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Certification and Educator Licensure General Information

We provide information about all aspects of educator licensure, including applying for a license, renewing a license, and state regulations.

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.

Important New Licensure Requirement

All licensure candidates are required to set up an electronic account (ELAR) at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at the start of your program. Once you have done so, let Lesley University know your MEPID number by using LOIS (Lesley Online Information System).  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.