Teaching Licensure

Mount Holyoke College is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer teacher education programs leading toward an initial teacher license in the following areas:

Teacher of Early Childhood (PreK - 2)

Teacher of Elementary Education (1-6)

Teacher of Middle School (5-8)

  • English
  • History
  • Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Political Science/Political Philosophy
  • Mathematics

Teacher of Secondary School (8-12)

  • English
  • History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Political Philosophy
  • Mathematics

Teacher of Foreign Language (5-12)

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Latin and Classical Humanities

Teacher of Dance

  • All levels

Teacher of Music

  • All levels

Teacher of Theatre

  • All levels

Teacher of Visual Art

  • PreK-6
  • 5-12

The teaching licenses obtained through these programs are recognized in approximately 45 other states. To become eligible for licensure in the state of Massachusetts while at Mount Holyoke, students must successfully complete the requirements of a teacher licensure program, pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) [fees apply], and submit licensure application materials and fees to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

To find out more about the specific requirements of each state, including the particular types and levels of educator licenses that will be accepted, please visit NASDTEC. Vist teacher licensure support for more information.