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Graduate School of Education Professional Development Opportunities

We offer many professional development opportunities for educators.

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Graduate School of Education
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Twelve-Credit Post-Master's Option for Professional Licensure

12-Credit Option for Professional LicensureIf you already have your Master's degree and an Initial Massachusetts teacher license, you can take 12 credits of subject matter knowledge in the Initial license to apply to the state for a Professional license.  For more information »

Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Many of our opportunities can be used to earn PDPs for teacher recertification. The number of professional development points awarded varies by professional development opportunity offered.

  • Upper-level or equivalent or lower-level undergraduate course 1 semester hour = 15 PDPs
  • Upper-level undergraduate course or approved equivalent (content must be substantially new to the teacher) 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Graduate-level course or approved equivalent 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Undergraduate or graduate course or equivalent audits 1 semester hour = 7.5 PDPs

Also, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will offer 1.5 PDPs per clock hour for professional development opportunities that:

  • Total 10 hours, minimum;
  • Include a product or pre- and post-content assignment; and
  • Include a follow-up component.