Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the "Department") to be eligible for employment in public schools in the Commonwealth. The Public Lookup tool provides information about the current status of educator licenses in Massachusetts. School and district administrators should not rely on the Public Lookup tool for hiring purposes. Always check the Department's Educator Licensure and Recruitment (ELAR) system when making employment decisions.
To search for licensure information about an educator, please enter the educator's first AND last name OR the educator's license number. Do not include prefixes or suffixes as part of an educator's name.
Last Updated: November 15, 2023
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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