Office of Licensure

Academic - Pre K

Educators, including teachers, support personnel, and administrators are required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to be eligible to teach in Massachusetts Public Schools.

Click on the name of each licensure category above to learn more about the types of licenses that make up each category as well as the general requirements of those licenses.

To find out the specific requirements of the license that you wish to apply for, please use our Licensure Requirements Tool located in the Online Services module.

ELAR Logo
Contact Us

Office of Educator Licensure
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Fax: 781-338-3391

Licensure Call Center: 781-338-6600
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm.

Walk-in Welcome Center Service Counter
Hours: Monday-Friday
8:45am - 4:45pm 
Located on the 1st floor

Please be sure to bring a form of photo identification that includes your name (cannot be a photo copy) with you when visiting ESE.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

Directions

Disclaimer:  Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.