General Information

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This is your link to all DESE resources including newest education legislation, DESE publications, press releases, general information for educators, ELAR (licensure site), MTEL test preparation materials and MTEL registration procedures.


Licensure Site of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Just before or immediately after graduation, seniors who have successfully completed one of our three licensure programs (secondary, elementary or early childhood) log onto this site to register for their INITIAL TEACHING LICENSE.

Please note: When registering for licensure, students will be asked to send a copy of their official transcript and pay a licensure fee. Official transcripts are available through the Wheaton Registrar. Please go to the Registrar’s Office to request an official transcript; an online request will not be processed.

MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Teacher Licensure) Preparation and Registration. This site contains information, practice tests, and the registration portal for all test subjects and dates.  Learn more about the MTEL.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations for Teacher Licensure change frequently as do education requirements and forms. It is therefore critical that students contact the appropriate Wheaton Education Department faculty advisor to obtain the most up-to-date information and education requirements documentation.