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TEACH 180 Days in Springfield: Secondary Teacher Education Pathway

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.

Program Details


  • 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.

Fall 2016 Classes By Program

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
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