Professional Teacher Status- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Professional Teacher Status

To:Superintendents, and Leaders of Charter Schools and Collaboratives
From:David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education
Date:March 20, 2003


Some newly hired teachers are asserting that they have lost several months toward earning professional teacher status. This problem is due to a delay in the processing of their application for licensure. Therefore, I am advising you that we may need to count the applicable period of time of uncertified service due to delays in the licensure application process toward the professional teacher status of such new teachers.

Please provide the Office of Academic Affairs and Educator Licensure with the names and social security numbers of any new teachers who may have lost time toward professional status due to a delay in the licensure application process. In turn, we will provide you with a letter informing you of the date of the submission of the initial licensure application as well as the date of issue of the credential.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Marion Gillon, at 781-338-6624.

Last Updated: March 20, 2003

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