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Directory of State Departments of Education

Vanderbilt makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Tennessee, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

For more information on professional licensure disclosures please contact Amanda Van Doorn at Amanda.vandoorn@vanderbilt.edu.

NATIONAL

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) 

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) 

ALABAMA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Alabama.

334-694-4557
Educator Certification
Alabama State Department of Education
http://www.alsde.edu/sec/tc/pages/home.aspx
tcert@alsde.edu

ALASKA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Alaska.

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

ARIZONA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Arizona.

602-542-4367
Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification
http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/ 
Certification@ade.az.gov

ARKANSAS

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Arkansas.

501-682-4342
Arkansas Department of Education
Educator Licensure
http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/educator%20effectiveness/educator-licensure
ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov

CALIFORNIA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in California.

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

COLORADO

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Colorado.

303-866-6628
Colorado Department of Education
Educator Talent Licensing Office
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_license.htm
CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

CONNECTICUT

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Connecticut.

860-713-6969
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification
https://portal.ct.gov/SED/Certification/Bureau-of-Certification
teacher.cert@ct.gov

DELAWARE

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Delaware.

302-857-3388
Delaware Department of Education
Licensure and Certification
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/certification 

deeds@doe.k12.de.us 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in the District of Columbia.

202-727-6436
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
https://osse.dc.gov/page/teacher-certification  
osse@dc.gov 

FLORIDA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Florida.

800-445-6739
Florida Department of Education
Educator Certification
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/
http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/staff-contact/contact-us.stml

GEORGIA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Georgia.

800-869-7775
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Educator Certification Division
http://www.gapsc.com
https://www.gapsc.com/Certification/EmailPSC.aspx

HAWAII

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Hawaii.

808-586-2600
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/
htsb@hawaii.gov

IDAHO

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Idaho.

208-332-6882
Idaho State Department of Education
Certification
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

certification@sde.idaho.gov

ILLINOIS

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Illinois.

217-557-6763
Illinois State Board of Education
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure.aspx 

licensure@isbe.net

INDIANA

 

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Indiana.

317-232-9010
Indiana Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensing
http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing
licensinghelp@doe.in.gov

IOWA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Iowa.

515-725-2146
Board of Educational Examiners
Licensure
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/
Linda.Espey@Iowa.gov

KANSAS

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Kansas.

785-296-2280
Kansas State Department of Education
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure/License-Application 
dstephan@ksde.org

KENTUCKY

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Kentucky.

502-564-5846
Educational Standards Board of Kentucky
Division of Certification
http://www.kyepsb.net/
KDELicensure@education.ky.gov

LOUISIANA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Louisiana.

877-453-2721
Louisiana Department of Education

Division of Educator Licensure
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/

MAINE

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Maine.

207-624-6603

Maine Department of Education
Certification & Credentialing
http://www.state.me.us/education/cert.htm
cert.doe@maine.gov

MARYLAND

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Maryland.

410-767-0412
Maryland State Department of Education

Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/apply/Overview.aspx

Certinfo@msde@maryland.gov

MASSACHUSETTS

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Massachusetts.

781-338-6600
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Licensure
http://www.mass.gov/ese/licensure 

MICHIGAN

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Michigan.

517-241-5000
Michigan Department of Education
Educator Services
https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683---,00.html
Educatorhelp@michigan.gov

MINNESOTA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information t, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Minnesota.

651-539-4200
Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/
pelsb@state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Mississippi.

601-359-3483
Mississippi Department of Education
Educator Licensure
http://mdek12.org/OEL
teachersupport@mdek12.org

MISSOURI

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Missouri.

573-751-0051
Missouri Departmentof Elementary and Secondary Education
http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification
certification@dese.mo.gov

MONTANA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Montana.

406-444-3150
Office of Public Instruction
Educator Licensure
http://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Educator-Licensure
cert@mt.gov

NEBRASKA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Nebraska.

402-471-2295
Nebraska Department of Education

Educator Certification 
https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/
nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

NEVADA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Nevada.

702-486-6458
Nevada Department of Education
Educator Licensure
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
license@doe.nv.gov

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in New Hampshire.

603-271-3494
New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing
https://www.education.nh.gov/educators

NEW JERSEY

Vanderbilt has determined, due to the current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in New Jersey. If you are completing our program in Special Education please be aware that New Jersey requires an instructional certificate in order to obtain a license.

609-292-2070
State of New Jersey Department of Education
Certification and Induction
http://www.state.nj.us/njded/educators/license/index.html

NEW MEXICO

Vanderbilt has determined, after reviewing requirements in June 2020, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in New Mexico.

505-231-4443
New Mexico Public Education Department
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/
LicensureUnit@state.nm.us

NEW YORK

Vanderbilt has determined, after reviewing requirements in June 2020, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in New York.

518-474-3901
New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
teachhelp@nysed.gov

NORTH CAROLINA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in North Carolina.

919-716-1800
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Educator's Licensure
https://www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure

NORTH DAKOTA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in North Dakota.

701-328-9641
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
https://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure
espbinfo@nd.gov

OHIO

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Ohio.

614-466-3593
Ohio Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure
educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov

OKLAHOMA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Oklahoma.

405-521-3337
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification
CertForms@sde.state.ok.us

OREGON

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Oregon.

503-378-3586
Oregon State Department of Education
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx

Contact.tspc@oregon.gov

PENNSYLVANIA

Vanderbilt has determined, due to the current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Pennsylvania. If you are completing our program in Special Education please be aware that Pennsylvania requires a content area certification in order to obtain certification.

717-787-3356
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Division of Certification Services
https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/default.aspx

edcertquestions@pa.gov

RHODE ISLAND

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Rhode Island.

401-222-8893

Rhode Island Department of Education

Office of Educator Excellence and Certification
https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

EDAC@ride.ri.gov

SOUTH CAROLINA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in South Carolina.

803-896-0325

South Carolina Department of Education
Educator Services
https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/
certification@ed.sc.gov

SOUTH DAKOTA

Vanderbilt has determined, after reviewing requirements in June 2020, that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in South Dakota.

605-773-3553
South Dakota Department of Education
https://doe.sd.gov/certification/
certification@state.sd.us

TENNESSEE

615-532-4885
Educator Licensure & Preparation
https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing.html
Educator.Licensure@tn.gov

TEXAS

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Texas. If you are completing our program in School Counseling please be aware that Texas requires two years of teaching experience for a license in school counseling.

512-463-9734
Texas Education Agency
Division of Teacher Certification
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification

UTAH

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Utah.

801-538-7801
Utah State Board of Education
Educator Licensing

https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing

VERMONT

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Vermont.

802-828-3440
State of Vermont Agency of Education
Educator Quality Division
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/maincert.html
aoe.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

VIRGINIA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Virginia.

804-371-2471
Virginia Department of Education
Department of Teacher Education and Licensure
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/index.shtml

licensure@doe.virginia.gov

WASHINGTON

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Washington.

360-725-6400

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Professional Certification Office

https://www.k12.wa.us/certification 

Cert@k12.wa.us

WEST VIRGINIA

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in West Virginia.

800-982-2378
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Certification
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/
mbowe@k12.wv.us

WISCONSIN

Vanderbilt has determined, using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Wisconsin.

608-266-1027
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing

WYOMING

Vanderbilt has determined,  using current NASDTEC Interstate Agreement information , that our programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification, or endorsement in Wyoming.

307-777-7291
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/
wyoptsb@wyo.gov