Pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B and c.71, §38G, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A, § 3, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) is soliciting public comment on the proposed amendments to 603 CMR 7.00, Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations.
The proposed amendments would allow Initial and Professional license holders to obtain a Provisional license in special education fields and English as a second language, create two new special education licenses at the PreK–2 level, allow an additional method for candidates to satisfy a licensure requirement, and create a new Provisional license for school nurses.
Copies of the proposed amendments are available on the Department's website , or by calling 781-338-6642. Written comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Tonya Safford, Office of Educator Licensure, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, by fax to: 781-338- 3391 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submission of public comment is June 2, 2023 at 5pm. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed amendments at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for June 27, 2023.
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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