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Career Changer: Become a Teacher


  • In an unfulfilling job wishing you could make a difference by becoming a teacher?
  • Uncertain you can handle graduate-level education courses, especially on top of family and your current career?
  • Worried about not having the finances to go back to school?
  • Not certain what it will take to become a teacher or if it’s even possible, since your bachelor’s degree wasn't in education?


Start When It is Convenient for You
New students get four opportunities throughout the year to begin their graduate education program at the start of each new session.  

Have Flexibility When You Take Classes
We provide Friday night/Saturday courses, as well as once-a-week night courses, and observe MA public school vacations to fit the busy schedule of those making a career change to teaching.

Try Three Courses Without Commitment
Students can take up to three courses without being accepted into the program unless you are seeking financial aid.

Set Your Own Pace
Students complete their graduate education degree at whatever pace is right for them.

Your Advisor Guides You Every Step of the Way
At the beginning of your career change to teaching, an advisor in your program will spend time with you to understand what your greatest needs are in education. They will work closely with you to determine what the best teacher licenses, certifications, and degree options will be for you to earn based on your background and interests. From start to finish, they will provide you with a roadmap for class selections and advise you throughout your practicum for licensure to help you on your path to becoming a teacher. we care about our students’ success, and it shows.

Cost of Graduate Education Classes
The cost is simply $350 per credit for Graduate Education classes. Most classes are 3 credits, or $1,050. A 36-credit Master’s degree is just $12,600, a 30-credit Ed.S. is just $10,500, and a 21-credit Licensure Only is $7,350. There are only three fees:

  1. $75 administrative fee for each term courses are taken in (Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer)

  2. $75 one-time nonrefundable application fee

  3. $220 graduation fee  

That’s all of the math you need, to get to the bottom line. Financial Aid Loans are available to our graduate students. Learn More About Graduate Financial Aid ➔

Gordon College is Less Than 1 Minute From 128
Courses are centrally held in Gordon College's Jenks Library, the first right turn as soon as you get on campus, with a large parking lot that leads to the entrance of the building.  Within minutes students park their cars and get to their classrooms. View Gordon College maps ➔


Preparing Teachers For Over 120 Years
Founded as a school for training church leaders and missionaries in 1889, Gordon College has been committed to preparing outstanding teachers for work around the world from its very first day.

Experience a Rich Solid Foundation of Courses
Regardless of whether you intend to become a teacher at the pre-K, elementary, middle school, or high school level Gordon offers a rich balance of subject matter content courses and pedagogy, including clinical experience in all its forms.

Hold One of the Most Important Jobs in the World Today
Teachers are responsible for educating the next generation of children who will become future leaders, inventors and those who change the world. Gordon College is here to help you succeed.