Teacher of Record Requirements by State

 Teacher of Record Requirements by State

 

Alabama 

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Alabama: 

 

Alaska

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Alaska: 

 

If authorized by the student teacher's preparing institution and supervising teacher, a student teacher may be assigned, from time to time, to instruct, teach, counsel, test, or evaluate students without obtaining a teacher's certificate and without the supervising teacher's presence in the same room, classroom, or other location.

 

Arkansas - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

ArizonaNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

CaliforniaNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

ColoradoNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

ConnecticutNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

District of Columbia

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the District of Columbia: 

 

Candidates must have a Regular I license, which is valid for two years and not renewable, requires a bachelor's degree and verification of current enrollment in an approved education program. 

 

DelawareNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Florida

 

Candidates in Florida may be a teacher of record provided they abide by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, district school boards may pay student teachers during their internships. 

 

GeorgiaNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Hawaii

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates in Hawaii must have an emergency hire permit to serve as a teacher of record. 

 

IowaNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Idaho

In addition abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates in Idaho must meet all requirements for Idaho alternative authorization. 

 

Illinois

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Illinois: 

 

An individual may receive credit for student teaching or pre-student teaching clinical experiences that are completed during the time for which the individual is paid as a teacher only when the candidate:

 

1) holds no educator license issued pursuant to Article 21B of the School Code and performs the student teaching or pre-student teaching clinical experiences in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code or a nonpublic school recognized or seeking recognition pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 425;

 

2) is subject to the authorization for payment stated in Section 25(g) of the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act [110 ILCS 48/25(g)];

 

3) has at least one year of experience in a school or community-based early childhood setting and the student teaching is conducted with his or her current employer and meets the requirements of his or her preparation program;

 

4a) holds an educator license with stipulations endorsed for transitional bilingual educator, career and technical educator, or provisional career and technical educator and works in a school district; or

 

4b) holds only a substitute teaching license and, as an employee of a school district operating under Article 34 of the School Code, is not subject to the limitations of Section 21B-20(3) of the School Code regarding the number ISBE 23 ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 25 25.620 SUBTITLE A SUBCHAPTER b of days a substitute teacher may be employed.

 

IndianaNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

KansasNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

KentuckyNo Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Louisiana

In addition abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must hold a TAT license to be a teacher of record in Louisiana. 

 

Massachusetts - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Maryland - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Maine

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must have a conditional license to be a teacher of record in Maine. 

 

Michigan - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Minnesota

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must have a Tier 2 license to be a teacher of record in the state of Minnesota. 

 

Mississippi - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Missouri

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Missouri: 

 

A Candidate may qualify 1 of 3 ways

 

1. Direct and approved programs only. Must be eligible for and obtain a provisional license. Consult the WGU Student Handbook to determine if your program is licensing through the direct and approved pathway. 

 

2. Temporary Authorization. This is between the district and the individual. Candidates in MAT middle grades and MAT secondary programs may be eligible. You can review Missouri temporary authorization requirements here

 

3. 5 CSR 20-400.330 Clinical Experience Requirements for Candidates in Professional Education Programs (A) Programs having preservice teacher education students who have been employed in public or accredited nonpublic schools for at least two (2) years as teacher assistants shall accept such experiences in lieu of the conventional student teaching.

 

Montana

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must hold a class 5 provisional license to be a teacher of record in the state of Montana. 

 

North Carolina

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must complete lateral entry in order to be a teacher of record in the state of North Carolina. 

 

North Dakota

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates in North Dakota must obtain an alternative access license issued in a documented shortage area for the academic year. Shortage areas are puplished on North Dakota's website.

 

Nebraska

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must obtain an alternative program teaching permit to be a teacher of record in the state of Nebraska. 

 

New Hampshire - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

New Jersey

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) to be a teacher of record in the state of New Jersey. 

 

New York - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

New Mexico - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Nevada 

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must be enrolled in one of WGUs alternative licensure (Nevada only) programs to be a teacher of record in Nevdada. 

 

Ohio - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Oklahoma

 

Candidates in Oklahoma may be a teacher of record if permitted by their Educator Preparation Program and they follow the WGU Teacher of Record policy.

 

Oregon

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Oregon: 

 

Eligible applicants who seek certification through an alternative route may receive an Emergency Teaching certificate, a Restricted Transitional Teaching license, a Limited certificate, or a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Alternative Route Teaching license, depending upon their qualifications.

 

The restricted transitional license is designed for those who are making a late career change, such as a chemist working to become a science teacher or a writer working to become an English teacher. Candidates for this category of teacher certification must possess at least a bachelor’s degree and be sponsored by a school district. The sponsoring school district for a Restricted Transitional License candidate must provide a mentor. While holding this type of license, candidates must make consistent progress towards completing an approved teacher preparation program, which may be a post-graduate certificate or master’s degree from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) approved programs list.

 

Pennsylvania - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Rhode Island

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must hold an Expert Residency Certificate. The Expert Residency Certificate requires a bachelor's degree and some coursework. The certificate is not available for all areas. 

 

South Carolina - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

South Dakota

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of South Dakota: 

 

Candidates for alternative teacher certification in South Dakota must have at least a bachelor’s degree and must also obtain an offer of employment as a classroom teacher with a South Dakota public school prior to pursuing the alternative route program. Candidates must also pass the appropriate Praxis II exams for the subjects they wish to teach.

 

Note that alternative certification in South Dakota is only available for endorsements in the secondary grades.

 

Once accepted to South Dakota’s Alternative Certification Program, candidates must complete a teacher preparation program. These programs take two years to complete and may lead to either a post-graduate certificate or master’s degree.

 

Tennessee - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Texas

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidates must be in an approved WGU MAT/PB teacher preparation program. To find out if your program licenses the direct and approved pathway in Texas, review the WGU Student Handbook

 

Utah

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Utah: 

 

All Utah students who plan to complete student teaching in their own classrooms must meet USBE Internship Program requirements. This means that all Utah students who are Teachers of Record during DT must complete at least 1,260 hours at their school prior to graduation and licensure recommendation. Hours completed as a teacher of record after the conclusion of demonstration teaching will not count toward the 1,260 hour requirement. In order to facilitate this requirement, maintain compliance with the Utah Administrative Code, and assist students in obtaining licensure in the most efficient and unproblematic manner, WGU now requires the following for any student who is a Teacher of Record during DT in Utah:

 

1. The student must complete her/his DT in the Spring (January) Cohort.

2. The student must be hired at the beginning of the school year (August or September).

2. The student must remain employed from the start of the school year through the completion of their DT in the Spring (January) Cohort. All placements must meet WGU policies and state licensing standards.

3. The student must meet all district, school, and USBE standards. BASP students will not be allowed to be a Teacher of Record during DT.

 

Further, the student will be responsible for retaining employment. If the student’s position is terminated, eliminated, relegated, or canceled, then the student will be given a traditional student teacher placement. The student will not be allowed into the Cohort Seminar prior to the start of the Spring Cohort. The student will be responsible for meeting all other district, school, and USBE standards.

 

 

Virginia

 

In addition to abiding by the WGU Teacher of Record policy, candidate's must hold a first-class permit to be a teacher of record in the state of Virginia. 

 

Wisconsin - No Teacher of Records are permitted for any program 

 

Wyoming

 

In addition to the WGU Teacher of Record policy, the following requirements must be met to be a teacher of record in the state of Wyoming: 

 

An Exception Authorization is issued strictly in emergency situations to individuals who, due to extenuating circumstances, have not met all of the requirements for full licensure. It is valid for one year and allows the applicant to teach in a Wyoming school district while the requirements to obtain full licensure are completed.

 

Option 1 Praxis II Testing Requirement Not Met. This type of Exception Authorization is available to Elementary Education and Social Studies Comprehensive applicants only. It is designed specifically to allow the applicant additional time to complete the Praxis II testing requirement to obtain a Wyoming Standard Educator License.

 

Option 2 is available to the following applicants only: Applicants who have been assigned to teach in a content area in which they do not meet the requirements for full licensure/endorsement. Applicants under Option 2 must pursue one of the following two (2) routes to full endorsement: A) Traditional Route: Complete a program from an accredited institution of higher education that will result in an Institutional Recommendation

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