Accelerated Master’s, Middle/Secondary Education MEd

UMass Boston’s Middle/Secondary Education master’s degree prepares you for initial licensure as a middle school or high school teacher. As a public university with strong ties to local public school systems, there’s no better place to get your MEd. The 37-credit program includes opportunities to work with youth during your first two semesters in a variety of settings, a pre-practicum semester where you are in the classroom for 100 hours during that time, and a final semester student-teaching full-time in a middle or high school classroom.

Please note: Students should inquire about the accelerated master’s option in their sophomore or junior year and plan to start taking graduate level courses in their junior or senior year.

Program Options

  1. Students can choose to complete our program where students take 2-3 courses a semester and complete their pre-practicum in their penultimate semester and their practicum in their final semester.
  2. Students can also choose to participate in the Teach Next Year (TNY) pathway. The TNY pathway seeks committed individuals interested in making a positive impact on students’ success in our partnering schools. The program is designed to build on the interests and expertise of its students, faculty, and the student in Boston Public Schools. Because it is an intensive site-based educational experience, it provides the support of professors, practitioners, and colleagues while it supplies the challenge of study, practice, and exploration.

Initial licensure is offered in the following disciplines and grade levels:

Why Get an Accelerated Master's Degree in Middle/Secondary Education from UMass Boston?

This accelerated master's program offers opportunities for students to learn about middle/secondary education and participate in classrooms and after school settings. Through working with dedicated faculty to develop teaching skills and knowledge of content and pedagogy, our graduates are prepared to work in urban, diverse, and inclusive settings and serve students as soon as they graduate.

Application Deadline

August 1