Teaching Licensure Reciprocity
New federal regulations effective July 1, 2020, require institutions offering programs leading to professional licensure or certification to provide notifications that indicate whether or not the program, regardless of modality (either online or face-to-face) meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in a given state.
The regulation requires the following information be made available to enrolled and prospective students:
- Disclosure of all states for which the institution’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.
- Disclosure of all states for which the institution’s curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for professional licensure.
- Disclosure of all states for which the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements.
Check Each State or Territory
See where Hartwick’s curriculum meets educational requirements for a state or territory, and if there are any additional state requirements.
Must submit Substitute TST form to have NY CST count in lieu of Praxis II.
Initial Licensure only
Courses in Alaska Studies and Multiculturalism must be completed within 2 years.
May require a basic competency exam.
(may be eligible for temporary, 1-year certificate)
Requires extra testing and coursework.
American Samoa DOE
Must obtain an Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP clearance card.
1-year provisional license
Arkansas history course and state testing (or waiver of testing with comparable tests from NY) are required for advanced certification.
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Numerous conditions based on factors including experience and state of licensure. Requires additional testing.
Requires individualized review of NY state certification process. If the applicant has a NY state license with less than 3-years of teaching experience, they will likely be awarded a 3-year initial certificate with Colorado.
Where NY tests do not align with CT tests, teachers can be issued a non-renewable interim certificate that will last for 3-years. Teachers must complete the CT assessments prior to the interim license expiring.
Connecticut State DOE
Teachers without 4 years of prior experience will be granted an interim license.
Initial or standard licensure available
May require additional testing.
District of Columbia State Board of Education
Numerous conditions based on years of teaching experience, recognition of Hartwick as a GAPSC approved accredited institution, and degree comparability.
Teachers can receive a 3-year interim certification if additional Idaho requirements are necessary. If all Idaho requirements are met, a 5-year initial certificate will be awarded.
Idaho State DOE
CPR/Heimlich, APD training and suicide prevention certificates required.
Initial License or “Regional Exchange License” for less than 3-years teaching experience. Requires individual review and approval from Iowa state board and extra coursework.
May require additional state testing. Must prove recency by having teaching experience or a minimum of 8-hours course credits earned within the past 6 years.
Kansas State Board of Education
Applications evaluated on an individual basis; must complete Praxis II.
Praxis II may be required; Must show recency with teaching experience or 6-credit hours earned within the past 5 years.
Applications reviewed on an individual basis. Conditional or Professional certificates available. Praxis II required; other coursework may also be required.
Applicants can qualify for a temporary license with an out-of-state license and three years of experience or an initial license for those without teaching experience. MTEL tests required.
First aid/CPR training required; May require additional testing. A 1-year temporary teaching allowance is issued while the out-of-state teacher completes the required state tests.
MTLE exam required; different tiers assigned based on individual qualifications.
Requires completion of Human Relations course/training within 1 year.
State exams (including Praxis II) required.
Teachers with less than 3-years experience can be awarded an Initial Professional License (IPL) on a case by case basis. Extra testing may be required, especially for Elementary and Special Education.
Public Schools of North Carolina
Applicants are assessed on an individual basis and have up to four years to complete state licensure requirements.
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
No territory policy currently exists.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System Bwughos St., Susupe
PO BOX 501370
Saipan, MP 96950
May require NY license and/or additional testing.
May require Oklahoma tests.
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Requires valid and active NY state teaching license prior to application in OR.
Information from 2011 suggests yes, with appropriate steps and testing.
Puerto Rico DOE
Requires South Dakota Indian Studies course prior to licensure application.
South Dakota DOE
Must hold a valid NY state teaching license.
Texas Education Agency
Requires completion of the Praxis and a U.S. Virgin Island’s history course within the first year of employment.
Virgin Island DOE
Available for Associate Educator Licenses only, which is a 3-year temporary license. Permanent certification has extra requirements
Utah State Board of Education
Does not have direct reciprocity with New York; instead required “Initial License Transcript Review” prior to certification.
State of Vermont Agency of Education
Requires a variety of supplemental trainings in child abuse, CPR, and dyslexia.
Must complete a basic skills test; additional dual endorsement requirements.
Washington Office of Public Instruction
Must complete Wisconsin state exams and review license stipulations.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Must complete the US and Wyoming constitutions exam or course.