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Department of Education

Become a licensed teacher in four years! 

Becoming a teacher is a rigorous process, but one that can be achieved at Western New England University in just four years.

The Department of Education is perfectly aligned with the University's mission of providing quality professional training that is grounded in the arts and sciences. Students receive strong academic preparation in the arts and sciences disciplines, and then get excellent professional training that leads to a Massachusetts teacher license. When students obtain this license, they are eligible to transfer it to 39 other states, including all of the states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and many in the South and West as well. The Department of Education currently offers undergraduate programs in Elementary Education and Secondary Education. In both of these programs students do pre-practicum field work in a variety of settings, including urban, suburban, and rural schools. They assist veteran teachers, do one-to-one tutoring, and get acclimated to the public school classroom. During their senior year, students do a semester of student teaching, where they eventually take on all of the class responsibilities of a full time teacher.

The Department offers rising educational professionals the opportunity to earn their master’s degree online through the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. 

Education Forms and Resources

Online Resources for Future Teachers