Bunker Hill Community College and Salem State University Dual Admissions

A unique program for Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Salem high school students that fast tracks you to becoming a teacher.

Advisors at your high school, Bunker Hill Community College and Salem State University will guide you through this unique program so you can reach your goal.

  • Working with their guidance counselor, high school juniors or seniors select the appropriate FREE dual enrollment courses with the potential of earning anywhere from 12-30 credits as they get a jumpstart on their associate’s degree.
  • Upon graduation, qualified high school graduates then enroll at BHCC to complete the associate’s degree in one of the transfer pathway majors—art, early childhood, elementary, English, history, math, physical education, Spanish, or theatre.
  • While at BHCC, students will get support from both BHCC and Salem State staff and faculty.
  • Upon completing their Bunker Hill Community College associate’s degree, students transfer to Salem State into the teacher preparation program for the selected content major.
  • After three years at Salem State, students earn a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and an initial teaching license. Students graduate with extensive teaching experience ready to enter the classroom—and launch their career!


This special grant-funded program is only available to qualified high school students from these cities: Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Salem.

Education is a rewarding, energizing career because teachers make a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children and teenagers.

Bunker Hill Community College and Salem State University are looking for future teacher candidates for the dual admissions for future educators program who represent linguistic, ethnically or gender diversity.

Save Money

Students in the dual admissions for future educators program can expect to save $20,000 off the cost of completing an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree individually.

In total, this program will cost about $36,000—less than a single year of tuition at some institutions. Our goal is for students to graduate with less student debt than their expected first year teacher’s salary.

Graduates have a great future as overall demand for teachers with multicultural backgrounds is expected to grow in the next 10 years—and the districts participating in this program are committed to giving their high school graduates priority in hiring.