How licensed teachers in MA can obtain a license in other states, and how someone from another state can be licensed in Massachusetts.
Lesley graduates who are endorsed for an Initial license in Massachusetts can apply for comparable positions in US states and territories that have signed the NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification) Interstate Agreement 2015-2020. The reciprocity agreement means that licensure programs are recognized across states. A Preliminary license is not recognized by other states.
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