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Teacher/Administrator Certification

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Information For Students Seeking Certification in Another State

The chart below lists the states that are parties with Michigan in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Contract. The purpose of the NASDTEC Interstate Contract is to assist teachers and other educators who find it necessary to move to another state by providing a vehicle for recognition of their educational training if such educators have completed state approved teacher education programs or are state certified with appropriate experience.

Currently, 46 states, the District of Colombia, Guam and Puerto Rico have signed the contract for one or more of the the four educator categories: teacher, support professionals, administrators and vocational educators.

  Educator Category
Contract States
STATE
1
2
Michigan

Teacher

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam

Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia

  Support
Administrator
Vocational
no contracts
no contracts
no contracts
 

Information reprinted from "The NASDTEC Manual on the Preparation and Certification of Educational Personnel 2004", Ninth Edition, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, 2004.

For further information about certification requirements in other states, please consult the following websites:

50 State's Certification requirements at http://www.uky.edu/Education/TEP/usacert.html

State Certification Requirements at http://www.education-world.com/jobs/state certification.html

Frequently other states will request that you have a Program Verification Form or Institutional Recommendation form completed by the Teacher/Administrator Certification Officer or Dean of your college or university. If the state you are applying to requires the completion of this form, please forward it to our office: Office of Teacher/Administrator Certification, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5260.

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