Student progress toward meeting Advanced Standing in Teacher Education is monitored at the end of the sophomore year (57 credits). Please see section on Licensure for Teacher Education .
In order to be eligible for student teaching, a student must have completed all required course and field work, have an overall GPA of 2.8 (including transfer work), and have a passing grade in the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (i.e., Communication and Literacy and subject matter tests). Student teaching placements are limited to within a 30-mile radius of the campus.
Requirements for the Business Management Major
Business Management majors must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the major at Westfield State University in order to graduate.
Professional Sequence: Middle (Grades 5-8) and Secondary (Grades 8-12) Specialist
The Professional Sequence for Middle and Secondary Specialist must be completed by students intending to teach an academic subject area in the Middle or Secondary School. Students must complete an academic major in the subject area in which the licensure is sought.