The education concentration enables adults to explore the field of education, focus on education as an avenue for change, gain a broad range of subject matter knowledge, and earn a bachelor's degree while working full-time. The adult-centered program offers opportunities to explore ways to make education the way we want it to be. The course work will help to prepare students to pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensing (MTEL) in Communication and Literacy and Elementary Subject Matter.

Goals are to provide:

  • Access to the educational field for non-traditional adult learners
  • Excellence in preparation to enter a licensing program after graduation
  • Opportunities to expand and deepen students' views of the diverse world



Graduation Requirements

Students must earn 120 credits to graduate. Of those credits, 48 must be taken at Springfield College (residency requirement).

Students must complete all three levels of required courses:

  • General education requirements
  • School of Professional and Continuing Studies requirements
  • Education concentration requirements (Minimum 18 credits taken in residence)

The group project must focus on an educational issue. The link below provides a detailed explanation of the graduation requirements and lists the general education requirements categories.

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Credit and Course Requirements

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Requirements

Education concentration students:

  • Must choose a group project topic that is education-related
  • Should take the communication and literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensing (MTEL) if they plan to be licensed in Massachusetts
  • Should take the Praxis test if they plan to be licensed in Connecticut

The education concentration alone does not qualify graduates for licensing. Students who are successful in the program and who pass the communication and literacy MTEL, are eligible for post baccalaureate professional preparation programs.


Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000