|WA||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Authorizing Alternative Assessments of Basic skills for Teacher Certification.|
Amends existing law to expand the types of testing instruments and assessments that may be used to measure basic skills. Allows for the Wash...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Alternative Teacher Licensure|
Relates to alternative licensure. Clarifies that college graduates can receive a five-year teaching license if they enter and complete a two...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Provisional Licensure for Teach for America Teachers|
Creates a two-year provisional licenses for Teach for America (TFA) teachers. The Board of Education may extend each TFA license for one add...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Alternative Teacher Certification|
From ILGA website: Provides that no one may be admitted to an Alternative Teacher Certification program or Alternative Route to Teacher Cert...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teach For America Efficacy Report|
Requires the Department of Education to provide a report to the General Assembly 3 months prior to the sunset date of the enabling legislati...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Alternative Licensure|
Establishes alternative route to teacher licensure in grades 9-12 for persons who have taught at certain postsecondary institutions.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Eligibility for Alternative Teaching Certification|
This bill amends one of the multiple eligibility criteria for alternative placement teaching certification. Changes from requiring a BA and ...
|NJ||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Teacher Certification of Veterans|
Establishes a four-year "VETeach Pilot Program" pilot to facilitate the teacher certification of veterans.
Provides that Richard Stockton C...
|DE||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Removes Sunset Provision for TFA|
Repeals the sunset provision included in House Bill No. 102, which authorized the Teach for America (TFA) program as an alternative route to...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Provides for the issuance of a specialized teaching certificate to classroom teachers with expertise in either science, technology, engineer...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Relating to Alternative Programs for Teacher Education|
Adds to existing legislation on alternative programs for teacher education by: providing definitions; including entity affiliated with appro...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure|
Effective June 30, 2012, repeals 105 ILCS 5/21-1a on teacher certification exams. Effective June 30, 2013, repeals statutory provisions on (...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Alternative Resident Educator License|
H.B. 153 - Alternative Resident Educator License
Previous law directed the state board of education to adopt by rule requirements for obtaining an alternative resident educator license for ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Allows teacher and educational officer Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) members to continue to serve out up to three consecutive three-...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Requires the State Board of Education to evaluate certain providers of education and training which are offered to qualify a person to be a ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Licensure|
Requires the Commission on Professional Standards in Education to adopt regulations prescribing the qualifications for licensing teachers an...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Reciprocity|
Directs the state board to issue standard five-year teaching licenses to individuals who meet certain requirements, including holding out-of...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Licensure|
Allows a subject-area exam as an alternative to subject-area credit hours for alternative level one teacher licensure. Spells out other crit...
|MN||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Alternative Teacher Preparation and Limited-Term Teacher License|
Directs the Board of Teaching to require teacher preparation programs, including alternative teacher preparation programs, to include in the...
|AL||Adopted 12/2010||P-12||Teacher and Leader Certification|
ADC 290-3-2-.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
Rewrites Chapter 290-3-2. To align the format so that all relevant information on each topic is placed together which will make the document...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2010||P-12||Establishment of Clinically Rich Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program|
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-5.13
From the administrative register:
It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the board of regents for adoption as a...
|AZ||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Certification|
R7-2, -604.03, -604.04, -614
Creates non-traditional pathways for teacher and administrator certification. Provides for greater flexibility on how institutions or organi...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Teacher and Administration Preparation Programs|
Requires the state board of education (SBE): (1) To allow a variety of teacher and administrator preparation program providers to offer a va...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Alternative Certification for Teach for America Participants|
Establishes an alternative teacher certification option for Teach for America participants. Establishes criteria a candidate must meet to be...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Alternative Teacher and Administrator Certification|
Provides that alternative certification programs may be provided by various types of qualified providers, including institutions of higher e...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Alternative Certification Pathways for STEM and CTE Teachers|
S.B. 1E - Section 5
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Career Technical Education Educator Credentialing Program to provide alternative...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.||Alternative Program for Teacher Certification|
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires the state superintendent to develop rules, guidelines and procedures for pathways t...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue the authorization to provide services to limited-English-proficient pupils to an...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||American Indian Languages Teaching Credential|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentials to issue an American Indian Languages eminence credential to a candidate who has demonstrated...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Alternative Teacher Licensure|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.26, 3319.261, 3319.302 and 3319.304
Existing law allows an individual with an alternative educator license to teach in grades 7-12. New provision allows individual holding "alt...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Two-Year Provisional License for Teaching in a STEM School|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.28
Amends provisions related to the two-year provisional educator license for teaching science, technology, engineering or math in grades 6-12 ...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2009||P-12||Unlicensed Teachers|
Clarifies that effective July 1, 2009, unlicensed teachers employed as emergency hires may be employed on an emergency basis for no more tha...
|UT||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Alternative Licensure|
Permits an alternative licensure candidate who has been employed as a full-time instructional paraeducator to substitute that experience for...
Revises provisions governing alternative routes for licensure.
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Emergency Permits for Certified Teachers|
19 TAC 7.230.Q.230.501
Emphasizes that consent is required when a certified teacher is to be placed on an emergency permit. ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Related to teachers; relates to an existing law which provides for the issuance of a special qualifications license to an applicant who hold...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Licensure for Air Force Instructors|
Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to develop an alternative teacher licensure program for U.S. Air Force instructors who have taugh...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Preparation Program|
Renames the teacher in residence program to be the 2-year alternative teacher program, and relocates the provisions for that program in stat...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alternative Certification and Preparation|
For an Alternative Placement teaching certificate: Requires that a person attain at least a 2.5 GPA; participate in a residency program; dec...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alternative Teacher Certification|
Directs the state board of education to grant an alternative placement teaching certificate to any person who meets certain requirements (su...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Alternative Certification|
Creates a preference in the higher education alternative route certification program for veterans and national guard members.Chapter 192
|RI||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Alternative Route to Certification Programs|
Authorizes alternative routes to certification programs. http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DESE/5490.pdf...
|LA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Alternative Certification for Math Professionals|
Amends rules relating to math for professionals certificates. Allows individuals with pure mathematic or science backgrounds the opportunity...
|UT||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||International Guest Teachers|
Defines "international guest teacher (guest teacher)" as a foreign educator who has earned a public teaching credential in a foreign country...
|OH||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Temporary Teaching Permits, Provisional Licenses for STEM School Teachers|
OAC 3301-23-41, -24-15
Creates forty hour temporary teaching permit for qualified nonlicensed individuals. Amends qualifications for temporary teaching permit for ...
|NY||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Certification in the Classroom Teaching Service through Individual Evaluation|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 80-3.7
Extends the expiration date for applicants seeking certification through the individual evaluation pathway in all classroom titles except ch...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensure Via Portfolio|
Authorizes an eligible candidate to use licensure via portfolio to obtain an initial licensure or to add a licensure field, consistent with ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading|
Directs the state board to issue a license to teach to persons in the Teach for America Program; provides such licenses will not be subject ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Alternative Teacher Certification|
Relates to public school teacher licensing and certification. Extends access to the expanded alternative certification program from prospect...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority f...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Alternative Certification for Veterans|
Relates to alternative teacher certification. Allows a five-year statement of eligibility for teaching to be issued to a veteran who has com...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Troops to Teachers Pilot|
Establishes a pilot program in the State Department of Education to promote the national Troops to Teachers Program in the public schools of...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teach For America Act|
Establishes the Teach For America Act. Authorizes the use of state funds as matching funds by the Teach for America-Delta in order to bring ...
|LA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Certification for Teachers and School Personnel|
Relates to the practitioner teacher program alternative path to certification and minimum requirements. Revises program requirements. See Fu...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Provisional Alternative Teaching Certificates|
Relates to the Alternative Teacher Certification program. Provides that a provisional alternative teaching certificate may be issued to an a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pilot Program for Lateral Entry Teachers|
Directs the state board to establish a pilot program for lateral entry teachers in up to eight local school administrative units. Establishe...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Lateral Entry Requirements|
Modifies the requirements for participation in a community college lateral entry program for teacher training.
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Qualifications License to Teach|
Provides that a special qualifications license to teach may be issued to a person who holds a Passport to Teaching certification from the Am...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Local Alternative Teacher Certification Programs|
S.B. 72 (Section 4)
Subject to approval by the professional standards commission, authorizes a district to provide a secondary-level alternative teacher certifi...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternative Certification Teacher Programs|
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules allowing a teacher in a regional special education or regional alternative educational p...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs|
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 5
Directs the regents and the commissioner to review the alternative teacher preparation programs available to candidates for teaching certifi...
|CO||Vetoed 03/2007||P-12||Physical Education Teacher Qualifications|
Explains certification and experience requirements for physical education teachers.
|CO||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Alternative Teacher Program|
Allows for the extension of alternative teacher programs and contracts beyone one year.
|LA||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Standards for Certification|
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133...
|Teacher Certification: Non-degreed candidates and Middle School Teachers|
COMAR 13A.12.01.05, .12.02.05, .05
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Aligns the initialcertification requirements of non- bachelor-degreed trades and industry...
|AR||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Rules Governing the Non-Traditional Licensure Program|
Establishes requirements and procedures for obtaining teacher licensure through the Arkansas Department of Education Non-Traditional Licensu...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Vocational, Technical, and Career Pathway Education Teachers|
Increases the number of vocational, technical, and career pathway education teachers by directing the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board to set...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Certification & Low-income Schools|
Relates to the alternative teacher development program for placing highly qualified teachers into low income schools; provides for a matchin...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio a...
|ID||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Computer-Bsed Alternative Route to Teacher Certification|
Clarifies that the computer based alternative route to teacher certification may be used for initial certification, subsequent certificates,...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Early Childhood PK-3 Certification|
Adds the Early Childhood PK-3 certification through the Practitioner Teacher Program alternate program structure. http://www.doa.state.la.us...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Maryland Alternative Teaching Opportunity Program|
Establishes the Maryland Alternative Teaching Opportunity Program in the State Department of Education; authorizes the Department to select ...
|CO||To governor 03/2006||P-12|
|Licensure for Teachers in Residence and Alternative Routes|
On completion of the two-year or three-year residency program, the Colorado Department of Education may issue an initial teacher license to ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Education|
Revises statutes governing teacher licensure regulations and regulation of teacher education programs by repealing the current statutes and ...
|DE||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Teacher Alternative Certification Requirements and Program|
14 DAC 1519
This rule spells out requirements for candidates seeking participation in the Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification Prog...
|NC||ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE 2006 SESSION 10/2005||P-12||Hiring of teachers|
AN ACT to amend the teacher certification law to facilitate the hiring of teachers. Vetoed 8/05.
|Preliminary Credentials for Individuals without Teaching Certificate|
This bill would require the commission, until January 1, 2011, upon the recommendation of the governing board of a school district,
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 09/2005||P-12||Substitute Teaching Permits for Katrina Victims|
23 IAC 25.105
Offers individuals from the geographic area drastically affected by Hurricane Katrina a temporary permit for substitute teaching in Illinois...
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||One Year Alternate Route License|
Adopts rules regarding the one year alternate route license, the Teach for America Elementary Education K- 3 for critical shortage areas, an...
|VA||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Licensure Regulations for School Personnel|
8 VAC 20-21-80, -90, -660, -680
Establishes procedures to allow persons seeking initial licensure as teachers through an alternative route to substitute experimental learni...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12|
|Community College Training Lateral Entry Teachers|
The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Board of Community Colleges, shall develop and implement policies permitting in...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Teacher Recruitment and Education|
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.
Section 2: Creates a new sect...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 46. 05/2005||P-12||Provides for issuance of special license for persons with certain graduate degrees and work experience to teach pupils in public schools.|
AN ACT relating to education; providing for the issuance of a special license for persons with certain graduate degrees and work experience ...
|SD||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||One-Year Certificates/Certificate Extensions|
SDCR 24:03:01 thru 24:03:09 (Deleted); 24:43:01 thru 24:43:11, 24:15:02:03, 24:15:03:03.01, 09, 24:15:04:03
Establishes rules regarding the department issuing one-year certificates to teachers who have let their certificates lapse. Grants an additi...
|NM||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||Licensure/Application Fee/Middle Level Education|
NMAC 6.60.3, .5, .6, .7, 6.61.3, .6, 6.64.16, .17, 6.69.4
Establishes rules regarding alternative licensure, competency testing for licensure, continuing licensure for licensed educators, educator l...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Alternative Certification|
Amends §18A-3-1a .Provides for alternative program certificate, eligibility, issuance, scope and renewal limitation; changes activities, com...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educator Licensure|
Authorizes the state board to establish procedures for the filing and investigation of complaints alleging conduct that, if true, may establ...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Provisional Nonrenewable License Issuance|
Establishes rules which extend the date by which the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional nonrenewable license from ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Professional Standards|
Allows a one-year certificate to be granted an individual bearing all other qualifications except the assessments and selected as an assista...
|LA||Adopted 10/2004||P-12||Reading Competencies for Alternate Certification|
Amends rules to add a requirement for demonstration of reading competencies by alternate teacher certification program completers. http://ww...
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure re...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Alternative Licensure|
NMAC 126.96.36.199, .6, .8, thru 11
Relates to alternative licensure requirements. ...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Interim Licenses|
NDAC 67.1-02-04-01, -02 thru -08
Establishes rules regarding interim licenses for teacher shortages. Addresses interim licenses for substitute teachers, provisional licenses...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related...
|CO||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12||Educator Licensure|
Concerns educator licensure. Provides requirements for authorization of adjunct instructor, special services intern, emergency applicant, te...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Eligibility For Alternative Teaching Route Program|
Provides that the Teach Mississippi Institute program for alternate route certification for teachers include a fall or spring semester optio...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
Specifies that there are persons who should be recruited to teach in Kentucky's public schools because they have academic majors, strong ver...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 03/2004||P-12||Computer Based Alternative Certification|
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. IDAHO REG 3799 (...
|SD||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Implementation Date/Curriculum Rule Back One Year|
24:03:06:06.05, 24:15:03:06, 24:15:05:01, 24:15:05:02, 24:15:05:03, 24:15:05:04
Establishes rules moving the implementation date of a curriculum rule back one year. Enables an individual licensed as a clinical psychologi...
|MS||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Uniformity|
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. MISSISSIPPI REG ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|Residency Teacher Certification Programs|
Relates to residency teacher certification partnership programs; provides partnerships between school districts and state-approved higher ed...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Certification|
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. http://www2.stat...
|LA||Adopted 10/2003||P-12||State Certification of School Personnel|
Amends rules relating to all level K-12 certification areas. Amends the structure for underground programs for all level areas of art, dance...
|SD||Adopted 08/2003||P-12||Licensure Exams for Teachers|
24:15:01:01, :02:08, :03:01, :03:02, :03:06, :03:07, :03:11, :04:01; 24:16:05:03, :05:05; 24:41:01:01 to :03:01,
Establishes rules requiring that the Professional Teachers Practices and Standards Commission and the Professional Administrators Practices ...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Alternate Teacher Education-Requirements|
Clarifies that at least nine semester hours in the teaching of reading must be completed by anyone seeking certification at any level below ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Alternative Route Teacher Certification|
Revises alternative route teacher certification provisions. Provides that, to the extent funds are appropriated for this purpose, districts...
|NM||Adopted 02/2003||P-12||Competency Testing for Licensure, Substandard Licensure|
NMAC 6.60.5, 6.61.9
For alternative licensure, candidates must pass New Mexico teacher assessments (or similar state assessments). Elementary candidates must h...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Teacher Certification Requirements|
According to legislative summary: "Amends ... to clarify that a statement of status of eligibility for a subject area authorized at the time...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Issues|
Requires successful completion of the competency examination for licensure except for Alternative Placement Program candidates; adds additio...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001||P-12||Rules for Emergency Teaching Permits|
Chapter No.585, Defines the requirements that a school district make a diligent search for certified teachers by listing specific requiremen...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Temporary Teaching Licenses|
Relates to education; permits applicants for a temporary limited teaching license or a personnel variance to submit their application by Jul...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Alternative Routes|
Creates a statewide Partnership Grant Program to provide new high quality alternative routes to residency teacher certification; provides fo...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Parental notification of non-certified teachers|
Requires parental notification of an assignment of a non-certified teacher to teach a class for more than thirty consecutive days....
|TX||Passed 11/2000||P-12||Transitional Permits for Teachers|
19 TEX. ADMIN. CODE Chapter 233
The TEXAS State Board of Educator Certification has approved a new transitional license that will allow "educated people to become teachers ...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Teachers for Shortage Areas|
(LD 2301); Creates a new certificate authorizing a person to teach in an area determined to be a teacher shortage area....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Board Issuance of Three-Year Licenses|
Establishes a mechanism for local school boards to issue three-year local teacher licenses....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Alternative Certification for Veterans|
Creates an alternative teaching certification at K-12 and vocational institutions for veterans with at least 6 years on active duty, dischar...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Boards, Unlicensed Teachers|
Provides that a local school board member's term of office is two years; provides that the size of a local board of education shall be based...