Teaching Licensure

Initial teaching licenses earned at Elms College qualify candidates to begin teaching in Massachusetts and more than 40 states, islands, and territories, including all of New England and New York.

Understanding the Students

Courses in child and adolescent development help our teacher candidates understand the physical, social, and emotional stages typical for the age groups they will teach. Learning about atypical development in these areas prepares you to meet the needs of all of your students.

A Rewarding Career

Our alumni have successful and fulfilling teaching careers, and often earn awards for excellence in teaching. Many go on to become school principals or administrators.

Master's Degree Options

A Strong Foundation

  • Our master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) and the master of education (M.Ed.) programs are built upon two premises: 1: Outstanding teachers have a strong liberal arts educational foundation, the ability to think critically and creatively, and a deep and broad understanding of subject matter. 2: Skillful teachers move comfortably between theory and practice, translating both into effective curriculum and instruction.