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Requirements for teacher licensure are based on Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regulations. Education programs at the undergraduate level are offered in early childhood, elementary, moderate disabilities, middle school, and high school, and lead to Initial Teacher Licensure in those areas.
The programs in education are aligned with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). As such, these programs come under the Interstate Certification Contract that provides licensure reciprocity with many participating states. Students must undertake an Arts or Sciences major and, upon acceptance into the education program, complete the courses and experiences in teacher training necessary for the fulfillment of the requirements for NASDTEC credentialing and state licensure.
Students seeking teacher licensure must complete two majors: an arts and sciences major in a field appropriate to the license sought, and the education major. A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portions of the MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) is a requirement for becoming an education major.
For our undergraduate students, AIC has state-approved licensure programs on the middle school level in the following subjects: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, General Science, History, Political Science.
(On the graduate level, AIC has state-approved licensure programs on the middle school level in the above areas and also in French, Mathematics, and Spanish.)