Enrollment

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Enrollment

Formally enrolling in a CES Licensure Program or Pathway connects you to a small-school learning environment and knowledgeable professionals, experienced in their fields and skilled in facilitating outstanding professional development.

If you are planning to enroll, you must do so prior to taking your third course. CES Licensure staff are available to help walk you through the licensure process from start to finish.

All applicants must provide their Massachusetts Education Personnel Identifier (MEPID) with their enrollment application. For more information about what a MEPID is and how to get one, go to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's MEPID webpage.

All programs and pathways require a passing score on the Communication and Literacy MTEL. For more information about the MTEL, and resources to help you prepare for the test, see our MTEL Preparation page

Application Process

Teacher Licensure Program

To enroll, you must provide the materials listed below:

  • Signed and dated Program Application Form and Financial Agreement (Forms A & B in the Application Packet)
  • 500-word essay (details are outlined in Form A in the Application Packet)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee (checks payable to Collaborative for Educational Services)
  • Current resumé
  • Official transcript(s) of Bachelor's Degree(s) - required for admission into the Licensure Program
  • Evidence of any graduate degrees, if applicable
  • Copies of current teaching or administrative licenses/certificates, if applicable
  • Evidence of passing the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Three signed letters of reference

Application Materials:

Check any additional prerequisites for your Initial License. There are additional prerequisites for the following Initial Licenses:

Additional License Pathway

To enroll, you must provide the materials listed below:

  • Completed Additional License Pathway Application
  • Current resumé
  • Copies of current teaching licenses/certificates, if applicable

Application Materials:

Administrative Leadership Program

To enroll, you must provide the materials listed below:

  • Signed and dated Program Application Form and Finanial Agreement (Forms A & B in the Application Packet)
  • Personal statement (details are outlined in Form A in the Application Packet)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee (checks payable to Collaborative for Educational Services)
  • Current resumé
  • Official transcript(s) of Bachelor's Degree(s) and any graduate degrees
  • Copies of current teaching licenses/certificates, if applicable
  • Evidence of passing the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Two signed letters of reference

Application Materials:

CES Licensure staff are available to discuss program and admissions requirements with each candidate. We can review with you state regulations governing licensure, options for completing the licensure program only or combining licensure with completion of a Master's Degree program.

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Student Affairs, Licensure Programs
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5937
Email: 
lmanchester@collaborative.org