Secondary Education | Springfield College

Secondary Education

Master of Education
About This Program
Admissions Contact

Danielle Clough
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(413) 748-3225
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Program Contact

Eileen Cyr
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Education
(413) 748-3312

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Curriculum and Delivery
  • 32-credit program
  • Courses offered on campus in Springfield, Mass.
  • Students may opt to pursue licensure only
  • Program curriculum
Start Dates and Duration
  • Start in September (fall semester), January (spring semester), or May (summer semester)
  • Courses are offered full or part time
  • Complete in 2 years
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Our MEd in Educational Studies: Secondary Education at Springfield College prepares middle and high school teachers to create learning environments that support young people in their transition to adulthood. The program offers a combination of courses that will lead to the initial license in one of the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, English, History, Mathematics, and Social Sciences. All students entering the program will be required to meet the subject matter knowledge requirements stated in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure regulations.

The interdisciplinary nature of the graduate level initial licensure program courses provide a wider frame of reference for the students as they develop a foundation in the theoretical, historical, social and political foundations of education. Faculty teaching courses within this program will use the field experience of the students to deepen the students’ understanding of behavior management; reading strategies for content area learning; teaching methods; curriculum design; assessment and evaluation; inclusion of all students; special education; and engaging families and communities.

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"So far in my major, I have learned about the importance of literacy in the education system. I have learned how to write an effective SMART goal, how to construct a complete lesson plan, and how to engage my students in open discussions." Imara Robotham, Graduate Class of 2025
Imara Robotham - Springfield College

How to Apply:

Education Requirements

  • Each course has a field-based component (this is usually 15-20 hours a week in a school).
  • A prerequisite for this program is a bachelor’s degree in math, English, political science, history, chemistry, biology, earth science, visual arts, or a related field.
  • transcript review of undergraduate and any prior graduate work is required prior to admission.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete the FREE online application: Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials and instructions for submitting supplemental materials as listed below.
  2. Essay: 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Two letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or direct supervisor: Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.
  5. Transcripts: An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to or mailed to the college address: 

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

International Applicants

In addition to the above admissions requirements, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS: Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
  • Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.

The Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

International Students:


  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1


  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: October 1


  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: February 1

Fellowships & Scholarships

Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.

Employee Partnerships

Employees of our partnerships are eligible to receive a $5,000 or $10,000 partner grant.