Tuition and Fees

The CES Licensure Program is among the most affordable teacher licensure programs in the Commonwealth. 




  • The tuition fee for enrollment in all Teacher Licensure Programs except the ESL and Moderate Disabilities programs is $10,175. The tuition fee for the ESL programs is $9,650, and the tuition fee for the Moderate Disabilities programs is $11,360.
  • The tuition fee for enrollment in the Administrative Leadership Program is $12,625.
  • For those not enrolled in the Licensure Program, the registration fee for individual courses is $875.

Application Fee

CES Application Fee (Licensure Program): $75


For Licensure Program enrollees, the cost of the practicum is included in program tuition. For those seeking an Additional License the cost is $2,300.

Please note: The cost of the required Reflective Practicum Seminar is included in your overall tuition fee.

Withdrawal Fee

A withdrawal fee of $50 applies for participants who withdraw from any course.

Payment Options

Licensure Program enrollees can choose from six (over 18 months) or eight (over 2 years) quarterly payments. The first quarterly payment is due on the first quarter ending date following enrollment: April 1, July 1, October 1, January 1.

Additional Costs for Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University

For students who wish to take courses for graduate credit through Fitchburg State University, there is an additional cost. Three graduate credits cost $295.

CES Continuing Education Consumer Loan

In partnership with UMass Five College Federal Credit Union, the Collaborative for Educational Services offers a continuing education consumer loan for eligible enrollees in the CES Educator Licensure program throughout the Commonwealth.

The loan is available for students who are officially enrolled in the Licensure program for Initial Licensure, as well as to those seeking a Master’s Degree or CAGS, and is part of the CES’ commitment to helping you achieve your goal of a career in education.

Find out more about the CES Continuing Education Consumer Loan and becoming a member of the UMass Five College Federal Credit Union.

Liza Manchester

Liza Manchester joined CES Licensure Programs 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: Candidate Advising and Practicum Manager


Phone: (413) 239-2398

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