Level II (Out-Of-State Reciprocity) (DC)

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Level II (Out-Of-State Reciprocity) (DC)

Description
The Regular II license will be granted to applicants who have an out-of-state license but have never been previously employed as a DC public school teacher or completed DC testing requirements.

License Valid for 4 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: District of Columbia
Contact Name: Educator Licensure and Accreditation
Contact Phone: 202-741-5881
Contact Email: educator.licensurehelp@dc.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://osse.dc.gov/service/interstate-licensure-agreement-reciprocity

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.

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

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
Basic Skills exam waived with official score reports documenting passing scores for a comparable basic skills licensure exam (which includes Reading, Writing and Mathematics).

Basic Skills may also be met by meeting an equivalency score determined by the State Superintendent of Education on the SAT, ACT or GRE.

SAT, ACT, and GRE and Praxis I scores are accepted until 8/2016.

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

Notes:
Pedagogy and Content Language exams waived with official score reports documenting passing scores for a comparable content and/or pedagogy based licensure exams required by the state where the teaching credential was issued.

World Languages with no adopted Content Language exams (K-12) will take the Praxis World Languages Pedagogy exam. Contact OSSE for additional available language certifications.

Modern & Classical Languages: 30 Semester Hours of Coursework and Praxis World Languages Pedagogy 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://osse.dc.gov/publication/application-regular-ii-license
Form Mailing Address:
OSSE – Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educator Licensure and Accreditation
810 First Street, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

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

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Teachers may apply for renewal every 4 years. Please see http://osse.dc.gov/service/teacher-and-service-provider-license-renewal

Notes:

Criminal history record/background required with application.

See: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-employee-background-and-id-cards

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Reciprocity for Valid License Holders from Other States

Licensure may be issued a full license by meeting each of the following three (3) conditions:

1. Completion of a state-approved TEP located outside of the District of Columbia in the Content Language D.C. license being sought.

2. Currently holds a valid out-of-state Level II license (full credential without deficiencies) teaching credential in the Content Language D.C. license being sought. Any Content Language exam scores must be submitted.

3. Applicant must present official score reports documenting passing scores for a comparable basic skills (Reading, Writing, Math) exam, a Content Language exam; and a pedagogy based exams required by the state where the teaching credential was issued.

DC will waive the pedagogy licensure exam requirement for valid out-of-state level II license holders who submit appropriate documentation verifying satisfactory completion of at least three (3) years of recognized full-time teaching experience (completed within the previous seven (7) years) while holding an appropriate teaching license/credential in the applicable Content Language and grade. The teaching experience must have occurred outside of the District of Columbia after the date of the completion of an approved TEP. The teaching experience may not include substitute teaching experiences.

Applicants must submit copies of all pages of their official score reports that include pass/fail indications to serve as proof of meeting that state’s licensure exams; or the applicant may request that the certifying official of the approved program or an authorized official of the state’s educator licensure agency provide official testing verification.

The official verifying the licensure exam information may complete an “approved program verification form” or issue an official statement of confirmation on official agency letterhead attesting to the completion of each of the required exams.

*Note: If a state does not require any component of the licensure exams as required by the District of Columbia (e.g. basic skills, content and/or pedagogy exams), the applicant will be required to complete DC’s licensure exam for the missing area prior to the issuance of a full DC teaching license/credential in the applicable area. (Praxis World Languages Pedagogy) + Praxis II (Content Language) or 30 Semester hours of coursework in Content Language.

Required Supporting Documents:

Application for Regular II Licensure
Approved Program Verification Form
Employment Verification Form Educational
Procedures to obtain nationwide criminal history report (for DCPS employees only)
Procedures to obtain nationwide criminal history report (for all other applicants)

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:46:21 PM


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