Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Massachusetts

Become a Teacher in Massachusetts

If you are passionate about helping others learn, completing an online teacher certification program can help prepare you to become a teacher in Massachusetts. Our online university allows you to complete your teaching education and prepare for your teaching certification.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Massachusetts, you must meet all of Massachusetts's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program and recommendation for certification from the approved program.
  • Evidence of sound moral character.
  • Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy Skills Test.
  • Passing scores on the required subject matter knowledge exam for the certification area sought.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in Massachusetts, please check the Massachusetts Department of Education website:
Massachusetts Department of Education Web site
(781) 338-6600

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