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Elementary School is a time of vast growth in a child’s development. Bay Path University's MSEd/EdS in Elementary Education provides graduates with an intensive study of content to help students (Grades 1-6) become critical thinkers.
OUR MSED/EDS IN elementary EDUCATION HAS 3 PROGRAM OPTIONS: •
Initial Licensure: For students seeking Massachusetts Initial License in Elementary Education 1-6 •
Professional Licensure: For students with Massachusetts Initial License in Elementary Education seeking Professional Licensure (No practicum required) •
Non-Licensure: For students seeking the MSEd or EdS degree without licensure
Congratulations to our BPU Students who are 2020 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners (Grinspoon)! • Hannah Appleby St Joan of Arc School, Undergrad, Elementary Ed • Caitlyn Sayers Gerena Community School, Undergrad, Elementary Ed and MSED in Elementary Ed • Kristina Schultz –Undergrad, Elementary Ed, Littleville Elementary School
If there is a significant interest in your area, Do you know other interested teachers? contact us to discuss cohort options.
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When can I start the program?
Classes start every February, June, and October
Is the program offered online or in person?
How does the program run?
schedule, attend full-time or part-time, while continuing with family life, work, and other commitments
Who teaches the courses?
Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and supportive
faculty in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive classroom environment
Do you offer MTEL preparation?
Yes. Bay Path University’s educator preparation programs offer various ways candidates can prepare for MTELs (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure).
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my degree?
Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.
Will I have access to learning resources?
How can I schedule a meeting to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path offers a number of campus-based education programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification as leading to an initial teacher license in Massachusetts. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by DESE. Students will not be recommended for certification until all program requirements are met.
Students interested in teaching outside of Massachusetts must successfully complete the campus-based program and achieve initial teacher certification in Massachusetts. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement.
Although there may be state-specific conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction provided they meet state-specific conditions. Bay Path provides support for students who earn their Massachusetts teaching license and wish to transfer that license to teach in another state.
Please note that Bay Path also offers online post-licensure Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist (MSEd, EdS) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, Bay Path does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank and/or salary endorsements and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board.
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