Shelley Tinkham, Dean, Graduate and Continuing Education
Westfield State University is one of the most comprehensive universities for continuing education in Massachusetts. Students come to Westfield State from a variety of careers, life experiences, and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.
Graduate degrees include Accounting, Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Administration, and Social Work. Graduate certificates are available in Applied Behavior Analysis, Homeland Security Studies, and Spanish (Online). Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure programs are also available.
M.A.: English (initial, professional, and non-licensure), Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling: Mental Health, Mental Health-Forensics, School Adjustment Counseling (non-licensure), School Guidance.
M.Ed.: Initial Licensure Programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Teacher (Biology, History, Mathematics), Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Prek-8 or 5-12).
M.Ed.: Professional Licensure Programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Teacher (Mathematics), Movement Science (Physical Education).
M.Ed.: Specialist Programs in Reading Specialist (Initial).
M.Ed.: Non-Licensure Programs in History, Vocational Education.
M.P.A.: Public Administration.
M.S.: Accounting, Criminal Justice, Physician Assistant Studies.
M.S.W.: Social Work.
POST-BACCALAUREATE Teacher Licensure Programs.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES: Applied Behavior Analysis and Homeland Security.
ONLINE Graduate Spanish Certificate.