Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Logo
The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Educator Effectiveness

Educator Preparation in Massachusetts

We work with over 75 educator preparation organizations in Massachusetts toward our common goal of preparing every teacher to make a positive impact on students on his or her first day in the classroom. Every year, approximately 63,000 students in the Commonwealth are taught by first-year teachers who are graduates of our educator preparation programs; we have a unique opportunity to greatly improve the academic experience for those students. By improving the depth and quality of preparation for our new teachers, we narrow the "experience gap," improve retention rates for school districts, and improve student outcomes particularly for our most vulnerable and underserved populations. We do this through our:

If you have inquiries, please contact .

Education as a Career in Massachusetts

If you are an individual seeking information about educator licensure, please see the following resources. Learn about what steps you must take to earn a license.

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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


Disclaimer: A reference in this website 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.