Welcome to the Educator Licensure Information web site, designed to assist current students and our alumnae/alumni with the licensure application process.
Applying for your Massachusetts educator license
Select your action type for instructions appropriate for your specific licensure application.
- Applying for Your First Initial License
- Adding Academic Teacher Initial License
- Adding Specialist Teacher Initial License
- Adding Administrator Initial License
- Advancing from Initial to Professional Licensure
Moving Out of State
If you are applying for a license in another state and are asked to provide verification that you have completed an approved program, please select above link for instructions. Most states require some type of verification and have forms designed for this purpose.
Upcoming Licensure Workshop Schedule
At the end of each semester, we hold workshops, by licensure groups, for new program completers applying for licensure. Applying for licensure can be a tricky process and mistakes are not easily fixed. We understand that you have a busy schedule and ask that you make every effort to attend at the scheduled time. Individual meetings are not possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit this page for answers to questions regarding when your license should be processed, how to access a copy of your license, how to add a second license, and more.
Please visit this page for information and answers to questions regarding the Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement/Licensure Requirement.