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Guam has a 3-tier teacher certification system with Initial, Professional, and Master Teacher certification levels. An Initial Educator Certificate may be issued to an applicant who is a graduate of the approved teacher programs, or who is an alternative route candidate just starting out as a new teacher. The Initial Educator Certificate is issued for 3 years and is non-renewable.  The Initial Educator Certificate can be advanced to a Professional Educator Certificate after two years of being an Initial Educator Certificate holder and upon meeting mentoring, professional development and testing requirements. A Master Educator

Certificate may be issued to an applicant who presents evidence of having a minimum of five (5) years of satisfactory teaching experience and an earned master’s degree and/or a National Board Teacher Certification. For additional information about certification, please, consult the Guam Commission for Educator Certification.


Web site:

Contact name: Guam Commission for Educator Certification

Contact phone number: (671) 735-2554 / 2557

Contact email: [email protected]

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Holders of degrees in teacher preparation awarded by an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) shall be eligible for an Initial Educator Certificate.

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