Regent’s Statements and Disclosures

Before you begin your journey to licensure with us, please check your individual state below to confirm if the program you are interested in complies with your state’s licensure requirements or complies with the requirements of the state in which you intend to work.  Click on your state’s name to link to individual state information.

Elementary Education – Initial Licensure

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Alabama; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state

Licensure requirements are subject to change; please check the Alabama licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Alaska, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Initial/two-year teacher certificate

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Enrolled in a teacher preparation program
  • Passing scores on an approved Basic Competency Exam
  • Five years of experience in the subject matter that you will be teaching
  • Offered a certified teaching position by an Alaska public school district
  • Has passing scores on an approved content area exam
  • Has completed an approved teacher preparation program as verified by an Institutional Recommendation (IR) and the corresponding transcripts, or a State Recommendation (SR)
  • Is not eligible for reinstatement of a Professional or Master teacher certificate.
  • For the one-year extension, the certificate holder must submit official transcripts to the Teacher Certification office showing the completion of 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies (AK) coursework and the completion of 3 semester hours of approved Alaska (MC) multicultural coursework. The official transcripts must be received in the Teacher Certification office prior to the expiration date of the Initial certificate.

Initial/program enrollment teacher certificate

  • Passing scores on an approved basic competency exam (BCE)
  • Current enrollment in an approved teacher preparation program as verified by a Proof of Program Enrollment form and official transcripts (Program must be completed within two (2) years of the issuance of the Initial certificate).
  • NOTE: Program enrollment cannot be used for individuals enrolled in special education programs. Those individuals must complete their program prior to applying for the Initial certificate.

Licensure requirements are subject to change; please check the Alaska licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Arizona, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Passing score on the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary OR
  • Passing score on AEPA Professional Knowledge Elementary exam
  • Passing score on the NES Subject Knowledge Elem Ed (Subtest I and II) or passing score AEPA Subject Knowledge Exam
  • Complete college courses on Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution within 3 years of receiving certificate
  • Two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades Prekindergarten – 8 may be substituted for the 8 semester hours of practicum.
  • A photocopy of your valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint card (plastic). For more information visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety website or call (602) 223-2279.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Arizona licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Arkansas, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Standard License – Traditional (Expired or No Previous License)

The Office of Educator Licensure shall issue a Standard License upon receipt of the following from an applicant who does not hold a current, valid educator license from Arkansas or another state or country:

  • A completed application for licensure, with payment of any applicable fees as established by the State Board pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-422(h)(3)(C)
  • Documentation that the applicant has successfully completed all background checks required by the Department’s Rules Governing Background Checks
  • An official score report reflecting passing scores, as approved by the State Board, on the appropriate basic-skills, pedagogical, and content area assessments as mandated by the State Board, except as noted in Section 1-2.36 of these rules
  • An official transcript from an accredited college or university documenting an awarded bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Documentation of successful completion of an accredited educator preparation program.
  • For an applicant seeking licensure in Early Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12), documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit-hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university
  • Documentation of the completion of the following professional development, which may be obtained on ArkansasIDEAS, from the applicant’s teacher education program, or by another method of delivery approved by the Department under the Rules Governing Professional Development
    • Two (2) hours of parental involvement;
    • Two (2) hours of child maltreatment training;
    • Two (2) hours of teen suicide awareness and prevention; and
    • Dyslexia awareness.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Arkansas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in California, because it requires out-of-state credential to apply when applicant completed a professional preparation program outside of California.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the California licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Colorado, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • Confirm you have a valid form of government-issued identification.
  • State statute requires that you submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. This would include any transfer credits that led to your degree earned.  Official transcripts must show a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree conferred.
  • Complete the Approved Program Verification Form.
  • Obtain the results for any CDE-accepted PLACE or Praxis exams you have passed.
  • Your employment history will help determine the type of Colorado license you will be issued. It is critical that you include the information below:
    • If applicable, obtain all copies of active or expired teaching licenses covering the years of experience you have had as an educator.
    • Within the application you must include employment history for at least the past 5 years.
      • Include employer/business name, dates of employment, reason for leaving, work addresses, supervisor names, and contact information.
      • Include teaching experience from more than 5 years ago, if you have it.
    • If applicable, obtain supporting documentation on the following:

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Colorado licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Connecticut, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Connecticut certification is usually based on completion of an educator preparation program. To obtain Connecticut educator certification based on program preparation, educators must:

  • Successfully complete a planned program of general academic and professional education at a regionally accredited college or university and earn formal institutional recommendation for certification; and
  • Pass subject-specific tests, if applicable to the endorsement requested.*

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Connecticut licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in D.C, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Is currently admitted into a teacher education program that prepares individuals to teach the subject and grade level matching the teaching assignment;
  • Has achieved passing scores for the DC-required basic skills (reading, writing, and math) exam and subject content exam matching the teaching assignment; and
  • Has been hired or contracted as a regular teacher in a D.C. local education agency.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the D.C. licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Delaware, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Send official (unopened) transcripts for all degrees and coursework directly to our office. DOE can only accept transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities.
  • Passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators reading, writing, and mathematics is required unless you already passed other Delaware-approved general knowledge exams. Praxis II or ACTFL may be required for specific Certificates. Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the Praxis tests. Please use reporting code R7065 to ensure test scores are sent electronically to the Delaware Department of Education. For Certificates requiring American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Language Testing International administers the ACTFL tests.
  • $100 non-refundable fee

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Delaware licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Florida, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Florida licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Georgia, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Pathway 2 (Program out-of-state and field experience in Georgia)

  • Completion of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program. Documentation of approved program completion should be submitted electronically to the GaPSC by the educator preparation provider;
  • Induction level or higher passing score on the appropriate GACE content assessment. These scores are transmitted electronically to the GaPSC;
  • As of January 1, 2015, a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment – Program Exit (Test Code 360). This score is also transmitted electronically to the GaPSC;
  • For those who complete student teaching or clinical practice on or after September 1, 2015, a passing score on edTPA, the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment. Please submit a copy of your official score report with your application package;
  • Completion of a course in identifying and educating exceptional children. This course should be documented on an official transcript submitted with your application package.

Pathway 3 (Both program and field experience out-of-state)

This pathway is for those who have completed all parts of an educator preparation program in another U.S. state, professionally certified out-of-state educators with less than 3 years of experience within 5 years of the date of application, and professionally certified out-of-state educators who have met the Induction, but not Professional, passing score on the GACE content assessment. Qualifications include:

  • Completion of an educator preparation program OR possession of a professional out-of-state educator certificate (valid or expired). If you are certified out-of-state, please include a copy of your out-of-state certificate with the application package. If not, please submit an Approved Program Completion Form completed by your college or university;
  • Induction level or higher passing score on the appropriate GACE content assessment, or exemption. If you are exempting the GACE assessment with an out-of-state certification exam, please submit a copy of your official score report with your application package;
  • Completion of a course in identifying and educating exceptional children is not required for initial issuance of an Induction Pathway 3 certificate, but it is required for conversion to a Professional certificate or reissuance of the Induction certificate;
  • A passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment – Program Exit (Test Code 360) will be required for conversion to a Professional certificate or reissuance of the Induction certificate;
  • If you have less than one year of acceptable out-of-state experience within five years of receiving your Induction certificate and you completed the student teaching or clinical practice component of your educator preparation program on or after September 1, 2015, a passing score on a GaPSC-accepted content pedagogy assessment or an acceptable substitute will be required for conversion to a Professional certificate or reissuance of the Induction certificate.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Georgia licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Hawaii, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit the Provisional License application online.
  • Verification that you completed a Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
  • Verification of meeting basic skills and content knowledge.
  • Effective July 1, 2015, all Standard License applicants must submit verification of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory full time teaching in Hawaii or another state.
  • For Elementary Education: a total of thirty six semester hours, including nine semester hours in each of the following four core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. At least three semester hours in each of the core content areas must be upper division level. (Licensure Overview Link)

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Hawaii licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Idaho, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Certificate for Out-of-State Applicants

This process is for individuals who hold a current, valid certificate in another state OR for those who do not hold a current out-of-state certificate but have completed a teacher preparation program approved by NCATE (National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education), TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) or CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) within the last two years.

  • Completed and signed application Form B1.
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Completed fingerprint card and $32.00 processing fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Completed Institutional Recommendation Form
  • Official PRAXIS II assessment score sheet
  • PRAXIS II scores are only required for applications for Standard Elementary, Standard Secondary, Standard Exceptional Child, and Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education certificates.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Idaho licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Illinois; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Illinois licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Indiana, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Payment/Costs for 1st time licensure
    • There are 2 fees associated with applying for original licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. The initial payment of $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees) will be used for the credential evaluation. After the evaluation is completed, a second payment of $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees) will be due. The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will send notification when payment is due.
  • It is important that all materials be submitted together; Otherwise, applications are marked as “pending” until all missing materials have been submitted. This will prolong the application process. Applications pending for Missing Materials remain open for 90 days, after which, they are closed and the process begins again, including making payments.
    • Copy of valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider. The hands-on component accompanying on-line certification is a requirement. See website: CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification
    • Copy of valid out of state teaching license. If you do not hold one, please upload a statement. Without a valid out of state license, one will not be eligible for immediate reciprocity (Reciprocal Permit). Out-of-state licenses that have expired will not be considered.
    • Verification of teaching experience must be on school letterhead and signed. If no teaching experience beyond student teaching has been completed, please upload a statement.
    • Official transcripts that bear the sign and/or seal of the registrar, degree issued and date conferred. Provide transcripts for ALL completed coursework at ALL institutions attended. Transcripts must be included with evaluation materials. Do NOT order transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing. Transcripts may be emailed to transcript@doe.in.gov(link sends e-mail). **If you completed an alternative program for licensure in another state, please obtain verification from the DOE in that state or the college/university explaining the program you completed and that it did lead to licensure in that state.
    • Official Score Reports of licensing tests taken. Please see the Teacher Testing website for more information.
    • Suicide Prevention Certificate. See website: Suicide Prevention Training.
    • Step-by-Step Instructions

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Indiana licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Iowa, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Recommendation for licensure from the designated recommending official where the program was completed.
  • Completion of the required Iowa assessments. The assessments are not required if the applicant completed their teacher preparation program prior to January 1, 2013, or if the applicant has three years or more teaching experience on a valid license in another state. Assessment requirements can be found on the Department of Education Practitioner Preparation & Teacher Education page.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Initial License: The initial license is granted to new graduates and those from out-of-state with less than three years of experience. It is valid for two years and may be renewed twice. There is no coursework required to renew the initial license other than the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. The second (and final) renewal of an initial license also requires proof of contracted employment that will lead to the standard license.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Iowa licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Kansas, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program
  • Recency – means the applicant must have at least 8 credit hours or one year of accredited teaching experience completed within the last six years
  • Must have content and pedagogy tests – tests completed to achieve the out-of-state license may be acceptable.
  • Order a Fingerprint Card
  • Complete a content knowledge assessment in each of the endorsement or teaching subjects areas for which you completed a teacher preparation program
  • Pedagogy assessment – Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
  • Praxis Test: 5017 | Qualifying Score 153

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Kansas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Kentucky, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

All out-of-state applicants MUST:

Request and complete a CA-1 application

  • Forward this application to your college for the completion of Section IV on page 5 of the CA-1 application
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
  • Submit passing Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for EACH area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for the appropriate grade range (if less than two years of appropriate full-time teaching experience.)
  • Have Section II completed by your superintendent, if you have out-of-state teaching experience
  • Submit a copy of your out-of-state teaching certificate

Have OFFICIAL transcripts of all college and graduate coursework sent to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board 

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Kentucky licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Louisiana; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Louisiana licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Maine, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Section A:

  • Bachelor’s degree conferred
  • Mathematics (6)
  • English (6)
  • Science (chemistry, physics, geology, earth science, soil science, astronomy, meteorology,
  • oceanography, biology, ecology, botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, environmental
  • science, entomology, ornithology) (6)
  • Social studies (geography, history, economics, government, anthropology) (6)
  • Criminal history record check approval – based on fingerprints

Section B: Core Praxis

  • Praxis Scores
    • Reading | Test: 5712 | Qualifying Score: 156
    • Writing | Test 5722 | Qualifying Score: 162
    • Math | Test 5732 | Qualifying Score: 150
    • Composite Score: 468

Section C: Elementary Education Praxis Scores

  • Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  • Test Code #5001 (Reading/Language Arts-Score 157, Test Code #5002-Score 157, Mathematics

Test Code #5003-Score 157, Social Studies Test Code #5004-Score 155, and Science Test Code

#5005-Score 159)

Section D: Principles of Learning and Teaching Level K-6 Praxis Scores

  • Test Code 5622 Score 160 OR Successful completion of a teacher education

program Test Code 5622 Score 160

  • OR Successful completion of a teacher education program

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Maine licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Maryland, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Official transcript(s), which must show the degree and date of conferral. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable.
  • Basic Skills tests scores (teacher applicants only)
  • Content and Pedagogy test scores (if applicable)
  • An initial application for certification
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.
  • Mail your complete packet to the following address:

Maryland State Department of Education

Certification Branch

200 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Document may be sent electronically to msde@maryland.gov
  • Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Maryland licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Massachusetts, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

 

For out of state applicants:

  • Has completed an educator preparation program comparable to the license sought sponsored by a college or university outside of Massachusetts that has been accredited by CAEP, TEAC, or NCATE

 

*Did you get your Bachelors and/or Masters degree from a DESE recognized accrediting organization?

To find out if your College or University is accredited by any of the DESE recognized organizations you can contact your institution directly or conduct a search yourself using the databases of the national accrediting organizations that are recognized by DESE.

 

** Are you an applicant who has completed an approved educator preparation program?

In another state: If seeking an Initial stage license through the completion of an approved educator preparation program, you must have your approved educator preparation program provider (college, university, etc.) and complete the Reciprocal Educator Preparation Program Verification Form.  This form should be submitted to the Office of Educator Licensure in support of your licensure application.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Massachusetts licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Michigan, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • An applicant who has completed a teacher preparation program including student teaching in another state can use the program to apply for the Provisional certificate
  • The applicant must also have current training in first aid and child and adult CPR from an approved source such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Michigan licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Minnesota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Create an account with the Online Licensing System to begin the application

General License Requirements

  • Official transcripts – Official transcripts from all graduate or undergraduate institutions attended must be submitted in a sealed college/university envelope.
  • Fingerprinting
    • Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.18, subd. 8 requires that all applicants, applying for their initial Minnesota teaching license, undergo a criminal background check including a fingerprint check. Contact your local law enforcement agency for hours and any fees they may charge for this service. Only fingerprint cards containing the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) return address provided by Educator Licensing will be accepted. Digital fingerprinting and cards provided by another entity will not be accepted and applicants may be required to pay an additional submission fee. To avoid having your fingerprint card rejected, complete all requested identification information using black ink. Please do not write in the boxes marked “leave blank” or “OCA,” “FBI,” or “Miscellaneous.” The process

number is not required on fingerprint cards. Fingerprint cards are requested through the online application system by selecting “request a fingerprint card” in the checklist at the end of the application. The completed fingerprint card must be submitted with the licensure application packet. This background check is for state use only.

  • Minnesota teacher licensure examinations (MTLE)
    • All candidates for initial Minnesota classroom teaching license are required to pass the Board adopted basic skills test as well as pedagogy and content-area tests. If you already possess a standard license and are adding another license, you only are required to take the content knowledge test in the new licensure field.
    • The MTLE website contains information including registration information, test
    • frameworks and study guides: (http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/).
    • Note: Out-of-state applicants may be issued a one-year license even if they have not taken and passed the required Testing requirements, if applicable, such as the basic skills, pedagogy and/or content-area test(s) will appear as a renewal condition on the one-year license, and the required test(s) must be taken during that year in order to renew the license.
  • Human relations verification
    • The Minnesota Human Relations Program content addresses components related to racial, cultural and economic groups and interpersonal communications. Minnesota has reciprocity arrangements with Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin in accepting human relations programs for licensure purposes. In addition, a human relations program completed in another state may be accepted if it was taken as part of a recent teacher education program and is comparable to Minnesota requirements, and is verified as having been completed by the program recommending you for licensure. Peace Corps and Teacher Corps experiences may meet the Minnesota human relations requirements, when documented.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Minnesota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Mississippi, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Submit the application for:

  • Five-Year Teacher Education Route – Initial License (Applies to a graduate of a teacher education program which included student teaching)
    • Licensure Application (Paper or Online)
    • Transcript(s) (Sealed or e-Scrip)
    • Test Scores

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Mississippi licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Missouri; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Missouri licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Montana, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of an educator preparation program which is accredited by NCATE, CAEP, MACTE AND completion of student teaching or a supervised teaching experience through an educator preparation program.
  • Apply for a Class 2 standard teaching license
    • Verification of the Montana required Praxis test score(s) meeting Montana standards for your endorsement area(s).

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Montana licensure site current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Nebraska, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of the Human Relations Training Requirement
  • Completion of the Special Education Training Program
  • Praxis – CORE Academic Skills (Basic Skills)
  • Praxis Subject Assessments – (Content Test)
  • Recent college credits or employment experience within the past immediate 5 years
  • Requirements for Fingerprint Cards
  • Requirements for Transcripts

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Nebraska licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Nevada, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

The types of licenses Nevada provides, along with their requirements, are listed on the website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/.  Required tests, the Parental Involvement & Family Engagement course, and up to 6 credits of the required coursework can be provisions on your license.  Meaning the following items do not have to be completed before they apply for licensure:

  1. required testing for the license(s) you are applying for,
  2. Parental Involvement & Family Engagement course,
  3. Maximum, 6 credits short of required coursework

 

The aforementioned items will become provisions, and will be given a certain amount of time to complete said provisions.  Once you have completed your provisions, you will be able to renew your license and upgrade it to a Standard Teaching License.

Once you have chosen the license you want to apply for, submit the following to our office.

  1. Application filled out for an initial license; if you are mailing in your application, you must have section 9 notarized. http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Applications_Forms/
  2. Copy of out-of-state educator license(s) if you have one.
  3. Your official transcripts from college/universities you attended.
    1. You can submit official transcripts to our office one of three ways:
      1. Obtain an official transcript from your college/university and mail it to our office
      2. Obtain an official transcript from your college/university and walk it into our office
  • Have your college/university mail your official transcript to our office
  1. Have your college/university email your official transcripts to Transcripts@doe.nv.gov
    1. If you attended a foreign college/university, you will need to submit:
      1. A copy of you transcripts
      2. The original evaluation of your foreign transcripts
        1. To get your transcripts evaluated, you may utilize any of the evaluation agencies we provide on our website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Apply_for_License_Endorsement/ , under the subhead ‘Foreign Transcripts’.
      3. Copies of your competency testing scores if you have taken any; Ex. Praxis, CBest, etc.
      4. Fingerprints
        1. If you are out of state or do not want to do electronic fingerprints, you will need to obtain a fingerprint card from your local police department to send in with your application.
        2. If you are in state, we will give you a LiveScan form to be electronically fingerprinted by one of our four vendors once we received you payment and application.
          1. We will not accept fingerprints for background any other way.
        3. Licensure Fee. We accept Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks, and Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover; our Credit Card Authorization form can be found on our website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Applications_Forms/.
        4. A copy of your driver’s license; if you were born out of the states, you will need to provide a copy of either our passport or certificate of naturalization.

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Hampshire licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New Hampshire, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Application: Take Alternative 5

  • Coursework in Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and Science with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5, or equivalent
  • Passing scores for Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Non-refundable processing fee of $50.00. Make check payable to the State of New Hampshire-Treasury or apply online
  • Foundations of Reading test:
    • For educators pursuing certification in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Writing Teacher, and Reading and Writing Specialist will also be required to take the Foundations of Reading test given by Pearson Education. For information about the Foundations of Reading test: nh.nesinc.com

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Hampshire licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New Jersey, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Apply for a Certificate of Advanced with Advanced Standing (CEAS)

  • Obtain a cumulative GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or higher.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Subject Matter Preparation
  • For certification as an elementary school teacher, completion of a major in the liberal arts, sciences, or a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits is required. A “Liberal arts major” means any college major such as philosophy, history, literature, sociology, science, mathematics, or world language that is intended primarily to provide general knowledge and to develop an individual’s general intellectual capacities to reason and evaluate, as opposed to professional or vocational skills. The final determination as to which courses will be counted towards the subject matter is based on professional and content standards found in the NJ Licensing Code. All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 2 OR 4 year college/university transcript.
  • Praxis II Test Requirement
    • Official scores must be presented directly from Educational Testing Service to the NJ Department of Education. Only official scores are accepted. The New Jersey Department of Education code (R7666) and your Social Security number must appear on your test score report in order to be accepted. Please submit a copy of your test score report if you have taken the appropriate exam.
  • Teacher Performance Assessment
    • Candidates seeking initial certification must pass a Commissioner-approved performance-based assessment of teaching if they graduated on or after September 1, 2017. The Verification of Program Completion form needs to be completed in its entirety by your college/university.
  • Physiology and Hygiene Requirement
    • This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training, OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited 2 or 4 year college or university transcript, OR by completing a 35 question True/False test administered in the county office of education. Please contact a county office of education after you apply online.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Jersey licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New Mexico, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

 

ELEMENTARY K-8

  • Bachelor’s Degree earned from a regionally accredited college/university;
    • 30 – 36 semester hours in an Elementary Education program inclusive of student teaching;
    • 6 semester hours of credit in the teaching of reading for those who first entered any college or university on or after August 1, 2001; and
    • Minimum of 24 semester hours in one teaching field such as: mathematics, science, language arts, reading, and history, etc.
  • Passage of the National Evaluation Series Tests (NES)
    • Essential Academic Skills (Subtests I, II and III)
    • Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary
    • Elementary Education (Subtests I and II)
    • Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Mexico licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New York, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • 5 cumulative GPA in a Bachelor’s or higher degree
  • Satisfactory passing score on all required exams for Initial certificate sought
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all state required workshops

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New York licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in North Carolina, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Pearson Testing for North Carolina: Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum – for Elementary Education and Exceptional Children: General Curriculum licenses only
  • Praxis Codes: All Areas: Any licensure is to take the following tests
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading | Test 5712 | Qualifying Score: 156
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing | Test 5722 | Qualifying Score: 162
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics | Test 5732 Qualifying Score: 150

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the North Carolina licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in North Dakota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Initial teacher licensure for in-state graduates or graduates of out-of-state programs requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a state agency-approved teacher education program. The approved program must include a general studies component, a North Dakota recognized program area major, and a professional pedagogy core as defined in this section and the North Dakota standards for teacher education program approval:
    • North Dakota recognized program area majors are printed on the application form and include content-specific majors at the secondary level, content-specific kindergarten through grade twelve majors as listed below, majors in middle level education, or majors in elementary education.
    • The general studies component includes liberal arts preparation in the areas of the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and symbolic systems as prerequisite to entrance into the professional education program.
    • The elementary major must include special methods of teaching elementary content areas with a minimum of twelve semester hours specific to teaching elementary school mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and language arts. Effective July 1, 2006, all initial elementary licensure applicants grades one through six will need to meet or exceed the cut scores for the praxis II elementary test 0011 and the praxis II principles of learning and teaching test 0522.
    • An applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50
    • An application fee of $30 must accompany a request for an initial application form.
    • A fee $70 must accompany the application for initial licensure for in-state and out-of-state graduates. An additional fee of $175 for transcript review from out-of-state graduates must also accompany the licensure application.
    • Fingerprinting
    • Preprofessional skills test. On July 1, 2002, all initial applicants for licensure will be required to submit their test scores for the PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics. Beginning July 1, 2003, all applicants for initial licensure will need to submit their test scores for the PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics which meet or exceed the state cut score.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the North Dakota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Ohio, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Letter of eligibility: If you do not hold a teaching license in the state in which you completed a teacher education program, a letter, on university letterhead, signed by the dean or head of teacher education, stating the license type you are eligible for in that state and the subject area(s) this license allows you to teach. For Intervention Specialist licenses, the letter must state the disability areas included in the scope of the license.
  • Verification of completed out of state licensure exams (see requirements for testing below);
  • Verification of experience (see requirements for experience below);
  • Official transcripts: Please scan and upload your original, official transcript in PDF format only. We cannot accept grade reports, photos/photocopies of transcripts or unofficial transcripts.
  • Verification of Experience
    • Please provide verification of the necessary experience for the Ohio license(s) you are requesting by submitting an original letter, on district letterhead, signed by the superintendent of schools or the human resource director verifying dates of full-time employment, assignments and grade levels during each year of employment as a lead classroom teacher.
  • Licensure Assessment Requirements
    • Educators requesting licensure in early childhood (grades Prek-3); middle childhood (grades 4-9), intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist areas must also pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 090, Foundations of Reading exam. The requirement applies to any applicant who is issued a license in one of these areas on or after July 1, 2017. Please click here for more information.
  • Background checks
    • BCI and FBI background checks are required for initial licensure. Click here for information.
    • If you reside outside of Ohio, please call the office of Educator Licensure at the Ohio Department of Education to request fingerprint cards.
  • Reading Coursework Requirements
    • Pursuant to Ohio law, educators requesting Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist licensure must have successfully completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading that includes at least one separate course of at least three semester hours in the teaching of phonics in the context of reading, writing and spelling.  The coursework must be completed at an accredited college or university. Many educators who completed their educator preparation program out of state will not have met this requirement, so a license may be issued to the educator with the limitation placed upon it to complete the reading coursework requirement prior to expiration. Educators must have completed at least six of the required 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading to be issued a standard teaching license in Ohio.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Ohio licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Oklahoma, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Application for Oklahoma School Standard Teaching Certificate
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities. Transcript must denote degree earned and the date degree was conferred.
  • Proof of Teaching form and copy of teaching certificate valid during dates of experience listed, if applicable.
  • A $50 processing fee (check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Submit fingerprint cards and a $59 fee for a criminal history record search or, for faster and more accurate results, you may have your fingerprints laser-scanned at the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Room 212, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for a $59 processing fee. Fingerprints are scanned at the OSDE between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For additional information refer to Fingerprint Information.
  • If you have completed an approved program from another state and did not get certified in that area, please have this form filled out by the proper officials. If Oklahoma has a comparable certification area you may be able to obtain the equivalent Oklahoma certification area by passing the appropriate Oklahoma examination(s).

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Oklahoma licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Oregon, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Fingerprinting: Oregon law requires that applicants who apply to become student teachers or educators must first be fingerprinted. This is done to ensure safety for the children and youth entrusted to teachers and school staff. Fortunately, the State of Oregon is moving to an electronic fingerprint process that is explained in this document.
  • Testing Requirements: The Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) exams are offered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. Nearly all tests required in Oregon are ORELA exams. You can obtain information concerning how to take and study for the ORELA exams by visiting the ORELA link at orela.nesinc.com.
  • Apply for a Preliminary Teaching License from Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Oregon licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Pennsylvania, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit official transcripts in college-sealed, unopened envelopes showing Bachelor’s degree conferral from an accredited college or university.
  • Submit the Education Preparation Program Verification Form, PDE 338A, as proof of completion of an educator preparation program approved for certification in the state in which the program was completed. Click on “Certifications” then “Certification Fees and Forms” under Resources. We will need one form for each program attended.
  • Provide proof of completion of student teaching or practicum or one year experience on a standard out-of-state certificate/license through one of the following means:
    • documented on your college/university transcript and verified through already required Education Preparation Program Verification Form, PDE 338A
  • OR we will accept one year of certificated experience in the area of certification application. Submit one Verification of Experience Form, PDE 338V, for each employer. Click on “Certifications” then “Certification Fees and Forms” under Resources. (PA public PK-12 experience will be verified electronically via the TIMS system.)
  • Confirm that the required content area test score(s) and the basic skills test – Pennsylvania Academic Pre-Professional Assessment (PAPA) – have been reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education directly from the test administrator – ETS, ACTFL, or ES Pearson. For test information, click on “Certifications” then “Certification Testing” under Resources. The basic skills test is not required for post-baccalaureate instructional program completers.
  • Complete and submit the application in TIMS for a comparable Pennsylvania certificate
    • Electronic payment accepted in TIMS
  • Praxis Scores PA site
    • All Areas take these exams
      • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading | Test: 5712 | Qualifying Score: 156
      • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing | Test: 5722 | Qualifying Score: 162
      • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Math | Test: 5732 | Qualifying Score: 142
      • Elementary Education is not listed on the Praxis PA site

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Pennsylvania licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Rhode Island, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of student teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours of field experience prior to Student teaching
  • Demonstration of meeting the Professional Competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS) and demonstration of meeting the Content Competencies as prescribed by the Association for Childhood Education International and Content Specific Standards (ACEI)
  • Complete and submit the Entrance/Exit Assessment
  • Compliance with current RI certification requirements, including RI testing requirements

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Rhode Island licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in South Carolina, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the South Carolina licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in South Dakota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • General requirements. An applicant shall:
    • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
    • Complete a teacher education program from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
    • Complete a South Dakota Indian studies course approved by the department with a grade of C or higher; and
    • Provide a written recommendation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, completed by the designated recommending official, which verifies satisfactory completion of the approved program and specifies each area of preparation, degree program, major, and endorsement area completed by the applicant.
  • A teacher with elementary preparation is eligible to teach in an educational setting from kindergarten through grade eight.

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the South Dakota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Tennessee, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Be recommended by the educator preparation program
  • Have submitted qualifying scores on required assessments
    • Qualifying Praxis Scores for Elementary Education K-6 (Take All Listed Below) Link
      • Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
        • Test: 5017 | Qualifying Score: 153
      • Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
        • Test: 5018 | Qualifying Score: 163
      • Teaching Reading: Elementary Education
        • Test 5203 | Qualifying Score: 162

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Tennessee licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Texas, because Texas only reciprocates out-of-state licenses.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Texas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Utah, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Complete a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Background Check at Educator Licensing Online.
  • To obtain your Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) number, please call Educator Licensing at (801) 538-7740, 24 hours after initiating a background check.
  • Pass appropriate Content Knowledge Test.
  • Complete the Educator Ethics Review.
  • Complete and submit the APT Application.
  • Include original transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Include documentation of a passing score on a Board-approved content knowledge test
  • Mail a complete application packet to:
    USBE Licensing
    250 E 500 S
    P.O. Box 144200
    SLC, UT 84114-4200

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Utah licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Vermont, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Official Transcript
    • May be scanned and uploaded into an application by an applicant.
  • Complete all testing requirements must be met before you submit your application.
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • $150 three year license fee
  • $12 Fingerprint Record Check processing fee
  • Begin Application – Steps to Complete

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Vermont licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Washington, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit official transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Out of state applicants who have completed a program must submit Form 4020E for traditional preparation programs or Form 4020E-1 for alternative route programs.

 

  • Testing requirement:Applicants must pass a basic skills test (WEST-B or approved alternative/equivalent test) and an endorsement content knowledge test (WEST-E/NES or approved alternative/equivalent test) within 12 months of receiving a temporary permit.
    Supporting documentation for the testing requirement:

    • Score report for approved test
    • Fingerprint/Background check requirement: Supporting documentation:

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Washington licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in West Virginia, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Background Check
  • Successfully complete a Beginning Educator Internship/Induction
  • An individual completing an approved teacher preparation program shall complete a minimum of twelve weeks of clinical experience unless s/he is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the college supervisor and the cooperating public school supervisor that s/he has achieved the proficiency level in less than the specified time. The candidate must be assessed during the clinical experience in at least one specialization [e.g., elementary education] for which licensure is being requested.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 with Master’s Degrees
  • Pass appropriate WVBE-approved basic skills and subject-matter tests

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the West Virginia licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Wisconsin, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Pass all tests required for licensure in the state where the educator preparation program is headquartered and be eligible for licensure in the state where their educator preparation program is headquartered (actual licensure is not required).
  • Pass all tests required for Wisconsin licensure before a license will be issued – see Out-of-State Testing Information and Out-of-State Elementary Education Candidates

Applicants for initial licensure in Wisconsin as an elementary teacher must receive a passing score on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (FORT).  For more information see the National Evaluation Series website.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Wisconsin licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Wyoming, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Complete the Wyoming PTSB Application Form
  • Complete fingerprint cards
  • Provide Institutional Recommendation Form(s) showing program completion
  • Provide official transcripts
  • Demonstrate U.S. and Wyoming Constitution knowledge
  • Provide results for testing requirements
  • Applicants will need to complete testing requirements for the state in which their educator preparation program is located. In addition, out-of-state applicants will need to provide copies of passing test results.
  • For information on how to register, test sites, costs, accommodations, study guides or other information about the Praxis II, please visit the ETS Praxis website at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/wy
  • Applicants seeking to add endorsements through Demonstration of Competency please contact PTSB directly.
  • Include all necessary test results in your complete application packet
  • Complete the Fee Payment Form including all applicable fees

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Wyoming licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Special Education – Initial Licensure

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Alabama, because Alabama does not grant licensure for students in non-Alabama programs.

Licensure requirements are subject to change; please check the Alabama licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Alaska, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • In addition to meeting other requirements for teacher certification, secure an endorsement based upon completion of an approved teacher training program in special education.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Alaska licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Arizona, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Requirements for Mild-Moderate Disabilities, K-12

  • Completed Application for Certification
  • Appropriate Fee (See Application for Certification)
  • A photocopy of your valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint card (plastic).
  • Professional Knowledge Elementary Exam.
  • One of the following (Option A or B):
    • A passing score on the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary OR a passing score on the AEPA Professional Knowledge Elementary (replaced by the NES Assessment).
    • A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a photocopy of the certificate.
  • Subject Knowledge Special Education Exam.
    • One of the following: (Option A, B, or C)
      • A passing score on the NES Subject Knowledge Special Education (NT 601) exam.
      • A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a notarized copy of the certificate.
      • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Mild-Moderate Disabilities Special Education.
    • Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination).
    • S. Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination).

Requirements for Early Childhood Special Education, Birth through Grade 3

Requirements for Severe and Profound Disabilities, K-12

Requirements for Hearing Impaired Special Education, Birth-Grade 12

Requirements for Visually Impaired Special Education, Birth-Grade 12

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Arizona licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Arkansas, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

To add a K-6 or 7-12 Special Education Resource endorsement by program of study, an applicant shall:

  • Hold a standard K-6 or 4-8 license, or a standard 7-12 license in a content area of English Language Arts, Mathematics, or Science
  • Document successful completion of nine (9) to twelve (12) hours of study in special education, to include:
    • SPED 101 Academy
      • a three (3) credit hour course developed by institutions of higher education based on competencies developed in collaboration with the ADE’s Educator Preparation Unit, Special Education Unit, and public school districts, public charter schools, and education service cooperatives
    • An additional nine (9) credit hours in special education except that three (3) college credit hours of a special education survey course successfully completed by the applicant in a previous program of study may count as three (3) of the nine (9) credit hours; and
    • Document successful completion of the special education content area assessment approved by the State Board.
    • The training or coursework, or in combination, under 2-3.07.2 [For the purpose of reciprocity, the Office of Educator Licensure may reference and utilize any licensure content area, endorsement, or level of licensure that has ever been recognized by the State Board in the past, regardless of whether the area, endorsement, or level is current.] shall include at a minimum multi-sensory reading instruction and classroom management for special education.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Arkansas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in California, because it requires out-of-state credential to apply when applicant completed a professional preparation program outside of California.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the California licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Colorado, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college-level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience.
  • A passing score on one (1) approved Special Education Generalist exam AND one (1) approved Elementary content exam, as outlined on the Endorsement Requirements

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Colorado licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Connecticut, because it requires two or more practica in special education dealing with different kinds of handicapping conditions covered by the endorsement in which we do not offer.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Connecticut licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in D.C, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Is currently admitted into a teacher education program that prepares individuals to teach the subject and grade level matching the teaching assignment;
  • Has achieved passing scores for the DC-required basic skills (reading, writing, and math) exam and subject content exam matching the teaching assignment; and
  • Has been hired or contracted as a regular teacher in a D.C. local education agency.

In addition to the initial degree requirements, to qualify for issuance of additional teaching endorsement certification(s), you must:

  • Hold a valid Regular II or Standard DC teaching credential in another subject area; and
  • Present passing scores for the Praxis II subject content exam in the applicable subject area or in subject area(s) where a Praxis II exam has not been adopted, you must hold a completed degree with a major in the subject area of the added endorsement; OR present passing scores for a comparable subject content exam required in another state where you hold a valid full teaching credential; and
  • Present passing scores for the applicable Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching exam, OR present passing scores for a comparable pedagogy exam required in another state where you hold a valid full teaching credential.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the D.C. licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Delaware, because Delaware requires courses in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs for which we do not provide.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Delaware licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Florida, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Obtain thirty (30) semester hours in exceptional student education to include the areas specified below:

  • Foundations of special education to include educational practices and development and characteristics of children with disabilities;
  • Assessment and evaluation to include interpretation, analysis, and application of assessment results and alternate assessment strategies;
  • Evaluation of student progress in acquiring, generalizing, and maintaining skills related to participation in educational settings;
  • Instructional practices in special education to include selection and implementation of instructional practices and strategies and identification of accommodations and modifications;
  • Relevant general education and special skills curricula selection;
  • Assessing, designing, and implementing positive behavioral supports;
  • Language development and communication skills to include normal sequence of expressive and receptive language development and identification of communication deficits and appropriate interventions;
  • Skills to teach interpersonal interactions to include criteria for selecting instructional procedures for teaching personal care, interpersonal skills, self-advocacy skills, and adaptive life skills;
  • Transition process to include development of desired post-school outcomes; and
  • Effective methods of communication, consultation, and collaboration with students, families, administrators, and other education professionals.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Florida licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Georgia, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Step 1: Pick A Grade Level
    • Birth through Kindergarten;
    • Early Childhood Education (Elementary Grades): Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade;
    • Middle Grades: These certificates cover grades 4-8, but most middle schools only have grades 6-8;
    • Secondary: These certificates cover grades 6-12, but most high schools only have grades 9-12;
    • P-12: Some certificate fields such as Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Health, PE, and Special Education allow you to teach in all grades.
  • Step 2: Pick A Subject Area
    • There are two main Special Education fields in Georgia: General Curriculum and Adapted Curriculum.
      • General Curriculum is for those teachers who will work with students with mild disabilities;
      • Adapted Curriculum is for those teachers who will work with students with moderate to severe disabilities;
      • Some Special Education teachers deliver content in specific subject areas. These teachers are required to meet content assessment requirements in those subject areas.
    • Step 3: Explore Routes To Certification
      • Enroll in a college or university certification program now, then seek employment later:
        If you are ready to enroll in a certification program, there are many colleges and universities in Georgia and other states that offer programs. You can read more about these programs here. You can search for certification programs offered in Georgia here. Once you complete a certification program and all assessment requirements, you can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility that will assure potential employers that you are eligible to become a fully certified Georgia educator;
      • Induction level or higher passing score on the appropriate GACE content assessment. These scores are transmitted electronically to the GaPSC. If you are seeking employment as a consultative Special Education teacher, you are not required to pass the GACE content assessment before being eligible for certification;

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Georgia licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Hawaii, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit the Provisional License application online.
  • Verification that you completed an Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
  • Verification of meeting basic skills and content knowledge.
  • Effective July 1, 2015, all Standard License applicants must submit verification of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory full time teaching in Hawaii or another state.
  • For Elementary Education: a total of thirty six semester hours, including nine semester hours in each of the following four core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  At least three semester hours in each of the core content areas must be upper division level. (Licensure Overview Link)

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Hawaii licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Idaho, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Certificate for Out-of-State Applicants

This process is for individuals who hold a current, valid certificate in another state OR for those who do not hold a current out-of-state certificate but have completed a teacher preparation program approved by NCATE (National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education), TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) or CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) within the last two years.

  • Completed and signed application Form B1.
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Completed fingerprint card and $32.00 processing fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Completed Institutional Recommendation Form
  • Official PRAXIS II assessment score sheet
  • PRAXIS II scores are only required for applications for Standard Elementary, Standard Secondary, Standard Exceptional Child, and Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education certificate.

Pass selected Praxis II exams:

  • Special Education PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 | Praxis 5354 | Qualifying Score: 151
  • SPED Blind/Visually Impaired PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-12, K-12 | Praxis 5282 | Qualifying Score: 163
  • SPED Deaf/ Hard of Hearing PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-12, K-12 | Praxis 5272 | Qualifying Score: 160
  • SPED Mild/Moderate PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 | Praxis 5543 | Qualifying Score: 158
  • SPED Severe/Profound PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 | Praxis 5545 | Qualifying Score: 158

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Idaho licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Illinois, this state requires the applicant to have first already obtained licensure from another state.

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Illinois licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Indiana, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • It is important that all materials be submitted together.
    • Copy of valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider. The hands-on component accompanying on-line certification is a requirement. See website: CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification
    • Copy of valid out of state teaching license. If you do not hold one, please upload a statement. Without a valid out of state license, one will not be eligible for immediate reciprocity (Reciprocal Permit). Out-of-state licenses that have expired will not be considered.
    • Verification of teaching experience must be on school letterhead and signed. If no teaching experience beyond student teaching has been completed, please upload a statement.
    • Official transcripts that bear the sign and/or seal of the registrar, degree issued and date conferred. Provide transcripts for ALL completed coursework at ALL institutions attended. Transcripts must be included with evaluation materials. Do NOT order transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing. Transcripts may be emailed to transcript@doe.in.gov (link sends e-mail). **If you completed an alternative program for licensure in another state, please obtain verification from the DOE in that state or the college/university explaining the program you completed and that it did lead to licensure in that state.
    • Official Score Reports of licensing tests taken. Please see the Teacher Testing website for more information.
    • Suicide Prevention Certificate. See website: Suicide Prevention Training.
    • Step-by-Step Instructions (Include adding Subject Areas)

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Indiana licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Iowa, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • 14.1(1) Program requirements.
    • The applicant must meet the requirement in rules 282—13.1(272) and 282—13.5(272).
    • The applicant must complete pre-student teaching field-based experiences in special education.
    • Student teaching. Each applicant for an Iowa license with a special education instructional endorsement must file evidence of completing an approved student teaching program in special education. This experience must be full-time in an approved special education classroom. An approved special education classroom is one which is recognized by the state in terms of the respective state rules for special education. This special education student teaching experience shall qualify for each special education instructional endorsement sought on an original application for Iowa licensure if at the same grade level.
    • The applicant must meet the requirements to add an endorsement in rule 282—13.29(272).

 

  • 14.2(2) Adding special education instructional endorsements to Iowa licenses.
    • Application for Licensure (Iowa Institution) forms can be found here as .pdf or here as .doc
      Application to Add An Endorsement (non-Iowa Institution) forms can be found here as .pdf or here as .doc
    • After the issuance of a practitioner license, an individual may add other special education instructional endorsements to that license upon proper application provided current requirements for the specific endorsement(s) have been met.
    • If an applicant is seeking to add a special education instructional endorsement at the same level, elementary or secondary, as other endorsements held, the student teaching component set out in the rules for added endorsement areas is not required.
    • If the applicant holds the K-8 special education endorsement for the 5-12 endorsement area being added, the applicant may satisfy the requirement for a student teaching experience by completing all the required coursework and presenting verification of competence. This verification of competence shall be signed by a licensed evaluator who has observed and formally evaluated the performance of the applicant at the secondary level.
    • An updated license with expiration date unchanged from the original or renewed license will be prepared. Licensure procedures and requirements are set out in 282—Chapter 13.

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Iowa licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Kansas, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Recency – means the applicant must have at least 8 credit hours or one year of accredited teaching experience completed within the last six years
  • Must have content and pedagogy tests – tests completed to achieve the out-of-state license may be acceptable.
  • Order a Fingerprint Card
  • Complete a content knowledge assessment in each of the endorsement or teaching subjects areas for which you completed a teacher preparation program
  • List of Kansas Required Assessments and Cut Scores
  • Pedagogy assessment – Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
  • Praxis Tests
    • Gifted | Test: 5358 | Qualifying Score 157
    • High Incidence Special Education (Adaptive Special Education) | Test: 5543 | Qualifying Score: 155
    • Low Incidence Special Education (Functional Special Education) | Test: 5545 | Qualifying Score: 155
    • Teachers of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students | Test: 5272 | Qualifying Score: 160
    • Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments | Test: 5282 | Qualifying Score: 163

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Kansas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Special Education students are known as Exceptional Children

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Kentucky, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

All out-of-state applicants MUST:

Request and complete a CA-1 application

  • Forward this application to your college for the completion of Section IV on page 5 of the CA-1 application
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
  • Submit passing Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for EACH area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for the appropriate grade range (if less than two years of appropriate full-time teaching experience.)
  • Have Section II completed by your superintendent, if you have out-of-state teaching experience
  • Submit a copy of your out-of-state teaching certificate

Have OFFICIAL transcripts of all college and graduate coursework sent to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board 

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Kentucky licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Louisiana; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Louisiana licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Maine because Maine has an endorsement exclusively for handicapped students or severely impaired. Regent’s School of Education emphasizes a more general approach toward special education and categories.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Maine licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Maryland, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Official transcript(s), which must show the degree and date of conferral. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable.
  • Basic Skills tests scores (teacher applicants only)
  • Content and Pedagogy test scores (if applicable)
  • An initial application for certification
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.
  • Mail complete packet to the following address:

Maryland State Department of Education

Certification Branch

200 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Document may be sent electronically to msde@maryland.gov
  • Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Maryland licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Massachusetts, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

 

Completed an educator preparation program comparable to the license sought sponsored by a college or university outside of Massachusetts that has been accredited by CAEP, TEAC, or NCATE

 

*Did you get your Bachelors and/or Masters degree from a DESE recognized accrediting organization?

To find out if your College or University is accredited by any of the DESE recognized organizations you can contact your institution directly or conduct a search yourself using the databases of the national accrediting organizations that are recognized by DESE.

 

** Are you an applicant who has completed an approved educator preparation program?

If seeking an Initial stage license through the completion of an approved educator preparation program, you must have your approved educator preparation program provider (college, university, etc.) and complete the Reciprocal Educator Preparation Program Verification Form.  This form should be submitted to the Office of Educator Licensure in support of your licensure application.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Massachusetts licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Michigan, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • An applicant who has completed a teacher preparation program including student teaching in another state can use the program to apply for the Provisional certificate
  • The applicant must also have current training in first aid and child and adult CPR from an approved source such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
  • Meet other requirements as outlined by the Administrative Code of the Michigan Department of Education.

 

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Michigan licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Minnesota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Create an account with the Online Licensing System to begin the application

General License Requirements

  • Official transcripts – Official transcripts from all graduate or undergraduate institutions attended must be submitted in a sealed college/university envelope.
  • Fingerprinting
    • Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.18, subd. 8 requires that all applicants, applying for their initial Minnesota teaching license, undergo a criminal background check including a fingerprint check. Only fingerprint cards containing the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) return address provided by Educator Licensing will be accepted. Digital fingerprinting and cards provided by another entity will not be accepted and applicants may be required to pay an additional submission fee. This background check is for state use only.
  • Minnesota teacher licensure examinations (MTLE)
    • All candidates for initial Minnesota classroom teaching license are required to pass the Board adopted basic skills test as well as pedagogy and content-area tests. If you already possess a standard license and are adding another license, you only are required to take the content knowledge test in the new licensure field.
    • The MTLE website contains information including registration information, test frameworks and study guides: (http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/).
    • Note: Out-of-state applicants may be issued a one-year license even if they have not taken and passed the required Testing requirements, if applicable, such as the basic skills, pedagogy and/or content-area test(s) will appear as a renewal condition on the one-year license, and the required test(s) must be taken during that year in order to renew the license.
  • Human relations verification
    • The Minnesota Human Relations Program content addresses components related to racial, cultural and economic groups and interpersonal communications. Minnesota has reciprocity arrangements with Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin in accepting human relations programs for licensure purposes. In addition, a human relations program completed in another state may be accepted if it was taken as part of a recent teacher education program and is comparable to Minnesota requirements, and is verified as having been completed by the program recommending you for licensure. Peace Corps and Teacher Corps experiences may meet the Minnesota human relations requirements, when documented.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Minnesota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Mississippi, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Submit the application for:

  • Five-Year Teacher Education Route – Initial License (Applies to a graduate of a teacher education program which included student teaching)
    • Licensure Application (Paper or Online)
    • Transcript(s) (Sealed or e-Scrip)
    • Test Scores
  • Supplemental endorsements by completion of an approved program at a college/university: Institutional Program Verification (IPV) or Online Recommendation AND
  • Sealed or e-Scrip transcript showing approved program coursework should be included with IPV or online recommendation.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Mississippi licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Missouri; this state requires the applicant to possess an earned license from another state.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Missouri licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Montana, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of an educator preparation program which is accredited by NCATE, CAEP, MACTE AND completion of student teaching or a supervised teaching experience through an educator preparation program.
  • Apply for a Class 2 standard teaching license
    • Verification of the Montana required Praxis test score(s) meeting Montana standards for your endorsement area(s).
      • Elementary Education
        • Early Childhood Education (Preschool–Grade 3) Code: 5025 | Qualifying Score: 156
        • Elementary K–8 | Take Elementary Education: Content Knowledge | Test Code: 5018 | Qualifying Score: 163
    • Completion and verification of the free, on-line course “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana
    • Application Process

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Montana licensure site current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Nebraska, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of the Human Relations Training Requirement
  • Completion of the Special Education Training Program
  • Praxis – CORE Academic Skills (Basic Skills)
  • Praxis Subject Assessments – (Content Test)
  • Recent college credits or employment experience within the past immediate 5 years
  • Requirements for Fingerprint Cards
  • Requirements for Transcripts
  • Endorsements Steps
    • Complete an online application located in the bottom left hand corner of our home page at education.ne.gov/tcert
    • Pay the nonrefundable application fee indicated on the application.
    • IF applying for the FULL endorsement, an institutional verification Form MUST be completed by the Certification Officer at the approved teacher education institution where the approved program was completed
    • Forward OFFICIAL transcripts indicating the coursework completed for the approved program
    • Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II) will be required for those seeking an initial endorsement on a Nebraska certificate
    • To Add a Provisional Endorsement, Fifty percent (50%) or more of the program must have already been completed in order to place the provisional endorsement on a valid regular Nebraska certificate; AND OFFICIAL transcripts of the coursework completed thus far, are also required. The Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form MUST be completed and signed by an authorized certification official of the teacher training institution where the program is being completed. The Provisional Endorsement is valid for three years expiring on August 31st of the third year following issuance. This endorsement is not renewable.
    • To Add the “generic” Provisional Special Education Endorsement– Completion of at least six (6) semester hours in special education that is recognized by an approved teacher education institution is required. In addition to the Application for a Nebraska Educator’s Certificate and fee, submit the following: the SPED Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form signed by the Certification Officer at the approved teacher education institution where you will be completing a program in special education; the Affirmation of Eligibility form signed by you and the Superintendent of the employing school; and official transcripts indicating completion of at least six (6) semester hours in special education as described above. The “generic” Provisional Special Education endorsement is valid for one year expiring on August 31st of the year following issuance. This endorsement can be renewed twice by completing a minimum of nine semester hours of approved coursework.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Nebraska licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Nevada, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

The types of licenses Nevada provides, along with their requirements, are listed on the website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/.  Required tests, the Parental Involvement & Family Engagement course, and up to 6 credits of the required coursework can be provisions on your license.  Meaning the following items do not have to be completed before they apply for licensure:

  1. required testing for the license(s) you are applying for,
  2. Parental Involvement & Family Engagement course,
  3. Maximum, 6 credits short of required coursework

The aforementioned items will become provisions, and will be given a certain amount of time to complete said provisions.  Once you have completed your provisions, you will be able to renew your license and upgrade it to a Standard Teaching License.

Once you have chosen the license you want to apply for, submit the following to our office.

  1. Application filled out for an initial license; if you are mailing in your application, you must have section 9 notarized. http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Applications_Forms/
  2. Copy of out-of-state educator license(s) if you have one.
  3. Your official transcripts from college/universities you attended.
    1. You can submit official transcripts to our office one of three ways:
  1. Obtain an official transcript from your college/university and mail it to our office
  2. Obtain an official transcript from your college/university and walk it into our office
  • Have your college/university mail your official transcript to our office
  1. Have your college/university email your official transcripts to Transcripts@doe.nv.gov
    1. If you attended a foreign college/university, you will need to submit:
      1. A copy of you transcripts
      2. The original evaluation of your foreign transcripts
        1. To get your transcripts evaluated, you may utilize any of the evaluation agencies we provide on our website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Apply_for_License_Endorsement/ , under the subhead ‘Foreign Transcripts’.
  1. Copies of your competency testing scores if you have taken any; Ex. Praxis, CBest, etc.
  2. Fingerprints
    1. If you are out of state or do not want to do electronic fingerprints, you will need to obtain a fingerprint card from your local police department to send in with your application.
    2. If you are in state, we will give you a LiveScan form to be electronically fingerprinted by one of our four vendors once we received you payment and application.
  1. We will not accept fingerprints for background any other way.
  1. Licensure Fee. Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks, and Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover; our Credit Card Authorization form can be found on our website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Applications_Forms/.
  2. A copy of your driver’s license; if you were born out of the states, you will need to provide a copy of either our passport or certificate of naturalization.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Nevada licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New Hampshire, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Take Alternative 3B: submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) copy of National or Regional licensure; (3) official college transcripts; (4) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential. Make check payable to State of New Hampshire or apply online.
    • Note New Hampshire does not have a Praxis II Special Education Test requirement.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Hampshire licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not qualify you for initial licensure in Special Education New Jersey because New Jersey only endorses licensed teachers with three years of experience.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Minnesota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New Mexico, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (earned from a regionally accredited college/university);
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours in a Special Education program including student teaching;
  • 6 semester hours of credit in the teaching of reading for those who first entered any college or university on or after August 1, 2001
  • Minimum of 24 semester hours in at least one teaching field such as: mathematics, science, language arts, reading or history, etc., and
  • Passage of the National Evaluation Series Tests (NES)
    • Essential Academic Skills (Subtests I, II and III)
    • Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary or Secondary
    • Content Knowledge Assessment in Special Education

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New Mexico licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in New York, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA in a Bachelor’s or higher degree
  • Satisfactory passing score on all required exams for Initial certificate sought
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops (scroll down to the W’s)
  • View information regarding Special Education
  • In many cases, endorsements / add-on certificates from other states do not satisfy the requirements for reciprocity in New York. Eligibility for certification through reciprocity cannot be determined until this office has a chance to review your credentials. To receive a review, you must apply for certification through TEACH online.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the New York licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in North Carolina, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Special Education Endorsement Code: 88091 Special Education: General Curriculum OR 88092 Special Education: Adapted Curriculum
  • Praxis Codes: All Areas: Any licensure is to take the following tests
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading | Test 5712 | Qualifying Score: 156
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing | Test 5722 | Qualifying Score: 162
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics | Test 5732 Qualifying Score: 150
  • Praxis Codes: Special Education
    • Exceptional Children Program Administrator | Take Test 5411 | Qualifying Score: 145
    • Special Education: Adapted Curriculum | Take Tests 5545 and 5511 | Qualifying Score: 158 & 148 Respectively
    • Special Education: Behaviorally | Emotionally Disabled | Take Tests 5372 and 551 | Qualifying Scores: 154 & 148 respectively.
    • Special Education: Cross Categorical | Take Tests 5354 & 5511 | Qualifying Scores: 151 & 148 respectively
    • Special Education: General Curriculum | Take Test 5543 | Qualifying Score: 158
    • Special Education: Learning Disabled | Take Tests 5383 & 5511 | Qualifying Scores: 151 & 148 respectively
    • Special Education: Mentally Disabled | Take Tests 5322 & 5511 | Qualifying Scores: 148 & 148 respectively.
    • Special Education: Severely Profoundly Mentally Disabled | Take Tests 5322 & 5511 | Qualifying Scores: 156 & 148 respectively.
    • Special Education: Visually Impaired | Take Test: 5282 | Qualifying Score: 163

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the North Carolina licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in North Dakota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Initial teacher licensure for in-state graduates or graduates of out-of-state programs requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a state agency-approved teacher education program. The approved program must include a general studies component, a North Dakota recognized program area major, and a professional pedagogy core as defined in this section and the North Dakota standards for teacher education program approval:
    • The general studies component includes liberal arts preparation in the areas of the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and symbolic systems as prerequisite to entrance into the professional education program.
    • The elementary major must include special methods of teaching elementary content areas with a minimum of twelve semester hours specific to teaching elementary school mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and language arts. Effective July 1, 2006, all initial elementary licensure applicants grades one through six will need to meet or exceed the cut scores for the praxis II elementary test 0011 and the praxis II principles of learning and teaching test 0522.
    • An applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50
    • An application fee of $30 must accompany a request for an initial application form.
    • A fee $70 must accompany the application for initial licensure for in-state and out-of-state graduates. An additional fee of $175 for transcript review from out-of-state graduates must also accompany the licensure application.
    • Fingerprinting.
    • Preprofessional skills test. On July 1, 2002, all initial applicants for licensure will be required to submit their test scores for the PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics. Beginning July 1, 2003, all applicants for initial licensure will need to submit their test scores for the PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics which meet or exceed the state cut score.
  • Kindergarten through grade twelve preparation programs in special education must include a minimum of four semester hours of special methods of teaching inclusive of kindergarten through grade twelve and special methods of teaching in the specific content area.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the North Dakota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Ohio, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Letter of eligibility: If you do not hold a teaching license in the state in which you completed a teacher education program, a letter, on university letterhead, signed by the dean or head of teacher education, stating the license type you are eligible for in that state and the subject area(s) this license allows you to teach. For Intervention Specialist licenses, the letter must state the disability areas included in the scope of the license.
  • Verification of completed out of state licensure exams (see requirements for testing below);
  • Verification of experience (see requirements for experience below);
  • Official transcripts: Please scan and upload your original, official transcript in PDF format only. We cannot accept grade reports, photos/photocopies of transcripts or unofficial transcripts.
  • Verification of Experience
    • Please provide verification of the necessary experience for the Ohio license(s) you are requesting by submitting an original letter, on district letterhead, signed by the superintendent of schools or the human resource director verifying dates of full-time employment, assignments and grade levels during each year of employment as a lead classroom teacher.
  • Licensure Assessment Requirements
    • Educators requesting licensure in early childhood (grades Prek-3); middle childhood (grades 4-9), intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist areas must also pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 090, Foundations of Reading exam. The requirement applies to any applicant who is issued a license in one of these areas on or after July 1, 2017. Please click here for more information.
  • Background checks
    • BCI and FBI background checks are required for initial licensure. Click here for information.
    • If you reside outside of Ohio, please call the office of Educator Licensure at the Ohio Department of Education to request fingerprint cards.
  • Reading Coursework Requirements
    • Pursuant to Ohio law, educators requesting Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist licensure must have successfully completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading that includes at least one separate course of at least three semester hours in the teaching of phonics in the context of reading, writing and spelling.  The coursework must be completed at an accredited college or university. Many educators who completed their educator preparation program out of state will not have met this requirement, so a license may be issued to the educator with the limitation placed upon it to complete the reading coursework requirement prior to expiration. Educators must have completed at least six of the required 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading to be issued a standard teaching license in Ohio.
  • Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Ohio licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Oklahoma, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Application for Oklahoma School Standard Teaching Certificate
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities. Transcript must denote degree earned and the date degree was conferred.
  • Proof of Teaching form and copy of teaching certificate valid during dates of experience listed, if applicable.
  • A $50 processing fee (check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Submit fingerprint cards and a $59 fee for a criminal history record search or, for faster and more accurate results, you may have your fingerprints laser-scanned at the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Room 212, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for a $59 processing fee. Fingerprints are scanned at the OSDE between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For additional information refer to Fingerprint Information.
  • If you have completed an approved program from another state and did not get certified in that area, please have this form filled out by the proper officials.  If Oklahoma has a comparable certification area you may be able to obtain the equivalent Oklahoma certification area by passing the appropriate Oklahoma examination(s).

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Oklahoma licensure site for current licensure requirements.

Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Oregon because Oregon requires students completing out-of-state programs must first obtain an active and valid out-of-state license prior to applying for an Oregon teaching license.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Oregon licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Pennsylvania, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Submit official transcripts in college-sealed, unopened envelopes showing Bachelor’s degree conferral from an accredited college or university.
  • Submit the Education Preparation Program Verification Form, PDE 338A, as proof of completion of an educator preparation program approved for certification in the state in which the program was completed. Click on “Certifications” then “Certification Fees and Forms” under Resources. We will need one form for each program attended.
  • Provide proof of completion of student teaching or practicum or one year experience on a standard out-of-state certificate/license through one of the following means:
  • documented on your college/university transcript and verified through already required Education Preparation Program Verification Form, PDE 338A
  • OR we will accept one year of certificated experience in the area of certification application. Submit one Verification of Experience Form, PDE 338V, for each employer. Click on “Certifications” then “Certification Fees and Forms” under Resources. (PA public PK-12 experience will be verified electronically via the TIMS system.)
  • Confirm that the required content area test score(s) and the basic skills test – Pennsylvania Academic Pre-Professional Assessment (PAPA) – have been reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education directly from the test administrator – ETS, ACTFL, or ES Pearson. For test information, click on “Certifications” then “Certification Testing” under Resources. The basic skills test is not required for post-baccalaureate instructional program completers.
  • Complete and submit the application in TIMS for a comparable Pennsylvania certificate
  • Electronic payment accepted in TIMS
  • Praxis Scores
  • All Areas take these exams
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading | Test: 5712 | Qualifying Score: 156
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing | Test: 5722 | Qualifying Score: 162
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Math | Test: 5732 | Qualifying Score: 142

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Pennsylvania licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Rhode Island, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of Student Teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours Field Experience prior to Student Teaching
  • Demonstration of meeting the Professional Competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS)
  • Demonstration of meeting the Content Competencies as prescribed by the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Complete and submit the Entrance/Exit Assessment [DOC, 118KB]
  • Compliance with current RI certification requirements, including RI testing requirements

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Rhode Island licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the South Carolina licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in South Dakota, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • General requirements. An applicant shall:
    • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
    • Complete a teacher education program from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
    • Complete a South Dakota Indian studies course approved by the department with a grade of C or higher; and
    • Provide a written recommendation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, completed by the designated recommending official, which verifies satisfactory completion of the approved program and specifies each area of preparation, degree program, major, and endorsement area completed by the applicant.
  • A teacher with K-12 special education preparation is eligible to teach special education in an educational setting from kindergarten through grade 12. The preparation is issued to a person meeting the requirements of § 24:53:07:25.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the South Dakota licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Tennessee, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Be recommended by the educator preparation program
  • Have submitted qualifying scores on required assessments
    • Qualifying Praxis Scores for Specials Education (Take All Listed Below) Link
      • Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications
        • Test: 5545 | Qualifying Score: 158
      • Teaching Reading: Elementary Education
        • Test: 5203 | Qualifying Score: 162

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Tennessee licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program will not normally qualify you for licensure in Texas because Texas only licenses out-of-state teachers through reciprocity.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Texas licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Utah, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Complete a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Background Check at Educator Licensing Online.
  • To obtain your Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) number, please call Educator Licensing at (801) 538-7740, 24 hours after initiating a background check.
  • Pass appropriate Content Knowledge Test.
  • Complete the Educator Ethics Review.
  • Complete and submit the APT Application.
  • Include original transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Include documentation of a passing score on a Board-approved content knowledge test
  • Mail a complete application packet to:
    USBE Licensing
    250 E 500 S
    P.O. Box 144200
    SLC, UT 84114-4200

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Utah licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Vermont, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

Endorsement: 5440-82 Special Educator

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a recommendation for licensure in special education, or a minimum of 21 credits in special education AND A minimum of a practicum (60 hours), or the equivalent, in special education at the elementary/middle (grades K-8) or middle/secondary (grade 7-age 21) instructional level. For the full grade K-age 21 endorsement, a minimum of a practicum (60 hours), or the equivalent, in special education at both the elementary/middle (grades K-8) and middle/secondary (grade 7- age 21) instructional levels is required.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Vermont licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Washington, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Complete appropriate content area testing. The WEST-E/NES or an alternative approved through PESB.
  • Field experience/internship. For at least one endorsement area, certificated teachers are required to complete a supervised practicum which includes teaching in the specific endorsement area. For additional endorsement areas, the college will determine whether to require a field experience/internship, and the extent of that internship.
  • Complete program, testing, form 1522E, and submit APPLICATION through your E-Certification account.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Washington licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in West Virginia, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • 19.3.a. Additional Endorsement in Autism. – An individual who holds a Professional Teaching Certificate endorsed in Emotional/Behavior Disorders, Multi-Categorical Special Education, Mental Impairment (Mild/Moderate), Severe Disabilities or Pre-School Special Needs or the equivalent to these endorsements as previously defined in this policy  may receive an additional endorsement in Autism provided they make application and successfully complete six semester hours of coursework in Autism from a regionally accredited institution as defined in §126-136-4.58.
    • 19.3.a.1. Field Experience. – Effective July 1, 2012, a minimum of 50% of three of the six semester hours of coursework must be comprised of field-based experiences.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Background Check
  • Successfully complete a Beginning Educator Internship/Induction
  • an individual completing an approved teacher preparation program shall complete a minimum of twelve weeks of clinical experience unless s/he is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the college supervisor and the cooperating public school supervisor that s/he has achieved the proficiency level in less than the specified time. The candidate must be assessed during the clinical experience in at least one specialization [e.g., elementary education] for which licensure is being requested.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 with Master’s Degrees
  • Pass appropriate WVBE-approved basic skills and subject-matter tests

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the West Virginia licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Wisconsin, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Pass all tests required for licensure in the state where the educator preparation program is headquartered and be eligible for licensure in the state where their educator preparation program is headquartered (actual licensure is not required).
  • Pass all tests required for Wisconsin licensure before a license will be issued – see Out-of-State Testing Information and Out-of-State Elementary Education Candidates

Applicants for initial licensure in Wisconsin as a special education teacher must receive a passing score on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (FORT).  For more information see the National Evaluation Series website.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Wisconsin licensure site for current licensure requirements.

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Special education is known as “individual education” in Wyoming.

Regent’s program may qualify you for licensure in Wyoming, but you must also complete and meet all of the following additional requirements:

  • Complete the Wyoming PTSB Application Form
  • Complete fingerprint cards
  • Provide Institutional Recommendation Form(s) showing program completion
  • Provide official transcripts
  • Demonstrate U.S. and Wyoming Constitution knowledge
  • Provide results for testing requirements
  • Applicants will need to complete testing requirements for the state in which their educator preparation program is located. In addition, out-of-state applicants will need to provide copies of passing test results.
  • For information on how to register, test sites, costs, accommodations, study guides or other information about the Praxis II, please visit the ETS Praxis website at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/wy
  • Applicants seeking to add endorsements through Demonstration of Competency please contact PTSB directly.
  • Include all necessary test results in your complete application packet
  • Complete the Fee Payment Form including all applicable fees

You may add an endorsement through an Institutional Recommendation.  No test is required. There is no additional fee to add endorsements to a Wyoming Educator License through an Institutional Recommendation if it is done at the same time you are applying for an Initial, Reinstatement, or Renewal license.

Licensure requirements are subject to change: please check the Wyoming licensure site for current licensure requirements.