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. Applicants interested in teaching in a different state after HTF should become familiar with the licensure requirements for that state, and the process of converting a MA license.

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.