State Licensure Requirements

Review the licensure requirements listed under your state as you prepare for your teacher preparation journey. 

As a teacher candidate in Alabama, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Alabama after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Education and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Alabama by completing the following steps:

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Apply for Licensure:

Alabama teacher candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Alabama. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Teacher candidates should contact the Alabama State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Alabama teacher candidates will have to include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Alabama licensure.

Contact Information:

Alabama State Dept. of Education
50 N Ripley St.

Montgomery, AL 36130

https://www.alsde.edu/Pages/Contact-us.aspx

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Alaska Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Teacher candidates will be required to complete the Alaska Student Teaching Authorization process. Visit the Alaska Department of Education site for application information.

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Alaska Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Alaska teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Alaska Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Alaska Dept. of Education

801 West 10th Street, Suite 200 
PO Box 110500 
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

https://education.alaska.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates must complete a University of Phoenix- approved basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional requirements:

Completion of U.S. Constitution and AZ Constitution requirements, either through college coursework in each of these areas or passing scores on the AEPA exams. Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will have three years upon issuance of their provisional license to satisfy this requirement.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Arizona Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Arizona teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Contact Information:

Arizona Dept. of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/contact-certification/                        

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in order to obtain a Certificate of Clearance and begin the teacher preparation program.

Immunizations: The state of California requires negative TB testing or chest x-ray prior to entering the classroom.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Additional requirements:

California teacher candidates will have to complete a two-credit U.S. Constitution course or approved exam.

CPR Certificate must be adult, child, and infant CPR and must follow American Heart Association and or American Red Cross Guidelines.

For Multiple Subject (Elementary) Candidates proof of passing scores on the RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment) must be acquired.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

California teacher candidates must request a Credential Recommendation from their Credential Analyst who will submit this directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Contact Information:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811-4213

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

For clinical experience and student teaching, University of Phoenix students are required to obtain either a district background check that includes a federal level background check or an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance.  Teacher candidates will need to obtain Colorado fingerprint clearance through the Colorado Department of Education at the time they apply for licensure.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach. Please use this link to find your applicable content exam.

Additional requirements:

If degree program/content area does not match Colorado’s requirement for secondary licensure, teacher candidates must have 24 hours of specific coursework or pass a content examination for initial licensure.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Colorado Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Colorado teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Colorado Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

https://www.cde.state.co.us/                   

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Delaware Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Delaware will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Delaware Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Delaware teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Delaware department of education.

Contact Information:

Delaware Department of Education

The Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE 19901-3639

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the District of Columbia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

District of Columbia teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Contact Information:

District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

http://dcps.dc.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations:  Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Florida Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Florida Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Florida teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Florida Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Florida Dept. of Education
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

http://www.fldoe.org/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Candidates who do not hold an induction certificate will need the Georgia Pre-Service Certificate and will need to also pass the Educator Ethics Program Entry Exam (350)

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Georgia will complete an approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed in an approved county.**

Additional Requirements:

Teacher candidates will have to take and pass the Educator Ethics Program Exit Exam (360) to obtain licensure.

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Georgia teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. A University of Phoenix Credential Analyst will completed electronic recommendation for certification.

Contact Information:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue SE
Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Guam, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the island territory in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Guam Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the island territory in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Guam will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional Requirements:

Guam requirement of cumulative 2.7 GPA on degree transcript

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district. **

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Guam Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their island territory.

Guam Certification Requirements

Contact Information:

Guam Department of Education
500, Mariner Ave
Barrigada, Guam

www.gdoe.net/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: The state of Hawaii requires TB testing and MMR immunization prior to entering the classroom.

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Hawai’i State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Hawai’i teacher candidates will apply directly to their state for initial licensure.

Contact Information:

Hawai’i State Dept. of Education
1390 Miller St. Honolulu

HI 96813

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Idaho, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Idaho after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*:  Teacher candidates will complete a University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

 Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Idaho by completing the following steps:

Apply for Licensure:

Idaho teacher candidates must obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Idaho. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Teacher candidates should contact the Idaho State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Idaho teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Idaho licensure.

Contact Information:

Idaho State Department of Education

650 W State St, 2nd Floor

Boise, ID 83702

http://www.sde.idaho.gov/contact.html    

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your Education Program Specialist for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your Education Program Specialist for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Illinois, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Illinois after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations:  Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Illinois State Board of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional coursework:

Completion of U.S. Constitution and AZ Constitution requirements, either through college coursework in each of these areas or passing scores on the AEPA exams.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Illinois by completing the following steps:

Clearances:

Immunizations:  Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Illinois State Board of Education for more information.

Exams:

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Illinois will complete an approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional coursework:

Teacher candidates in Illinois who are applying for the Professional Educator License must demonstrate a major in the content area or 32 semester hours of content coursework.

Illinois requires the completion of specific courses, as described in the Requirements for Professional Educator Licensure in Illinois document.

Apply for Licensure:

Illinois teacher candidates must obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Illinois. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Teacher candidates should contact the Illinois State Board of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Illinois teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Illinois licensure.

Contact Information:

Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. 1st Street

Springfield, IL 62777

http://www.isbe.net/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your Education Program Specialist for testing information.

**Contact your Education Program Specialist for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Indiana, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Indiana after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

  • Fingerprint Clearance: To meet program and licensure requirements, teacher candidates will need to obtain Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance and Indiana fingerprint clearance.  

Immunizations:  Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Indiana Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district. **

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Indiana by completing the following steps:

Exam:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Educator Preparation Exam: This test will evaluate the teacher candidate’s preparation and accountability.

Additional requirements:

Apply for Licensure:

Indiana teacher candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Indiana. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Teacher candidates should contact the Indiana Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state. Full licensure must be obtained without deficiencies.

Indiana teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Indiana licensure.

Contact Information:

Indiana Dept. of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

http://www.doe.in.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Kansas, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Kansas after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:      

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Education and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Kansas State Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates must complete one of the University of Phoenix approved basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Additional Requirements:

 Completion of U.S. Constitution and AZ Constitution requirements, either through college coursework in each of these areas or passing scores on the AEPA exams.

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Kansas by completing the following steps:

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Apply for Licensure:

Kansas teacher candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Kansas. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Kansas teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Kansas licensure.

Contact Information:

Kansas State Dept. of Education
900 SW Jackson St.

Topeka, KS 66612

http://www.ksde.org/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Louisiana Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Louisiana will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Louisiana Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Teacher candidates will have to complete a teacher preparation program that is approved to lead to eligibility for teacher certification in the home state of the program, as verified by the University.

Contact Information:

Louisiana Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 94064 
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Maine Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional coursework:

Secondary Education teacher candidates may need additional content classes based on state requirements. Currently Maine requires 24 credits in content area from undergraduate degree.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Maine Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Maine teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Maine Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Maine Dept. of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

http://maine.gov/doe/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Michigan Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Additional coursework:

Teacher candidates must have a valid certificate of course completion for First Aid training that includes CPR for both children and adults. 

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Michigan Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Michigan teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Michigan Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Michigan Dept. of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI  48909

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for fingerprint and testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

If you are a teacher candidate enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed in the Arizona section.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one or both of the Professional Knowledge Exams for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Mississippi Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Mississippi teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Mississippi Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Mississippi Dept. of Education

P.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205-0771

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Montana Office of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Montana teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Contact Information:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501 Helena

Montana 59620-2501

http://opi.mt.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Nebraska Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.            

Additional requirements:

Human Relations Training

Special Education Training Program

Recent college credits or employment experience within the past immediate five years

Teacher candidates should contact the Nebraska Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Clinical placement:

Nebraska has a school district specific requirement of a 14-16 week Clinical placement:.

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Nebraska Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Nebraska teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Nebraska Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Nebraska Dept. of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln,NE 68509-4987

https://www.education.ne.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Nevada Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside. 

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach. 

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Nevada will complete the Nevada-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification. 

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

 

Nevada has multiple areas of licensure with specific coursework requirements.

 

Teacher candidates should contact the Nevada Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Nevada teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Nevada Department of Education. 

 

Contact Information:

Nevada Dept. of Education
Carson City office
700 E. Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Nevada Dept. of Education
Las Vegas Office
9890 S. Maryland Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas NV 89183

http://www.doe.nv.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the New Hampshire Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in New Hampshire will complete the state approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the New Hampshire Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

New Hampshire teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Contact Information:

New Hampshire Dept. of Education
101 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301-3494

http://www.education.nh.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in New Jersey, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in New Jersey after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the New Jersey Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside. 

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in New Jersey  by completing the following steps:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in New Jersey will complete the state approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional requirements:

Minimum GPA required for certification is 3.0.

Secondary teacher candidates planning to teach high school must have minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in the subject field from undergrad. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level).

Secondary teacher candidates planning to teach middle school must complete a minimum of 15 credits in the subject area that you want to be certified in from undergraduate program.

All teacher candidates must meet the Physiology and Hygiene requirement.

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the New Jersey Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

New Jersey teacher candidates will obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in New Jersey. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

New Jersey teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for New Jersey licensure.

Contact Information:

New Jersey Dept. of Education
PO Box 500

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

NJ Department of Education Certification and Induction Customer Service telephone number is (609) 292-2070.

http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/                               

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in New Mexico, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in New Mexico after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the New Mexico Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates must complete one of the University of Phoenix approved basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in New Mexico by completing the following steps:

Apply for Licensure:

New Mexico teacher candidates will obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in New Jersey. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Teacher candidates should contact the New Mexico Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

New Mexico teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for New Mexico licensure.

Contact Information:

New Mexico Dept. of Education
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ped/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside. 

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Additional coursework:

Elementary teacher candidates and Special Education teacher candidates will have to pass the Foundations of Reading test and the General Curriculum test.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

North Carolina teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Contact Information:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Education Building
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside. 

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in North Dakota will complete the state-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional coursework:

A North Dakota Department of Public Instruction-approved Native American Studies course must be completed during the two-year validity period of the initial North Dakota teaching license.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

North Dakota teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

Contact Information:

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440

https://www.nd.gov/dpi/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations*:  Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Teaching Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s professional knowledge and skills.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Oklahoma teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education
Oliver Hodge Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your Education Program Specialist for testing information.

**Contact your Education Program Specialist for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Oregon, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Oregon after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Oregon by completing the following steps:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance*: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained through the employing district.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Oregon Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Civil Rights Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Oregon must complete a Civil Rights Exam.

Additional requirements:

Additional coursework may be required by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission when transferring Arizona certification to Oregon.

Apply for Licensure:

Oregon teacher candidates must obtain an Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Oregon. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. *

Teacher candidates should contact the Oregon State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Oregon teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona license as part of their application for Oregon licensure.

Contact Information:

Oregon Dept. of Education
255 Capitol St NE

Salem, OR 97310

http://www.ode.state.or.us/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: All three Pennsylvania clearances must be submitted to the University of Phoenix prior to teacher candidates completing any Clinical experiences in PA classrooms. (Pennsylvania law requires school administrators collect these documents prior to condoning teacher candidates visiting classrooms.)

Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34). 

Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151).

Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) through the Department of Education

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Additional requirements:

Pennsylvania requirement of cumulative 3.0 GPA on degree transcript

Content courses equivalent to a major that matches area of license for teacher candidates seeking to teach secondary

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Pennsylvania teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
333 Market Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17126

http://www.education.pa.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Puerto Rico, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Puerto Rico after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Puerto Rico Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:         

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district. **

Additional requirements:

  • U.S. History course
  • Puerto Rico History course

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Alabama by completing the following steps:

Apply for Licensure:

Puerto Rico teacher candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Puerto Rico. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. *

Teacher candidates should contact the Puerto Rico Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Puerto Rico teacher candidates will have to include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Puerto Rico licensure

Contact Information:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
Physical address: Ave. Tnte. Cesar Gonzalez, esq. Calle Juan Calaf, Jr. Industrial three Monjitas, Hato Rey, PR 00917

http://www.de.gobierno.pr/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Rhode Island Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*:  Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Rhode Island will complete a Rhode Island-approved Professional Knowledge Exam.

Additional requirements:

For secondary education teacher candidates, a major or the equivalent in the content area specialization for which certification is sought is required.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Rhode Island Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Rhode Island teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Rhode Island Dept. of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

http://www.ride.ri.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the South Carolina Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in South Carolina will  complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the South Carolina Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

South Carolina teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the South Carolina Department of Education.

Contact Information:

South Carolina Dept. of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

http://ed.sc.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the South Dakota Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in South Dakota will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional requirements:

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching must be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the South Dakota Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

South Dakota teacher candidates do not need to obtain Arizona licensure to complete the teacher preparation program.

Contact Information:

South Dakota Dept. of Education
800 Governors Drive

Pierre, SD 57501

http://doe.sd.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Candidates in Tennessee must obtain a TBI Background check through school district affiliation.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Tennessee Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates in Tennessee take two Praxis Exams to satisfy basic skills.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Tennessee will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Tennessee Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Tennessee teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Tennessee Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Tennessee Dept. of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

https://www.tn.gov/education/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in Texas, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Texas after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exams. 

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach. 

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical Placement

  • Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Texas by completing the following steps.

Clearances:

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Texas Education Agency for more information.

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach. 

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Texas will complete a Texas approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Apply for Licensure:

Texas teacher candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Texas. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. * 

Teacher candidates should contact the Texas Education Agency for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Texas teacher candidates will have to include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Texas licensure. 

 

Contact Information:

Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

http://tea.texas.gov/

 

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a teacher candidate in the US Virgin Islands, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the island territory in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the US Virgin Islands Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the island territory in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in the US Virgin Islands will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Secondary teacher candidates must demonstrate a major in the content area (30 hours of content coursework).

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district. **

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the US Virgin Islands Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their island territory.

Contact Information:

US Virgin Islands Department of Education
2133, Hospital St, Christiansted

St Croix 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands

www.vide.vi/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

As a teacher candidate in Utah, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. To teach in Utah after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtaining Arizona licensure are listed below:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: To meet program and licensure requirements teacher candidates will need to obtain Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance and Utah fingerprint clearance.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Utah State Office of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the University of Phoenix required basic skills exam.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in an Arizona program will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

 Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

  • Student Teachers must have valid Student Teacher/Intern License

Once you have obtained Arizona licensure, you may apply for your license in Utah by completing the following steps.

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Apply for Licensure:

Utah teacher candidates in the Arizona program will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Utah. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. *

Teacher candidates should contact the Utah State Office of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Utah teacher candidates will have to include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Utah licensure

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Vermont Agency of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Vermont Agency of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Vermont teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Vermont Agency of Education.

Contact Information:

Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

http://education.vermont.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Virginia Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Virginia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Virginia teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Virginia Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Virginia Dept. of Education
James Monroe Building

101 N. 14th St.

Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Teacher candidates must receive the Washington Pre-Residence Certificate of Clearance in order to enter the classroom.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Additional Exam:

Secondary teacher candidates may be required to take a different WEST-E Content exam for certification. Teacher candidates should contact the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for correct WEST-E Exam.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Washington teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Contact Information:

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building

600 Washington St. S.E.

Olympia, WA  98504

http://www.k12.wa.us/default.aspx

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the West Virginia Department of Education for more information.

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete the basic skills exam for the state in which they reside.

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they are seeking to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in West Virginia will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

  • Form 23 required for Clinical experience approval
  • Form 24 required for Clinical placement: Permit

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the West Virginia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

West Virginia teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the West Virginia Department of Education.

Contact Information:

West Virginia Dept. of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, WV 25305

http://wvde.state.wv.us/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain teacher licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district. Contact the Wyoming Department of Education for more information.       

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates will complete one of the University of Phoenix required basic skills exams.

Content Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in Wyoming will complete an Arizona approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

 Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete an Arizona approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Additional requirements:

Clinical placement:

Clinical experience and student teaching will need to be completed at an approved district.**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the Wyoming Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Wyoming teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Wyoming Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Wyoming Dept. of Education
2300 Capitol Ave

Cheyenne, WY 82001

https://edu.wyoming.gov/

*Deadlines will vary depending on candidate start date. Contact your designated support staff for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your designated support staff for placement information.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our teacher candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

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