M.Ed. and CAGS

Professional License

Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary Education (Grades 1-6),
Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

In-Person 30 major credits * 2 years

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Entire program conducted in or near your school

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE tests

No weekend classes


This 30 credit-hour program is designed for those educators with an initial teacher’s license who are seeking Professional Licensure in the same field and at the same level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate and diverse assessment measures to determine students’ reading and writing performance.
  • Construct, design, and use multiple and varied content pedagogical skills to support student learning with demonstrated student growth data.
  • Identify and apply integrative and assistive technologies that support student learning within and outside of inclusive environments.
  • Compare, contrast, and elaborate on the theoretical constructs in urban education that influence successful completion of student learning outcomes.
  • Using task analysis, decide and use assessment data to design developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum based lessons.
  • Address the continued shortfall of teachers in STEM areas.

Program Length

  • The licensure track program has been designed to be completed in 2 years for a total of 30 credits. The candidate will be endorsed for professional licensure (in early childhood, elementary or moderate disability prek-8), upon successful completion of the course sequence.
  • The non-licensure track has been designed for teachers who already hold a professional license are looking to earn a degree only. This program has been designed to be completed in 2 years for a total of 30 credits.

Admissions Requirements

  • The program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Students with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) is required for the licensure track.
  • A prior initial or professional license in the same field of knowledge is required.
  • For a full list of application requirements, please refer to page 2 of the student information packet.
Please Note:

* Total credit hours are as of 1-28-18 and reflect entry into the 2018-2019 academic year. Credit totals are subject to change in accordance with AIC institution and DESE requirements.