maaps U – PRPIL – Class Measures

PRPIL Comes to maaps U and is Open for Applications

maaps is pleased to announce a partnership with Class Measures, Inc., which is the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (ESE) approved agency to provide the PRPIL (Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure, the ESE Route 2 option). This partnership will allow teachers at maaps member schools to advance to an Initial license from either a Preliminary or Provisional license, at their current school, a previously unavailable option.

This partnership also gives maaps’ member’s teachers a savings of $125.00 off Class Measures, Inc. fee of $2500. Beginning July 1, 2019 no teacher can work under a Provisional license for more than 5 years total. At that time an Initial license must be obtained. maaps U and PRPIL can assist with that process.

Participating teachers must apply through maaps and pay a $75.00 application fee with PayPal. Once the application packet is complete, with all documentation and signed agreements, it will be sent to Class Measures, Inc. Class Measures will guide the student through the remainder of the process, including collection of the $2375.00 fee. The program generally takes 4-6 months to complete. maaps has begun accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The application can be started any time after the application fee of $75.00 is paid. Refunds are available up to 60 days from the date the application was initiated.

Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis. Each teacher starts at their own time once accepted into the program. The only “deadline” is February 1 as this is the latest a teacher could start the program and finish by the end of the school year.

PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Hold a Massachusetts Preliminary or Provisional non-vocational teaching license.
  • Have completed three years of teaching in the subject area and grade level of the Preliminary/Provisional license. Candidates may enroll in and complete the PRPIL program during their third year of teaching. The PRPIL endorsement and the Initial license will not be granted until the third year of teaching is completed.
  • Be currently teaching in the subject and grade level of the Preliminary/Provisional license being advanced.
  • Have completed 120 hours of educational coursework or training related to the pedagogy of teaching.
  • Find a mentor at the current school who holds an Initial or Professional license in Massachusetts.
  • Be recommended by his/her current principal or program director.
  • As of July 1, 2014, DESE requires all core academic teachers to have an SEI Endorsement in order to advance to Initial licensure. Candidates without an SEI Endorsement may enroll in PRPIL and receive the PRPIL endorsement, but will not receive an Initial license until the SEI Endorsement is completed.

Click here for the PRPIL Application

Please share this information with your faculty. For additional information on PRPIL visit www.classmeasures.com. Contact Ginnie Waldron, gwaldron@maaps.org   781-245-1220 x207

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