Next Start – January 17, 2022. Apply by January 3, 2022.

M.Ed. in Middle School (5-8) and High School (8-12) Education

Our 36-credit Master M.Ed. in Middle School (5-8) and High School (8-12) Education prepares you for your Initial License to work in secondary education.

Through coursework and field-based experiences, you develop an understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community.

This program is approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is aligned with the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers and Subject Matter Knowledge requirements.

Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Initial Licensure students who decide not to pursue their license will still be able to complete their degree as a personalized non-licensure master’s degree.


The School of Education and Social Policy offers this program with concentrations available in many different content areas. Middle and High School Education: Verification of subject-matter requirements for initial license in the content area.  *Candidates must have the applicable academic content background for the license.  Candidates are encouraged to apply for the license through ELAR prior to application to the graduate program.

  • Biology (8-12)

  • Chemistry (8-12)

  • Earth and Space Science (8-12)

  • English (5-12)

  • General Science (5-8)

  • History (5-12)

  • Humanities (5-8)

  • Math (5-8)

  • Math (8-12)

  • Math/Science (5-8)

  • Physics (8-12)

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