Approved Licensure Actions by Degree

Framingham State University licensure programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Please note that advancing to the Professional license requires three years of experience teaching under the initial license, a master's degree, and twelve graduate credits in content or pedagogy appropriate for the license.  If your chosen degree allows elective courses, please work closely with your advisor to ensure that you are taking courses appropriate for the license as well as the degree.

NOTE:  Professional licensure candidates who already hold a master's degree should seek advice from the appropriate program advisor or from the licensure officer.

  • Art (MEd)
    advance Art PreK-8 Initial to Professional
    advance Art 5-12 Initial to Professional
  • Curriculum and Instructional Technology (MEd)
    apply for Instructional Technology Initial (Practicum Required)
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd)
    advance Early Childhood Initial to Professional
  • Elementary Education (MEd)
    advance Elementary Initial to Professional
  • Literacy and Language (MEd)
    advance Early Childhood Initial to Professional
    advance Elementary Initial to Professional
    advance Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 Initial to Professional
    advance Moderate Disabilities 5-12 Initial to Professional
    advance English 5-8 Initial to Professional
    advance English 8-12 Initial to Professional
    apply for Initial Reading Specialist (Practicum Required)
  • Mathematics (MEd)
    advance Mathematics 5-8 Initial to Professional
    advance Mathematics 8-12 Initial to Professional
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) (MEd)
    advance Early Childhood Initial to Professional
    advance Elementary Initial to Professional
  • Secondary Education (MEd)
    • Art Specialization
      apply for Visual Art PreK-8 (Practicum Required)
      apply for Visual Art 5-12 (Practicum Required)
    • English Specialization
      apply for English 5-8 (Practicum Required)
      apply for English 8-12 (Practicum Required)

    • History Specialization
      apply for History 5-8 (Practicum Required)
      apply for History 8-12 (Practicum Required)
    • Mathematics Specialization
      apply for Mathematics 5-8 (Practicum Required)
      apply for Mathematics 8-12 (Practicum Required)
  • Special Education (MEd)
    apply for Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 Initial (Practicum Required)
    apply for Moderate Disabilities 5-12 Initial (Practicum Required)
    advance Early Childhood Initial to Professional
    advance Elementary Initial to Professional
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (MEd)
    apply for ESL PreK-6 Initial (Practicum Required)
    apply for ESL 5-12 Initial (Practicum Required)
    advance Early Childhood Initial to Professional
    advance Elementary Initial to Professional

July 2017


Educator Licensure and Placement Office

O'Connor Hall 125
Ms. Sandra Shaw, Associate Director of Educator Placement and Licensure
Field Placements:  508 626 4573  sshaw1@framingham.edu
Licensure: 508 215 5987 edlicensure@framingham.edu
Fax: 508 626 4734