DYS Pathway To and Through Licensure

DYS Pathway To and Through Licensure

Join our program, and pursue your Initial License!

CES invites you to apply for an educator job and work with an organization that believes everyone is a learner and will commit to your pathway to professional licensure.  

CES is excited to offer candidates for DYS educator positions the opportunity to enroll in the DYS Pathway to and through Licensure program. This program will support teachers currently working under waivers, Emergency licenses and Provisional licenses to complete an Initial Teacher Licensure Program at significantly reduced costs.  

The program features:

  • Supports for preparing for and taking the MTEL tests required for individual licensure areas
  • Blended coursework to prepare teacher for the integration of content and pedagogy in the classroom
  • The supervised Practicum leading to the Initial License

What is included?

  • Free MTEL preparation and coaching
  • Free coursework
  • Free supervised practicum

What is the responsibility of the teacher/candidate?

  • Books and materials – every effort is made to use excellent resources that are available for free or low-cost.
  • Graduate credit – available at additional (low) cost through a partnership with Fitchburg State University (FSU). Candidates can also enroll with FSU to earn a Master’s or CAGS degree in Curriculum & Teaching. 

Requirements may include:

  • Commit to teach with DYS for a period of 4 years, inclusive of the period in which you are participating in the program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development in effectively supporting students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

To learn more:

Contact Rich Condon, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at rcondon@collaborative.org