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: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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


To obtain an ABE Teacher's License, adult educators must pass the ABE Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). However, unlike other MTELs...


The SABES MTEL Math Study Guide is intended to support those preparing for the ABE Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure. It specifically...

Professional Licensure Support: Our Team