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Licensure Requirements Tool


  • Are you thinking of applying for your first educator license?

  • Do you need an explanation of the types of educator licenses offered in Massachusetts?

  • Do you already have a Massachusetts educator certificate or license and want an additional license?

  • Are you interested in becoming licensed as a vocational technical educator?

  • Do you have an educator certificate or license from another state and now want a Massachusetts educator license?

  • Do you have questions about the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)?

Licensure Requirements Tool is designed to answer these questions and more. Click on the links to the left to get started.

The information available within Licensure Requirements Tool is for information purposes only. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issues Educator licenses in accordance with the requirements contained in the Regulations for Education Licensure and Preparation Program Approval 603 CMR 7.00 and the Vocational Technical Education Regulations 603 4.00.

To view these requirements visit Please note that these requirements are subject to change.

The regulations for licensure are very complex. We will continuously update the On-line guide to further clarify the regulations.

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