If you are thinking of pursuing a rewarding career as a teacher, a Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program can provide the knowledge and skills you need. Designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, these programs offer a convenient, time-efficient way to become licensed to teach in the state of Massachusetts. Prepare yourself to become a highly qualified teacher, and bring your unique experience to the classroom – with a degree from Bridgewater State University.
Postbaccalaureate licensure programs offer:
- Diverse faculty with extensive teaching experience and ongoing participation in educational research, scholarly publication and professional organizations
- Compliance with recommendations of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee and the Advisory Group to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Prepractica and practica opportunities, enabling close collaboration with students from other programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies
- Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
- Courses are offered in the evening and taught in two formats: in-person or a hybrid of in-person an online
- Benefits of a state institution that has been training teachers for more than 170 years
- Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state
*Students who return to Bridgewater to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) to advance to their professional stage licensure may apply one course from the APB program toward the core requirements (EDMC 538) of the MAT program.
To learn more about the program, please see our FAQ's below.
APB Students, START HERE! Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Melissa Winchell