Virginia participates in a reciprocal teacher certification agreement with a number of states.

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.

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Individuals applying on the basis of certificate reciprocity must submit a valid professional educator certificate issued by another state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. Territory, or the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Applicants must also meet background clearance, test, and any experiential requirements. This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section.

State Assessment Information

Alabama offers three options to meet the testing requirement through certificate reciprocity and/or certificate and experience reciprocity. Individuals applying through this approach must successfully complete the current AECAP Praxis® Subject Assessments (content tests) requirements as indicated in the charts, below. In lieu of passing a Praxis Subject Assessment, individuals may choose another option, as listed below, for meeting the AECAP requirements.

OPTION ONE

Verify a content knowledge test was passed for issuance of the valid professional educator certificate being presented for certificate reciprocity.

The individual must have Supplement TST (FORM) completed by the certificate issuing authority to verify this option.

OPTION TWO

Verify a professional educator certificate in another state and three full years of full-time professional educational work experience within 10 years before applying for Alabama certification. The experience must also have been full-time, in the same area of certification on the certificate, and in the area for which Alabama certification is being sought.

The individual must have Supplement EXP completed by the employer to verify this option.

Options one and two are not allowed for area(s) of Alabama certification offered through completion of requirements of the Certificate Reciprocity Approach for In-Field, Supplemental, Endorsement or Add-On Areas.

OPTION THREE

Pass the current Praxis Subject Assessments (content tests) as indicated in the charts below.

Please Note: Find the certification area below to determine which test(s) is/are required. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Visit these links to find out how to register for Praxis® tests or to read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).”

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If you were employed as a teacher in another state prior to seeking teaching certification in Alaska, you will need to provide a copy of the teaching certification from that state with your application for a Professional Teaching Certification in Alaska. Download the application from the Alaska Department of Education website.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL OUT OF STATE CERTIFICATE

An applicant must meet the following requirements to qualify for a one year Initial Out-of-State Teacher Certificate:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university;
  • Has never held an Initial or Provisional Alaska teacher certificate;
  • Holds a current, valid out-of-state certificate (out-of-country certificates are not accepted). United State territories are accepted.

Note: When the applicant’s contract for instructional services begins in an Alaska School District, the out-of-state certificate must still be valid and current

If you do not meet the requirements above, check the Types of Certificates webpage or contact Teacher Certification for the appropriate application.

The Initial Out-of-State Teacher certificate is a one-year certificate that may be extended out to three years. In order to have your certificate extended at no cost, you will need to submit the required documents to the Teacher Education & Certification Office prior to the expiration date on your certificate.
To extend a one-year certificate for an additional year, the applicant must submit the following:

To extend a two-year certificate for an additional year, the applicant must complete the following:

NOTE: An Initial certificate is extendable for up to three years as described above, it is not renewable.

ENDORSEMENTS

The endorsements on an Initial Out-of-State certificate will reflect the endorsements listed on the current, valid out-of-state certificate submitted with your application packet. If the applicant holds more than one current, valid out-of-state certificate, the applicant must choose which certificate to submit with the Initial application.

The endorsements you receive on your Initial certificate may not be the same as when you apply for the Professional certification. Please see the Endorsements page for further clarification on how Alaska evaluates and awards endorsements.

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State Assessment Information

State Assessment Information

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Minimum Requirements

To qualify for this credential based on out-of-state preparation, you must submit the following minimum requirements:

Application Form (41-4) and processing fee.

See the application instructions to be sure the form is properly filled out.

Official transcripts verifying your Bachelor’s degree (and any additional higher degrees). The transcripts must be the original college issued documents, not photocopies, but they do not have to be sealed in the original envelope.

A copy of your professional-level out-of-state teaching license authorizing elementary school teaching. Be sure to include a copy of the back of the document if the back has any licensing information or authorizations printed on it.

Evidence of fingerprint processing. See Credential Leaflet CL-271 regarding fingerprint requirements.

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Suggested for Submission

The following documentation is suggested, but not required, for initial certification. If you have any of the following additional information please include it with your application packet so that the Commission can clear you of future renewal requirements:

A copy of an out-of-state examination that meets the requirements for the California Basic Skills Examination.

See Credential Leaflet CL-667 for additional information, including examples of out-of-state examinations that meet this requirement.

Note: An applicant who does not meet this requirement with their initial application will have one year to complete the Basic Skills Requirement. Failure to do so after one year will make them ineligible for California public school employment.

If applicable, verification of two or more years of successful full-time out-of-state teaching experience.

Experience verification must include an original letter from your out-of-state employer(s) AND two years of satisfactory performance evaluations. See the definitions for “Full-Time Teaching Experience” and “Satisfactory Performance Evaluations” on page 5 of Commission Leaflet CL-561 for detailed information on what your experience letters and evaluations MUST include.

California has a two-tier credential structure. A preliminary credential is the first document issued after an individual meets basic credential requirements. The preliminary credential is issued for a maximum of five years. A clear credential is issued when all credential requirements have been completed. If requirements for the clear credential are not completed before the expiration of the preliminary, the holder will be unable to teach in California’s public schools with that credential until those requirements are met and the document is renewed.

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Out of State Teacher Checklist

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How to Qualify for Licensure

  • For initial licensure in Colorado, all candidates must:
  • hold an earned bachelor’s or higher degree from an accepted institution of higher education
  • complete an approved teacher preparation program at an accepted institution of higher education
  • demonstrate the subject matter knowledge necessary for teaching in the endorsement area for:
    • Elementary education teachers (grades K–6), including special education generalists (ages 5–21), by passage of a Colorado State Board of Education-approved elementary content test.

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Delaware defines “License” as a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued. A Delaware educator holds only one license; however, the license type depends on experience as outlined below.

Initial License: If you are a brand new educator or have less than one year of licensed teaching experience, you will need to apply for an Initial License and then pass an approved Performance Assessment. If you have more than one year but less than four years of licensed teaching experience, you should also apply for an Initial License and will not be required to pass a Performance Assessment. The following certification areas are not required to pass a Performance Assessment: Elementary School Counselor, Secondary School Counselor, Drivers Education Teacher, School Nurse, School Psychologist and School Social Worker. Initial License by Reciprocity Applicant

To be considered for an Initial License by Reciprocity, meet the following requirements:

Hold a current and valid, out-of-state license/certificate.

Delaware does not accept the following credentials as reciprocal:

  • Certificates of Eligibility
  • Intern Certificates
  • Conditional Certification
  • Substitute Teacher License
  • Private School License
  • Endorsements

If your credential is valid beyond the expiration date listed on your Certificate, you must have the issuing State Department of Education submit a letter verifying your credential is still current and valid.

Have completed a minimum of one year of successful teaching experience, done under the current and valid out-of-state license/certificate.

Applicants who have been issued an Initial License and have not demonstrated at least one year of successful teaching experience will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school.

If the Out-of-State credential is not accepted under reciprocity, the educator will need to meet all the requirements for a new Delaware educator.

State Assessment Information

Delaware requires the verification of test scores achieved on exams such as the Praxis II examinations or the American Council on the Testing of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) testing, as applicable to the area of certification sought. The applicant must achieve a passing test score as established by the Professional Standards Board (PSB), where applicable.

An educator with less than one year of licensed experience will need to pass an approved Performance Assessment within two years upon employment in a Delaware public or charter school and being issued an Initial License. Educators who teach in a vocational trade and industry field or in a Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS) course of study will have six (6) years to complete the Performance Assessment upon employment in a Delaware public or charter school and being issued an Initial License. Praxis II Tests:

Praxis II testing requirements are outlined in the Educational Testing Services (ETS), or visit the specific PSB certification regulation that states the test number that a candidate must pass and the qualifying cut scores for passing.

A candidate may register for PRAXIS II, or have scores sent to the Department, in one of two ways:

  • Visit Registration Now! at Educational Testing Services (ETS) and select the Delaware Department of Education as a score recipient.
  • Call ETS at 1-800-772-9476.

When registering for the test and sending scores, a candidate should provide the Department’s Recipient Code of R7065.

Praxis II scores are sent to the Department electronically and become accessible to Department personnel approximately two-three weeks after a test-taker receives his or her mailed score report. Candidates should keep this delay in mind when viewing their scores in their DEEDS profile.

Praxis II scores can be viewed in an educator’s DEEDS profile under “What Can I Do Today,” “View Documents Received” and “Test Scores.” Please note before registering and sending scores that the State of Delaware has not approved a PRAXIS II test for all certificated areas. Moreover, areas exist where Education Testing Service (ETS) may offer more than one version of a PRAXIS II area test, and only one of which has been approved by the State of Delaware. It is the responsibility of the educator to make sure that he or she is registering for the proper test, or that (in the case of out-of-state educators) he or she is not requesting that ETS send a PRAXIS II score that the State of Delaware will not recognize. Tests may have similar names, so one should register by test number and name. Please refer to the Educational Testing Services (ETS) for all approved tests. Delaware accepts subtests from the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7801) and the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) test toward Elementary certification. For additional information please see Regulation 1521.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Florida has two reciprocity routes for certified teachers and administrators to qualify for our Professional Certificate.

Route 1: Valid Standard Certificate Issues by a State Other than Florida The certificate shall be the valid standard educator’s certificate issued by that state which is comparable to a Florida Professional Certificate, and be issued in a subject comparable to a Florida certification subject, and Require the same or higher level of training required for certification in that subject in Florida, and The certificate must be currently valid (not expired or revoked).

Route 2: Certificate Issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) The NBPTS certificate must be currently valid. The Florida certificate will reflect the Florida subject considered comparable to the NBPTS subject.

Begin the Process

If you feel you meet the requirements for one of our reciprocity routes, then begin the “Steps to Certification” by clicking on the link below. You will apply for a Florida Professional Certificate in the same subject/s shown on your valid out-of-state or NBPTS certificate. If you no longer hold a certificate from another state or the NBPTS, then begin the “Steps to Certification” by clicking on the link below. You will apply for a Florida Temporary Certificate in your bachelor’s or higher degree major or in the subject area of your teacher education program. Need help with determining the Florida subject that matches your out-of-state certificate? See our list of Florida certification subjects and our chart of Florida subjects that compare to NBPTS certification areas.

Want to learn more about the certificates and the requirements to qualify? See our section titled “Certificate Types and Requirements” for a breakdown of the qualifications and the options for becoming eligible for certification.

Steps to Initial Florida Certificate

State Assessment Information

State Assessment Information

Certificate Types and Requirements

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If your out-of-state certificate meets certain requirements, it is possible to get a Georgia certificate based on interstate reciprocity (see below for how to apply). In order to qualify, you must hold a valid or expired certificate in a field that is comparable to one of Georgia’s certificate fields. The certificate must also meet the following conditions: Is a professional certificate based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program; if you hold only a temporary or provisional certificate, please visit the Become a Georgia Educator page. If you do not know if your out-of-state certificate is considered “professional,” please click here to view a table of some acceptable out-of-state certificates.

It is important to note that reciprocity does not mean that an out-of-state educator will automatically qualify for a Georgia certificate. Like most other states, Georgia imposes specific state requirements on all educators, including those already certified out-of-state. If you come to Georgia with a professional certificate from another state, you may have to fulfill some Special Georgia Requirements before receiving your Georgia certificate, or within a certain period of time after receiving your first certificate. Please feel free to peruse the Special Georgia Requirements in order to determine what additional requirements you might face. However, if you hold a professional out-of-state certificate and submit a complete application package for Georgia certification, the GaPSC will evaluate your documents and outline any outstanding requirements you may need to fulfill.

SPECIAL GA REQUIREMENTS PAGE

RECIPROCITY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What are the Georgia Ethics assessments?

The Georgia Ethics assessments are a training and assessment program composed of a series of modules that combine instruction and testing. They are composed of two assessments:

  1. the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment
  2. the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership assessment

The goal of these assessments is to help teachers and educational leaders become familiar with, understand, and apply the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, as well as comprehend and embrace the principles of ethical decision making in an educational context.

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An individual may apply for a Hawai’i license after completing a State Approved Teacher Education Program in another state. This includes online and “alternative route” programs. It is the individual’s responsibility to seek confirmation in writing from the out of state preparation program and their state licensing agency that the program in which they enroll leads to a teaching license in the program’s home state.

State Assessment Information

Current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards-certified and Meritorious New Teacher Candidate licensed teachers holding a current valid license from another state are exempt from all examinations.

Teacher candidates and license applicants should periodically check this page for any updates to testing requirements.
If you are applying with an out of state license and have to verify basic skills and content knowledge, you may use licensure tests from your home state.

For tests that are being replaced, there is an overlap period when both the old and new tests are available and both will be accepted for licensure. Score reports for previously required tests may be accepted for licensure. Check with HTSB for verification.

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Out of State Licensure Process:

To qualify for an Idaho certificate/credential, a candidate must complete one of the following:

  • An Idaho state-approved college/university preparation program
  • An out-of-state college/university preparation program

The non-traditional route of American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) or Teach for America (TFA) if applicable.

If you complete an out-of-state teacher preparation program that does not have a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), or Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) accreditation, you may have to apply for that state’s certification in order to use that current, valid out-of-state certificate to apply for Idaho certification.

IF CURRENT OUT OF STATE LICENSE IS EXPIRED

The Idaho teacher certification office cannot accept applications from educators whose out-of-state certification has expired. If your out-of-state certificate has expired and you wish to apply for Idaho certification, the best option is to do whatever is required to renew your out-of-state certificate and then apply for an Idaho Interim Certificate. If you cannot renew your out-of-state certificate, you can obtain an Idaho Interim Certificate by passing the ABCTE tests in a teaching area. You would then need to teach successfully for two (2) years under a mentor teacher in Idaho and complete all requirements of the ABCTE process before a 5-year, renewable certification could be issued. The only other option to is to work with the College of Education of an Idaho university or an out-of-state university with a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)- or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)-approved certification program to obtain a full Institutional Recommendation from the College of Education of that university.

State Assessment Information

All Subjects K–8 For out-of-state candidates who did not complete an Idaho program.

Elementary Education: Multiple SubjectS (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 3

Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157

Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157

Social Studies Subtest 5004 155

Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159

To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

or

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 7811 4

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest 7812 161

Mathematics CKT Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 7813 150

Science CKT Subtest 7814 154

Social Studies CKT Subtest 7815 161

To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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The Illinois State Board of Education no longer completes out-of-state licensure verification forms or testing verification forms. Additionally, we no longer send letters or emails verifying credentials or licensure test results as this information can be verified through our Administrator Portal in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). Educators must provide the folliowing information to the verification entity: Your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN), Date of Birth, Last Name

State Assessment Information

Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. To receive a Professional Educator License, candidates must candidates must show proof of completing an out-of-state basic skills test, content area test(s) and EdTPA resulting in licensure in their sending state, or receive passing scores on the Illinois-approved assessments. Requirements for the EdTPA are waived for candidates who have at least one year of teaching experience and have achieved a “proficient” or higher (or equivalent) rating on his or her most recent performance evaluation. Applicants who do not meet these assessment requirements may qualify for a provisional educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

If you hold a valid out-of-state license and have completed an NCATE/CAEP accredited or state approved teacher preparation program in another state and want to obtain an Indiana teaching license, or if you are from another state and do not hold a teaching license but would like to obtain an Indiana teaching license, there are licensure paths available for you. Please note, however, that Indiana requires an applicant to pass a content (subject matter) licensure test in every content area that will appear on the Indiana license issued. In content areas in which you have not passed a test, you may be eligible for a one-year temporary reciprocal permit if you hold a valid out-of-state license, on which you may teach while meeting Indiana’s testing requirements. Eligibility for the reciprocal permit means that both some of the Indiana requirements for licensure have been met and one holds a valid (unexpired) out-of-state license. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. Indiana also requires all applicants to complete CPR/Heimlich/AED training, including hands-on skill practice on a mannequin in person with an instructor and suicide prevention training. Depending on your application path and type of Indiana license being issued the timing of these required trainings varies, but you may be required to complete these trainings in order to submit your application. Original Instructional License Out of State

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Overview of Indiana Testing Requirements

How to Qualify for Licensure

For initial certification in Indiana, all candidates must:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete an approved program of teacher education.
  • Pass the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure program (Indiana CORE Assessments). Get information on Indiana’s new testing requirements.
  • Earn a valid certification from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association in CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training.
  • Complete suicide prevention training.
  • Submit the appropriate licensing fees.

See Indiana’s application quicklinks for standards forms and checklists for licensure.

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Completion of a full state-approved teacher preparation program for college semester hour credits from a regionally-accredited institution outside Iowa, and coursework deficiencies were identified after a BoEE transcript review. Out-of-state candidates with less than three years of teaching experience may be eligible to receive an Initial License, valid for two years and renewable up to two times. These candidates must complete the required Iowa assessments prior to receiving a Standard License if they completed their program after January 1, 2013. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of teaching experience on a valid license are eligible to receive a Standard License.

State Assessment Information

The Iowa Department of Education requires that you take one or more Praxis® Subject Assessments listed below for educator certification. Iowa requires a test in pedagogy and a test in content. Pedagogy Tests Required for All Licensure Areas:

For each certification area, choose one of the required test options based on your program advisor’s recommendation. K–6 or K–8 General Education PPAT Assessment Qualifying Score: 32 or Principles of Learning and Teaching: Gradesk K-6 Test Code: 5622 Qualifying Score: 160 Elementary Classroom Teacher K–6 (Endorsement 102) (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code: 5018 Qualifying Score: 151

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Out of State License Regulations provide a number of licensing options to guarantee access to start teaching to all applicants who hold a valid full or standard out-of-state license or certificate issued after the successful completion of a state approved preparation program.

  • It is critical to provide all requested documentation. If additional documentation is required, you will be notified in writing.
  • Information for future renewing or upgrading of the Kansas license will be printed on the license and included on information sheets provided with the license.

Requirements for a Kansas Teaching License:

  1. Bachelors degree – awarded by a regionally accredited institution
  2. Teacher preparation program successfully completed
  3. Valid out-of-state teaching license. CLICK HERE For COVID-19 Out of State License Policy
  4. Fingerprint – background clearance
  5. “Recency” – one year of teaching experience or eight semester credit hours completed within the last six years
  6. Content and Pedagogy testing requirements OR exempted by accepting out-of-state tests or experience

State Assessment Information

Kansas requires content and pedagogy (professional teaching skills) tests.

Comparible out of state content and pedagogy tests are accepted. You many still quality for a license allowing full-time employment even if it is determined you need one or more tests. This allows you to complete testing while teaching.

Kansas does not require basic skills testing in reading, mathemtics, and writing for licensure.

Any one of the following will be accepted as official testing score verification: An official testing score report, a letter of verification on official letterhead from a college or university official or state department of education, provide Kansas State Department of Education access information to an online testin website or state department of education

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Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Out of stat applicamnts must have complete a state approved teacher preparation progratm at a regionally accredited educator preparation institution or a state-approved alternative training program. In addition, candidates must comply with the state ancillary requirements such as GPA, testing and internship. http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=30

Out of State Certificate:

Kentucky state regulation 16 KAR 4:030 requires out of state graduates to provide a copy of their out of state teaching certificate, or a printed copy from that state’s website verifying that they have obtained certification in the state where their program was completed.
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PRAXIS Tests:
If you are supplying the verified two years of experience, the Kentucky PRAXIS tests are not required and you may skip that part of the application. If not supplying the experience requirement, the Kentucky PRAXIS requirements can be found on the ETS website.  If you have tested outside of Kentucky, select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (code 7283) to have ETS electronically submit your scores to our office.  Out of state tests do not replace the required Kentucky PRAXIS tests unless they have the same PRAXIS test code.

PLEASE NOTE: Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials which were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment. Applicants must meet the requirements of Kentucky regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as found in 16 KAR 4:030.

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Out-of-State Applicants

If you are certified to teach in another state you must follow the guidelines of the Out-of-State (OS) Application Packet for certification in Louisiana. The OS certificate is valid for three years; you will have that time to fulfill Praxis exam requirements in order to move to the renewable Level teaching certificate. https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=12311129

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Out-of-State Applicants

If an applicant has completed an out-of-state educator preparation program and held or is eligible for a standard educator license/certificate in another state, he/she may qualify for issuance of a Louisiana Out-of-State (OS) Certificate (valid for a 3-year period and not renewable).

The OS certificate provides a transition period that permits the holder to be employed in Louisiana K–12 schools while he/she complies with Louisiana Praxis requirements or meets Praxis exclusion eligibility requirements. (For information on exclusion requirements, visit Teach Louisiana (Word) — Bulletin 746.)

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General Elementary Education (K-8) For you to obtain your Maine teaching certification, you must meet initial eligibility requirements and take the appropriate tests. To meet general requirements, you should have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution. You must also pass a number of exams appropriate to the grade level and subject that you will be teaching. Testing for all licensure consists of two parts: taking the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills test and passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching test. For the Core Academic Skills test, you will take three different sections that test your basic knowledge in writing, reading, and mathematics. The Principles of Learning and Teaching test is divided into grade levels of K-6 and 7-12. You may also become certified in special licensure areas depending on the type of school you teach (elementary, middle, or secondary) or based on a certain type of education (special education, world languages, or career and technical).

You must submit your fingerprints to the Department of Education to receive your Maine teaching certification. Once you send in your fingerprints, you will obtain your certification if you have meet all other requirements.

After you obtain your certification, you will have to renew it every five years. To pass the renewal process, you must continue to meet the state of Maine’s Board of Education standards. If you meet the qualifications, have the appropriate transc

State Assessment Information

All Areas K–12 (except Career and Technical Education)

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156

and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162

and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150

Composite Score: 468

Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 468 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732). Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K–6 test (5622)

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Out of State Educator Preparation Program Graduate

If you have not already done so, create a portal account​. Documents received prior to the creation of a portal account will be discarded.

If you have graduated from an out of state educator preparation program and do not have teaching experience or an out of state certificate, please submit the following:

  • 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 or a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on the most recently earned degree (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 certdocuments.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.

The Certification Branch will determine your eligibility​ and notify you via email. Please do not submit a payment with your application packet.

State Assessment Information

Elementary Education 1-6: Elementary Education Content Knowledge for Teaching Content (7811) CKT: Reading Language Arts Subtest Test Code: 7812 Score: 161 CKT: Math Subtest 7813 Score: 150 CKT: Science Subtest Test Code: 7814 Score:154 CKT: Social Studies Subtest Test Code: 7815 Score: 161 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (Pedagogy) Test Code: 5622 Score: 160 Teaching Reading: Elementary Education(after Sept 1, 2019) Test Code: 5205 Score: 159

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Applying for a license

The quickest and easiest way to apply for Massachusetts licensure is via our Educator Licensure And Renewal (ELAR) portal. Please note: first-time users of the ELAR portal will need to create a profile prior to submitting an electronic application via ELAR. Once you have applied for a license, you will need to upload (fastest method), mail, or fax all required supporting documentation to our office. Download Word Document- How to Upload documents in ELAR: A Step by Step Guide. For Out of State Applicants seeking an Initial license through reciprocity (NASDTEC Interstate Agreement) please send in one the following:

  1. Out-of-State Approved Program Verification Form (original copy should be mailed and not uploaded) or
  2. Copy of teaching license/certificate from another state and Completed copy of the School-based Employment Verification form (see above) verifying three years of employment (of the past seven years) under a comparable valid out of state license

State Assessment Information

Out-of-state candidates applying for an educator license in Massachusetts must pass all applicable MTEL tests. No other tests are accepted. Elementary 1–6 General Curriculum (multi-subject + math subtest (Elementary Math (53), Middle School Math (47) or Mathematics (09) will also meet the math subtest requirement.)) + Foundations of Reading (Reading (08) will also meet this requirement.) Test code: 03 + 90

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Out of State Applicants

Out-of-state certification programs and credentials may differ from Michigan programs and credentials; however, under the ICA, the Department attempts to match out-of-state certificates, grade levels and content endorsements, as closely as possible. To determine reciprocity under the ICA, an evaluation must be completed. For this to happen, an application must be submitted using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). MOECS will determine the certificate type (standard or professional) being applied for based on answers to the application questions. Accurate responses and supporting documentation are required. Reciprocity notwithstanding, Michigan certification is not guaranteed and ancillary state requirements exist in Michigan law (e.g., testing). First Aid and CPR Requirement: 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. Testing Requirement: After an evaluation of application documents, the applicant will be notified per a MOECS evaluation letter as to what appropriate subject area tests are to be taken via the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

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MTTC Requirements for Out-of-State Teacher Candidates

If you completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program, you must apply for Michigan certification through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS link opens in a new window) before any testing guidance can be provided. After submission of your application, paying the evaluation fee, and sending in all requested documentation, your application will be evaluated. Once the evaluation has been completed you will be issued an evaluation report which discloses any/all testing requirements. http://www.mttc.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_WhatTestsDoINeedToTake.html

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Most candidates who are coming from out-of-state apply for either a Tier 2 or Tier 3 license. To qualify for a Tier 2 license, a candidate must have a job offer with a Minnesota public school and meet Tier 2 requirements. Tier 2 candidates do not need to take any Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLEs) prior to receiving a license.

A Tier 3 license requires the candidate to take and pass the appropriate MTLEs in content and pedagogy prior to applying for licensure. It does not require a job offer with a Minnesota public school. https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/apply/

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If you have obtained a regionally-accredited bachelor’s degree from a state-approved teacher preparation program with field-specific student teaching equivalent to requirements of Minnesota programs, you may qualify for a Minnesota teacher license under the tiered licensure structure.

You may qualify for a Tier 3 license if:

You take and pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams for the licensure field recommended by your college/university. You should not submit a formal application for Minnesota licensure until after you receive official passing scores on the MTLE exams. The MTLE website has more information about the exams and the exam reporting schedule.

You meet the additional Tier 3 licensure requirements. An out-of-state teacher may apply for a Tier 2 license prior to passing the MTLE content and pedagogy exams if they have met all Tier 2 licensure requirements and have been offered a position by a Minnesota public school district or charter school.

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Five Year Reciprocity License

A Five-Year Educator License – Reciprocity is granted to applicants who possesses a valid standard license from another state in an area in which Mississippi issues an endorsement and meets Mississippi’s minimum licensure requirements or equivalent.

In the 2011 state legislative session, House Bill 641 changed the state statute for Reciprocity applicants. Now, Section 37-3-2 (8)(a) states: The department shall grant a standard license to any individual who possesses a valid standard license from another state and meets minimum Mississippi license requirements or equivalent requirements as determined by the State Board of Education. The Office of Educator Licensure will implement this new statute with applications submitted after June 30, 2011.

Applicants must submit to the Office of Educator Licensure:

  • Licensure application
  • Valid out-of-state license.
  • Upload a PDF copy of your valid out-of-state educator license via your Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) account or submit a photocopy of your original educator license via postal mail.
  • Sealed copy of all college transcripts.
  • Documentation must be provided to show a passing score on a core subject test required for certification by the issuing state, or documentation that verifies the out-of-state license was obtained in a manner equivalent with current Mississippi license guidelines for that license.

Two Year Reciprocity License

  • Any applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a two-year educator license through reciprocity.
  • Applicants must submit to the Office of Educator Licensure:
  • Licensure application
  • Valid out-of-state license.
  • Upload a PDF copy of your valid out-of-state educator license via your Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) account or submit a photocopy of your original educator license via postal mail.
  • Sealed copy of all college transcripts.
  • A Two-Year Educator License – Reciprocity is non-renewable and only issued at the Class A level. To convert this provisional license to a five year renewable license, the applicant shall meet all current requirements of a Mississippi State Board of Education approved pathway to educator licensure. (Please refer to the Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12)

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Praxis® Subject Assessments: Both teacher education program graduates and alternate route candidates must pass a Praxis subject area test in one of the approved subject areas. Elementary (K–3, K–6) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Test Code: 5017 Qualify Scores: 153

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An applicant who completed a teacher education program in another state and who possesses a valid professional certificate in that state may be granted a Missouri certificate in an area most closely aligned to the certification if Missouri issues such certificate. If an educator is completing or has completed a teacher education program in another state (either on campus or online), it would be beneficial to obtain that state’s certificate whether one plans to reside in that state or not. In most cases, a Missouri certificate is issued with no further coursework or test requirements. If an area of certification is not equivalent, an educator may be evaluated based upon Missouri’s current requirements for the most closely aligned certificate. Complete the online Non-Missouri Graduate application.

Submit remaining items on the Non-Missouri Graduate Application Checklist in one packet to: Educator Certification, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. We do not accept faxed or emailed application materials.

If you have out-of-state teaching experience, you will need to complete the Verification of Teaching Experience form.

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In most cases, a Missouri certificate is issued with no further coursework or test requirements. If an area of certification is not equivalent, an educator may be evaluated based upon Missouri’s current requirements for the most closely aligned certificate. Should assessments be needed upon evaluation for a Missouri certification, the assessments that would need completed include: 007–010 Elementary Education Multi-Content will be administered until the new test becomes available

Examinees must pass all of the following subtests:
007 Elementary Education: English Language Arts Subtest
008 Elementary Education: Mathematics Subtest
009 Elementary Education: Science Subtest
010 Elementary Education: Social Studies Subtest
Grades 1–6

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Requirements for Montana Class 2 Educator Licensure

There are three pathways to meeting Montana’s requirements for Class 2 licensure (per Administrative Rules of Montana 10.57.410). One of the following must be met:

  • Completion of an educator preparation program which is accredited by NCATE, CAEP, MACTE or is a state approved program from a regionally accredited college or university AND completion of student teaching or a supervised teaching experience through an educator preparation program. OR
  • Completion of a National Board Certification program. OR
  • Completion of a non-traditional teaching program with five (5) successful years of teaching experience, along with a current, standard, unrestricted out-of-state educator license.

Additionally, each of the following must be met prior to licensure:

Verification of the Montana required Praxis test score(s) meeting Montana standards for your endorsement area(s). Click here for PRAXIS information. AND Completion and verification of the free, online course: An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana.

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An Introduction to Indian Education for All :This course provides a basic foundation for implementing Indian Education for All (IEFA) in your classroom. IEFA offers students an opportunity to meet academic standards in multiple content areas and grade levels as they learn about the distinct and unique cultures and heritages of American Indians. Praxis: Elementary K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code 5018 Qualifiyng Score 163

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Minimum Education Requirements for Nebraska Teachers

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum education requirement for Nebraska teachers pursuing an Initial Teaching Certificate. You also must complete a teacher education program through a state-approved college or university. In addition, Nebraska initial teacher certification requires coursework in both Human Relations Training and Special Education Training.

The Human Relations Training component requires a pre-approved course that includes instruction on six skills related to classroom diversity. You can meet this requirement in a state-approved teacher education program. If you did not complete a formal course but have work experience in which you had the opportunity to learn the six skills taught in the required curriculum, you can write a narrative that explains how your experience helped you acquire each skill. For certification as an elementary school teacher in Nebraska, you can earn the Elementary Education (K-6) certificate. This certification authorizes you to teach all elementary subjects in kindergarten through grade 6 in all schools and grades 7 and 8 in self-contained classrooms. To qualify, you must have a bachelor’s degree and completion of a state-approved elementary education teacher education program. This can be accomplished in a program that offers a bachelor’s degree or post-baccalaureate certificate or master’s degree depending on your education credentials.

Your coursework must satisfy the Human Resources Training and Special Education Training requirements or you must meet the experience substitutes. For an Initial Teaching Certificate, required examinations include the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and the Praxis Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment.

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For an Initial Teaching Certificate, required examinations include the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and the Praxis Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment. Nebraska requires completion of an approved teacher education preparation program to receive an Initial, Standard or Professional level teaching certificate. To be admitted to a Nebraska teacher preparation program, candidates must pass the approved basic skills tests. The basic skills competency is also a requirement for issuance of a Nebraska Initial, Standard or Professional certificate. The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) is the approved basic skills test. Additional information regarding the basic skills testing requirements can be found in the Nebraska Certification Manual (PDF).

Basic Skills Test Requirement — Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators

The Nebraska Department of Education requires passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) for admission into a Nebraska teacher education preparation program and for other applicants requesting a Nebraska Initial, Standard or Professional certificate. The Nebraska Department of Education will also accept the discontinued Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) with Nebraska’s required passing scores. CONTENT TEST Elementary Education 5017 EECIA Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment (Also accepted: 0011/5011 EECIA)
PASSING SCORE: 153 (159 for test #0011/5011)

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Information for All Applicants

A criminal background check is a requirement of all applicants for Nevada Department of Education licensure pursuant to NRS 391.033. In all cases, you will also have to background for your employer. Please note that your employer and the NDE do not share your information and you will (in most cases) be required to do two separate background checks. Failure to background check for the NDE will result in denial of licensure and then you will need to reapply and repay the fees.

For more information about criminal background checks and fingerprinting, please visit the Background Process page link

You must meet all requirements for academic preparation, student teaching, and competency testing for the specific area of licensure for which you are applying. In some cases, full-time contracted teaching experience may waive student teaching requirements, please see NAC 391.042 for more information.

Out-of-State Applicants Checklist

Nevada offers reciprocity for current, valid, non-provisional, and non-conditional licensees coming from other states. If you are applying for any Nevada educator license for the first time from out-of-state, including a substitute teaching licenses, you will need to first register for your online profile through OPAL and follow the checklist below:

OUT OF STATE CHECKLIST

Reciprocity of Licensure from Other States

If you are applying for licensure with Nevada and currently have a valid, non-conditional, non-provisional license from another state, you may be eligible for reciprocal licensure. Reciprocal licensure, in most cases, will waive the testing requirements for Nevada and allow NDE staff to do the evaluation based on a license-for-license basis. Staff will reciprocate licenses and endorsements applied for to the closest available through Nevada Regulations. When applying for reciprocal licensure, original transcripts are still required as well as a valid copy of any/all current licenses applicants hold through other states. The license(s) held must be uploaded during the application process into the OPAL system as PDF document(s) in the “experience” section under the “out of state licensure” area in OPAL.

State Assessment Information

Pursuant to NAC 391.036, all applicants for a Nevada educator license are required to pass the Praxis series of competency tests, which are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) completed within five (5) years prior to application for licensure. When you are taking any Praxis tests, be sure to specify the Nevada Department of Education as a score recipient (recipient code 8670) if you would like ETS to transmit your test scores to us electronically. Test times and locations are listed on the ETS Praxis Testing website below. All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Test Code 5713 Qualifiying Score 156 and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Test Code 5723 Qualifying Score 162 and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
Test Code 5733 Qualifying Score 150
Candidates must pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams. If you wish to take all three Core exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733). Elementary (K–8) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code 5003 Qualifying Score 157
Reading and Language Arts Subtest Test Code 5002 Qualifying Scores 157
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code 5005 Qualifying Score159
Social Studies Subtest Test Code: 5004 Qualifying Score: 155
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Interstate reciprocity is a program that allows teachers certified in one state to teach in another state. Through the Alternative 2 certification process, New Hampshire will recognize education and/or certification in other states. To find out which other state teaching licenses can be used in New Hampshire, visit the Teach.com reciprocity page. Or, for more specific questions about your situation, contact the New Hampshire Department of Education External link . Alternative 2 is a process whereby New Hampshire accepts candidates from all states and other jurisdictions if the candidate graduated from an approved state program, or has been employed as a certified teacher for at least three years out of the last seven, or completed an alternative certification program.

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Teacher candidates or those wishing to become certified must take the Praxis tests. In New Hampshire, you must also take the appropriate Praxis® Subject Assessments for each area of certification you seek. All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Test Code: 5713 Qualifying Score: 156
and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing: Test Code 5723 Score 162
and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) Test Code: 5733 Qualifying Score: 150
If you wish to take all three Core tests (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733). Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest: Test Code: 5002 Qualifying Score: 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Cdoe: 5003 Qualifying Score: 157
Social Studies Subtest: Test Code: 5004 Qualifying Score: 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code: 5005 Qualifying Score: 159
*To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS, or “Traditional Route”)

Hold the equivalent of a valid CEAS following the completion of a CEAS educator preparation program, that includes clinical practice or “student teaching”, Demonstrate passage of subject- matter test to receive out-of-State endorsement OR pass appropriate New Jersey subject-matter test AND
Effective for candidates who graduated September 1, 2017 and later: Demonstrate passage of a state-approved performance assessment OR pass an approved New Jersey performance assessment. (If the candidate cannot demonstrate passage of a state-approved performance assessment, then a CE may be issued.)

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Elementary K–6 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest: Test Code: 5002 Qualifying Score: 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code: 5003 Qualifying Score: 157
Social Studies Subtest: Test Code: 5004 Qualifying Score: 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Test Code: 5005 Qualifying Score:159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Reciprocating a License: $150.00 fee; and Initial Application; and Provide official sealed transcripts reflecting a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an elementary program earned from a regionally accredited college/university; and Provide official sealed transcripts reflecting a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an elementary program from a regional accrediated college/university; and Copy of current valid teaching license from out-of-state state education agency, Department of Defense School, or foreign country; Verification of experience (Must be on Out-of State School District Letterhead). Please break down experience by M/D/Y and please indicate the number of days taught for each year. 160 days commonly equal 1 full school year. Please use form below;; and Copy of Passage of Teacher Exams or a Notarized statement stating exams were not required; and Passing score for the following: NMTA assessment: Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction (NMTA) or beginning January 1, 2020, Teaching Reading: Elementary (Praxis) *** Out of State LIcensure ICS- A one year certificate (1CS) is a provisional license. “Out of state 1CS means a license issued to an indivudual who holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree who has completed a standard or alternative teaching preparation rpogra, completed out-of-state teacher exams and has a valid out-of state teacher license, but has no teaching experience.

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Elementary Education (K–8) Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessments
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Test Code: 5713 Qualifying Score: 156
and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Test Code: 5723 Qualifying Score: 162
and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) Test Code: 5733 Qualifying Score: 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).
Principles of Learning and Teaching Assessment: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
Content Assessment Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Test Code: 5017 Qualifying Score: 153
and Teaching Reading: Elementary: Test Code 5205 Qualifying Score: 159

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The Office of Teaching Initiatives can not determine eligibility for certification until an application has been submitted, and a review of your credentials has been completed. New York State does not pre-approve teacher preparation programs completed in other U.S. States or Territorie.s A certificate can be issued to an applicant who completed a comparable educator program in another U.S. State or Territory and has completed all examination, workshop and fingerprinting requirements. Information regarding the requirements for certification can be found below. A note regarding the Conditional Initial (1-year) Certificate

If you possess a valid educator certificate/license in another U.S. State or Territory, and would like to review the requirements for the Conditional Initial (1-year) certificate, refer to: Conditional Initial certification
Submit an application and fee for an Initial certificate, Complete a comparable1 approved teacher preparation program, in the subject of the application, at a college in another U.S. State or Territory that would lead to an institutional recommendation for certification in the state the college is located
View information regarding; Special Education, Science, Speech and Language Disabilities, and “”add-on”” certificates. Bachelor’s degree, 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 :http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/teachrecotherprogram.html

State Assessment Information

Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS–W) (090)

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The IPL may be issued to:
PreK – 12 teachers with fewer than 3 years of experience
PreK – 12 teachers with 3 or more years of experience who do not qualify for the CPL
Student Services Personnel and Administrators who have not met testing requirements
Step 1. Completion of an approved education preparation program
Alternative route programs that lead to licensure must be verified by letter from the state’s department of education or licensing board where the approved route was completed
Step 2. Obtain the following official documents to be uploaded into your online application:
Degree-dated transcripts – bachelor’s, master’s, and all other post-secondary studies
Licensure content area examination(s) – if applicable
Valid and current educator’s license from another state if held
Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program (Form V) https://files.nc.gov/dpi/documents/licensure/form_v_rev._aug.pdf Step 3. Register for or log into your account at the NCDPI Online License System and apply for a license.
Upload all requested documentation into the online application for licensure.
Step 4. Pay the required non-refundable/non-transferrable licensure fee with a valid credit card.

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How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial certification in North Carolina, all candidates (traditional and alternate routes) must:

Complete a state-approved educator preparation program.
Pass the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests, if required.
Pass one or more Praxis® Subject Assessments as required by the state for their certification area(s).
Complete the PPAT® Assessment or other state-approved performance assessment. Elementary Education (K-6) Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics CKT Subtest
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) (7813) Qualifying Score: 150 All Areas PPAT® Assessment
(Must use PPAT Assessment website to register.) 38 or An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

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North Dakota has conditional reciprocity with other states. To receive interim reciprocal licensure, an applicant must first hold a valid, current regular educator certificate or license from another state, province or similar jurisdiction. Type of License: Other State Educator License (OSEL). A two or five year license issued to those applicants who hold and submits a valid teaching license received from an approved regular teacher education program from another state. If the applicant has not tested in the sending state and has been licensed after 2002 in that state, they will have two years to complete ND tests. The regular application will be submitted including official transcripts, completed background packet, a copy of your current teaching license from another state, and/or confirmation form or test scores. If you have completed an approved program, including student teaching, hold a license in another state and have met their testing requirements, there will be no additional requirements. How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in North Dakota, all candidates must:
Successfully complete a state agency approved bachelor’s level educator preparation program, which includes a professional education sequence and general studies. North Dakota requires 26 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of professional education coursework for secondary licensure and 34 semester hours or 50 quarter hours for elementary education licensure.
Maintain at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
Successfully complete at least 10 weeks of full time, supervised student teaching in the certifiable area at the appropriate grade level(s).
Clear fingerprinting screening for criminal convictions.
Receive recommendation for licensure by recent supervisors.
Pay all applicable licensing fees.
Pass Praxis® tests for their certification area.

State Assessment Information

Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 5017 153
and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 Test Code: 5622 Qualifying Score: 160

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To become a licensed teacher in Ohio, you must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have completed an approved teacher preparation program through an accredited college/university. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure READING COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS
If you are seeking an Early Childhood (grades PreK-3), Primary Childhood (grades PreK-5), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9), or any Intervention Specialist license (including multi-age, PreK-3 and PreK-5) in Ohio, you must successfully complete teaching of reading coursework through an accredited college or university (coursework must be reflected on an official transcript from that institution). This coursework includes:

Nine semester hours in the teaching of reading, and
A three-semester hour course in the teaching of phonics (in the context of reading, writing and spelling).
You must have completed at least six of the required 12 semester hours of reading/phonics coursework to be issued a standard teaching license in Ohio. The remaining coursework requirement will be listed as a limitation on your license. You must complete all remaining coursework requirements before you may advance or renew your license.

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LICENSURE EXAMS

Ohio requires passing scores for both content area exam(s) and a professional knowledge/pedagogy exam for educator licensure (click here for more information). If you passed content and/or professional knowledge exams for the out-of-state license(s) you hold, please submit your official score report(s) with your online application for consideration.

Effective July 1, 2017, educators seeking an Early Childhood (grades PreK-3), Primary Childhood (grades PreK-5), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9), or any Intervention Specialist license (including multi-age, PreK-3 and PreK-5), must also pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 090 Foundations of Reading exam. Read more about this exam here. Please see the Pearson Education website for exam registration.

Please note that if you are adding an area to an existing license or seeking a new license, and you completed your teacher preparation program after July 1, 1991, you must meet current exam requirements for the Ohio license. Elementary Education (Subtests I & II) (018/019)
The Elementary Education assessment includes two subtests. Candidates must take and pass both subtests to qualify for an Ohio license in this field.

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If you hold a full teaching credential iissued by any state’s Department of Education, you are eligible for certification in Oklahoma’s most equivalent subject areas.

Please submit the following materials to the Teacher Certification Office of the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

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.
Copy of all teaching certificates. (Copy the back if it holds any valid information.)
A $50 processing fee (check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
The fee for a fingerprint background check is $57.25. 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).
Verification of State-Approved Teacher Education Program from Non-Oklahoma College/University
If you have passed teacher test(s) in another state, you may request a review of these test(s) for comparability to Oklahoma tests by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). They will determine if any of the out-of-state tests are comparable and inform the Teacher Certification Office which test(s) are acceptable. For more information, you may visit the OEQA Web site and search for Teacher Certification. https://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/OSDE_Verification_of_State_Approved_Edu_Program_NON-OK.pdf

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If you have passed teacher test(s) in another state, you may request a review of these test(s) for comparability to Oklahoma tests by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). They will determine if any of the out-of-state tests are comparable and inform the Teacher Certification Office which test(s) are acceptable. For more information, you may visit the OEQA Web site and search for Teacher Certification. https://sde.ok.gov/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/StateApproved.pdf

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To be eligible for the Reciprocal Teaching License, you must not have previously held an Oregon nonprovisional educator license, or completed an Oregon educator preparation program.

Testing information

If you were required to complete any testing as part of your preparation in another state, we suggest that you submit copies of your official score reports for those exams as part of this application.

Reciprocal Teaching The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional teaching license from another state. The purpose of the Reciprocal Teaching License is to allow an out-of-state licensed teacher to transition into the Oregon licensure system based on the credentials they earned in the other jurisdiction while they work on any missing Oregon requirements. At the end of the one-year Reciprocal term, the teacher must meet the requirements of the Oregon Preliminary Teaching License or another non-provisional Oregon license. The Reciprocal Teaching License is valid for full-time teaching and substitute teaching. A separate Substitute Teaching License is NOT required. https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/LIC/Documents/First%20License%20Teaching1.pdf

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Testing information

If you were required to complete any testing as part of your preparation in another state, we suggest that you submit copies of your official score reports for those exams as part of this application.
TESTING FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONTENT AREA NOT APPLICABLE

https://www.ets.org/praxis/or/overview

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​Pennsylvania along with most states and U.S. territories have signed an Interstate Certification Agreement to recognize current and comparable state-approved programs. Candidates from participating states must still meet other Pennsylvania requirements such as student teaching, GPA and PA testing.

State Assessment Information

Grades PreK-4 1: Child Dev, Assessments, Profesionalism (8006) Qualifying Score 197 Grades PreK-4 2: Lang, Social Stud, Arts (8007) Qualifying Score: 193 Grades PreK-4 3: Math, Science, Health (8008) Qualifying Score 193

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Reciprocity allows individuals who completed a state approved out-of-state preparation program or who hold valid full out-of-state certificates to pursue RI certification where similar certificate areas exist.
This pathway leads to full RI certification recognizes state approved program completers from outside of Rhode Island recognizes full and aligned out-of-state certificates
requires compliance with current RI testing requirements. This reciprocity pathway may be available to individuals who hold a valid, current, full, out-of-state certificate. The cerificate must align to a spefic RI certificate grade range and content area, is NASDTEC Stage 3, and is MNOT a temporary or relimanary certificate. Individuals pursusing this pathway should review the RI certificate and testing requirements prior to submitting an application. INclude official student-issued transcripts and/or letter of verification of a completed approved program stating the content and grade range in your application packet. Application processing takes fourtneen to sixteen weeks. Complete applications are processed more quickly than incopmplete application. https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/PathstoCertification.aspx#23212-reciprocity

State Assessment Information

Out-of-State Applicants

Out-of-state applicants must document preparation or experience through an interstate certification compact.

Graduates of approved educator preparation programs from another member state who have graduated within the past five years must submit a copy of their current, valid certificate and a prior service statement. Graduates of these approved programs must also meet Rhode Island certification test requirements to attain initial certification in Rhode Island.

Currently certified educators from other states may also seek Rhode Island certification through reciprocity. The reciprocity process provides certification in Rhode Island to applicants who hold a valid and comparable certificate from another member state of the interstate compact. Applicants must also meet specific degree requirements for certification and must meet Rhode Island certification test requirements for initial certification.

Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Teacher (11101) Education of Young Children (5024) Qualifying Score: 160
Early Childhood Education (5025) Qualifying Score 156
(Elementary Education tests also qualify for Early Childhood Education Certification.)

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Applicants with a current, standard certificate/licenses issued by another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS), may be eligible for certification through South Carolina’s reciprocity agreement. A standard certificate is a clear, renewable ceritificate with no diciplinary holds. Our office doesn not accept Temporary, Lateral, or Alternative cerificates for reciprocity. An educator who has participated in an alternative program in another state must provide our office with a copy of a standard certificate to be eligible for reciprocity. Certificates earned through an alternative route are subject to review. The out-of-state certificate/certificate must be current. A current certificate is a valid certificate that allows the applicant to serve in a public school setting located in the reciprocating state. (Example: I am transferring an Alabama certificate that currently allows me to serve in an Alabama public school setting.

State Assessment Information

All Elementary Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 (5622) Qualifying Score: 160 Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001
Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) Qualifying Score 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) (5003) Qualifying Score: 157
Social Studies Subtest (5004) Qualifying Score: 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) (5005) Qualifying Score: 159 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
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Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 7811
Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest (7812) Qualifying Score: 161
Mathematics CKT Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) (7813) Qulaifying Score 150
Science CKT Subtest (7814) Qualifying Score 154
Social Studies CKT Subtest (7815) Qualifying Score 16 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Although South Dakota offers very few reciprocity options for out-of-state teachers, it is still worth considering Received a teacher, administrator or educator specialist certificate in another state. Out-of-state candidates must meet the state required coursework and assessment requirements for eligibility of a five-year license.
Requirements: Must complete full state-certification. May not be a temporary, emergency, substitute or provisional certificate.
Completed a successful student teaching, internship, or field experience.
Provide verification from the licensing state that there are no disciplinary actions or ethics violations.
Requirements Complete one clock hour of approved suicide awareness and prevention training.
Pass approved 3-credit South Dakota Indian studies course.Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. Unless otherwise stipulated, no additional content or pedagogy requirements apply.South Dakota accepts only the Praxis II test codes listed on the application. If your test code is not listed, it is a test code that is not accepted in South Dakota.

State Assessment Information

Those seeking certification in elementary education must take the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 exam and receive a passing score of 160 or higher. Depending on the grade level and subject area of interest, you will have to take a specific test to be eligible to teach the area of interest where the applicant is seeking certification. All potential candidates must complete a one clock-hour of suicide awareness and prevention training, as well as a three-credit South Dakota Indian Studies course. Out-of-state applicants may receive a one-year provisional certification that may only be renewed once.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

The practitioner license is an initial license, valid for three years. To be issued a practitioner license using a valid out of state professional-level license, an applicant must:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • hold a professional level license in a state other than Tennessee,
  • ensure that the department has official transcripts of all credits earned through an institution of higher education. The transcript must be submitted by the institution to Educator.Licensure@tn.gov through an approved clearinghouse, or mailed to 710 James Robertson Parkway, 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243.

For more information, review the Academic Transcripts Operating Procedures.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/licensure/lic_out-of-state_app_checklist.pdf

State Assessment Information

Educators who meet the criteria will not be required to submit qualifying scores on required content assessments at the point of application, but must do so to renew or advance the license.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

You must apply for a review of credentials if you are seeking certification in Texas and you hold a standard certificate issued by another state or territory. A standard certificate is defined in TAC §230.111(c).
Application Information Create an online account. Complete an application and pay the $164 non-refundable fee.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges. Official transcripts can be sent directly from your institution or servicer, via eScrip-Safe or by email. Your institution should email the transcript directly to OSC75@tea.texas.gov. We will not accept emailed transcripts from you.
Submit copies of all standard certificates. Submit proof of oral English language proficiency if your degree was earned outside the United States, including territories of the United States. Electronic Certificate Submissions. You may now submit your out-of-state certificate online. Out-of-Country documents will not be accepted electronically. Transcripts may not be submitted via our online system as they will be deleted and treated as spam.The application and fee for a review of credentials must be completed. Click the My Documents tab on the left side of the ECOS menu. Under Select Document Type choose the option for OSC-Out-of-State Certificate and finishing uploading your certificate. Please review our instructions for uploading documents if you need additional assistance. Do not upload transcripts. We will not accept any transcripts sent from an educator; they will be deleted and treated as spam. Do not submit transcripts by email or through the Help Desk; they will be deleted and treated as spam. Confirm that your university includes the last 4 digits of your social security number. If they do not, have the transcripts mailed to you and forward to the TEA with a cover page that includes either your TEA ID number or the last 4 digits of your social security number.Allow up to 3 to 4 weeks to confirm receipt of documents submitted online. Response times are approximate and may be longer during peak periods. Results of the Review Once the review of credentials is completed you will receive the results by email. The email will include the required tests for standard certificates and your eligibility for a one-year non-renewable certificate.Out-of-State TestsIf you were required to take tests to obtain the certificates that you submitted for the review of credentials, you must submit additional documentation for possible exemption of Texas tests. Out-of-state test scores will not be considered without a review of credentials. Once you have completed the review of credentials, you may be issued a One-Year non-renewable certificate. You may apply for the One-Year certificate at the same time as your review of credentials or after the review of credentials has been completed. While your One-Year certificate is valid, you must complete one or both of the following options:Submit all required documents necessary to determine possible exemption of out-of-state tests to establish the standard certificate, based on your completed review of credentials. Complete all appropriate tests to establish the standard certificate if not exempted from required tests.

State Assessment Information

Out-of-State Tests

If you were required to take tests to obtain the certificates that you submitted for the review of credentials, you must submit additional documentation for possible exemption of Texas tests. Out-of-state test scores will not be considered without a review of credentials.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

If you have a standard renewable educator license from another state and would like to apply for a Utah Educator License, please read the following step by step instructions to prepare your OOS application packet for submission to Utah State Board of Education for review.

Please use the OOS Licence Application Checklist to prepare and submit your application. Out-of-State (OOS) License Application Checklist

State Assessment Information

If you took assessments in another state, submit the exam results from the test you took and USBE will review it for equivalency to the required Praxis exam. Out of State Equivalency Tests Information Elementary 5001 subtests 5002, 5003, 5004 & 5005 https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/ddbdb205-568c-46d5-9479-6032f6b6f3ab Educator Tests
The Utah State Board of Education requires each applicant who applies for a Utah Educator License to pass an appropriate content knowledge test for the area they are seeking. Unless otherwise noted, all tests are PRAXIS tests administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).
Starting August 1, 2021, a pedagogical performance assessment will be required for a Professional Educator License in Utah. The following PPAs are approved by the Utah State Board of Education.
edTPA https://edtpa.aacte.org/about-edtpa
The PPAT® Assessment from ETS https://www.ets.org/ppa/test-takers/teachers/about Out of State Equivalency Information https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/ddbdb205-568c-46d5-9479-6032f6b6f3ab If Applicable: Elementary Education (K–6) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) Qualifying Score 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) (5003) Qualifying Score 157
Social Studies Subtest (5004) Qualifying Score 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided .) (5005) Qualifying Score: 159 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

RECIPROCITY
Eligibility for licensure through reciprocity is determined by meeting requirements under the rules of reciprocity per the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Vermont currently has educator reciprocity with all states except: New York, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Educators who hold a current license, or have a recommendation for licensure on their transcript, from any of these states; will need to apply for Initial License through Transcript Review.

What does it mean to apply under the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement is a statement by Vermont outlining which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted. Specifically the agreement outlines which particular types of educator certificates (teachers, administrators, service personnel, or career/technical), and which particular styles of certifications (titles, fields, etc.) will be accepted. https://alis.edlicensing.vermont.gov/login.aspx

State Assessment Information

Elementary Education (K–6) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) Qualifying Score 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) (5003) Qualifying Score 157
Social Studies Subtest (5004) Qualifying Score 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided .) (5005) Qualifying Score 159
To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Below is an excerpt from the regulations regarding the “Conditions for licensure for out-of-state candidates by reciprocity.” Please refer to the full section in the Virginia Administrative Code for all conditions for licensure that must be met for individuals seeking an initial license.

8VAC20-23-100. Conditions for licensure for out-of-state candidates by reciprocity.

A. An individual coming into Virginia from any state may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with comparable endorsement areas if the individual has completed a state-approved teacher preparation program through a regionally accredited four-year college or university, or if the individual holds a valid out-of-state teaching license (full credential without deficiencies) that must be in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is made. An individual seeking licensure must establish a file in the Virginia Department of Education by submitting a complete application packet, which includes official student transcripts. Unless exempted by the criteria in subsection C of this section, professional teacher’s assessment requirements prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education shall be satisfied.

B. An individual coming into Virginia will qualify for a Virginia teaching license with comparable endorsement areas if the individual holds an active national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) or a nationally recognized certification program approved by the Virginia Board of Education.

Further, the Code of Virginia (§ 22.1-298.1) provides another condition for reciprocity:

K. For individuals who have obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that is in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is received by the Department of Education. Each such individual shall establish a file in the Department of Education by submitting a complete application packet, which shall include official student transcripts. No service requirements or licensing assessments shall be required for any such individual. (*This will be reflected in an upcoming change to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, and supersedes section C in 8VAC20-23-100.)

First, the institution must have regional accreditation. Second, you need to check to determine whether the program has been state approved. Each state has its own authority for approving programs for the preparation of school personnel. The Virginia Board of Education approves programs for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other licensed school personnel at Virginia institutions of higher education. Likewise, other states’ boards approve programs in their respective states.

State Assessment Information

VDOE Licensure Assessments List

DOE Website

Reciprocity Guidelines

In Washington, educators must obtain a Washington certificate in order to serve in the public schools. Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. While the interstate agreement facilitates the movement of educators among states and other jurisdictions that are members of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), our state rarely uses the provision of the contract for individuals who hold certification in another state. Washington’s rules allow us to recognize ANY state approved educator preparation program and degree from an accredited institution to meet our basic requirements. This in essence, allows educators who have completed a college/university preparation program in another state, reciprocity for our state to recognize and accept that program toward our certification requirements.

State Assessment Information

Teacher Assessments

Washington has two testing requirements: basic skills and content knowledge area testing. The testing requirements must be successfully completed within one calendar year of issuance of the first residency teacher temporary permit for first-time, out-of-state candidates.
If you are an out-of-state certificated educator who is seeking certification in Washington your passing score from your state’s teacher certification exam may be used to meet Washington’s basic skills or content knowledge test requirement.
If you have documentation which clearly shows you passed the exam, you may email, fax, or mail a copy of those results to the Professional Certification Office at Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Below you will find detailed information regarding both the basic skills and content knowledge requirement. Out-of-state applicants who hold an out-of-state certificate may meet Washington certification requirement by successfully completing other states’ content knowledge exams. Even if a test is listed on this page, it does not guarantee that all tests versions and codes, subject and grade level areas will be accepted.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Applicants with a valid out-of-state teaching license but who do not meet experience requirements may be eligible to receive a three-year, renewable Initial Professional Teaching Certificate if they meet GPA and assessment requirements. Temporary Teaching Certificates are issued to candidates working to meet requirements for full licensure. For out-of-state teachers, reciprocity in West Virginia is possible provided applicants have a valid out-of-state teaching certificate, completed a student teaching experience, and completed a state-approved teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited school.

State Assessment Information

Required Assessments: Praxis Core, Praxis PLT, and Praxis Subject Assessments required for most subjects and grade levels.

DOE Website

Reciprocity Guidelines

Out-of-State Pathway
Bachelor’s degree
Completed an approved educator preparation program outside Wisconsin
Seeking Initial WI license
Applicants have completed the testing requirements of a state-approved educator preparation program and are eligible for licensure in that state. Candidates should apply for the Wisconsin license that most closely matches their out-of-state license. Upon application, a review will be completed to determine comparability with Wisconsin preparation, testing, and statutory requirements. https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing/pathways-licensure/oos-pathways#OOS%20elementary

State Assessment Information

Upon application, a review will be completed to determine comparability with Wisconsin preparation, testing, and statutory requirements.

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Reciprocity Guidelines

Wyoming generally recognizes all out-of-state teaching licenses IF the standards the applicant met in his or her state are equivalent to Wyoming licensing standards. Equivalent standards include:

Completion of a regionally or nationally accredited teacher education program
Supervised student teaching
Passing the required test(s) for the state in which you hold a teaching license
Added endorsements are recognized in the same manner as described above Testing may also be required for veteran Wyoming teachers needing to meet Wyoming licensure requirements in content areas identified and for Special Education teachers needing to meet requirements in a specific content area to be “Teacher of Record”.

State Assessment Information

If you were required to take an exam in order to receive a license or certificate in another state or to be eligible for licensure in the state where you completed your educator preparation program, PTSB will accept that exam for licensure in Wyoming. For individuals applying for initial licensure with endorsements in Elementary Education or Social Studies Composite for the very first time, a Praxis II exam is required. Out-of-state applicants will need to complete testing requirements for the state where their educator preparation program is located and not the Praxis II exams for Wyoming.

Elementary Education
Applicants who are seeking endorsement in Elementary Education must take the Praxis II 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam effective 09/01/2014. As of 08/31/2014, the Praxis II 0011/5011 Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment exam will no longer be available to test takers. To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam applicants must receive a passing score on each subtest. Applicants may take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time by selecting 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects when registering. If applicants wish to take or retake an individual subtest, they may register to take just that subtest. Please click on the Praxis Exam Chart link below to see the passing scores for each subtest. Please note that PTSB will still accept the Praxis II exam for Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment exam if you have taken and passed the exam with a passing score of 160.

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.