Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: June 22, 2021
(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:
(a) Present evidence of sound moral character.
(b) Have been employed for five years under a valid Preliminary license or employed in their fifth year under a valid Preliminary license.
(c) Submit a plan outlining how the candidate will fulfill the requirements for a Professional license.
(d) Maintain the Massachusetts and/or federal government or industry issued licenses or certifications required to obtain a Preliminary Vocational Technical Teacher license.
Disclaimer: For an official copy of these regulations, please contact the State House Bookstore, at 617-727-2834 or visit Massachusetts State Bookstore.
Last Updated: June 24, 2021
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