Dual degree students complete a total of 15 -16 courses: 6 courses in the GCS program, and 8-9 courses in the MAT program, depending on the teaching unit selected. In addition, students complete a capstone project in GCS that may include a teaching unit. For the teaching unit, students have the option of completing a one-semester teaching practicum or a full-year teaching internship in a public school. Dual-degree students present their capstone work at the GCS colloquium with their fellow graduating GCS students.
Successful completion of the MAT degree, along with passing scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs), allows students to receive initial teaching licensure in the state of Massachusetts at the elementary school level (grades 1-6).