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See our post on public comment for DESE guidelines here.
Foreign Teacher Panel Guidelines
Educators who completed an educator preparation program outside the United States that does not satisfy existing standards for an approved program are now eligible for a Panel Review to apply for a Massachusetts Initial license. DESE has established a set of draft guidelines for the Foreign Teacher panel review process. The proposed guidelines outlines the types of candidates eligible for a panel review as well as providing a checklist of the documents candidates will need to submit to DESE.
The draft Foreign Teacher Panel Guidelines are available online.
Public comment on the Foreign Teacher Panel will be open through November 3, 2017.
If you have additional questions or comments, they can be submitted to the Office of Educator Licensure. If you need assistance with the survey tool or have any questions, please contact the Licensure Call Center at 781-338-6600.