Massachusetts State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sp/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? ASHA standards: * Formative Assessment The applicant must meet the education program's requirements for demonstrating satisfactory performance through ongoing formative assessment of knowledge and skills. * Summative Assessment The Praxis Examination in Audiology (0342), 170. ABA standards: A certificant must achieve a passing score on a national examination in audiology as required by the American Board of Audiology. Did not specify the name and passing scores.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300 hours (150 hours at each of any two of the following levels: PreK-6, 5-8, 8-12)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. the General Curriculum test, 240. 2. the Communication and Literacy Skills test, 240.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. For teacher candidates who receive their preparation in approved post-baccalaureate programs, including approved alternative programs. Teacher candidates seeking licensure under Route Two must meet the following requirements: (a) Bachelor's degree. (b) Completion of an approved program as set forth in 7.03 (2) (a). (c) Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test. (d) Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07. 2. For teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, serve in a school and are either hired as teachers of record or are serving an apprenticeship in a classroom under the direct supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate license. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Three shall meet the following requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) An approved program for the license sought. 3. Another route is the Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure process for teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, are hired as teachers of record, and are working in a district that does not have an approved program for the Initial license. Route Four is not available for the following teacher and specialist teacher licenses: early childhood, elementary, library, teacher of students with moderate disabilities, teacher of students with severe disabilities, teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, teacher of the visually impaired, academically advanced, reading, and speech/language/hearing disorders. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Four shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) At least three full years of employment in the role of the Preliminary license. (c) Documentation of seminars, courses, and experience relevant to the Professional Standards for Teachers in 603 7.08 (2). (d) A recommendation from the principal of each school where the candidate was employed under the Preliminary license or in the role of the license sought. (e) A competency review for those license fields that have no subject matter knowledge test, or for which not all the subject matter knowledge required for the license is measured by the test.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2)
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300 hours (100 hours in PreK-K, 200 hours in 1-2; at least one setting must include children with disabilities)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Requires a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure), a scaled score of 240. 2. Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07, a scaled score of 240. 3. Foundations of Reading (a test on the subject of reading), a scaled score of 240.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. For teacher candidates who receive their preparation in approved post-baccalaureate programs, including approved alternative programs. Teacher candidates seeking licensure under Route Two must meet the following requirements: (a) Bachelor's degree. (b) Completion of an approved program as set forth in 7.03 (2) (a). (c) Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test. (d) Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07. 2. For teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, serve in a school and are either hired as teachers of record or are serving an apprenticeship in a classroom under the direct supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate license. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Three shall meet the following requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) An approved program for the license sought. 3. Another route is the Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure process for teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, are hired as teachers of record, and are working in a district that does not have an approved program for the Initial license. Route Four is not available for the following teacher and specialist teacher licenses: early childhood, elementary, library, teacher of students with moderate disabilities, teacher of students with severe disabilities, teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, teacher of the visually impaired, academically advanced, reading, and speech/language/hearing disorders. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Four shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) At least three full years of employment in the role of the Preliminary license. (c) Documentation of seminars, courses, and experience relevant to the Professional Standards for Teachers in 603 7.08 (2). (d) A recommendation from the principal of each school where the candidate was employed under the Preliminary license or in the role of the license sought. (e) A competency review for those license fields that have no subject matter knowledge test, or for which not all the subject matter knowledge required for the license is measured by the test.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2)
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300 hours (100 hours in PreK-K, 200 hours in 1-2; at least one setting must include children with disabilities)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Requires a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure), a scaled score of 240. 2. Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements set forth in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07, a scaled score of 240. 3. Foundations of Reading (a test on the subject of reading), a scaled score of 240.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. For teacher candidates who receive their preparation in approved post-baccalaureate programs, including approved alternative programs. Teacher candidates seeking licensure under Route Two must meet the following requirements: (a) Bachelor's degree. (b) Completion of an approved program as set forth in 7.03 (2) (a). (c) Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test. (d) Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07. 2. For teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, serve in a school and are either hired as teachers of record or are serving an apprenticeship in a classroom under the direct supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate license. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Three shall meet the following requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) An approved program for the license sought. 3. Another route is the Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure process for teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, are hired as teachers of record, and are working in a district that does not have an approved program for the Initial license. Route Four is not available for the following teacher and specialist teacher licenses: early childhood, elementary, library, teacher of students with moderate disabilities, teacher of students with severe disabilities, teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, teacher of the visually impaired, academically advanced, reading, and speech/language/hearing disorders. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Four shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) At least three full years of employment in the role of the Preliminary license. (c) Documentation of seminars, courses, and experience relevant to the Professional Standards for Teachers in 603 7.08 (2). (d) A recommendation from the principal of each school where the candidate was employed under the Preliminary license or in the role of the license sought. (e) A competency review for those license fields that have no subject matter knowledge test, or for which not all the subject matter knowledge required for the license is measured by the test.

Early Childhood Special Educator – Certified Early Intervention Specialist: Developmental Specialist

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Certified Early Intervention Specialist: Developmental Specialist
State Department Massachusetts Department of Public Health
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/family-health/early-intervention/provider-info/training-certification/certified-ei-specialists/introduction.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Are required to attend a two-day orientation training offered by the Department of Public Health. Besides having a bachelors degree (experience with infants, toddlers and families preferred), the applicant also need to successfully complete at least 4 approved 3-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers and families.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? at least 300 hours of practicum/work experience with young children.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals, Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mh/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. A master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or related field from a recognized educational institution. (a) Degree Completion Orior to July 1, 1999. The graduate program of study must be a minimum of 45 credit hours. If an applicant's degree was less that 45 hours, a further degree or CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) or it's equivalent is required, which shall meet the 60 semester hour requirement. (b) Completion after July 1, 1999. The graduate program of study required must be a minimum of 60 semester hours. If an applicant's master's or doctoral degree program of study consisted of less than 60 semester hours, evidence of completion of graduate level courses outside of the degree program in the content areas listed in 262 CMR 3.03(2)(b) sufficient to meet the 60 semester hour degree, required courses, and internship or practicum requirements must be submitted to the Board for review and approval. 2. Successful completion of: (a) Three graduate level courses in each of the following content areas (Total courses required = nine): *Marital and Family Studies. Family life cycle; sociology of the family; families under stress; the contemporary family; family in a social context; the cross-cultural family; and youth/adult/aging and the family; family subsystems; individual, interpersonal relationships (marital, parental, sibling). *Marital and Family Therapy. Family therapy methodology; family assessment; treatment and intervention methods; overview of major clinical theories of marital and family therapy. *Human Development. Human development; personality theory; human sexuality; psychopathology; behavior-pathology. One course in this category must be in psychopathology or its equivalent. (b) One graduate level course in each of the following content areas (Total courses required = 2): *Professional Studies. Professional socialization and the role of the professional organization; legal responsibilities and liabilities; independent practice and interprofessional cooperation; ethics; family law. *Research. Research design; methods; statistics; research in marital and family studies and therapy
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A supervised internship or practicum in marriage and family therapy shall be included in the masters or doctoral program of study. The internship or practicum shall include a minimum of 300 hours of direct/face to face client contact with individuals, family groups, couples, groups or organizations (public or private) under the direction of an approved supervisor. The supervision shall consist of 100 face-to-face hours, of which 50 must be individual supervision. In addition, of the 100 hours of supervision, 25 hours must be supervision of direct observation or audio or videotape supervision.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards' National Marital and Family Therapy Examination is required.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Massachusetts Department of Public Health
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Based on the Regulation 244 CMR 6.00: APPROVAL OF NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND THE GENERAL CONDUCT THEREOF Curriculum. (a) Program faculty shall develop a nursing curriculum plan which shall provide a variety of learning experiences consistent with the program's mission or philosophy and objectives or goals. The sciences, arts, humanities, and foundations of the profession, shall be an integral part of the nursing curriculum plan. (b) The curriculum shall: 1. extend over a period of time sufficient to provide essential, sequenced learning experiences which enable a student to develop nursing competence; 2. be based on an organized pattern of instruction consistent with principles of learning and educational practice; 3. provide instruction in the discipline of nursing, appropriate to the Registered Nurse level, across the lifespan and include content relevant to national and local health care needs; 4. be designed in accordance with generally accepted academic standards and credit hours for Registered Nursing programs; and 5. identify the level of student achievement expected at defined points in the program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Cannot find a score on the exam website (a sample "Candidate Performance Report" notes that a candidate performs "below the passing standard" and the # of questions answered if the candidate fails, but no passing standard is specified)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Meet the minimal requirement to work in the EI system as EI specialist under an entry level provisional certification. To receive advanced certification, acquiring additional practice hours in MDPH certified EI programs is needed. See ECSE-Developmental Specialist for the requirements of applying for advanced certification. The EI system is under the Department of Public Health. (a) A Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program, or (b) An associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution and at least two years of experience in community-based services for infants, toddlers and their families.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Is called "School Nurse", under the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 3yrs to Grade 12. Additional requirements: 1. A bachelor's or master's degree in nursing. 2. A minimum of two full years of employment as a Registered Nurse in a child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing setting. 3. Completion of an orientation program based on the requirements for delivery of school health services as defined by the Department of Public Health. 4. Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test, 240.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals, The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/ah/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Successfully passed an examination approved by the board for licensure as an occupational therapist. Such examination shall be written and shall test the applicants� knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences related to the occupational therapy theory and practice, including the applicant�s professional skills and judgments in the utilization of occupational therapy techniques and methods, and such other subjects as the board may deem useful to determine the applicant�s fitness to act as an occupational therapist. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc (NBCOT) OTR examination, 450
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals, The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/ah/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The examination for licensure currently approved by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologists
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists, Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/py/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The program is designated as a doctoral program in psychology by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards at the time the degree is granted or within two years thereafter. Receive instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, and history of psychology, the core program shall require each student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive areas: 1. Biological Bases of Behavior: Physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, psycho-pharmacology. 2. Cognitive - Affective Bases of Behavior: Learning, thinking, motivation, emotion. 3. Social Bases of Behavior: Social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory, issues of social/cultural diversity. 4. Individual Differences: Personality theory, human development, abnormal psychology. 5. Racial/Ethnic Bases of Behavior with a Focus on People of Color: Cross-cultural psychology, psychology and social oppression, racism and psychology.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Internship or practicum or field placement experience of one year full-time shall fulfill a total of one year pre-doctoral experience or employment if it is at least 1600 clock hours completed in not less than ten calendar months subsequent to the completion of one full academic year of graduate training. Practicum or field placement experience may be pro-rated toward meeting this requirement if each experience is at least four months in length and at least 16 hours per week.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Achieve passing scores on the national examination in psychology (500 or higher) and jurisprudence examinations (optional requirement determined by the Board). Did not specify what is the national examination in psychology -- but based on the education program requirement, may be Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP)" by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards."
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/licensurehelp/LicenseRequirementsCriteriaPageControl.ser
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Need to complete an advanced practicum of 1,200 hours, 600 of which must be in a school setting.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Requires a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure), a scaled score of 240. If this is for a professional license, the applicant is required to pass the National School Psychology Examination (Praxis II).

Social Worker – Licensed Independent Clinical

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
State Department Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has passed the Clinical licensure examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations. Or its successor agency, or an equivalent examination as determined by the Board
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Social Worker – Licensed Associate

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Work Associate (LSWA)
State Department Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (a) An associate degree, or at least sixty credit hours of college education, in the fields of social work, psychology, counseling or other similar human services field, from an accredited college or university; or (b) A baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited college or university; or (c) A minimum of one thousand (1000) hours of education in social work theory and methods in courses or programs approved by the Board;
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has attained the Associate level passing score on the Basic licensure examination administered by the Association of State Social Work Boards. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations. Or its successor agency, or an equivalent examination as determined by the Board.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary State, county, and municipal employees are exempt from the examination and experience requirements necessary to become a licensed social work associate provided they have completed six months of employment as a social worker in a public agency and have passed equivalent civil service examinations or have satisfied the board that they can otherwise meet the examination or experience requirements for licensing as set forth in this section.

Social Worker – Licensed (LSW)

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
State Department Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has passed the Basic licensure examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations. Or its successor agency, or an equivalent examination as determined by the Board.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary State, county, and municipal employees are exempt from the examination and experience requirements necessary to become a licensed social worker provided they have completed six months of employment in a public agency as a social worker and have passed equivalent civil service examinations or have satisfied the board that they can otherwise meet the examination or experience requirements for licensing as set forth in this act.

Social Worker – Licensed Certified

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Certified Social Worker
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers, Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Intermediate licensure examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Social Worker – School Adjustment Counselor

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/licensurehelp/LicenseRequirementsCriteriaPageControl.ser
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Course work and clinical experience that demonstrate knowledge of: 1. Principles of therapeutic relationships. 2. Theories of normal and abnormal intellectual, social, and emotional development. 3. Learning disorders, including emotional issues affecting student achievement, and their treatment. 4. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and violence in PreK-12 students. 5. Knowledge of state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments; procedures for testing and interpreting results. 6. Techniques for communicating and working with families and school and community personnel. 7. Knowledge of the criminal justice system with particular reference to the juvenile justice system and organizations. 8. Knowledge of medical conditions and medication related to physical disabilities and learning disorders. 9. Federal and state laws and regulations addressing the legal rights of students and families.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A practicum of 900 hours, 450 of which must be working with children, adolescents, and families in an educational setting.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Requires a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure), a scaled score of 240.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/sp/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? By ASHA: *Formative Assessment Academic and clinical educators must have assessed developing knowledge and skills throughout the applicant's program of graduate study. Applicants may also be part of the process through self-assessment. * Summative Assessment The applicant must pass the national examination adopted by ASHA for purposes of certification in speech-language pathology. The Praxis II exam in Speech-Language Pathology, 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? All professional staff members employed directly or indirectly by an early intervention program (includes salaried, contract/fee for services, or consultant/subcontract) are certified as Early Intervention Specialists by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health prior to billing for direct services. All staff are required to attend and participate in a 2-day orientation training offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Currently inclinical fellowship year prior to being granted a CCC can provide Part C services

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of the Visually Impaired
State Department Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
State Department Hyperlink http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300 hours (150 hours at each of any two of the following levels: PreK-6, 5-8, 8-12)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. the General Curriculum test, 240 2. the Foundations of Reading test, 240 3. the Communication and Literacy Skills test, 240
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. For teacher candidates who receive their preparation in approved post-baccalaureate programs, including approved alternative programs. Teacher candidates seeking licensure under Route Two must meet the following requirements: (a) Bachelor's degree. (b) Completion of an approved program as set forth in 7.03 (2) (a). (c) Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test. (d) Passing score on the subject matter knowledge test(s) appropriate to the license sought, based on the subject matter knowledge requirements in 603 CMR 7.06 and 7.07. 2. For teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, serve in a school and are either hired as teachers of record or are serving an apprenticeship in a classroom under the direct supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate license. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Three shall meet the following requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) An approved program for the license sought. 3. Another route is the Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure process for teacher candidates who hold a Preliminary license, are hired as teachers of record, and are working in a district that does not have an approved program for the Initial license. Route Four is not available for the following teacher and specialist teacher licenses: early childhood, elementary, library, teacher of students with moderate disabilities, teacher of students with severe disabilities, teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, teacher of the visually impaired, academically advanced, reading, and speech/language/hearing disorders. Candidates seeking licensure under Route Four shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (a) Possession of a Preliminary license in the field and at the level of the license sought. See 603 CMR 7.04 (2) (a). (b) At least three full years of employment in the role of the Preliminary license. (c) Documentation of seminars, courses, and experience relevant to the Professional Standards for Teachers in 603 7.08 (2). (d) A recommendation from the principal of each school where the candidate was employed under the Preliminary license or in the role of the license sought. (e) A competency review for those license fields that have no subject matter knowledge test, or for which not all the subject matter knowledge required for the license is measured by the test.