- Rank in the top 10 percent of your graduating class
- Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
- Rank in the top 10th percentile of test takers on a national examination (such as the LSAT, MCAT or GRE)
- Have a documented outstanding record of community service (with two letters of recommendation)
For MINT and the Preliminary License track, five years of work experience qualifies you for entrance into the program unless you are a more recent graduate in the MINT program, in which case you must meet the academic requirements above.
Criminal History Background Check
While the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education does not require applicants to undergo a criminal history background check as a part of the alternative licensure process, they are authorized to investigate any “yes” answers to criminal history questions you give on your licensure application. When you are hired by a Massachusetts school, however, it is mandated that you pass a criminal history background check before being allowed to work with children. More information on this process will be provided to you when you are hired.