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Graduate Education Programs

Take Your Career to the Next Level with BSU Graduate Education Programs

Whether you’re an educator interested in continuing your education or you want to change careers and become a teacher, we have graduate programs to fit your needs at Bridgewater State University.

From teacher licensure programs to Master of Education degrees, our PreK–12 and secondary education graduate programs will prepare you to take your place as a confident professional in contemporary classrooms.

Our Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership offers several graduate education programs and areas of study to help you complete your MEd in education as you develop and hone the knowledge and skills you need to meet your professional goals.

Graduate Education Program Highlights

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Exciting hands-on learning opportunities

As you complete your MEd in education at BSU, you’ll find prepractica and practica opportunities, collaborate with students from other programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies and more.
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Small class-sizes yield big benefits

At BSU, you’ll learn in small class sizes that facilitate a more personalized learning experience. As you pursue your MEd in education at BSU, you’ll have one-on-one time with your instructors, plus the chance to collaborate with fellow grad students.
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MEd programs that work for you

At BSU, we offer several graduate education programs to fit your needs. Our PreK–12 Education (non-licensure) program is great if you’re an international student looking to teach in your home country. Our APB teacher licensure programs are for you if you have content knowledge and want to teach in Massachusetts.

Learn from expert instructors

Whether you’re pursuing your MEd in education, teacher licensure or certificate, you’ll learn from diverse faculty with teaching and research backgrounds. You’ll not only benefit from their scholarly expertise, but you’ll also gain insights from their years in the classroom.

Convenient scheduling

At BSU, you may complete PreK–12 and secondary education graduate programs in person in the evenings, online or in hybrid formats. These flexible options allows us to accommodate the schedules of working students.

NCATE-compliant programs

Our graduate education programs, including the postbaccalaureate teacher licensure programs, comply with the recommendations of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee and the Advisory Group to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Program of Study for Students in Graduate Education Programs

Whether you’re looking to continue your MEd in education or you’re interested in pursuing teacher licensure programs, our graduate education programs feature rigorous curricula, practical teaching methods and mentoring to help you develop or advance your teaching and career.

Choose from:

  • The PreK–12 Education (non-licensure), MEd, which delves into curriculum design concepts and research methodologies.
  • The Secondary Education, Postbaccalaureate Licensure (APB, PB), which includes the study of differentiated instruction, classroom management and others.

Admission Requirements and Program Details

Click any link below to reveal each program's admission requirements and program description.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

MEd Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Anne Hird

APB, PB Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Thomas

Careers in PreK–12 or Secondary Education

Whether you’re launching a teaching career or adding additional expertise, our master’s in secondary education programs and other graduate education programs will give you the training and credentials you need to build your desired career.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.


Continue Your Education Beyond These Graduate Education Programs

If you’re interested in an alternate graduate education program apart from our teacher licensure programs or master’s in secondary education, consider an MEd Master of Education through the following programs:


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View this PDF for an overview of the College of Graduate Studies.

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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.

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View our graduate events page to RSVP to information sessions, workshops and seminars.

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