There are five requirements to become a certified teacher.
Complete an Educator Preparation Program - You must complete an Approved Educator Preparation Program. If you do not hold a degree you must complete a university program. If you hold a degree you may contact an Alternative Certification Program or Post Baccalaureate program .
- Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree - You must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Resources to Help Pay for Educator Preparation Pass Certification Exams - You must pass the appropriate teacher certification exams. Contact your program for exam approval.Submit a State Application – You must apply to be certified after all requirements are met. Do not apply until you have verified with your program that you are eligible. Complete Fingerprinting – All first-time applicants must be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check.
Alternative Certification Program Information
University Based Program Information