Standard Secondary (7-12) License (NV)

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Standard Secondary (7-12) License (NV)

Description
The Standard Secondary (7-12) License is the initial license awarded to students upon completion of teacher preparation. This license allows an educator to teach specific academic subjects in grades 7-12.
License Valid for 5 years
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or be a lawful permanent resident of the United States with a valid permanent residency (PR) card.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa

State Information
State: Nevada
Contact Phone: 702-486-6458
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/

Notes
Out-of-state applicant licenses may apply if the grade levels and subject areas match the licensing areas available in Nevada and the out of-state is not temporary, alternative, emergency, provisional, or conditional. However, all U.S. Territory educator licenses will be evaluated on an individual basis and acceptance of the license for reciprocity is not guaranteed. http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/New_Teachers_Out_of_State_Applicants/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): Core Academic Skills exam plus World Language -specific exam required (WL exam required for some languages starting September, 2019)

Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.


Notes
Applicants for licensure will not be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests if they have received a master’s or more advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completed, within five (5) years immediately preceding the date on which their application was submitted, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) prepared and administered by ETS or its equivalent and received a score which was at or above midpoint of the score range in effect at the time of examination.If an applicant meets all other requirements but has not taken the Praxis, he/she may be granted a 3 year non-renewable license with provisions that must be cleared.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Language exams required beginning September 1, 2019

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Certification is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Filipino-Tagalog French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish, TurkishState may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.All single subject majors require thirty (30) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.All single subject minors require sixteen (16) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.All applicants must meet the Secondary Academic requirements in addition to the coursework required for the desired major or minor.Please visit the Praxis testing website for information on required testing. Equivalent testing administered in another state may be substituted for the required Praxis tests.

The Nevada School Law (NSL), Nevada Constitution (NC), and United States Constitution (USC) provisions no longer exist for teacher licensure. The University of Nevada, Reno is no longer administering the associated exams. Please visit https://www.unr.edu/education/academic-programs/teaching-licensure/law/nevada-school-law-exams for a letter of explanation from the Nevada Department of Education.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Online_Portal/



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=nevada

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Background-Process/

Renewal: Renewable
If you are applying or renewing for any Nevada educator license, you must meet the following requirements: Pursuant to NRS.391.060, you must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States with a valid Permanent Resident Card. If you are a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must show either a valid U.S. Passport or a Certificate of Naturalization. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, but have legal immigration status which allows you to work in the United States, you may be licensed as an educator in Nevada only if a Nevada school district or Charter School has offered you employment and provided you with a completed Notification of Offer of Employment form: http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/Educator_Licensure/NotificationofEmployment.pdf.Must complete 6 credit hours at any regionally accredited university that directly apply toward the teaching field or are part of an advanced degree plan. Each credit is equal to 15 hours, which means over the course of the license each educator must obtain ninety (90) hours of continuing education.There are no higher steps in certifications, those with advanced degrees or National Board Certification may be able to waive or substitute certain renewal requirements.

Notes:
Starting in 2018, only online applications will be accepted.
Applicants for an educator license are encouraged to submit fingerprints electronically via Livescan. Once you have submitted your licensure application and payment through OPAL, you will receive a verification email containing a link to a list of Department-approved Livescan vendors. If there is not an approved Livescan location in the area of the state where you live, you will have to submit a fingerprint card in order for us to complete your background check. Most Nevada law enforcement agencies and school districts will not submit fingerprints via Livescan for the Department of Education, but can take your prints and give you a fingerprint card to turn in. The NDE is not able to accept Livescan submissions from any state other than Nevada. If you currently reside in another state and are applying for a Nevada educator license, you must submit a fingerprint card in order for us to complete your background check.If you do not have access to an approved Livescan location, you may submit a fingerprint card to the Office of Educator Licensure, either in person or by mail once you have submitted your licensure application and payment. Fingerprint cards must be FBI form FD-258 or the equivalent. This is to ensure compatibility with machine-reading equipment used by the FBI to analyze the cards. Some law enforcement agencies do not use the FD-258 and do not carry them in stock. In this case you may download and print the card directly from the FBI's website. If you choose to do this, be sure to print the card on lightweight card stock. The Department of Public Safety and the FBI will not accept a fingerprint card printed on standard paper.Foreign Transcript Evaluation in Nevada:http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/New_Teachers_Foreign_Educators/An applicant for a Nevada educator license who submits a foreign transcript (i.e. any transcript issued by a college or university outside the United States) for consideration must submit an evaluation of that transcript performed by an independent evaluation agency which has been approved by the Nevada Commission on Professional Standards in Education (NAC 391.050). That evaluation must include:A photocopy of the transcript(s) evaluated An original course-by-course evaluation showing degree equivalency, completed by an approved evaluation agency. A photocopy of the translation of the transcript(s), if not in English. A transcript from a Canadian college or university is only subject to the requirements above if it is in a language other than English.The Nevada Department of Education will accept foreign transcript evaluations the two credentialing services: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE), or Global Education Group, Inc.


Initial Educator License (WY)

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Initial Educator License (WY)

Description
The Initial Educator License route is for those who have completed a regionally or nationally accredited teacher education program.
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
All states if applicant has completed a nationally accredited teacher program.

State Information
State: Wyoming
Contact Phone: 307-777-7291
For more information please visit the state website: http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Licensure/BecomingLicensed/tabid/65/Default.aspx

Notes
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: Supervised student teaching. Passing the required test(s) for the state in which applicant holds a teaching license. Added endorsements are recognized in the same manner as described above.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: May hold certification and use this route for additional endorsements or may follow this route if not certified.



Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):
  • ACTFL OPI
    Chinese-Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian

Accept Scores from Out of State


English Language Proficiency:


Additional Requirements for this route include the following:




United States Constitution:

Exam(s):

Course needed: U.S. Constitution and US History prior to 1865
Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation












Notes:
State may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.Wyoming accepts all nationally accredited teacher programs as long as they include a student teaching component.ACTFL OPI accepted for Modern World Languages. Passing Score: Advanced Low

Demonstration of Knowledge through ExaminationIf applicant has not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, he/she may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. The Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office. Out of State applicants residing out of state at the time of application may take exams by proxy. To have the test sent to a proctor, please send an email to [email protected] and submit a written request including the proctor’s full name, title and contact information including email and/or mailing address. Proctors must be a school district administrator or a university/college professor. Online study guides for both tests are available.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://wyomingptsb.com/wp-content/uploads/a[[lications/Initial-Reinstatement.pdf



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=wyoming

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Renewals are valid for 5 years.All transcripts must be original, in a sealed envelope from the university.

Notes:
Processing time is estimated at 6-8 weeks during summer months. It may be faster during the school year. Processing time is dependent on complete applications.All transcripts must be original, in a sealed envelope from the university.
To request a Fingerprint Packet, please send an email with your Name, Phone Number and Mailing Address with the subject heading FINGERPRINT CARD REQUEST to the following email address: [email protected] MUST be fingerprinted in the state of WYOMING. Applicants can contact a local school district for a recommendation on where to be fingerprinted within your community.Fingerprint Fee of $50.00 must be included with application.International Records must be evaluated by one of the following approved agencies:American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.Foundation For International Services, Inc.International Education Research FoundationJosef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education ConsultantsWorld Education Services, Inc.


Initial License (MA)

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Initial License (MA)

Description
The Initial License for all applicants who have completed a teacher program.
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Massachusetts
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 781-338-6600
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/

Notes
MTEL - Massachusetts Tests for Educator LicensureFor educators prepared outside of the United States, completion of a Panel Review in accordance with Department guidelines is required.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
District Administered Exam
Exam(s): Passing the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills test (reading and writing subtests) is required for all types of licenses (teacher, specialist teacher, support personnel and administrator).


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Required Sheltered English Immerison (SEI) endorsement





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): MTEL subject matter test is required for Chinese (Mandarin), French, Geman, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Competency Review is required for languages where a subject matter test is not offered by MTEL.

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) requirement can be met through one of the following pathways: Enroll in and successfully complete a for-cost course sponsored by an DESE-approved vendor; or Complete a Massachusetts-approved educator preparation program for the applicable license; or Take and pass the SEI MTEL; or Hold an ESL/ELL license in Massachusetts; or Possess a Bachelor's degree in an DESE-approved major or DESE-approved graduate-level training. If you believe that you may qualify for the Endorsement by virtue of having the appropriate degree or graduate level training, you may submit materials to the Office of Educator Licensure for review. Application for the endorsement should be done via the Educator Licensure And Renewal (ELAR) system. http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/elar/how-apply-sei-endorsement.doc



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/common/EducatorWelcomePagePageControl.se
Form at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/Educators/e_license.html?section=k12
Form Mailing Address:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education The Office of Educator Licensure75 Pleasant StreetMalden, MA 02148




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=massachusetts

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/academic-prek-12/advancing-or-renewing-a-license.htmlThe Initial License may be extended once in order to fulfill requirements for Professional License.Downloaded form at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/application.pdfhttp://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/employmentform.pdfConditions for extension:1. Have been employed for five years under a valid initial license2. Official letter by a principal, superintendent, or head administrator validating five years of employment under your Initial license.3. Submit a letter or form outlining plans to complete the requirements for Professional licensure in the next 5 years.

Notes:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/academic-prek12/pk12-application-package.pdfApplicant may find the form under "License and Endorsements: Application / How to Apply"First time applicants must pay a $100 fee for the first license area/level applied for. Any additional license areas/levels will cost $25 each.Processing time is approximate. Applicants can call the Licensure Call Center at 781-338-6600 to hear a general progress report of which applicants are currently being reviewed by the Department.
Before being hired by any Massachusetts school system, applicant must undergo a criminal background check. For recent updates to background record check process see: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/initial-changes-to-eecs-background-record-check-requirements
The Initial License may be extended once in order to fulfill requirements for Professional License.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Old website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/e_license.htmlGood for checking world language requirements. Middle School/Junior High Grades 7-9 (NV)

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Middle School/Junior High Grades 7-9 (NV)

Description
The Middle School/Junior High Grades 7-9 allows an educator to teach specific occupational subjects in grades 7-12.
License Valid for 3 years
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or be a lawful permanent resident of the United States with a valid permanent residency (PR) card.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa

State Information
State: Nevada
Contact Phone: 775-687-9115
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/

Notes
Pursuant to NAC 391.113 candidates would not be qualified to teach 9th grade in a high school setting.Out-of-state applicant licenses may apply if the grade levels and subject areas match the licensing areas available in Nevada and the out of-state is not temporary, alternative, emergency, provisional, or conditional, however, all U.S. Territory educator licenses will be evaluated on an individual basis and acceptance of the license for reciprocity is not guaranteed.http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Reciprocity/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
CBEST can substitute for Praxis. Praxis can be waived with the (GRE) and a completed undergraduate degree with a 3.0+ GPA identified on an official transcript.If an applicant meets all other requirements but has not taken the Praxis, he/she may be granted a 3 year non-renewable license with provisions that must be cleared.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:




United States Constitution:

Exam(s):

Course needed: EDU 210 (NSL) ,HIS 100 (NC/USC) ,HIS 101 (USC),HIS 102 ,PSC 101 (NC/USC)
Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation












Notes:
Certification is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Filipino-Tagalog French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish, TurkishState may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.All single subject majors require thirty (30) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.All single subject minors require sixteen (16) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.All applicants must meet the Secondary Academic requirements in addition to the coursework required for the desired major or minor.Please visit the Praxis testing website for information on required testing. Equivalent testing administered in another state may be substituted for the required Praxis tests.

US Constitution Exam provided at University of Nevada, Reno. Coursework listed may be used to waive exam requirements.If an applicant is unable to take the Nevada and U.S. Constitution test prior to applying for a license, he/she will be issued a 3 year license with provisions that must be removed.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Apply_for_a_License/
Form Mailing Address:
Carson City700 E. Fifth StreetCarson City, NV 89701-5096




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=nevada

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Forms/

Renewal: Renewable
Fingerprint cards must be resubmitted and will have a separate fee depending on the law enforcement agency where they are obtainedMust complete 6 credit hours at any regionally accredited university that directly apply toward the teaching field or are part of an advanced degree plan.There are no higher steps in certifications, those with advanced degrees or National Board Certification may be able to waive or substitute certain renewal requirements.

Notes:
If mailing application, it must be notarized prior to mailing.
Applicants may be fingerprinted at any law enforcement agency including those in U.S.territories, foreign countries, and rural Nevada. Applicants must provide two (2) forms of legal identification (i.e., passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card, etc.).Most agencies charge a fee for fingerprinting, but it is best to call ahead to confirm the location’s address, fees, and any special requirements. Current Nevada locations for fingerprinting http://www.nvrepository.state.nv.us/fingerprints.shtmlOne completed FBI fingerprint card FD-258Foreign Transcript Evaluation in Nevada:http://teachers.nv.gov/Basic_Qualifications/Applicants must submit an English evaluation of their foreign transcripts. The evaluation reflects the quality of the foreign school attended, the equivalency of the applicant’s coursework to the appropriate degree, and the equivalency of the applicant’s international scores to a U.S. grade (if applicable).


Temporary Limited License (MN)

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Temporary Limited License (MN)

Description
The Temporary Limited License is issued to a candidate who either (1) Has a completed BA with at least a minor in the content area but who has not yet completed an approved teacher program, provided that a hiring school district verifies its inability to hire an appropriately licensed teacher for the position, or (2) Has completed a Minnesota teacher preparation program but has not yet passed all required licensure exams.
License Valid for 1 year
Must have at least a minor in the certification area requested.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Minnesota
Contact Phone: 651-582-8691
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.education.state.mn.us/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
Must have at least a minor in the Content Language. Applicants must pass required exams to upgrade to Full License.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required















Notes:
Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll in a teacher program.Other listed languages: Norwegian, Native American: Ojibwe, Swedish



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Online at: https://w1.education.state.mn.us/MIDMSWEB/MDELogin.html

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Enrollment in Internship
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://www.naces.org/members.htm

Background Check
Required
Online at: https://w1.education.state.mn.us/MIDMSWEB/MDELogin.html

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Lic/Renew/index.htmLimited license may be renewed a maximum of 2 times to allow teacher to finish teacher program and tests/coursework under the Full Professional Teachers License.Sufficient progress on complete teacher program and all required tests. A designated administrator of the employing public school district or charter school signs the Limited Full-Time License Information/District Information form.

Notes:
Application information:https://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedFiles/Level_2/Content/Records/Programs/TEACHER_LICENSURE_ONLINE_APPLICATION_PROCECURES.pdf
Fingerprint card requests available from Student Services, 612-625-3339; or Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Personnel Licensing, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113; 651-582-8691.Teacher must agree to terms of certification.


Professional Certificate (WA)

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Professional Certificate (WA)

Description
The Professional Certificate is the advanced level regular certificate. Most applicants receive this certificate after holding a residency certificate and working as an educator in Washington.
Certificate Valid for 1 Year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Washington
Contact Phone: 360-725-6400
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/ProCert.aspx

Notes
Reciprocity: According to WAC 180-79A-257 out-of-state candidates for the Professional Certificate may qualify if they have completed an advanced level certification procedure approved by the state board of education as equivalent to that required in Washington for the Professional Certificate.Teachers holding an Oregon Continuing Teaching License (CTL) or Professional Teaching License (PTL) issued since January 1999 have completed a procedure considered comparable to Washington’s Professional Certificate Program (accepted until 07/01/2017) or the Wisconsin Masters Educator License. No other state certification procedures have been identified as comparable by the State Board of Education.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. CBEST, NES, Praxis I also accepted. See Notes.
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. CBEST, NES, Praxis I also accepted. See Notes.


Notes
Applicants who have not completed a state approved teacher program may apply for a Residency Certificate if they can verify 3 years of K-12 teaching outside Washington and a regular teaching certificate in another state. Passing scores on these exams may waive the WEST B: ACTSATCBEST (California)NES (Oregon) Praxis I (PPST) - Reading, Writing, MathApplicants with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificate are exempt from WEST B.If completing WEST B, use report code #399 to have a score sent to OSPI. Do not call OSPI or ESD offices for test information.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
3 Years of Teaching out of state with Valid out of state teaching cert.
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Applicants must have either completed a state approved teacher program or have completed 3 years of teaching outside of Washington and hold a valid teaching certificate outside of Washington.Applicants must complete the West E (Designated World Languages) AND the ACTFL OPI and WPT with Passing Scores of Advanced-Low. WEST–E exemption. Applicants with National Board Certificate are exempt from the WEST–E requirement if there is a direct equivalency between the endorsements and the National Board Certificate, as approved by the PESB and published by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).ACTFL does not administer tests for Latin. For Latin, a candidate must take the new WEST-E: DWL and the WEST-E: Latin.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=washington

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
To move to the next step: Professional Certificate, a teacher must be teaching in Washington AND must complete the ProTeach Portfolio OR must hold a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Notes:

Applicants must e-mail: [email protected] with a mailing address for the fingerprint card package.All nine educational service district (ESD) offices within Washington state can process fingerprints electronically using live-scan technology. Livescan also available at: , Washington State UniversityCentral Washington UniversityWestern Washington University Cost for background check and finger printing is $43.00Transcript evaluation required for foreign degrees. US BA Equivalency must be shown.


Transitional License (DC)

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Transitional License (DC)

Description
The Transitional License is for applicants who hold a full valid out-of-state teaching license and has completed an applicable teacher education program and only needs to complete DC’s testing requirements.
License Valid for 1 year
Applicant has never been previously employed as a DC public school teacher

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: District of Columbia
Contact Name: Educator Credential Office
Contact Phone: 202-741-5881
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://osse.dc.gov/teacher-licensure

Notes
May only be requested by a DC local education agency.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of State Certification





Notes
As of 2016, Basic Skills Exams are not required.















Notes:
Candidate has completed a degree major in the content area of the teaching assignment OR candidate has verification of completion of a state-approved teacher education program in the applicable subject area



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=district-of-columbia

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Applicants with a Transitional License must complete requirements for Regular II or I License including enrolling/completing a teacher education program and all required exams.

Notes:
Applicants not eligible for a Regular I or II license must be hired by a DC LEA/school district or school to be eligible for a Transitional license. Please contact the school district’s personnel office for more information on obtaining a Transitional license.
Criminal history record/background required with application. If employed in a DC Public School, visit:http://osse.dc.gov/publication/procedures-obtain-personal-criminal-history-report-dcps-employees-7-7If NOT employed in a DC Public School, visit:http://osse.dc.gov/publication/non-dcps-employee-background-check


Second Initial Teacher Certificate (AK)

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Second Initial Teacher Certificate (AK)

Description
The Second Initial Teacher Certificate is awarded to applicants who have held an Initial or Provisional teacher certificate, passed approved exams and completed teacher preparation requirements.
Certificate Valid for 3 Years
Applicant must have never held a Reemployment teacher certificate in Alaska.If the applicant has held a Professional or regular Type A teacher certificate, the certificate must have expired more than a year prior to the date of application.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Alaska
Contact Name: Sondra Meredith
Contact Phone: 907-465-8663
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/initial.html

Notes
A Second Initial teacher certificate is not eligible for an extension and is not renewable.If the applicant has held a Professional or regular Type A teacher certificate, the certificate must have expired more than a year prior to the date of application.Alaska is a NASDTEC member, however all out of state applications will be carefully reviewed. Additional courses/documentation may be required.If Alaska Studies and Alaska Multicultural Studies Coursework is completed at time of application the 3 Year Initial Certificate will be issued. The American Indian Languages Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific American Indian language listed on the document in departmentalized classrooms in preschool, grades kindergarten through 12, and in classes organized primarily for adults.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. See Notes.
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. See Notes.


Notes
See: http://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/praxis.html Alaska accepts the following state Basic Skills Exams: Alabama Work Keys ExamFlorida Teacher Certification Exams - General Knowledge, Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators, Illinois Certification Testing System,Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills, New York State Teacher Certification Liberal Arts and Science Test, Oklahoma General TestFor more information, e-mail the Teacher Certification Office at [email protected]

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Alaska does not accept transcript analysis or testing to meet teacher program requirements.Completion of a teacher preparation program must be verified by an Institutional Recommendation AND transcripts, or a State Recommendation.Praxis II is required for French, German, Spanish.ACTFL For Chinese, Japanese, and Russian only. ACTFL OPI Passing Score: --Advanced Mid or higherACTFL WPT Passing Score: --Advanced Mid or higher



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/apply.html



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=alaska

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:




GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicant must also complete an approved Alaska studies course (three semester hours)Applicant must also complete an approved Alaska multicultural course (three semester hours)Applicant must also complete six (6) semester hours of coursework completed in the five years prior to application (recency credit)See: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/initial2.html Emergency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

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Emergency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

Description
The Emergency Preliminary Certificate is for those who do not meet Initial Educator or Expert Residency requirements.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Rhode Island
Contact Name: Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Contact Phone: 401-222-8892
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

Notes
The certificate can only be obtained through the requesting employing agency and if there are no qualified candidates.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
Applicant has sufficient subject matter preparation to teach in the field but has not demonstrated the level of knowledge through the content assessment.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required















Notes:
Subject matter competence is determined by the employing agency.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher



Renewal: Renewable
May be renewed up to 3 times. Online renewal information can be found at ttp://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx#22651-applicationsformPrior to first renewal applicant must pass subject matter test AND be enrolled in a preparation program if there is an approved Rhode Island program or has developed a credential development plan if there is not an approved Rhode Island programBeginning with the second renewal, progress in the preparation program must be demonstrated. If there is no approved Rhode Island preparation program, the applicant must demonstrate progress towards the completion of the credential development plan.

Notes:
Application will be made through the employing school district.



GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The Emergency Preliminary Certificate is issued to an applicant who has adequate content or knowledge of field preparation to fill the position while working towards the completion of requirements for full certification. Educator License, Class 1 Professional (MT)

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Educator License, Class 1 Professional (MT)

Description
Class 1 licensure requires verification of an master's degree in an endorsable teaching area, and 3 years of professional teaching experience as an appropriately licensed and endorsed teacher in an accredited K-12 school system
License Valid for 5 Years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Montana
Contact Phone: 406-444-3150
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://opi.mt.gov/Cert/Index.html

Notes
Teacher programs that grant certification via testing are not considered valid.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
BA Degree + MA Degree



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): Test is required for admission to preparation program.
Math:
Exam(s): Test is required for admission to preparation program.


Notes
A master's degree in education or an endorsable teaching area(s) from aregionally accredited college or university or certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is required.Basic proficiency in English and Math are considered to have been covered and tested in the teacher program. No additional evidence required.Educator preparation programs must be accredited by NCATE, CAEP, or the program must be state approved from a regionally accredited college or university.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: 20 Semester Hours in Content Language
Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Course work will be evaluated by the Office of Public Instruction. Irish is also available as a licensed content area. Montana will evaluate coursework and experience on application.Native American languages: Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree, Crow, Dakota, Gros Ventre, Kootenia, Little Shell, Salish, Sioux



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/cert/Class1_2_3Application.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Montana Office of Public Instruction Attn: Educator Licensure P.O. Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620-2501




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/cert/EvalForeignTranscript.pdf

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:
Fingerprint fee: $27.25.
1. Request a fingerprint card from your local law enforcement office or other agency offering fingerprinting services. 2. With a pen, complete the highlighted sections which apply to you. 3. Complete the fingerprinting by the method available from law enforcement office 4. Mail the completed fingerprint card to: Montana Department of Justice PO Box 201403 Helena, MT 59620-1403 Include a check for $27.25, payable to the DOJ.DO NOT FOLD THE COMPLETED FINGERPRINT CARD.Transcript Evaluation is required for foreign degree. Montana works most closely with: AACRAO International Education Services World Education Services, Inc (WES) Educational Credential Evaluators, IncMontana may accept evaluations from other agencies, granted all documents are provided.


First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate (WA)

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First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate (WA)

Description
The First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate is granted for those who have completed a sovereign tribal government’s language/culture teacher certification program and met additional requirements.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Washington
Contact Name: Office Of Superintendent Of Public InstructionProfessional Certification
Contact Phone: 360 725 6400
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/FirstPeoplesLanguage.aspx

Notes
Applicants for the First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate complete the following requirements: Must present evidence of good moral character and personal fitness.Must have completed a sovereign tribal government’s language/culture teacher certification program.Must have completed a course or coursework relating to issue of abuse.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:




Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
Applicant must complete a sovereign tribal government's language/culture teacher certification program.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Tribal Government Program








Additional Requirements for this route include the following:








Teaching English As a Second Language:


Child Abuse: Required





Notes:
Tribes Represented: Cowlitz, Colville, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Puyallup, Spokane, Tulalip



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/certapp/4024.pdf



Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:




GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The purpose of establishing the pilot program for the certification of teachers of First Peoples’ languages/cultures is to contribute to the prevention, recovery, revitalization, and promotion of First Peoples’ languages and provide the opportunity for tribal children to learn their language while at school. Provisional License (HI)

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Provisional License (HI)

Description
This license is for teachers who have completed a teacher preparation program and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements but do not hold a license in any state. This is the initial license issued to all educators who have less than three years of contracted, full time teaching experience.
License Valid for 3 Year
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Hawaii
Contact Name: Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board
Contact Phone: 808-586-2603
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): Exams or BA
Math:
Exam(s): Exams or BA


Notes
Praxis Core, SAT, ACT, or BA (Awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education: submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution showing you graduated with a bachelor’s degree)

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.










Notes:
Any of these options may be used in lieu of a content or subject assessment in the language:National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content field;ORContent major consisting of a minimum of 30 semester hours in the language for a bachelor’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; ORA minimum of 30 semester hours in the language from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division level;ORA master’s, specialist or doctoral degree in the language awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://htsb.ehawaii.gov/htsb-renewals/welcome.html



Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:




University Intern Teaching Credential (CA)

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University Intern Teaching Credential (CA)

Description
University Intern Teaching Credentials are issued to individuals who have enrolled at a college or university in a Commission-approved intern program.
Credential Valid for 2 Years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: California
Contact Phone: 916-322-4971
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Notes
University Intern Teaching Credential programs are one to two-years administered by California colleges and universities in partnership with local employing agencies and are designed to provide participants with classroom experience while they complete course work requirements for the preliminary credential.University Intern Teaching Credentials authorize the holder to serve, under the supervision of a Commission approvedcollege or university and the holder’s employer, in the area or subject listed on the credential.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
District Administered Exam
Exam(s): One exam is required. SAT, ACT and AP exams are also accepted. See Notes.
Math:
District Administered Exam
Exam(s): One exam is required. SAT, ACT and AP exams are also accepted. See Notes.


Notes
Basic Skills Requirement:The SAT, ACT, AP Language/Literature, AP Statistics, AP Calculus (I, II) are accepted.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Coursework to be completed with the teacher preparation program.



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
1 years. Teaching Experience must be in Content Language.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): One exam is required.

Course needed: 3 year or higher degree from foreign institution in which all instruction was in content language




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Part of Teacher Program




United States Constitution:

Course needed: 2 Semester Units or 3 Quarter Units




Reading:

Part of Teacher Program




Teaching English As a Second Language:

Part of Teacher Program


Child Abuse: Required, Part of Teacher Program

Technology:

Part of Teacher Program






Notes:
CA will accept the ACTFL OPI, WPT for language exams not offered by the CSET. Bilingual Authorization is Required: CSET: (Content Language) + CSET World Languages Subtest IV (http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_cset.asp)

US Constitution requirement: Applicants choose to take and pass an examination given by a regionally-accredited college or university.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
The school district must provide evidence that the candidate has had 3 years or more of instruction at the college level in the content language or the candidate must submit proof of passing the CTEL/BCLAD Exams. More information can about exams can be found at: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredVaries by District

Copy of Tuberculosis Test Report: RequiredVaries by District

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/41-ls.pdf

Notes:
Form Mailing Address: Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certification Division1900 Capitol AvenueSacramento, California 95811-4213Bilingual/Biliterate requirement is one or the other. A University Language Exit Exam can be used to qualify for this.
Live Scan 41 LS form or Two finger print cards FD 258 Form needed for background check.Teacher must agree to terms of certification.


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American Indian Languages Teacher License (OR)

Description
An American Indian languages teaching license qualifies the holder to accept a teaching position in a school district, public charter school, education service district, community college or public university listed in ORS.
License Valid for 3 Years
Applicant must have teaching assignment.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Oregon
Contact Phone: 503-378-3586
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.tspc.oregon.gov/licensure/licensure.asp

Notes
A holder of an American Indian languages teaching license who does not also have a teaching license issued under ORS may not teach in a school district or education service district any subject other than the American Indian language the holder of the license is approved to teach by the tribe.There are 7 active American Indian Languages Teacher Licenses.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:








Notes
No college required. The commission may not require an applicant to hold a specific academic degree, to complete a specific amount of education or to complete a teacher education program to receive an American Indian languages teaching license.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:












Other Exam(s):




Notes:
American Indian Languages Teacher Endorsements include: Cayuse/Nez Perce, Chinuk Wawa, Ichishkiin, Klamath, Numu, Umatilla, Walla WallaThere are 9 Tribes recognized in Oregon: Burns Paiute Tribe, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw; Coquille Indian Tribe; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians; Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Klamath Tribes; Confederated Tribes of Siletz; Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission250 Division St NE Salem, OR 97301


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment



Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
See the link for required forms: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspxAn American Indian languages teaching license shall be valid for 3 years and may be renewed upon application from the holder of the license.Professional development is required. Contact Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for more information.

Notes:
Joint application required. Once an applicant is hired on by district, they must co-apply.Regular C-1 application and payment is required.
Fingerprint Handler Sheet required. Processing fee $57.00


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
As used in this subsection, technical assistance program means a program provided to an American Indian languages teacher by a licensed teacher with 3 or more years of teaching experience. A technical assistance program may include direct classroom observation and consultation, assistance in instructional planning and preparation, support in implementation and delivery of classroom instruction, and other assistance intended to enhance the professional performance and development of the American Indian languages teacher.The holder of an American Indian languages teaching license who does not also have an administrative license, teaching license or registration issued under Oregon Law, and who is employed by a school district, public charter school or education service district shall participate in a technical assistance program with a person holding a teaching license issued by the commission. The technical assistance program shall meet the guidelines specified in Oregon Law. Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language (NV)

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Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language (NV)

Description
The Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language allows an educator to teach Great Basin Native American Language either at the grade level of his or her existing license, or at any grade level K-12.


State Information
State: Nevada
Contact Phone: 775-687-9115
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:








Notes
Applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: Applicant must have completed 6 semester hours of course work that included, without limitation: Professional education and teaching methodology; or the study of Native American languages..





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:










Notes:
Content Language ProficiencyApplicant must be certified as a fluent speaker of the language that the person proposes to teach by: A council of a tribe of Native Americans who speak that language; or a qualified official of a university or college.The applicant must submit written documentation verifying the applicant’s certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach.A person who does not possess a high school diploma or its equivalent OR 6 semester hours of coursework including professional education and teaching methodology, or the study of Native American languages, but has been certified as a fluent speaker of the language by a council of a tribe of Native Americans who speak the language or from a qualified official of a university or college, may teach a course in a Great Basin Native American language without an endorsement if a licensed teacher is present in the classroom during the instruction. Written documentation of the person’s certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach must be provided to the Department before the person may begin teaching.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Apply_for_a_License/
Form Mailing Address:
Carson City700 E. Fifth StreetCarson City, NV 89701-5096




Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Forms/

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:

Applicants may be fingerprinted at any law enforcement agency including those in U.S.territories, foreign countries, and rural Nevada. Applicants must provide two (2) forms of legal identification (i.e., passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card, etc.).Most agencies charge a fee for fingerprinting, but it is best to call ahead to confirm the location’s address, fees, and any special requirements. Current Nevada locations for fingerprinting http://www.nvrepository.state.nv.us/fingerprints.shtmlOne completed FBI fingerprint card FD-258


Initial Certificate (ID)

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Initial Certificate (ID)

Description
The Initial Certificate allows applicants to teach in the appropriate recommended subjects. This certificate may be awarded through a teacher education program, the Interim Certificate or a non-traditional route.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Idaho
Contact Name: Certification/Professional Standards Commission
Contact Phone: 208-332-6882
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/index.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program







Notes
All preparation programs must meet CAEP Standards in order to be considered an approved program. As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Course needed: 20 semester credit hours to include a minimum of 12 upper division credits taken within the last 10 years; course work must include 2 or more of the following areas: Grammar, Conversation, Composition, Culture, and Literature; andcourse work in Foreign Language Methods. This may be accepted in lieu of exam(s).




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:






Reading:

Course needed: Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course






Technology:

Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation






Notes:
Applicants may take either Praxis II World Languages or ACTFL OPI exam



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/graduates.html
Form Mailing Address:
State Department of EducationTeacher Certification/Professional StandardsPO Box 83720Boise, ID 83720-0027




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Teachers may apply for renewal after 5 years. See http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/renewal.html

Notes:
$35 Fingerprinting feeUse Form B1 to apply
All adults working in Idaho public schools (certificated and non-certificated), or applying for certification, are currently required to have the results of a background investigation check on file with the State Department of Education.Please send an email to [email protected] with your mailing address to obtain an Idaho State Department of Education fingerprint card, or visit us at 650 W. State St, Second Floor, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm to pick one up. You must fingerprint on an Idaho SDE fingerprint card.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
American Indian Certificate (ID)

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American Indian Certificate (ID)

Description
An American Indian languages teaching authorization will qualify the authorized individual to accept a teaching position or assignment in any school district of the state that offers or permits courses in an American Indian language.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
A holder of an American Indian languages teaching authorization who does not also have a teaching certificate may not teach any subject other than the American Indian language for which he or she is authorized to teach.
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Idaho
Contact Name: Certification/Professional Standards Commission
Contact Phone: 208-332-6882
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/

Notes
Each Indian tribe will provide to the state board of education the names of those highly and uniquely qualified individuals who have been designated to teach the tribe's native language. Upon receiving the names of American Indian languages teachers designated by an Indian tribe, the state board is directed to authorize those individuals as American Indian languages teachers according to board rules.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:








Notes
The state board of education shall not require an American Indian languages teacher who has obtained tribal designation to teach a native language to hold a specific academic degree or to complete a teacher education program.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:










Notes:
Each Indian tribe may establish its own oral and written qualification test.Idaho Tribes:-Coeur d' Alene-Kootenai-Nez Perce-Northwest Band of Shoshone Nation-Shoshone-Bannock-Shoshone-Paiute



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/initial_cert_cred.htm
Form Mailing Address:
State Department of EducationTeacher Certification/Professional StandardsPO Box 83720Boise, ID 83720-0027




Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/criminal_history.htm

Renewal: Renewable
Teachers may renew after 5 years. Please follow the regular renewal rules for current certificate holders at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/renewal.html

Notes:
$40 Fingerprinting fee
All adults working in Idaho public schools (certificated and non-certificated), or applying for certification, are currently required to have the results of a background investigation check on file with the State Department of Education.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Lakota Dakota Nakota Certificate (SD)

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Lakota Dakota Nakota Certificate (SD)

Description
The Lakota Dakota Nakota Certificate is an initial certificate to teach Lakota, Dakota and/or Nakota.
Certificate
Non-citizens who are legally permitted to remain in the country are not required to sign the oath of allegiance on the application, but must submit a copy of his/her green card or visa.
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: South Dakota
Contact Name: Carla Leingang
Contact Phone: 605-773-3134
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:






Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Course needed: At least a 3-semester hour methodology course directly related to teaching Lakota, Dakota, or Nakota language..














Notes:
The teacher program must certify that the applicant has demonstrated proficiency in the Native American Language authorization in oral and written skills and has knowledge of and experience in the culture and history of the Lakota, Dakota, or Nakota. Official transcript are required to verify the Lakota language methods course.No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Institution
Form at: http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/documents/Lakotaapp.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Department of Education, Certification, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:
Processing time is estimated.Applicants must complete sections on the application, including the Applicant Conduct Review Statement. Then they must must mail the fee and application to the university where they completed the language authorizationprogram and request that the program complete the university statement sections. Applicants must include the $36 fee in the form of money order, or cashier’s or personal check. It is nonrefundable and payable to the South Dakota Department of Education.The program will apply on behalf of the applicant.
All persons hired by a school district (either directly or by contract/agreement) shall submit to a criminal background check investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Certificates will not be issued to anyone in child support arrears according to SDCL 25-7A-56.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Lakota, Dakota or Nakota Language Authorization Programs DirectorySisseton/Wahpeton Community CollegePO Box 689Sisseton, SD 57262Chairperson - Dakota Language: Olivia EastmanCertifying Officer/Education: Steve HeydPhone: (605) 742-1116Fax: (605) 698-3132Email: [email protected] Oglala Lakota CollegePO Box 490Kyle, SD 57752-0490Chairperson - Lakota Language: Karen Lone HillCertifying Officer/Education: Tom RaymondPhone: (605) 455-6000Fax: (605) 455-2787Email: [email protected] Sitting Bull College1341 92nd StFort Yates, ND 58538Chairperson - Lakota Language: Michael MooreCertifying Officer/Education: Laurel VermillionPhone: (701) 854-8021Fax: (701) 854-8197Email: [email protected] Sinte Gleska UniversityPO Box 8Mission, SD 57555Chairperson - Lakota Language: Stanley Red Bird, Jr.Certifying Officer/Education: Cheryl MedearisPhone: (605) 856-8117Fax: (605) 856-2011Email: [email protected] of South Dakota414 E. ClarkVermillion, SD 57069-2390Chairperson - Languages: Susan J. WolfePhone: (605) 677-5357Fax: (605) 677-6651Email: [email protected] Professional Educator Class II Certificate (VI)

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Professional Educator Class II Certificate (VI)

Description
An applicant holding a national certification, or acceptable certification from another jurisdiction, has met the assessment requirements, as appropriate, and holds a master's degree may apply for this certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
An out-of-state certificate and experience will satisfy the specialization and professional preparation requirements for issuance of a Professional Class I or Class II certificate, if the applicant holds a valid standard certificate, issued by a state with which the Virgin Islands Board of Education has signed an Interstate Agreement in a covered area that is comparable to a Virgin Islands coverage area.Graduates of approved teacher education programs within the last five (5) years under the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC) must submit a copy of their certificate and, if applicable, a successful professional experience statement. Graduates of these approved programs, who are seeking a teaching position as secondary educators must have also taken the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments and Specialty Area Test.

State Information
State: Virgin Islands
Contact Name: Virgin Islands Board of Education
Contact Phone: 340-774-4546 (St. Thomas) / 340-772-4144 (St. Croix)
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.vide.vi/general-certification-requirements.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
BA Degree + MA Degree





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Course needed: 26 semester hours of professional education including Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Methods (Minimum 8 Semester Credit Hours in Content Language), Educational Technology, Special Ed, and Student Teaching..





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: College major and/or 30 credits for a foreign language certification, including coursework in elementary, intermediate and advanced grammar and conversation, literature, culture and civilization.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Part of TEP














Notes:
Secondary school applicants with less than 30 credits in their Content Language, but more than 15 credits in that area, can take the Praxis II exam in that Content Language to show competency.

Applicants must complete a course in Virgin Islands History within the first year of employment.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.teachusvi.net/FORMS/backgroundcheck.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Applicants must request official renewal application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.A minimum of 90 contact hours of approved continuing educationactivities or 6 graduate level college credits is required. Such hours may include a combination of Continuing Education Units (CEU) or CEU-equivalents or any successfully completed graduate course from an accredited institution in an area related to the Content Language.

Notes:
Applicants must request official application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Applicants must provide a physician's certificate of good health as part of the application.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The University of the Virgin Islands is the only U.S. Virgin Islands institution that offers undergraduate and graduate level courses to meet certification requirements.http://www.uvi.edu/academics/education/programs/secondary-teach-prep/default.aspx Professional Educator Class I Certificate (Alternative Route) (VI)

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Professional Educator Class I Certificate (Alternative Route) (VI)

Description
Applicants must be employed under emergency placement in the Virgin Islands or provide proof of former or current employment in a private or parochial school, with a satisfactory or better performance rating.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Virgin Islands
Contact Name: Virgin Islands Board of Education
Contact Phone: 340-774-4546 (St. Thomas) / 340-772-4144 (St. Croix)
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.vide.vi/general-certification-requirements.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
BA + Major or a graduate degree in the Content Language is required.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Course needed: 20 semester hours of theoretical and practical knowledge in the developmental needs of elementary students, the needs of the exceptional child, methods and materials of instruction in math, language arts, educational technology, classroom management.
A uniquely designed clinical assessment based upon the practice and understanding of equality of educational opportunity and in accordance with other approved guidelines by the University of the Virgin Islands.





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: College major and/or 30 credits for a world language certification, including coursework in elementary, intermediate and advanced grammar and conversation, literature, culture and civilization.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Part of TEP














Notes:


Applicants must complete a course in Virgin Islands History within the first year of employment.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.teachusvi.net/FORMS/backgroundcheck.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Applicants must request official renewal application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.Applicants are eligible to upgrade to the Class II Certificate when they have completed a master's degree or at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit.

Notes:
Applicants must request official application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Applicants must provide a physician's certificate of good health as part of the application.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The University of the Virgin Islands is the only U.S. Virgin Islands institution that offers undergraduate and graduate level courses to meet certification requirements.http://www.uvi.edu/academics/education/programs/secondary-teach-prep/default.aspx Professional Educator Class I Certificate (VI)

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Professional Educator Class I Certificate (VI)

Description
Professional Educator Class I Certificates are issued to professionals with bachelor's degrees in each discipline for which the professionals qualify.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Virgin Islands
Contact Name: Virgin Islands Board of Education
Contact Phone: 340-774-4546 (St. Thomas) / 340-772-4144 (St. Croix)
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.vide.vi/general-certification-requirements.html

Notes
An out-of-state certificate and experience will satisfy the specialization and professional preparation requirements for issuance of a Professional Class I or Class II certificate, if the applicant holds a valid standard certificate, issued by a state with which the Virgin Islands Board of Education has signed an Interstate Agreement in a covered area that is comparable to a Virgin Islands coverage area.Graduates of approved teacher education programs within the last five (5) years under the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC) must submit a copy of their certificate and, if applicable, a successful professional experience statement. Graduates of these approved programs, who are seeking a teaching position as secondary educators must have also taken the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments and Specialty Area Test.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Course needed: 26 semester hours of professional education including Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Methods (Minimum 8 Semester Credit Hours in Content Language), Educational Technology, Special Ed, and Student Teaching..





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: College major and/or 30 credits for a world language certification, including coursework in elementary, intermediate and advanced grammar and conversation, literature, culture and civilization.


English Language Proficiency:


Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Part of TEP














Notes:
Secondary school applicants with less than 30 credits in their Content Language, but more than 15 credits in that area, can take the Praxis II exam in that Content Language to show competency.

Applicants must complete a course in Virgin Islands History within the first year of employment.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.teachusvi.net/FORMS/backgroundcheck.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Applicants must request official renewal application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.Applicants are eligible to upgrade to the Class II Certificate when they have completed a master's degree or at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit.Applicants must provide proof of 30 months of successful professional work in the field of education during the past 5 years AND a minimum of 12 semester credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree in the Content Language or an area directly related to the language.

Notes:
Applicants must request official application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Applicants must provide a physician's certificate of good health as part of the application.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The University of the Virgin Islands is the only U.S. Virgin Islands institution that offers undergraduate and graduate level courses to meet certification requirements.http://www.uvi.edu/academics/education/programs/secondary-teach-prep/default.aspx Provisional Certificate-Alternate Route (Certificado Provisional- Ruta Alterna) (PR)

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Provisional Certificate-Alternate Route (Certificado Provisional- Ruta Alterna) (PR)

Description
The Provisional Certificate -Alternate Route Idiomas Extranjeros (Foreign Language) certification is available for grades K-12. Contact Puerto Rico Department of Education for list of language certificates available. Only French and English information available.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Puerto Rico
Contact Name: Office of Teacher Certification
Contact Phone: 787-759-2000
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.de.gobierno.pr/soy-maestro/161-soy-maestro/certificacion-de-maestros/311-certificacion-de-maestros-y-otros-requisitos



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.8

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
3.0 GPA, beginning 2016-2017

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Course needed: 15 basic education credits, including the philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of education..
2 years teaching in the subject area at a public or private school in lieu of student teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: 21 undergraduate or 18 graduate credits OR master's or doctorate degree in the subject to be taught, including teaching methodology.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Have passed a course on the Nature of the Exceptional Child, including the concepts of Assistive Technology and Inclusion.










Technology:

Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation
Have passed a course on the Integration of Technology in Education, including the issue of identifying reliable sources of information and adapting the curriculum.






Notes:


Successful completion of a Puerto Rico history course and a course of American history .

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.gobierno.pr/citizenportal/040-007-000-000.htm?TRX=040007000000

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:
-Health Certificate on the official form for such purposes provided by the Department of Education.-Birth Certificate-Certificate of child support payment

Upon completion of all program and teaching requirements, apply for the Regular Teacher Certificate (Certificado Regular De Maestro).

Regular Teacher Certificate (Certificado Regular De Maestro) (PR)

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Regular Teacher Certificate (Certificado Regular De Maestro) (PR)

Description
The Provisional Certificate -Alternate Route Idiomas Extranjeros (Foreign Language) certification is available for grades K-12. Contact Puerto Rico Department of Education for list of language certificates available. Only French and English information available.
Certificate Valid for 6 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Puerto Rico
Contact Name: Office of Teacher Certification
Contact Phone: 787-759-2000
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.de.gobierno.pr/soy-maestro/161-soy-maestro/certificacion-de-maestros/311-certificacion-de-maestros-y-otros-requisitos



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.8



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
3.0 GPA, beginning 2016-2017

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: 21 undergraduate or 18 graduate credits OR master's or doctorate degree in the subject to be taught.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Have passed a course on the Nature of the Exceptional Child, including the concepts of Assistive Technology and Inclusion.










Technology:

Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation
Have passed a course on the Integration of Technology in Education, including the issue of identifying reliable sources of information and adapting the curriculum.






Notes:


Successful completion of a Puerto Rico history course and a course of American history .

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.pr.gov/Attachments/pdf/081%20-%20solicitud%20de%20certificaci%C3%B3n%20de%20maestros%20por%20especialidades%20o%20programas1.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Urb. Industrial Tres Monjitas Ave. Teniente César González Esq. CalafHato Rey, PR 00919-0759




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.gobierno.pr/citizenportal/040-007-000-000.htm?TRX=040007000000

Renewal: Renewable


Notes:
-Health Certificate on the official form for such purposes provided by the Department of Education.-Birth Certificate-Certificate of child support payment

Information on Renewal: http://www.de.gobierno.pr/161-soy-maestro/certificacion-de-maestros/321-renovacion-del-certificado-de-maestro

Expert Residency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

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Expert Residency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

Description
The Expert Residency Preliminary Certificate is for those who demonstrate sufficient preparation in subject matter to be considered for positions as educators while pursuing a path to Full Certification.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Rhode Island
Contact Name: Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Contact Phone: 401-222-8892
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0





Notes
GPA required if applying through credential review.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.
  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (French, German, Latin, Spanish)

Accept Scores from Out of State


English Language Proficiency: http://www.versanttest.com/








Notes:
For non-Praxis listed exams: ACTFL OPIPassing Score: Advanced LowApplicant must pass subject matter exams before applying.

Notice: Applicants prepared in non-English language programs must pass Versant Pro Speaking and Writing English assessmentshttp://www.versanttest.com/

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Rhode Island Department of EducationOffice of Educator Quality and Certification255 Westminster St, 4th FloorProvidence, RI 02903-3400




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=rhode-island

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information can be found at http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx#22651-applicationsformsApplicant must be enrolled in a teacher program or credential development plan before renewing.May advance to Initial or Professional Educator Certificate after meeting all requirements.May be renewed up to 3 times.

Notes:
Use Expert Residency Educator Application link under Preliminary tab.Make check payable to the General Treasurer – State of Rhode Island.During the summer, processing time typically doubles.



Temporary Initial Educator Certification - All Grades World Language Certificate (RI)

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Temporary Initial Educator Certification - All Grades World Language Certificate (RI)

Description
This Temporary Initial Educator Certification is for out-of-state/country applicants who have met all RI requirements except for the assessment exams.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Rhode Island
Contact Name: Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Contact Phone: 401-222-8892
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0





Notes
GPA required if applying through credential review.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:


English Language Proficiency: Notice: Applicants prepared in non-English language programs must pass Versant Pro Speaking and Writing English assessmentshttp://www.versanttest.com/








Notes:
Teacher program OR credential review plan through CRCI required.For non-Praxis listed exams: ACTFL OPIPassing Score: Advanced LowExams not required for Temporary Initial Certification but will be required for Initial Educator Certification. Please see Initial Educator Certification for all RI assessment requirements.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Rhode Island Department of EducationOffice of Educator Quality and Certification255 Westminster St, 4th FloorProvidence, RI 02903-3400




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=rhode-island

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Applicant will be advanced to Initial Educator or Professional Educator Certificate based on evaluation during employment.

Notes:
Use General Educator Application link$50 additional endorsementMake check payable to the General Treasurer – State of Rhode Island.During the summer, processing time typically doubles.



American Indian Languages Credential (CA)

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American Indian Languages Credential (CA)

Description
The American Indian Languages Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific American Indian language listed on the document in departmentalized classrooms in preschool, grades kindergarten through 12, and in classes organized primarily for adults. Tribes supporting this credential are listed: Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc.Karuk TribeLytton Band of Pomo IndiansMorongo Band of Mission IndiansPicayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi IndiansRumsey Band of Wintun IndiansViejas Band of Kumeyaay IndiansWinnemem Wintu Tribe
Credential Valid for 2 years
The American Indian Languages Credential does not authorize instruction in any other subject or setting unless the individual holds an additional, valid teaching credential or permit that authorizes the assignment.
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: California
Contact Phone: 916-322-4971
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ctc.ca.gov



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:




Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:
District Administered Exam.










Notes:
Demonstrated fluency in the tribe’s language based on an oral and written assessment developed and administered by the federally recognized Indian tribe located in California.This must be verified on form CL-894.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/414.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certification Division1900 Capitol AvenueSacramento, California 95811-4213




Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/41-ls.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
The American Indian Languages Credential shall be issued for 2 years then renewed for a 3 year period upon recommendation of the tribal government. Upon completion of 3 years the teacher shall be eligible for a clear teaching credential for the language. Applicants must submit the tribal recommendation and fee.

Notes:
Form CL-894 Recommendation Form/American Indian Languages Credential needed.Applicant must submit an application, fee and recommendation for the credential to the Commissionthrough the federally recognized Indian tribe.
Out-of-state residents must submit two fingerprint cards in lieu of a LiveScan receipt with application. If submitting fingerprint cards, current fingerprint processing fees must accompany the application packet in addition to the application processing fee. Fingerprint cards may be ordered by sending an e-mail to the Commission at [email protected]


Initial Educator Certificate - All Grades World Language Certificate (11512) (RI)

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Initial Educator Certificate - All Grades World Language Certificate (11512) (RI)

Description
The Initial Educator Certificate grants the applicant the ability to teach in state after completing an instate teacher program or meeting all reciprocity requirements.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Rhode Island
Contact Name: Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Contact Phone: 401-222-8892
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

Notes
Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) is an alternative method to the Initial Educator Certificate.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0





Notes
GPA required if applying through credential review.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
60 hours field experience before student teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.
  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (French, German, Latin, Spanish)

Accept Scores from Out of State


English Language Proficiency: http://www.versanttest.com/








Notes:
For non-Praxis listed exams: ACTFL-OPIPassing Score: Advanced LowTeacher program OR credential review plan through CRCI required.Applicants may apply through a Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) credential review plan for the preparation of All Grades World Language Teachers in a specific language.

Applicants prepared in non-English language programs must pass Versant Pro Speaking and Writing English assessments at http://www.versanttest.com/

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Rhode Island Department of EducationOffice of Educator Quality and Certification255 Westminster St, 4th FloorProvidence, RI 02903-3400




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=rhode-island

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information can be found at http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx#22651-applicationsformsIf applicant received 3 ratings of Effective or higher then certificate will be renewed as Professional Educator Certificate.If applicant received 1 rating of Developing or higher and successful professional development then certificate will be renewed as Professional Educator Certificate.If applicant was employed for less than 3 years then certificate will be renewed as Initial Educator Certificate.

Notes:
Use General Educator Application link$50 additional endorsementMake check payable to the General Treasurer – State of Rhode Island.During the summer, processing time typically doubles.

Applicant may only renew only currently valid certificates using the online renewal system. For expired certificates apply using a paper application.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicants may apply through a Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) credential review plan for the preparation of All Grades World Language Teachers in a specific language. Information may be found at http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/PathwaystoRICertification.aspx#23211-credential-review License Based On Equivalency (LBE) (WI)

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License Based On Equivalency (LBE) (WI)

Description
The License Based on Equivalency (LBE) is applicable to those teachers and administrators who hold a valid license in good standing from another state, have at least one year of experience under the license in that state, and an offer of employment from a school in Wisconsin, to apply for a Wisconsin license.
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Wisconsin
Contact Name: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI)
Contact Phone: 608-266-3390
For more information please visit the state website: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/educator-licensing

Notes
It is limited to those applicants who have three years of teaching experience and are unlicensed private or postsecondary teachers, OR applicants who have completed an alternative route preparation program outside Wisconsin.Two program options are available for the LBE: Wisconsin DPI - http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/programs/lbeCSEA - http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/educators/n2w.cfm

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of State Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Out of state applicants may also submit scores of an out of state basic skills exam. The DPI will make the final decision after a review of all scores.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

May have completed alternative-route teacher preparation program in another state or a teacher preparation program in another country
Exam(s):




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
1 in a private or charter school, postsecondary education, or a workplace years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):
  • ACTFL OPI, WPT
    Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish










Notes:
ACTFL OPI, WPT Passing Score: Intermediate HighACTFL OPI, WPT in Hebrew is not currently tested, but is accepted by Wisconsin. Applicants enrolled in a Wisconsin teacher program that have met passing scores in Praxis II: Tests in French, German and Spanish prior to September 2011 may use these scores.Applicants going through WDPI program must pass edPTA exam. They must also demonstrate competence by showing examples of work.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/elo

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=wisconsin

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/backgroundchecks/completing-the-fingerprint-requirement

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:
Total cost of going through WDPI is $250.Total cost for using CSEA#1 and it's support structure "New to Wisconsin Proficiency-based Assessment Program" is $3,960.Processing time is estimated.
Background checks are required from U.S. applicants (not from Wisconsin), Canada, and Great Britain (England, Scotland, or Wales) applicants. See: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/backgroundchecks/completing-the-fingerprint-requirementPaper fingerprint cards are only available for applicants who do not live in the United States. Request from DPI at [email protected] credential evaluations sites:https://www.ece.org/ http://www.acrevs.com/ http://www.aacrao.org/http://www.aice-eval.org/ http://www.naces.org/members.html


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Two program providers for LBE as the applicant works toward an Out-of-State Initial License:1. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction offers Licensed Based on Equivalency (LBE)See: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/programs/lbeApplicants are recommended to read the Wisconsin DPI LBE Handbook2. Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA #1)See: http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/educators/n2w.cfmThe New to Wisconsin Proficiency-based Assessment Program (N2W) allows educators who completed a non-traditional educator program outside of Wisconsin to convert their credentials to a Wisconsin educator license under PI-34. International and Guest Teacher Exchange Pathway (WI)

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International and Guest Teacher Exchange Pathway (WI)

Description
The International and Guest Teacher Exchange Pathway is for applicants who are being supported by a Wisconsin public school district as part of an international teaching exchange program or as an international guest teacher.
Time-limited license Valid for 1-3 years depending on the sponsoring organization
Applicants must be fluent in English and be verified non-US citizens.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Wisconsin
Contact Name: Gerhard Fischer, Education Consultant
Contact Phone: 608-267-9265
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/international-guest-teacher

Notes
It is limited to applicants from out of the country through an exchange or guest teacher program.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of Country Certification





Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 Out of the Country years.











Notes:
Wisconsin allows for "other foreign languages" than the ones listed on their site but do not specify. Contact the DPI if they can endorse a language not listed on the Wisconsin site.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Institution
Online at: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/elo



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:
When applying online, use the Emergency Teacher application.Processing time is estimated.
Background check are required if the international applicant comes from Great Britain (England, Scotland, or Wales). More information can be found at http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/backgroundchecks/completing-the-fingerprint-requirementPaper fingerprint cards are only available for applicants who do not live in the United States. Request from DPI at [email protected]: Complete credential review is not required for a license, but applicants who wish to take additional coursework in the U.S. may consider a full course-by-course credential review. International credential evaluations sites:https://www.ece.org/ http://www.acrevs.com/ http://www.aacrao.org/http://www.aice-eval.org/ http://www.naces.org/members.html


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Wisconsin school districts participate in the following programs:College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program - Guest Teachers AND Chinese Teachers - http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/chinese/guestEmbassy of Spain - Guest Teacher AND Elementary Bilingual Spanish World Lang. Secondary Bilingual - http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuuU.S.- China Teachers Exchange Program - Teacher Exchange - http://www.ncuscr.org/?q=programs/tepFulbright Teacher Exchange - Teacher Exchange (NOTICE: As of Sept 2014 this exchange program is no longer active) - http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/ Initial Educator License - Out Of State/Country (WI)

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Initial Educator License - Out Of State/Country (WI)

Description
The Initial Educator License for Out of State/Country route is for those who have completed a state-approved educator preparation program at an accredited institution of higher education headquartered outside Wisconsin. They have also completed the testing requirements of that state and are eligible for licensure in that state.
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Wisconsin
Contact Name: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI)
Contact Phone: 608-266-3390
For more information please visit the state website: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/oos



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Out of state applicants may also pass basic skills tests in their home state. The DPI will review the test scores.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
6 credits from a college or university or having worked in a licensed position in a school in the last 5 years.





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):
  • ACTFL OPI, WPT
    Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese










Notes:
ACTFL OPI, WPT Passing Score: Intermediate HighACTFL OPI, WPT in Hebrew is not currently tested, but is accepted by Wisconsin. Applicants enrolled in a Wisconsin World Language teacher program that have met passing scores in Praxis II: Subject Area Tests in French, German and Spanish prior to September 2011 may use these scores.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/elo



Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=wisconsin

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/backgroundchecks/completing-the-fingerprint-requirement

Renewal: Nonrenewable
After at least 3 years of successful employment and the completion of a verified PDP initial educator can apply via Educator Licensing Online system to advance license. Educators must submit verified PDP through the QEI or WECAN PDP and obtain verification of employment using the PI-1613 form.See http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/initial-educators for more information regarding reissuance and extensions for the initial license.

Notes:
Submit institutional endorsement (PI-1612) form(s) verifying successful completion of state approved teacher program.Graduates of foreign colleges or universities will submit the course-by-course credential evaluation report instead of the PI-1612 form. Submit employment verification (PI-1613) from each PK-12 employer where applicant has worked. Applicant may need to submit multiple forms for multiple employers.Processing time is estimated.
Background checks are required from U.S. applicants (not from Wisconsin), Canada, and Great Britain (England, Scotland, or Wales) applicants. See: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/backgroundchecks/completing-the-fingerprint-requirementPaper fingerprint cards are only available for applicants who do not live in the United States. Request from DPI at [email protected] credential evaluations sites:https://www.ece.org/ http://www.acrevs.com/ http://www.aacrao.org/http://www.aice-eval.org/ http://www.naces.org/members.html


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
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.Applicants who have completed alternative teacher programs and/or received licensure from out of state non-traditional programs should apply for License Based on Equivalency. Alternative License (Levels 1-3) (NM)

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Alternative License (Levels 1-3) (NM)

Description
The Alternative License is for applicants who have not gone through a state approved teacher program or are already licensed in another state (reciprocity).
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New Mexico
Contact Name: Licensure Unit
Contact Phone: 505-827-5821
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + 30 Hours



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Student Teaching
Course needed: Complete 12-21 semester hours in a PED approved alternative program including 3 semester hoursof credit in the teaching of reading and a student teaching or field-based component.
Enrolled in a PED-approved alternative licensure program OR present a portfolio (as described in Section 8)





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: Applicants may also provide evidence of 24-36 semester hours of credit in modern, classical & native language OR be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in modern, classical & native language.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:






Reading:

Course needed: 3-6 semester hours in the teaching of reading










Notes:
Native American Language & Culture:Applicants shall meet the requirements established by each NM Native American tribe or pueblo AND provide evidence of their approval to teach the language and culture. This certificate is limited to teaching native language and culture only.For additional information:http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title06/06.063.0014.htmA portfolio may be presented as an alternative method for the Alternative License.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/2010/forms.html
Form Mailing Address:
Professional Licensure Bureau 300 Don Gaspar (Rm. 101) Santa Fe, NM 87501


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-mexico

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicFingerprinting.html

Renewal: Renewable
Renewals are valid only for Level 2 and Level 3 licenses.Upon completing 5 years of teaching and completing the Professional Development Dossier (http://www.teachnm.org/) will the level 1 candidate be able to advance to alternative level 2 and level 3 licensure.Specific conditions allow for renewal of the Level 1 license, including that the candidate has not taught all 5 years of the license. See http://www.ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/2010/apps/Continuing%20Renewal%20062

Notes:
Download form: First Time ApplicationAdditional $75 for background check fees.Online Portfolio for Alternative Licensure - $320 Application processing times:May to September 8-12 weeks October to April 1-4 weeks
Fingerprint Card Processing for background check fee is $75.Only out of state applicants may request a fingerprint packet by emailing: [email protected]
Renewals are valid only for Level 2 and Level 3 licenses.Upon completing 5 years of teaching and completing the Professional Development Dossier (http://www.teachnm.org/) will the level 1 candidate be able to advance to alternative level 2 and level 3 licensure.Specific conditions allow for renewal of the Level 1 license, including that the candidate has not taught all 5 years of the license. See http://www.ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/2010/apps/Continuing%20Renewal%20062

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
To be granted an alternative license the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree including 30 semester hours in a particular field OR a master’s degree including 12 graduate semester hours in a particular field OR a doctorate degree in a particular field; pass the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) for Basic Skills and Teacher Competency; pass the appropriate Content Knowledge Assessments (CKA), AND complete an approved alternative program through an accredited New Mexico college or university OR complete Online Portfolio Alternative Licensure (OPAL).If the applicant has at least 5 years of post-secondary teaching experience, completing all requirements will give them a level 2 teaching license OR 6+ years of post-secondary teaching experience will give them a level 3-A teaching license.Additional information for online portfolio may be found at http://teachnm.org/new-teachers/online-portfolio-for-alternative-licensure.html Internship License for Alternative License Level 1 (NM)

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Internship License for Alternative License Level 1 (NM)

Description
The Internship License route is for those candidates participating and making significant progress in an alternative license program, but who have not completed all requirements. He/she must also be considered highly qualified by the Public Education Department.
License Valid for 2 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: New Mexico
Contact Name: Licensure Unit
Contact Phone: 505-827-5821
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/

Notes
If the applicant has at least 5 years of post-secondary teaching experience, completing all requirements will give them a level 2 or level 3-A teaching license.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + 30 Hours



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Student Teaching
Course needed: Complete 12-21 semester hours in a PED approved alternative program including 3 semester hoursof credit in the teaching of reading and a student teaching or field-based component.
Enrolled in a PED-approved alternative licensure program OR present a portfolio (as described in Section 8)
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: Applicants may also provide evidence of 24-36 semester hours of credit in modern, classical & native language OR be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in modern, classical & native language.




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:






Reading:

Course needed: 3-6 semester hours in the teaching of reading










Notes:
Native American Language & Culture:Applicants shall meet the requirements established by each NM Native American tribe or pueblo AND provide evidence of their approval to teach the language and culture. This certificate is limited to teaching native language and culture only.For additional information:http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title06/06.063.0014.htm



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/2010/forms.html
Form Mailing Address:
Professional Licensure Bureau 300 Don Gaspar (Rm. 101) Santa Fe, NM 87501


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-mexico

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicFingerprinting.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
All requirements (course work and testing) must be met by the expiration date of the 3-year license. Upon completion, applicant will earn a level 1 alternative license.

Notes:
Download form: Internship License ApplicationBackground check fee: $75Application processing times:May to September 8-12 weeks October to April 1-4 weeks
Fingerprint Card Processing for background check fee is $75.Only out of state applicants may request a fingerprint packet by emailing: [email protected]


Career Specialist Permit (IN)

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Career Specialist Permit (IN)

Description
The Career Specialist Permit is a new permit for secondary content areas (limited to secondary level teachers). It is a renewable 2- year permit that allows an individual to teach a specific content area.
Permit Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing

Notes
Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in a content area for which secondary licenses are issued with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA;Successful completion of the CORE content exam;6,000 clock hours of verified non-teaching occupational experience in the last five years related to the content area requested for licensure.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 3.0





Notes
3.0 GPA in the content language.Basic Skills not required for permit, may be required for Pedagogy.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Pedagogy training no later than the first month that s/he enters the classroom. The pedagogy may be delivered through school-based professional development, college or university-based course work or professional development, an entity that is not an institution of higher education, or a professional education organization.



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
6,000 hours of work experience in the lastfive years in a field that is related to the licensure area..


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Before renewing an Initial Permit, one must complete a pedagogy component. Pedagogy may be provided by a school employer, college or university coursework or professional development, or any other entity but all providers must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Education following a review and recommendation by the Indiana Department of Education. The pedagogy preparation MUST begin by or before the first month of teaching. Subsequent renewals require a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) with 40 PGP points. Please contact Scott Bogan at [email protected] (link sends e-mail) for information about the Pedagogy component.See Initial Permit information at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/current-indiana-educator-renew-license

Notes:
Contact the OELD for information on how to apply for this new Career Specialist Permit.When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The Career Specialist Permit creates a two-year renewable license for secondary level teachers and requires any holder to begin pedagogy training no later than the first month that s/he enters the classroom. The pedagogy may be delivered through school-based professional development, college or university-based course work or professional development, an entity that is not an institution of higher education, or a professional education organization. The pedagogy training must be completed within the first two-year span of the permit.The pedagogy must include training in the following areas:(1) Literacy for adolescents in content areas and across the curriculum based on scientifically based reading research.(2) Differentiation of instruction and instructional methods, including methods for students with exceptional needs.(3) Classroom and behavioral management, including legal rights and responsibilities of teacher and student.(4) Curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment strategies, and using data to inform instruction.(5) Psychology of child development, including the development of exceptional needs students.(6) Competence in multicultural awareness and technology as an aid to education.All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the OELD for additional information regarding this new Career Specialist Permit. Visiting Teacher Permit (IN)

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Visiting Teacher Permit (IN)

Description
The Visiting Teacher Permit is for a citizen of another country who is in or will be visiting the United States and whom is employed as a teacher at an Indiana school corporation.
Permit Valid for 3 years
J-1 visa
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/partners-international-education



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program







Notes
The applicant must have completed one of the following curriculum requirements:Elementary EducationSecondary EducationP-12 EducationEarly Childhood EducationMiddle School Education.




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Applicant must demonstrate teaching or related professional experience.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:


English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, English Language Proficiency determined by applicant's home country Ministry of Education and ODE interview.


Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Subject matter competence: Native speakers; certified in target language in home country.A visiting teacher license is based on one (1) of the following:The content area or areas and school setting or settings listed on the license issued by another country.The applicant's curriculum from evaluated transcripts or official transcripts.A minimum proficiency level of Advanced Low on the Certified American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) and Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:

For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
An applicant is eligible for a visiting teacher license if:(1) the applicant provides documentation from the Ministry of Education that demonstrates the applicant is of good moral character; is a citizen of another country who is in the United States or will be entering the United States, and whom an Indiana school corporation has agreed to employ as a teacher; holds the United States equivalent of the bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; has completed curriculum requirements as determined by the department to be equivalent to Indiana requirements; has teaching or related professional experience; and demonstrates English language proficiency;(2) the employing Indiana school superintendent submits an application for a visiting teacher license; and(3) the applicant provides the established fee to the department for the issuance of the license.The license shall include the content area or areas and school setting or settings for which the department determinesequivalency. This rule does not apply to teachers licensed in another country and employed by accredited Indiana schools through memoranda of understanding between the department and ministries of education of other countries. Advanced Degree Program (Initial Practitioner License) (IN)

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Advanced Degree Program (Initial Practitioner License) (IN)

Description
Advanced degree licenses are available only in shortage areas at the middle school, junior high, and high school setting. Applicants must a master's degree or higher, and verify at least one (1) academic year of experience teaching students in a middle school, high school or college classroom setting.
License Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/alternative-licensure



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + MA Degree





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.


Notes
MA in Content Language OR 24 semester hours of course-work at the MA level or higher in Content Language.Basic Skills requirement may be met by one of the following:CASA or ACT or SAT or GRE.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
1 academic year of experience teaching students in a middle school, high school or college classroom setting. years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: MA or higher in the related Content Language or minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work at the masters level or higher in the related Content Language may be accepted in lieu of exam(s).




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Full details found at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/current-indiana-educator-renew-licenseAfter receiving an Initial Practitioner License, a beginning teacher shall participate in a two (2) year beginning teacher residency program to be eligible for a Proficient Practitioner License.An individual with an IP license may renew that license twice upon application. If after the third IP license has been issued (second renewal), the license has still not completed the residency program that is required to obtain a five-year Proficient Practitioner license, then the license holder must complete a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) or take Pearson IN Core Content Area exam to start the six-year IP cycle over.

Notes:
When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.
After receiving an Initial Practitioner License, a beginning teacher shall participate in a two (2) year beginning teacher residency program to be eligible for a Proficient Practitioner License.

Emergency Permit (IN)

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Emergency Permit (IN)

Description
The Emergency Permit is a one-year permit issued at the request of an employing school district to fill a difficult or unmet staffing need. The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and may or may not already hold a teaching license.
Permit Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/emergency-permits



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree







Notes
Basic Skills not required for permit, may be required for Pedagogy.









Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, RussianBasic Skills not required for permit, may be required for teacher education program.The individual holding the EP must make a commitment to work toward completion of an approved program to either add the content area(s) of the EP to an existing license or to obtain an Initial Practitioner license for the content area(s).



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Documentation from the employing school superintendent certifying an emergency need for the applicant in the content area or areas or the school setting or settings of the request.

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
The EP may be renewed by the school a maximum of two times if the applicant completes the renewal requirements of six semester hours as prescribed by a licensing advisor. The permit will have an issue date which coincides with the receipt date of the application. All EPs expire on June 30th.When all program requirements are met, the educator will need to apply for licensure through his/her licensing advisor who will recommend the appropriate licensing action. If the recommendation is for an initial practitioner license, the applicant must also meet the necessary testing requirements.Renewal Information Link: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/emergency-permits#EmergPermit

Notes:
How to Apply for an Emergency Permit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/how-apply-emergency-permitWhen you apply for an original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. The initial payment will be used for the evaluation of your credentials. This fee is $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees). After the evaluation is completed, a second payment of $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees) will be due to issue the license. The Office of Educator Licensing will notify you when this payment is due.Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.
When all program requirements are met, the educator will need to apply for licensure through his/her licensing advisor who will recommend the appropriate licensing action. If the recommendation is for an initial practitioner license, the applicant must also meet the necessary testing requirements.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
An Emergency Permit is issued at the request of a school district in a content area for which the district is experiencing difficulty staffing the assignment with a properly licensed educator. The Emergency Permit (EP) is a temporary credential issued to a school corporation or special education cooperative for a person who is not licensed for that assignment. The applicant must possess the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in order to be eligible for the EP. The individual holding the EP must make a commitment to work toward completion of an approved program to either add the content area(s) of the EP to an existing license or to obtain an initial practitioner license for the content area(s). The permit holder must meet with a licensing advisor at an Indiana institution in order to learn about the requirements for completing the appropriate program. An applicant has twelve (12) weeks from the day the teaching assignment begins in the school in which the applicant is employed to apply for an EP. Out-Of-Country Evaluation (IN)

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Out-Of-Country Evaluation (IN)

Description
Applicants from out of the USA must follow procedures for an Out of Country Evaluation to obtain a Practitioner License.
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/non-us-graduates



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of Country Certification





Notes
Basic Skills Exams may be required after initial application review.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching








Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Pedagogy and Subject Matter Competence Exams may be required after initial application review. Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of your evaluation, you will receive a letter by e-mail detailing the results of your evaluation which is valid for three years from the date on your evaluation letter.

Notes:
When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.
Upon completion of your evaluation, you will receive a letter by e-mail detailing the results of your evaluation which is valid for three years from the date on your evaluation letter.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Alternative link: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/non-us-graduates-how-apply Reciprocal Permit (Out-Of-State) (IN)

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Reciprocal Permit (Out-Of-State) (IN)

Description
If the applicant holds a valid out-of-state license at the time of the application, they may be eligible for a one year Reciprocal Permit which will allow them to legally teach for one year while completing deficiencies. The Reciprocal Permit is a temporary license valid for ONE year only.
Permit Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/out-state-graduates



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of State Certification





Notes
Basic Skills Exams may be required after initial application review.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching








Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Pedagogy and Subject Matter Competence Exams may be required after initial application review.Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Full details for license renewal found at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/renewing-indiana-educator-license A reciprocal permit is valid for one (1) year and renewable based on evidence of annual progress toward fulfillment of deficiencies.

Notes:
When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
For all persons who completed educator preparation in another US state, and who have a valid license from that state, and who do not qualify for an Initial license, REPA offers the RECIPROCAL PERMIT.All persons who completed educator preparation in another US state, who have a valid license from that state, and who have satisfied the testing and degree requirements under the REPA are eligible for the INITIAL PRACTITIONER LICENSE.All persons who completed educator preparation in another US state, who have a valid license from that state, who have satisfied the testing and degree requirements, and who have 2 years of teaching in accredited schools from that state, are eligible for the PROFICIENT PRACTITIONER LICENSE, or the ACCOMPLISHED PRACTITIONER LICENSE (based on their highest degree). Transition to Teaching Permit (IN)

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Transition to Teaching Permit (IN)

Description
Transition to Teaching is a two-semester program created by Indiana lawmakers to prepare career professionals with bachelor degrees to teach middle or high school classes. Qualified individuals may enroll as non-degree candidates at institutes of higher education and pursue a program of courses and experiences.
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/transition-teaching



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 3.0

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.


Notes
GPA of at least 3.0, both in the language and overall OR MA OR BA with 2.5 GPA, both in the language and overall, AND five (5) years of professional experience.Basic Skills requirement may be met by one of the following:CASA or ACT or SAT or GRE.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: 18 hours of teacher education program coursework.





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Mental Health Training: Required





Notes:
Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://license.doe.in.gov/

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
RequiredCPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of all Transition to Teaching Program requirements, the Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Area Assessment: P-12 Education, and 2 years full-time teaching, the candidate may apply for the Initial Practitioner License.

Notes:
When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee.Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certificationOnly those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.Official foreign degree "course-by-course" report is required. State approved evaluation agencies include:Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education ServicesTrustforte Corporation. Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.
Upon completion of all Transition to Teaching Program requirements, the Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Area Assessment: P-12 Education, and 2 years full-time teaching, the candidate may apply for the Initial Practitioner License.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Transition to Teaching programs are based on the premise that the candidate already has content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited education institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to a program. The programs consist of 18 hours of coursework for secondary education and 24 hours for elementary education. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission.For a list of approved programs, visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/approved-transition-teaching-programs Initial License (Out-Of-Country) (DE)

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Initial License (Out-Of-Country) (DE)

Description
The Initial License (Out of Country) is issued to an educator who holds licensure in another country and wishes to apply for a Delaware License.
License Valid for 3 Years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Delaware
Contact Name: Department of Education - Certification
Contact Phone: 302-857-3388
Contact Email: https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/deeds_contactus.aspx
For more information please visit the state website: https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_nonuscred.aspx

Notes
Applicants will need to register and apply online for Delaware Licensure and Certification. The License allows one to teach in Delaware, and the Certificate identifies the subject(s) one may teach. Candidates may apply for only one License but multiple Certificates.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Official transcripts shall be forwarded directly from the issuing institution or by the applicant in an unopened, unaltered envelope.An applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited 4 year college or university.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.


English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, English Language Proficiency is determined by the employing school system.








Notes:
Additional languages may be available. Contact DEEDS for guidance.If ACTFL tests are not available in the content language, must meet one of the following:1) Specialized education;OR 2) Approved Certification of Content Knowledge.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/default.aspx



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=delaware

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
All initial licensees must complete Delaware’s 3 year mentoring program. Educators who fulfill the program requirements will be moved to continuing licenses upon the expiration of their initial licenses.See: https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_mentor.aspx

Notes:
The application is done online and there is no fee.Processing time is estimated.
An individual does not need to send the transcripts on which the evaluation is based. Instead, the official evaluation report will substitute for the transcripts.An official evaluation report should include the following:-A course-by course evaluation of the candidate’s non-U.S. coursework as it compares to a four-year college or university program in the U.S.-The semester-hour equivalent of each area of college-level study.-A translation of course titles into the English language (if applicable).-Verification of the completion of teaching certificate and practice/student teaching (if applicable).See: http://naces.org/members.html


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
*Please note that candidates who hold licensure/certification from Guam or Puerto Rico should see out of state.Difficulty with the Online Application: It is not unusual for candidates with a non-U.S. educational background to have difficulty entering their college/university information. Therefore, candidates may need to contact the Department at 302-857-3388 for assistance in completing their applications. 12-Hour Teaching Permit (OH)

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12-Hour Teaching Permit (OH)

Description
The 12-Hour Teaching Permit is for those teaching the subject named on the permit for no more than 12 hours per week. Valid only in the school district that engages the non-licensed individual to teach.
License Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Ohio
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 614-466-3593
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License/Educator-License-Types-and-Descriptions



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree







Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: Major in Content Language to be taught or significantexperience related to language is required.










Notes:




Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Shall not engage any one or more nonlicensed individuals if such employment displaces from employment an existing licensed employee of the district.



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=ohio

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Continued employment required. Contact school district or ODE for renewal requirements.

Notes:

Background Check Information:http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Additional-Information/Background-Check-FAQs


Visiting International Teacher License (OH)

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Visiting International Teacher License (OH)

Description
An Ohio school district must request this teaching license for a visiting teacher who is a citizen of another country.
License Valid for 3 years
J-1 visa
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Ohio
Contact Name: Paula Sondej
Contact Phone: 614-387-0491
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards/Foreign-Language/Visiting-International-Teachers

Notes
Currently, Ohio has Memoranda of Understanding with the Ministry of Education of Spain, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Académie de Rouen in Northern France, and the College Board-NCSSFL-Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher Program.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of Country Certification





Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Summer pre-service orientation with host district; attend one-day professional development workshop sponsored by ODE during the fall; attend the Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA) annual spring conference



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 years years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:


English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, English Language Proficiency determined by the home country Ministry of Education and ODE interview.








Notes:
Native speakers must be certified in content language in home country.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=ohio

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:
Upon employment, the district applies for a Visiting International Teacher License with ODE.
Background Check Information:http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Additional-Information/Background-Check-FAQsBackground check completed by the Ministry of Education in the home country.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
An Ohio school district may use this application to request a teaching license for a visiting teacher who is a citizen of another country. The candidate must be entering the United States specifically for the purpose of teaching in an Ohio school or school district that has agreed to employ the person as a teacher via an exchange program or other collaboration or recruitment effort. Alternative Resident Educator License - World Languages P-12 (IPTI) (OH)

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Alternative Resident Educator License - World Languages P-12 (IPTI) (OH)

Description
An opportunity to receive the Alternative Resident Educator License - World Languages P-12 in Ohio can be granted by the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI).
License Valid for 4 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Ohio
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 614-466-3593
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Resident-License-Options/Alternative-Resident-Educator-Licenses/Alternative-Resident-Educator-License-for-World-La



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.5





Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: At least 12 additional semester hours beyond the IPTI of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology..
Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI). The IPTI fee is $200.
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):
  • ACTFL OPI, WPT
    Arabic, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Course needed: 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in the world language to be taught with a 2.5 GPA or higher consisting of coursework well distributed across the subject area, showing increasing depth and complexity and with sufficient advanced coursework in the subject area may be accepted in lieu of exam(s).
Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:






Reading:

Course needed: 3 semester hour course in the teaching of reading in the content area.










Notes:
In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, the educator must take OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12).



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License
Form Mailing Address:
Office of Educator Licensure25 S. Front St., Mail Stop 105Columbus, OH 43215-4183




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=ohio

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Requirements for a Professional Educator License:--Completion of four years of successful teaching experience;--Successful completion of the four year Ohio Resident Educator Program;--Successful completion of an additional 12 semester hours of professional education coursework;--Successfully complete a 3 semester hour course in the teaching of reading in the content area;--Successful completion of the OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12).

Notes:

Background Check Information:http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Additional-Information/Background-Check-FAQs


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
See attached "IPTI Syllabus" and visit:http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Resident-License-Options/Alternative-Resident-Educator-Licenses/Intensive-Pedagogical-Training-Institute-FAQsAfter you complete the IPTI, the Office of Educator Licensure will mail you a statement of eligibility for the alternative license. The statement of eligibility can be presented to prospective employers. Once hired, you may apply for the four-year alternative resident educator license (your employing school/district will be required to sign your application for the four-year resident educator license). Teacher Exchange Program (KY)

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Teacher Exchange Program (KY)

Description
Kentucky currently has memoranda of understanding with People's Republic of China, and Spain. Visiting Teachers receive a Temporary Visiting International Teacher’s Permit from the Department of Education in the participating states. This license recognizes the High Quality Teaching status of Visiting Teachers. It is valid for up to three years and non-renewable.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
J1 visa
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Alfonso De Torres Núñez
Contact Phone: 502-564-2106
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/Worldlang/Pages/Partners.aspx



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + MA Degree



Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
Secondary teaching candidates have a Masters degree. Elementary candidates may have a B.A. or a Masters. All are certified to teach the target language in their home countries.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

orientation workshop on Living and Teaching in Kentucky; attend the Kentucky World Language Association conference;



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 years years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:


English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, English Language Proficiency determined by the home country Ministry of Education








Notes:
Subject matter competence: Native speakers; certified in target language in home country.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Visiting Teachers may be hired to teach for up to 3 years on their initial J1 visa.

Notes:
Upon employment, the district applies for a Visiting Teacher Certificate with EPSB.
Visiting teachers undergo a background check in the home country prior to admission to the Teacher Exchange Program.Educational credentials are evaluated by WES (World Educational Services).


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 8 - Teach For America Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 8 - Teach For America Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

Description
Teach for America provides applicants from non-education backgrounds a program allowing applicants to teach in Tennessee.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/option8.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.5



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

TFA summer training program





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
First Renewal: Successful progress toward program requirements.Subsequent Renewals: Successful progress toward program requirements and successfully meets all assessment requirements for certification area and submits scores to EPSB. Enrollment in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP).Candidate may reapply for third Temporary Provisional Certificate if needed.

Notes:

An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.
Contact EPSB for requirements to obtain the Professional Certificate.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 8 - Teach For America (TFA) Alternative Route to CertificationThe TFA option is currently approved as a pilot program in Kentucky. TFA, a nationwide non-profit organization focused on closing the achievement gaps among students in low-income areas. TFA hopes to recruit candidates via its screening process and prepare them for teaching in Kentucky. It will allow a person in a field other than education to receive a one-year Temporary Provisional Certificate (elementary, middle, and/or secondary) renewable for a maximum of three years, if he/she has met the following conditions:--Holds a bachelor's degree--Has an offer of employment from a local school district in the area of certification being sought--Meets the participation criteria for the TFA program--Successfully completes all training requirements of the TFA program--Passes all content assessments required by EPSB in the area of certification being soughtFor more information on the Teach For America program see: www.teachforamerica.org or contact w[email protected] Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 7 - Institute Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 7 - Institute Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

Description
Allows a person in a field other than education to receive a one-year temporary provisional teaching certificate renewable for a maximum of two years.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/optionVII.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 3.0



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s):
Math:
Exam(s):


Notes
Candidates who have professional degrees are exempt from the GRE requirement.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
180-hour (middle to high school teachers) or 240-hour (elementary teachers) institute to be completed prior to receiving the temporary provisional certificate or during the first year of the certificate.
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
First Renewal: Satisfactory progress towards the program requirements.Subsequent Renewals: Satisfactory progress towards the program requirements. Enrollment in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP). Candidate may reapply for third Temporary Provisional Certificate if needed.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
For a list of Kentucky Colleges and Universities Providing Option 7, see: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/approvedlistopvii.asp Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 6 - University-Based Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 6 - University-Based Alternative Route To Certification) (KY)

Description
Potential educators may follow this certification route that allows completion of the preparation program with concurrent employment in a school district as long as they have degree and meet university standards.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/universitybasedcert.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.75



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
2.75 GPA or 3.0 GPA on the last 30 semester hours. GPA requirements vary by program.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State


English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, English Language Proficiency: Contact the university program for exam and passing scores.








Notes:
Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Confirmation of Mentor



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
First Renewal: Completion of at least 6 semester hours towards the program requirements.Subsequent Renewals: Completion of at least 6 semester hours towards the program requirements and successfully meet all assessment requirements for certification area and submits scores to EPSB. Enrollment in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP).Candidate may reapply for third Temporary Provisional Certificate if needed.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 6 - University-Based Alternative Route to Certification. For teaching and administration grades P-12Regulation regarding alternative certification Option 6: http://www.Lrc.State.Ky.Us/kar/016/009/080.HtmList of Kentucky Colleges and Universities Providing Option 6: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/approvedlist.aspPersons interested in this option should contact the College of Education officials at the respective college or university from the list provided above. Admission and Program requirements will vary.A candidate receives a Temporary Provisional Certificate and participates in Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP). The candidate must complete all requirements within three years and pass all required assessments prior to entering the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 5 - Veterans Of The Armed Services) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 5 - Veterans Of The Armed Services) (KY)

Description
Veterans meeting the requirements will be granted a provisional certificate for teaching.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/veterancert.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 2.5





Notes
GPA of 2.5 for a BA or hold an advanced degree.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Course needed: BA in the language
Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:




Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon successful completion of one year teaching and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program, a Professional Teaching Certificate shall be issued, valid for a four (4) year period.

Notes:

An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 5 - Veterans of the Armed Services. For Teaching Grades P-12Applicants qualify for this if they:--Were discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after six years of active duty immediately before the discharge or release;--Have a bachelor's degree in the subject matter or related area for which certification is sought;--Have a GPA of 2.5 for a bachelor's degree or hold an advanced degree; and--Have passing scores on EPSB-approved subject matter assessments.Additional Information: A candidate meeting these requirements receives a Statement of Eligibility. After obtaining employment, the applicant is issued a one-year Provisional Certificate. Upon successful completion of Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) during the first year of teaching, the teacher receives the Professional Certificate. For more information on KTIP, see: http://epsb.ky.gov/internships/index.aspIn addition, veterans may also qualify for the Troops to Teachers program, which offers stipends to qualified candidates willing to teach in "high need" school settings. For more information on this program, see: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/troopstoteachers.asp Adjunct Instructor Certificate (Alt Option 4 - Adjunct Instructor Certification) (KY)

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Adjunct Instructor Certificate (Alt Option 4 - Adjunct Instructor Certification) (KY)

Description
A applicant meeting these requirements is employed in a part-time position on an annual contract basis and is not eligible for continuing service status or retirement provisions. A school district may contract with an adjunct instructor on an hourly, daily, or periodic basis.
Certificate Valid for Annual contract
This route will never lead to full state certification and will not help meet NCLB "highly qualified" requirements.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/adjinstruct.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 2.5





Notes
A cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale OR a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale on the last sixty (60) hours of credit completed.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

The local school district must provide an orientation program for adjunct instructors to include an emphasis on student safety, district policies and procedures, and pedagogical assistance commensurate with the New Teacher Standards.





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: A major, minor, or area of concentration in the specialty subject to be taught; or a master's degree in the specialty subject to be taught.










Notes:




Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
The local school district must provide an orientation program for adjunct instructors.



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Form TC-25 signed by the local district superintendent and approved by the local board of education shall be submitted to the Education Professional Standards Board each year of employment.

Notes:
Mailing Address: Division of CertificationEducation Professional Standards Board 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor Frankfort, KY 40601
An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.
This route will never lead to full state certification.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 3 - College Faculty Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 3 - College Faculty Certification) (KY)

Description
Only regular, full-time faculty at a regionally- or nationally-accredited institution of higher education with at least 5 years of teaching experience at the college level shall be eligible for this certification.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/collegefaculty.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + MA Degree







Notes
The faculty member shall hold either a:Doctoral degree; or Master's degree and documented expertise in the specific teaching or administrative assignment.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
5 years of full-time teaching experience or its equivalent (90 semester credit hours) at an accredited institution of higher education in the academic subject for which certification is sought. years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: Master's degree in the language










Notes:




Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.kyepsb.net/documents/Cert/CA-1.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Division of CertificationEducation Professional Standards Board 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor Frankfort, KY 40601




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
The provisional certificate for college faculty may be renewed upon recommendation of the local school superintendent and the appropriate college or university unit head for one (1) additional one (1) year period.

Notes:

An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 3 - College Faculty Certification. For Teaching Grades 8-12An applicant meeting these requirements receives a Statement of Eligibility. After obtaining employment, the teacher receives a one-year Provisional Certificate. Upon successful completion of KTIP during the first year of teaching, the teacher receives the Professional Certificate.The provisional certificate for college faculty shall be issued for a specific teaching or administrative assignment in a school district for a period not exceeding one (1) year to college faculty on recommendation of the:(a) Local school district superintendent; and(b) The head of the faculty member's unit at the institution of higher education at which the faculty member is employed. Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 1 - Exceptional Work Experience Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 1 - Exceptional Work Experience Certification) (KY)

Description
The Exceptional Work Experience option requires extensive development of materials in order to create a portfolio to demonstrate language competence.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/workexpcert.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 2.5





Notes
Major in the Content Language or passing scores on Praxis II (Content Language) required.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required




Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
10 years of exceptional work experience after completing the Bachelor’s degree (not including classroom teaching experience) in the area for which you are seeking certification. years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon successful completion of one year teaching and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program, a Professional Teaching Certificate shall be issued, valid for a four (4) year period.

Notes:
The EPSB meetings are generally held in January, March, April, June, August, September, and November. Your application should arrive at least 6 weeks prior to the board meeting. Applicants will be notified by letter within five to seven days of the EPSB's decision.Mailing Address:Education Professional Standards BoardAttn: Alternative Routes Coordinator100 Airport Rd., Third floorFrankfort, Kentucky 40601
An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 1 - Exceptional Work Experience CertificationFor Teaching Grades P-12The Exceptional Work Experience option requires extensive development of materials because the documentation is extensive and the review process is rigorous. To see if you are a candidate for this route, answer the following questions:1) Do you have at least 10 years of exceptional work experience after completing your Bachelor’s degree (not including classroom teaching experience) in the area for which you are seeking certification?2) Do you have a bachelor's degree with at least a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA)? (The GPA is based on a 4.0 scale.)3) Do you have a major in the content area for the certification you are seeking? If not, have you passed the Praxis II in that content area?4) Can you provide documentation of Exceptional Work Experience as defined by the Education Professional Standards Board*?5) Can you provide 3 – 5 recommendations from employers directly associated with your 10 years of exceptional work experience all of which specifically support the exceptional aspects of your work experience?6) Do you have an offer of employment in a local school district?If you answered 'yes' to all of these questions, continue to create your portfolio. If you answered 'no' to any question, your alternative route choice will not be this option. Look at the criteria for Options 2-6 to see which best fits your situation. If you have an offer of employment from Jefferson County Schools, consider using Option 2.For More Information on the Exceptional Work Experience Portfolio: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/portfolio.aspFor Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/Option1Faq.asp*16 KAR 9:010 defines someone having “Exceptional work experience” to mean “ A person with recognized superiority as compared with others in rank, status, and attainment or superior knowledge and skill in comparison with the generally accepted standards in the area in which certification is sought.”If your application is approved, you will receive a one-year Provisional Teaching Certificate. During the first year of teaching, you participate in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP). Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 2 - Local District Training Program Certification) (KY)

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Temporary Provisional Certificate (Alt Option 2 - Local District Training Program Certification) (KY)

Description
Alternative Certification Elementary and Secondary (ACES) Program is a certification only district-based program. This 18-month program requires a commitment to the certification process and a 3-year commitment to teaching in Jefferson County Public Schools. This route is for individuals interested in certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Math (Middle and High), Science (Middle and High), and dual certification (Middle and High).
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Sylena R. Fishback
Contact Phone: 502-485-7967
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certaltroutes.asp



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.75



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
2.75 GPA or 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of credit completed. Exceptional experience may be substituted for GPA requirement.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Pre-training activities and 9-week summer training program
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
During both the fall and spring semesters of teaching employment, participants will be required to attend seminars, observe experienced teachers, complete classroom assignments, conduct action research, and complete other related projects as part of their training.Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/Departments/Recruitment-Staffing/Certified/ACES_App_and_Train_Seq.pdf



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon confirmation of employment in an assignment for the grade level and specialization identified on a valid statement of eligibility, a Provisional Teaching Certificate shall be issued for the duration of the beginning teacher internship. Upon successful completion of the internship, a Professional Teaching Certificate shall be issued, valid for a four (4) year period.

Notes:
Submit required materials during the online application process with the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).
An applicant applying for initial certification in Kentucky will need to submit a Kentucky state ($20) and federal ($18) background check.http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/employment_rev11_10.pdfandhttps://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks/submitting-an-identity-history-summary-request-to-the-fbi


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Option 2 - Local District Training Program CertificationFor Teaching Grades P-12Applicants qualify for this route if they: Have a bachelor's degree with a 2.75 GPA (exceptional experience may be substituted for GPA requirement);Have passed required written assessments in the specialty area;Have completed a 30-hour course of study in the specialty area or have five years of exceptional field experience related to the certification area being sought;Have an offer of employment from a school district that has an approved training program.*Additional Information: After successfully meeting the requirements of the one-year training program, the candidate receives a one-year Provisional Certificate and participates in KTIP (Kentucky Teacher Internship Program - http://www.kyepsb.net/internships/index.asp). Upon successful completion of the internship program, he/she receives the Professional Certificate.*The EPSB currently has an approved program in Jefferson County. For more information contact Jefferson County Public Schools at (502) 485-3011 and ask about the ACES program. Standard Certificate (NJ)

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Standard Certificate (NJ)

Description
The Standard Certificate is a permanent certificate is issued to an individual who has successfully completed the PTP program, holds a previously issued NJ instructional certificate, or holds a valid out-of-state instructional certificate equivalent standard instructional certificate and has at least two effective years of teaching that were completed within three consecutive years within the last four calendar years.
Certificate Valid for Lifetime
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
All states with similar NJ Certificate

State Information
State: New Jersey
Contact Name: Office of Certification and Induction
Contact Phone: 609-292-2070
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/overview/

Notes
The Standard Certificate has lifetime validity.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
English:
Exam(s): One exam is required.
Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.


Notes
An applicant who holds the Meritorious New Teacher Candidate (MNTC) designation or National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) certification and the corresponding Out of State license or certificate shall be eligible for the standard certificate in the MNTC designated or NBPTS certificate field without additional requirements.After September 1, 2015, achieve a minimum score established by the Department on a Commissioner-approved test of basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills, or score at least 1660 combined critical reading, writing, and mathematics score on the SAT, at least a 23 on the ACT, or at least a 4.0 on the analytical writing section and a combined score of 310 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching





Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific
  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (French, German, Spanish)

Course needed: 30 credits in a coherent sequence of courses appropriate to the instructional area. At least 12 semester-hour credits must be at the advanced level of study, including junior, senior or graduate level study.
Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:








Teaching English As a Second Language:

Second Language Acquisition & Related MethodologiesPlease note that before a CEAS or standard certificate may be issued, a minimum of 3 semester-hour credits in second language acquisition theory and related methodologies offered by a regionally accredited two or four year college or university must be completed. A list of approved courses to meet this requirement can be accessed at the following website: www.state.nj.us/njded/aps/cccs/wl/courses.htm. This course is not required in order to receive a CE.






Notes:
ACTFL OPI: Passing Score: Advanced Low for All languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.ACTFL OPI: Passing Score: Intermediate High for Chinese, Japanese and Korean.Praxis II World Languages: French/German/Spanish for Grades 5-8 certificates onlyApplicant must possess linguistic competency in the designated world language as demonstrated on a Department-approved, nationally recognized test of oral language proficiency for spoken language, reading/writing proficiency for classical languages or receptive/expressive proficiency for American Sign Language. See:http://www.state.nj.us/cgibin/education/license/endorsement.pl?string=999&maxhits=1000&field=2Out of State Applicants who have not taught successfully for 3 years under their Out of State certificate shall be required to meet the New Jersey GPA requirement. Successful teaching experience shall be documented by a letter of experience from the applicant’s supervisor or authorized district.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:





Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-jersey

Notes:
Processing time is estimated.If the application is denied, applicant will be charged a fee of $70.All fees, including money left on file, are nonrefundableOne cannot complete the entire application process online. After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete your application. Please put your tracking number or Social Security number on all documents that you send to our office. Documents required: either US citizen Oath of Allegiance (or Non-US Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent to Become a Citizen) , official sealed transcripts, and copy of test scores.The fee is $95.00 for endorsements that do not require a test and $115.00 for endorsements that do require a Praxis II Content Knowledge test.A completed application for an Out of State applicant must include the following:A Web applicationA notarized Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy formOfficial college transcripts noting degree conferral date and GPA. Please submit all official transcripts containing course information relevant to your area of interest in sealed envelopesApplicable test scores for Praxis II Content Knowledge test(s)Applicable test scores in oral proficiency for World Language, ESL and Bilingual endorsementsA Verification of Program Completion (if applicable)Copies of out-of-state licenses (if applicable) andAn original letter from school administration documenting the grade level and period of time you taught under your valid state-issued license. Your letter must be printed on official school letterhead.
Oath of allegiance/verification of accuracy form - only to be completed by US Citizens: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/forms/verify.pdf An original foreign credential evaluation from a reputable agency for all coursework completed outside the United States. The documentation should state the degree equivalency from a regionally accredited four-year college program completed within the United States; semester-hour equivalents of each area of college-level study in a course-by-course format, and the cumulative baccalaureate and advanced degree GPAs.The New Jersey DOE provides transcript evaluations to determine if applicant coursework meets certification requirements for a $70.00 evaluation fee.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
New Jersey Specific: Physiology and Hygiene RequirementThis requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military trainingOR 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.See: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/county.htm in order to contact a county office of education after you apply online. Teacher In Residence Program (WV)

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Teacher In Residence Program (WV)

Description
A Teacher-in-Residence Program is an intensively supervised and mentored residency undergraduate program for prospective teachers during their senior year that refines their professional practice skills and helps them gain the teaching experience needed to demonstrate competence as a prerequisite to certification to teach in the West Virginia public schools.
Permit Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: West Virginia
Contact Name: Office of Professional Preparation
Contact Phone: 304-558-7010
For more information please visit the state website: https://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/educatorprep/TeacherinResidencePrograms.htm



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may be exempt from the Praxis Core:1) Masters degree2) ACT or SAT exams, see WV BoE for score limits.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish applicants may take the ACTFL OPI, WPT. There is no Praxis for ASL: An applicant who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Inventory: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement.WVBE will examine transcripts/experience for completion of content language with no assigned Praxis test.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
West Virginia Department of EducationOffice of Professional Preparation Building 6, Room 722 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of enrollment in an approved Teacher-In-Residence program, and recommendation of the superintendent in the county in which the applicant will serve as the Teacher-In Residence



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/firstime.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:
Fingerprint fee: $47.25Use Form 3 to apply for Teacher in Residence PermitAll payments must be made online: https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
First time applicants must complete a background check. Use Form 7.


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Minimum RequirementsThe prospective teachers-in-residence shall: 1) have completed the content preparation courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA; 2) shall have meet the proficiency score(s) on the state competency exam(s) in preprofessional skills or qualify for an exemption as described in Section 6.2.c ofWVBE Policy 5100; and 3) shall have meet the proficiency score(s) on the state competency exam(s) in content or qualify for an exemption as described in Policy 5202 in the area for which s/he is seeking certification.The prospective teachers-in-residence shall only be eligible to serve in a teaching position in the county which has been posted and for which no other fully certified teacher has been employed.The agreement between the institution of higher education and the county board shall include the specifics regarding the program of instruction and the responsibilities for supervision and mentoring by the institution of higher education, the school principal, peer and mentor teachers.The salary and benefit costs for the position to which the teacher-in-residence is assigned shall be used only for program support and to pay the teacher-in-residence a stipend that is no less than 65% of all state aid funding.The prospective teacher-in residence shall satisfy the requirements for the Teacher-In-Resident Permit as identified in Policy 5202.The program and any new County partnership added to an existing program must be approved by the WVBE.Existing Programs (Updated January, 2017)Alderson-Broaddus College -- Barbour County, Braxton County, Harrison County, Monongalia County, Preston County, Upshur CountyBluefield State College -- McDowell County, Summers CountyConcord University -- Braxton County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Greenbrier County, McDowell County, Mercer County, Raleigh County, Summers County, Wirt County, Wyoming CountyFairmont State University -- Berkeley County, Doddridge County, Greenbrier County, Hardy County, Harrison County, Kanawha County, Lewis County, Marion County, Preston County, Pocahontas County, Monongalia County, Randolph County, Webster CountyGlenville State College -- Boone County, Braxton County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Gilmer County, Kanawha County, Lewis County, McDowell County, Monongalia County, Nicholas County, Pleasants County, Raleigh County, Roane County, Tucker County, Tyler County, Upshur County, Webster County, Wirt CountyMarshall University -- Berkeley County, Boone County, Braxton County, Cabell County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Kanawha County, Lincoln County, Mason County, McDowell County, Mingo County, Putnam County, Ritchie County, Wayne County, Wirt CountyOhio Valley University -- Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Roane County, Wirt CountyShepherd University -- Berkeley CountySalem International University -- Doddridge County, Harrison CountyUniversity of Charleston -- Kanawha CountyWV State University -- Boone County, Clay County, Kanawha County, Mingo County, Putnam County, Roane CountyWV Wesleyan College -- Braxton County, Harrison County, Lewis County, Mineral County, Preston County, Upshur CountyWest Virginia University -- McDowell County, Monongalia County, Pocahontas County, Preston CountySee: https://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/educatorprep/TeacherinResidencePrograms.htm Intern License (alternative 4 and alternative 5)

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Intern License (alternative 4 and alternative 5)

Description
The Intern License (Alternatives 4 and 5) is granted in critical shortage areas or specific site certification plans.
License Valid for 2-3 years
Employment: Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New Hampshire
Contact Phone: 603-271-2409
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + 30 Hours

GPA: 2.5

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:







Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
An applicant may be employed as an educator after obtaining a statement of eligibility from the bureau while completing an individualized professional development plan.May 11 - the NH Board of Education adopted the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) as a means for candidates establish proficiency in languages.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Online at: https://my.doe.nh.gov/myNHDOE/Login/Login.aspx

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor
Create an individualized professional development plan for applicant



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-hampshire

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/eis.htmSchool district/institution continues an individualized professional development plan for applicant

Notes:




GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Intern License is usually applied for by going through Alternatives 4 or 5 listed below:*ALTERNATIVE 4* is a certification process restricted to critical shortage areas. The superintendent of school, or designee, shall then develop an Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP) leading to full certification. Entry level requirements are available from the Bureau. Requirements:(1) application, (2) Praxis Core (CORE) (3) official transcripts(4) non-refundable processing fee of $50.00. Make check payable to the STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.*ALTERNATIVE 5* is a site based certification plan option. The appplicant must have a bachelor's degree and meet one of the following criteria: (1) For secondary education, at least 30 credit hours and 2.5 GPA(2) for elementary education, coursework in Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and Science 2.5 GPA. The school district must appoint a mentor teacher to provide support for the candidate. Eligibility requirements are available from the Bureau. Requirements:(1) application, (2) Praxis Core (CORE) (3) official transcripts(4) non-refundable processing fee of $50.00. Make check payable to the STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Experienced Educator Certificate (Alternative 2 and Alternative 3a/3b Paths) (NH)

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Experienced Educator Certificate (Alternative 2 and Alternative 3a/3b Paths) (NH)

Description
This certificate is for applicants who are certified from another state (Alternative 2) OR wish to be certified through an alternative certification process (Alternative 3A/3B).
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Applicant must have at least 3 years of full time experience in K-12, and deemed effective for at least 2 consecutive years by a local evaluation system.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New Hampshire
Contact Phone: 603-271-2409
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program



Prior Certification: Posses current state certificate or out of state certificate depending on path being pursued (see section 8)



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program



Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 years.


Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
The NH BoE adopted the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) as a means for World Language candidates to re-establish proficiency in languages where Praxis is not offered.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://my.doe.nh.gov/myNHDOE/Login/Login.aspx



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-hampshire

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/eis.htmApplicant must develop an individual professional development plan for a 3 year period.Applicant needs minimum of 75 continuing education units (hours) for recertification. An additional 30 continuing education units is required for each additional endorsement area. Applicants not employed by NH School District or NH Private School should visit:http://education.nh.gov/certification/prof_dev_master.htm

Notes:

Full list of Foreign Credential Evaluation can be found at http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/foreigncredeval.pdf
Applicants may renew either online or by mail. Superintendent must first recommend the applicant on-line before the applicant is able to login and renew the license.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
*ALTERNATIVE 2* is where the New Hampshire recognizes training and certification in other states and countries and territories of the United States.I. Members of Interstate Agreement (NASDTEC): A. Requirements: (1) Completed application. (2) Original official transcript AND/OR an official statement of completed program (3) A NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of $130.00; make check payable to STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. B. Holders of valid certification, BA or higher degree and with at least 3 years successful regular teaching experience in the past 7 years under certificates in Interstate Certification Contract states (1) Completed application. (2) A copy of the valid credential (front and back). (3) Original letter of verification from school(s) where you were employed identifying your major teaching assignment(s). (4) A NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of $130.00; make check payable to STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. (5) Official transcripts. II. Non-members of Interstate Agreement: May be eligible for certification in New Hampshire if programs are comparable with those in New Hampshire. Contact Maine DoE for more info*ALTERNATIVE 3* is a certification process designed for candidates who have gained the competencies, skills, and knowledge through means other than Alternative 1 or Alternative 2. Alternative 3A is a process that includes both written examination and oral review. Alternative 3B is a process that recognizes National or regional licensure. Alternative 3A, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) letter of intent from the candidate to pursue Alternative 3; (3) official college transcripts; (4) 3 months full time teaching. Details are available from the Bureau. Upon receipt of these items detailed procedures and list of additional materials required will be mailed to you if you qualify. The NON-REFUNDABLE $300.00 processing fee for Alternative 3A is due at the time of submission of the additional required materials. There is no fee submitted with the application.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 NewHampshire credential. Make check payable to State of New Hampshire. Conditional Certificate (ME)

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Conditional Certificate (ME)

Description
A conditional certificate is for applicants who have not met all requirements for a provisional or professional certificate. Schools must submit an affidavit of employment certifying that the school sought to employ a provisionally or professional certified candidate but was unable to do so and that the applicant is being nominated for a teaching position.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Applicants must not have a provisional or professional certificate.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Maine
Contact Name: Certification Office
Contact Phone: 207-624-6603
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/index.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + 24 hours



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
Applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the world language endorsement area being sought, OR earned a score of advanced level or higher on the ACTFL examination in the world language endorsement being sought.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Course needed: Completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the world language endorsement area being sought OR earned a score of advanced level or higher on the ACTFL Writing and Oral Proficiency Interview




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom














Notes:
Native Languages - Wapanohki languages subject matter competence: Applicant meets tribal proficiency standards to teach that tribe's native language, documentation by recognized Indian tribe in Maine, or by the Chair, and whose signature in either case is attested by the Tribal clerk.Applicants must earn a score of advanced level or higher on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Writing and Oral Proficiency Interview (if not using Praxis exam)Praxis II (Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Latin, Spanish)ACTFL OPI, WPT Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, RussianPassing Score: Advanced Level or higher if not using Praxis exam.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/statutes/index.html
Form Mailing Address:
Department of EducationCertification Office23 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333-0023


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=maine

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/renewal/one-year.htmlCan be renewed 3 times. During this process the applicant may apply for a provisional or professional certificate if they complete are the requirements. The applicant shall meet the following requirements to be eligible for a second or third conditional certificate: (a) 6 semester hours of the requirements OR completion of all required coursework(b) Basic Skills Test requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics(c) Approval from the support system of an action plan for conditional certificate holders; and(d) A completed renewal application, including a recommendation by the support system chair that a second conditional certificate be issued.

Notes:
Review http://maine.gov/doe/cert/statutes/index.html for all required documentation.All school personnel are required to complete in-service suicide prevention awareness education training.
No Maine certification until fingerprints on file. For more information:http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.htmlInternational transcripts required if from out of country. Find more information see World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/)ORCenter for Educational Documentation (http://www.cedevaluations.com/)
Can be renewed 3 times. During this process the applicant may apply for a provisional or professional certificate if they complete are the requirements. Renewal forms will be mailed to the applicant. More info can be found at http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/renewal/one-year.html

Targeted Need Certificate (ME)

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Targeted Need Certificate (ME)

Description
Applicant positions designated as having a shortage of fully certified teachers for individuals who are not eligible for any other certificate.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Must not have a Provisional or Professional certificate
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Maine
Contact Name: Certification Office
Contact Phone: 207-624-6603
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/index.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + 6 Credits



Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification





Notes
24 credit hours required for Standard Certificate, but only 6 required for Targeted Needs Certificate.As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Course needed: Completed a minimum of 6 semester hours in the world language endorsement area being sought or earned a score of advanced level or higher on the ACTFL Writing and Oral Proficiency Interview










Notes:
ACTFL OPI, WPT Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, RussianPassing Score: Advanced Level or higherNative Languages - Wapanohki languages subject matter competence: Applicant meets tribal proficiency standards to teach that tribe's native language, documentation by recognized Indian tribe in Maine, or by the Chair, and whose signature in either case is attested by the Tribal clerk.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://maine.gov/doe/cert/statutes/index.html
Form Mailing Address:
Department of EducationCertification Office23 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333-0023


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Mentor



Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html

Renewal: Renewable
The targeted need certificate may be renewed a maximum of two additional terms. See http://maine.gov/doe/cert/renewal/one-year.html Requirements:1. Has a support team and a teacher action plan;2. 6 semester hours of the requirements for the area in which the certificate or endorsement is issued or completion of all required coursework;3. Qualifying scores for reading, writing, and math on the Pre-Professional Skills Test prior to the issuance of a second certificate4. Has met the qualifying scores for all assessments prior to the issuance of a third certificate; and5. Remains ineligible for a conditional, provisional, or professional teaching certificate or transitional endorsement6. 6 semester hours of the liberal arts or content areas7. Additional targeted need certificates may be issued if the applicant meets all of the following:a. Remains ineligible for a conditional, provisional, professional certificate or a transitional endorsement.b. Annually attempts to meet the qualifying scores for reading, writing and math of the Pre-Professional Skills Test prior to the issuance of a new targeted need certificatec. English is not first language; andd. Annually documents they are being tutored in reading, writing, or math, whichever is appropriate.

Notes:
Review http://maine.gov/doe/cert/statutes/index.html for all required documentation.All school personnel are required to complete in-service suicide prevention awareness education training.
No Maine certification until fingerprints on file. For more information:http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html


GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The applicant will be eligible for a targeted need certificate if they have completed 6 credits of coursework toward this endorsement. Professional Certificate (ME)

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Professional Certificate (ME)

Description
Applicants must either possess a Provisional Certificate for 2 years or meet the eligibility requirements to hold a professional certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Maine
Contact Name: Certification Office
Contact Phone: 207-624-6603
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/index.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + 24 Hours
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Course needed: Methods of teaching foreign language (3 semester hours).
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Course needed: Completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the world language endorsement area being sought or earned a score of advanced level or higher on the ACTFL Writing and Oral Proficiency Interview
Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom See: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/exceptionalitycourses.html














Notes:
Applicants may use Praxis or ACTFL for any of the endorsed languages.Praxis II: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Latin, SpanishACTFL OPI, WPT Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, RussianPassing Score: Advanced Level or higher if not using Praxis exam.See: http://www.languagetesting.com/testing-for-teacher-certification for updated tests. Student teaching may be waived for 1 school year of credentialed teaching in Maine in the Content LanguageNative Languages - Wapanohki languages subject matter competence: Applicant meets tribal proficiency standards to teach that tribe's native language, documentation by recognized Indian tribe in Maine, or by the Chair, and whose signature in either case is attested by the Tribal clerk.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/application/index.html#app
Form Mailing Address:
Department of EducationCertification Office23 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333-0023




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=maine

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/renewal/index.html1. 6 credits of approved study and obtain a positive recommendation from the support system; OR2. In the absence of an approved certification support system, 6 credits of approved study during the term of the certificate. These 6 credits may not have been used previously to renew the same certificate.If a holder is employed in a school with an approved support system, the renewal must be processed through the support system.

Notes:
Review http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/application/index.html for all required documentation.All school personnel are required to complete in-service suicide prevention awareness education training.
No Maine certification until fingerprints on file. For more information:http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.htmlInternational transcripts required if from out of country. Find more information see World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/) or NACES (http://www.naces.org/members.html) or Center for Educational Documentation (http://www.cedevaluations.com/)
Renewal forms will be mailed to the applicant. See: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/renewal/full.html

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Out of state/country applicants may skip the Provisional Certificate and apply for the Professional Certificate if he/she:Has 5 or more years of experience teaching in the Content Language within the 7 years prior to application under a valid certificate in another state. Has graduated from a state-approved TEP, OR earned a national board certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.World Language Endorsement Eligibility: Eligibility for the [world language] endorsement shall be established by one of two pathways. Individuals who are not eligible through either pathway may be eligible for a conditional certificate.1. Endorsement Eligibility Pathway 1(a) Graduated from a Maine program (b) Earned BA(c) Completed an approved course for “Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular (d) Passed Content Language assessment, and(e) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing, and mathematics. 2. Endorsement Eligibility Pathway 2(a) Earned BA;(b) One of the following:i. Minimum of 24 semester hours in content languageii. Score of advanced level or higher on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interviewiii. Score of advanced level or higher on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Writing Proficiency Test(c) Completed an approved course for “Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom”(d) Passed Content Language methods course or content area methods assessment;(e) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing and mathematics;(f) Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level, or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program; and(g) Completed one academic semester or a minimum of 15 weeks of full-time student teaching, or a combination of part-time and full-time student teaching. This requirement shall be waived upon completion of one full year of teaching under a targeted need certificate, a conditional certificate, or a transitional endorsementA provisional certificate is issued to an applicant who has met all of the requirements but has not taught for two school years in a Maine school with a Professional Learning Community Support System (PLCSS). Once an applicant has taught for two school years in a Maine school and been recommended for a five-year certificate by the local school district’s PLCSS, the full five-year certificate will be issued. Master Educator Certificate (GU)

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Master Educator Certificate (GU)

Description
This certificate is only for those who hold a Master's degree and a minimum of 5 years satisfactory teaching experience.
Certificate Valid for 10 Years
Those who have completed requirements for Initial Educator & Professional Educator Certificate
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification

Notes
A National Board Certified Teacher also qualifies.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
BA Degree + MA Degree

GPA: 2.7

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Math:
Exam(s): Praxis Core Required.


Notes
Praxis I scores are no longer recognized.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):










Notes:
Content Language Requirements may be met by a degree in the language or a passing score on the Praxis II Exam. Guam accepts Praxis II for Chinese - Mandarin. Praxis II test passing scores adopted by the State of Hawaii are acceptable for other content languages. Contact Guam Certification for more information.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Renewable
120 clock hours of professional activities, Continuing Education Units, or Professional Growth Plan requirements.ANDSatisfactory Performance Evaluation

Notes:

Applicants must complete a university level course in Guam History or Guam Culture.


Professional Educator Certificate (GU)

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Professional Educator Certificate (GU)

Description
This certificate is for those who have taught for 2 years under Guam's Initial Educator Certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 Years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification

Notes
This certificate has unlimited renewals as long as the educator maintains good standing.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.7

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Math:
Exam(s): Praxis Core Required.


Notes
Minimum Academic Background Requirements should have already been fulfilled earlier since applicant has an Initial Educator Certificate. Praxis I scores are no longer recognized.Applicants must have a BA + Completed teacher programOR Out of State BA + Completed Out of State teacher program (Approved by CHEA) OR BA + Content Area Program + Guam Professional Teacher Standards Program

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):










Notes:
To qualify for the Professional Educator Certificate:Guam History/Guam Culture Reqs. 60 Clock Hours of Professional ActivitiesSatisfactory Performance evaluation and/or completion of professional Growth Plan as approved by on-site administrator.Completion of 1 year mentorship in a Guam school AND Completion of 2 years as an IE Certificate HolderContent Language Requirements may be met by a degree in the language or a passing score on the Praxis II Exam. Guam accepts Praxis II for Chinese - Mandarin. Praxis II test passing scores adopted by the State of Hawaii are acceptable for other content languages. Contact Guam Certification for more information.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Renewable
90 clock hours of Professional Activities to include semester hours, Continuing Education Units or Professional Growth Plan requirements and a satisfactory performance evaluation. For more information see: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification

Notes:




Temporary Chamorro Language And Culture Teaching Certificate (GU)

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Temporary Chamorro Language And Culture Teaching Certificate (GU)

Description
The Temporary Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching Certificate is issued to individuals who have at least 30 semester hours of college credit with 6 hours of Chamorro language.
Certificate Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
College with 30 Hours







Notes
GCEC does not require Chamorro teachers to take Praxis I. However, if individuals are pursuing a teacher educator preparation program at the University of Guam, then Praxis I and II (PLT) Principles of Learning and Teaching is a graduation requirement.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:










Notes:
Language Proficiency is determined by the Chamorro Studies Division of the Guam Department of Education.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Renewable
Renewable ONCE ONLY with:12 semester hours applicable to Initial Educator &/or Chamorro Language & Culture Teaching Certificate ANDSatisfactory Performance EvaluationAfter 1 Renewal you may apply for the next step in certification. This is the Basic Chamorro Certificate.

Notes:
GCEC cannot accept online applications. All forms and documents must be submitted to the the GCEC office with proof of payment.
Applicants must complete a university level course in Guam History or Guam Culture.


Initial Educator Certificate (GU)

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Initial Educator Certificate (GU)

Description
The Initial Educator Certificate is issued to individuals who have completed teacher training.
Certificate Valid for 3 Years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification

Notes
While Guam is a part of the NASDTEC interstate agreement, Guam has unique requirements for teacher certification. Applicants must complete a university level course in Guam History or Guam Culture.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.7



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Math:
Exam(s): Praxis Core Required.


Notes
Praxis I scores are no longer recognized.Applicants must have either: a) Degree from an approved teacher program from an accredited college/university; or from a recognized foreign institution of higher learning recognized CHEA, or its successors. OR b) Non-education preparation program graduates: Degree from an accredited institution, or completes an approved program (in content area) from an accredited institution, and completes educational program aligned w/Guam Professional Teachers Standards. OR Out of State BA + Completed Out of State teacher program (Approved by CHEA)

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):










Notes:
Content Language Requirements may be met by a degree in the language or a passing score on the Praxis II Exam. Guam accepts Praxis II for Chinese - Mandarin. Praxis II test passing scores adopted by the State of Hawaii are acceptable for other content languages. Contact Guam Certification for more information.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Nonrenewable


Notes:




Temporary Educator Certificate (GU)

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Temporary Educator Certificate (GU)

Description
The Temporary Educator Certificate is issued to individuals who are enrolled in teacher training.
Certificate Valid for 2 Years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification

Notes
While Guam is a part of the NASDTEC interstate agreement, Guam has unique requirements for teacher certification. Applicants must complete a university level course in Guam History or Guam Culture.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.7



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Math:
Exam(s): Praxis Core Required.


Notes
Praxis I scores are no longer recognized.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:
District Administered Exam.
Exam(s): Praxis II required.










Notes:
Content Language Requirements may be met by a degree in the language or a passing score on the Praxis II Exam. Guam accepts the Praxis II for Chinese - Mandarin.Praxis II test passing scores adopted by the State of Hawaii are acceptable for other content languages. Contact Guam Certification for more information.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Renewable
The Temporary Educator Certificate is renewable once. The applicant must complete 12 semester hours applicable to the requirements of an Initial Educator Certificate within the validity period of the first certificate. ANDSatisfactory Performance Evaluation

Notes:




Basic Educator Chamorro Language And Culture Teaching Certificate (GU)

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Basic Educator Chamorro Language And Culture Teaching Certificate (GU)

Description
The Basic Educator Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching Certificate is issued to individuals who have at least 60 semester hours of college credit with 12 hours of Chamorro language.
Certificate Valid for 2 Years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Guam
Contact Name: Fran-Nicole Camacho: Certification Officer
Contact Phone: 671-735-2554
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://gcec.guam.gov/certification



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
College with 60 Hours







Notes
GCEC does not require Chamorro teachers to take Praxis I. However, if individuals are pursuing a teacher educator preparation program at the University of Guam, then Praxis I and II (PLT) Principles of Learning and Teaching is a graduation requirement.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:










Notes:
Language Proficiency is determined by the Chamorro Studies Division of the Guam Department of Education.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://gcec.guam.gov/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
Guam Commission for Educator Certification UOG Station-SOE, Mangilao, Guam 96923




Renewal: Renewable
Unlimited renewals with proof of having earned 6 semester hours applicable to IE and/or Chamorro Language & Culture Teaching Certificate req. within the certification validity period. AND Satisfactory Performance Evaluation

Notes:
GCEC cannot accept online filing of application forms. All forms must be submitted at the GCEC office along with the required documents and proof of payment.
Applicants must complete a university level course in Guam History or Guam Culture.
GCEC cannot accept online applications. Complete applications must be submitted at the GCEC office along with the required documents and proof of payment.

Alternative Teaching Certificate (WV)

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Alternative Teaching Certificate (WV)

Description
This Alternative Teaching Certificate route is for those who have not gone through a traditional teacher program.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: West Virginia
Contact Name: Office of Professional Preparation
Contact Phone: 304-558-7010
For more information please visit the state website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/teachwv/teachprep.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may be exempt from the Praxis Core:1) Masters degree2) ACT or SAT exams, see WV BoE for score limits.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: Applicant must enroll in an 18 semester hour WVBE-approved alternative route to certification program..
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish applicants may take the ACTFL OPI, WPT. There is no Praxis for ASL: An applicant who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Inventory: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement.WVBE will examine transcripts/experience for completion of content language with no assigned Praxis test.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
West Virginia Department of EducationOffice of Professional Preparation Building 6, Room 722 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305


School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor
Offered applicant employment in shortage area



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=west-virginia

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/documents/FirstTimeApplicantInformation.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Use Form 25 to renewal alternative certificate located at http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/Renewable 2 timesFor first renewal: Complete the a beginning teacher internship program unless the applicant qualifies for an exemption and compete at least six hours of the required 18 hours of the alternative program. For second renewal: Complete the minimum of an additional six semester hours, for a total of 12 semester hours of alternative program.

Notes:
Use Form 25 to apply.Fingerprint fee: $47.25 - do not add to applicationAll payments must be completed online at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/.
First time applicants must complete a background check. Use Form 7.International applicants must have transcripts evaluated by a credential service such as: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO)or Academic and Credential Records, Evaluation and verification Service (ACREVS). For more information about transcript evaluation services contact the WV Office of Professional Preparation.


Transitional C Certificate (NY)

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Transitional C Certificate (NY)

Description
The Transitional C Certificate is issued to permit the employment of an individual as a classroom teacher in a New York State public school; the individual must be enrolled in a New York State Transitional C program.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Must be enrolled in a NYS Registered Alternative Graduate Program
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New York
Contact Phone: 518-474-3901
Contact Email: http://www.forms2.nysed.gov/ohe/tcert/ContactOTI.cfm
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + MA Degree





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Course needed: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention.
Exam(s): edTPA is language specific.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Child Abuse: Required





Notes:
Must be enrolled in an alternative graduate teacher education program. Information can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/intrototransc.htmApplicants can earn up to 30 semester hours of credit toward subject competence by passing the both ACTFL OPI and WPT. Passing scores range from Intermediate High to Advanced Low. See http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/actfl.htmlChild Abuse Detection requirement fulfilled by completing 6 hours of coursework or training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention. Intervention training providers can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/dasa-applicant.html



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/home.html



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/evalforeigncred.html

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/login.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Valid for 3 years while the applicant is enrolled in an alternative program. Leads to Professional License upon completion of Professional license requirements.

Notes:

Individual fingerprint cards are available at your local school district, charter school, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), colleges with teacher preparation programs or by sending a request to the Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA).International records, valid credentials and transcripts should be directly sent to the New York State Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI)
Valid for 3 years while the applicant is enrolled in an alternative program. Leads to Professional License upon completion of Professional license requirements.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Each pathway has slightly different requirements. For a full list of requirements for each pathway visit http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do and select the desired certificate and language in the drop down boxes.College Level Examination Program (CLEP) foreign language examination or a New York University Proficiency examination is considered a duplication of the ACTFL exam. Also, tests taken for certification must not duplicate courses completed for college credit. Please see http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/actfl.html for a full list of requirements for acceptable scores.Institutions of Higher Education may offer teacher education programs tailored to the needs of career changers and others holding appropriate graduate academic or professional degrees. Based on the higher standards for all teachers, Transitional C programs allow candidates to enter teaching while participating in a college program for pedagogical core study. Transitional B Certificate (NY)

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Transitional B Certificate (NY)

Description
The Transitional B Certificate is issued to permit the employment of an individual as a classroom teacher in a New York State public school; the individual must be enrolled in a New York State Transitional B program. The Transitional B certificate is tied to the school placement.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Must be enrolled in a NYS Registered Alternative Program
Employment: Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New York
Contact Phone: 518-474-3901
Contact Email: http://www.forms2.nysed.gov/ohe/tcert/ContactOTI.cfm
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree





Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Course needed: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention.
Exam(s): edTPA is language specific.






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State




Additional Requirements for this route include the following:










Child Abuse: Required





Notes:
Must be enrolled in an alternative teacher education program. Info: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/AlternativeTeacherCertificationProgram.htmChild Abuse Detection requirement fulfilled by completing 6 hours of coursework or training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention. Intervention training providers can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/dasa-applicant.htmlApplicants can earn up to 30 semester hours of credit toward subject competence by passing the both ACTFL OPI and WPT. Passing scores range from Intermediate High to Advanced Low. See http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/actfl.htm



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/home.html



Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/evalforeigncred.html

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/login.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Valid for 3 years while the individual is enrolled in an alternative program. Leads to Initial Certificate.

Notes:

Individual fingerprint cards are available at your local school district, charter school, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), colleges with teacher preparation programs or by sending a request to the Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA).International records, valid credentials and transcripts should be directly sent to the New York State Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI)
Valid for 3 years while the individual is enrolled in an alternative program. Leads to Initial Certificate.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Each pathway has slightly different requirements. For a full list of requirements for each pathway visit http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do and select the desired certificate and language in the drop down boxes.Suggestioned pathways for candidate profiles can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/rightpathway.htmlCollege Level Examination Program (CLEP) foreign language examination or a New York University Proficiency examination is considered a duplication of the ACTFL exam. Also, tests taken for certification must not duplicate courses completed for college credit. Please see http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/actfl.html for a full list of requirements for acceptable scores Temporary Teaching Certificate (WV)

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Temporary Teaching Certificate (WV)

Description
The Temporary Teaching Certificate route is for those who have not qualified for an Initial Professional Teaching Certificate.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: West Virginia
Contact Name: Office of Professional Preparation
Contact Phone: 304-558-7010
For more information please visit the state website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/teachwv/certification.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.5



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:


Notes
Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may be exempt from the Praxis Core:1) Masters degree2) ACT or SAT exams, see WV BoE for score limits.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):






Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:
Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State










Notes:
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish applicants may take the ACTFL OPI, WPT. There is no Praxis for ASL: An applicant who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Inventory: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement.WVBE will examine transcripts/experience for completion of content language with no assigned Praxis test.Out of State teacher program with the exception of the required tests in pre-professional skills, content and/or professional education must be completed or possess an out-of-state/foreign teaching credential before applying.



Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/firstime.html
Form Mailing Address:
West Virginia Department of EducationOffice of Professional Preparation Building 6, Room 722 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305




Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=west-virginia

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/firstime.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
The Temporary Certificate is valid for a period of one year and may not be renewed. Will transition to Professional Teaching Certificate.

Notes:
Fingerprint fee: $47.25All payments must be completed online at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/.
First time applicants must complete a background check. Use Form 7.International applicants must have transcripts evaluated by a credential service such as: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO)or Academic and Credential Records, Evaluation and verification Service (ACREVS). For more information about transcript evaluation services contact the WV Office of Professional Preparation.
The Temporary Certificate is valid for a period of one year and may not be renewed. Will transition to Professional Teaching Certificate.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
A Temporary Teaching Certificate may be issued to an applicant who has completed: 1)the minimum of a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree through an accredited institution of higher educationor an equivalent degree through an institution of higher education in a foreign country;2) the general requirements-specified for all licensures; 3) the minimum GPA (2.5); and 4) the conditions for issuance. A Temporary Certificate may be issued in the teaching specializations. The Temporary Certificate shall be endorsed to indicate the specialization(s) and grade levels in which the holder can be legally assigned within the public schools. Experience gained on the Temporary Certificate may be used for conversion purposes. Professional Certificate (NY)

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Professional Certificate (NY)

Description
The Professional Certificate is issued as the advanced-level certificate for classroom teachers.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Applicant must be US citizen or have verified permanent residence
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New York
Contact Phone: 518-474-3901
Contact Email: http://www.forms2.nysed.gov/ohe/tcert/ContactOTI.cfm
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/typesofcerts.html



Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree



Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification



Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route: