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Initial Licensure Requirements

Smith College offers Massachusetts initial licenses to undergraduate students. If you are interested in pursuing a teaching licenses, please Contact Gina Wyman, Coordinator of Teacher Education at gwyman@smith.edu to schedule a meeting. Please bring your Banner transcript.

Candidates must complete the following in order to obtain an initial license to teach in Massachusetts:

Elementary-Level Requirements

Candidates seeking elementary-level licensure—to teach first through sixth grade—must have the following:

Secondary-Level Licensure Requirements

Candidates seeking secondary-level licensure—to teach in middle and high school—must have:

*Please contact Gina Wyman, Coordinator of Teacher Education, or visit www.doe.mass.edu/mtel for more information on how to prepare and register for Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTELs).