Graduate Education FAQs
Q: Do I need to have a bachelor's degree in education to enroll in the MAT program?
A: No. The MAT is designed for teachers who need a master's degree and "career-changers" who hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than education. Teaching experience is not required for admission.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE?
A: No. We focus on needs in the workplace. As such, our required application materials include a resume and letters of recommendation from current or recent employers.
Q: Do I have to take the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) prior to enrolling in a program?
A: No. Taking the MTEL is not required prior to enrolling in a program. However, the MTEL is required for state licensure. You must pass the MTEL prior to formal acceptance into the student teaching practicum.
Q: Does your program fulfill requirements for licensure or certification?
A: Yes. The MAT program is designed to meet the requirements issued by the Massachusetts Department of Education for an Initial Teaching License on the elementary level (grades 1-6) and secondary level (grades 5-8 or grades 8-12). The M.Ed. and CAGS programs in school administration prepare educators for an Initial License as a School Principal/Assistant School Principal on the elementary (Pre-K-6), middle (5-8), or high school (9-12) levels. A passing score on the MTEL is also required for state licensure.
Q: How long will it take to get my degree?
A: The programs are part-time and will take approximately two years to complete.
Q: How is Emmanuel College's M.Ed. different from an M.Ed. at other schools?
A: The M.Ed. program at Emmanuel College is designed specifically for educators who would like to become school principals and do not hold a master's degree.
Q: What if I am an educator who already holds a master's degree?
A: Then the CAGS program is for you. This program is designed for teachers and education professionals who have already achieved a master's degree and aspire to a school principal position.