Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement?

Teacher License Reciprocity:

Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement?

September 2017


The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) facilitates license reciprocity for member states that have signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement is a collection of individual agreements by member states pledging to “issue some form of authorization allowing an inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the ‘sending’ state is acceptable under the agreement.”  NASDTEC does not guarantee “full teacher license reciprocity” for member states, but does help clarify which licenses will transfer and what additional requirements must be met. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
 

Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Citation/Source
Alabama Yes. Alabama is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Alaska Yes. Alaska is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Arizona Yes. Arizona is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Arkansas Yes. Arkansas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
California Yes. California is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Colorado 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
Connecticut 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
Delaware Yes. Delaware is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
District of Columbia Yes. The District of Columbia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.. DC ST § 38-2101
Florida Yes. Florida is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.. West's F.S.A. § 1012.99
Georgia Yes. Georgia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement..
Hawaii Yes. Hawaii is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Idaho Yes. Idaho is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. IDAPA 08.02.02.017
Illinois Yes. Illinois is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Indiana Yes. Indiana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Iowa Yes. Iowa is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Kansas 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
Kentucky Yes. Kentucky is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Louisiana Yes. Louisiana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate agreement.
Maine Yes. Maine is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Maryland Yes. Maryland is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Massachusetts Yes. Massachusetts is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Michigan Yes. Michigan is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Minnesota Yes. Minnesota is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Mississippi Yes. Mississippi is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Missouri Yes. Missouri is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Montana Yes. Montana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Nebraska Yes. Nebraska is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Nevada Yes. Nevada is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
New Hampshire Yes. New Hampshire is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
New Jersey Yes. New Jersey is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
New Mexico New Mexico is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
New York 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
North Carolina Yes. North Carolina is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
North Dakota Yes. North Dakota is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Ohio Yes. Ohio is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Oklahoma Yes. Oklahoma is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Oregon Yes. Oregon is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Pennsylvania Yes. Pennsylvania is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Rhode Island Yes. Rhode Island is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
South Carolina Yes. South Carolina is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
South Dakota No. South Dakota is not a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Tennessee Yes. Tennessee is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Texas Yes. Texas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Utah Yes. Utah is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Vermont Yes. Vermont is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Virginia Yes. Virginia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Washington Yes. Washington is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
West Virginia Yes. West Virginia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Wisconsin No. Wisconsin is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Wyoming Yes. Wyoming is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

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