Massachusetts - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

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


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
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