Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 4.00:

Vocational Technical Education

Section:

  • 4.01: Purpose
  • 4.02: Definitions
  • 4.03: Program Approval Criteria and Operational Requirements
  • 4.04: Program Approval Procedures and Policies
  • 4.05: Program Outcomes
  • 4.06: Unpaid Off-Campus Construction and Maintenance Projects
  • 4.07: Types of Vocational Technical Teacher Licenses, Requirements for Licensure and Licenses Issued
  • 4.08: Types of Vocational Technical Administrator Licenses and Requirements for Licensure
  • 4.09: Types of Vocational Technical Cooperative Education Coordinator Licenses and Requirements for Licensure
  • 4.10: Professional Standards
  • 4.11: Extension of Preliminary Vocational Technical Teacher License
  • 4.12: Professional Vocational Technical Educator License Renewal and Professional Development
  • 4.13: General Provisions Regarding Educator Licensure
  • 4.14: Certificate of Occupational Proficiency
  • 4.15: Endorsements
  • 4.16: Pilot Programs
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Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: June 22, 2021


4.08: Types of Vocational Technical Administrator Licenses and Requirements for Licensure

(1) Types

(a) Initial

(b) Professional

(2) Requirements for the Initial Vocational Technical Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent License

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Evidence that the candidate meets the current requirements for the Initial Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent license under 603 CMR 7.00: Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval.

(c) Completion of at least three full years of employment in vocational technical education or career and technical education or workforce training acceptable to the Department.

(3) Requirements for the Professional Vocational Technical Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent License

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Possession of an Initial Vocational Technical Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent license pursuant to 603 CMR 4.00.

(c) Completion of a one-year induction program with a trained mentor.

(d) Completion of at least three full years of employment under the Initial Vocational Technical Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent license.

(4) Requirements for the Initial Vocational Technical Principal/Assistant Principal License

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Evidence that the candidate meets the current requirements for the Initial Principal/Assistant Principal license under 603 CMR 7.00.

(c) Completion of at least three full years of employment in vocational technical education or career and technical education or workforce training acceptable to the Department.

(d) Starting July 1, 2021, possession of an SEI Administrator or SEI Teacher Endorsement.

(5) Requirements for the Professional Vocational Technical Principal/Assistant Principal License

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Possession of an Initial Vocational Technical Principal/Assistant Principal license pursuant to 603 CMR 4.00.

(c) Completion of a one-year induction program with a trained mentor.

(d) Completion of at least three full years of employment under the Initial Vocational Technical Principal/Assistant Principal license.

(6) Requirements for the Initial Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director License

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Possession of a bachelor's degree.

(c) Possession of a Professional Vocational Technical Teacher or Professional Vocational Technical Principal/Assistant Principal license or Professional Vocational Technical Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent license pursuant to 603 CMR 4.00.

(d) Completion of at least three full years of employment in vocational technical education in a role in which the candidate holds a license.

(e) Completion of a Department-approved one-year supervisory internship based on the Professional Standards for Vocational Technical Administrators set forth in 603 CMR 4.10 in the Supervisor/Director role with a trained mentor.

(f) Achieving a passing score on either the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills test or the Communication and Literacy Skills Test pursuant to 603 CMR 7.00: Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval.

(g) Starting July 1, 2021, possession of an SEI Administrator or SEI Teacher Endorsement.

(7) Requirements for the Professional Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director License.

(a) Evidence of sound moral character.

(b) Possession of an Initial Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director Administrator license pursuant to 603 CMR 4.00.

(c) Completion of a one-year induction program with a trained mentor.

(d) Completion of at least three full years of employment in the role of licensed vocational technical supervisor/director.

Validity The Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director Administrator license is valid for employment as a vocational technical supervisor/director, director, coordinator, department head, division head and curriculum specialist. Persons employed for one-half time or more in these roles must be licensed as a Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director as set forth in 603 CMR 4.08 (6) or (7).


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Last Updated: June 24, 2021

 
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