DESE seeking educators for working group on Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers

As part of its licensure work, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking 10 to 15 MTA members with knowledge, experience and/or educational backgrounds related to teacher standards and indicators. Committee members will include K-12 educators, professionals involved in preparing new educators, and newly licensed educators.
Massachusetts is participating in a two-year pilot program focused on transforming educator preparation and entry systems into the profession. The Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) will support the implementation of recommendations from a December 2012 report by the Council of Chief State School Officers in three key policy areas —  licensure, program approval, and analyzing and reporting information to improve preparation programs.

To apply, please submit the following to Debbie Dahl,, by Friday, March 21:
  • Resume (limit to two pages, including relevant experience, education, publications, etc.)
  • One-page statement of interest, including a summary of knowledge and relevant experience
  • Commitment to participate in the following four meeting dates in Malden from 4 to 6 p.m. (on 4/3, 5/1, 5/29 and 6/12/14), including availability for preparation in advance of meetings and feedback on documents between meetings.

All applicants will be contacted by Monday, March 24.