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What Is It? / Time Frame

What Is It? / Time Frame

Initial License

An educator license issued to a person who holds a bachelor's degree, passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), completed an educator preparation program approved by the Commissioner, and met other eligibility requirements established by the Board. The Initial license is valid for five years of employment and may be extended at the discretion of the Commissioner for an additional five years.

Extension of an Initial License

(a) An educator may extend an Initial license one time for an additional five years of employment. (b) In order to be eligible for such extension, upon application, a candidate must: 1. Have been employed for five years under a valid Initial license. 2. Submit a signed statement indicating how the candidate will fulfill the requirements for Professional licensure