Most Recently Amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: February 28, 2023
Unless otherwise provided in 603 CMR 7.00 or 603 CMR 14.00, 603 CMR 7.00 does not require a person to seek or obtain an endorsement. Endorsements issued by the Department under 603 CMR 7.14 do not constitute educator licenses pursuant to 603 CMR 7.04(1).
(1) SEI Teacher Endorsement
(2) SEI Administrator Endorsement
(3) Bilingual Education Endorsement
(c) A candidate who fulfills the requirement in 603 CMR 7.14(3)(a)1 and has at least three years of prior employment experience in a dual language education or two-way immersion program, transitional bilingual education program, or other bilingual education setting, and who can demonstrate that he or she meets the subject matter knowledge and skills requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.14(3)(b), will be exempt from the requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.14(3)(a)2–3 if he or she applies to the Department and completes all of the requirements for the Bilingual Education Endorsement by June 30, 2020.
(e) Renewal. The Bilingual Education Endorsement shall be valid for five years and may be renewed for successive five-year terms upon successful completion of 15 professional development points (PDPs) in the content area related to 603 CMR 7.14(3)(b). The 15 PDPs may be included in the total number of PDPs necessary for license renewal pursuant to 603 CMR 44.06: Educator License Renewal.
(4) Transition Specialist. Awarded to individuals who meet the following requirements:
(b) Demonstration of the subject matter knowledge and skill requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.14 (4) (d), through the successful completion of a Department-approved course of study specific to providing transition services. The Department will issue guidelines to govern approval of this course of study.
(c) Completion of a 150 hour field-based experience that includes providing transition services for transition-aged students with disabilities with IEPs, in collaboration with their families, community members, and other relevant professionals.
(e) The requirements for the Transition Specialist Endorsement may also be used to satisfy course requirements necessary to obtain a Professional license listed in 603 CMR 7.04(2)(c).
(5) Autism Endorsement. Awarded to educators who meet the following requirements:
(a) Prerequisite: A teacher license and at least three credits related to special education or possession of a license as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, or Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
(f) The requirements for the Autism Endorsement may also be used to satisfy course requirements necessary to obtain a Professional license listed in 603 CMR 7.04(2)(c).
(6) Academically Advanced Endorsement. Prerequisites: at least an Initial or Professional license in a core academic area at the PreK–8 level and at least one year of teaching experience under that license.
(d) Individuals are exempt from the requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.14(6)(a)1., 3., (b) and (c) if they hold an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or have at least three years employment by a school district in a role that included significant experience with students identified by the district as academically advanced and have passed one of the following subject matter knowledge tests: Middle School Mathematics/Science, Middle School Humanities, Middle School Mathematics, General Science, or any single subject matter test in an academic subject taught in grades 5–12 for which the Department issues a license.
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 69, §§ 1J and 1K, as amended by St. 2010; c. 12, § 3; c. 71, § 38G, as amended by St. 2022, c. 154, § 10; c. 71, 38G ½; c. 71A, § 10; c. 76, § 19.
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Last Updated: March 7, 2023
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