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Directory of State Departments of Education

ALABAMA

334-353-8567

Teacher Education and Certification

Dept. of Education

http://www.alsde.edu/sec/tc/pages/home.aspx

tcert@alsde.edu

ALASKA

907-465-2831
Teacher Certification
Department of Education & Early Development
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/
tcwebmail@eed.state.ak.us

ARIZONA

602-542-4367
Arizona Dept. of Education
Teacher Certification Unit
http://www.ade.state.az.us/certification/
Certification@ade.az.gov

ARKANSAS

501-682-4342

Teacher Education and Certification

Arkansas Dept. of Education

http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit

Karli.Saracini@arkansas.gov

CALIFORNIA

888-921-2682
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
http://www.ctc.ca.gov
credentials@ctc.ca.gov

COLORADO

303-866-6628
Teacher Certification
Colorado Dept. of Education
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_license.htm
Educator.Licensing@cde.state.co.us

CONNECTICUT

860-566-5201
State Dept. of Education
Bureau of Certification & Professional Development
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp
teacher.cert@po.state.ct.us

DELAWARE

888-759-9133
Department of Public Instruction
Certification Department
http://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

202-442-5377
Dept. of Certification & Accreditation
Personnel Services
http://osse.dc.gov/service/interstate-licensure-agreement-reciprocity
Tanya.copeland@k12.dc.us

FLORIDA

800-445-6739
Florida Education Center
Bureau of Teacher Certification
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/contact.asp

GEORGIA

800-869-7775

Dept. of Education

Teacher Certification Services

http://www.gapsc.com

mail@gapsc.com

HAWAII

808-625-2965
Department of Education
Office of Personnel Services
Teacher Certification
http://doe.k12.hi.us/teacher/
mars@notes.k12.hi.us

IDAHO

208-332-6800
State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

ILLINOIS

217-782-2805

State Teacher Certification Board
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure.aspx

INDIANA

866-542-3672
Indiana Dept. of Education
Teacher Education & Certification
http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing
helpdesk@psb.in.gov

IOWA

800-778-7856
Board of Educational Examiners
Subtitle Licensure
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/
wwwde@ed.state.ia.us

KANSAS

785-291-3678
Department of Education
Kansas State Education Building
http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure/License-Application 
webmaster@smtpgw.ksbe.state.ks.us

KENTUCKY

888-598-7667
Department of Education
Office of Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.kyepsb.net/
dcert@ky.gov

LOUISIANA

225-342-3562

Bureau of Higher Ed. and Teacher Certification

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/certification
webmaster@mail.doe.state.la.us

MAINE

207-287-5944
Division of Teacher Certification
http://www.state.me.us/education/cert.htm
Pat.Julien@maine.gov

MARYLAND

410-767-0412
Maryland State Dept. of Education
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/apply/Overview.aspx

MASSACHUSETTS

781-338-6600
Dept. of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification
http://www.mass.gov/ese/licensure 
www@doe.mass.edu

MICHIGAN

517-373-3324
Michigan Dept. of Education
Teacher Preparation and Certification Services
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
MDEweb@michigan.gov

MINNESOTA

651-582-8691
Education Dept.
Teacher Licensing
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/index.html
mde.educator-licensing@state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI

601-359-3483
Division of Instruction
Office of Teacher Education and Certification
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/educator-licensure/teacher-education
cchester@mde.k12.ms.us

MISSOURI

573-751-0051

Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification
certification@dese.mo.gov

MONTANA

406-444-3150
Office of Public Instruction
Certification Division
http://www.opi.state.mt.us/
cert@state.mt.us

NEBRASKA

402-471-2295
Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://nde.ne.gov/TCERT/
tcertweb@nde.state.ne.us

NEVADA

702-486-6458
Teacher Certification
Nevada Dept. of Education
http://nvteachers.doe.nv.gov/
license@doe.nv.gov

NEW HAMPSHIRE

603-271-2409

Office of Teacher Education

State Dept. of Education

http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/

Lisa.Landenberger@doe.nh.gov

NEW JERSEY

609-292-2045
Dept. of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
http://www.state.nj.us/njded/educators/license/index.html

NEW MEXICO

505-827-6581
Professional Licensure Unit
New Mexico State Department of Education
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/2010/FAQs/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions%20072710%20_2_.pdf
License@ped.state.nm.us

NEW YORK

518-474-3901
Division of Teacher Certification
State Education Department
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teachrecother.html
tcert@mail.nysed.gov

NORTH CAROLINA

919-733-4125
State Dept. of Public Instruction
Certification Division
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/employment/
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/contact/

NORTH DAKOTA

701-728-9641
Dept. of Public Instruction
Office of Certification
http://www.state.nd.us/espb/
espbinfo@state.nd.us

OHIO

614-466-3593
Teacher Certification
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1072&ContentID=587&Content=21870
contact.center@ode.state.oh.us

OKLAHOMA

405-521-3337
Administrator
Teacher Certification
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification
CertForms@sde.state.ok.us

OREGON

503-378-3586

State Dept of Education

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=550

PENNSYLVANIA

717-787-2967

Dept. of Education

Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification

http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/teachers%2C_administrators_and_certifications/7199
PDE@psupen.psu.edu

RHODE ISLAND

401-222-2675

Dept. of Education

Office of Teacher Certification

http://www.ride.ri.gov/educatorquality/certification/

SOUTH CAROLINA

803-896-0325

Dept. of Education

Teacher Certification Section

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Educator-Services/Licensure/
certification@scteachers.org

SOUTH DAKOTA

605-773-3553

Dept. of Education

http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
certification@state.sd.us

TENNESSEE

615-532-4885
Office of Teacher Licensing
https://www.tn.gov/education/section/licensing
Education.licensing@tn.gov

TEXAS

512-469-3000 or 1-888-863-5880
State of Texas
Division of Teacher Certification
http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/

UTAH

801-538-7740

Utah State Board of Education

Teacher Certification Division
http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/

VERMONT

802-828-2445
Department of Education
Licensing Office
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/maincert.html
licensinginfo@education.state.vt.us

VIRGINIA

804-225-2022
Dept. of Education
Unit for Teacher Education and Certification
http://education.vermont.gov/ 

WASHINGTON

360-725-6400

Dept. of Education

Professional Certification
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/TeacherMain.aspx

WEST VIRGINIA

800-982-2378
Dept. of Education
Office of Educational Personnel Development
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/
mfmiller@access.k12.wv.us

WISCONSIN

608-266-1027

DPI Certification Section
https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing 
licensing@dpi.wi.gov

WYOMING

800-675-6893
Wyoming Dept. of Education
Certification Unit
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/
bmarti@state.wy.us