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Teaching Courses

SOS: Teacher Licensing in Massachusetts Made Easy

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


Lisa Lanteigne, HR Licensing Specialist for the Lawrence Public Schools.


Employees of Lawrence Public Schools are not eligible to register for this workshop, but can contact Lisa directly in the Human Resources office for information and guidance on licensing.


For more information contact:

Sandy Zappala


Course Information (Select One)

February 11, Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening
February 11, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 day

Dates: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening, 2/11/2020
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $39
CRN:108 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWA

April 14, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening
April 14, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 day

Dates: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening, 4/14/2019
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $39
CRN: 109 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWB

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.


Alisa Povenmire


For general questions contact:

Sandy Zappala


Alisa Povenmire


Course Information

3/25/2020 to 4/29/2020 (no class 4/22)

Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm, 5 weeks, 3/25/2020 to 4/29/2020 (no class 4/22)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $239 + $35 materials fee (includes test prep materials)
CRN:111 Course Number:MTEL1000 Section:OWA

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) for Child Care Providers (Bi-Lingual Workshop)

This series is intended for providers who are English Language Learners. Designed for those currently working with young children in EEC licensed or license-exempt early childhood programs, this bi-lingual workshop series will allow providers to learn about developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children through hands-on activities which promote active learning in all areas of child growth and development. Providers who attend all three sessions for a total of 10 hours will be issued 1 CEU for this workshop as well as materials to offer activities from the workshop to the children in their programs. This course is funded by a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care and providers must meet certain requirements to qualify for the course.

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