Massachusetts is fortunate to have a unique mechanism for professionalizing the field and strengthening educator practice through the ABE License. Through our well-planned and blended system of support, we hope to encourage more teachers to undertake what can be an inspiring experience to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice.

The SABES Program Support PD Center provides support to license seekers in addressing the standards required for portfolio development and submission in the areas of Understanding the Adult Learner, Instructional Design and Teaching Approaches, and Learner Assessment and Evaluation. We also support license-seekers in preparing their demonstration of teaching.

Professional Licensure Support: Upcoming Events


ABE Teacher’s License Module 1: Overview of the ABE Teacher’s License (Online)

We are happy to announce a new online course to support practitioners who wish to obtain the Massachusetts ABE Teacher's...

Professional Licensure Support: Resources, Research and Curriculum


The ABE License for teachers is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The SABES PD Center for...

Professional Licensure Support: Our Team