A report from AACTE flags licensure tests as a barrier in cost and content for aspiring teachers. Is this a “water is wet” or a “we told you so” moment? A new infographic from the American Association of Colleges for
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The first of several pilot alternatives to the MTELs is now available for licensure candidates. The PRAXIS Core (Reading and Writing) or the NEA-EAS (Reading and Writing) may be substituted for the Communications and Literacy MTEL through June 2024. Way
Public comment is open through June 29, 2018 for the Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) requirements for educator licenses. In you missed our earlier posts, you can see the original SMK link and the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) public comment here.
A license with no required coursework? DESE wants your comment on proposed “Structured Guidance and Supports” pathway for some teacher licenses. DESE proposing a NEW “Structured Guidance and Supports” or SG&S for certain licenses that do not have MTELs. Licenses that
Should teachers know more than the students’ curriculum? The February 2018 Draft Subject Matter Knowledge Guidelines are open for public comment. Read the full February 2018 draft SMK Guidelines and submit your comments using the survey tool here or by sending
Revised Pre-Practicum Guidelines are out! Public comment is open until March 4, 2018. The latest version of proposed guidelines for educator preparation programs is now open for public comment. The draft Guidelines for Pre-Practicum for Teachers (sic) and cover letter contains
Teacher turnover and lack of qualified applicants for open teaching positions is hardly news in Massachusetts. The latest brief from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) analyzes recent data and proposes solutions for district leaders to provide long term
Check out the MTA public comments on educator preparation programs. The Massachusetts Teachers Association submitted public comment on the draft Pre-Practicum Policy proposals. The MTA supports robust requirements for all those who seek to enter the profession. Included in the
In case you thought the license changes were complete…there is more work to do. Sharpen your public comment pencils! ICYMI the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved a set of changes to the regulations for Educator Licensure and
Got thoughts on what is covered in educator preparation programs? See our post on public comment for DESE guidelines here. Pre-Practicum Policy Guidelines The pre-practicum period of an educator preparation program includes the coursework and the activities in school-based settings.