2019-20 Information for Beginning Teachers and Mentors

  • DESE Certification Requirements for Initial Certification 

    Initial Professional Certificate (IPC):  This certificate is valid for four years and assigned to new graduates of teacher education programs and individuals with less than four years of teaching experience who meet the minimum requirement and qualifications.  Click here to view the six requirements necessary to advance to the next level (Career CPC Certificate) or to extend the Initial Professional Certification during the valid dates of the classification.