Massachusetts - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Area: 
Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Massachusetts State Board of Education establishes guidelines for program approval, and the Commissioner of Education approves the programs.

Body: 

For the purposes of certifying educators, the board shall establish policies and guidelines and the commissioner may approve preparation programs devoted to the preparation of teachers and other educational personnel. A college or university or school or district or other institution offering such an approved program shall certify to the commissioner that a student has demonstrated satisfactory competence in the skills and knowledge expected of college graduates in the most advanced nations, and has completed the program approved.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/08/2016