Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Teacher Licensure in Massachusetts

How do I become a science educator in Massachusetts?

The best source of general information is this page on the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website.


How do I renew or advance my current Massachusetts license?

The best source of information about the requirements to re-license is at this page on the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website.

A major change in Fall 2016 - the 150 PDPs for primary license renewal needs to include:

  • At least 15 PDPs related to SEI or English as a Second Language.
  • At least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.
  • At least 90 PDPs in the content area of the license or in pedagogy, with no less than 60 PDPs in or related to the content area of the educator's primary license.

Source: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr44.html?section=06

 

What counts for PDPs?

The must know about PDPs is at this page on the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website.


Where can I get PDPs?

MAST coordinates a state wide professional development resource list.

Look for opportunities at this page on the MAST website.


Where can I find a job?

The location of postings for teacher positions varies depending on the district. The most direct method is to go to the human resource page of the districts where you would like to teach.

Other resources include:

Other resources for information:

The MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association) has a two-page document detailing steps for getting or renewing a license on this page of the MTA website.

 
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