VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The Vocational Technical Education Regulations require vocational technical teachers to pass, as part of the licensing requirements, a two-part test of communication and literacy skills as well as a written and performance test in the subject area taught. These tests are designed to ensure that Massachusetts vocational technical teachers can communicate adequately with students, parents/guardians, and other educators and that they are knowledgeable in the subject area of the license sought.

Licensure Test Requirements

Teaching License Testing Requirements
Preliminary Vocational Technical 1) written and performance subject matter test*

AND

2) Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test (91)

OR

2) Communication and Literacy Skills test (01)
* The written and performance subject matter test required of candidates for preliminary Vocational Technical licensure is administered by the Massachusetts Vocational Teacher Testing program, located at Greater Lowell Technical High School, 250 Pawtucket Boulevard, Tyngsboro, MA 01879-2199. Contact the testing program staff at (978) 441-4946 for information or visit their website, www.gltech.org, to review and/or download the Candidate Handbook, test registration information, test calendar, test outlines, and other resources.

Additional Licensure Passing Scores Required on the Following:
Initial Vocational Technical
Cooperative Education Coordinator

Initial Vocational Technical
Supervisor/Director
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test (91)

OR

Communication and Literacy Skills test (01)
Initial Vocational Technical
Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

Initial Vocational Technical
Principal/Assistant Principal
Communication and Literacy Skills test (01)

Program Contacts

Please see the Department's website at www.doe.mass.edu/educators (select "Licensure" and then select "Vocational Technical Education") for license requirements and application instructions, or contact the Department's Office of Educator Licensure at (781) 338-6627 or (781) 338-6634 or VocEducators@doe.mass.edu.