The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees the Commonwealth's K-12 education system and adult basic education, including school finance and district support, student assessment, curriculum and instruction, educator preparation and licensure, charter schools, vocational-technical education, English language learner programs, student support services, and special education.
To request public records related to the Department's work, please visit the DESE Public Records Center.
For administrative questions or to contact the Primary Records Access Officer, please contact: ESE.RAO@mass.gov
To access information about the current status of educator licenses in Massachusetts, go to the Public Lookup Tool.
Last Updated: March 16, 2021
Phone: (781) 338-3115
Helene Bettencourt,Primary Records Access Officer
Phone: (781) 338-3131
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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