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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Office of Educator Licensure

Teacher Fields and Grade Levels

Teacher Licenses by FieldsGrade Levels
Digital Literacy/Computer SciencePreK–6; 5–12
Early ChildhoodPreK–2
Earth and Space Science8–12
English as a Second Language (ESL)PreK–6; 5–12
General Science1–6; 5–8
Health/Family and Consumer ScienceAll
History/Social Science1–6; 5–12
Latin and Classical Humanities5–12
Mathematics1–6; 5–8; 8–12
Middle School: Humanities5–8
Middle School: Mathematics/Science5–8
Music: Vocal/Instrumental/GeneralAll
Physical EducationPreK–8, 5–12
Teacher of Students with Moderate DisabilitiesPreK–2; PreK–8; 5–12
Teacher of Students with Severe DisabilitiesPreK–2; All
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-HearingAll
Teacher of the Visually ImpairedAll
Visual ArtsPre–8; 5–12
World Language*PreK–6; 5–12

*Educators applying for a World Language license must specify a particular role.  Please use our Licensure Requirements tool to view available roles for these licenses.

Last Updated: July 25, 2023

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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