The alternative way to advance to your initial license

PRPIL (Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure) is the alternative licensure program for Massachusetts teachers who wish to advance from a Provisional license to an Initial license. Earn your initial license in less than 6 months, while you teach, at a lower cost than other routes.

The program is Route 2 in the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's Regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval. Class Measures administers this program on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Complete this short form for a copy of the PRPIL information pack 

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PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the Class Measures office is very infrequently staffed, so phone calls and deposited messages may not be attended to immediately. In order to speedily obtain the information you require, in the first instance please refer to resources within these pages. In particular, you will find key information on the Essential Information page, which also includes the PRPIL Eligibility Criteria.

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Covid-19 statement:

The PRPIL team is committed to ensuring that all schools' and districts' safety and health guidelines are followed for teachers enrolled in the program. PRPIL program requirements will support maintaining the health and safety of the PRPIL staff, program participants and their school communities. These requirements include virtual observations (where in person classes are not available), virtual meetings with mentors and teachers and electronic submission of final portfolio.

Information for teachers wanting to advance to their Initial license

What is PRPIL, why do so many MA teachers choose this route, and is it right for you?

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Information for teachers already enrolled in the PRPIL program

All your PRPIL assessment forms, evidence list and portfolio guidelines..

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Essential information

  • Eligibility checklist
  • Program Overview
  • Support
  • Classroom Observations
  • Portfolio Guidelines
  • Sample Timeline
  • How to apply and FAQs.

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Information for mentors

Reasons to become a PRPIL mentor, eligibility requirements and your responsibilities.

 

 

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Information for Schools and Districts

If you are responsible for ensuring your teachers are operating under the correct Massachusetts teaching license and want to share the latest information with your staff, download our District Guide to PRPIL below or register for updates here.

INFORMATION PACK FOR DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS

Earn 15 PDPs with our five-week online course.

'Bridging Theory and Application to Advocate for English Learners (ELs) in all K-12 Settings' - designed for educators in Massachusetts currently teaching, or hoping to facilitate learning with, English Learners (ELs) in K-12 settings.

[An approved professional development course with MA DESE]