Teacher Licensure and the TTC
Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course is an approved program for initial licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A master's degree is not required in order to acquire an initial teaching license in Massachusetts. Upon satisfactory completion of the TTC — with or without completion of a master's program -- and the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs), graduates are able to obtain their initial license in early childhood, elementary, middle school humanities, middle school math, middle school math, or middle school math and science education.
Due to recent changes in the state's licensure requirements, all participants in the TTC must take a graduate level course in Sheltered English Immersion. This course is included in Lesley's master's degree programs; licensure-only students must register for this course in addition to their TTC enrollment.
Once licensed in Massachusetts, teachers are eligible for licensure in approximately 40 other states under the reciprocal interstate agreement, though additional steps may be required by each state.
Master of Education from Lesley University
The Teacher Training Course has collaborated with Lesley University for more than 40 years to offer apprentice teachers a yearlong apprenticeship and the opportunity to earn a master's degree in early childhood, elementary and middle school education, focusing their coursework on pedagogy related to their desired field. Apprentices who wish to earn a master's degree concurrently with their TTC work must complete application processes through both the TTC and Lesley University.
Master of Education from Tufts University
For the 2015–2016 school year, our partnership with Tufts is on hold. As a result, we are unable to accept applications for the Shady Hill-Tufts program at this time.