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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Final Amendments to Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval, 603 CMR 7.00

To:
Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
From:
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
Date:
December 9, 2011

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At the October 24, 2011 meeting, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to 603 CMR 7.00, Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval. The proposed amendments would:

  1. Align the licensure standards for administrative leadership with the standards for educator evaluation that the Board approved in June 2011;
  2. Streamline the licensure regulations by including only the administrative leadership standards and publishing more detailed indicators in guidelines;
  3. Include American Sign Language as a Foreign Language license; and
  4. Create an option for a school nurse to earn a Supervisor/Director license.

The Department received 22 comments during the comment period. All comments received were in support for the proposed changes. The written comments are enclosed for your information, along with a table summarizing the comments and the Department's responses.

Since all the comments were in support of the proposed revisions, I am not proposing any changes from the amendments that I presented to you at the October Board meeting.

Claudia Bach, Director of the Office of Educator Preparation, Policy and Leadership; Liz Losee, Assistant Director of the Office of Educator Preparation, Policy and Leadership; Brian Devine, Director of the Licensure Office; and Debra Comfort, Associate General Counsel will be available at the Board meeting to answer any questions.

Attachments:

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Proposed Final Regulations (clean copy)
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Proposed Final Regulations (with changes tracked)
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Summary of Comments from the Public
 
Public Comments Received
 
Motion to Adopt Regulations


Last Updated: December 15, 2011
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