Teaching Licensure Reciprocity

Regulation Summary

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.

Resources

States’ Department of Education website map
NASDTEC Interstate Agreements

State/
Territory
Harwick Curriculum Meets Educational Requirements
(Yes/No/No Determination)
Additional State Requirements Contact information
Alabama Yes Must submit Substitute TST form to have NY CST count in lieu of Praxis II. Alabama DOE
334-694-4900
e-contact
Alaska Yes
Initial Licensure only
Courses in Alaska Studies and Multiculturalism must be completed within 2 years.

May require a basic competency exam.

Alaska DOE
907-465-2800
eed.webmaster@alaska.gov
American Samoa No Determination
No information currently available
  American Samoa DOE
684-633-5237
asdoetq@doe.as
Arizona Yes Must obtain an Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP clearance card. Arizona DOE
602-542-5393
certification@azed.gov
Arkansas Yes
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
501-682-4475
ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov
California Yes Numerous conditions based on factors including experience and state of licensure. Requires additional testing. California DOE
916-319-0800
GAD@cde.ca.gov
Colorado Yes 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. Colorado DOE
303-866-6600
state.board@cde.state.co.us
Connecticut Yes 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
860-713-6543
SDE.StateBoard@ct.gov
Delaware Yes Teachers without 4 years of prior experience will be granted an interim license. Delaware DOE
302-735-4000
deeds@doe.k12.de.us
District of Columbia Yes
Initial or standard licensure available
May require additional testing. District of Columbia State Board of Education
202-741-0888
sboe@dc.gov
Florida Yes   Florida DOE
850-245-0505
Commissioner@fldoe.org
Georgia Yes Numerous conditions based on years of teaching experience, recognition of Hartwick as a GAPSC approved accredited institution, and degree comparability. Georgia DOE
404-656-2800
askdoe@gadoe.org
Guam Yes Must hold a valid NY teaching license. Guam DOE
671-300-1547
Hawaii Yes   Hawaii State DOE
808-586-3230
doe_info@hawaiidoe.org
Idaho Yes 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
208-332-6800
info@sde.idaho.gov
Illinois

Yes

More Information

  Illinois State Board of Education
217-782-4321
licensure@isbe.net
Indiana Yes CPR/Heimlich, APD training and suidice prevention certificates required. Indiana DOE
317-232-9010
licensinghelp@doe.in.gov
Iowa Yes 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. Iowa DOE
515-281-5294
jody.crane@iowa.gov
Kansas Yes 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
785-296-3203
plhill@ksde.org
Kentucky Yes Applications evaluated on an individual basis; must complete Praxis II. Kentucky DOE
502-564-3141
webmaster@education.ky.gov
Louisiana Yes Praxis II may be required; Must show recency with teaching experience or 6-credit hours earned within the past 5 years. Louisiana DOE
877-453-2721
Certification@la.gov
Maine Yes Applications reviewed on an individual basis. Conditional or Professional certificates available. Praxis II required; other coursework may also be required. Maine DOE
207-624-6600
cert.doe@maine.gov
Maryland Yes   Maryland State DOE
410-767-0100
certinfo.msde@maryland.gov
Massachusetts Yes 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. Massachusetts DOE
781-338-3000

Michigan

Yes

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 Michigan DOE
833-633-5788
MDE-EducatorHelp@michigan.gov
Minnesota Yes MTLE exam required; different tiers assigned based on individual qualifications. Minnesota DOE
651-582-8200
pelsb@state.mn.us
Mississippi Yes   Mississippi DOE
601-359-3483
teachersupport@mdek12.org
Missouri Yes  

Missouri DOE
573-751-4212
certification@dese.mo.gov

Montana Yes Praxis tests required. Montana Office of Public Instruction
406-444-2511
Cert@mt.gov
Nebraska Yes
Temporary Certificate
Requires completion of Human Relations course/training within 1 year.
State exams (including Praxis II) required. Nebraska DOE
402-471-2295
NDE.TCERTWEB@nebraska.gov
Nevada Yes   Nevada DOE
702-486-6458
license@doe.nv.gov
New Hampshire Yes Testing required for initial certification. New Hampshire DOE
603-271-3494
info@doe.nh.gov
New Jersey Yes Testing may be required. New Jersey DOE
609-376-3500
Licensing.Requests@doe.nj.gov
New Mexico Yes   New Mexico Public Education Department
505-827-1436
New York Yes   New York State Education Department
518-474-3852
contact
North Carolina Yes 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
919-807-3300
information@dpi.nc.gov
North Dakota Yes Applicants are assessed on an individual basis and have up to four years to complete state licensure requirements. North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
701-328-2260
dpi@nd.gov
Northern Mariana Islands Maybe No territory policy currently exists. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System Bwughos St., Susupe
PO BOX 501370
Saipan, MP 96950
670-237-3027
Ohio Yes May require NY license and/or additional testing. Ohio DOE
877-644-6338
contact.center@education.ohio.gov
Oklahoma Yes May require Oklahoma tests. Oklahoma State Department of Education
405-521-3301
sdeservicedesk@sde.ok.gov
Oregon Yes Requires valid and active NY state teaching license prior to application in OR. Oregon DOE
503-947-5600
contact.tspc@oregon.gov
Pennsylvania Yes Requires extra testing. Pennsylvania DOE
717-783-6788
edcertquestions@pa.gov
Puerto Rico Maybe Information from 2011 suggests yes, with appropriate steps and testing. Puerto Rico DOE
787-759-2000
Rhode Island Yes Must meet RI testing requirements. Rhode Island DOE
401-222-4600
eqac@ride.ri.gov
South Carolina Yes May require additional testing. South Carolina DOE
803-734-8500
certification@ed.sc.gov
South Dakota No Requires South Dakota Indian Studies course prior to licensure application. South Dakota DOE
605-773-3134
certification@state.sd.us
Tennessee Yes May require additional exams in Tennessee. Tennessee DOE
615-532-4885
Educator.Licensure@tn.go
Texas Yes Must hold a valid NY state teaching license. Texas Education Agency
512-463-9734
educatorcert@tea.texas.gov
U.S. Virgin Islands Yes Requires completion of the Praxis and a U.S. Virgin Island’s history course within the first year of employment. Virgin Island DOE
340-774-4546
stt@myviboe.com
Utah Yes Available for Associate Educator Licenses only, which is a 3-year temporary license. Permanent certification has extra requirements. Utah State Board of Education
801-538-7500
webmaster@schools.utah.gov
Vermont Yes Does not have direct reciprocity with New York; instead required “Initial License Transcript Review” prior to certification. State of Vermont Agency of Education
802-479-1030
aoe.edInfo@vermont.gov
Virginia Yes Requires a variety of supplemental trainings in child abuse, CPR, and dyslexia. Virginia DOE
800-292-3820
licensure@doe.virginia.gov
Washington Yes Must complete a basic skills test; additional dual endorsement requirements. Washington Office of Public Instruction
360-725-6000
cert@k12.wa.us
West Virginia Yes   West Virginia DOE
304-558-2681
contact
Wisconsin Yes Must complete Wisconsin state exams and review license stipulations. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
414-227-4466
contact
Wyoming Yes Must complete the US and Wyoming constitutions exam or course. Wyoming DOE
307-777-7675
wyoptsb@wyo.gov
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