Administrator License Instructions

The list below will guide you through the steps you need to follow to apply for your Initial license. Please make sure you complete all steps in the list. This will help ensure timely processing of your licensure application.

  • Complete the Endorsement Request Form. Return the form to the Office of Graduate Studies in Dwight 204. Endorsement Request Form

  • Order an official copy of your transcript from Framingham State University. On the request form, indicate you want the transcript sent after you've completed your degree. The transcript should be sent to:

    Education Placement and Licensure Office
    Dwight Hall 302
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street
    Framingham, MA 01701

The Licensure Officer will submit your transcript to the state on your behalf during the endorsement process.

  • Go to the Licensure area at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's web site. Click on the ELAR icon and establish an ELAR Profile for yourself if you don't already have one. Select the Create ELAR Profile link at the bottom left hand corner of the login box to get started. If you already have your ELAR profile, skip this set-up step.

  • Once your ELAR account is established, log on to your profile area and select the option to Apply for a new license. Follow the prompts to update your education information. Then, use the following to apply for your Initial license:

    Field: Academic: Administrator
    Select Field: <see table below>
    Level: <see table below>
    Type: Initial
    License Select Field Level
    Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8 Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8
    Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12 Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12
    Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-6 Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-6
    Supervisor/Director same field as other license depends on prerequisite license

When asked which route you are following, select the option that indicates you've completed an approved post baccalaureate program. Complete the remaining screens to apply for your license.

  • In addition to your master's degree, you must also provide verification of three years of teaching experience.  Verification Form (PDF document)

    To expedite the processing of your licensure application, please send the completed verification form to:

    Education Placement and Licensure Office
    Dwight Hall 302
    Framingham State University
    100 State Street
    Framingham, MA 01701 

    The licensure officer will submit this form with your transcript to the Licensure Division at the ESE during the endorsement process.

  • If you've had a name change (e.g. marriage, divorce, other legal proceeding) while in (or after) your licensure program, you must submit a name change form with appropriate documentation of the name change to the ESE.   Name Change Form (PDF document)

The Licensure Officer endorses the applications of candidates who have completed all program requirements. The electronic endorsements are completed approximately three to four weeks after the graduation dates in May, August, December and January. As soon as the Licensure Officer completes your endorsement, she will send you a confirmation letter.

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


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