Massachusetts Teacher Education Programs

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Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Massachusetts. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Massachusetts, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


For many years, Massachusetts has been renowned as one of the most education-driven states in the United States. As Massachusetts' reputation has developed, business interests in the state have focused on academic achievement and supported students financially. To this end, the education community of Massachusetts is looking for ways to ensure that Massachusetts remains one of the highest performing states in the country.

Of course, teachers are a huge part of this success. The industry relies on teachers who are flexible, passionate, and dedicated to the growth of their students. If you are ready to answer this call, keep reading to learn more about education programs in Massachusetts.

Teacher Education in Massachusetts

If you already have a Bachelor's degree, you may be closer to a teaching license than you think. A handful of Massachusetts schools offer accelerated certification programs that allow you to get your license very quickly. You may also explore higher-level educational theory by earning a Master's degree. If you do not have an undergraduate degree, look into the Bachelor's degree options available in Massachusetts.

Becoming a teacher requires you to become extremely well-versed in the needs, learning styles, and learning standards of your selected age group. If you focus on teaching younger grades, your education should explore a range of subject areas, while secondary teaching licensure involves delving into one area of study.

Depending on the degree you choose, classes that may be part of your curriculum include Approaches to the Education of Students with Disabilities, Teaching Reading to Elementary School Students, Literature for Secondary School Students, and Learning Needs of Exceptional Students.

Common financial aid sources in Massachusetts include colleges, school districts, education organizations, and government agencies. The Massachusetts Teachers Association is one of the largest professional organizations for teachers and teaching students in the state. Joining as a student member may give you access to their scholarships.

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    • Teaching Careers in Massachusetts

      Though the demand for teaching professionals differs between teaching levels, the overall future of teaching is bright in Massachusetts. By 2022, O*Net anticipates a 5% increase in special education jobs. At the same time, an 11% boost in elementary teaching jobs is expected (O*Net, 2015). Connecting with teachers and administrative professionals throughout your training can help you make the most of your personal job outlook.

      Massachusetts Teaching Salaries (2015)
      • Pre-School: $36,240 per year
      • Elementary: $69,890 per year
      • Secondary: $71,000 per year
      Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015

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