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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.
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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:

To access information about the current status of educator licenses in Massachusetts, go to the Public Lookup Tool.

Last Updated: March 16, 2021

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Jacqueline Reis
Phone: (781) 338-3115

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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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