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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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Requirements and Licensure

Nearly all educators in Massachusetts are required to be licensed. Requirements for licensure vary by the type of position you are interested in and where you are on your career path. Our licensure site explains the licensure types and their requirements. If you are an out-of-state candidate, you can learn more on how to become a Massachusetts educator in the Out-of-State Applicant Licensure section.

Last Updated: April 21, 2017

Contact Us

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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