TEACH 180 Days in Springfield: Secondary Teacher Education Pathway
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Leading to middle and high school teacher licensure
One of the top 50 graduate schools of education in the nation — U.S. News and World Report
Earn your master’s degree while gaining real-world experience as a teacher in an urban classroom. Designed for beginning teachers, this innovative program combines graduate coursework with a yearlong teaching assignment in a Springfield, Massachusetts, public school. Build a comprehensive background in current teaching methodologies — then give meaning and dimension to your education through hands-on practice in a carefully structured framework, backed by the thoughtful mentoring of our master teachers.
- The program accepts graduating college seniors and college graduates with baccalaureate degrees in mathematics, chemistry, biology, earth science, general science, physics, history, political science, or English, or equivalent coursework.
- Applicants should have a desire to work in an urban setting.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) examination in Communications and Literacy and in the desired content area before applying.
- Career changers are encouraged to apply.
Schedule: August to the end of the public school academic year.
Practice component: One year of teaching in an urban middle or high school.
Program partners: Central High School, Chestnut Accelerated Middle School, Duggan Middle School, and the Springfield Renaissance Expeditionary Learning School
Licensure: Preparation for Massachusetts Initial Licensure (reciprocal in 46 states).
Fees: The cost of courses is $438 per credit. In addition, there is a $45 per term non-refundable registration fee.
For more information:
TEACH 180 Days in Springfield Pathway
School of Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Room 111, Furcolo Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Or contact the Educator Information Office at (413) 545-2002 or at