MA Licensure and Recertification

Educators, including teachers, support personnel, and administrators are required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to be eligible to teach in Massachusetts Public Schools. Find more information for Academic PreK-12 Licensure from DESE.

Not sure what you need to get a particular license or advance your license? Use DESE’s Licensure Requirements Tool.

Information regarding Endorsements.