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Governor Baker has issued an executive order extending licenses for certain licensed professionals, including licensed educators. The order states that a license that is "in good standing" as of March 18, 2020, and that has expired or will expire during the state of emergency, is now extended and will remain valid until 90 days after the end of the state of emergency. The Department expects to issue guidance to implement the terms of the order.
If you have questions related to educator licensure in Massachusetts, please call the Licensure Call Center: 781-338-6600, Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–1pm & 2pm–5pm.
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Last Updated: May 22, 2020
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH): Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for schools
Parents and guardians questions can be directed to COVID19K12ParentInfo@mass.gov
MTEL questions can be directed to TestHelp@doe.mass.edu
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