Licensure

Teachers, administrators, specialists, and support staff needs to acquire licenses in order to work in public schools in Massachusetts.  Please follow the link below in order to learn more about the types of licenses, requirements, and various steps one must take in order to navigate this process.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/become-educator.html
This next link is a great tool to help you learn more about the requirements specific to your needs.  Here you enter your category, field, grade, type, and info about your situation in order to be directed to a personally curated page that details the steps and requirements you should be working towards.
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/licensurehelp/LicenseRequirementsCriteriaPageControl.ser

MTELs

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator License (MTEL) is designed to ensure that MA educators are proficient in the subject knowledge they will be teaching.  Please follow the link below in order to learn more about MTEL requirements for specific licensure as well as the process for registering for the tests.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/mtel.html
This next link provides more information about the content of the tests, as well as opportunities for alternative testing arrangements and study materials.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/mtel/

Educator Preparation Programs

Please follow the link below in order to view a list of state-approved educator preparation programs.  These include higher education institutions, public school districts, collaboratives, and other methods in which you can find the program that is the best fit for you.
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search/search.aspx?leftNavId=11238
This next link is a great tool to help you find a program that best suits your interests and needs.  Here you are able to search via type of educator license you are pursuing, teaching level, type of program, and location, as well as by entering an address and finding programs that are within a close proximity.
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/licensurehelp/ProgramSearchPageControl.ser

Paraprofessionals Hiring Requirements

If you would like to gain more experience in education before pursuing a teaching license, becoming a paraprofessional is a fantastic opportunity.  Please follow the link below in order to learn more about the requirements necessary for this position.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/paraprofessional.html

School & District Profiles

Massachusetts collects information from its schools and districts annually.  Please follow the link below in order to learn more information about schools and districts that you may be interested in applying too.
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/

Equitable Access

Massachusetts is working to close the equity gap that currently exists in our education system.  Please follow the link below in order to learn more about the work that is currently being done in our state to accomplish this goal.
http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/equitableaccess/