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.

Contact Us

Certification/Licensure Contacts

Certification Officer
Sharyn S. Boornazian
617.349.8496 or 800.999.1959 ext. 8496

Associate Certification Officer
Rita Sugarman
617.349.8427 or 800.999.1959 ext. 8427

Location: University Hall, 2nd Floor
1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Mailing address: 29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:45 pm EST.

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.