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SOS…Teacher Licensing Made Easy in the State of Massachusetts – NEW!

Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but quickly change your mind every time you visit DESE’s web site? Whether you are new to teaching, considering a career change, hoping to become a teacher or even licensed in another state, this workshop is for you. This workshop will give you a better understanding of the license process, and also help you to strategically develop a long term plan, that will save you both time and money.

This workshop will cover the following:

  • License Paths
  • Out of State Reciprocity
  • Temporary Licenses
  • Initial License Programs
  • MTEL Requirements
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Mentoring
  • Moving to a Professional License
  • License Renewal

Instructor: Lisa Lanteigne, HR Licensing Specialist for the Lawrence Public Schools*
* Note: Employees of Lawrence Public Schools should contact Lisa directly in the Human Resources office for information and guidance on licensing.

Course Information (Select One):

Course ONE Information:

Dates: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 1 day, 9/12

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $35

CRN: 577 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWA

Course TWO Information:

Dates: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 1 day, 11/7

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $35

CRN: 578 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWB

For general questions, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Diane Zold-Gross at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.


Preparation Course for the Communication & Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the MTEL

Prepare for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST), one of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) tests. The CLST is required for licensure as a teacher or educational administrator in Massachusetts and is required for students transferring to teacher education programs at four-year colleges. You’ll feel more confident after completing this overview of the test, intensive review of skills assessed by the test, taking sample tests, and learning test-taking strategies.  Participants also receive a custom test study guide, personalized feedback on writing samples, and instructor support between classes via email. Note that this course provides a rigorous review of skills required to pass the test, rather than actual skill development.

Instructor: Alisa Povenmire

Course Information

Dates: Check back for details about the fall 2017 course offering!

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $205 + $35 materials fee (includes test prep materials)

CRN: XXX Course Number: MTEL1000 Section: OWA

For general questions, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Diane Zold-Gross at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.


Online MTEL ESL SkillBuilder NEW! Available Now!

English as a Second Language MTEL Test Prep Field 54. The ONLINE English as a Second Language (ESL) MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of language acquisition, ESL instructional approaches, cultural factors affecting the teaching of ESL, aural/oral aspects of language instruction, principles of reading and writing instruction for English language learners, assessment of standardized exams and of content-area learning. The course is ongoing and self-paced so you may sign up whenever you would like. In order to register, you will need to contact enrollment services at 978-556-3700.

It’s important to note that, once registered, you will have access to the course for four months in NECC’s Blackboard online course management system. If you do not have a previously established Blackboard account with NECC, Dan Svenconis, director of the MTEL Online Prep courses, will be able to set you up with an account to gain access to the course once you have registered.

For any additional information, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu.

Summer 2017 Course Information

Dates: Summer 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 5/12/17-8/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 659 Course Number: XK7704 Section: XA

Fall 2017 Course Information

Dates: Fall 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 8/16/17-12/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 660 Course Number: XK7704 Section: XB


Online MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Test SkillBuilder 

This online course provides extensive practice in in test preparation for the MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Test (field 03). The course covers topics such as language arts, history, social science, geography, science and technology. The course is ongoing and self-paced so you may sign up whenever you would like. In order to register, you will need to contact enrollment services at 978-556-3700.

It’s important to note that, once registered, you will have access to the course for four months in NECC’s Blackboard online course management system. If you do not have a previously established Blackboard account with NECC, Dan Svenconis, director of the MTEL Online Prep courses, will be able to set you up with an account to gain access to the course once you have registered.

For any additional information, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu.

Summer 2017 Course Information

Dates: Summer 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 5/12/17-8/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 199 Course Number: XK7703 Section: XB

Fall 2017 Course Information

Dates: Fall 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 8/16/17-12/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 203 Course Number: XK7703 Section: XC


Online MTEL Communication & Literacy Skills (CLST) SkillBuilder

This online course provides extensive practice in reading/writing skills and in test preparation for the MTEL CLST – Communication and Literacy Skills Test (field 01). The course is ongoing and self-paced so you may sign up whenever you would like.  In order to register, you will need to contact enrollment services at 978-556-3700.

It’s important to note that, once registered, you will have access to the course for four months in NECC’s Blackboard online course management system.  If you do not have a previously established Blackboard account with NECC, Dan Svenconis, director of the MTEL Online Prep courses, will be able to set you up with an account to gain access to the course once you have registered.

For any additional information, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu.

Summer 2017 Course Information

Dates: Summer 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 5/12/17-8/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 198 Course Number: XK7702 Section: XB

Fall 2017 Course Information

Dates: Fall 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 8/16/17-12/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 202 Course Number: XK7702 Section: XC


Online MTEL Math SkillBuilder

This online course focuses primarily on math skills but also includes preparation for the MTEL test at either the elementary level (field 53), middle school level (field 47), or secondary level (field 09), or the math subtest of the general curriculum (field 03). The course is ongoing and self-paced so you may sign up whenever you would like.  In order to register, you will need to contact enrollment services at 978-556-3700.
 
It’s important to note that, once registered, you will have access to the course for four months in NECC’s Blackboard online course management system.  If you do not have a previously established Blackboard account with NECC, Dan Svenconis, director of the MTEL Online Prep courses, will be able to set you up with an account to gain access to the course once you have registered.

For more information, click here or contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu.

Summer 2017 Course Information

Dates: Summer 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 5/12/17-8/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 196 Course Number: XK1012 Section: XB

Fall 2017 Course Information

Dates: Fall 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 8/16-17-12/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 200 Course Number: XK1012 Section: XC


Online MTEL Foundations of Reading

This online course focuses on building knowledge/skills of reading development, comprehension, and assessment as well as practice preparation for the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test (field 90). The course is ongoing and self-paced so you may sign up whenever you would like.  In order to register, you will need to contact enrollment services at 978-556-3700.
 
It’s important to note that, once registered, you will have access to the course for four months in NECC’s Blackboard online course management system.  If you do not have a previously established Blackboard account with NECC, Dan Svenconis, director of the MTEL Online Prep courses, will be able to set you up with an account to gain access to the course once you have registered.

For any additional information, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu.

Summer 2017 Course Information

Dates: Summer 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 5/12/17-8/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 197 Course Number: XK1014 Section: XB

Fall 2017 Course Information

Dates: Fall 2017 (enrollment between the dates of 8/16/17-12/15/17)

Location: Online

Cost: $100

CRN: 201 Course Number: XK1014 Section: XC


Child Growth and Development for English Language Learners

Designed for those currently working with young children who wish to begin working towards EEC Teacher Certification and college level early childhood coursework, students will complete readings, discussions, and activities designed to increase child growth and development knowledge, and develop English reading and writing skills. Students will focus on learning the areas of children’s growth and development prenatal through age eight, and be able to apply their learning to create appropriate lessons and environments in their early childhood settings.  This course also prepares English Language Learners for the reading and writing required in a college level Child Growth and Development course.  This course does not meet the Child Growth and Development requirement for EEC Teacher certification; students may discuss with the course instructors and advisor the process to transition into the college level course at the end of the 9 week course. This course is CEU eligible.

For more information, please contact Jody Carson at jcarson@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3361.