Educator Licensure and Certification

Certification and Educator Licensure Office

Wherever you are on your education career path, our office can help you plan your next steps, keep you informed, and offer support and resources for Massachusetts teacher test preparation.

Certification/Licensure Contacts

Sharyn S. Boornazian
Certification Officer

Rita Sugarman
Associate Certification Officer

Nerecesa Pires
Associate Certification Officer

Mailing address: 29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

New Requirements for Educator Candidates

The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced a new Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement requirement for educator candidates in preparation programs. Please see the News and Updates page for more information.

Professional Standards for Teachers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has developed professional standards for teachers (PSTs) that align with the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework, and that we have used in designing programs that will prepare our candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective as educators. Learn more about the professional standards and indicators.