Click the boxes below to find resources, information, and forms for potential and current students.
CES Licensure Program Guides and Forms
Everyone enrolled in a CES Licensure Program must complete a Practicum before they can obtain an Initial License.
Fitchburg State University
To pursue a Master’s Degree or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, students must apply through Fitchburg State University as a non-licensure candidate through an Extended Campus Partnership Program.
- Student Petition Form – This form is to be used by students for requests of exceptions to policy and academic regulation due to extenuating circumstances only.
- Leave of Absense Policy and Request Form – Students who must temporarily interrupt their studies because of a qualifying personal reason must complete a Request for Leave of Absence form indicating the length of time requested and date of return to active status.
- Notice of Course Withdrawal Form
- Notice of Program Withdrawal Form
The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) is an important component of the licensure process. Successful completion of the Communication and Literacy MTEL is required for admission to all CES Licensure programs, and licensure-specific tests must be passed before cadidates can begin the Practicum. These tests are offered year-round at locations throughout Massachusetts and are designed to test candidates’ communication skills as well as their knowledge of subject matter in the licensure area. They consist of a combination of multiple choice and open-response items.
To learn more about the specific MTEL requirements for your area of licensure, go to the Teacher Licensure Programs page and select the license you are seeking.
The MTEL website features a variety of resources to support your preparation for the MTEL, including:
- Practice tests (for most test subjects)
- Video tutorials
- Study support materials
- Test-taking strategies
Please visit the MTEL Test Information page for more information about required tests and when and where tests are offered.