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Other Massachusetts Education Agencies

In addition to contacting the Department of Higher Education, which oversees the MassTransfer policy, the following state agencies oversee aspects of public education in Massachusetts.

Executive Office of Education

The Executive Office of Education oversees the three education agencies in Massachusetts: the Department of Higher Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Department of Early Education and Care.

Phone: (617) 979-8340
Address: One Ashburton Place, Room 1403, Boston, MA 02108
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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) oversees public K-12 education in Massachusetts, including MCAS and career/vocational technical education programs as well as educator licensure. DESE also licenses or registers private, non-degree granting post-secondary occupational schools.

Phone: (781) 338-3000
Address: 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
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Department of Early Education and Care

The Department of Early Education and Care oversees care and PreK programs as well as after-school services in Massachusetts.

Phone: (617) 988-6600
Address: 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
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