Massachusetts Teacher Education Programs

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Massachusetts Teacher Certification Info

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.


From the streets of Boston to the coastal oasis of Cape Cod, the East Coast state of Massachusetts has something for every taste. One of the earliest states, Massachusetts offers loads of historical sites. Massachusetts has long been known as an educational Mecca and is home to top universities including the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. In fact it is home to the nation’s oldest public elementary school, oldest high school and oldest university.

Teacher Education in Massachusetts

Those pursuing teaching degrees in Massachusetts can benefit from the following funding initiatives: Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program, Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program, the Early Childhood Educator’s Scholarship Program, the Math and Science Teachers Scholarship Program.

Teaching Careers in Massachusetts

Like most other states, Massachusetts is in need of more qualified educators in order to meet current demand. The mean annual salary of Massachusetts teachers is $58,290, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to become a qualified educator in Massachusetts, you must have a bachelor's degree, complete an accredited teacher education training program and then pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educators License (MTEL) exam. You can then apply for your teaching license.

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