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Licensure & Certification

There are different licenses a perspective educator can and must obtain. The links below provide you with direct access to the Department of Education , where you can access information and get your questions answered regarding education licensure and certifications.

Academic (PreK - 12) Certifications

http://www.doe.mass.edu/Educators/e_license.html?section=k12

“Educators, including teachers, support personnel, and administrators are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to be eligible to teach in the Massachusetts Public Schools. For thorough and specific information about the license you wish to obtain, visit the section of this website called Licensure Help. Educators can also Contact the Licensure Office to learn about becoming licensed or renewing a license.”

Vocational Technical Education Certifications

 http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/e_license.html?section=voc 

“Educators, including teachers, support personnel, and administrators are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to be eligible to teach in the Massachusetts Public Schools. For thorough and specific information about the license you wish to obtain, visit the section of this website called Licensure Help.”

Applying Online - The Educator Licensing and Recruitment (ELAR) System allows current and prospective Massachusetts educators to complete most licensure related transactions on the Internet. Within ELAR, individuals may apply for new licenses, renew Professional licenses, check licensure status, edit personal information, post resumes, locate job openings, and more.”