Additional Teacher Licensure

Licensed teachers and current students who are interested in completing the requirements for an Additional License may choose one of the pathways below:

Different Level/Subject Area—150-hour internship; MTEL test

Teacher candidates working toward an initial license may earn a license in the same field at a different grade level or subject area by passing any required MTEL test (if applicable) or in the case that there is no subject matter test, by passing a competency review. The teacher candidate will need to complete an internship of at least 150 hours in the role of the license sought under the supervision of a teacher with that particular license. Internship and additional coursework fees apply.

English Language Learners/ESL (PreK-6 or 5-12)—150-hour internship; coursework; MTEL test

These ESL/ELL courses are specifically designed to provide opportunities for licensed teachers and current students to independently apply for an Additional License in English as Second Language/English Language Learners. These courses are offered in the evenings or online and participants can take them at their own pace. In addition to coursework, candidates must register for and complete a practicum equivalent/internship of at least 150 hours. This license requires successful completion of one MTEL test. Once this is complete, and candidates have their initial licensure, they will be ready to apply independently to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the additional license. Internship and additional coursework fees apply.

Moderate Disabilities (PreK—8 or 5-12) - 150 hour internship; coursework; MTEL test

These Special Education/Moderate Disabilities courses are specifically designed to provide opportunities for licensed teachers and current students pursuing initial licensure to independently apply for an Additional License in Moderate Disabilities. These courses are offered in the evenings or online and participants can take them at their own pace. In addition to coursework, applicants must register for and complete a practicum equivalent/internship of at least 150 hours. This license requires successful completion of various MTEL tests. Once these are complete, and candidates have their initial licensure, they will be ready to apply independently to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the additional license. Internship and additional coursework fees will apply.