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603 CMR 47.00
Licensure of Adult Basic Education Teachers and Preparation Program Approval

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47.09: Standards for Orientation of Adult Basic Education Teachers

(1) In order for ABE teachers newly licensed under Route One or Route Two to be eligible for license renewal in five years as set forth in 603 CMR 47.10, they must complete an ABE orientation that meets the requirements of 603 CMR 47.09(2). In order to meet this requirement, such teachers must be employed by, or be a volunteer in, an ABE program that provides financial and logistical support for their participation in an orientation that meets the standards specified in 603 CMR 47.09(2).

(2) All orientation programs shall meet the following minimum standards:

(a) A 15-hour orientation program, approved by the Department, as outlined in guidelines provided by the Department, for beginning ABE teachers and all other incoming teachers to introduce novice ABE teachers to the field of adult basic education and provide an overview of state and federal ABE regulations and initiatives.

(b) Not less than a three hour orientation, provided by the employing ABE program, that provides an overview of the organization's policies and practices as outlined in guidelines provided by the Department.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 47.00: M.G.L. c.69, § 1H.

Last Updated: November 24, 2004
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