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Initial Licensure Requirements

Smith College offers 15 different Massachusetts initial licenses to undergraduate students. If you are interested in pursuing any of these 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).