Additional Licenses

Earn an MAT, initial license, and optional additional licenses!

 

Mount Holyoke has designed specific modules for current students who are pursuing initial licensure to independently apply for an Additional License in one of the following three areas.  Students currently enrolled receive a substantial scholarship if they wish to complete one of these “Add On” licenses.

 

New Level/Subject Area—150-hour internship; MTEL test

Teacher candidates working toward an initial license may earn a license in the same field at a new grade level or subject area by passing any required MTEL test (if applicable) or in the case that there is no subject matter test, by passing a competency review. Furthermore, the teacher will need to complete a practicum equivalent/internship of at least 150 hours in the role of the license sought under the supervision of a teacher with that particular license. Minimal administrative fee.

 

 

ESL/ELL—150-hour internship; coursework; MTEL test

The ESL/ELL courses are specifically designed to provide opportunities for current students pursuing initial licensure to independently apply for an Additional License in English as Second Language/English Language Learners.  With the exception of the practica, these courses are taken individually as part of the regular J-term or summer session PaGE course offerings.   Once candidates have completed the courses, a practicum/internship, and specific MTEL tests, they will be prepared to apply independently to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the additional license. Tuition associated with coursework and practica.

 

 

Moderate Disabilities (PreK—8 or 5-12) - 2 practica; coursework; MTEL test

The Special Education/Moderate Disabilities courses are specifically designed to provide opportunities for current students pursuing initial licensure to independently apply for an Additional License in Special Education/Moderate Disabilities.  With the exception of the practica/internships, these courses are taken individually as part of the regular J-term or summer session PaGE course offerings.   Once candidates have completed the courses, the practica/internships, and specific MTEL tests, they will be prepared to apply independently to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the additional license. Tuition associated with coursework and practica.