Teacher Licensure

HTF culminates in Fellows earning their Initial Massachusetts teacher licensure, which is valid for five years and enables teaching in most states via reciprocity agreements; some states, like New York, require additional paperwork or examinations to transfer licensure. The fellowship covers MA licensure costs, including testing (the MTEL), fingerprinting, and licencure applications. Fellows can get personalized support from the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Career Services Office to complete their licensure process and paperwork.