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District-Based PD

In-District Professional Development

Custom programs for your district from an approved provider with MA DESE. Workshops for school & district leadership teams, supervision and evaluation, teacher leaders, classroom teachers, para-professionals and more.

> Customized district-based Professional Development

> Supervision & Evaluation (EdEval)

Leadership Institutes

Year-long training and round-table collaboration tailored to your role and years of experience. Solve problems, foster improvement, and apply learnings and best practices. Now enrolling.

> Learn more about our Leadership Institutes

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Graduate-level courses & PDP workshops are offered throughout the year. Topics include culture, leadership, special populations, content-based training, curriculum, and more.

> View our Open Enrollment catalog

> Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement

Academic & Licensure

Cohort Leadership

Cohort based leadership licensure, degree, and certificate programs are offered in partnership with other colleges.

> Superintendent EdD & Licensure
> Principal MEd & Licensure
> Teacher Leadership Certificate
> STEM Externships for Teachers
> MEd for Math Educators

Andre RavenelleAndré Ravenelle Executive Director of Teachers21




COVID-19 Update 

Dear Colleagues,

We recognize that given these evolving events many of you are facing unprecedented challenges for yourselves, your families, those you serve,  and with partners you rely on. To that end, we have and are in the process of adapting our professional development services to respond to your needs with new platforms, tools and resources. 

I will be reaching out to our community with a communication detailing our current work and  task force plans in coordination with William James College. 

While you are dealing with overwhelming practical issues in your districts, know that we will continue to be a trusted partner.  Please reach out to me directly at with any questions or suggestions regarding services to support your needs.    

I offer my gratitude and respect for the cooperation, care and professionalism you have displayed to support our school communities. 


Student Opportunity Act 

The Student Opportunity Act is a milestone for education in Massachusetts. The long-awaited program infuses support for districts to ensure that students receive the education they need to thrive.  As you develop your plans and implement your programs, work with Teachers21 to meet your Professional Development needs. Our programs align with Priority Programs for Talent Development, Enhanced Core Instruction and Targeted Supports. 


Superintendent Support Group  

Nicolas Covino, President of WIlliam James College; and I have formed a Superintendents Support Group in the Central MA region. Gain from the conversation and insights of colleagues to unpack complex issues.  Meetings will convene on first Friday's of the month - Nov thru May.  Contact me at for more information. 


SEI Full Teacher Endorsement Courses

The course will prepare Massachusetts teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that the growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. Participants will earn the SEI teacher endorsement upon completing the course. 

Registration opens summer 2020 for fall course


SEI Administrator Course

This course will prepare Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners so that our growing population of English Language Learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy.

Registration opens summer 2020 for fall course

Paraprofessional Educators

ONLINE 7 week series

with Abby Hanscom 

Paraeducators are key school personnel who support students across all environments, including classrooms, small group settings and in the life of the school and community.  Contact Maureen Huddleston at to arrange for your district. 


Computing and Society- Shaping Powerful Digital Citizens -MA DLCS Series (In Partnership with MassCUE) with Jim Looney ONLINE

 Begins April 27th ONLINE 

for High School Educators