Licensure - Childhood Education

This information is provided in good faith to applicants as of June 23, 2020.

Fordham University's Childhood Education track leads to a Master of Science in Teaching. The designed outcome is to prepare students to apply for an Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) within New York.

States may recognize different grade ranges for a particular subject area. If students have obtained a New York license, students should be aware of any grade range discrepancies between the license they hold and the out of state license they are pursuing. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.

The table below provides a state by state breakdown of comparable licenses, including a determination of eligibility for licensure. This information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Other licenses may be more applicable and/or require additional standards. Licensure requirements and appropriate pathways are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.

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Alabama

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Class A or Class B Professional Educator Certificate:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited senior institution with a state-approved program

Examination(s):

  1. Alabama Basic Skills Assessment: Praxis Core Academic Skills II
  2. Pedagogical Assessment: Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  3. Content Knowledge Assessment: Praxis Subject Assessment II

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 30 or more semester hours of graduate credit not used for prior-level certification

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required;
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit; Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Alabama State Board of Education Administrative Code

State Board: Alabama State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Alabama requires out of state prepared educators to obtain the university's home state license prior to applying for licensure in Alabama via reciprocity

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Alaska

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial or Initial Out of State License:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Options:

  1. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  2. State-approved teacher preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Competency Exam;
  2. Applicable Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. Alaska studies coursework
  2. Alaska multicultural coursework

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Alaska - Education and Early Development

State Board: Alaska Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: Endorsements on an applicant's out of state license will be reflected on the Alaska license, however, if an individual holds multiple endorsements, applicants must choose only one endorsement to add to the license. Applicants educated out of state must apply directly for an Alaska teaching license, but they must first hold an out of state certificate to be eligible

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Arizona

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Standard License:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Teacher preparation program in elementary, middle, or secondary education from a state or Board-approved educator preparation program or from an accredited institution offering similar training

Examination(s):

  1. Professional Knowledge Exam: Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) or National Evaluation Series (NES), comparable out of state exam, or National Board Certification Test (NBCT)
  2. Subject Knowledge Exam: Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) or National Evaluation Series (NES) for the appropriate subject

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Arizona - Elementary Education K-8

Field Experience Requirements: Eight semester hours of practicum in grades 1-8 or 6-12

State Regulation: Arizona Administrative Code

State Board: Arizona Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity or Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: A passing score on a similar, out of state subject knowledge exam will suffice to test into certain approved endorsement areas. Testing into an approved endorsement area is possible even if an applicant lacks an out of state credential

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Arkansas

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Program of teacher education at a national, regional, or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited Institute of Higher Education

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Assessment
  2. Praxis II Exam
  3. Foundations of Reading Test (K-8 & SPED only)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. Three college credit-hours in Arkansas History or 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS
  2. Documentation of the professional development through Arkansas IDEAS portal: a) 2 hours of parental involvement b) 2 hours of child maltreatment training c) 2 hours of teen suicide awareness and prevention d) Dyslexia awareness

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Educator Licensure

State Board: Arkansas State Board of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Reciprocity required; Arkansas requires applicants to be licensed in the university's home state to be eligible for a license via reciprocity

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California

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Preliminary License:
Multiple Subject

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam

Certification(s): Earn an authorization to teach English learners

Curriculum Requirements: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Requirements for Teachers Prepared in California

Field Experience Requirements: California Code of Regulations: § 80033. Intern Teaching Credentials.

State Regulation: California Code of Regulations: Title 5. Education- Division 8. Commission on Teacher Credentialing

State Board: California Commission on Teaching Credential

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Reciprocity required; Candidates educated outside of California seeking California licensure must hold a professional-level credential from another state or US territory to qualify

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Colorado

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Colorado Department of Education (CDE) accepted PLACE or PRAXIS exams
  2. Content Area Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Demonstrated professional competencies in the subject areas by completing 24 semester hours of course credit

Field Experience Requirements: Student teaching, practicum, internship required. The state may accept requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Code of Colorado Regulations: Department of Education

State Board: Colorado Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: If upon application review applicants are found lacking content exams, Colorado will issue an interim authorization to teach while the students fulfills the testing requirements. Applicants must have 3 years experience if applying with an out of state license via reciprocity, or apply directly with program evaluation

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Connecticut

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Interim, Provisional, or Initial License:
Elementary (1-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution or a Connecticut higher education institution accredited by the Board of Governors

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Assessment
  2. Praxis II Exam
  3. Pearson Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Connecticut Certificates

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 6, but no more than 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Regulations of the Connecticut State Board of Education

State Board: Connecticut State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Connecticut participates in National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), which does not exempt students from testing or experiential requirements; they will still need to take content and basic competency exams

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Delaware

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Tier One Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited program
  2. State-approved education preparation program

Examination(s): Content Knowledge Exams, such as Praxis II

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Satisfactory completion of fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development related to their area of certification, of which at least six (6) or their equivalent credits must focus on pedagogy

Field Experience Requirements: Clinical Experience: 400 hours of supervised clinical experience, with at least 300 hours are directed instructional student teaching

State Regulation: State of Delaware Education Professional Standards

State Board: Delaware Department of Education Licensure & Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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District of Columbia

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial or Standard License:
Middle School (4-8)
Secondary (7-12)
Special Education (pK-12)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) approved teacher licensure program
  2. Teacher licensure program approved in another state accepted by OSSE

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core, Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), or other accepted alternate basic skills exam
  2. Praxis II subject content exam in the area of the credential

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of an educator preparation program in the content area in which a license is sought, as approved by OSSE

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: District of Columbia - Title 5, Chapter A16: Credentials for Teachers and School Administrators

State Board: District of Columbia - DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Out of State credential holders who hold a full and active credential in the target subject area may submit their score report verifying scores for comparable exams passed in their state in lieu of the required District of Columbia exams

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Florida

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Temporary License:
Elementary (K-6)
Science Areas (6-12)
Elementary and Secondary Levels (K-12)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program or out of state accredited, approved institution

Examination(s):

  1. General Knowledge Test
  2. Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)
  3. Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Florida - Certification Subjects- Curriculum and Requirements

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Florida - Requirements for Certification in Elementary Education: 6A-4.0151

State Board: Florida - FL DOE Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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Georgia

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Renewable License:
Secondary Fields (6-12)
All Fields (pK-12)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program or National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), out of state accredited, approved institution

Examination(s):

  1. Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program AdmissionAssessment (for applicants prepared out of state)
  2. Pedagogical Assessment: Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  3. Content Knowledge Assessment: Praxis Subject Assessment II

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Georgia - GaPSC Certificate Explorer- Curriculum Requirements

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution.

State Regulation: Georgia Educator Certification

State Board: Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Out of state professional certificate holders who were required to pass a content exam for their out of state certification are exempt from taking the Georgia content knowledge assessments

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Hawaii

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional or Standard License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program at a regionally or nationally accredited educator preparation institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 30 semester hours of coursework in the desired field

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Reference Guide to Teacher Licensure

State Board: Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements

Federal Disclosure Reason: A faculty member must be on the ground in the state in order for students to complete their placement requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information:

  1. Applicants may add credentials by completing a state-approved certification or endorsement program in the field and by completing all applicable content assessments
  2. How to Add a New Field to an Existing License

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Idaho

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Interim or Standard:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. Educator preparation program approved by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  2. Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  3. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Idaho Department of Education Certification Requirements

Field Experience Requirements: Student Teaching: Six semester credit hours

State Regulation: Idaho Statutes: Title 33 Education

State Board: Idaho State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: If applying with an out of state credential, candidates may include their content area assessment scores used to obtain said credential to apply for their Idaho license. Applicants without content testing will still be issued a three-year interim certificate based on the out of state credential or institutional recommendation from the accredited program

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Illinois

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Professional Educator License:
Elementary (K-9)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam
  3. Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Thirty-two semester hours in the endorsement area sought is required for teaching endorsements

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Illinois Administrative Code 25: Educator Licensure

State Board: Illinois State Board of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants holding a Professional Educator License or Educator License with stipulations endorsed in a teaching field can add additional content area by demonstrating completion of applicable coursework and testing for the target area

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Indiana

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program at a regionally or nationally accredited educator preparation institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam

Certification(s): CPR-Heimlich Maneuver AED Certification

Curriculum Requirements: Twenty-four (24) credit hours for elementary teaching, including at least six (6) credit hours in reading instruction

Field Experience Requirements: Full-time student teaching for at least 10 weeks representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Indiana State Board of Education Teaching Training and Licensing

State Board: Indiana Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Indiana requires an applicant to pass a content (subject matter) licensure test in every content area that will appear on the Indiana license issued. For areas where a content exam has not been passed, applicants may receive a one-year temporary reciprocal permit for time to meet the requirements. For seven areas (applicable - Elementary Generalist, Early Childhood Generalist) Indiana will not issue an endorsement if the content area was obtained through testing alone. For those areas, applicants may be eligible for a temporary reciprocal permit to teach on while fulfilling the coursework requirements

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Iowa

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Examination
  2. Subject Matter Competency Exam (Praxis or other nationally recognized assessment)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Each teacher candidate receives dedicated coursework related to the study of human relations, cultural competency, and diverse learners, such that the candidate is prepared to work with students from diverse groups. The unit shall provide evidence that teacher candidates develop the ability to identify and meet the needs of all learners, including:

  1. Students from diverse ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds
  2. Students with disabilities
  3. Students who are struggling with literacy, including those with dyslexia
  4. Students who are gifted and talented
  5. English language learners
  6. Students who may be at risk of not succeeding in school. This preparation will include classroom management addressing high-risk behaviors including, but not limited to, behaviors related to substance abuse

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Iowa Educational Examiners Board: Chapter 13- Issuance of Teacher Licenses and Endorsements

State Board: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants pursuing an Iowa credential using an out of state credential will be required to include verification of required assessments for any additional endorsement area. After issuance of a teaching license, an individual may add other endorsements to that license upon proper application as long as current requirements have been met

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Kansas

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
  2. Content Area Assessments

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 8 credit hours of coursework completed within 12 months of the application, verification of a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in graduate teacher leader program coursework

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution.

State Regulation: Kansas Administrative Regulations: Agency 91 > Article 1 > 91-1-203

State Board: Kansas State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: There are content and pedagogy testing requirements, but they can be exempted if the applicant shows verification of successful completion of an endorsement content assessment prescribed by the other state

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Kentucky

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Temporary Provisional License:
Middle School (5-9)
Secondary School (8-12)
Middle or Secondary School (5-12)
Elementary, Middle, or Secondary School (pK-12)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited educator preparation institution

Examination(s): Academic Content Assessment in applicable Content Area

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 30 Credit Hours in the Content Area in which the license is sought

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 16: Education Professional Standards Board, Chapters 4-5

State Board: Kentucky - Educational Professional Standards Board (KY)

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements

Federal Disclosure Reason: State does not approve any online programs that are located outside of Kentucky to operate there.

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: Kentucky issued certification is generally added based upon completion of an approved certification program

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Louisiana

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Out of State (OS), Standard, or Professional:
Elementary (1-5)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited educator preparation institution

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Pass all 3 Praxis Exams
  2. Principles of Learning and Teaching Exams (PLT)
  3. Appropriate Content Area Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Title 28:CXXXI, Bulletin 746: Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 270 hours, with 180 hours in actual teaching

State Regulation: Louisiana Administrative Code: Title 28, Education

State Board: Teach Louisiana (Louisiana Department of Education)

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Can Be Made

Federal Disclosure Reason: Additional coursework or experience may be necessary depending on the applicant's background. Louisiana issues out of state certifications if the candidate is able to provide a valid teaching credential from their home state. However, in the out of state application packet, the Eligibility for Teaching Areas section states candidates who have not taught in 5 years are required to have taken 6 credits in the specific teaching field for which they are applying. If the candidate has not taught in 5 years, they may be granted a one year non-renewable certificate while they work to complete the classes.

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants are required to achieve a passing score for the appropriate Praxis exam in the area of endorsement or accumulate 30 credit hours in the specialty content area. (Level 1 Professional Certificate: applicants have completed Louisiana Praxis; Out of State Certificate: applicants have not completed Louisiana Praxis) Both certificates require that applicants hold a current, valid, out of state license

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Maine

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Levels 1-5 or Conditional Endorsement License:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Fully accredited program, state-approved teacher education program

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  2. Praxis II Content Knowledge Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Maine - Requirements for the General Elementary Endorsement K-8

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Maine - Rule Chapters for the Department of Education: Ch. 115, Part II

State Board: Maine Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Can Be Made

Federal Disclosure Reason: Maine defines grade ranges in a way that is different from the program, and therefore, this program may not lead to a comparable credential.

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information:

  1. Each endorsement area has specific requirements and can be found here: Teacher Requirements
  2. Conditional certificates are issued after the completion of credits in the appropriate content areas. Conditional certification through the transitional pathway is available to candidates who already hold a teaching license and have completed 9 credits of coursework towards the endorsement

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Maryland

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Standard or Conditional License:
Middle School (4-9)
General Secondary Content (7-12)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher preparation program at an institution of higher education

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  2. Praxis II Content Knowledge Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the certification area

Field Experience Requirements: A supervised experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school setting at the appropriate age or grade level and in the subject area for which the applicant is seeking certification

State Regulation: Code of Maryland Regulations: Elementary Education Certification

State Board: Maryland State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity or Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: Applicants pursuing licensure in Maryland will be required to take and pass the Maryland basic skills and content and pedagogy tests

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Massachusetts

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Temporary, Provisional, or Initial License:
Middle School (5-8)
Content Areas (7-12)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved educator preparation program in a state with which Massachusetts has signed the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or other agreement, or accredited by a Commissioner accepted national organization

Examination(s): Pass all Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) including Communication and Literacy Skills Test, Subject Specific Content Exams, and Foundations of Reading Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of a board-approved or National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited teacher preparation program aligned to the licensure area sought

Field Experience Requirements: Massachusetts Requirements for Field-Based Experience for the Initial License

State Regulation: Massachusetts Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations

State Board: Massachusetts Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants with a valid out of state credential may be eligible for an initial license through reciprocity. All Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) tests will still be required, and applicants may need to complete the Sheltered English Immersion Endorsements required for Academic PreK-12 licenses

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Michigan

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Standard or Interim License:
Secondary (6-12)

Accreditation Requirements: Approved out of state teacher preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: A minimum of 6 satisfactory college semester credit hours of literacy instruction for a certificate with elementary grade level authorization or a minimum of 3 satisfactory college semester credit hours of literacy instruction as appropriate to the discipline area for a certificate with secondary or PK-12 grade level authorization

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Michigan - Teacher Certification Code (R 390.1101 - 390.1216)

State Board: Michigan Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: A teacher is authorized to teach at specific grade levels based on completion of an appropriate program, passing the appropriate state teacher discipline area examination, and holding the endorsement on a valid, standard out of state teaching certificate

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Minnesota

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: One Year Restricted License:
Middle Level
General

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s): Passing scores on the board-approved pedagogy and content examinations aligned to the licensure area sought

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of a board-approved teacher preparation program aligned to the licensure area sought

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Minnesota Administrative Rules, Teacher and Other School Professional Licensing

State Board: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants can apply for a Tier 3 license with a master's degree in the appropriate content area and two of the following:

  1. Completed a teacher preparation program
  2. 8 upper-division credits in subject area
  3. Training in subject-specific teaching methods
  4. Passing scores on State tests in subject area
  5. 2 or more years of experience teaching in subject area

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Mississippi

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: 2-or 5-Year Reciprocity, Class A-AAAA License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved or National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited traditional teacher preparation program from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Subject Assessment
  2. Praxis: Principles ofLearning and Teaching (PLT)
  3. Basic Skills Competency Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. Three (3) semester hours in content or job-skill related area
  2. Five (5) continuing education units (CEU’s) in content or job-skill related area
  3. Completion of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Mississippi Department of Education Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12

State Board: Mississippi Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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Missouri

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Traditional or Out of State License:
Elementary (1-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited college or university

Examination(s): Passing scores on the board-approved pedagogy and content examinations aligned to the licensure area sought

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of a board-approved teacher preparation program aligned to the licensure area sought

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Missouri Rules of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

State Board: Missouri Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: The applicant may take the appropriate content knowledge or specialty area exit assessment(s) for certification and must achieve a score equal to or in excess of the qualifying score on the content knowledge or specialty area exit assessment(s)

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Montana

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Class 1 Professional, Class 2 Standard, or Class 5 Provisional License:
Elementary (K-8)
All Grades (K-12)

Accreditation Requirements: Completion of an educator prep program accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), or state-approved program from a regionally accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Montana Endorsement Requirements

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised Student Teaching Experience

State Regulation: Montana Secretary of State Class 2 Standard Teacher's License

State Board: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: To add a teaching endorsement, Montana requires that applicants have completed a teaching program in the endorsement area they are applying for. The applicant's college or university must verify that they have completed the requirements for program completion

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Nebraska

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)
Elementary (K-8)
Middle Level Education (5-9)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved or accredited educator preparation at an institution of higher education

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of Human Relations Training Requirement and Special Education Training Program

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours.
  3. Practicum experience consists of a minimum of one hundred (100) clock hours of contact with students

State Regulation: Nebraska Department of Education Regulations for the Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach

State Board: Nebraska Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants may test into specialties or endorsements via a content test. Nebraska does not recognize certificates or endorsement earned through testing alone

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Nevada

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional or Standard License:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Principles and methods of teaching assessment
  3. The subject matter exam(s) of the initial area of endorsement

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 24 semester credit hours of professional education coursework in content area

Field Experience Requirements: Full-time supervised student teaching representing at least 8 semester credit hours.
Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution.

State Regulation: Nevada Educator License

State Board: Nevada Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: No Determination Can Be Made

Federal Disclosure Reason: The program is potentially missing curriculum elements required by the state.

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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New Hampshire

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Beginner Educator Certificate:
Early Childhood Education (N-3)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Elementary Education (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Board approved educator preparation program in New Hampshire or a program in another state party to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Contract

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Assessment
  2. 3 Praxis Core Exams
  3. Pearson or Educational Testing Service (ETS) Subject Assessment

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Content knowledge, as demonstrated by:

  1. An understanding of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of his or her discipline(s); and
  2. An ability to create learning experiences that make the discipline(s) accessible and meaningful for learners

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: State of New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Credentialing

State Board: New Hampshire Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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New Jersey

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Certificate of Eligibility:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited college or university. Compliance with State Professional Standards for Teachers and Professional Standards for School Leaders; accreditation through National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), or any other profession education accreditation body recognized by the CHEA or approved by the Commissioner

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Requirement: Praxis Core Academic Skills
  2. Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam: Middle and Secondary Education, Various Subjects

Certification(s): Physiology and Hygiene requirement: in the absence of basic military training or a health, biology, or nutrition course, this requirement can be satisfied by completing a 35 question test from the county Office of Education

Curriculum Requirements: State of New Jersey Department of Education Certificates

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: New Jersey Administrative Code- Title 6A. Education

State Board: New Jersey State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity or Direct Apply

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New Mexico

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Essential Academic Skills (Subtests I, II, and III);
  2. Assessment of Professional Knowledge (Secondary);
  3. Content knowledge assessment for the first endorsement

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above)

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: New Mexico Public Education Department Licensure Requirements

State Board: New Mexico Public Education Department

Federal Disclosure: Meets Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Passing additional examinations is a requirement. The state requires a passing score for the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA): Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction

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New York

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Childhood (1-6)
All Grades (pK-12)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Teacher performance assessment.
  2. Content specialty test
  3. Multiple measures review process for the edTPA

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. General core (liberal arts and science e.g. humanities,) course work requirements
  2. Content core (subject e.g. math, English) course work requirements
  3. Pedagogical core (teacher education e.g. methods of teaching) course work requirements

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: New York State Certification Requirements

State Board: New York State Education Department

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Federal Disclosure Reason: University's Home State

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply (University's Home State)

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North Carolina

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Standard Professional 1 License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved education program at a nationally accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis II Content Exams
  2. Pearson Testing for North Carolina

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of a board-approved or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited teacher preparation program aligned to the licensure area sought

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: North Carolina Administrative Code Title 16: Education, Chapter 6: Elementary and Secondary Education

State Board: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants that have passed another state's licensure exam without mathematic and reading subtests may be issued an initial license

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North Dakota

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Out of State Reciprocal, Probationary, Initial License:
Elementary (1-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Board approved educator preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Requirement: Praxis Core Academic Skills
  2. Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam: Middle and Secondary Education, Various Subjects

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Applicants must complete the following requirements within the first two years of contracted time in a North Dakota school:

  1. American Board clinical experience program and the North Dakota Teacher Support System (TSS) approved mentor program;
  2. Youth Mental Health Competency training; and
  3. Coursework in cultural diversity which includes Native American studies, as well as teaching diverse learners

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: North Dakota Educator License Information

State Board: North Dakota Education Standards and Practice Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: An applicant is required to complete an approved program, including student teaching, hold a license in another state, and meet all testing requirements to be eligible for licensure

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Ohio

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Resident Educator License:
pK-3 with 4 or 5 Endorsement

Accreditation Requirements: Approved teacher preparation program through an accredited college or university

Examination(s):

  1. Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE)
  2. Praxis II Content Exams

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours in the teaching of reading (9 semester hours in the teaching of reading and 3 semester hours in the teaching of phonics);

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Ohio Laws and Rules: Chapter 3301-23 Certification

State Board: Ohio Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Ohio requires passing scores for both content area and pedagogy or knowledge exams for licensure. Applicants must have passed these tests in the university's home state to apply via reciprocity

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Oklahoma

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional License:
Elementary (1-8)

Accreditation Requirements: Accredited institution of higher education with an approved teacher education program

Examination(s):

  1. Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET)
  2. Oklahoma Subject Area Test(s) (OSAT)
  3. Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the certification area

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Oklahoma - Office of Administrative Rules > View Code > Title 210 State Department of Education > Chapter 20 Staff > Subchapter 9 Professional Standards: Teacher Education & Certification

State Board: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

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Oregon

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Limited, Preliminary, or Reciprocal License:
Preprimary-9

Accreditation Requirements: Approved, out of state teacher preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Exam
  2. Oregon-approved subject matter test (may be waived via reciprocity)
  3. Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission: License Requirements

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of a minimum of 15 total weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission: Chapter 584, Division 420: State Standards for Licensure

State Board: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Oregon requires that applicants who were educated out of state obtain a license from the university's home state before applying for a reciprocal license.
Out of state applicants who have passed the Pearson National Evaluation Series (NES) or Praxis Educational Testing Service (ETS) subject matter tests for endorsement areas may be able to use those test results for Oregon endorsements, pending evaluation

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Pennsylvania

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Level I Initial Certification:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Approved preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Pennsylvania Subject Specific Program Guidelines

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Pennsylvania Code: Title 22 Education, Chapter 49 Certification of Professional Personnel

State Board: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Qualifying scores on examinations taken in other states may be acceptable for Pennsylvania certification if the test has the same name and code required by Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Preliminary or Temporary Initial License:
Various Middle Grades Content Certificates (5-8)
Various Secondary Grades Content Certificates (7-12)
Various All-Grades Content (pK-12)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Pedagogy Testing
  2. Content Testing
  3. Knowledge of Field Testing
  4. English Language Competency

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Rhode Island - Title 200. Board of Education: Chapter 20, Subchapter 20: 1.9 Teacher Certificate Areas

Field Experience Requirements: Field Experience: 60 hours prior to student teaching Student Teaching: 12 weeks of student teaching

State Regulation: Rhode Island Certification Regulations 2019 > Regulations > PDF Document: Title 200, Chapter 20, Subchapter 20, Part 1

State Board: Rhode Island Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Individuals applying via the reciprocity pathway may use their current, valid out of state credentials to apply for Rhode Island licensure. All individuals should review the testing requirements prior to submitting their application

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South Carolina

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (2-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved teacher education program and is accredited for general collegiate purposes by a regional accreditation association

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: South Carolina - Guidelines and Requirements for Adding Certification Fields and Endorsements

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Code of Laws of South Carolina: Certification Requirements

State Board: South Carolina Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants may submit their home state test scores in conjunction with their out of state application for a reciprocal license to add a teaching field

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South Dakota

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional License:
Middle Level Education (5-8)
Secondary Education (9-12)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution of higher education

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. 3 credit South Dakota Indian Studies course
  2. 1 clock hour of suicide awareness & prevention training

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 10 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution.

State Regulation: South Dakota Teaching Certificate Requirements

State Board: South Dakota Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Applicants may use an out of state license to apply via reciprocity, however additional requirements may apply

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Tennessee

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Practitioner License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited and approved for licensure

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: At least twenty-four (24) semester hours of credit in the content area in which they will be teaching

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Tennessee Rules of the State Board of Education- Educator Licensure General Information and Regulations

State Board: Tennessee Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Qualifying scores on required content assessments must be submitted prior to renewal or advancement of the practitioner license

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Texas

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: One-year Certificate:
Early Childhood-6

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited or state-approved institution.

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Series Exams
  2. Praxis II Subject Assessments

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Texas State Board of Education Curriculum Requirements (Various Subjects)

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Texas Education Agency Professional Educator Preparation and Certification

State Board: Texas Education Agency

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: If an individual was required to take tests to obtain the certificates submitted for credential review, that individual may also submit additional documentation for possible exemption of Texas tests. Test scores will not be considered without a review of credentials. If an individual holds a valid Texas classroom teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree, they may add certification areas by completing the appropriate exams

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Utah

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Levels 1-3 or Out of State (OOS) License:
Elementary (K-6)
Elementary (1-6)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. Nationally accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  2. Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  3. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Regional accreditation is also accepted

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: Utah Office of Administrative Rules- Education, Administration

State Board: Utah Board of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Depending on the additional teaching field being sought, individuals educated out of state will need to document coursework completed for review in comparison with Utah licensing requirements

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Vermont

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial, Provisional, Temporary, or Out of State License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally accredited, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited, or state-approved institution

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Series Exams
  2. Praxis II Subject Assessments

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: A minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours, or as specified by the endorsement is required

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Full-time student teaching representing at least 12 semester credit hours

State Regulation: Vermont Manual of Rules & Practices: Series 5000 - Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals (see PDF)

State Board: State of Vermont Agency of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Vermont does not have reciprocity with New York; Fordham applicants will need to apply for their initial license through a transcript review

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Virginia

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Provisional License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved, regionally accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Academic Skills Assessment- Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
  2. Content Assessment- Praxis Subject Assessments

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements:

  1. English (shall include composition, oral communication, and literature): 12 semester hours;
  2. Mathematics (shall include algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and teaching elementary mathematics): 15 semester hours;
  3. Laboratory sciences: 15 semester hours in at least three science disciplines and at least a three credit science methods course;
  4. History (shall include American history and world history): 6 semester hours, and Social Science (shall include geography and economics): 6 semester hours;
  5. Arts: 3 semester hours

Field Experience Requirements: Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution.

State Regulation: Virginia Law Administrative Code- State Board of Education Licensure Regulations for School Personnel

State Board: Virginia Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: An individual who holds a teaching license may add an additional teaching endorsement to their license by passing an academic subject test for the endorsements where a test is prescribed by the Virginia board of Education

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Washington

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Residency Teacher License:
Elementary Education

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved educator preparation program from an accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  2. Appropriate Content Area Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the certification area

Field Experience Requirements:

  1. Placement of 10 weeks required
  2. Clinical practice of at least 450 hours in classroom settings

State Regulation: Washington State Legislature: Standards for Teacher, Administrator, and Educational Staff Associate Certification

State Board: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: Washington does allow for certain endorsements to be added to a certificate through testing only. Those endorsements can be found here: Adding an Endorsement
Other endorsements will require background coursework in addition to testing

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West Virginia

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial Teacher License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally-accredited institution of higher education

Examination(s):

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills Test and Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST)
  2. Content Specialization(s)- Praxis II Content Specialization
  3. Professional Education- Principles of Learning and Teaching

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: 21 Semester Hours of coursework in single content area

Field Experience Requirements: Placement of 12 weeks required. Program based. The state accepts the requirements as set by the institution

State Regulation: West Virginia Secretary of State Administrative Law Division Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional Personnel

State Board: West Virginia Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

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Wisconsin

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential:

  1. Provisional License: Elementary and Middle School (K-9)
  2. License based on Reciprocity

Accreditation Requirements: State-approved educator preparation program at an accredited institution

Examination(s):

  1. Testing requirements for school's state
  2. State test or Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  3. Foundations of Reading Test
  4. Content Test (state test acceptable)

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: Wisconsin - PI 34.045 Elementary and Middle School

Field Experience Requirements: Wisconsin - PI 34.023 Clinical Program

State Regulation: Wisconsin State Legislature Statute 118.19- Teacher Certificates and Licenses

State Board: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Direct Apply

Additional Important Information: Wisconsin will allow certain grade ranges to be added to certain existing licenses using testing alone. Those grade ranges and existing licenses can be found here: Additional Subject Areas
Some candidates will need to have experience in order to follow this pathway

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Wyoming

What is Issued: Certification

Name of Credential: Initial License:
Elementary (K-6)

Accreditation Requirements: Approved, regionally or nationally accredited teacher preparation program

Examination(s):

  1. Testing requirements for school's state
  2. Wyoming Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam

Certification(s): None

Curriculum Requirements: United States & Wyoming Constitution Coursework or Exam

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised educator experience, through an approved educator preparation program, at the grade level(s) and in the content or specialization area(s) appropriate to the applicant’s educational preparation and training

State Regulation: Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board- General Regulations

State Board: Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Suggested Application Method: Reciprocity

Additional Important Information: Wyoming participates in state-to-state reciprocity, and there is a comparable license available for subject and grade range

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