Information on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure requirement at Lesley.
As part of the admissions process, all applicants seeking a Massachusetts Initial License must submit evidence of having taken the Communication & Literacy MTEL.
Examples of appropriate evidence include: official MTEL score report, copy of Preliminary or Initial Massachusetts teaching license, copy of official completion certificate provided on the day of the exam, screenshot or printout of ELAR account showing MTEL completion (must also include page showing full name and identifying information). Please inquire with an admissions counselor if you have questions about what constitutes evidence of having taken the exam. Passing scores are not required in order to be considered for admission.
In addition, applicants to Middle School and High School Education Programs must have completed a college's or university's major requirements in the discipline associated with the program to which they are applying, or have successfully passed the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) in the corresponding content area.
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