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603 CMR 7.00
Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval

Most Recently Amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: September 22, 2015

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7.01: Purpose and Authority

(1) Purpose. The provisions of 603 CMR 7.00 are intended to accomplish several major objectives:

(a) Strengthen the subject matter knowledge required for each license;
(b) Strengthen the subject matter knowledge required for the teaching of reading for all teacher licenses;
(c) Clarify and strengthen the professional standards for practice for teachers and administrators;
(d) Clarify alternate ways in which prospective teachers and administrators can be prepared for a career in education;
(e) Strengthen safeguards for parents and students by requiring strong induction programs and three years of employment before new teachers can obtain a Professional license;
(f) Prepare educators to help all students achieve; and
(g) Strengthen accountability for providers of preparation programs by linking state approval to the performance of their candidates on state licensing tests and performance assessments, as well as results of state administered surveys, employment data and evaluation ratings data.

(2) Authority. 603 CMR 7.00 is promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education pursuant to M. G. L. c. 71, § 38G.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 69, §§ 1J and 1K, as amended by St. 2010, c. 12, § 3; c. 71, § 38G.



Last Updated: May 2, 2016
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