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Teaching Courses

NEW LIVE REMOTE classes for Fall 2020!

These classes will be as much like a Face-to-Face course as possible.  You will be able to see and hear the instructors, other participants and see the instructor’s computer screen.   You are welcome to ask (or answer!) questions any time throughout the class. The instructor will be sending you an email containing a link to the course a few days prior to the start date.  If you do not have Zoom on your computer, it will be installed when you click the link. Please make sure that your computer or laptop has a microphone or PC speaker. A Windows PC or Apple Mac can be used.


SOS: Teacher Licensing in Massachusetts Made Easy, NEW LIVE-REMOTE!

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)

September 30, Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening
September 30, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 day

Dates: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening, 9/29/2020
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $39
CRN:399 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWC

November 17, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening
November 17, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 day

Dates: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 Evening, 11/17/2019
Location: Online
Cost: $39
CRN: 400 Course Number: MTEL1006 Section: OWD

Preparation Course for the Communication & Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the MTEL , NEW LIVE-REMOTE!

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

9/16/2020 to 10/14/2020

Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm, 5 weeks, 9/16/2020 to 10/14/2020
Location: Online
Cost: $239 tuition, material fee has been dropped. materials will be delivered electronically
CRN:403 Course Number:MTEL1000 Section:OWB

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.

For more information, please contact


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