Vocational-Technical Instructor Licensure Sequence

The Vocational-Technical Instructor Licensure follows a sequence of undergraduate competency-based courses to satisfy the 21-credit requirement of the Massachusetts Department of Education for vocational instructor licensure. These courses focus on how to:

Upon passing the written practical examinations in his or her trade area, an individual is awarded a preliminary license and may be employed for five years as an instructor in a Massachusetts vocational-technical school. Note: A literacy test is required for individuals who seek a vocational-technical license.

To move from a preliminary license to a permanent license, instructors must have:

Additional DOE licensure guidelines are available online at: