June 2019 will mark the fifth major Professional license renewal cycle since DESE’s very first five-year cycle back on June 17, 1999. Given the large number of educators who earned a license in June 1999, it is expected that some 25,000 veteran educators across the Commonwealth will need to renew one or more Professional level license(s) by June 16, 2019.Districts will receive a reminder about licensure renewal requirements, and several resources are available online, including:
- License Renewal Guidelines: http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/academic-prek12/guidelines-recert-ma-educators.pdf,
- Guidelines for Reviewing, Approving and Endorsing Individual Professional Development Plans: http://www.doe.mass.edu/pd/01guideline/default.html ,
- Renewal Regulations: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr44.html, and
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/faq-glossary/advance-extend-renew-license.html.