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Massachusetts Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 35 schools)

MA Dept of Education:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/
Teacher Certification in MA:
Massachusetts Teacher Certification Info

Overview

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.

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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.

      Teacher Training Programs in Massachusetts

      • Grand Canyon University Online: At the online branch of this university, students can explore a number of Grand Canyon University degrees. Available fields of study include educational administration, elementary reading, elementary teaching, and English as a second language. The school provides many tools to help students succeed; the Grand Canyon University graduation rate is 30%.
      • Walden University Online: The six-year Walden University graduation rate is 33%. In addition to undergraduate programs in child development and elementary education, there are Walden University Master's in education programs in higher education, adult learning, and education administration.
      • University of Massachusetts: At the University of Massachusetts Online, also known as UMass Online, there are many ways to study the field of education. Bachelor's students can study early education and English education. UMass degrees offered for graduate students include leadership and schooling, curriculum and instruction, and higher education leadership. Students can also look into certificate-level UMass Online programs.
      • Boston College: There are quite a few programs at Boston College that help students work toward teacher licensure. Bachelor's students can pursue a degree in elementary education or secondary education. Available graduate programs include reading and literacy, autism spectrum disorders, and educational research.
      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