Pathway to and Through Licensure

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Be part of the Pathway to and through Licensure!

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.  

We are excited to offer candidates for DYS educator positions the opportunity to enroll in the DYS Pathway to and through the Licensure program. This program will support prospective or current teachers with or without waivers and/or Emergency licenses to complete an Initial Teacher Licensure Program at significantly reduced costs. 

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To learn more, please contact Rich Condon, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at

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DYS Pathway to and through Licensure Program Details

Program Features

  • Supports to prepare for and take the MTEL tests required for individual licensure areas
  • Blended coursework to prepare teachers for the integration of content and pedagogy in the classroom
  • Supervised Practicum leading to the Initial License
  • Free MTEL prep, coursework, and supervised practicum

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 teaching with DYS for a period of 2 years following completion of the program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development in effectively supporting students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
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