Do I Need to be Certified?

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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.
  
AlabamaMainePennsylvania
AlaskaMassachusettsRhode Island
ArizonaMichiganSouth Carolina
ArkansasMinnesotaSouth Dakota
CaliforniaMississippiTexas
ColoradoMissouriUnited States DOD Schools
ConnecticutMontanaUtah
DelawareNebraskaVermont
District of ColumbiaNevadaVirginia
GeorgiaNew HampshireWashington
HawaiiNew JerseyWest Virginia
IllinoisNew MexicoWisconsin
IndianaNew YorkWyoming
IowaNorth Dakota 
KansasOhio 
KentuckyOklahoma 
LouisianaOregon 

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