State Licensure Requirements

The University’s teacher education program/s meet the licensure requirements in the states listed below. There are two pathways to achieve certification: 1) “Direct Apply” – states that accept our Arizona-approved program and permit candidates to apply directly for certification, and 2) “Reciprocity” – states that require candidates of our Arizona-approved program to obtain Arizona certification first before applying for certification in their home state. Review the licensure requirements listed under your state as you prepare for your teacher preparation journey. 

As a teacher candidate in Alabama, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

Candidates in Master’s level elementary or secondary teacher programs are able to submit edTPA to Pearson for official scoring. Note: Local evaluation scoring will not result in an official score report. If a candidate meets their home-state’s cut scores, the candidate can use edTPA score report to meet ADE’s professional Knowledge requirement.

The content exam listed above is an Alabama specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time), at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Alabama teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Alabama State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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.

Note: Secondary candidates are eligible to apply for a Class B, bachelor’s level license.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Alaska, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Additional requirements:

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time), at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state). **

Teacher candidates will be required to complete the Alaska Student Teaching Authorization process. Visit the Alaska Department of Education site for application information, click on the Forms tab, and scroll down to Student Teacher Authorization doc for more information.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Alaska Department of Education to address any additional questions about 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Arizona, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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.

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 Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) exams. Teacher candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will have three years upon issuance of their standard professional license to satisfy this requirement.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time), at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom. **

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Arizona Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

Contact Information:

Arizona Dept. of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in California, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates seeking licensure in California will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for Certification.

Additional requirements:

California teacher candidates will complete a course in U.S. Constitution and Health Education.

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 Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 15-week (full-time) at an approved site. **

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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.

Early Completion Option:

For qualified candidates, an Early Completion Option (ECO) is available. The Early Completion Option is intended to provide persons who have the requisite skills and knowledge of teachingpedagogy, the opportunity to complete 120 pre-service hours, and clinical practice seminars A & B then opt out of additional coursework.

English Learner Authorization/CLAD Certificates and Bilingual Authorizations

Requirements for the English Learner Authorization and Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate may be satisfied by coursework completed through a Commission-approved California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) program, passing the appropriate Commission-approved examinations, or through a combination of exams and coursework.

The educator may complete any of the below pathways to obtain certification:

  1. Pass all three of University of Phoenix state-approved CTEL courses with a "C" or better
    1. CTEL/501 – Language and Language Development (4 credits)
    2. CTEL/502 – Assessment & Instruction (4 credits)
    3. CTEL/503 – Culture and Inclusion (4 credits)
  2. Pass all three CTEL exams (www.ctcexams.nesinc.com )
    1. CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (test code 031)
    2. CTEL 2: Assessment and Instruction (test code 032)
    3. CTEL 3: Culture and Inclusion (test code 033)
      1. Educator may register to take 1 or all 3 subtests in a single test session
      2. Format: Computer-based test (CBT) only
  3. Complete a combination of exams and coursework (courses must be passed with a "C" or better). University of Phoenix CTEL courses align with the CTEL exams, so if an educator does not pass one or more of the exams, the educator may enroll in the appropriate CTEL course(s).
    1. CTEL/501 (coursework) = CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (test code 031)
    2. CTEL/502 (coursework) = CTEL 2: Assessment and Instruction (test code 032)
    3. CTEL/503 (coursework) = CTEL 3: Culture and Inclusion (test code 033)

You must complete one of the options below:

  • 3 CTEL courses
  • 3 CTEL exams
  • Pass 2 CTEL exams + 1 CTEL course
  • Pass 1 CTEL exam + 2 CTEL courses

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 Education Program Specialist for testing and licensure information.

**Contact your Education Program Specialist for placement information.

***Contact the College of Education’s California Credential Analyst for more information on the Early Completion Option pathway.

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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Colorado, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

Note: Secondary candidates must provide transcripted verification of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in their secondary endorsement area IF there is no content exam available in the endorsement area. Special education candidates must take both the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications exam (test code 5354) and Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam (test code 5001).

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates who signed enrollment agreements prior to 2/10/2021 for a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates who signed enrollment agreements on or after 2/10/2021 will complete a minimum of 200 hours of verified clinical experiences.The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice. **

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates who signed enrollment agreements prior to 2/10/2021 will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. Teacher candidates who signed enrollment agreements on or after 2/10/2021 will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 15-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Colorado Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Delaware, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching. 

Exams:

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

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site . For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Delaware Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Applying for Delaware licensure and certification is a two-step process; candidates must hold both a License and at least one Certificate. The License authorizes candidates to work in a Delaware public/charter school, and the Certificate(s) identifies the area(s) in which they are authorized to teach.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in the District of Columbia, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Teacher candidates should contact the District of Columbia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Florida, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Florida Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Georgia, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Georgia residents who hold a Clear Renewable Certificate and/or Standard Professional Certificate cannot enroll in a University of Phoenix teacher preparation program. If a Georgia resident obtains a Clear Renewable or Professional Standard Certificate before completing the UOPX degree program, the degree cannot be used for purposes of a certificate upgrade.  

Clearances:

Pre-service Certificate: 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 Assessment (360).

The Pre-Service Certificate (or Induction4 (IN4), Provisional, Permit, or Waiver) MUST be obtained prior to beginning coursework in the required course of study.

Exams:

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

Candidates must take the appropriate GACE assessment based upon their degree program and approved content area (as applicable). Please note, Master of Arts in Education/Special Education candidate will need to take and pass the Special Education General Curriculum GACE.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences.  The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional Requirements:

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

Teacher candidates in the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary programs must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in a three (3) credit course identifying and educating exceptional children covering all exceptionalities.

MAED/TED (v7), CERT-AP-E and CERT-AP-S: Candidates’ in these teacher preparation programs who have not already taken this required 3-credit course, or an equivalent, have two options to meet Georgia’s requirements:

  • University of Phoenix Individual Course - University of Phoenix offers SPED/531 Special Education Teaching Methods through individual coursework that will meet this state requirement.
  • Three (3) Credit Course – complete or transfer in a 3-credit Special Education course through any of the Georgia Approved Education Program Providers listed here.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state. 

Georgia teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Guam, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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 seek to teach.

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

Additional Requirements:

Teacher candidates must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA on degree transcript.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Guam Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Hawaii, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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 negative TB testing and MMR immunization prior to entering the classroom. Additional immunization verification may be required for admission in accordance with state requirements.

Exams:

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 13-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Hawai'i State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Contact Information:

Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Road, Suite 268
Honolulu, HI 96817

https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/contact-us-2/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Idaho, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

Exams:

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

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

The content exam listed above is an Idaho specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site.**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Idaho teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Idaho State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Illinois, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

Exams:

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

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

Candidates in Master’s level elementary or secondary teacher programs are able to submit edTPA to Pearson for official scoring. Note: Local evaluation scoring will not result in an official score report. If a candidate meets their home-state’s cut scores, the candidate can use edTPA score report to meet ADE’s professional Knowledge requirement.

Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Illinois teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Illinois State Board of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Indiana, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

The exams listed above are Indiana specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional requirements:

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Indiana teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Indiana Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Kansas, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance:* Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

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

Exams:

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

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

The exams listed above are Kansas specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice(Student Teaching):


Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Candidates in Kansas must obtain a Student Teaching Permit prior to starting the Clinical Practice/Student Teaching experience. For specifics about the process to obtain a Student Teaching Permit, please reach out to your Education Program Specialist.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Kansas teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Kansas State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Louisiana, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Louisiana Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Contact Information:

Please note, the Louisiana Department of Education does not provide a mailing address for teacher candidates. 

Teachlouisiana.net and TeachLALive! Online educator certification portal

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Maine, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Additional coursework:

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Maine Deparmtent of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Maryland, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: To meet program requirements, teacher candidates will need to obtain a Maryland Fingerprint Clearance Card and/or an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. Teacher candidates will need to obtain Maryland Fingerprint Clearance prior to seeking licensure.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Maryland Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

 

Contact Information:

Maryland State Dept. of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

http://www.maryland.org/Pages/default.aspx

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

The information listed below applies to the following University of Phoenix programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education (BSEd/E)

  • Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-E)

  • Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-S)

  • Master of Arts in Education/Special Education (MAED/SPE)

These teacher licensure programs are state-approved educator preparation programs approved thru the Arizona Department of Education.

As a teacher candidate in Massachusetts, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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. 

Elementary and Special Education candidates must take and pass the MTEL Foundations of Reading (190) in addition to the exams listed above. 

Special education candidates are eligible to apply for a Moderate Disabilities provisional teaching license upon graduation from their Arizona-approved program.  This type of license has two grade ranges: either PreK-8th grade or 5th-12th grade.  Both will require an additional Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education required content knowledge exam.    

Additional Requirements:

Candidates who complete the Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education (BSEd/E); Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-E); Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-S); or Master of Arts in Education/Special Education (MAED/SPE) programs will be eligible to apply for a Provisional License, which is non-renewable and valid for five years. Teachers with a Provisional License must meet Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (MA DESE) Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement requirement within these five years. The SEI Endorsement requirement can be met within these five years by (choose one):

  1. Passing the MTEL Sheltered English Immersion (56) exam OR
  2. Passing a MA DESE approved Sheltered English Immersion course

Candidates in the Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program are not eligible for the provisional license.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**¹

¹ Massachusetts refers to Clinical Experience (Field Experience) as “Pre-Practicum”

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. 

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) currently has two types of Moderate disability license: Prek-8th grade and 5th-12th grade. A candidate’s clinical practice experience needs to be at a site within the grade range he or she would like a credential in post-graduation.**²

² Massachusetts refers to Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) as “Practicum”

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates in the BSED/E, MAED/TED-E, MAED/TED-S, and MAED/SPE are further encouraged to contact the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state. 

Massachusetts teacher candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE).

Massachusetts Out-of-State Applicants

Contact Information:

Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Licensure
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

https://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Michigan, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

Exams:

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

Additional Requirements:

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site.**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Michigan Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Mississippi, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-approved program that educationally prepares students for teacher certification or licensure. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to meet educational program requirements to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to teach in Mississippi after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program. The steps to apply for licensure are listed below:

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 Mississippi fingerprint clearance through the Mississippi Department of Education at the time they apply for licensure.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

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 will complete the Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

The content exam listed above is an Alabama specific exam. Arizona Department of Education may accept exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. Check the Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) at: 

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

A Pre-Service License is required for all clinical placements, including clinical experience (field experience) and clinical practice (student teaching). All candidates apply for this license before they complete any type of clinical experience (field and/or student teaching) in which they will have contact with K-12 schools, either face to face or virtually. 

Candidates apply for this license online through the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS). Candidates also need to fill out their portion of the Institutional Program Verification (IPV) form. After completing their portion of the IPV form, candidates email it back to their Education Program Specialist so the appropriate college representative can complete the rest of the form. UOPX will then email the completed IPV form back to the candidate so the candidate can upload it to their ELMS account along with their License Application.

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional Requirements:

Teacher candidates in an Elementary program will complete the Foundations of Reading test.

 

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Mississippi teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure. 

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Mississippi Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

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

Contact Information:

Mississippi Dept. of Education

P.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205-0771

https://www.mdek12.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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Missouri, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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 Missouri fingerprint clearance through the Missouri Department of Education at the time they apply for licensure.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 Missouri will complete a Missouri-approved Content Knowledge Exam to demonstrate content area mastery.

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

The basic skills and content knowledge exams listed above are Missouri specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site.**

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 Arizona Educator Preparation Assessment (AEPA) exams

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Missouri teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Contact Information:

Missouri Dept. of Education

205 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

https://dese.mo.gov/

*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 Montana, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

Exams:

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

Additional Requirements:

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Montana Office of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Nebraska, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 requirements:

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 14-week (full-time) at an approved site.**

Some districts require candidates to complete more than the state’s minimum required weeks of student teaching. Candidates must follow the placement guidelines of their district. **

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Nebraska Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Contact Information:

Nebraska Dept. of Education
500 S 84th St., 2nd Floor
Lincoln, NE 68510-2611

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

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

Teacher candidates in Nevada enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Education/Special Education must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing their University of Phoenix teacher preparation program.

Teacher candidates in Nevada enrolled in Master of Arts in Education/ Elementary Teacher Education, Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education, and Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education should review the requirements in the expandable section 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach. 

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

As a MAED/TED-E, MAED/TED-S or BSEd/ECH teacher candidate in Nevada, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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 Nevada will complete the Nevada-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification. 

The exams listed above are Nevada specific. Arizona Department of Education may accept exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. Check the Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) at:

Additional requirements:

Students enrolled in the MAED/TED-S program and residing in the state of Nevada must have a Comprehensive major with transcripted verification of a minimum of 36 credit hours, or a Single Subject major with transcripted verification of a minimum of 30 credit hours in a secondary content area recognized by the Nevada Department of Education prior to admission to the University.

Note: Refer to the Nevada Department of Education web site for a list of recognized endorsement areas and required credit hours for teacher licensure at the secondary level. Endorsement areas listed under he Secondary (7-12) Business and Industry License and Secondary (7-12) Career and Technical Education (CTE) License categories are not eligible for enrollment.   

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the either the Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-E), Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education (MAED/TED-S) or the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) preparation programs, teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, to be included in their application for licensure. Nevada MAED/TED-E, MAED/TED-S and BSEd/ECH teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Nevada licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Nevada Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

Nevada Master of Arts in Education/Special Education and Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to apply for 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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*: Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher candidates seeking licensure in New Hampshire will complete the state approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Hampshire Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in New Jersey, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in New Jersey, seeking licensure in Arizona and New Jersey will complete the New Jersey-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

The exams listed above are New Jersey specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional requirements:

All teacher candidates must meet the Physiology, Hygiene, and Substance Abuse requirement through one of the following options:

  1. Evidence of basic military training
  2. Completion of a course in biology, health, or nutrition as evidenced by a transcript from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution
  3. Complete an online test. You must have a tracking number and an application on file to take this test. Once completed, please email the New Jersey Department of Education at Licensing.Request@doe.nj.gov stating the test has been taken. You will need to include your name and tracking number in the email.

Completion of U.S. Constitution and AZ Constitution requirements, either through college coursework in each of these areas or passing score on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) exams.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, New Jersey teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Jersey Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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.

https://www.nj.gov/education/license/                               

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in New Mexico, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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 will need to obtain New Mexico fingerprint clearance through the New Mexico Public Education Department at the time they apply for licensure.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching

Exams:

Basic Skills Exam*: Teacher candidates must complete the New Mexico approve basic skills exam.

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

Professional Knowledge Exam*: Teacher candidates in New Mexico, seeking licensure in Arizona and New Mexico will complete a New Mexico-approved Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

The exams listed above are New Mexico specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Additional Requirements:

Completion of U.S. Constitution and AZ Constitution requirements, either through college coursework in each of these areas or passing score on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) .

US/AZ Constitution AEPA Exam or Continuing Education Coursework

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Candidates in the Bachelor’s of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education program must complete 150 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 16-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, New Mexico teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Meico Public Education Department to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 Public Education Department
120 S. Federal Place
Room 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in North Carolina, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

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

Imunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching 

Exams:

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. At least one placement must be in an underperforming school. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.

At this time, the University is unable to place students in Onslow County Schools for Clinical Experience.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

At this time, the University is unable to place students in Onslow County Schools for Clinical Experience and Clinical Practice.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

Teacher candidates in North Dakota enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Education/ Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Education/ Secondary Education and Master of Arts in Education/Special Education must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing their University of Phoenix teacher preparation program.

Teacher candidates in North Dakota enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education should review the requirements in the expandable section 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Additional Requirements:

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 Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

As a teacher candidate enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early As a teacher candidate enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education program in North Dakota, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-approved program that educationally prepares students for teacher certification or licensure. Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to meet educational program requirements to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to teach in North Dakota after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program. The steps to apply for 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

The exams listed above are Nevada specific. Arizona Department of Education may accept exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. Check the Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) at:

Additional Requirements:

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 Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) preparation program, North Dakota teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure. North Dakota BSEd/ECH teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for North Dakota licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state. 

North Dakota teacher candidates not in the BSEd/ECH program 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Oklahoma, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

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

Please note: Effective August 2021, Oklahoma State Department of Education will stop requiring the above OPTE and will be replacing it with the PRAXIS PPAT.  As information about the new exam is released, this page will be updated and a new link provided to candidates.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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, #212
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105

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

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Oregon, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

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

The content knowledge and civil rights exams listed above are Oregon specific exams. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 15-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Oregon teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Oregon Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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.oregon.gov/ode/Pages/default.aspx

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Pennsylvania, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: All three Pennsylvania clearances must be submitted to the University of Phoenix prior to teacher candidates completing any clinical experiences in Pennsylvania classrooms. (Pennsylvania requires school administrators collect these fingerprint clearance documents prior to allowing teacher candidates inside 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Additional requirements:

Pennsylvania requirement of cumulative 3.0 GPA on degree transcript.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Puerto Rico, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional requirements:

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

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

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Puerto Rico teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Puerto Rico Department of Education to address any additional questions about 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

https://www.de.pr.gov/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Rhode Island, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

Content Knowledge Exam*: This test will demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of the core content area they seek 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 Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Candidates in Rhode Island must obtain a Student Teaching Permit prior to starting the Clinical Practice/Student Teaching experience. For specifics about the process to obtain a Student Teaching Permit, please reach out to your Education Program Specialist.  

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Rhode Island Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their statment.

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

Teacher candidates in South Carolina enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education, Master of Arts in Education/Elementary, Master of Arts in Education/Secondary and Master of Arts in Education/Special Education must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing their University of Phoenix teacher preparation program.

Teacher candidates in South Carolina enrolled in the Alternative Pathway to Certification programs should review the requirements in the expandable section 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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Teacher candidate must obtain a Student Teaching Clearance. All steps to apply for the clearance are available at:

As a teacher candidate in enrolled in the Alternative Pathway program in South Carolina, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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 South Carolina will complete a Professional Knowledge Exam for certification.

The exams listed above are South Carolina specific. Arizona Department of Education may accept exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. Check the Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) at:

 

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete a minimum 12-week clinical practice setting at an approved district. **

Teacher candidate must obtain a Student Teaching Clearance. All steps to apply for the clearance are available at:

 


Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the alternative pathway teacher preparation program, South Carolina teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure. South Carolina alternative pathway teacher candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for South Carolina licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the South Carolina Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

South Carolina teacher candidates not in the alternative pathway teacher preparation program 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in South Dakota, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

  • Elementary Candidates
    • Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Test code 5001) OR
    • Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (Test code 7811) 
  • Special Education Candidates
    • Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (Test Code 5354)

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

The exams listed above are South Dakota specific exams. Department of Education may accept exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. Check the Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list at:

Additional requirements:

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, South Dakota teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the South Dakota Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state. 

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

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

 

 

As a teacher candidate in Tennessee, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

University of Phoenix students are required to obtain a background check that includes a federal level background check or an Arizona fingerprint clearance.  Teacher candidates will need to obtain Tennessee fingerprint clearance through the Tennessee Department of Education in order to enter the classroom for field experience and student teaching. Protocols may vary by district, work your Education Program Specialist to ensure you are eligible to enter the classroom.

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

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

Please note, candidates cannot have scores that are more than 5 years old at the time they apply for licensure.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Tennessee Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Texas, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

Science of Teaching Reading*: Teacher candidates applying for licensure in Texas will complete a Texas-approved Science of Teaching Reading Exam for certification if they are applying after January 1, 2021.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 14-week (full-time) at an approved site. Some districts require candidates to complete more than the state’s minimum required weeks of student teaching. Candidates must follow the placement guidelines of their 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.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Texas teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Texas Education Agency to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in the US Virgin Islands, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

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 seek to teach.

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

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the US Virgin Islands Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

Contact Information:

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

St Croix 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands

http://www.vide.vi/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Utah, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

The content knowledge exam listed above is an Utah specific exam.  Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, Utah teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Utah State Office of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Vermont, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

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, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):


Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Vermont Agency of Education to address any additional questions about 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Virginia, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

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

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Additional Requirements:

Teacher candidates in Virginia will complete the following additional requirements:

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Virginia Department of Education to address any additional questions about 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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in Washington, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through the Direct Apply pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

Fingerprint Clearance: Fingerprint clearance must be obtained and submitted to University of Phoenix and the state in which you will be teaching. Candidates will complete the Pre-Residency Certificate process to satisfy this requirement.

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student 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 seek to teach.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom (but not higher than the grade range of the Early Childhood teaching license in your home-state).**

Washington candidates will not be placed in a district that requires edTPA.

Additional Requirements:

Teacher candidates enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education/Special Education program will be required to add an additional endorsement to their Special Education certificate. The second endorsement may be completed through a program or through a test-only process.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for 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

https://www.k12.wa.us/

*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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

As a teacher candidate in West Virginia, you must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure through a Reciprocity pathway after completing your University of Phoenix teacher preparation program:

Clearances:

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

Immunizations*: Requirements may vary by district, and candidates should contact the school district for a list of the immunizations required prior to clinical practice/student teaching.

Exams:

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

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

The content knowledge exam listed above is a West Virginia specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at anytime.

Clinical Experience (Field Experience):

Teacher candidates enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program will complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified clinical experiences. Teacher candidates enrolled in an Alternative Pathway Certificate program will complete a minimum of 60 hours of verified clinical experiences. The clinical experience hours are completed prior to clinical practice.**

Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):

Teacher candidates will complete one (1) clinical practice experience for a minimum 12-week (full-time) at an approved site. For candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (BSEd/ECH) program, this must be completed in a grade span of K-3rd classroom.** 

West Virginia requires teacher candidates to complete three forms prior to clinical practice. Form 23 grants permission to be placed in a West Virginia district for clinical practice.  Forms 24 and 7 are needed to obtain your clinical practice permit to be eligible to start your clinical practice. For assistance, work with your Education Program Specialist to ensure the forms are submitted in time to complete clinical practice during your anticipated school semester.

  • Form 23 required for Clinical experience approval
  • Form 24 and Form 7 required for Clinical placement: Permit

Additional Requirements:

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

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the teacher preparation program, West Virginia teacher candidates will apply for teacher licensure in Arizona through the online Educator Certification System. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to be included in their application for licensure.*

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, teacher candidates are further encouraged to contact the West Virginia State Office of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to apply for licensure in their state.

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

Note: Master of Arts in Education/Special Education candidates are advised to apply for Multi-Categorical Special Education license. 

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 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 can also check with their state’s teacher licensing authority (provided above).

The University has determined that its teacher education program/s does NOT meet the education requirements for teacher licensure in the following states:  

BSED/E Program: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Wyoming

BSED/ECH Program: Arkansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Wyoming

BSLS Program: California specific program, restricted to all other states/jurisdictions.

MAED/TED-E Program: Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Wyoming

MAED/TED-S Program: Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, New York, Wyoming

MAED/SPE Program: Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Texas, Wyoming

CERT/AP-E Program: Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Wyoming

CERT/AP-S Program: Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Wyoming

CERT/AP-SE Program: Arkansas, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

 

The University has made no determination in the following states:

BSED/E Program: American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut,

Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Minnesota, Ohio, Palau, Wisconsin

BSED/ECH Program: American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut,

Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Palau, Texas, Wisconsin

MAED/TED-E Program: American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Palau, Wisconsin

MAED/TED-S Program: American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands,  Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Palau, Utah, Wisconsin

MAED/SPE Program: American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Federated States of Micronesia, Indiana, Kansas, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Palau, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin

CERT/AP-E Program: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

CERT/AP-S Program: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,  Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

CERT/AP-SE Program: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Guam, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

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