Out-of-State Students

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires candidates seeking certification to complete all clinical teaching/practica at a site approved by the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) educator preparation program and Texas Education Agency and meet all other TEA and state requirements. Out-of-state students who do not complete the practicum at a UTA College of Education and TEA-approved site and meet all other TEA requirements do not qualify to be recommended for Texas educator certification.

The University of Texas at Arlington's programs leading to Texas educator certification are designed to meet requirements in the state of Texas. Some UTA programs may lead to certification in other states as well, however, some locations may not allow UTA programs to lead to certification and others may have additional requirements that are not met by the programs at UTA. If seeking certification outside of Texas, please work with your state agency in the state in which you are seeking certification to verify this information, determine eligibility, and complete any additional requirements. Please note that after successful completion of your UTA College of Education degree, you may request a memo indicating your degree completion. UTA cannot recommend ineligible out-of-state students for certification and cannot recommend ineligible out-of-state students to take Texas certification exam(s). Additionally, UTA faculty and staff cannot complete out-of-state form requests for individuals seeking certification, licensure, and/or endorsements in another state.

The list below contains certification/licensure information we have received in 2020. Some states listed as “cannot be determined” have reciprocity requirements. If seeking certification outside of Texas, please work with your state agency in the state in which you are seeking certification to verify this information, determine eligibility, and complete any additional requirements.

State Teacher Certification* Reading Specialist Principal Superintendent Contact/Additional Information
Alabama No No No No

Alabama Department of Education

50 North Ripley Street

P.O. Box 302101

Montgomery, AL 36104-3833

Phone: (334) 694-4900

Fax: (334) 242-9708

http://www.alsde.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Alabama professional educator certification is offered on the basis of valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, and only if the professional educator certificate issued by another state is in an area, at a grade level, and at a degree level in which Alabama offers comparable professional certification. Alabama certification is not offered on the basis of educator preparation programs completed, online or in-residence, at non-Alabama institutions.

Alaska Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

801 West 10th Street, Suite 200

P.O. Box 110500

Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Phone: (907) 465-2800

Fax: (907) 465-4685

http://education.alaska.gov/ 

Arizona Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Arizona Department of Education

1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 542-5393

Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558

Fax: (602) 542-5440

https://www.azed.gov/

https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/forms-and-information/certificates/

Arkansas Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Arkansas Department of Education

Four State Capitol Mall

Little Rock, AR 72201-1071

Phone: (501) 682-4475

Fax: (501) 682-1079

http://ade.arkansas.gov/

Arkansas's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education grants reciprocity based on a license not a degree. http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/public/userfiles/Legal/Legal-Current%20Rules/2018/Educator_Licensure_Final_10-29-18.pdf

California Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

California Department of Education

1430 N Street

Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Phone: (916) 319-0800

Fax: (916) 319-0100

http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Colorado Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Colorado Department of Education

201 East Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80203-1704

Phone: (303) 866-6600

Fax: (303) 830-0793

http://www.cde.state.co.us/

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/outofstatefaq 

Connecticut Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Connecticut Department of Education

450 Columbus Boulevard

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 713-6543

http://www.sde.ct.gov/ 

Delaware Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Delaware Department of Education

The Townsend Building

401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE 19901-3639

Phone: (302) 735-4000

Fax: (302) 739-4654

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

https://www.doe.k12.de.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3497 https://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/index.shtml#TopOfPage https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3504#oosrecse

District of Columbia Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Government of the District of Columbia

1050 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 727-6436

Fax: (202) 727-2019

http://osse.dc.gov/ 

Florida Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Florida Department of Education

325 West Gaines Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-0505

Fax: (850) 245-9667

http://www.fldoe.org/ 

Georgia Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Georgia Department of Education

205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE

Atlanta, GA 30334-5001

Phone: (404) 656-2800

Toll-Free: (800) 311-3627 GA residents only

Fax: (404) 651-8737

www.gapsc.com 

Hawaii Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Hawaii Department of Education

1390 Miller Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 784-6200

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/home.aspx

The Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)and abides by the Interstate Agreement signed by NASDTEC members. The Agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions. The HTSB recognizes full reciprocity for all educator preparation programs in other jurisdictions that are approved to recommend their teacher candidates for licensure in the home jurisdiction. This reciprocity includes accepting the program’s jurisdictional requirements for basic skills and content knowledge verification. Applicants for Hawaii licensure are not required to complete additional program, basic skills, or content knowledge verification once the out of state program confirms their completer met their jurisdictional requirements for licensure. The HTSB does not review the curriculum of any out of state preparation program. Hawaii specific licensure requirements may be reviewed at https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/permits-and-license-types/

Idaho Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Idaho State Department of Education

650 West State Street

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 332-6800

Fax: (208) 334-2632

http://sde.idaho.gov/index.html

In order for someone who completes an out-of-state program to qualify for Idaho certification, that person must be able to obtain full (non-alternate) certification in another state.

Illinois Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Illinois State Board of Education

100 North First Street

Springfield, IL 62777

Phone: (217) 782-4321

Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663 IL residents only

Fax: (217) 524-4928

http://www.isbe.net/ 

Indiana Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Indiana Department of Education

South Tower, Suite 600

115 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795

Phone: (317) 232-6610

Fax: (317) 232-6610

http://www.doe.in.gov/ 

https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/teacher#OutState

Iowa Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Iowa Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building 400

East 14th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

Phone: (515) 281-5294

Fax: (515) 242-5988

http://educateiowa.gov/ 

Kansas Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Kansas Department of Education

Landon State Office Building

900 SW Jackson Street

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 296-3201

http://www.ksde.org/ 

Kentucky Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-3141

http://www.education.ky.gov 

Louisiana Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Louisiana Department of Education

1201 North Third Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721

Fax: (225) 342-0193

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/ 

Maine Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Maine Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: (207) 624-6600

Fax: (207) 624-6601

http://www.maine.gov/doe/ 

Maryland Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 767-0100

Fax: (410) 333-6033

http://www.marylandpublicschools.org 

Massachusetts Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

75 Pleasant Street

Malden, MA 02148-4906

Phone: (781) 338-3000

Fax: (781) 338-3770

http://www.doe.mass.edu/ 

Michigan Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Michigan Department of Education

P.O. Box 30008

608 West Allegan Street

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (833) 633-5788

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/ 

Minnesota Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113-4266

Phone: (651) 582-8200

http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html 

Mississippi Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Mississippi Department of Education

P.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: (601) 359-3513

https://www.mdek12.org/ 

Missouri Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101-0480

Phone: (573) 751-4212

Fax: (573) 751-8613

Montana Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Montana Office of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 202501

Helena, MT 59620-2501

Phone: (406) 444-3680

http://www.opi.mt.gov/ 

Nebraska Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Nebraska Department of Education

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2295

Fax: 402-471-4433

http://www.education.ne.gov 

Nevada Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Nevada Department of Education

700 East Fifth Street

Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 687-9115

http://www.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

New Hampshire Department of Education

101 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-6699

http://www.ed.state.nh.us

https://nhdoepm.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CHD/overview

https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate

New Jersey Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

New Jersey Department of Education

P.O. Box 500

100 Riverview Plaza

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Phone: (609) 376-3500

http://www.state.nj.us/education/ 

New Mexico No No No No

New Mexico Higher Education Department

300 Don Gaspar Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 827-5800

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ 

New York Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-3852

http://www.nysed.gov/ 

North Carolina Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

301 North Wilmington Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 807-3300

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ 

North Dakota Cannot be determined (No for ROTC 6-12) Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Department

201 600 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58505-0440

Phone: (701) 328-2260

http://www.dpi.state.nd.us 

Ohio Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Ohio Department of Education

25 South Front Street

Columbus, OH 43215-4183

Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ 

Oklahoma Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Oliver Hodge Building

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599

Phone: (405) 521-3301

Fax: (405) 521-6938

http://www.ok.gov/sde/ 

Oregon Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Oregon Department of Education

255 Capitol Street, NE

Salem, OR 97310-0203

Phone: (503) 947-5600

Fax: (503) 378-5156

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/Pages/default.aspx 

Pennsylvania Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Phone: (717) 783-6788

http://www.education.pa.gov/

https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/

BecomeAnEducator/Pages/Program-Framework.aspx

https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/

CertTestingRequirements/Pages/default.aspx

Puerto Rico Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Departmento de Educacion

P.O. Box 190759

San Juan, PR 00919-0759

Phone: (787) 759-2000

Fax: (787) 282-6017

https://de.pr.gov 

Rhode Island Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Rhode Island Department of Education

255 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903-3400

Phone: (401) 222-4600

http://www.ride.ri.gov/ 

South Carolina Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

South Carolina Department of Education

1006 Rutledge Building

1429 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 734-8500

http://ed.sc.gov/ 

South Dakota No Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

South Dakota Department of Education

800 Governors Drive

Pierre, SD 57501-2291

Phone: (605) 773-3134

http://doe.sd.gov/ 

Tennessee Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Tennessee State Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243-0375

Phone: 615-741-5158

https://www.tn.gov/education 

Utah Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Utah State Office of Education

250 East 500 South

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Phone: (801) 538-7587

http://www.schools.utah.gov 

Vermont Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Vermont Agency of Education

1 National Life Drive, Davis 5

Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

Phone: (802) 828-1130

http://www.education.vermont.gov/ 

Virgin Islands Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

 

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education

(St. Croix)

21-33 Hospital St.

Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820

Phone: 340-773-1095

 

(St. Thomas)

1834 Kongens Gade 00850

St. Thomas, VI 00802 Phone: 340-774-0100

http://www.vide.vi/ 

Virginia Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Virginia Department of Education

James Monroe Building

101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Phone: (804) 292-3820

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter23/section100/

Washington Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Old Capitol Building

600 South Washington

P.O. Box 47200

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Phone: (360) 725-6000

http://www.k12.wa.us/ 

West Virginia Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

West Virginia Department of Education

1900 Kanawha Boulevard

East Charleston, WV 25305-0330

Phone: (304) 558-2681

http://wvde.state.wv.us/ 

Wisconsin Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

125 South Webster Street

P.O. Box 7841

Madison, WI 53707-7841

Phone: (608) 266-3390

Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563

http://dpi.wi.gov/ 

Wyoming Yes for Art EC-12, Chemistry 7-12, Core Subject EC-6, ELAR 7-12, History 7-12, Math 7-12, Math/Science 4-8, Music EC-12, Physical Education EC-12, Social Studies 7-12, and Special Education EC-12 Yes Yes Yes

Wyoming Department of Education

122 West 25th Street Suite E200

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7675

Fax: (307) 777-6234

http://edu.wyoming.gov/ 

American Samoa Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

American Samoa Department of Education

(Utulei)

Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone: (684) 633-5237

Fax: (684) 633-4240

https://www.doe.as 

Federated States of Micronesia Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

FSM Department of Education

PO BOX PS87

Palikir Pohnpei, FM 96341

Phone: (691) 320-2609

Fax: (691) 320-5500

http://national.doe.fm 

Guam Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Department of Education

Government of Guam Federal Programs Division

500 Mariner Avenue

Barrigada, Guam 96931

https://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe 

Northern Mariana Islands Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

CNMI Public School System

Bwughos Street, Susupe

PO BOX 501370

Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: (670) 237-3027

Fax: (670)664-3711 

Republic of Palau Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Republic of Palau National Government Ministry of Education

Main Street Box 189

Koror, PW 96940-0189

Phone (680) 488-6425

Fax: (680) 488-8465

http://www.palaumoe.net 

Republic of the Marshall Islands Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined Cannot be determined

Republic of the Marshall Islands Public School System

P.O. Box 3 Majuro

Majuro Atoll 96960 RMI

Phone: (692)625-5261

Fax: (692)625-3861

https://pss.edu.mh/

 

*Art EC-12, Bilingual Education Supplemental, Chemistry 7-12, Core Subjects EC-6, Core Subjects 4-8, ELAR 4-8, ELAR 7-12, ELAR/Social Studies 4-8, English as a Second Language Supplemental, Gifted & Talented Supplemental, History 7-12, Journalism 7-12, LOTE: French EC-12, LOTE: German EC-12, LOTE: Latin EC-12, LOTE: Spanish EC-12, Life Science 7-12, Mathematics 4-8, Mathematics 7-12, Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12, Mathematics/Science 4-8, Music EC-12, Physical Education EC-12, Physical Science 6-12, Physics/Mathematics 7-12, ROTC 6-12, Science 4-8, Science 7-12, Social Studies 4-8, Social Studies 7-12, Special Education EC-12, Special Education Supplemental, Speech 7-12, Theatre EC-12