Teacher License Reciprocity:<br> All data points for all states

Teacher License Reciprocity:
All data points for all states

September 2017


 

Alabama
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/home.aspx
State information on reciprocity https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/outofstatecertificates-all.aspx?navtext=Out%20of%20State%20Certificates
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Alabama is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. AL ADC 290-3-2-.20
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Candidates must: 1) pass the Alabama-prescribed Praxis Subject Area Test(s), 2) verify a content knowledge test was passed for issuance of a valid professional educator certificate in the candidate’s issuing state, OR 3) request a review of his/her professional work experience in place of these assessment requirements. The candidate must have a valid professional educator certificate from another state (with no deficiencies, other than experience or state-specific coursework) and verify three full years of full-time professional educational work experience in that state within ten years prior to applying for Alabama certification. This professional educational work experience must have been in the area of certification on the certificate and in the area for which Alabama certification is being sought. AL ADC 290-3-2-.20
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates who can verify three years of full-time professional educational work experience within ten years prior to applying for Alabama licensure in the certification area being sought may be exempted from assessment requirements. AL ADC 290-3-2-.20
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. AL ADC 290-3-2-.20
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Alabama has three main licensure levels: Class B, Class A and Class AA. Class B certificates are issued at the bachelor’s degree level, Class A certificates are offered at the master’s degree level, and Class AA certificates are offered at the and sixth-year/education specialist level. If a valid professional educator certificate issued by another state does not reflect a degree level, a “Supplement VER” may be requested by the Educator Certification Section. The purpose of the Supplement VER is to determine whether an applicant who is eligible for Alabama certification in an area may be offered an advanced degree level of Alabama certification in that area. Advanced degree level certification may be considered if a state approved P-12 educator preparation program leading to certification or licensure has been completed at an advanced degree level in the area of Alabama certification being offered. The program must require at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit and the transcript must post a major in the teaching field at the degree level of the program. However, if by institutional policy a major in the teaching field is not posted, verification of having earned at least 12 semester hours of discipline specific graduate credit is required. The 12 semester hours of graduate credit may not include credit for internship, practicum, student teaching, or lab experiences. This credit must have been earned prior to the date of program completion and must not have been applied to the prior issuance of an Alabama certificate in any area. AL ADC 290-3-2-.20
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes.  Alabama expedites the review of applications from military personnel and their spouses.  In addition, Alabama offers a one year Emergency Certificate for an individual to be employed while completing any certification requirements. 

Alaska
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/
State information on reciprocity https://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/initial.html#OutOfState
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Alaska is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. A candidate (in-state or out-of-state) is not eligible for a teacher professional certificate unless he/she has completed three semester hours in Alaska studies and three semester hours in Alaska multicultural education or cross-cultural communications. However, the commissioner may issue a provisional certificate, valid for no longer than two years, to an applicant who has not completed the semester hours required at the time of application. In addition, teachers must have earned at least six semester hours of college credit within the five years preceding the application and have had at least two years of employment. AS § 14.20.020
4 AK ADC 12.305
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. If a teacher provides a valid teaching certificate from another state, the teacher is eligible for a one-year certificate. To extend the initial out-of-state certificate for up to three years, the teacher needs to provide evidence of satisfying a basic competency exam. To obtain professional certification, all candidates must pass a content exam and complete an approved teacher preparation program. Candidates are encouraged to complete the preparation program requirement within one year. Alaska has established acceptable cut scores for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, the National Evaluation Series Essential Academic Skills, the ACT and SAT, and for the basic skills exams administered in: California, Oregon, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, New York and Oklahoma. AS § 14.20.015
4 AK ADC 12.310
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Inexperienced teachers who do not have a valid license in their home state must satisfy all the requirements set out in statutes and regulations for new teachers prepared in Alaska. To qualify for a professional certificate, in-state and out-of-state teachers must have had at least two years of certified employment with a public school district. 4 AK ADC 12.305
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. AS § 14.20.015
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Alaska has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Even those teachers with advanced credentials must apply for an Initial teaching certificate until they have met the requirements for a Professional teaching certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Arizona
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/
State information on reciprocity http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/forms-and-information/reciprocity/
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Arizona is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Arizona law requires out-of-state applicants who: 1) are in good standing with their state, 2) hold a comparable valid certificate and a fingerprint clearance card, to be issued a standard teaching certificate without any other requirement. A.R.S. § 15-203
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state teachers are required to take an “Arizona Constitution” college course, or the appropriate examination, and a “U.S. Constitution” college course, or the appropriate examination, within three years of achieving state certification, or within one year if they are teaching an academic course on History, Government, Social Studies, Citizenship, Law or Civics. A.R.S. § 15-532
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Out-of-state teachers need to take an “Arizona Constitution” college course, or the appropriate examination, and a “U.S. Constitution” college course, or the appropriate examination, within three years of achieving state certification, or within one year if they are teaching an academic course on History, Government, Social Studies, Citizenship, Law or Civics. Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Arizona law requires out-of-state applicants who: 1) are in good standing with their state, 2) hold a comparable valid certificate and a fingerprint clearance card, to be issued a standard teaching certificate without any other requirement. Candidates applying for a standard certificate who do not meet these requirements can be exempted from the subject knowledge test, professional knowledge test or entire proficiency exam requirement if the person has passed corresponding portions of a substantially similar exam in another state; or has been a full-time teacher in any state for at least three years in the same area of certification. An applicant can demonstrate subject knowledge proficiency if he or she 1) has taught content-relevant courses for the last two consecutive years and for a total of at least three years at an accredited postsecondary institution, or 2) has a content-relevant bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, or 3) demonstrates expertise through five years of content-relevant work experience. Candidates not meeting examination requirements may still be eligible to receive a standard teaching certificate for at least three years. A.R.S. § 15-203
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that teachers must be in good standing with the sending state. A.R.S. § 15-203
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? N/A. Arizona does not have a tiered licensure system. Out-of-state candidates who meet the requirements for licensure are granted a Standard Certificate.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Arkansas
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit
State information on reciprocity http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/licensure-by-reciprocity
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Arkansas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Prior to obtaining a standard five-year teaching license, out-of-state candidates in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle Childhood and Secondary Social Studies must take an Arkansas History course at an accredited two or four year institution in Arkansas or a 45-hour professional development course in Arkansas history offered by Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools (IDEAS). Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Arkansas law permits the State Board to issue a one-year nonrenewable provisional license to any teacher who seeks licensure and is trained in and licensed by another state if the teacher has been in good standing during the most recent three years of teaching in the other state. Arkansas law requires candidates to pass state licensure exams and an approved stand-alone reading assessment prior to receiving a standard five-year teaching license. The State Board can issue a three-year nonrenewable provisional license to out-of-state teachers working to complete the requirements for standard licensure. A.C.A. § 6-17-403
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state teachers must be in good standing with their state during the most recent three years of the applicant’s teaching experience in order to receive a provisional or standard license. A.C.A. § 6-17-403
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that out-of-state teachers must be in good standing with their state during the most recent three years of the applicant’s teaching experience in order to receive a five year standard license. A.C.A. § 6-17-403
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Arkansas has three main licensure levels: Provisional, Preliminary and Standard. Candidates not meeting the requirements for a Standard credential are granted a Provisional or Preliminary teaching license.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The State Board of Education can allow the spouse of an active duty military service member stationed in Arkansas to secure employment with a temporary license while completing the application process for full licensure if the applicant is the holder in good standing of a substantially equivalent license issued by another state. The Board can expedite the process and procedures for full licensure, certification, or permit for spouses of active duty military service members stationed in Arkansas. A.C.A. § 17-1-106

California
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
State information on reciprocity http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/out-of-state-GEd.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. California is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. In order to receive a standard “clear” teaching credential, out-of-state candidates must meet the subject matter knowledge requirements for the credential they are applying or complete coursework in the subject area. Applicants must also meet state requirements for teaching English learners, which includes completing 6 semester hours of coursework in a second language and coursework in human relations. West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 44274.2
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No. Except that a teacher who can present a valid out-of-state credential or certificate that authorizes the instruction of English language learners may qualify as having met the requirements for teaching English learners by submitting an application and fee to the commission. West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 44253.3
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates must meet the subject matter knowledge requirements for the credential they are applying. If the subject area listed on the out-of-state credential does not correspond to a California subject area, the commission may require the applicant to meet California subject matter requirements before issuing a standard “clear” credential. An out-of-state candidate who has passed a basic skills examination administered by the state where the person is credentialed is exempted from having to pass the California basic skills examination requirement. Candidates who have not passed the basic skills examination administered by their sending state must pass the California basic skills examination within one year of receiving a preliminary teaching credential. The state permits districts to develop and administer their own basic skills examination for out-of-state candidates who have not passed the basic skills examination administered by their sending state. Applicants who pass district-administered basic proficiency assessments are granted a nonrenewable credential, valid for not longer than one year, pending fulfillment of the basic skills proficiency requirement. In order to receive a standard “clear” teaching credential, applicants must also meet state requirements for teaching English learners, which can include passage of one or more examinations. West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 44274.2
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-states candidates must hold a professional-level credential to qualify for California teaching certification based on out-of-state certification. Candidates with intern, apprentice, or temporary/non-renewable documents or documents with requirements to complete subject matter examinations do not qualify. In order to receive a standard “clear” teaching credential, candidates must, among other requirements, provide verification of two or more years of teaching experience and show evidence of completing 150 clock hours of professional activity, earn a master's degree or higher in a field related to the credential, or complete the equivalent semester units, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Candidates with fewer than two years of teaching experience must complete a beginning induction program and meet other requirements to receive a standard “clear teaching credential”. West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 44274.2
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. In order to receive a five-year preliminary teaching credential, candidates must provide verification of two or more years of “successful” teaching experience, which includes two satisfactory performance evaluations. West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 44274.2
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. California has two main licensure levels: Preliminary and Clear. Candidates not meeting the requirements for a Clear credential are granted a Preliminary teaching license.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Colorado
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof
State information on reciprocity http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/coloradoreciprocity and http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/outofstatefaq
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Colorado is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. Additionally, the state board of education is authorized to enter into interstate reciprocal agreements in which the department of education agrees to issue initial teacher licenses to persons licensed to teach in another state. C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-201
1 CO ADC 301-37
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Applicants with at least three years of “continuous, successful, evaluated experience” as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school in a content area that correlates with a Colorado endorsement area do not have to take state licensing exams. Applicants with less than three years of experience who have not demonstrated content knowledge and skill via the approved content exam--or applicants who are prepared and hold an out-of-state license in a content area that does not correlate with a Colorado endorsement -- may receive an Interim Authorization and teach for up to one year while preparing for a taking the required exam(s). C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-201
1 CO ADC 301-37
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates with at least three years of full-time, continuous, K-12 licensed experience in a relevant content area are eligible to receive a Professional License without having to take additional assessments or complete an induction program. Candidates who meet the requirements for a license, but who have less than three years of continuous licensed experience in the relevant content area(s) receive an Initial License and must complete an approved induction program. A first-time applicant who holds a license issued by another state but who 1) does not have three-year’s experience, 2) has not demonstrated mastery via the approved content exam for the endorsement area, or 3) both, receives a one-year Interim Authorization. An interim authorization may be renewed only once. Upon successful completion of the content exam(s), an applicant may then apply for an Initial License. C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-201
1 CO ADC 301-37
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. According to state statute, out-of-state teachers are eligible for a Professional License if they hold a comparable certificate and have at least three years of "continuous, successful, evaluated experience as a licensed teacher in an elementary or secondary school.” It is not clear what evidence of effectiveness is used. C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-201
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Colorado has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Out-of-state applicants who meet the requirements for a Colorado license and have at least three years’ continuous licensed experience in a content area(s) comparable to a Colorado endorsement area(s) receive a Professional License. Those who meet the requirements with less than three continuous years’ licensed experience receive an Initial License. C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-201
1 CO ADC 301-37
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The department of education can issue a military spouse interim authorization that authorizes a school district to employ a person who is a military spouse and is certified or licensed, or is eligible for certification or licensure, as a teacher, special services provider, principal, or administrator in another state and who has not successfully completed the assessment of professional competencies to obtain an initial license but who meets the other requirements for an initial license. A military spouse interim authorization is valid for one year, and the department of education may renew the authorization for one additional year. The employing school district shall include the period during which a person works under a military spouse interim authorization toward the three full years of continuous employment necessary to cease being a probationary teacher. A school district that employs a person who holds a military spouse interim authorization may provide an induction program for the person. If the person successfully completes the induction program while employed under the military spouse interim authorization, he or she may apply the completion of the induction program toward meeting the requirements for a professional educator license. C.R.S.A. § 22-60.5-111

Connecticut
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website www.ct.gov/sde/cert
State information on reciprocity http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/cert/obtaining1109aw.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Connecticut is a participant in the NASDTEC interstate agreement. Connecticut also recognizes service in U.S. territories and possessions via a Recognition Statement signed by the Commissioner on 5/9/2017. State statute authorizes the Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee to establish or join interstate agreements with other states to facilitate the certification of qualified educators from other states. If the commissioner is unable to establish or join an interstate agreement with another state, the commissioner can create and make available a recognition statement that specifies the states, assessments and educator preparation programs that the commissioner will recognize for purposes of issuing professional certification. C.G.S.A. § 10-146c
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state applicants who do not meet the conditions of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement must demonstrate successful completion of all required general academic and professional education coursework for the endorsement areas sought. Coursework must result in credit awarded to official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Under the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, to waive specific coursework requirements, Connecticut may accept completion of a state-approved educator preparation program at a regionally accredited college or university from another US state, or a minimum of 30 months of successful full-time experience in the past ten years under the other state’s valid educator certificate (at least equivalent to a Connecticut initial educator certificate), appropriate to the subject area being requested. Candidates who do not qualify for Connecticut certification under the terms of the interstate agreement must meet all of Connecticut’s requirements for the endorsement requested, including coursework. However, those who meet “excellence score” standards in designated, secondary academic shortage areas may waive content (not pedagogical) coursework in that area. Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not all candidates and not always immediately. Additional assessment requirements are in place only for those candidates applying for an endorsement area in which an assessment has been adopted. Out-of-state applicants who meet all certification criteria except assessment requirements may be issued an interim certificate with a deferral for testing. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who have taught under an appropriate certificate issued by another state for two or more years can be exempt from completing the beginning educator program if they document effectiveness as a teacher. To be exempted from having to take state licensure assessments, out-of-state applicants must hold a valid certificate and meet one of the following two criteria: 1.) document three years of successful, appropriate full-time teaching experience in the endorsement requested in the past ten years OR 2.) hold a master’s degree in the academic subject area for which certification is being requested. (Pedagogical degrees in the subject area, such as those for elementary education, special education or physical education, do not meet the requirements of this exemption.) Candidates who do not meet these requirements are required to take applicable state licensure assessments. C.G.S.A. § 10-145b
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who have taught under an appropriate certificate issued by another state for two or more years may be exempt from completing the beginning educator program if they can demonstrate effectiveness as a teacher, as determined by the State Board, which may include a demonstrated record of improving student achievement. The two or more years successful teaching experience may also be recognized to issue a 2nd tier certificate in Connecticut’s 3-tier system. Out-of-state applicants may be exempted from state assessment requirements if they can document three years of successful appropriate experience in the state in the past ten years. Applicants must submit a “Statement of Successful Professional Experience” approved by the appropriate governing body. C.G.S.A. § 10-145b
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Connecticut has three main licensure levels: Initial, Provisional, and Professional. Out-of-state applicants who have completed a state approved educator preparation program and at least 20 months of successful appropriate experience within ten years in a public school system under a valid certificate, or in a nonpublic school approved by the appropriate governing body are eligible to receive the Provisional Educator Certificate. Out-of-state applicants who have at least 30 months of successful, appropriate experience within ten years in a public school system under a valid certificate, or in a nonpublic school approved by the appropriate governing body are also eligible to receive the Provisional Educator Certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Delaware
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/
State information on reciprocity https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/registration/deeds_reg_outofstate.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Delaware is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. 14 Del.C. § 1220
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates with less than one year of teaching experience must pass an approved performance assessment within the first two years an Initial License in order to be eligible for a Continuing License. No additional assessments are required of out-of-state applicants with a full and valid reciprocal license or certificate. Applicants whose credentials are not accepted under reciprocity must submit passing scores on approved subject matter competency assessments. Substitute 1 for HB143
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants with at least one year but less than four years of licensed teaching experience are eligible for a four-year Initial license and exempt from the performance assessment, but must complete professional development and mentoring activities during the term of the license. Candidates with less than one year of licensed teaching experience are eligible for a four-year Initial License but must pass an approved performance assessment during the first two years of the license and complete professional development and mentoring activities during the term of the license in order to be eligible for a Continuing License. 14 Del. Admin. Code 1510
14 Del. Admin. Code 1511, House Substitute 1 for HB143
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state applicants with less than four years of successful teaching experience or with an expired license are eligible to receive an Initial License. Out-of-state applicants wishing to obtain a Continuing License must document at least three years of “successful” experience by submitting two satisfactory evaluations equivalent to the summative evaluations required of a Delaware educator. 14 Del. Admin. Code 1511
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Delaware has three main licensure levels: Initial, Continuing, and Advanced. Out-of-state applicants who have advanced credentials are granted an Initial License.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

District of Columbia
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://osse.dc.gov/ed-credentials
State information on reciprocity https://osse.dc.gov/service/interstate-licensure-agreement-reciprocity
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. The District of Columbia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.. DC ST § 38-2101
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Not by statute. However, DC significantly limits barriers to out-of-state candidates through various exemptions to licensure requirements.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Except that candidates who do not meet requirements for reciprocity will be given a transcript analysis of their credentials. A transcript analysis may require license seekers to complete additional coursework and/or state tests prior to being issued a D.C. license. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Applicants whose sending states do not require any component of the licensure exams as required by the District of Columbia (e.g. basic skills, content and/or pedagogy exams), are required to complete DC’s licensure exam for the missing area prior to the issuance of a full DC teaching license/credential in the applicable area. Out-of-state candidates may be granted a waiver of DC’s testing requirements if they: 1) complete a state-approved teacher education licensure program in a subject area matching the D.C. license being sought, 2) currently hold a full out-of-state “level II” credential, without deficiencies, AND 3) present official score reports documenting passing scores for a comparable basic skills, content knowledge and pedagogy licensure exams required by the state where the teaching credential was issued. DC waives the pedagogy licensure exam requirements for valid out-of-state level II license holders who submit appropriate documentation verifying satisfactory completion of at least three years of recognized full-time teaching experience (completed within the previous seven years) while holding an appropriate teaching license/credential in the applicable subject area and grade. The teaching experience must have occurred outside of the District of Columbia after the date of the completion of an approved program and may not include substitute teaching experiences. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates must, among other requirements, present documentation verifying two years, within the previous three years, of successful, full-time teaching experience. Candidates who can document three years, within the past seven years, of full-time licensed teaching experience must achieve a passing score on the DC basic skills and content exams, or comparable exams, but are not required to take and achieve a passing score on the pedagogy exam. Candidates who do not meet experience requirements must, among other requirements, achieve passing scores on the DC basic skills, content AND pedagogy exams, or comparable exams, in order to obtain a Standard Credential. Candidates who meet experience requirements but have not passed the pedagogy assessment, or met the requirements for assessment exemption, are eligible for an Initial Credential. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Candidates must, among other requirements, present documentation verifying two years of full-time teaching experience in another state achieving an effective or equivalent rating as measured by a summative evaluation or the student growth component of an evaluation. The experience must be completed within the previous three years with the most recent year showing an effective or higher rating. Candidates who do not meet experience requirements must, among other requirements, achieve passing scores on the DC basic skills, content and pedagogy exams, or comparable exams, in order to obtain a Standard Credential. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. The District of Columbia has two main licensure levels: Initial and Standard. Out-of-state applicants are eligible to receive a four-year, renewable Standard Credential if they 1) achieved passing scores for the DC-required basic skills, subject content and pedagogy exams, or passed comparable exams required in another state where a valid full teaching credential is held OR if they 2) hold a valid full teaching credential that is in good standing, issued in another state, achieved passing scores for comparable basic skills, subject content and pedagogy exams required in another state and present documentation verifying two years of full-time teaching experience in another state achieving an effective or equivalent rating as measured by a summative evaluation or the student growth component of an evaluation. The experience must be completed within the previous three years with the most recent year showing an effective or higher rating. Out-of-state applicants who have met all of these requirements but who have not achieved a passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching exam or a comparable pedagogy exam in another state are eligible to receive an Initial Credential, which is valid for three years and cannot be renewed. An out-of-state license holder who meets all other conditions of DC's reciprocity policy, but who was not required to pass a pedagogy exam in their sending state, may submit evidence of at least three years (within the previous seven years) of full-time licensed teaching experience in lieu of the pedagogy licensure exam. The experience must have occurred after the date the teacher preparation program was completed. Source 1
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Florida
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/
State information on reciprocity http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/pathways-routes/certified-teacher-or-administrator.stml
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Florida is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.. West's F.S.A. § 1012.99
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Florida has two main licensure levels: Temporary and Professional. Out-of-state applicants who can provide documentation of a valid professional standard teaching certificate issued by another state or documentation of a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or a national educator credentialing board approved by the State Board of Education meet the requirements for a Professional Certificate. (To receive a Professional Certificate, candidates must demonstrate mastery of 1) subject area knowledge; 2) general knowledge; and 3) professional preparation and education competence. A valid out-of-state certificate can be used by applicants to demonstrate mastery in these areas.)
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Georgia
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.gapsc.com/
State information on reciprocity http://www.gapsc.com/MoveToGeorgia/MoveToGeorgia.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Georgia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement..
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Georgia requires all applicants to complete a course on the identification and education of children who have special educational needs. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. If an out-of-state candidate took a comparable course during his or her teacher preparation program, he or she can submit the course information and have this requirement waived. Out-of-state candidates may qualify for an initial certificate and be eligible to teach prior to completing this requirement. Candidates meeting all of the requirements for a Professional Certificate with the exception of the special education requirement will be issued a Professional Certificate, but must complete the special education requirement as part of the professional learning requirements for renewing or converting their certificate. Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Candidates must take an approved content assessment unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 1) have worked full-time in their certificate filed for all of the last five years, 2) were already required to take a content assessment for their out-of-state certificate, 3) hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification, or 4) are seeking certification in a subject that does not have an approved content assessment. Applicants who have not passed Professional level content assessments might be eligible for an initial three-year Induction Certificate if they pass Induction level content assessments. Subject to some exemptions, out-of-state candidates might also be required to take a Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment and/or a Content Pedagogy assessment (or comparable alternative). Professional certified out-of-state educators with at least one year of teaching experience during their career will not be required to fulfill the requirement for a content pedagogy assessment. GA ADC 505-2-.05
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates with comparable professional certificates who have at least three years (within the past five years) of “acceptable” out-of-state teaching experience are eligible for a Professional Certificate. Educators with fewer than three years of acceptable experience may qualify for an initial Induction Certificate. Some assessment requirements are waived for out-of-state candidates with teaching experience. Candidates with five years full-time teaching experience are not required to take a content assessment, and candidates with at least one year of teaching experience are not required to take a content pedagogy assessment (EdTPA, or comparable assessment). GA ADC 505-2-.05
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Candidates with comparable professional certificates who have at least three years (within the past five years) of “acceptable” out-of-state teaching experience are eligible for a Professional Certificate. Each acceptable year of out-of-state experience must have been rated “satisfactory” or equivalent on an annual evaluation documents 1) on an experience verification form, 2) on official performance evaluations, or 3) in a letter from an administrator who supervised the educator during the years reported. GA ADC 505-2-.05
GA ADC 505-2-.25
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Georgia has two main licensure levels: Induction and Professional. Out-of-state applicants with comparable professional certificates based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program are eligible for Georgia’s Professional Certificate if they meet certain requirements. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Hawaii
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/
State information on reciprocity https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/wp-content/uploads/Hawaii_Teacher_Standards_Board_Licensure-Guide-2017.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Hawaii is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Hawaii has full reciprocity for out-of-state applicants who were awarded their first license on July 1, 2006, or after. Haw. Admin. Rules (HAR) § 8-54-9.2.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Although candidates who do not meet the experience requirements or who have completed an educator preparation program but who do not hold a license in another state must meet content knowledge requirements to receive a Provisional or Standard License, they can demonstrate content knowledge by submitting proof of completing sufficient and relevant coursework an institution for higher education.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Candidates who do not meet the experience requirements or who have completed an educator preparation program but who do not hold a license in another state must meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements to receive a Provisional or Standard License. However, the state has established a number of exemptions from basic skills and content assessment requirements, making it unlikely out-of-state candidates will have to take an additional assessment. For instance, out-of-state applicant with a bachelor’s degree are exempted from having to take a Basic Skills assessment. Out-of-state applicants are exempted from having to take a content knowledge assessment if they meet certain coursework requirements, such as taking thirty semester hours in the content field at an institution for higher education. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates must provide verification of at least three out of the last five years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in order to receive a Standard License. Candidates without this experience are eligible to receive a Provisional (three year, non-renewable) Teaching License, subject to meeting other requirements. Haw. Admin. Rules (HAR) § 8-54-9.2
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Candidates who have at least three out of the last five years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience may qualify for a Standard License. Candidates who have at least five out of the last eight years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience may qualify for an Advanced License. Candidates without this experience are eligible to receive a Provisional (three year, non-renewable) Teaching License, subject to meeting other requirements. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Hawaii has three main licensure levels: Provisional, Standard and Advanced. Out-of-state applicants are eligible for a Standard License if they provide verification of at least three out of the last five years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience.Out-of-state applicants are eligible for an Advanced License if they have at least five years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience within the last eight, and hold a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree or a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certificate, among other requirements. Haw. Admin. Rules (HAR) § 8-54-9.2-3
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. As part of the Joining Forces Pledge, Hawaii works closely with any military spouse who applies for a license.

Idaho
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
State information on reciprocity http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/out-of-state.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Idaho is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. IDAPA 08.02.02.017
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates may be required to take “Mathematical Thinking for Instruction” and “Idaho Comprehensive Literacy” before receiving a Standard Certificate. Out-of-state candidates are granted a three-year, nonrenewable Interim Certificate in order to complete these requirements. Applicants might also be required to take technology courses, subject to the discretion of the hiring district. IDAPA 08.02.02.016
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Candidates may either take the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course OR pass the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment.. IDAPA  08.02.02.016
IDAPA 08.02.02.018.03
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Idaho requires demonstration of content mastery in an endorsed area through content testing (Praxis II). The Praxis II requirement can be waived for candidates who have taken and passed a content test comparable to the Praxis II and obtained their out-of-state certificate. The test can also be waived if the candidate can provide verification of content mastery through a master’s degree in the specific content area or verification of a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certificate in the content area. The state gives a three-year interim license to out-of-state teachers who have not met the assessment requirements. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. Out-of-state applicants with two years' teaching experience who hold a current, valid certificate in another state, and applicants without this experience but who hold an institutional recommendation from an approved certification program completed in the past two years are eligible to receive a three-year, nonrenewable Interim Certificate upon clearance of the background investigation check. Once all deficiencies noted on the interim certificate are completed, the applicant may apply for a renewable, five-year Standard Certificate. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Idaho has two main licensure levels: Interim and Standard. All candidates are granted an Interim Certificate while they complete the requirements for a Standard Certificate.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. According to statute, each of the professional and occupational licensing boards within the department of self-governing agencies may expedite the application of a member of the armed forces or reserves of the United States, the national guard of any state, the military reserves of any state or the naval militia of any state or a spouse of such person to receive licensure, certification or registration if such member or spouse of such member possesses necessary education, qualifications or licensure or certification from another state, possession, commonwealth or territory. I.C. § 67-2620

Illinois
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.isbe.net/licensure
State information on reciprocity https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ELIS-faq.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Illinois is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Regardless of experience, each out-of-state applicant for an Illinois teaching license must meet licensure requirements that are similar to Illinois requirements. Source
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. In order to receive a Professional Educator License, candidates must complete (or show proof of having already completed) coursework aligned to standards concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional child, methods of reading and reading in the content area, and instructional strategies for English learners. Candidates must also have completed student teaching, or an equivalent experience. 105 ILCS 5/21B-35
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Candidates who have completed coursework concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional child, methods of reading and reading in the content area, and instructional strategies for English learners can submit verification to the State Board of Education and have the requirements for additional coursework waived. The Illinois State Board of Education provides a list of pre-approved comparable courses from out-of-state institutions. 105 ILCS 5/21B-35
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. To receive a Professional Educator License, candidates must candidates must show proof of completing an out-of-state basic skills test, content area test(s) and EdTPA resulting in licensure in their sending state, or receive passing scores on the Illinois-approved assessments. Requirements for the EdTPA are waived for candidates who have at least one year of teaching experience and have achieved a “proficient” or higher (or equivalent) rating on his or her most recent performance evaluation. Applicants who do not meet these assessment requirements may qualify for a provisional educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations. 105 ILCS 5/21B-20
105 ILCS 5/21B-35
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates who can provide proof of one year of successful full-time teaching experience are not required to take the EdTPA to receive a Professional Educator License. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that requirements for the EdTPA are waived for candidates who have at least one year of teaching experience and have achieved a “proficient” or higher (or equivalent) rating on his or her most recent performance evaluation. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Illinois has two main licensure levels: Educator License with Stipulations and Professional Educator License. Candidates with advanced credentials are required to meet the same licensing requirements as candidates without these credentials and are granted an Educator License with Stipulations until they do.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. According to state statute, a service member or spouse of a service member may obtain a Professional Educator License with Stipulations, and a provisional educator endorsement in a specific content area or areas, if he or she holds a valid teaching certificate or license in good standing from another state, meets the qualifications of educators in the state, and has not engaged in any misconduct that would prohibit the individual from obtaining a license pursuant to Illinois law, including without limitation any administrative rules of the State Board of Education. 105 ILCS 5/21B-20

Indiana
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing
State information on reciprocity http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/how-hea-1005-ic-20-28-5-18-impacts-out-state-teachers-coming-indiana#OriginApp
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Indiana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Although candidates in most subject areas with a valid teaching license who were required to pass a content test in their sending state are granted initial or full licensure, candidates in some content areas may be required to take additional coursework. In addition, all candidates are subject additional training requirements within one year of teaching in Indiana. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not always immediately. Licensure reciprocity is not available through testing alone for candidates in seven content areas (Exceptional Needs, English Learners, Early Childhood Generalist, Elementary Education Generalist, Fine Arts, Communication Disorders and High Ability). Licensure deficiencies in these seven areas are determined and communicated by licensing credential evaluators and could require additional coursework. In addition, within one year of receiving an Indiana license, out-of-state teachers must receive valid certification in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich Maneuver, and the use of an automated external defibrillator and complete Suicide Prevention Training. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-State teachers who obtained a license in another state by completing a state approved educator preparation program or a state approved alternative preparation program and passing a licensure test in their content area(s), may be eligible for “full” licensure. Candidates who have not passed a content test will be required to do so prior to obtaining licensure. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Years of full-time teaching experience earned in another state determine the license obtained in Indiana. Out-of-state candidates with less than three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible for an Initial Practitioner license, and candidates with more than three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible for a Practitioner license. To be eligible, candidates must have a valid teaching license in the same content area(s) for which the individual is applying and have passed a content licensure test to obtain the out-of-state license. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Indiana has two main licensure levels: Initial Practitioner and Practitioner. The license granted depends on years of experience, not on the licensure tier the candidate held in his or her sending state. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute requires the state board of education to adopt rules, including emergency rules, that establish procedures to expedite the issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of a teacher license to a military spouse whose husband or wife is assigned to a duty station in Indiana. IC 20-28-2-6

Iowa
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.boee.iowa.gov/require.html
State information on reciprocity http://www.boee.iowa.gov/require.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Iowa is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. According to state statute, the Educational Examiners Board may issue a license to an applicant from another state or country only if the applicant files evidence of the possession of the required or equivalent requirements with the board. I.C.A. § 272.8
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners conducts a transcript review. A two-year “Regional Exchange License” is issued to out-of-state applicants who are eligible for licensure but have coursework deficiencies in order to fully meet Iowa’s requirements. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates who have less than three years of teaching experience on a valid license and who completed their teacher preparation program after January 1, 2013 must complete the Praxis II Pedagogy and Content Assessments or the edTPA prior to becoming licensed. Source 1
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with less than three years of teaching experience may be eligible to receive an Initial License, valid for two years and renewable up to two times. These candidates must complete the required Iowa assessments prior to receiving a Standard License if they completed their program after January 1, 2013. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of teaching experience on a valid license are eligible to receive a Standard License. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Iowa has three main licensure levels: Initial, Standard and Master Educator. Applicants with more than three years of teaching experience on a valid license and who meet all other requirements are eligible for a Standard License. Applicants with five years of teaching experience on a valid license and who meet all other requirements (including having a recognized master’s degree and meeting renewal requirements for a Standard License) are eligible for a Master Educator License. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Iowa has a military exchange license available to military spouses. Military spouses who are eligible for licensure but who have course deficiencies can have their deficiencies and testing requirements waived for three years. I.C.A. § 272.8

Kansas
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation
State information on reciprocity http://ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1012
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Kansas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate agreement. In addition, Kansas offers a two-year “Exchange License” to eligible candidates from participating states. K.A.R. 91-1-204
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Except that to receive a teaching license, out-of-state candidates must have one year of teaching experience or eight semester credit hours completed within the last six years. Candidates not meeting licensure requirements may be eligible for a two-year exchange license, a one-year nonrenewable license if hired by a Kansas district, or a substitute license. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately.Candidates with at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years or five years of teaching experience total are exempted from assessment requirements and may be eligible for a Professional License. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass content and pedagogy assessments in order to be eligible for an Initial License or content, pedagogy and performance assessments in order to be eligible for a Professional License, but comparable out-of-state assessments are accepted. Candidates working to complete assessment requirements may still qualify for a license allowing full-time employment. Kansas does not require basic skills testing. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. To receive an Initial License, out-of-state candidates must verify at least one year of teaching experience or eight semester hours of credit within the last six years. To receive a Professional License candidates must also verify at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years under a standard license or at least five years of teaching experience under a standard license. Candidates with at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years or five years of teaching experience total are exempted from assessment requirements and are eligible for a Professional License. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass content and pedagogy assessments in order to be eligible for an Initial License or content, pedagogy and performance assessments in order to be eligible for a Professional License, but comparable out-of-state assessments are accepted. Candidates not meeting licensure requirements may be eligible for a two-year exchange license, a one-year nonrenewable license if hired by a Kansas district, or a substitute license. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Kansas has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Candidates meeting experience requirements are eligible to receive a Professional License. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Kentucky
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certstandardroutes.asp
State information on reciprocity http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certFAQ.asp
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Kentucky is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. The Education Professional Standards Board may reject the application any candidate who is judged as not meeting academic requirements comparable to those for students enrolled in Kentucky teacher preparation programs. KRS 161.048
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not always immediately. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Among other requirements, out-of-state candidates must: 1) possess an equivalent teacher license from the state where the applicant completed his or her preparation program, 2) satisfy the degree, academic preparation and grade point average requirements established for Kentucky teachers, and 3) provide evidence that the license was obtained by completion of an approved preparation program and not based on the completion of a written or verbal assessment. Candidates not meeting these requirements might be subject to additional coursework requirements. In addition, out-of-state candidates teaching under a middle school, high school, Grades 5-12 or Grades P-12 teacher certificate are, within five years of receiving the Kentucky license, required to complete 1) a three hour content literacy course aligned to the six International Reading Association Standards 2010: Middle and High School Content Classroom Teacher and taught by faculty qualified to deliver literacy instruction, or 2) two or more courses aligned to the standards and taught by faculty qualified to deliver literacy instruction. 16 KY ADC 4:030
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state applicants who hold a valid certificate and who have completed two years of full-time teaching in the subject area and grade level on their certificate are exempt from testing requirements. Candidates without this experience are required to pass Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for each area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for appropriate grade range, unless they have National Board Certification. 16 KAR 4:030
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who hold a valid certificate and who have completed two years of full-time teaching in the subject area and grade level on their certificate are exempt from testing requirements. Candidates without this experience are required to pass Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for each area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for appropriate grade range, unless they have National Board Certification. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Kentucky has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Professional. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Out-of-state candidates may be eligible for the Professional license if they meet certain requirements. 16 KY ADC 2:010
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board is required by law to issue a temporary or regular license or certificate within 30 days to the spouse of an active duty member of the military services of the United States if the spouse meets statutory requirements of the administrative body and sends in appropriate applicant documents. The license expires six months after the date of issuance and is not renewable. KRS § 12.357

Louisiana
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Teachers.aspx?PageID=650
State information on reciprocity https://www.teachlouisiana.net/pdf/applications/OutofState_Application_5_17.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Louisiana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Except that candidates who have not taught as a regular teacher within the past five years in an elementary or secondary school are required to complete six semester credits relating to the teaching field from a regionally accredited college/university. Candidates may be issued a one year non-renewable certificate while he/she completes the credit hours required for the issuance of a three-year nonrenewable teaching certificate (“Out of State Certificate”). Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates who have met Louisiana’s PRAXIS and/or NTE requirements are eligible to receive a standard, three-year teaching certificate (“Level 1 Professional Certificate”) that authorizes certification for the levels or subjects available in Louisiana that are consistent with those currently on the applicant’s out-of-state certificate. Candidates who have not met assessment requirements are eligible to receive a standard, three-year non-renewable teaching certificate (“Out-of-State Certificate”) that authorizes the candidate to teach while working towards completing assessment requirements. Candidates with a valid out-of-state teaching certificate and at least three years of “successful” teaching experience as verified by satisfactory annual evaluation results do not have to meet additional testing requirements after teaching on an Out-of-State Certificate for one year. Candidates must meet all other requirements for a Louisiana certificate, have a school district’s 1) recommendation for employment and 2) request that the teacher be granted a valid Louisiana certificate, in order to receive a Professional Certificate. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates with a valid out-of-state teaching certificate and at least three years of "successful" teaching experience as verified by satisfactory annual evaluation results do not have to meet additional testing requirements after teaching on an Out-of-State Certificate for one year. Candidates must meet all other requirements for a Louisiana certificate, have a school district’s 1) recommendation for employment and 2) request that the teacher be granted a valid Louisiana certificate in order to receive a Professional Certificate. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that candidates with a valid out-of-state teaching certificate and at least three years of “successful” teaching experience as verified by satisfactory annual evaluation results do not have to meet additional testing requirements after teaching on an Out-of-State Certificate for one year. Candidates must meet all other requirements for a Louisiana certificate, have a school district’s 1) recommendation for employment and 2) request that the teacher be granted a valid Louisiana certificate, in order to receive a Professional Certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Louisiana has two main licensure levels for out-of-state candidates: “Out-of-State” and “Professional Level 1”. All candidates are given an “Out-of-State License” until certain requirements are met. However, candidates with three years of “successful” teaching experience do not have to meet additional testing requirements after teaching on an Out-of-State Certificate for one year in order to receive a Professional Level 1 License. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Statute requires professional licensing boards to issue a temporary practice permit to a military spouse trained in another state who is working towards meeting requirements for licensure and also requires the issuance of a license to applicants meeting certain conditions (including holding a “substantially equivalent” license and being able to “demonstrate competency” as determined by the board). LSA-R.S. 37:3651

Maine
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/
State information on reciprocity http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/application/index.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Maine is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. If deficiencies are found on the required transcript analysis, additional coursework may be required. 05-071 CMR Ch. 115, Pt. I § 3;
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Candidates can substitute passing scores (60 or above) on CLEP examinations for up to six semester hours of course requirements. Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates are required to pass the Praxis II content assessments. Candidates seeking a certificate in the same endorsement area as that held in their sending state are not required to take the basic skills (Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators) or pedagogy (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams. Out-of-state candidates not meeting assessment requirements are granted a Conditional License. 05-071 CMR Ch. 13, § 13.3
NASDTEC Alignment Chart
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. Although out-of-state candidates who 1) completed an approved preparation program for the endorsement or certificate sought with a formal recommendation for certification, and 2) have three years of successful teaching experience in the past five years under a valid comparable certificate in a state participating in the NASDTEC interstate agreement, are eligible to receive a Professional Teacher Certificate, candidates meeting these requirements may still be required to take additional coursework or assessments. Candidates meeting experience requirements can teach under a Conditional License while working to complete outstanding requirements. Candidates not meeting experience requirements may also be required to take additional coursework or assessments, but can also teach under a Conditional License. 20-A M.R.S.A. § 13013
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Maine has two main licensure levels: Conditional and Professional. Out-of-state candidates not meeting assessment requirements are granted a Conditional License. 20-A M.R.S.A. § 13013
NASDTEC Alignment Chart
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No. The law expediting the licensure process for military spouses does not apply to teachers. 10 M.R.S.A. § 8011
10 M.R.S.A. § 8001

Maryland
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.mdcert.org/
State information on reciprocity http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/apply/Overview.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Maryland is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates who do not meet experience requirements or who are unable to enter via an approved out-of-state program are subject to a transcript analysis. If deficiencies are found on the required transcript analysis, additional coursework may be required. In addition, candidates with certification in a secondary content area, special education Six-Adult and Pre-K disciplines are required to complete six semester hours in reading. Candidates with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels are required to complete 12 semester hours in reading. Additional reading coursework is not required of candidates who met the Maryland reading coursework requirements in their issuing state. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes, but not for all candidates. Applicants with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the reading requirement by meeting the qualifying score on the Praxis II assessment (Teaching Reading: Elementary Education). Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates must present qualifying scores on basic skills, content and pedagogy assessments or show evidence of meeting experience requirements. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates who have an active professional certificate from another state and three years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience within the past seven years in the subject area on their certificates are exempted from assessment requirements. Candidates who have an active or expired professional certificate from another state and two years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience are also exempted from assessment requirements but must show evidence of completing an approved educator preparation program. Candidates who graduated from an out-of-state preparation program and who hold an active, professional certificate can be exempted from additional assessment requirements if they met the issuing state’s qualifying test scores to receive certification. Candidates who graduated from an out-of-state preparation program but who do not meet experience requirements or hold an out-of-state certificate must pass basic skills, content and pedagogy assessments. COMAR 13A.12.01.04
COMAR 13A.12.01.05
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Candidates meeting experience requirements must present documentation of satisfactory teaching experience. Candidates who can show evidence of two or three years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience are, subject to meeting other requirements, exempted from assessment requirements. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Maryland has three main licensure levels: Professional Eligibility Certificate (PEC), Standard Professional I & II (SPC), and Advanced Professional Certificate (APC). Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are granted a Professional Eligibility Certificate until they become employed in a school system. To advance to a higher tier, out-of-state candidates must meet the same requirements as in-state candidates. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute permits the state superintendent to issue a temporary educator certificate to a military spouse who holds a valid certificate or license in good standing in another state but who does not meet the qualifications for educator certification in Maryland if the individual is employed at a local school district and the district places a request for the individual to receive certification. Statute also permits expedited certification for military spouses meeting certain requirements. MD Code, Education, § 6-101.1

Massachusetts
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.mass.gov/ese/licensure
State information on reciprocity http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/ese/programs/educator-effectiveness/licensure/academic-prek-12/out-of-state-applicants.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Massachusetts is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not always immediately. Core academic teachers must take a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) course and obtain and SEI endorsement. Candidates with at least three years of employment under a valid out-of-state license or certificate may be eligible for a Temporary License while he/she completes the coursework requirement. The Temporary License is not available to candidates who fail any of the required state licensure tests. 603 CMR 7.05
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not always immediately. Out-of-state candidates must receive a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test and the subject matter knowledge test(s) appropriate to the license sought. Candidates with at least three years of employment under a valid out-of-state license or certificate may be eligible for a Temporary License while he/she completes the required assessments. The Temporary License is not available to candidates who fail any of the required state licensure tests. 603 CMR 7.04
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. Except that candidates with at least three years of employment under a valid out-of-state license or certificate may be eligible for a Temporary License while he/she works to meet requirements for full licensure. 603 CMR 7.04
603 CMR 7.05
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Massachusetts has three main licensure levels: Preliminary, Initial and Professional. Out-of-state candidates with advanced teaching credentials are required to meet assessment requirements, and some may be required to take a Sheltered English Immersion course. Candidates with at least three years of employment under a valid out-of-state license or certificate may be eligible for a Temporary License while he/she works to meet licensure requirements in the state, unless he/she fails any of the required state licensure tests. 603 CMR 7.04
603 CMR 7.05
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Spouses of current military personnel can have their application for licensure expedited. Source

Michigan
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795---,00.html
State information on reciprocity http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Out_Of_State_Applicants_534635_7.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Michigan is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No. Except that the CPR course requirement is waived for individuals who have physical limitations making it impracticable to complete the instruction and obtain the required certification. M.C.L.A. 380.1531d
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, and 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification. All other candidates must pass a test of basic skills and the appropriate subject area tests, or approved alternatives, to be eligible for licensure. (Applicants who have completed a state-approved teacher preparation program that included student teaching but who do not hold an out-of-state certificate AND applicants who completed an alternative route teacher certification program in another state and who hold an out-of-state certificate must pass a test of basic skills and appropriate subject area tests from the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, or approved alternatives, to be eligible to receive a Provisional License. Applicants who hold a valid, standard teaching certificate from another state but who have not met assessment requirements can be issued a Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization and teach for one year while completing assessment requirements.) Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, and 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that candidates who have “taught successfully” for three years may be eligible to receive a Professional License. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Michigan has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Professional. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification, and 3) meet the reading credit requirement. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The licensure application and evaluation fees for spouses of military personnel can be reimbursed. In addition, the Department of Education has a dedicated staff member who guides spouse applicants through the licensure process.

Minnesota
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/lic/
State information on reciprocity http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Lic/out/index.htm
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Minnesota is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. If deficiencies are found on the required transcript analysis, a candidate may be required to take additional coursework while teaching under a one-year restricted license. Out-of-state candidates are required to take coursework in human relations (working with diverse learners) and may be required to take coursework in reading strategies, among others. Candidates must also demonstrate either field-specific teaching methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, OR at least two years of teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field. Out-of-state teachers who have not met Minnesota’s coursework requirements can apply for up to four temporary one-year licenses. M.S.A. § 122A.23
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates are required to achieve a passing score on the basic skills, pedagogy and content licensure exams adopted by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Out-of-state teachers who have not passed Minnesota's licensure exams can apply for up to four temporary one-year licenses. Source 1
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with at least two years of teaching experience in a similar licensure area are not required to meet field-specific teaching methods or student teaching requirements in order to be eligible for a Professional License. M.S.A. § 122A.23
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Minnesota has two main licensure levels: One-year Restricted and Professional. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are required to meet assessment and coursework requirements in order to be eligible for a Professional License.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Minnesota offers expedited and temporary licensing for spouses of active duty military members. M.S.A. § 122A.18
M.S.A. § 197.4552

Mississippi
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OEL
State information on reciprocity http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OEL/RL
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Mississippi is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. State statute requires the Department of Education to grant a standard license to any individual who possesses a valid standard license from another state and meets minimum Mississippi license requirements or equivalent requirements as determined by the State Board of Education. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-2
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Except that out-of-state candidates who cannot show 1) documentation of a passing score on a core subject test required for certification by the issuing state, or 2) documentation that verifies the out-of-state license was obtained in a manner equivalent with current Mississippi license guidelines, are only eligible to receive a nonrenewable Two Year Reciprocity License until they can meet the Mississippi licensure requirements, which could include passing state licensure assessments. Applicants meeting these requirements are granted a Five Year (Standard) Reciprocity License. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-2
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Mississippi has four main licensure levels: Class A bachelor’s level license, Class AA master’s degree level license, Class AAA Specialist degree level license, or Class AAAA doctorate degree level license. Out-of-state educators meeting Mississippi licensure requirements are eligible to receive a Five Year Reciprocity License (Class A), and may also be eligible to receive an advanced teaching credential (Class AA, AAA or AAAA) subject to meeting certain requirements. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute requires the Department of Education to issue a license to a military spouse who, among other requirements, holds a current license from an issuing state with substantially equivalent licensure requirements and who can demonstrate competency in the occupation through methods determined by the board. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-2
Miss. Code Ann. §73-50-1

Missouri
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification
State information on reciprocity https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/out-state-information
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Missouri is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Statute requires the state board to, upon completion of a background check, issue a Professional Certificate classification in the areas most closely aligned with the out-of-state applicant’s current areas of certification, commensurate with the years of teaching experience of the applicant to any person who is hired to teach in a Missouri public school and who 1) who possesses a valid teaching certificate from the issuing state, or 2) whose academic degree and professional experience are suitable to provide a basis for instruction solely in the subject matter of banking or financial responsibility, at the discretion of the state board and who received certification on the basis of a relevant bachelor’s degree or higher and a passing score for the designated exit examination. Persons certified through one of these two routes must annually complete the state board's requirements for his/her continued certification. V.A.M.S. 168.021
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Except that the state has established a minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college transcripts. Candidates not meeting the minimum GPA requirements are not eligible for licensure. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. However, candidates meeting experience and education level requirements may be eligible to receive a higher level certificate than candidates without this experience. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Missouri has five main licensure levels: Provisional, Initial Professional, Initial Career, Career Continuous Professional and Continuous Career Education. Licensed out-of-state candidates are immediately eligible to receive the Initial Professional license, and licensed out-of-state candidates meeting experience and level of education requirements may be eligible to receive a higher level certificate. V.A.M.S. 168.021
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute requires the state board to authorize the issuance of a Provisional License to a spouse of the Armed Forces stationed in Missouri so that the holder can assume classroom duties pending the completion of a criminal background check. V.A.M.S. 168.021

Montana
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://opi.mt.gov/cert/
State information on reciprocity http://opi.mt.gov/cert/FAQ/faq.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Montana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Applicants who completed an educator preparation program in another state must verify completion of the online course “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana” and completion of a supervised teaching experience as part of an educator preparation program in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 or a Professional - Class 1 License. Applicants not meeting these requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional - Class 5 License if they provide proof of a minimum passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment and a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. Applicants for a Standard or Professional certificate whose degree is more than five years old and who do not have a current out-of-state license must have earned six semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university within the five-year period preceding the effective date of the license. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who completed an educator preparation program in another state must provide proof of a minimum passing score on the PRAXIS Subject Assessment applicable to the requested endorsement in order to be eligible for a Provisional, Standard or Professional License. Applicants for a Provisional License must also submit evidence of a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program in another state must show proof of five years of successful experience (defined as employment as a licensed teacher at any level within a state accredited P-12 school system, or in an educational institution for the equivalent of at least .5 FTE for a school year comparable to a 180 day school year) as documented by a recommendation from the out-of-state state accredited P-12 school employer in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 License. Applicants not meeting experience requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional - Class 5 License if they provide proof of a minimum passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment and a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program in another state must show proof of five years of “successful” experience (defined as employment as a licensed teacher at any level within a state accredited P-12 school system, or in an educational institution for the equivalent of at least .5 FTE for a school year comparable to a 180 day school year) as documented by a recommendation from the out-of-state state accredited P-12 school employer in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 License. MT ADC 10.57.410
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Montana has three main licensure levels: Provisional - Class 5, Standard - Class 1 and Professional - Class 2. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are granted a three year, nonrenewable Provisional - Class 5 License unless they meet the requirements for full licensure. MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Nebraska
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
State information on reciprocity https://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/pdfs/Reciprocity.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Nebraska is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Nebraska requires all candidates to submit evidence of special education and human relations training, which includes coursework or relevant employment experience. In addition, candidates must meet recency requirements by documenting recent college credits or employment experience within the past five years to receive an Initial, Standard or Professional License. Candidates may be eligible to receive a Provisional License while working towards meeting training or recency requirements. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Candidates can document relevant employment experience in place of the training requirements. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates must pass the Praxis Core and relevant Praxis Subject Assessments in order to qualify for an Initial, Standard or Professional License. Candidates may be eligible to receive a Provisional License while working towards meeting assessment requirements. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates must document recent college credits or employment experience within the past five years to receive an Initial, Standard or Professional License. To receive a Standard or Professional License, candidates must also document two years as a contractual teacher. Candidates not meeting experience requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional license. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Nebraska has three main licensure levels: Initial, Standard and Professional. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are granted a lower level or Provisional license while they work toward meeting the requirements for a Professional license. Source 1
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Nevada
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Reciprocity/
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Nevada is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? Yes. State statute requires the Commission on Professional Standards to adopt regulations which provide for reciprocal licensure of educational personnel from other states. N.R.S. 391.032
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates must complete all courses of study and other requirements for a license in the state, but may be eligible to teach under a provisional license for one year while completing any remaining requirements. N.R.S. 391.032
N.R.S. 391.090
NAC 391.056
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. An out-of-state applicant is exempt from licensure assessment requirements if the applicant successfully passed the examination(s) in his/her sending state. Most valid and unexpired licenses will directly transfer without verification of passing licensure examinations. However, some conditional, provisional, residency, temporary, or other license types will require additional documentation to determine eligibility. N.R.S. 391.019
N.R.S. 391.021
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Nevada has three main licensure levels: Provisional, Standard and Professional. Out-of-state candidates who obtain a reciprocal license are eligible to receive a Professional License.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute require opportunities for reciprocity of licensure for any person who holds a valid out-of-state license and who is a spouse of an active member of the Armed Forces or surviving spouse of a veteran. State statute also authorizes the Department of Education to waive licensing fees for these individuals. N.R.S. 622.510
NRS 391.040

New Hampshire
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
State information on reciprocity https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/alt2memo.pdf and https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/interstate_contract.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. New Hampshire is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates must submit passing scores on the Praxis Core (or an equivalent Basic Academic Skills assessment) unless they document that they have held a full educator certificate or license in another jurisdiction. Some subject area endorsements require a passing score on a Praxis Subject Assessment (or an equivalent assessment) in order to qualify for a certificate. For certification in the Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading and Writing Teacher, and Reading and Writing Specialist endorsement areas, New Hampshire also requires a passing score on the New Hampshire Foundations of Reading test or an equivalent test. NH ADC ED 505.02
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Completers of state-approved educator preparation programs do not need to have teaching experience in order to be eligible for New Hampshire certification. However, out-of-state candidates who became certified through an ‘alternative route’ must document at least three years of full-time regular teaching experience under that credential in the past seven years in order to be eligible to receive an equivalent New Hampshire certificate. NH ADC ED 505.02
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. To obtain an Experienced Educator Certificate, candidates must have at least three years of “successful” full-time experience as an educator at the elementary or secondary levels of education, being deemed effective or above according to the local evaluation system for two consecutive years. N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 504.02
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. New Hampshire has three main licensure levels: Beginner Educator Certificate, Experienced Educator Certificate, and Master Teacher Certificate. Out-of-state candidates who possess a valid educator credential based on a baccalaureate or higher degree and who have at least three years of fulltime regular teaching experience in the past seven years may meet the requirements for an Experienced Educator Credential. A Master Teacher Certificate is available to candidates who have obtained national certification. NH ADC ED 505.02
NH ADC ED 504.01
NH ADC ED 504.02
NH ADC ED 504.031
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

New Jersey
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/req/
State information on reciprocity http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/out/reciprocity.htm
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. New Jersey is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. However, to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, out-of-state candidates must hold an equivalent certificate which included a clinical practice or “student teaching” component. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates who begin teaching in the 2017-18 academic year must pass an approved performance assessment or submit evidence of having passed a performance assessment approved by their issuing state in order to receive a standard “Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing”, unless the candidate holds National Board for Professional Teacher Standards or the Meritorious New Teacher Candidate designation. Candidates who did not take a state-approved performance assessment because it was not required are issued a provisional “Certificate of Eligibility”, subject to meeting other requirements. Out-of-state candidates must also pass the relevant New Jersey subject matter tests or submit evidence of passing their issuing state’s subject matter test. N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8.8
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. However, out-of-state candidates who hold a valid standard certificate issued by another state and demonstrate at least two effective years of teaching within three consecutive years of the last four calendar years, as documented by letter from applicant's supervisor or appropriate district representative may be eligible to receive a Standard Certificate.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. To obtain a Standard Certificate, out-of-state candidates must either hold a valid certificate issued by another state and demonstrate at least two years of teaching within three consecutive years of the last four calendar years as documented by letter from the applicant’s supervisor or hold a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. New Jersey has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Standard. Out-of-state candidates meeting the requirements for licensure may be eligible to receive a Standard Certificate if they hold a valid certificate issued by another state and demonstrate at least two years of teaching within three consecutive years of the last four calendar years as documented by letter from the applicant’s supervisor or hold a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute requires the State Board of Education to establish a procedure for the issuance of a temporary instructional certificate to a nonresident military spouse so that a board of education can employ the spouse as a teacher on a temporary basis while he/she completes any additional requirements for an instructional certificate that were not required in the issuing state. He/she must: 1) hold a valid, current and comparable license issued by another state, 2) demonstrate competency in a manner determined by the State Board of Examiners, such as having taught successfully for at least three years, and 3) pay applicable licensing fees. The certificate is valid for 180 days but may be extended at the discretion of the State Board of Examiners. N.J.S.A. 18A:26-2.14

New Mexico
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicensureDocs/2016/TEACHER RECIPROCITY.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? New Mexico is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Elementary teachers with no verifiable teaching experience may be eligible to receive a one year teaching license, but are required to take and pass the Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction assessment. Candidates applying for a Level 1 License can submit evidence of completing credit hour or coursework requirements or satisfactory teaching experience in place of content knowledge assessment requirements (with requirements varying depending on licensure type.) Candidates applying for a Level 2 or Level 3 License can submit evidence of completing credit hours requirements in place of assessment requirements. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 1 License, applicants with three to five years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 2 License, and applicants with at least six years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 3 License. The requirements for each licensure level vary. Applicants with no verifiable out-of-state experience are issued a one year license. An in-state district must provide a recommendation prior to the license expiring in order for a Standard Level 1 License to be issued. The candidate must meet competency requirements within 160 days. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must provide evidence of having “satisfactorily taught” in their issuing state for the amount of time specified for each licensure level. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. New Mexico has three main licensure levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Candidates meeting experience requirements or holding national board certification may be eligible to receive an advanced teaching credential. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

New York
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
State information on reciprocity http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/teachrecother.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? New York is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. The Office of Teaching Initiatives provides a comprehensive list of “acceptable types of certificates” from other states but notes that “final authority regarding acceptability of any specific certificate remains with the New York State Education Department.” Source
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must complete training related to child abuse identification/reporting, school violence prevention/intervention, harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention/intervention. The state has also established a minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college transcripts. Candidates not meeting the minimum GPA requirements are not eligible for licensure. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates who have at least three years of “effective” teaching experience within the past five years, a bachelor’s degree and who earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are not required to pass New York’s certification exams. Candidates who completed a “substantially equivalent” out-of-state teacher education program and who received an initial out-of-state license but who do not meet experience requirements must pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test, the Educating All Students test and a Content Skills Test prior to teaching, but can teach under a one-year nonrenewable conditional initial certificate while completing the edTPA performance assessment (if it is required for the certificate area sought). 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates who have at least three years of “effective” teaching experience in the certification title sought within the past five years, a bachelor’s degree and who earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are not required to pass New York’s certification exams. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass the exams. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must provide evidence at least three years of “effective” teaching experience in the certification title sought within the past five years in order to be exempted from licensure examination requirements. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass the exams. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. New York has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Candidates who hold advanced out-of-state and who meet licensure requirements are granted an Initial License. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

North Carolina
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/beginning/ and http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/faq/
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. North Carolina is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of experience applying for the Elementary Education or Exceptional Children License and who have passed the required licensure exam from the same state in which the educator’s preparation program was completed without mathematics and reading subtests are eligible to receive an Initial License. To convert to a Continuing License, the individual can submit evidence of passing the North Carolina Department of Instruction’s Reading and Mathematics Foundations courses. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. The Pearson Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum assessment can be submitted in place of coursework requirements. Source
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. All of-of-state candidates must pass relevant Praxis II subject tests. Candidates applying for Elementary Education or Exceptional Children General Curriculum Licenses must also pass the Pearson Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum test. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of experience applying for the Elementary Education or Exceptional Children License and who have passed the required licensure exam from the same state in which the educator’s preparation program was completed without mathematics and reading subtests are eligible to receive an Initial License. To convert to a Continuing License, the individual can submit evidence of passing the North Carolina Department of Instruction’s Reading and Mathematics Foundations courses. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. However, out-of-state candidates with three or more years of teaching experience and who meet assessment requirements or have national board certification may be eligible to receive a Continuing License. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must submit evidence of a teacher’s effectiveness, when available, as measured by the evaluation system in the applicant’s state, including any growth measures included in the evaluation system. Applications that include the evidence of that teacher's effectiveness are prioritized for review over initial applications from applicants with out-of-state licenses that do not include that information. An individual who does not include evidence of that teacher's effectiveness with the initial application is only eligible for an Initial License. N.C.G.S.A. § 115C-296
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. North Carolina has two main licensure levels: Initial and Continuing. Although teachers who are fully licensed in another state and who have three or more years of teaching experience are eligible to receive a Continuing License, they must meet state testing requirements or have national board certification. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Spouses of active duty military personnel in the Armed Forces whose military duty station is in the state of North Carolina and who have been employed by a North Carolina public school must meet all the requirements for licensure. However, the North Carolina State Board of Education cannot require that the licensure exam scores of spouses of active duty military personnel who have been employed in a North Carolina public school come from the same state in which the out-of-state applicant completed his/her educator preparation program.

North Dakota
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
State information on reciprocity https://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/docs/Out-of-StateEducatorLicensureVisual.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. North Dakota is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. If deficiencies are found on the required transcript analysis, additional coursework may be required. Among other things, North Dakota requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners. To be eligible for licensure, out-of-state applicants must also demonstrate completion of a professional education sequence which included supervised student teaching from a state-approved teacher education program. Applicants who have not met coursework requirements can teach under an Out-of-State Reciprocal License, but must meet coursework requirements to be eligible for an Initial License. The state has also established a minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college transcripts. Candidates not meeting the minimum GPA requirements are not eligible for licensure. NDAC 67.1-02-02-07
NDAC 67.1-02-06-01
NDAC 67.1-02-02-02
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Depending on the certification area and preparation route, out-of-state candidates are required to pass a relevant content Praxis II assessment, and may also be required to take a basic skills Praxis I and/or pedagogical test. Candidates who do not meet assessment requirements may be eligible to receive an Out-of-State Reciprocal License, but he/she must complete the requirements for full licensure (the Initial License) within 2 to 4 years. Candidates applying for the Out-of-State Reciprocal License may submit evidence of meeting their issuing state’s cut scores, if the assessment was the same, but candidates applying for the Out-of-State Highly Qualified License must meet the Praxis II cut scores established in North Dakota, even if a candidate’s sending state accepted a lower cut score. NDAC 67.1-02-06-01
NDAC 67.1-02-02-02
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Some candidates may be eligible to submit evidence of contracted teaching experience in place of pedagogical assessment requirements. NDAC 67.1-02-02-04
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. North Dakota has three main licensure levels specific to out-of-state candidates: Out-of-State Reciprocal License, Initial License, and Out-of State Highly Qualified License. The Initial License is only granted to out-of-state candidates who have met all coursework and assessment requirements, and the Highly-Qualified-License is only granted to out-of-state candidates who received “highly qualified” status in their issuing state and who meet other coursework and assessment requirements. NDAC 67.1-02-06-01
NDAC 67.1-02-06-02
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Ohio
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure
State information on reciprocity http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Out-of-State-Licensure
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Ohio is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates requesting Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist licensure must have successfully completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading that includes at least one separate course of at least three semester hours in the teaching of phonics in the context of reading, writing and spelling. Candidates who have not met this requirements can receive a license to teach with the limitation placed upon it to complete the reading coursework requirement prior to expiration. Educators must have completed at least six of the required 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading to be issued a standard teaching license in Ohio. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who have not completed a content assessment and professional knowledge/pedagogy assessment for licensure in their issuing state must take the state-approved assessments. Candidates requesting licensure in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Intervention Specialist must also past the Ohio Assessment for Educators Foundations of Reading exam. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of experience under a standard out-of-state teaching credential may be eligible to receive the five-year Professional Educator license. Candidates with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a four-year Resident Educator license or a One Year Out of State Educator license. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Ohio has three main licensure levels: Resident Educator, Professional Educator, and Senior Professional Educator. Candidates with three or more years of experience under a standard out-of-state teaching credential may be eligible to receive the five-year Professional Educator license. Candidates with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a four-year Resident Educator license or a One Year Out of State Educator license. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Fees for any initial educator license or renewal are waived for spouses of active duty service members. Source

Oklahoma
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification
State information on reciprocity http://sde.ok.gov/sde/traditional-path-oklahoma-teacher-certification#otherstate
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Oklahoma is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Oklahoma is not considered a "full reciprocity state" because candidates accepted under reciprocity receive a provisional certificate in a corresponding subject area. However, after a full year of successful employment in an Oklahoma school district, college or university, out-of-state candidates are eligible for a full standard certificate. Source
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. 70 Okl.St.Ann. § 6-190
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. 70 Okl.St.Ann. § 6-190
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Oklahoma has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Standard. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials must complete a full year of successful employment in an Oklahoma accredited school district in order to qualify for a Standard Certificate. Out-of-state candidates not meeting requirements for a Standard Certificate may be eligible for a Provisional Certificate. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Oregon
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
State information on reciprocity https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Out_of_State.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Oregon is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Or. Admin. R. 584-210-0060
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, candidates must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional teaching license, including qualifying for an Oregon endorsement by receiving a passing score on Oregon-approved subject matter tests and passing the required “Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment” exam. A waiver to the subject-matter testing requirements may be provided if the applicant 1) provides evidence of a passing score on a subject-matter test approved by another NASDTEC jurisdiction resulting in licensure in the issuing state, or 2) can prove evidence of academic preparation satisfactory to the Commission and five years of half-time or more teaching the specific subject matter while properly licensed and endorsed in the content area requested. The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional initial or advanced teaching license in another NASDTEC jurisdiction. The license expires after one year. Or. Admin. R. 584-220-0015
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with five years of half-time or more teaching experience in the specific subject matter while properly licensed and endorsed in the content area requested may receive a waiver to the subject matter testing requirements if they can prove evidence of academic preparation satisfactory to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Or. Admin. R. 584-220-0015
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Oregon has two main licensure levels: Reciprocal Teaching License (for out-of-state transfers only), Preliminary and Professional Teaching License. If an applicant with a valid and active non-provisional out-of-state license from a NASDTEC jurisdiction fully qualifies for an advanced license, the applicant may bypass the Reciprocal Teaching License and apply immediately for a comparable license. In order to do so, the applicant must meet the prescribed eligibility requirements for a Reciprocal Teaching License as well as the requirements for the advanced license. Or. Admin. R. 584-210-0060
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Oregon will expedite licensing (process an application in two work days) for a military spouse if a school district requests the expedited service and can provide evidence that the candidate meets all of the requirements for licensure. Or. Admin. R. 584-200-0040

Pennsylvania
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.education.pa.gov/teachers - administrators/certifications/pages/default.aspx
State information on reciprocity http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers - Administrators/Certifications/Pennsylvania Certification/Pages/Out-of-State.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Pennsylvania is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. The Department will prescribe additional educational requirements if an evaluation by the Department reveals minor deficiencies in the candidate’s preparation and experience. 22 Pa. Code § 49.171
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. All out of state teachers must present evidence of satisfactory achievement in assessments prescribed by the Department. Even those candidates meeting experience requirements must take the approved Pennsylvania content tests. Candidates not meeting experience requirements may be required to take the basic skills test and content tests. The basic skills test is not required for post-baccalaureate instructional program completers. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with two or more years of “satisfactory” experience may apply for comparable licensure and are only required to take the approved Pennsylvania content test. Previous employers must verify experience as satisfactory for the experience to count toward certification. Candidates who have taught for three of the past seven years may also apply for comparable licensure and are also only required to take the approved Pennsylvania content area test. Applicants not meeting experience requirements must meet additional requirements which could include: completing additional assessments, taking additional coursework, and providing proof of student teaching/practicum or one year experience on a standard out-of-state license. A temporary teaching permit, valid for one year, may be issued to educators in accordance with the current reciprocity agreement with other states, to allow the teacher to meet Pennsylvania’s requirements. 22 Pa. Code § 49.65
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. For teachers with two or more years of out-of-state experience, previous employers must verify their experience as satisfactory in order for the experience to count toward certification. 22 Pa. Code § 49.171
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Pennsylvania has three main licensure levels: Intern, Instructional I and Instructional II. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials may be eligible for an Instructional II license if they meet post-baccalaureate credit and experience requirements.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Military spouses are eligible to receive preferential application handling and a reduced application fee when applying for any educator certification. Applicants must meet Pennsylvania certification requirements to receive a license. Source

Rhode Island
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
State information on reciprocity http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/PathwaystoRICertification.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Rhode Island is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Although applicants can attain certification by completing an approved program for educator certification in another state in the last five years or by demonstrating that they hold a valid full certificate in another state, all individuals seeking certification through reciprocity must demonstrate that they meet Rhode Island testing requirements in the areas(s) of certification. R.I. Code R. 21-2-59:7
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Candidates must demonstrate that they meet Rhode Island testing requirements in the area(s) of certification. For candidates prepared at an institution where the language of instruction was not English, English Language Competency testing is required. Out-of-state candidates may be eligible to receive a one-year Temporary Initial Educator Certificate if they meet all of the requirements for an Initial Educator Certificate except for the assessment requirements. R.I. Code R. 21-2-59:7
R.I. Code R. 21-2-59:2
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Rhode Island has three main licensure tiers: Initial, Professional and Advanced. Candidates with advanced credentials must demonstrate that they meet Rhode Island testing requirements in the areas(s) of certification prior to receiving full licensure. Out-of-state candidates may be eligible to receive a one-year Temporary Initial Educator Certificate if they meet all of the requirements for an Initial Educator Certificate except for the assessment requirements. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

South Carolina
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
State information on reciprocity http://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/out-of-state-teachers/
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. South Carolina is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not always immediately. All out-of-state candidates, regardless of experience, must submit evidence of passing the content and pedagogy assessments in their state. If no tests were required for certification in their issuing state, applicants must submit evidence of passing the approved South Carolina content assessment. Applicants with less than three years of successful teaching experience within the past seven years are eligible to receive an Initial Certificate, but must also submit evidence of passing the state’s pedagogy assessment prior to receiving a Professional Certificate. Candidates meeting experience requirements are not required to take the pedagogy assessment in order to obtain a Professional Certificate. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-51
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. All out-of-state candidates, regardless of experience, must submit evidence of passing the content and pedagogy assessments in their state. If no tests were required for certification in their issuing state, applicants must submit evidence of passing the approved South Carolina content assessment. Applicants with less than three years of successful teaching experience within the past seven years are eligible to receive an Initial Certificate, but must also submit evidence of passing the state’s pedagogy assessment prior to receiving a Professional Certificate. Candidates meeting experience requirements are not required to take the pedagogy assessment in order to obtain a Professional Certificate. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-51
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Although regulations require out-of-state candidates to demonstrate three school years of “successful” teaching experience in order to be eligible for a Professional Certificate, the experience verification form does not ask for past performance or evidence of effectiveness. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-51
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. South Carolina has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Candidates meeting experience requirements may be exempt from the pedagogy assessment, and upon meeting other requirements, eligible for a Professional License. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-51
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Applicants are eligible for expedited processing of their application if their spouse is an active military service member being assigned to South Carolina. Source

South Dakota
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
State information on reciprocity https://doe.sd.gov/board/packets/documents/011917/item12doc4.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? No. South Dakota is not a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. All candidates must complete a three-credit South Dakota Indian Studies course and one clock hour of suicide awareness and prevention training. Applicants may receive a one-year provisional certificate if they have not passed South Dakota Indian Studies. This certificate may be renewed once. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates with a categorical special education endorsement must pass the state-designated content test for a K-12 special education endorsement. Candidates with a K-8 special education endorsement must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience as a secondary teacher or pass the state designated pedagogy test for the secondary level to add the K-12 special education endorsement. No additional assessments are required of candidates meeting the requirements for reciprocity. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Candidates who have completed an alternative certification program in another state must provide verification of three years of experience within the last five years to be eligible for reciprocity. Candidates who do not meet experience requirements must meet all of the South Dakota certification requirements. In addition, candidates for a K-8 special education endorsement must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience as a secondary teacher to be eligible for reciprocity. Candidates without this experience must pass the state designated pedagogy test for the secondary level to add the K-12 special education endorsement. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. South Dakota has three main licensure levels: one-year, five-year and ten-year. Out-of-state candidates must meet coursework and assessment requirements in order to be eligible for the five-year license.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The Department of Education is required to make a determination on the licensure application of a military spouse within 30 days of receiving the completed application. If the Secretary cannot make the determination within 30 days, a provisional certificate must be issued for a period of one year. Source

Tennessee
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.tn.gov/education/section/licensing
State information on reciprocity https://www.tn.gov/education/article/licensure-changes-for-out-of-state-applicants
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Tennessee is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants must submit qualifying scores for the content assessments required by the State Board of Education. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. Except that candidates with at least three years of education work experience may be eligible to receive a Professional License once the educator has gained one year (10 months) of teaching experience in a Tennessee public or non-public school. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Tennessee has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. All out-of-state candidates must meet licensure content assessment requirements, and all eligible candidates are issued an Initial License. Candidates with at least three years of education work experience may be eligible for a Professional License after the individual has taught for at least one year (10 months) in a Tennessee public or non-public school. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Texas
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/
State information on reciprocity http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Out-of-State_Certified_Educators/
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Texas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Applicants must pass the required exams or achieve an acceptable level of performance on a comparable exam, as determined by the Texas Education Agency. Out-of-state applicants may apply for a one-year certificate to meet the state's testing requirements. The commissioner of education can adopt exceptions to examination requirements. 19 Tex. Admin. Code § 230.113
SB 1839 (2017)
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? N/A. Texas does not have a tiered licensure system. Out-of-state applicants with advanced credentials are required to meet assessment requirements prior to receiving the Standard License. Applicants may be eligible for a one-year non-renewable certificate to teach while completing the appropriate tests. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Military spouses of active duty members are exempt from the following application fees: Review of Credentials; One-Year Certificate; Standard certificates for subject areas approved in your review of credentials; $11 of the registration fee for certification examinations administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), this does not include registration fees for tests taken for certification by exam only. Source

Utah
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing
State information on reciprocity https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Utah is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. After a review of an applicant’s college transcripts, the department determines whether the applicant must complete additional coursework.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state teachers must pass a Praxis II content test, and tests from other states are not accepted. For World Languages, an oral fluency test is also required. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. If the applicant has three or more continuous years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school, a Level 2 license may be issued upon the recommendation of the employing Utah local education agency after at least one year. If the applicant has less than three years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school, a Level 2 license may be issued following the completion of standard requirements for Level 2 licensure. A Level 1 license may be issued to a candidate with an out-of-state license if Board-approved testing has been completed and if preparations have been completed equivalent to Board-approved standards. Utah Admin. Code r. R277-502-7
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Utah has three main licensure levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Although all out-of-state applicants must pass a Praxis II content test, applicants with three or more continuous years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school may be eligible to receive a Level 2 license after one year upon the recommendation of the employing Utah local education agency.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Vermont
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://education.vermont.gov/educator-quality/become-a-vermont-educator
State information on reciprocity http://education.vermont.gov/educator-quality/become-a-vermont-educator/reciprocity
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Vermont is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Although out-of-state candidates who hold a professional license from a NASDTEC state and who meet other requirements are eligible to receive a Level I Professional Educator’s License, candidates who hold a professional license in a non-NASTEC state and candidates whose category of licensure is not covered by the agreement are evaluated on an individual basis by transcript review to establish whether they meet competency requirements. Only coursework which appears, for credit, on an official transcript and which the applicant received a grade of “C” or better, may be counted toward the requirements for initial licensure through transcript review. Applicants from a NASDTEC state who are not licensed are considered for licensure as if they had completed an approved educator preparation program in Vermont. These applicants are subject to the same requirements for initial licensees awarded in Vermont including testing, criminal background checks and affirmations. Applicants from non-NASDTEC states who are not licensed may apply for licensure through transcript review. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1696
Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5320
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Applicants with a time lapse of ten years or more between the time of recommendation for licensure and application for licensure must meet requirements for updated knowledge and skills as established by Standards Board policy. Applicants who apply from a non-NASDTEC state are subject to transcript review to establish whether the applicant meets coursework or other requirements. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1696
Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5320
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Applicants from a NASDTEC state who are not licensed are considered for licensure as if they had completed an approved educator preparation program in Vermont. These applicants are subject to the same requirements for initial licensees awarded in Vermont including testing. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1696
Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5320
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Vermont has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Professional. A licensed applicant who holds a professional license from a NASDTEC state may be eligible for a Level I Professional Educator’s License. However, candidates who hold a professional license in a non-NASTEC state and candidates whose category of licensure is not covered by the agreement are evaluated on an individual basis by transcript review to establish whether they meet competency requirements. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1696
Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5320
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Virginia
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/info_out-of-state_online_programs.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Virginia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates seeking Initial Certification must complete training in 1) child abuse and neglect; 2) emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs); 3) and dyslexia. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. All professional teacher’s assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied by out-of-state candidates with less than three years of full-time, successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who hold an out-of-state license and have completed a minimum of three years of full-time successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school are exempted from the professional teacher’s assessment requirements. Applicants with less than three years of full-time, successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school must complete all licensure assessments prescribed by the Board of Education. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Virginia has three main licensure levels: Provisional, Collegiate Professional, and Postgraduate Professional. Applicants who hold an out-of-state license and have completed a minimum of three years of full-time successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school are exempted from the professional teacher’s assessment requirements and may be eligible to receive the Collegiate Professional License or a Postgraduate Professional License. 8 VAC 20-22-50
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Washington
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/TeacherMain.aspx
State information on reciprocity http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/reciprocity.aspx and http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/future-educators/becoming-a-teacher-in-washington/out-of-state-transfers
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Washington is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. WAC 181-79A-257
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state applicants seeking a Professional Certificate must complete coursework or an in-service program on issues of abuse. WAC 181-79A-257
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Applicants must pass a basic skills and content knowledge test (or approved alternative) within twelve months of receiving a temporary permit. Candidates can submit documentation of passing a comparable out-of-state exam and be exempt from additional assessment requirements in order to obtain a Professional Certificate, candidates must also complete a performance assessment (ProTeach Portfolio). Candidates can be exempt from this requirement if they held a comparable advanced out-of-state certificate. WA ADC 181-79A-257
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who hold a certificate comparable to the Residency Certificate and who have practiced at the P-12 level for three of the last seven years are not required to have completed their state’s approved teacher preparation program. Applicants without this experience must meet their state’s preparation program requirements. WAC 181-79A-257
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Washington has three main licensure levels: Limited, Residency and Professional. Washington issues the Residency certificate to most out-of-state applicants. Although applicants with credentials comparable to a Professional Certificate do not have to take the performance assessment (ProTeach Portfolio), applicants must meet basic skills and content assessment requirements and complete coursework or an in-service program on issues of abuse. WAC 181-79A-257
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. A military spouse can receive expedited issuance of the appropriate certificate provided the applicant is the spouse of a military member subject to transfer within the state, left employment in another state to accompany the member to Washington, and meets all other licensing standards for teachers. RCW 18.340.020
WAC 181-79A-257(3)

West Virginia
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/
State information on reciprocity http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=27578&Format=PDF
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. West Virginia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. W. Va. Code St. R. § 126-136-16
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Subject to some exemptions, out-of-state candidates may be required to achieve passing scores on a test of basic skills, content specialization and professional education. Candidates who have completed three years of successful experience in a public school within the last seven years in the area for which licensure is being sought are exempt from additional assessment requirements. WV ADC § 126-136-16
W. Va. Code St. R. § 126-136-10
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants with permanent out-of-state licenses and the ability to verify five years of experience in the endorsement area(s) are eligible to receive a Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate. Applicants who have completed three years of successful experience in a public school within the last seven years in the area for which licensure is being sought are eligible to receive a Professional Teaching Certificate and are exempt from additional assessment requirements. Applicants with a valid out-of-state teaching license but who do not meet experience requirements may be eligible to receive a three-year, renewable Initial Professional Teaching Certificate if they meet GPA and assessment requirements. Temporary Teaching Certificates are issued to candidates working to meet requirements for full licensure. Applicants with less than five years of out-of-state teaching experience are required to complete Beginning Internship/Induction. WV ADC § 126-136-16
WV ADC § 126-136-9
W. Va. Code St. R. § 126-136-10.1
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that candidates can be exempted from assessment requirements if they can demonstrate three years of successful experience within the last seven years in the area for which licensure is being sought.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. West Virginia has three main licensure levels: Initial, Professional and Permanent. Out-of-state applicants who can verify a minimum of five years experience in the endorsement area(s) listed on the license may be eligible to receive a Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate. Applicants who have completed three years of successful experience in a public school within the last seven years in the area for which licensure is being sought are eligible to receive a Professional Teaching Certificate and are exempt from additional assessment requirements. W. Va. Code St. R. § 126-136-16
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Applicants may receive a temporary teaching certificate provided he/she is married to a member of the Armed Forces who is on active duty, holds a current teaching certificate from any state or territory, and provides proof of spouses station orders. The certificate is valid for one year. W. Va. Code § 18A-3-2A

Wisconsin
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing
State information on reciprocity https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/reciprocity
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? No. Wisconsin is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must have taken coursework related to minority group relations, including instruction in the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. Candidates applying to teach courses in economics, social studies or agriculture must have taken coursework in cooperative marketing and consumers’ cooperatives. Candidates applying to teach courses in science or social studies must have taken coursework in the conservation of natural resources. Candidates applying to to teach prekindergarten through grades six must have taken coursework preparing the applicant to teach reading and language arts using appropriate instructional methods, including phonics. Within twelve months of receiving an initial license, candidates must demonstrate competency in: 1) resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff; 2) assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils; and 3) dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations. W.S.A. 118.193
W.S.A. 118.19
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates who are not eligible for the License Based on Reciprocity Pathway are required to achieve passing scores on the Praxis II content assessments. Wisconsin does not issue licenses on the basis of passing a content test that was completed in another state. These candidates must also submit evidence of passing a basic skills test comparable to the Praxis CORE assessments required of in-state candidates or evidence of passing an approved college entrance examination. In addition, candidates with less than one year of teaching experience of at least one-half time employment must post a passing score on the edTPA. If a candidate completed an edTPA as part of an educator preparation program in another state and received a passing score in that state, Wisconsin will honor the score as passing. If the other state has not established a threshold for passing, the individual will need to meet the cut score established for Wisconsin. Candidates applying for a license in elementary education, special education or reading are required to pass the Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Under the License Based on Reciprocity Pathway, out-of-state candidates who have taught for at least one year in their sending state are eligible to receive an initial license to teach if they hold a valid license in good standing from their sending state AND they receive an offer of employment to teach in a school district in the state. The License Based on Reciprocity pathway provides for a five-year license to teach. Under the Out-of-State Pathway, applications from candidates who do not have one year of teaching experience are reviewed to determine comparability with Wisconsin preparation, testing and statutory requirements. Candidates working to meet licensure requirements may be eligible to receive a Five-Year Substitute License based on the Out-of-State License or an Emergency License or Permit. W.S.A. 118.193
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? N/A. Wisconsin does not have a tiered licensure system. Out-of-state candidates who qualify for the License Based on Reciprocity Pathway are granted an Initial License.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

Wyoming
Description Citation
State certification / licensure website http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Licensure/BecomingLicensed/tabid/65/Default.aspx
State information on reciprocity http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Licensure/OutofStateInternational/tabid/70/Default.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Wyoming is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions by 1) meeting coursework requirements, or by 2) passing a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and the State of Wyoming. Wyo. Stat. 1977 § 21-7-304
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. To demonstrate knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions, candidates can submit evidence of passing a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and the State of Wyoming. Wyo. Stat. 1977 § 21-7-304; 
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions by 1) meeting coursework requirements, or by 2) passing a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and the State of Wyoming. Because Wyoming only requires out-of-state candidates to meet the testing requirements in their sending state, out-of-state candidates are not required to take the Praxis II content exams. However, out-of-state candidates with licenses in Elementary Education or Social Studies Composite are required to receive a passing score on the Praxis II exams unless they submit proof of a passing score on any test required by that state in order for the applicant to obtain certification in that state. Source 1
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. (Only for some candidates prepared through alternative routes.) To qualify for Wyoming licensure, out-of-state applicants must demonstrate having completed either 1) a state-approved traditional route program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or 2) a state-approved alternative route program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education that contains all the requisite components of a state-approved traditional route program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants prepared through alternative routes that did not contain all the requisite components of a state-approved traditional route program must have a valid, current and historical teaching license and verify three years of full-time teaching experience within the past six years, while holding full licensure or certification for each endorsement area being sought in order to obtain licensure. Candidates not meeting these requirements may be eligible to teach under an “Exception Authorization”. WY Rules and Regulations AI TSB Ch. 2 s. 6(b);
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? N/A. Wyoming does not have a tiered licensure system. Out-of-state candidates meeting requirements for licensure are eligible to receive a Standard license. Candidates not meeting requirements may be eligible to receive an “Exception Authorization” while working to complete the requirements for full licensure.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The Wyoming Professional Teacher Standards Board is required by statute to allow a military spouse to teach if the spouse: 1) holds a relevant, active occupational or professional license in good standing from another state which requires substantially equivalent or more stringent educational, training, examination and experience requirements for licensure, 2) demonstrates competency in the occupation or profession for which the military spouse applicant seeks licensure, 3) has not engaged in any act that would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of the occupational or professional license sought in this state; and 4) completes all required application procedures and pays any required fee. W.S.1977 § 33-1-117

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