As you complete your coursework, you will benefit from our cohort-based learning community that models the team-oriented educational workplace. In addition to hands-on fieldwork experiences in actual classrooms, you'll explore key concepts of successful educational practice, including literacy, curriculum development and lesson planning, classroom management, working with children with special needs and techniques to adapt and differentiate instruction for different learners.
The M.Ed. Director will present a comprehensive overview of the Curry program and the steps to become a licensed teacher in Massachusetts. Have your questions answered to get started this Fall.
Tuesday, January 12 @ 4:00 p.m. Register
Due to the closing of MTEL testing sites, the deadline for CLST and Math MTEL scores has been extended until September 15 (test by August 25). Students must pass all of their other remaining tests by December 1 (taken by October 31).
Before you apply to either tracks of the Curry College Master of Education programs, you'll need to:
Visit Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure to register for these tests.
What is Cohort Study?
As a student in the Curry College M.Ed. Program, you will be part of a cohort group. That means that the same students will be in all of your classes for the entire program, start to finish. Cohort group learning has proven to be very effective for adult learners because it creates a community of professionals who can study together, provide support, discuss common on-the-job problems, and offer networking opportunities.
New cohorts begin at our Milton and Plymouth campuses each Fall.
A PDF file of the course descriptions can be opened or downloaded from the link below:
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
Title II, Section 207 of the Higher Education Act requires all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students who receive federal financial assistance to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing.
Note: Curry College had a 100% pass rate for all program completers during the 2019-2020 reporting year.
Information about Curry pass rates is available upon request by contacting the Licensure Officer/Title II Coordinator, (617) 333-2196.
The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure are administered Monday-Saturday at designated test centers in Massachusetts and in many states each academic year. Additional information regarding all state testing is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Educator Licensure, 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148-9140; Telephone: (781) 338-6600; www.mtel.nesinc.com. For additional information about Curry College's testing requirements, please contact Curry College Licensure Officer at 617-333-2196.
Excellent educational professionals:
To prepare skilled, knowledgeable educators with the creativity to instigate change, the caring to advocate for children and adult learners, and the skill and knowledge to advance learning and growth for all students.
Thoughtful, analytical, and effective leaders:
To develop education leaders with the skepticism, critical analysis, and synthesis ability, contextual knowledge and communication skills to identify problems, craft solutions, and lead efforts towards positive change.
Meet and/or exceed all applicable Department of Education standards:
To align all course objectives will applicable DOE standards to ensure that the College's programs meet or exceed all state expectations in its licensure programs.
Preparing Excellent Educators:
Curry graduates should be:
Preparing reflective, analytical and effective leaders:
Curry graduates should be:
Meeting/Exceeding State Standards: