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U.S. State Teacher Certification Offices

The Graduate School of Education at PSU offers many licensure program approved by the state of Oregon. These programs may meet the requirements defined by other states, but the student must apply to those states directly. For more information about reciprocity with other states please go to NASDTEC's Interstate Agreement page.

GSE Program Completers may request that the Educational Licensing office complete an out-of-state verification form by following these instructions.pdf icon

For more information about U.S. State Teacher Certification, contact the state offices directly:

State Office Name Phone
AL Division of Instructional Services 334-242-9977
AK Teacher Certification 907-465-2831
AZ Teacher Certification Unit 602-542-4367
AR Office of Educator Licensure 501-682-4342
CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing 916-445-0184
CO Educator Licensing 303-866-6628
CT Educator Preparation, Certification, Support, and Assessment 860-713-6969
DE Delaware Educator Data System (DEEDS) 302-857-3388
DC Educator Licensure Services 202-741-5881
FL Bureau of Educator Certification 800-445-6739
GA Educator Certification Division 404-232-2500
HI Office of Personnel Services 800-305-5104
ID Teacher Certification 208-332-6881
IL Illinois State Board of Education 217-557-6763
IN Office of Educator Licensing and Development 317-232-9010
IA Board of Education Examiners, Teacher Licensure 515-281-3245
KS Teacher Education and Licensure 913-296-2288
KY Office of Teacher Education and Certification 502-573-4606
LA Teach Louisiana 1-877-453-2721
ME Certification Office 207-624-6603
MD Division of Certification and Accreditation 410-767-0412
MA Executive Office of Education 781-338-6600
MI Office of Professional Preparation and Certification Services 517-335-0406
MN Minnesota Department of Education 651-582-8200
MS Mississippi Department of Education 601-359-3483
MO Educator Certification 573-751-0051
MT Educator Licensure 406-444-3150
NE Teacher Education and Certification 402-471-0739
NV Offices of Teacher Licensing 702-486-6455
NH Bureau of Credentialing 603-271-3494
NJ Office of Professional Development and Licensing 609-292-2045
NM Professional Licensure Unit 505-827-6587
NY Office of Teaching Initiatives 518-474-3901
NC Department of Public Instruction, Licensure Section 919-733-4125
ND Education Standards Practices Board 701-328-2264
OH Division of Professional Development and Licensure 614-466-3593
OK Teacher Certification 405-521-3301
OR Teacher Standards and Practices Commission 503-378-3586
PA Pennsylvania Department of Education 717-728-3224
RI Office of Educator Quality & Certification 401-222-8897
SC South Carolina Department of Education Certification 803-734-8500
SD Division of Assessment and Accountability 605-773-3553
TN Tennessee Department of Education 615-532-4885
TX Texas Educators 512-936-8400
UT Teaching and Learning Licensing
VT Licensing and Professional Standards 802-828-2445
VA Licensure 804-371-2522
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction 360-725-6000
WV Office of Professional Preparation 304-558-7010
WI Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 800-441-4563
WY Licensing Requirements

Program Completer:

A "Program Completer" is defined as a student that has completed:

  1. All coursework/credits (includes having planned program of study completed, all pre-requisites completed, all licensure grades posted on official transcripts, and all official transcripts on file)
  2. All practicum and student teaching (includes having all forms/evaluations completed and on file)
  3. All work samples (includes having all forms/evaluations completed and on file)
  4. All tests of basic skills and subject-matter passed (includes having all scores on file)