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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.

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 »

Certification/Licensure Contact Information

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.