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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Massachusetts

Around 2.2% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,715 teachers graduate from Massachusetts' 68 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts with a teaching program is Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge. In 2010, it was ranked 0th nationwide. In 2010, Harvard University graduated no students from its teaching program. Tuition at Harvard University was $38,415 per year.

Tufts University, which is located in Medford, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. 151 students graduated with degree in teaching from Tufts University in 2010. Students at Tufts University paid $41,598 per year in tuition fees.

Boston College, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a teaching program. It is located in Chestnut Hill. 182 students graduated with degree in teaching from Boston College in 2010. The tuition rate at Boston College was $40,542 per year.


If you choose to attend a Massachusetts teaching school, average tuition will be $20,586 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,144 per year to $41,598 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  1. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  2. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, students are charged $40,542 per year
  3. Brandeis University - located in Waltham, students are charged $40,289 per year

The following Massachusetts teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Roxbury Community College - located in Boston, students are charged $3,192 per year
  3. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year

A teaching degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Massachusetts pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 96,590 Massachusetts teacher as of 2010. This number includes 2,220 english teachers, 6,270 primary school education administrators, and 6,400 education administrators. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Bristol County - 54,460 teachers
  2. Hartford County - 10,070 teachers
  3. Windham County - 7,230 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 88,690 teachers working in Massachusetts then. Of these 88,690 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 7,060 will be primary school education administrators, and 7,230 will be education administrators.


On average, teachers earn $78,733 per year. However, Massachusetts teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,020 per year to more than $158,650 per year in 2010. Teachers in the following Massachusetts counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Franklin County - $74,911 per year
  2. Bristol County - $71,416 per year
  3. Windham County - $71,324 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for teacher:

  1. Berkshire County - $62,033 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $62,065 per year
  3. Worcester County - $63,774 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $130,750 per year
  2. Postsecondary Teacher - $120,170 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $111,950 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Massachusetts were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $51,040 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $48,120 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Massachusetts and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Teaching in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 28,890 $62,570 -10.1%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 18,340 $61,670 1.5%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 8,710 $58,510 25.3%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 6,400 $104,810 14.7%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 6,270 $94,330 17.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,340 $130,750 12.1%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,850 $56,090 -9.2%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,610 $120,170 -21.7%
Instructional Coordinators 3,360 $63,810 19.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 2,670 $111,950 20.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,220 $70,450 15.0%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 2,160 $48,120 13.7%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,710 $72,900 50.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,530 $51,040 -10.5%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,270 $81,340 -3.8%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $96,870 -36.0%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 150 $66,130 -51.6%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 150 $65,690

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