This database identifies the states in which teachers at state-level virtual high schools must meet the same employment and certification requirements as teachers in brick-and-mortar schools.
Why does it matter?
|Must teachers meet the same certification requirements as regular classroom teachers?|
|Alabama||Yes. However, faculty of postsecondary institutions are allowed to teach online courses without state certification if they are faculty at a state postsecondary institution and teaching in their content area.|
|Georgia||Yes. In addition, Georgia offers but does not require a specific online teaching endorsement.|
|Hawaii||No information available|
|Idaho||Yes; instructors for dual credit courses must also meet postsecondary requirements.|
|Kentucky||Yes. No additional information is available on the requirements for postsecondary instructors.|
|Mississippi||No information available.|
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