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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.

Educator Effectiveness

Seeking Public Comment on Bilingual Education Guidelines

We are proposing revisions to the Bilingual Education Guidelines and are seeking public comment on these revisions. Based on external feedback, we are removing the 75-hour field-based experience as a requirement for an approved program. The field-based experience is a licensure requirement and can therefore be completed outside an approved program. Please provide your feedback in this public comment survey by Monday, May 16th, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for providing your feedback.

Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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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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