Does the state require or provide additional pay for teachers who obtain advanced licensure?

Does the state require or provide additional pay for teachers who obtain advanced licensure?

October 2019


Overview: Education Commission of the States’ 50-State Comparison: Teacher Leadership and Licensure Advancement found that 30 states have a licensing system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. According to this data collection, only five of the 30 states with advanced licenses require or explicitly encourage additional pay for teachers who obtain advanced licensure. 

Additional Information: Some states use advanced degree and/or National Board Certification status as the only eligibility criteria for an advanced license. In addition, many states require a pay increase for teachers who obtain an advanced degree and/or National Board Certification. This collection does not include pay incentives for advanced degree or board certification status, even when an advanced degree or board certification status is the only requirement a state has established for its advanced license(s). In these instances, the advanced degree or board certification status, not the advanced license, prompts the pay increase.
 

Does the state provide or require additional pay for teachers who obtain advanced licensure? Citations
Alabama No. Ala. Admin. Code 290-3-3-.42

Ala. Admin. Code 290-3-3-.52

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Alaska No. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 4, § 12.305

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Arizona N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Ariz. Admin. Code R7-2-609 et seq.

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Arkansas Yes. Teachers who obtain one of two advanced license types may be eligible for additional pay. Statute permits a school district to differentiate salary levels of the minimum salary schedule to provide increased salaries based on the tiered licensing system. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-402

Code Ark. R. 005.16.18-2-4.0

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California N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Cal. Educ. Code Ann. § 44274.4

Teaching Credential Requirements

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Colorado No. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-60.5-202

1 Colo. Code Regs. § 301-37:3.00

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Connecticut No. Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-144o

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Delaware No. N/A
District of Columbia N/A. The District of Columbia does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5-A, § 1601

Teacher Certification

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Florida N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1012.56

Certificate Types and Requirements

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Georgia No. Tiered Certification

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Hawaii No. Haw. Admin. R. § 8-54-9.3

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Idaho N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.015

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Illinois N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21B-20

Professional Educator License

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Indiana No. 511 Ind. Admin. Code 14-4-1

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Iowa No. Iowa Admin. Code r. 282-13.8(272)

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Kansas No. Kan. Admin. Regs. 91-1-203

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Kentucky No. Although the state minimum teacher salary schedule is based on years of teaching experience and licensure rank, advanced license rankings in the state are based solely on advanced degree/credit accumulation. As such, the advanced degree/credit accumulation, not the advanced license ranking, prompts the salary schedule increase. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 161.1211

Kentucky's Minimum Salary Schedules

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Louisiana No. 28 La. Admin. Code Pt CXXXI, §305

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Maine N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A, § 13013

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Maryland No. Code Md. Regs. 13A.12.01.06

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Massachusetts N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. 603 Code Mass. Regs. 7.04

Teacher License Types and General Requirements

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Michigan No. Mich. Admin. Code R 390.1133

Mich. Admin. Code R 390.1137

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Minnesota N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 122A.184

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Mississippi No. Although the state minimum teacher salary schedule is based on years of teaching experience and licensure rank, advanced license rankings in the state are based solely on advanced degree status. As such, the advanced degree, not the advanced license ranking, prompts the salary schedule increase. Miss. Code. Ann. § 37-19-7

7 Code Miss. Rules T. 7, Pt. 4

FY 2019-2020 MAEP Salary Schedule

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Missouri N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 5, § 20-400.260

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Montana No. Admin. R. Mont. 10.57.411

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* Advanced licensure requirements were updated following the release of the Teacher Leadership and Advancement 50-State Comparison.
Nebraska No. 92 Neb. Admin. R. & Regs. Ch. 21, § 005

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Nevada No. Nev. Admin. Code 391.100

Nev. Admin. Code 391.135

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New Hampshire N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. NH ADC ED 504.02

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New Jersey N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. N.J. Admin. Code 6A:9B-8.7

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New Mexico Yes. The state has established minimum salary requirements for teachers who obtain the advanced license. N.M. Admin. Code 6.60.6

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-10A-11

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New York N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. N.Y. Comp. Codes, R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 80-3.4

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North Carolina N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-270.20

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North Dakota N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Types of Licenses

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Ohio Yes. Teachers who obtain the advanced license may be eligible for additional pay. Cleveland Public Schools is required to consider "the level of licensure issued" in its differentiated salary schedule based on performance. Senior Professional Educator and Lead Professional Educator Licenses

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3311.78

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Oklahoma Yes. Teachers who obtain the advanced license are eligible for additional pay. Statute requires an annual salary supplement for Lead and Master Certificate teachers. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 6-190

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Oregon No. Or. Admin. R. 584-210-0050

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Pennsylvania N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. 22 Pa. Code § 49.83

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Rhode Island No. 200 R.I. Code R. 20-20-1.8

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* Advanced licensure requirements were updated following the release of the Teacher Leadership and Advancement 50-State Comparison.
South Carolina No. Although the state minimum teacher salary schedule is based on years of teaching experience and licensure rank, advanced license rankings in the state are based solely on advanced degree/credit accumulation. As such, the advanced degree/credit accumulation, not the advanced license ranking, prompts the salary schedule increase. S.C. Code Regs. 43-53

FY 19 State Minimum Salary Schedule

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South Dakota No. Admin. R. S.D. § 24:28:06:05

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Tennessee N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.02

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Texas N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. 19 Tex. Admin. Code § 230.13

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Utah No. Utah Admin. Code r. R277-503-2

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Vermont N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. 7-1 Code Vt. R. § 13

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Virginia No. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-23-50

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Washington No. Wash. Admin. Code 181-79A-206

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West Virginia No. W. Va. Code R. § 126-136-10

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Wisconsin Yes. Teachers who obtain an advanced license and who have a rating of effective or highly effective may by eligible for annual grant dollars. Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.042

Wis. Admin. Code PI § 37.05

WMEAP Reimbursement and Annual Grant

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Wyoming N/A. The state does not have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license. Becoming Licensed in Wyoming

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