MA Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Massachusetts Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Massachusetts, this program leads to a Provisional License in Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities, PK-Grade 2.

1) Content Exam:  MTEL Early Childhood (02)

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification. 

2) Pedagogy Exam:  MTEL Foundations of Reading (90)

This exam is required to be recommended for certification but not for graduation. 

WGU Program Required Exam:

Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge  

OR Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

OR Praxis 5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge 

OR Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

If you matriculated on or after March 1, 2012, you must pass one of these exams to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Massachusetts

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your Massachusetts Teaching License

Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement


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