Do I Need to be Certified?

Updated June 10, 2016 |
Do I Need to be Certified?
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification.  Why is that so? Simply because it adds one more important credential to your resume. That will help keep you marketable for many years to come.
 
Here is the contact information you need to find out what the specific requirements are in the various states and territories.
  
Alabama Maine Pennsylvania
Alaska Massachusetts Rhode Island
Arizona Michigan South Carolina
Arkansas Minnesota South Dakota
California Mississippi Texas
Colorado Missouri United States DOD Schools
Connecticut Montana Utah
Delaware Nebraska Vermont
District of Columbia Nevada Virginia
Georgia New Hampshire Washington
Hawaii New Jersey West Virginia
Illinois New Mexico Wisconsin
Indiana New York Wyoming
Iowa North Dakota  
Kansas Ohio  
Kentucky Oklahoma  
Louisiana Oregon

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