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Massachusetts Educator Licenses are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Visit DESE's Educator Licensure page for more information.
How to contact the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
Online Applications and Help
Educators can find the answers to many questions about educator tests (MTEL) and applying for or renewing licenses at www.doe.mass.edu/educators. In addition to applying online, educators can check the status of an individual application, review letters that have been sent to them from the Department, and determine the requirements for particular license areas. Superintendents and human resource directors can also obtain licensure information for all educators in their districts and can apply for waivers.
Educators may get information in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Educator Licensure Service Office on the third floor of the DESE, 75 Pleasant Street in Malden.
The Call Center is open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.