MIT STEP offers a teacher licensing program that can be done entirely at MIT or in conjunction with courses at Wellesley College. This program licenses students to teach mathematics or science in grades 5-12. The Scheller Teacher Education Program, offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, prepares MIT students to become teachers who are competent to teach in their field, willing to challenge established norms, able to bridge the boundaries among disciplines, and eager to help students develop the desire to question and explore. Click here for more info on STEP and here for more info on classes.
STEP is actively engaged in many research and development projects, designing and testing new learning technologies for use in formal and informal education. While some projects are in limited testing with partners, others are freely available for all to try and to use (some complete with curriculum and assessment). Find out more about these projects on the projects page.
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The MIT/Wellesley Scheller Teacher Education Program
This program prepares MIT students to become teachers who are:
- Competent to teach in their field and not afraid to challenge established norms
- Able to bridge the boundaries among disciplines
- Eager to help students develop the desire to question and explore that is so much a part of the MIT experience
MIT offers a teacher certification program that can be done entirely at MIT or in conjunction with courses at Wellesley College.
MIT students interested in teaching or education policy should take 11.124 and 11.125. These two courses fulfill both the HASS and CI-H requirements. Students who wish to obtain Teacher Certification in secondary math or sciences must also major or minor in a compatible subject area and complete a three course sequence at MIT (11.129, 11.130, 11.131) or Wellesley College that includes a component of supervised student teaching. Upon graduation, those who complete the program will be eligible for an Initial License in Massachusetts or the equivalent in many other states that have reciprocal teacher licensing agreements with Massachusetts.
IMPORTANT: If you're a MIT student interested in taking 11.129-11.131 (including student-teaching) in the following academic year, please contact the program manager Wendy Huang for school placement in April of the current academic year. (email@example.com, 617-324-2601, E15-301)