Teaching Licensure

Mount Holyoke College offers initial licensure as well as the opportunity to pursue Additional Licenses.

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)

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science

English

General Science

History

Humanities

Mathematics

Mathematics/Science

Physics

Political Science & Philosophy

Teacher of Foreign Language (5-12)

French

German

Italian

Latin and Classical Humanities

Mandarin Chinese

Russian

Spanish

Teacher of Secondary School (8-12)

Biology

Chemistry

Earth & Space Science

English

History

Mathematics

Physics

Political Science & Philosophy

Teacher of Dance

All levels

Teacher of Music

All levels

Teacher of Theatre

All levels

Teacher of Visual Art

PreK-8

5-12

Teacher of Special Education/Moderate Disabilities

PreK-8

5-12

Teacher of English Language Learners (ESL)

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