Master of Education, Master of Science, or Certificate for Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education

Learn more about the graduate education program.

Contact Information

Licensing Track

This program leads to a Massachusetts teaching license in the following areas.

  • Middle and high school math initial licensure
  • Special education initial licensure (preK-8, 5 – 12)
  • Elementary initial licensure
  • Secondary history, mathematics, English, biology, chemistry, general science, physics


  • Rolling admissions
  • Preferred entry term: summer

Program Requirements

  • A full-year residency in a school (greater Springfield area) is required for fall and spring semesters for accepted students
  • All required MTELs must be passed before beginning the fall semester
  • transcript review of undergraduate and any prior graduate work is required prior to admission
  • Child and adolescent development is a required course prior to admission

Non-licensing Track

This program caters to individuals who wish to design their own program, which leads to a master's degree, but not licensure. 


  • Rolling admissions
  • Preferred entry term: summer

Admissions Requirements for Licensing and Non-licensing Tracks

  • Completed application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
    • Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
  • Personal statement
    • In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please provide the recommendation form to each of the three people you have chosen to comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as your preparedness for it.

International Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency by way of one of the following examinations:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

All application materials should be mailed to:

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

If you choose to email your application documents, please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered official unless they are emailed directly from the original source and not from the applicant. Please submit materials via email to

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