Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development (Wheelock College) offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Education (Ed.M.), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and select certificate programs that prepare students for Initial Licensure in the field of education and counseling. Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The programs are Massachusetts-based and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial Educator Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


The programs listed below meet the educational requirements for Initial Licensure in Massachusetts:

Degree MA Teacher License
Master of Education in Deaf Education Teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, initial, all levels

Bachelor of Science or Master of Education in Bilingual Education/TESOL English as a Second Language, initial, preK-6, 5-12

Master of Education in School Counseling School Counselor, initial, preK-8, 5-12

Master of Education in Reading Education Reading Specialist, initial, all levels

Bachelor of Science or Master of Education in Early Childhood Early Childhood, initial, preK-2

Master of Education or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership Administrator [Principal/Assistant Principal], initial, 5-8, 8-12
Administrator [Special Education Administrator, initial, all levels
Administrator [Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent], initial, all levels
Administrator [Supervisor/Director], initial, all levels

Bachelor of Science or Master of Education in Elementary Education Elementary, initial, 1-6

Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education English, initial, 5-12

Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education Mathematics, initial, 5-8, 8-12

Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts in Teaching in Foreign Language Education Foreign Language [Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish], initial, 5-12

Master of Education in Physical Education Physical Education, initial, preK-8, 5-12

Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education Biology, initial, 8-12
Chemistry, initial, 8-12
General Science, initial, 5-8
Physics, initial, 8-12

Bachelor of Science or Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies Education History, initial, 5-12

Bachelor of Science or Master of Education in Special Education Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, initial, preK-8 or 5-12
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities, initial, all levels

We recommend that students contact Professional Preparation at Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website to learn more about available options and determine any other requirements for licensure. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, licensure examinations, such as the Massachusetts Tests for Educator License (MTEL), application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, and other requirements. It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

The programs listed above are eligible for licensure through reciprocity in the states and territories participating in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Massachusetts has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, which provides a pathway for individuals seeking licensure in a different state than where they completed an educator preparation program and/or hold a certificate or license. The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement does not provide immediate reciprocity between the member states. There may be additional requirements, such as additional coursework and/or required tests, before an individual is eligible to transfer their educator license. More detailed information, including state specific requirements can be found on the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement web page (link provided above). Individuals who intend to seek licensure in these states are encouraged to request guidance from the state department of education to determine additional requirements and the process for obtaining (or seeking) reciprocity in that state. Note that each state refers to the name of a particular license or certification differently, and the applicable grade levels for licensure in each state may also differ. Each state licensing board makes its own determination regarding the license for which an individual is eligible, through reciprocity.

Boston University has determined that Wheelock College’s BS, Ed.M., MAT, and certificate licensure programs meet the educational requirements for licensure and/or certification in a comparable licensure/certification area based on a student having completed a Massachusetts-approved program.

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Boston University has determined that Wheelock College’s BS, Ed.M., MAT, and certificate licensure programs meet the educational requirements for licensure and/or certification in a comparable licensure/certification area based on a student having completed a Massachusetts-approved program and having earned a license in Massachusetts:

Alabama Idaho Louisiana Nevada
Arkansas Iowa Maine Oregon
California Kansas Mississippi Texas

Students seeking an educator license are reminded to contact Professional Preparation at the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development to learn more about available options and determine any additional requirements for licensure.