Advocate for a Dual Language Educator Endorsement

Advocate for the addition of a new Dual Language Educator endorsement in Massachusetts -- Deadline May 1

  • Support creation of a new Dual Language Educator Endorsement for educators in dual language program models
  • Continue the current endorsement for Transitional Bilingual Learning for grades PK-6 and 5-12 in CMR 7:06section (9)(b)

A Dual Language Educator endorsement is necessary to meet the needs of the increasing number of dual language programs in Massachusetts, to establish equitable requirements for highly qualified teachers working in dual language programs, and to promote high standards for dual language education.  (For a detailed discussion, see MABE's position statement on the DL endorsement, which is supported by MATSOL.)

Notice for Public Comment

Pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B, and c. 71, § 38G, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A, § 3, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to 603 CMR 7.00, Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations  

The proposed amendments are intended to streamline the regulations and the educator licensure system, close loopholes, clarify certain provisions, and reduce regulatory burden. Therefore, this is a great opportunity for individuals to submit public comments on their thoughts regarding the need for additional regulations leading to the endorsement of individuals teaching in a dual language setting in MA.

The deadline for submission of public comment is Monday, May 1, 2017. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed amendments at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for June 27, 2017.

There are two ways to submit public comment on the proposed revisions:

Use this link:

Enter your comments regarding a Dual Language Educator endorsement in Question 5: 7.14 Endorsement and Question 6: Further Comment

By Mail/Email

Submit by mail to Office of Educator Preparation, Attn: Liz Losee, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148; by fax to 781-338-3370; or by e-mail to [email protected]

Please add your voice during this important time!  The outcome from a large response from the field may result in the recommendation for a DLE endorsement to the Board of Education this JUNE!

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