Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 7.00:
Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations

Section:

  • 7.01: Purpose
  • 7.02: Definitions
  • 7.03: Educator Preparation Program Approval
  • 7.04: Types of Educator Licenses, Requirements for Licensure, Licenses Issued, and Requirements for Field-Based Experience
  • 7.05: Routes to an Initial Teacher License and Specialist Teacher Licenses
  • 7.06: Subject Matter Knowledge Requirements for Teachers
  • 7.07: Specialist Teacher Licenses
  • 7.08: Professional Standards for Teachers
  • 7.09: Licenses and Routes for Administrators
  • 7.10: Professional Standards for Administrative Leadership
  • 7.11: Professional Support Personnel Licenses
  • 7.12: Standards for Induction Programs for Teachers
  • 7.13: Standards for Induction Programs for Administrators
  • 7.14: Endorsements
  • 7.15: General Provisions
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Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: June 26, 2018


7.07: Specialist Teacher Licenses

For candidates who were prepared outside Massachusetts, see 603 CMR 7.05 (3).

(1)
Instructional Technology Specialist (Levels: All)
(a)
Initial License.
  1. Prerequisite: Possession of a teacher license and at least one year of employment as a teacher or in an educational role accepted by the Department.
  2. Passing score on the Communication and Literacy test.
  3. Completion of an approved educator preparation program for the Initial license as set forth in 603 CMR 7.03 (2) (a).
(b)
Professional License.
  1. For candidates who do not hold any Professional teacher license, complete requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (c).
  2. For candidates who hold at least one Professional teacher license, complete three years of employment under the Initial Instructional Technology Specialist license.
(2)
Reading (Levels: All)
(a)
Initial License.
  1. Prerequisite: At least an Initial teaching license and at least one year of teaching experience.

  2. Completion of an approved educator preparation program for the Initial license as set forth in 603 CMR 7.03 (3) (a).

  3. Passing score on the Reading subject matter test addressing the topic outlined in the Subject Matter Knowledge Guidelines.

(b)
Professional License.
  1. For candidates who do not hold any Professional teacher license, complete requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (c).
  2. For candidates who hold at least one Professional teacher license, complete three years of employment under the Initial Reading license.
(3)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders (Levels: All)
(a)
Initial License.
  1. Master's degree in speech-language pathology from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  2. Eligibility for Clinical Fellowship.
  3. Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test.
  4. Completion of a clinical practicum consisting of 100 onsite hours in a public school or an approved private school setting.
  5. Adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
(b)
Professional License.
  1. Possession of an Initial license.
  2. Possession and maintenance of the license to practice speech-language pathology through the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  3. Completion of the Clinical Fellowship in speech-language pathology.
  4. Passing score on the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  5. Three years of employment under the Initial Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders license.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 69, §§ 1J and 1K, as amended by St. 2010; c. 12, § 3; c. 71, §§ 38G, 38G ½; c. 71A, § 10; c. 76, § 19.


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