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CES Licensure Programs

Whether you are just beginning on the path to becoming an educator or seeking to expand your skills after years in the classroom, our programs and courses can meet your needs. 

Be an instructional leader. Reach out beyond the classroom to collaborate with colleagues, administration, families and communities to create the best learning opportunities for your students.

Be an agent for positive social change. Promote equity and anti-racist education in your practice and educational community.

Be an impactful educator for all students. Bring together content frameworks and effective instructional practices that work for all of your students.

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Teacher Licensure

Learn how to earn your Initial or Additional License, earn credit towards a waiver or start a new career in teaching.

Administrative Leadership

Become an administrative leader by earning the Principal/Assistant Principal (preK-6, 5-8 or 9-12) or Supervisor/Director License.

District Cohorts for Licensure

Bring a teacher preparation or administrative leadership program to your school or district, customized for your district, your teachers and your students.

I am so happy that I chose this licensure program. Not only was it well organized, but everyone along the way has been kind, understanding and helpful.

— Matt Paquette


CES offers SEI Endorsement courses, ISTE Certification training, and Reading Recovery professional development.

SEI Endorsement Center

DESE has designated CES as an approved SEI Endorsement Center offering for-cost Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) courses for teachers and administrators.  

ISTE Certification Training

ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators.

Reading Recovery Center

Reading Recovery is a preventative early literacy intervention program designed to provide a second chance to first grade children who are at risk of failing to learn to read.

Meet the CES Licensure Team

Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse

Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse is the CES Director of Licensure & Credentialing. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s Degree in Technology Integration from Marlboro College Graduate School and a Social Media Certificate from Drury University (Missouri). Suzanne oversees the Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs at CES in addition to her role as Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery in Western Massachusetts. She is also a co-leader of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team of the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition.
In addition to her work in educator licensure, Suzanne is part of the ISTE Certification Team at CES. This blended course is part of the ISTE Certification process which focuses on the use of educational technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Suzanne’s interests lie in the fields of blended learning, technology integration in K-12 schools, makerspaces and creativity in education, games and gamification, and adult pedagogy.

Position: Director of Licensure and Credentialing


Phone: (413) 588-5942

Kate Hobbs

Kate joins the Licensure team having spent 7 years working as the Data Quality and Use Coordinator for the Special Education in Institutional Settings contract with CES. In her role as Licensure Cohort Coordinator, Kate bolsters the expansion of the CES licensure program, ensuring high quality experiences for district cohorts of enrollees. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology and is passionate about early childhood and bilingual education.  

Position: Licensure Cohort Coordinator


Phone: (413) 239-4025

Liza Manchester

Liza Manchester joined CES Licensure Programs as the Student Affairs Coordinator in 2016. She is the point of contact for inquiries about the Licensure program as well as coordinates admissions, advising, and the practicum semester for all teacher licensure candidates. Liza hosts regular online information sessions about CES Teacher Licensure Programs. Prior to CES, Liza worked in community-based organizations and higher education in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Position: Student Affairs Coordinator


Phone: 4132392398

Allisonn Church

Allie Church is the Course and Data Management Coordinator for CES Licensure Programs. She supports CES Licensure course participants in the online learning environment, serves as a liaison to our partner institution (Fitchburg State University), oversees the SEI Endorsement Center, and tracks relevant data for continuous improvement. Allie has been with CES Licensure since 2013. She previously worked as a teacher in New Haven, CT and Holyoke, MA. 

Position: Course and Data Management Coordinator


Phone: (413) 497-4533

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