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Office of Educator Licensure

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers provide instruction to academically underprepared and limited English proficient adults. Services include literacy, basic skills, secondary education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Types of Licenses

Licensure Requirements and Application

Guidelines and Forms

Laws and Regulations

Last Updated: September 30, 2018

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Office of Educator Licensure
135 Santilli Highway
Everett, MA 02149
Fax: 781-338-3391

Licensure Call Center: 781-338-6600
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–1pm & 2pm–5pm.

Walk-in Welcome Center Service Counter
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:45am – 4:45pm
Located on the 3rd floor

Please be sure to bring a form of photo identification that includes your name (cannot be a photo copy) with you when visiting ESE.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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