Be an Educator Information on state requirements for becoming an educator may be found on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. Learn about the Student Education Association of Massachusetts (SEAM). MTA offers tips for new and student teachers in the New Members section of this website. Certification and Licensure Help Routes to Certification is an illustrated representation of the various paths open to educators looking to teach in Massachusetts. Information about Elementary and Middle School Generalist licenses is here. The Massachusetts Educator's Licensure Application Package is available from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. A list of DESE phone, in-person and online contacts for licensure questions and problems is posted here.