Teaching Jobs Overseas International Employment for Teacher

Teaching Jobs Overseas
International Employment for Teachers

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Teaching Jobs Overseas: International Employment for Teachers

Alternative Certification

Many states have developed or are initiating programs that provide alternative routes to teacher certification, particularly for mid-career professionals. 

The goal of such programs is to draw a diversity of individuals with in-depth subject matter backgrounds into teaching careers. Requirements for an alternative teaching license vary by state. For an overseas position, it does not matter what state your license is from.

Generally, applicants must hold a bachelors degree in the subject to be taught, achieve a passing score on state-required examinations, complete an intensive teacher preparation program, and possibly fulfill a supervised teaching internship. Specific information on which school systems are offering internships can be requested from the schools. 

After satisfactory completion of these requirements, the applicant will be issued a teaching credential. 

 

State certification offices, USA

Teacher Certification in Canada

Applicants must hold a bachelors degree

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There can be great differences from state to state as to what additional training and course work is required and how much support is offered to the new teacher once he or she is in the classroom. 

Information on requirements for a teacher credential may be obtained by contacting the department of education of the state where you would like to teach (become certified).

It is wise to confirm program and licensure requirements before making a career decision. Colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs are also a source of information. Descriptions of college programs can be found in Peterson's Guides and similar directories in your local library and specific information is available in individual college catalogs.

Some sources of further information on alternative teacher certification are listed below.

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TEFL Certification: 

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Contact the state certification office, listed below, for any certification question or application request.

ALABAMA
Alabama Department of Education
5201 Gordon Persons Building, 50 North Ripley Street, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
(334) 242-9977;
http://www.alsde.edu
Alternative Routes: Fifth Year Masters Program (E); Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Approach (C); Preliminary Certificate Approach (H) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 100 North Union Street, 7th Floor, Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-1998;
http://www.ache.state.al.us


ALASKA
Alaska Department of Education, Teacher Education & Certification
Attn: Assessment Center, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-2831;
http://www.eed.state.ak.us
Alternative Routes: University of Alaska Southeast Master of Arts in Teaching (C) ; (907) 465-2026 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, AK 99801-7109
(907) 465-6740;
http://www.state.ak.us/acpe


ARIZONA
Arizona Department of Education, Teacher Certification Unit
P.O. Box 6490, Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-4367;
http://www.ade.state.az.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Secondary Certificate (B2); Emergency Certificate (F); (602) 542-4367 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2020 North Central Avenue, Suite 275, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4503
(602) 229-2591;
http://www.acpe.asu.edu


ARKANSAS
Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education/Licensure
Arch Ford Building, No. 4 State Capitol Mall, Room 106B, Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4344;
http://arkedu.state.ar.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Certification Program (B1); Probationary Provisional Certificate (D); (501) 682-5762 (Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201-3818
(501) 371-2000;
http://www.adhe.arknet.edu


CALIFORNIA
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capital Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814-4213
(916) 445-0184;
http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Alternative Routes: District Intern Certificate (A); University Intern Credential (D); Pre-Internship Teaching Certificate (C); Emergency Teaching Permit (F); Eminence Credential (H); Sojourn Credential (H); (916) 445-4438 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the California Student Aid Commission, P.O. Box 419026, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
(916) 526-7590;
http://www.edfund.org


COLORADO
Colorado Department of Education, Educator Licensing
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 105, Denver, CO 80203-1704
(303) 866-6628;
http://www.cde.state.co.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Teacher Program (A); (303) 866-6932 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Colorado Heritage Center, 1300 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-2723;
http://www.state.co.us/cche_dir/hecche.html


CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Certification and Teacher Preparation
P.O. Box 150471, Room 243, Hartford, CT 06115-0471
(860) 566-5201;
http://www.state.ct.us/sde
Alternative Routes: Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (B); Postbaccalaureate Certification (E); Cross Endorsement (G); (860) 566-4267 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2326
(860) 947-1800;
http://www.ctdhe.org/dheweb/toc.htm


DELAWARE
Delaware Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 1402, Townsend Building, Dover, DE 19903-1402
(302) 739-4686;
http://www.doe.state.de.us
Alternative Routes: Delaware Alternative Route to Certification / Secondary Education (B); Special Institute for Teacher Certification (E); Master's in Primary / K-4 or Middle Level / 5-8 Education (E); (302) 831-3000 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Delaware Higher Education Commission, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, 4th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 577-3240


FLORIDA
Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification
Turlington Building, 325 W. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 488-8595;
http://www.firn.edu/doe
Alternative Routes: Temporary Certificate (D); Class Alternative (C); Add-on Programs (G); (850) 413-7928 (Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 124 Collins Building, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 488-4095;
http://www.firn.edu/doe


GEORGIA
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
1452 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 657-9000;
http://www.gapsc.com
Alternative Routes: Teach for America (A); Postbaccalaureate Non-Degree Preparation Programs (D); Postbaccalaureate Non-Degree Preparation Programs for Transitioning Military Personnel (D); Master's Degree Level Initial Preparation (E); Provisional Certification (F); Probationary Certification (G); Permitted Personnel (H) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission, 2082 E. Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 724-9000;
http://www.hope.gsfc.org


HAWAII
Hawaii Department of Education, Office of Personnel Services, Teacher Recruitment Unit
P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
(808) 586-3420;
http://www.k12.hi.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Program for Shortage Areas (E); Respecialization in Special Education (RISE) Program (G); Alternative Licensing Program in Special Education (E); (808) 586-3276 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Hawaii State Postsecondary Education Commission, 244 Dole Street, Room 202, Honolulu, HI 96822-2394
(808) 956-8213


IDAHO
Idaho Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027
(208) 332-6800; http://www.sde.state.id.us/certification/
Alternative Routes: Secondary Field Centered Teacher Training Program (B2) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Idaho State Board of Education, 650 West State Street, Room 307, P.O. Box 83270, Boise, ID 83720-0037
(208) 334-2270


ILLINOIS
Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Professional Preparation
100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-4330;
http://www.isbe.state.il.us
Alternative Routes: DePaul/Glenview Teacher Preparation Program (D); Teachers for Chicago (B); (217) 782-2805 (Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
(800) 899-4722;
http://www.isac-online.org


INDIANA
Indiana Professional Standards Board, Division of Teacher Licensing
251 E. Ohio Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010;
http://www.state.in.us/psb
Financial Aid: Contact the Indiana State Student Assistance Commission, 150 West Market Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
(317) 232-2350;
http://www.ai.org/ssaci


IOWA
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5294;
http://www.state.ia.us/educate/programs/boee/index.html
Financial Aid: Contact the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, 200 10th Street, 4th Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309-2036
(515) 281-3501;
http://www.state.ia.us/collegeaid


KANSAS
Kansas Department of Education, Division of Certification
120 SE 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-4073;
http://www.ksbe.state.ks.us
Alternative Routes: Postbaccalaureate Program to Alternative Certification (D) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Kansas Board of Regents, 700 S.W. Harrison, Suite 1410, Topeka, KS 66603-3760
(785) 296-3421;
http://www.kansasregents.org


KENTUCKY
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Teacher Education/Certification
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 225, Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-4606;
http://www.kde.state.ky.us
Alternative Routes: Exceptional Experience Option (A); Alternative Certification (A); Postbaccalaureate Experimental Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (E) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, 1050 US 127 South, Suite 102, Frankfort, KY 40601-4323
(502) 696-7345;
http://www.kheaa.com


LOUISIANA
Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Standards, Assessment, and Certification
P.O. Box 44064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-3490;
http://www.doe.state.la.us/doe/asps/home.asp
Alternative Routes: Alternative Postbaccalaureate Certification Program - Elementary Education (E); Alternative Postbaccalaureate Certification Program - Secondary (E); Alternative Postbaccalaureate Certification Program - Lower Elementary (E); Alternative Postbaccalaureate Certification Program - Upper Elementary (E); Alternative Postbaccalaureate Certification Program - Special Education (E); Temporary Teaching Assignment (F) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission, P.O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
(800) 259-5626;
http://www.osfa.state.la.us


MAINE
Maine Department of Education, Certification and Placement
23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023
(207) 287-5944;
http://janus.state.me.us/education/homepage.htm
Alternative Routes: Transcript Analysis (D) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive, P.O. Box 949, Augusta, ME 04332-0949
(207) 623-3263;
http://www.famemaine.com


MARYLAND
Maryland Department of Education, Division of Certification & Accreditation
200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0412;
http://www.msde.state.md.us
Alternative Routes: Resident Teacher Certificate (A); (410) 767-0406 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Jeffrey Building, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-5370;
http://www.mhec.state.md.us


MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Department of Education, Teacher Certification Center
350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
(781) 388-6600;
http://www.doe.mass.edu
Alternative Routes: Certification Review Panel (C); Waiver (F); Internship (G); (781) 388-3300 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, 125 Summer Street, Suite 1450, Boston, MA 02110
(800) 449-6332;
http://www.mefa.org


MICHIGAN
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation and Certification Services
P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3310;
http://www.mde.state.mi.us
Alternative Routes: Michigan's Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification (A); Emergency Permit (F) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority, P.O. Box 30462, Lansing, MI 48909-7962
(517) 373-3394;
http://www.treas.state.mi.us/college/mheaa.htm


MINNESOTA
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning, Teacher Licensing
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8866;
http://www.educ.state.mn.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Preparation to Teacher Licensure Program (B); (651) 582-8833 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108-5227; www.getreadyforcollege.org (651) 642-0567


MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Department of Education, Teacher Center
P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771
(601) 359-3631;
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us
Alternative Routes: Alternate Route Provisional Certificate (B2); (601) 359-3483 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211-6453
(601) 982-6663

 


MISSOURI
Missouri Department of Education, Division of Urban & Teacher Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
(573) 751-3486;
http://www.dese.state.mo.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Certification Program (B1); (573) 751-0051 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 3515 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
(573) 751-3940;
http://www.mocbhe.gov


MONTANA
Montana Office of Public Instruction, Teacher Education/Certification
P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59601-2501
(406) 444-3150;
http://www.metnet.state.mt.us/main.html
Alternative Routes: Class 5 (Provisional) Teaching Certificate (G) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Montana University System, P.O. Box 203171, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620-3103
(406) 444-6570;
http://www.montana.edu/wwwbor/docs/borpage.html


NEBRASKA
Nebraska Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 94987, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2496;
http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us
Alternative Routes: Provisional Commitment Teaching Certificate (G); Provisional Reentry Teaching Certificate (G); Provisional Trades Teaching Certificate (G) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, P.O. Box 95005, Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
(402) 471-2847;
http://www.nol.org.ne.postsecondaryed


NEVADA
Nevada Department of Education, Teacher Licensure
1820 E. Sahara Suite #205, Las Vegas, NV 89104-3746
(702) 486-6457;
http://www.nsn.k12.nv.us/nvdoe
Alternative Routes: Nonrenewable License (G); (702) 486-6455 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Nevada Department of Education, Capitol Complex, 400 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89710
(775) 687-9200;
http://www.nsn.k12.nv.us/nvdoe


NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Credentialing
101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3860
(603) 271-3873;
http://www.state.nh.us/doe
Alternative Routes: Provisional Certification Plan (A); Individual Professional Development Plan (C); Conversion Programs (E); Emergency Permission to Employ (F); Demonstrated Competencies and Equivalent Experiences (H);
(603) 271-2407 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission, 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301-8512
(603) 271-2555;
http://www.state.nh.us/postsecondary


NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Licensing and Credentials
100 Riverview Plaza, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 984-1216;
http://www.state.nj.us/education
Alternative Routes: Provisional Teacher Program (A); (609) 292-2045 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, 4 Quakerbridge Plaza, P.O. Box 540, Trenton, NJ 08625
(800) 792-8670;
http://www.hesaa.org


NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Department of Education, Professional Licensure Unit
Education Building, Santa Fe, NM 87503-2786
(505) 827-6587;
http://sde.state.nm.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Licensure (C); Distinguished Scholar Program (H); (505) 827-6728 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-7383;
http://www.nmche.org


NEW YORK
New York Education Department, Office of Teaching
5 Education Building, Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3901;
http://www.nysed.gov
Alternative Routes: Internship Certificate (E); Temporary License (D); Alternative Completion of Requirements (G); Visiting Lecturer (H); (518) 474-6440 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12255
(888) 697-4372;
http://www.hesc.com


NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
(919) 733-0377;
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us
Alternative Routes: Modified Licensure Plan (C); Lateral Entry Provisional License (D); (919) 733-4125 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, P.O. Box 2688 RTD, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2699
(919) 549-8614;
http://www.ncseaa.edu


NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board, Teacher Licensure Office
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2264;
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/dpi
Alternative Routes: Emergency (Interim) License (F) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the North Dakota University Systems Office, North Dakota Student Financial Assistance Program, 600 East Boulevard, Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
(701) 328-4114


OHIO
Ohio Department of Education, Certification and Licensure
65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4183
(614) 466-2761;
http://www.ode.state.oh.us
Alternative Routes: Internship Certification Program (B2) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Ohio Board of Regents, State Grants and Scholarships Department, P.O. Box 182452, Columbus, OH 43218-2452
(614) 466-7420;
http://www.regents.state.oh.us


OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Department of Education, Professional Standards Section, Teacher Certification
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 212, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
(405) 521-3337;
http://sde.state.ok.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Placement Program (C) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 500 Education Building, State Capitol Complex, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 524-9100;
http://www.okhighered.org


OREGON
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
255 Capitol Street, NE, Public Service Building, Suite 105, Salem, OR 97310-1332
(503) 378-3586;
http://www.ode.state.or.us/tspc
Alternative Routes: Interim Licenses (C); License of Accomplishment (C); Troops to Teachers (C) (Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Oregon State Student Assistance Commission, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
(800) 452-8807;
http://www.ossc.state.or.us


PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation
333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-3356;
http://www.pde.psu.edu
Alternative Routes: Teacher Intern Program (D); (717) 787-3470 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, 1200 North Seventh Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
(800) 233-0557;
http://www.pheaa.org


RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Teacher Preparation, Certification and Professional Development
255 Westminster Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600;
http://www.ridoe.net
Financial Aid: Contact the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, 560 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick,
RI 02886
(401) 736-1100;
http://www.riheaa.org


SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Department of Education, Teacher Education/Certification
1600 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466;
http://www.state.sc.us/sde
Alternative Routes: Critical Need Conditional Certificate (C) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 133 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-2260;
http://www.che400.state.sc.us


SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Account Certification
Kniep Building, 3rd Floor, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-5470;
http://www.state.sd.us/deca
Alternative Routes: Alternative Certification (D); (605) 773-4771 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, Kniep Building, 3rd Floor, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3134;
http://www.state.sd.us/deca


TENNESSEE
Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Teacher Licensing
Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0377
(615) 532-4885;
http://www.state.tn.us/education
Alternative Routes: Interim Probationary License Type A and B (G); Interim Probationary License Type D (D); Permit to Teach (F); (615) 532-4880 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Parkway Towers, Suite 1900, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-3605;
http://www.state.tn.us/thec


TEXAS
Texas State Board for Educator Certification
1001 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701-2603
(888) 863-5880;
http://www.sbec.state.tx.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Teacher Certification (A) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788
(512) 483-6101;
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us


UTAH
Utah State Office of Education, Educator Licensing
250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 538-7753;
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Preparation for Teaching Program (C); Letter of Authorization (G); Eminence or Special Qualification Authorization (H); (801) 538-7779 (Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, 355 West North Temple, 3 Triad Center, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, UT 84180-1205
(801) 321-7200;
http://www.uheaa.org


VERMONT
Vermont Department of Education, Teacher Certification
120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-2445;
http://www.state.vt.us/educ
Alternative Routes: License by Evaluation (C); Waiver (F); Transcript Analysis (G) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Champlain Hill, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-9602;
http://www.vsac.org


VIRGINIA
Virginia Department of Education, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 371-2522;
http://www.pen.k12.va.us
Alternative Routes: Alternate Route to Licensure (A); Provisional Licensure (A) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-2628;
http://www.scheu.edu


WASHINGTON
Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Professional Certification
Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 753-6773;
http://www.k12.wa.us
Alternative Routes: Internship Program (A); Troops to Teachers Program (B); Conditional Certificate (H); Instructional Specialist (H) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430
(360) 753-7800;
http://www.hecb.wa.gov


WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Department of Education, Teacher Certification
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305
(800) 982-2378;
http://wvde.state.wv.us
Alternative Routes: Alternative Program for the Education of Teachers (A); Permit for Full-Time Teaching - Emergency License (F); (304) 558-7010 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the University System of West Virginia Board of Trustees, 1018 Kanawha Boulevard, E., Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-3264;
http://www.usys.wvnet.edu


WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Teacher Education and Licensing
P. O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 266-1027;
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us
Alternative Routes: Experimental and Innovative Teacher Education Programs (D); Permits (F); Project Select (F); Compton Fellows (F) (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Higher Education Aids Board, P.O. Box 7885, Madison, WI 53707
(608) 267-2578;
http://www.heab.state.wi.us


WYOMING
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0190
(307) 777-6248;
http://www.k12.wy.us/wdehome.html
Alternative Routes: Portfolio Certification (C); Temporary Employment Permit (F); (307) 777-6261 (
Alternative Licensure Key)
Financial Aid: Contact the Wyoming State Department of Education, Hathaway Building, 2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0190
(307) 777-6265;
http://www.k12.wy.us


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


KEY TO ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAMS

Use the following classification system to learn what each state in the directory offers in the way of "alternative licensure" programs. Information courtesy of the National Center for Education Information.

CLASS A: This category is reserved for those programs that meet the following criteria:

 


The program has been designed for the explicit purpose of attracting talented individuals who already have at least a bachelor's degree in a field other than education into elementary and secondary school teaching.

The program is not restricted to shortages, secondary grade levels, or subject areas.

The alternative teacher certification programs in these states involve teaching with a trained mentor, and formal instruction that deals with the theory and practice of teaching during the school year - and sometimes in the summer before and/or after.


CLASS B: Same as Class A with one change: these states either restrict the programs to shortages and/or secondary grade levels and/or subject areas: B1 - available only if shortages exist; B2 - available only at the secondary level; B3 - available only in certain subject areas.

CLASS C: These routes entail review of academic and professional background, and transcript analysis. They involve specially (individually) designed in-service and course-taking necessary to reach competencies required for certification, if applicable. The state and/or local school district have major responsibility for program design.

CLASS D: Same as Class C with one change: an institution of higher education has major responsibility for program design.

CLASS E: These postbaccalaureate programs are based at an institution of higher education.

CLASS F: These programs are basically emergency routes. The prospective teacher is issued some type of emergency certificate or waiver which allows the individual to teach, usually without any on-site support or supervision, while taking the traditional teacher education courses requisite for full certification.

CLASS G: Programs in this class are for persons who have very few requirements left to fulfill before becoming certified through the traditional approved college teacher education program route, e.g. persons certified in one state moving to another; persons certified in one endorsement area seeking to become certified in another.

CLASS H: This class includes those routes that enable a person who has some "special" qualifications, such as a well-known author or Nobel prize winner, to teach certain subjects.

CLASS I: These states reported in 1995 that they were not implementing alternatives to the approved college teacher education program route for licensing teachers.

 

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