are at least thinking about starting out on what we
hope will be an adventure in professional
development. But, what you might not know is that you
have already started that journey! How is that possible?
Because the Massachusetts ABE Teacher's License provides
a competency-based option; much of the coursework and
personal learning, professional development training,
and work and life experience you have amassed over the
years can count toward your license. By the same token,
the licensure process allows a great deal of flexibility
for you to acquire whatever knowledge and skills you
will still need to obtain.
DESE and SABES
have worked hard to provide you with the guidance you will
need to seek the professional license. Basically, your quest
will be to determine what basic requirements and teaching
standards (listed in Appendix
A) you have already met. You will send in an Application
Packet to DESE and they will write back describing what
requirements and standards you still have to meet.
Packet will include at least these sets of documents.
Teaching Verification Form(s)* or other
forms of proof for years of ABE teaching
or Curriculum Vita (CV)
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