Feb 22, 2024
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to become a secondary level (grades 8-12) teacher of English, may complete a post baccalaureate program that consists of the equivalent of a degree in English and 18 credit hours of pedagogical coursework in education.
Students who are interested in the program must meet the following criteria:
- Evidence of a bachelor’s degree
- A GPA of 2.8 or better
- Successful completion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure: Communication and Literacy Skills Sub-test
- Applicants to the Post Baccalaureate Program in English must complete an essay of no more than one page in response to one of the following statements or questions:
- Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
- What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
- Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping role.
- Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
- What did you do in that particular situation?
- How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
- How do you feel about the situation now?
- What would you change, if anything?
Once accepted, students will undergo a transcript review by the Graduate Program Chair or undergraduate advisor, as designated by the department and a plan of study will be developed that addresses:
- Courses missing (if applicable) in the subject that are equivalent to the requirements for the major will be determined through a transcript review. Students will complete all requirements of the major and license as identified in the undergraduate program.
- Courses as identified below in the teacher preparation program (pedagogy courses).
When courses are in a student’s plan of study, they will complete the plan of study at the undergraduate level, or at the graduate level if the equivalent is offered.
Required Education Courses
*Students must have a passing score on MTEL subject-English (07)
Once the licensure program is completed, students can request admission to the graduate program after completing additional admissions requirements as designated by the department.
Once a student has completed all requirements for professional and content specific courses, they will be eligible for endorsement in their selected field through Fitchburg State University.