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Earn a Second Teaching License
Interested in earning a Second Teaching License in Elementary Education or Special Education?
Did you know that experienced teachers who hold an initial or professional license in elementary education, early childhood, or moderate disabilities can earn a second license in one of these areas by completing just a few additional courses and a practicum? Curry College offers its M.Ed. graduates and other experienced teachers the opportunity to earn their second license. Coursework can be completed at either the Milton or Plymouth campus.
What you Need to Submit to Get Started:
- Evidence of a current teaching license
- A current resume
- Evidence of your passing scores on relevant MTEL tests
- An earned Master's degree (transcript)
- A completed application
- An interview with an M.Ed. faculty/staff member
What you Need to Know:
We encourage arranging an advising appointment with our staff to discuss the following issues.
- Unlike how you obtained your first license, the College is not allowed to endorse you for a second license. You will need to apply directly to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). We can advise you about the appropriate coursework you will need.
- If you earned your first license prior to the MTEL requirements, you will need to pass all relevant MTEL tests before you can earn a second license.
- While specific coursework is not required by the DESE, you must pass relevant MTEL tests and demonstrate competence in a new field setting. Taking designated courses in the new field will prepare you for this new challenge.
- Since there is no MTEL test for moderate disabilities, you will need to go through a DESE Competency Review to earn a license in this subject area. Curry's Special Education coursework will help you prepare.
- You must complete a practicum with a minimum of 150 hours in the area of your new license. If you are currently teaching, you will need to obtain the cooperation of your current school to allow you to complete these hours in an appropriate setting. We will work with you and your school to make these arrangements
Our educational advisors are very knowledgeable about DESE regulations and will help you develop a customized plan to earn your second license. For most individuals, completion of two courses and the additional practicum is all that will be required. In some instances, more or less coursework may be indicated. Classes are held during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Call today to schedule an appointment.