Our Massachusetts Certification Guide.

Traditional Massachusetts Teaching  Certificate

  1. Earn your Bachelors Degree or higher
  2. Prepare by getting some field experience. You will need some classroom time, even if this is student teaching or other internship options.
  3. Pass the Massachusetts Test for Educators License (MTEL)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Apply Online
    • Processing fee $100 payable to : The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Massachusetts Department of Education
      Office of Educator Licensure
      350 Main Street
      Malden, MA 02148
      (781) 338-6600
  5. Do you want to renew your Massachusetts Teacher Certification?*

Alternative Approach for the Massachusetts Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can earn the teach in Massachusetts before you complete the teacher education program.  Your preliminary license will be void after 5 years

  1. Pass the Massachusetts Test for Educators License (MTEL)
  2. Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
  3. Call a representative (781) 338-6600

Teaching Schools in Massachusetts

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Massachusetts

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