After 9/1/00 teachers must hold a valid initial
teaching certificate to apply for the continuing certificate. If your Initial certificate has expired (but you met requirements for the Continuing before expiration) you can apply late (with a $100 late fee). If you did not meet requirements before expiration, see Conversion to Residency Certificate.
- Must have a master's degree from an
accredited college/university OR 45 quarter hours (30 semester
hours) of upper division or graduate-level postbaccalaureate study (coursework at the 100 level is allowed when used to obtain an endorsement).
- 180 days of teaching experience, 30 days
of which must be in one school district. Substitute teaching,
out-of-state teaching, and teaching in more than one district is
- Issues of Abuse. The candidate must have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.
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Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.