Out-Of-Country Reciprocity (DC)

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Out-Of-Country Reciprocity (DC)

Description
Applicants possessing a out-of-country license, may be issued either the Regular II License (4 years, renewable) or the Transitional License (1 year, non-renewable).
License Valid for 1-4 years
Employment: Not Required

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/educators-prepared-outside-united-states

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
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
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

Notes:
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-foreign-educators
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 Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

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

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable

Notes:

Criminal history record/background required with application.

If employed in a DC Public School, visit:
http://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/publication/attachments/Criminal%20History%20Report%20DCPS%20employees_8.pdf

If NOT employed in a DC Public School, visit:
http://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/publication/attachments/Non-DCPS%20Employee%20Background%20Check_4.29.13_2.pdf

Applicants who have studied outside the US MUST have any and all credentials evaluated.
The evaluation MUST include the following:
1) A US equivalency summary statement that includes the type of degree(s) earned and the degree or program major.
2) A course-by-course listing of all courses completed that includes the number of credit hours and grade(s) earned for each course completed.
3) A statement of verification attesting to teaching credentials or licenses held abroad (if applicable).
The Transitional License is non-renewable.

Please Note: The Regular II License will become non-renewable upon development and promulgation of final regulations for an Advanced Teaching Credential .

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicants may be issued the Regular II Initial License (4-year, renewable) if they meet the following requirements:

Applicants must provide documentation of:
Bachelor’s Degree (or US Equivalent)
Verification of successful completion of a TEP (as evidenced by the foreign credential evaluation or valid out-of-country license)
OR
Full completion of all content and teacher education coursework required under the DC Municipal Regulations as determined by a transcript review conducted by the OSSE

State Exams Required:
Passing scores for all portions of the Praxis I
AND
Passing scores for Praxis II Content Language and Praxis World Languages Pedagogy exams

Applicants may be issued the Transitional License (1-year, nonrenewable) if they meet the following requirements:
Restriction: It only be requested by a DC school district

Applicants must provide documentation of:
Bachelor’s Degree (or US Equivalent) + Major in the Content Language
OR
Bachelor’s Degree (or US Equivalent) + Verification of completion of a TEP

Applicant must never have been previously employed as a DC public school teacher

State Exams are NOT Required for issuance of the Transitional License, however, they are required to move up to the Regular II License.

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