion of teacher licensure.

Finally, your Taskstream portfolio is a useful tool for showing prospective employers work you have completed in the program.




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