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Academic PreK-12 Forms, Guidelines, and Licensure Regulations


Educator Licenses: Supporting Documents

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12-Credit Option Verification Form
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12 Credit Updated Evaluation: Professional Licensure Form
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Administrator Licenses: Guide and Form (Apprenticeship/Internship and Panel Review)
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Competency Review Guide and Forms
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Commissioner's Determination Advisory
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Employment/Induction and Mentoring Verification Form
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Foreign Teacher Panel Guidelines
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Internship Verification Template
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Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure: SMK Chart
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Out-of-State Approved Program Verification Form
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Structured Guidance & Support Guides and Forms
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Verifying a Program Accredited by ASHA Template
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Verifying a Program Accredited by NASP Template

Application / ELAR Guides

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Create and Manage Your ELAR Profile
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Credit Card Authorization Form
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Extension of Initial License Guide and Template
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How to Apply and Pay for a License in ELAR: A Step by Step Guide
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How to Apply for the SEI Endorsement in ELAR: A Step by Step Guide
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How to Upload documents in ELAR: A Step by Step Guide
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License/Endorsement Application: Hardcopy Submission

Request for Licensure Updates/Hard Copy of License

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Educator License Change Request
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How to Request a Hard Copy of Your License in ELAR: A Step By Step Guide
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Request for a Hard Copy of License Form
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Request for a Name Change Form
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Request to Remove Idle Status Form

Professional Support Personnel Advisories

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Registered Nurse Advisory
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School Counselor Panel Review Advisory
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School Psychologist Panel Review Advisory
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School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (MSW) Panel Review Advisory
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School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor Panel Review Advisory

Professional License Renewal / How to Renew

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How to Renew and Pay for a License in ELAR: A Step by Step Guide
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License Renewal Activity Log Additional Area Form B-2
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License Renewal Activity Log Primary Area Form B-1
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Recertification/Renewal Guidelines
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Renewal of License Application
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Renewal Professional Level License Presentation
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Professional License Renewal: Audit FAQs

Verification of Higher Education Degree / Official Transcripts

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Foreign (non-U.S.) Coursework and/or Degree
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Official Transcripts/Degree Conferral: An Overview
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Recognized National accrediting organizations

Endorsements Supporting Documents

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Autism Endorsement: Demonstration of SMK Form
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Bilingual Education Endorsement: Demonstration of SMK Form B

Regulations

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License Renewal Regulations (603 CMR 44.00)
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Provisional License Validity Guidelines
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Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval (603 CMR 7.00)
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SMK Requirements - Regulations v May 2, 2016
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Subject Matter Knowledge Guidelines August 2018
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Summary of June 2017 Board Regulation Changes
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Vocational Technical Education Regulations (603 CMR 4.00)
 
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