Teacher Certification Resources by State or Other Jurisdiction
Teacher certification standards and procedures are the prerogative of individual states, provinces and territories and these standards and procedures are subject to change at any time. As an aid to planning, Northcentral offers these links to specific teacher certification resources.
District of Columbia
Puerto Rico (Español)
Canada and Provinces
U.S. Department of Defense Education Activities (D.O.D.E.A.)
The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement Facilitating Mobility of Educational Personnel
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) has negotiated reciprocal certification agreements between many but not all U.S. jurisdictions covering Teachers, Administrators and Career/Technical education positions. The NASDTEC website identifies jurisdictions that are party to all or some of these agreements.
An additional source of information about teaching certification and qualification in individual jurisdictions is the Council of Chief State School Officers.