Licensure with Worcester State University

Administrative Initial Licensure Program

TEC, in partnership with Worcester State University, is approved by the DESE to provide initial licenses in the following areas:

  • superintendent/assistant superintendent

  • principal/assistant principal

  • supervisor/director


Click here to meet our instructors who are local experts.

Dr. John Antonucci
Dr. John Antonucci
Dr. Jean Kenney
Dr. Jean Kenney
Dr. Peter Sanchioni
Dr. Peter Sanchioni
Dr. John Ullian
Dr. John UllianC





Licensure Program Tuition Payments      

Click here to access TEC's online registration form. Credit Card payments areaccepted through online registration form only. No Paypal account is required although you can use your PayPal account.


Hear from our Program Graduates:

The administrative licensure program at The Education Cooperative is an excellent program with relevant coursework and instructors with valuable experience in the field. The program was challenging and helped me to grow in my understanding of educational leadership. I learned a lot from my peers as a result of the cohort model and have established a network of professional relationships and friendships that will support me in the future.

-Music teacher from Dover-Sherborn

The TEC program was exactly what I was looking for: worthwhile classes taught by local superintendents with a realistic and operational view of public schools, a convenient schedule that doesn't impact my need to work during the summer, and a staff at TEC that is dedicated to helping me navigate all the licensure requirements. I would definitely choose TEC again.

-Middle School Social Studies teacher from Natick

Without TEC, I would not have been where I am today. My experience with TEC’s mid-career teacher training program inspired me to return to TEC for its administrative licensure program a few years later. As a full-time working mom, the schedule at TEC worked well for me. The vigor of the content, the expertise of the instructors, and the support from my colleagues in the cohort enabled me to attain tremendous professional and personal growth. The program prepared me well for the challenging work as a school administrator in an urban public school, and as a school principal at a high achieving district. I am in awe to the professionalism and the caring support from my instructors and mentors at TEC. It is the best kept secret for inspiring leaders in education. I highly recommend it!

-Principal from Bellevue, WA (formerly from Cambridge)

Rather than continue to take piece meal graduate courses for recertification, I decided to enroll in TEC's Administrative Licensure Program in order to pursue an additional certification and widen my professional opportunities. The courses were interesting, challenging, and engaging. Moving through the program with a cohort of educational professionals also provides valuable support and curricular insights. Learning from top-level professionals in each field (school lawyers, superintendents, principals) demystified the positions and allowed the cohort to unpack the skills needed to be successful and impactful in these areas. I have found that the work done and knowledge gained are directly applicable to my current position and have allowed me to understand the macro and micro workings of a school system. Should I decide to pursue another path in the future, the door is open.

-Teacher from Wayland

I completed the TEC Administrative program in June, 2013 and received my license in August, 2013. I was drawn to the program by its cohort model and appreciated the small classes and personal attention I was given during classes and my Practicum. I was extremely happy with the organization of the program, the pace of the courses, and the convenient location.

-Department Chair, Natick High School

At TEC I was able to experience top notch educational leadership instruction in a very convenient venue. I am constantly using content from the courses, and knowledge gained from the other members of my cohort in my current leadership position. I also can't say enough about the staff in TEC's Administrative Licensure Program. The process of obtaining my license was so smooth thanks to their collective knowledge and expertise. This program is awesome!

-Department Chair, Dedham Public Schools

I have really enjoyed my experience in the TEC/BU Administrative Licensure Program. The schedule and location were very convenient. Most of the instructors were either superintendents or assistant superintendents and had extensive educational leadership experience. Although the program was certainly rigorous, the instructors and TEC personnel were always available to provide additional guidance and support as needed. Finally, I have really enjoyed working with the other professionals in my cohort. We have grown and learned so much together over the last two years, and I can definitely say that I consider each and every one of them a friend.

-Special Educator, Hopkinton Public Schools