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Lynch School of Education

Licensure Requirements

master of education (m.ed.) or c.a.e.s.

PLEASE NOTE: The Lynch School at Boston College is applying to obtain Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) licensure approval in Spring of 2013.

The Lynch School offers an approved program to allow students to seek state licensure as Principal/Assistant Principal.

To be licensed in this area, the student must possess Advanced Provisional License as a teacher in Massachusetts or in a state with which Massachusetts has a reciprocal agreement, and have taught for at least three years.

All students seeking licensure in Massachusetts must pass the Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure. The University will advise unlicensed private school teachers who are seeking state licensure in administration of this requirement.

Each student currently completes a 300-hour substantive practicum in the area of licensure for school leadership. The practicum requirement will increase to 500 hours in Fall of 2013.