Master of Science in Teaching Program
Candidates for the master's degree must be graduates of an accredited college or university. In very rare cases, based upon an applicant's academic record or test scores, acceptance may be conditional with the approval of the Office of Graduate Student Services.
Students admitted conditionally are evaluated by the department and recommended to the Office of Graduate Student Services for approval after the first semester of course work, or after earning a minimum of six credits. Students who have met their condition are notified of this in writing. Students who have not met their condition are not matriculated into the program. All master's students are supervised by the Office of Graduate Student Services.
For more information about eligibility and licensure, visit the Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department page.
The Master of Education is awarded in the following areas:
- Early Childhood Teaching
- Elementary Teaching*
- Secondary Teaching*
- Special Education Teaching**
- Reading/Literacy Teaching
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Leadership
- Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation
- The Teaching English Language Learners Certificate Program (TELL)
*Middle School licensure is available to Elementary and Secondary education students by application to the Department of Education via an "alternative route." Students seeking this level of licensure should consult the Office of Professional Practicum Experiences, Campion 106, 617-552-4206.
**The M.Ed. program in Special Education Teaching includes the following areas of concentration: Moderate Special Needs, Grades Pre-K-9 and Grades 5-12; Severe Special Needs; Students with Visual Impairments; Students with Deaf-Blindness and Multiple Disabilities.
The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for initial licensure are designed for students who have graduated with a major in liberal arts or sciences and who wish to prepare for teaching in the secondary school, for experienced teachers in secondary schools, and for recent college graduates already prepared to teach at the secondary level who want to earn an additional area of expertise and/or licensure.
These degrees are coordinated with the appropriate Arts & Sciences department, require admission to both the Lynch School and to the appropriate Arts & Sciences program, and require more coursework in Arts & Sciences than the M.Ed. degree in Secondary Teaching.
Students may prepare in the following disciplines:
- geology (Earth science)
The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for professional licensure are designed for teachers who hold an initial license and have taught for at least three years. Programs are available in elementary education, reading, and secondary education (English, History, Mathematics, and Biology).