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Program Overview

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has several levels of teacher licensure. The Framingham State University Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensing (PBTL) program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are seeking Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. This program prepares candidates for the second level, Initial licensure. Further study and at least three years of successful teaching with the Initial license are elements required for the final level, Professional licensure.

The Framingham State University PBTL program offers Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved programs in:

  • Biology (Grades 5-8, 8-12)
  • Chemistry (Grades 8-12)
  • Early Childhood (Grades PreK-2)
  • Earth Science (Grades 5-8)
  • Elementary (Grades 1-6)
  • English (Grades 5-8, 8-12)
  • French (Grades 5-12)
  • History (Grades 5-8, 8-12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 5-8, 8-12)
  • Spanish (Grades 5-12)
  • Visual Art (Grades PreK-8, 5-12)

The PBTL program offers a flexible approach designed specifically for working adults. For more information on this program, please review the Program Information Topics noted to the right.

To to consult with one of our academic advisors, without cost, by phone or in person, call the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) at 508-626-4540 to schedule your appointment.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220