Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 4.00:

Vocational Technical Education


  • 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

4.11: Extension of Preliminary Vocational Technical Teacher License

(1) An educator may request to extend a Preliminary license one time for an additional five years of employment. The decision of the Commissioner shall be final.

(2) In order to be eligible for such an extension the candidate shall:

  1. (a) Present evidence of sound moral character.

  2. (b) Have been employed for five years under a valid Preliminary license or employed in their fifth year under a valid Preliminary license.

  3. (c) Submit a plan outlining how the candidate will fulfill the requirements for a Professional license.

  4. (d) Maintain the Massachusetts and/or federal government or industry issued licenses or certifications required to obtain a Preliminary Vocational Technical Teacher license.

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Last Updated: June 24, 2021

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