College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Academic Requirements

The updated Massachusetts 2003 Regulations also mandate the new Vocational Technical Education Teachers must complete eighteen (18) credits of academic studies. See below for details:

Academic Studies Credits
Three (3) college degree credits English Composition 101 or a higher level required. 3 required
Three (3) college degree credits in a higher level English (oral communication would also be acceptable) such as English Composition 102, Technical Writing, Report Writing, Business Writing, Writing in the Professions, Advanced Writing, Current Themes in Literature. A higher-level English course that is based on the MA English Language Arts Curriculum Framework may be counted. 3 required
Three (3) college degree credits in college mathematics 100 or a higher level (required) such as Mathematics 104, College Algebra I, Pre-Calculus, Analytical Geometry I, Math for Engineering technologies, Statistic I 3 minimum
Three (3) college degree credits in college science 100 or a higher level(required) such as Biology I and II, Microbiology, Plane Science, Botany, Zoology, Soil Science, Ecology, Human Health, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry, Nutrition, Physics. 3 minimum
Six (6) college degree credits in higher level college science and/or mathematics such as Algebra II, Biology II, Calculus. Higher level mathematics and science courses that are based on the MA Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the MA Science & Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework may be counted may be counted. Computer Science courses may be counted toward three of the six college degree credits in science and/or mathematics when a direct correlation exists between the course and the area of vocational licensure, and this correlation is clearly evident through the course description. 6

There are a variety of sources for the course topics outlined above but we can suggest that some of the academic requirements can be met by online courses from UMass Boston. These are:

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