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

General Science

Political Science/Political Philosophy

Mathematics

Middle School Humanities

Middle School Mathematics/Science

 

Teacher of Secondary School (8-12)

English

History

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science

Physics

Political Science/Political Philosophy

Mathematics

 

Teacher of Foreign Language (5-12)

Mandarin Chinese

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

 

Teacher of Special Education/Moderate Disabilities

PreK-8

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. Visit teacher licensure support for more information.