Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers?

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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers?

September 2017


Forty-three states and the District of Columbia require that some or all out-of-state teacher candidates take additional assessments prior to entering a classroom, or within a certain number of years of teaching.
 

Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Citation/Source
Alabama 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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Alaska 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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Arizona 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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Arkansas 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
California 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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Colorado 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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Connecticut 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
Delaware 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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District of Columbia 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
Florida No. West's F.S.A. § 1012.56
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Georgia 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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Hawaii 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
Idaho 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
Illinois 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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Indiana 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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Iowa 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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Kansas 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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Kentucky 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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Louisiana 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
Maine 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
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Maryland 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
Massachusetts 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
Michigan 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
Minnesota 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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Mississippi 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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Missouri No.
Montana 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
Nebraska 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
Nevada 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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New Hampshire 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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New Jersey 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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New Mexico 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
New York 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
North Carolina 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
North Dakota 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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Ohio 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
Oklahoma No. 70 Okl.St.Ann. § 6-190
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Oregon 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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Pennsylvania 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
Rhode Island 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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South Carolina 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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South Dakota 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
Tennessee 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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Texas 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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Utah 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
Vermont 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
Virginia 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
Washington 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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West Virginia 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
Wisconsin 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
Wyoming 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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