Educator Licensure Information

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Professional License Extension Expiration Update

Deadline for extended licenses is July 31, 2021

Any educator licenses that were extended as a result of Governor Baker's Emergency Order #18 (which provided that professional licenses would not expire during the state of emergency) will remain valid through July 31, 2021. Under the terms of Emergency Order #41, the Department has established July 31, 2021 as the end date of the extension of validity for these licenses. Selecting this date ensures that educators and school districts are not disrupted during the close of this school year and provides at least 90 days, as indicated in the original executive order, for educators to complete any remaining licensure requirements. 

DESE License Expiration Update



The resources below are provided to assist you in maintaining and renewing your Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Educator Licensure or Stacey Gottfried at x10232.


All MPS educators are responsible for maintaining their license. Employment is contingent upon:
    1) receipt of a valid license for the position for which you have been appointed, and
    2) maintaining a valid license, in accordance with State Law.

You can apply for your license through your ELAR account. It is very important for you to be familiar with your ELAR account which houses your demographic data, education, license information and status, as well as other important documents that have been scanned into your file such as correspondence from DESE, MTEL test scores, etc. 

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Educator Licensing Overview

Educator License Types and Guidelines

Educator Licensure Informational Videos

RETELL & SEI Endorsement Information

Accessing and Managing Your ELAR Account

                                                           
Uploading Transcripts to your ELAR Account

How to Upload Document to ELAR: A Step by Step Guide 


Changing Your Name on Your License - 3 step process


1. 
If your name has changed and you need to update your ELAR profile and license, please complete and submit the Name Change Form (along with proof of name change - copy of marriage certificate, social security card, driver's license, etc.) and submit these documents to the Office of Educator Licensure via the methods stipulated on the form.

2.  Notify Stacey Gottfried of the change so that our records can be updated. Please note that your name on your DESE License must match your name in Aspen.

3.  Notify Lisa Yaroshefski in the Business Office of your name change for payroll purposes.


Verification of School Based Employment/Induction and Mentoring Form

1.  Print and complete the Verification of School Based Employment/Induction and Mentoring Form     
2.  Once completed, send to Central Office, attn: Stacey Gottfried
3.  The form will be signed and returned to you
4.  Upload the form to your ELAR Account


It is strongly recommended that when communicating with the Licensure Evaluator over the phone, you should carefully document the details of the conversation (date, name of Licensure Evaluator you are speaking with, details of the conversation, etc.) in case you need to refer back at a later date. 

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Information

Educators are required to develop Individual Professional Development Plans that are consistent with the educational needs of the school and/or district and enhance their ability to improve student learning.

The following resources are provided to educators to assist in the development or review of an Individual Professional Development Plan:


1. District Improvement Plan or relevant School Improvement Plan (MHS, QMS, JJ, Robinson, Roland Green).

2. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Recertification Guidelines for Massachusetts Educators.

For more information, please refer to Guidelines for Reviewing, Approving, and Endorsing Individual Professional Development Plans.

                           
Sample IPDP Templates & Resources:

https://massteacher.org/-/media/massteacher/files/employment-licensure/licensure/individual-professional-development-plan.pdf        

https://massteacher.org/-/media/massteacher/files/employment-licensure/licensure/educator-licensure-and-individual-professional-development-plan-ipdp-folder--(2018).pdf

http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/academic-prek12/ipdp-educators.doc   

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