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Certification and Licensure Information

State Teaching License Agencies

Alabama
Alabama Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification
Gordon Persons Building, Room 5202, P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2011
http://www.alsde.edu
334-242-9977
Fax 334-242-0498

Alaska
Alaska Department of Education, Teacher Certification
801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
https://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/
907-465-2831
Fax 907-465-2441

Arizona
Department of Education Certification Unit
P.O. Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85002-6490
https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/
602-542-4367
Fax 501-682-4898

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure
4 Capitol Mall, Room 107B
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
http://www.arkansased.gov/
501-682-4342
Fax 501-682-4898

California
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue, P. O. Box 944270
Sacramento, CA 94244-2700
http://www.ctc.ca.gov
916-445-7254
Fax 916-445-7255

Colorado
Colorado Department of Education, Education Licensing Unit
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 105
Denver, CO 80203
http://www.cde.state.co.us
303-866-6628
Fax 303-866-6866

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Certification and Teacher Preparation
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
https://portal.ct.gov/sde/certification/bureau-of-certification
860-566-5201
Fax 860-566-8929

Delaware
Delaware Department of Public Instruction, Professional Standards and Certification
P.O. Box 1402, The Townsend Building
Dover, DE 19903
https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx

District of Columbia
Educational Credentialing and Standards Branch
825 North Capitol Street NE, Sixth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
http://www.k12.dc.us
202-442-5377
800-TEACHDC

Florida
Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification, Division of Human Resource Development
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
http://www.fldoe.org/
850-488-2317
Fax 850-488-3352

Georgia
Professional Standards Commission
1452 Twin Towers East
Atlanta GA 30334
http://www.gapsc.com
404-657-9000
Fax 404-651-9185

Hawaii
Offices of Personnel Services-Certification and Development Section
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
http://www.doe.k12.hi.us/
808-586-3276
Fax 808-586-3419

Idaho
State Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
https://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/
208-332-6881

Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Professional Preparation
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
https://www.isbe.net/licensure
217-782-2805
Fax 217-524-1289

Indiana
Indiana Professional Standards Board
251 E. Ohio, Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2133
http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing
317-232-9010
Fax 317-232-9023

Iowa
Iowa State Board of Educational Examiners, Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0147
https://www.boee.iowa.gov/
515-281-3245
Fax 515-281-7669

Kansas
Kansas State Board of Education, Certification and Teacher Education Section
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
http://www.ksde.org/Agency/DivisionofLearningServices/TeacherLicensureandAccreditation.aspx
785-296-2288
Fax 785-296-7933

Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Certification
1024 Capitol Center Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
https://education.ky.gov/teachers/NxGenProf/Pages/Certification.aspx
502-573-4606
Fax 502-573-1610

Louisiana
Louisiana Department for Education, Certification and Higher Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/
225-342-3490
Fax 225-342-3499

Maine
Department of Education, Division of Certification
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/
207-287-5944

Maryland
Maryland Department of Education, Division of Certification
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx
410-767-0412
Fax 410-333-8963

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Education, Office of Certification and Credentialing
350 Main Street, P.O. Box 9140
Malden, MA 02148-5023
http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/e_license.html
781-388-6600
Fax 781-338-3391

Michigan
Michigan Department of Education, Teacher/Administrator Preparation and Certification
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
http://www.michigan.gov
517-373-3310
Fax 517-373-0542

Minnesota
Dept. of Children, Families and Learning, Teacher Licensing
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html
651-582-8691
Fax 651-582-8809

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL
601-359-3483
Fax 601-359-2778

Missouri
Missouri Teacher Certification Office, Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
https://dese.mo.gov/
573-751-0051
Fax 573-751-0051

Montana
Office of Public Instruction, Certification Division
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
https://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/certification/montana/
406-444-3150
Fax 406-444-289

Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Education, Teacher Certification/Education
301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
http://www.nebraska.gov/education/dept-ed.html
800-371-4642
Fax 402-471-0117

Nevada
Nevada Department of Education, Teacher Licensure
1820 E. Sahara, Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV 89104-3746
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
775-486-6455
Fax 775-486-6450

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Credentialing, State Office Park South
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
http://education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm
603-271-2407
Fax 603-271-4134

New Jersey
Department of Education, Office of Licensing and Academic Credentials
3535 Quakerbridge Road CN 503
Trenton, NJ 08625-0503
https://nj.gov/education/license/
609-292-2070
Fax 609-292-3768

New Mexico
Department of Education, Professional Licensure Unit
300 Don Gasper Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
http://sde.state.nm.us
505-827-6587
Fax 505-827-4148

New York
New York Education Department, Division of Teacher Certification
Cultural Education Center, Room 5-A-11
Albany, NY 12230
http://www.nysed.gov/teachers
518-474-3901
Fax 518-473-0271

North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction, Licensure Section
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us
919-733-4125
Fax 919-715-1094

North Dakota
Education Standards and Practices Board
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 202
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/dpi/index.htm
701-328-2264

Ohio
Ohio Department of Education, Professional Development and Licensure
65 South Front Street, Room 412
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Professional-Development
614-466-3593
Fax 614-466-1999

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Education, Commission for Teacher Preparation
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 211
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
https://sde.ok.gov/teacher-certification
405-521-3337
Fax 405-521-1520

Oregon
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
255 Capitol Street, NE, Suite 105
Salem, OR 97310-1332
http://www.tspc.state.or.us/
503-378-3586
Fax 503-378-4448

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Teacher Preparation and Certification
333 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.Vd3ah_ZViko
717-787-3356
Fax 717-783-6736

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Teacher Certification, Shepard Bldg
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
http://www.ride.ri.gov/
401-277-4600
Fax 401-277-2048

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education, Teacher Licensure Section
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
http://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Educator-Services/Licensure/
803-734-8466
Fax 803-734-2873

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
605-773-3553
Fax 605-773-6139

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Teacher Licensing
710 James Robertson Parkway, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing.html
615-532-4885
Fax 615-532-1448

Texas
Texas State Board of Educator Certification
1001 Trinity
Austin, TX78701
http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/
512-469-3001
Fax 512-469-3018

Utah
Utah State Office of Education, Teacher Certification Section
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing
801-538-7740
Fax 801-538-7973

Vermont
Vermont Department of Education, Licensing Office
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
https://education.vermont.gov/educator-licensure
802-828-2445
Fax 802-828-5107

Virginia
Department of Education, Office of Teacher Education and Licensure
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/
804-225-2022
Fax 804-786-6759

Washington
Department of Education, Professional Education and Certification Office
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/
360-753-6773
Fax 360-586-0145

West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation
1900 E. Kanawha Boulevard, Building 6, Room 337
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
http://wvde.state.wv.us
304-558-7010
800-982-2378
Fax 304-558-0459

Wisconsin
State Department of Public Instruction, Teacher Education and Licensing
Box 7841, 125 South Webster Street,
Madison, WI 53707-7841
http://dpi.wi.gov/
608-266-1027
800-441-4563
Fax 608-264-9558

Wyoming
Professional Teaching and Standards Board, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/
307-777-6248
Fax 307-777-6243