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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 6.00:
Teacher Quality Enhancement

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6.01: Authority, Scope and Purpose

(1) The Board of Education promulgates 603 CMR 6.00 pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B and under M.G.L. c. 15A, §§ 19B and 19C, as added by St. 1998, c. 260.

(2) 603 CMR 6.03 and 6.04 provide the criteria and process by which the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education selects recipients for the incoming teacher signing bonus program, as outlined by M.G.L. c. 15A, § 19B. The purpose of the incoming teacher signing bonus program is to encourage high achieving candidates, including recent college graduates and mid-career individuals such as engineers, homemakers, military personnel and others, especially those who would not otherwise consider a career in teaching, to teach in the Massachusetts public schools.

(3) 603 CMR 6.05 provides the criteria and process by which the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education selects master teachers for the master teacher corps program, as outlined by M.G.L. c. 15A, § 19C. The purpose of the master teacher corps program is to build a group of recognized teachers of high achievement in the profession who shall serve to mentor incoming apprentice teachers and further the goals of the Education Reform Act.

(4) The provisions of M.G.L. c. 15A, §§ 19B and 19C are hereby specifically incorporated by reference into 603 CMR 6.00.



Last Updated: September 1, 1998
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