Elementary Masters Degree (M.Ed.), Post-licensure

Why Choose a Post-licensure Elementary Masters Degree?

At the graduate level, master’s degrees have been especially designed for new and experienced teachers. Licensure at the initial level is a prerequisite for entry into many programs in the graduate program group. For teachers with professional licensure, the Master of Education concentration programs offer an opportunity to enhance established skills and interests and to experiment with areas of study related to the professional license.

Requirements for the Elementary Masters Degree, Post-licensure


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Secondary

These concentrations are appropriate for persons with a baccalaureate degree and Professional (Standard) Massachusetts licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary level who wishes to explore that level in greater depth than they have previously. This degree does not lead to certification and is only appropriate for teachers holding Professional Licensure. Applicants with provisional certification or initial licensure are ineligible for admission to concentration programs. A program of study must be designed with an advisor upon matriculation.

Students are required to successfully complete a written comprehensive examination to demonstrate mastery of knowledge gained in coursework and to relate concepts across the curriculum. The comprehensive exam may be taken after completing all required courses and a minimum of 27 s.h. of coursework within the Master's program.

    A. Prerequisite coursewok or experience

    In order to be admitted to the concentration, a candidate must meet the general admission requirements for the Master of Education and the following prerequisites:

    1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
    2. Professional Massachusetts licensure at the appropriate level. Consideration will be given to candidates with appropriate experience in school settings.

      B. Requirements (33 Credits)

      1. At least twenty-one semester hours in the area of concentration.
      2. Twelve semester hours in area to support major (within the graduate education curriculum).
      3. Four courses must be at the 600 level and at least two of these courses must be selected

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