State Teacher Certification Offices

Directory of State Departments of Education

State Teacher Certification Offices          

 

ALABAMA

Alabama State Department of Education                                                                                  

Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.alsde.edu/sec/tc/pages/home.aspx 

 

ALASKA

Alaska Teacher Certification
Department of Education & Early Development
https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification

 

ARIZONA

Arizona State Department of Education
Teacher Certification Unit
http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas State Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit

 

CALIFORNIA

California State Department of Education                                             

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
http://www.ctc.ca.gov

 

COLORADO

Colorado Dept. of Education

Teacher Certification                                         

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification & Professional Development
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&Q=321230

 

DELAWARE

Delaware Department of Public Instruction
Certification Department
http://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/    

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Department of Certification & Accreditation
http://osse.dc.gov/ed-credentials  

 

FLORIDA

Florida State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

 

GEORGIA

Georgia State Department of Education
Teacher Certification Services
 http://www.gapsc.com/Certification/Home.aspx
 

HAWAII

Hawaii Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/home.aspx  

 

IDAHO

Idaho State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

 

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Teacher Certification Board
 http:// 206.166.105.35/licensure/requirements/toc.htm  

 

INDIANA

Indiana State Department of Education
Teacher Education & Certification
http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing

 

IOWA

Iowa State Department of Education                                                                  

Board of Educational Examiners Subtitle Licensure
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/

 

KANSAS

Kansas State Department of Education
Kansas State Education Building
http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation  
 

KENTUCKY

Kentucky State Department of Education
Office of Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.kyepsb.net/

 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State Department of Education                                                 

Louisiana Bureau of Higher Ed. and Teacher Certification
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/certification

 

MAINE

Maine Department of Education – Division of Teacher Certification
http://www.state.me.us/education/cert.htm

 

MARYLAND

Maryland State Department of Education
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/index.aspx

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification
 http://www.mass.gov/ese/licensure  

 

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Education
Teacher Preparation and Certification Services
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
 

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Education Department of Teacher Licensing
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/index.html

 

MISSISSIPPI

Division of Instruction
Mississippi Office of Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/educator-licensure/teacher-education

 

MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification

 

MONTANA

Montana Office of Public Instruction
Certification Division
http://www.opi.state.mt.us/

 

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Education                                     

Teacher Certification
 http://nde.ne.gov/TCERT/

 

NEVADA

Nevada Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://nvteachers.doe.nv.gov/
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire State Department of Education 
Teacher Certification
http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/

 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey State Department of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/

 

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico State Department of Education
Professional Licensure
 http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html

 

NEW YORK

New York State Department of Education
Division of Teacher Certification
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction
Certification Division
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure

 

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board                              

Office of Certification
http://www.state.nd.us/espb/
 

OHIO

Ohio State Department of Education                                                              

Teacher Certification
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification

 

OREGON

Oregon State Department of Education
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=550

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification
http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#tab.1

 

RHODE ISLAND

Rhone Island State Department of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx  

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina State Department of Education
Teacher Certification Section
http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota State Department of Education
http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx

 

TENNESSEE

Tennessee State Department of Education                                                                         

Teacher Licensing
http://www.tn.gov/education/section/licensing  

 

TEXAS

Texas State Department of Education
Division of Teacher Certification
http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/

 

UTAH

Utah State Board of Education
Teacher Certification Division
http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/

 

VERMONT

Vermont State Department of Education
Licensing Office
 http://education.vermont.gov/educator-quality/become-a-vermont-educator  

 

VIRGINIA

Virginia State Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/

 

WASHINGTON

Washington State Department of Education
Professional Certification
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/TeacherMain.aspx

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia State Department of Education
Office of Educational Personnel Development
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/

 

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Certification
https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/elo

 

WYOMING

Wyoming State Department of Education
Certification Unit
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/