Field Placement

Important Announcements

  1. Field Placement Application Announcement
  2. New MA DESE licensure regulations, effective July 1, 2019, including:
  • Elimination of Biology 5-8;
  • Elimination of Earth Science 5-8;
  • Replacement of English 5-8 and English 8-12 with English 5-12;
  • Replacement of History 5-8 and History 5-12 with History 5-12; and
  • Name change of the Early Childhood license from
    Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities PreK-2 to
    Early Childhood PreK-2.

Field-based experiences are integral components of the education course work in Framingham State University's educator preparation programs. These experiences provide students with opportunities to observe and practice their teaching skills. Please refer to the following documents for additional information regarding placements and placement applications:

Application Deadlines

MTEL Results Deadlines

MTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID

Field Placement Information and Applications by Program:

Program Information:

What to Expect:


Evaluations, Forms, and Logs:

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are available in the College of Education Office.
  • Applications for fall placements must be hand-delivered to the Field Placement Office no later than February 15.
  • Applications for spring placements must be hand-delivered to the Field Placement Office no later than October 1.

MTEL Results Deadlines

Eligibility for Field Study II and Student Teaching placements require passing results for specified MTEL exams. In order to qualify for spring placement, passing results must be received in the Education Placement Office no later than December 15. Passing results for fall placements must be received in the Education Placement Office no later than July 31. Please allow at least two opportunities to take each test. 

Please refer to the MTEL Test and Score Dates to determine:

  • the last score report date prior to the deadline
  • the last date to take the test to meet the results deadline

MTEL requires 45 days between test sessions for an individual exam.  For example, if you take MTEL 001 Reading on February 1, you must wait until March 17 to retake that test.  You may register anytime after the previous session, i.e. February 1.

NOTE:  For Early Childhood Field Study II only to qualify for placement in the Child Development Lab, passing results for MTEL 001 Communications and Literacy Skills must be received in the Education Department Placement Office no later than one week prior to the first day of the semester.  Please refer to:

 MTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID

As of October 18, 2016, a Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID) is now required to register for MTEL.  There is some information on the MTEL website

Create and Identify your MEPID

Educator Licensure and Placement Office

O'Connor Hall 125
Ms. Sandra Shaw, Associate Director of Educator Placement and Licensure
Field Placements:  508 626 4573
Licensure: 508 215 5987
Fax: 508 626 4734