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Alabama Dept. of Education
5201 Gordon Persons Bldg.
50 N. Ripley St.
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101

Attn: June H. Mabry
(334) 242-9977

Alabama State Dept of Ed Teacher Certification Info

Alaska Dept. of Education
Teacher Ed. & Certification
Attn: Assessment Center
810 West 10th St., Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1984

Attn: Julie Orsborn
(907) 465-2026

Alaska Dept of Education

Arizona Dept. of Education
Teacher Certification Unit
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Attn: R. Berkley Lunt
(602) 542-4367

Arizona Dept of Education Certification Info

Arkansas Dept. of Education
No. 4 State Capitol Mall, Rm. 106B
Teacher Education/Licensure
Little Rock, AR 72201

Attn: Ron Tolson
(501) 682-5762

Arkansas Department of Education and Licensure

California Comm.on Teacher Credentialing
1812 9th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Attn: Michael McKibbin
(916) 445-4438
credentials@ctc.ca.gov

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Colorado Dept. of Education
Educator Licensing
201 E. Colfax Ave., Rm 105
Denver, CO 80203

Attn: Olivia Robbins
(303) 866-6628

Colorado Dept of Education and Licensing

Connecticut State Dept. of Education
Bureau of Cert. & Professional Development
PO Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115

Attn: Dr. Hilary E. Freedman
(860) 713-6969
teacher.cert@po.state.ct.us

Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Certification

Delaware Dept. of Public Instruction
P.O.Box 1402
Townsend Building
Dover, DE 19903

Critical Areas Program
(math, science & speech pathology)
Contact: (302) 739-4885

Special Institute for Teacher Certification and
Delaware Alternative Routes to Certification (math, science, English, modern languages, elementary education & special education)
Contact: University of Delaware
105 Willard Hall
Newark, DE 19711
Attn: Barbara Van Dornick
(302) 831-2326

Master's in Elementary Education
Contact: Arthur Gilbert
Wilmington College
821 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 734-2594

Delaware Department of Education, Office of Certification

District of Columbia Dept. of Education
415 12th Street, NW, #1004
Washington, DC 20004

Attn: Yvonne D. Holt
(202) 724-4246

DC Public Schools Teaching Certification

Florida Dept. of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Attn: Kathryn S. Hebda
(850) 413-7928

Florida Department of Education Educator Certification

Georgia Prof. Standards Commission
1454 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334

Attn: Margaret M. Torrey, Exec. Secty.
(404) 657-9000

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Hawaii Dept. of Education
Office of Personnel Svcs
P.O.Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804

Attn: Clara Burrows
(808) 586-3276
nbcsuppt@htsb.org

Hawaii Teachers Standard Board

Idaho Dept. of Instruction
Teacher Educ./Professional Standards
P.O.Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027

Attn: Michael P. Stefanic
(208) 332-6800

Idaho Bureau of Certification and Prof Standards

Illinois State Board of Education
Div. of Professional Preparation
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001

Attn: Dr. Rob Sampson
(217) 782-2805

Illinois State Board of Education

Indiana Professional Standards Board
Div. of Teacher Licensing
251 E. Ohio St., Ste. 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Attn: Elizabeth L. Schurtz
(317) 232-9010
Helpdesk@psb.state.in.us

Indiana Professional Standards Board

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Attn: Orrin Nearhoof
(515) 281-3611

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Kansas Dept. of Education
Div. of Certification
120 East Tenth Street
Topeka, KS 66612

Attn: Ken Bungert
(785) 296-4073

Kansas Dept of Education

Kentucky Dept. of Education
Office of Teacher Education/Certification
1024 Capital Center Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Attn: Dr. Susan Leib
(502) 573-4606

Kentucky Dept of Education

Louisiana Dept. of Education
Bureau of Higher Education/Certification
P.O.Box 44064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Attn: Robert G. Crew
(504) 342-3490

Louisiana Department of Education

 

Maine Dept. of Education
Certification and Placement
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Attn: Nancy Ibarguen
(207) 287-5944

Maine Dept of Education Certification

Maryland Dept. of Education
Teacher Education/Certification
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Attn: Janet Marsh or Virginia Pilato
(410) 767-0390

Maryland Dept of Education Teaching Certification Division

Massachusetts Dept. of Education
Bureau of Teacher Preparation
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148

Attn: Dennis DiCarlo
(781) 388-3300

Mass Dept of Education

Michigan Dept. of Education
Teacher Preparation/Certification
P.O.Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Attn: Ghada Khoury
(517) 373-1925

 Michigan Dept of Education

Minnesota Dept. of Education
Personnel Licensing/Placement
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266

Phone: (651) 582-8691
TTY: (651) 582-8201
Fax: (651) 582-8809
Hours: 8:00AM - 4:20PM, Monday to Friday

Minnesota Dept of Education

Mississippi Dept. of Education
Teacher Certification
P.O.Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205

Attn: Carolyn Alexander
(601) 359-3483
cchester@mde.k12.ms.us

Mississippi Dept of Education

Missouri Dept. of Education
Teacher Education/Certification
Dept. of Elementary/Secondary Education
P.O.Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Attn: John Miller
(573) 751-0051
webreplyteachercert@dese.mo.gov

Missouri Dept of Education

Teacher Education/Certification
Office of Public Instruction
P.O.Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601-2501

Attn: Marilyn Roberts
(406) 444-3150

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Nebraska Dept. of Education
Teacher Education/Certification
P.O.Box 94987
301 Centennial Mall Square
Lincoln, NE 68509

Attn: Robert Crosier
(402) 471-2496/0739

Nebraska Department of Education

Nevada Dept. of Education
State Mail room
1820 E. Sahara #205
Las Vegas, NV 89104-3746

Attn: Dr. Jan Hamilton
(702) 486-6455

Nevada Dept of Education

New Hampshire Dept. of Education
Bureau of Credentialing
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301

Attn: Alexander J. Blastos
(603) 271-2407

New Hampshire Dept of Education

New Jersey Dept. of Education
Office of Licensing and Credentials
P.O.Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0300

Attn: Ida B. Graham
(609) 292-2045

New Jersey Dept of Education

New Mexico Public Education Department
120 S. Federal Place
Room 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Licensure Front Desk:
(505) 827-1436

New Mexico Public Education Department

New York Dept. of Education
Office of Teaching
5 N Education Building
Albany, NY 12234

Attn: Sanford E. Lake
(518) 474-6440

New York Dept of Education

North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
Div. of Teacher Education Svcs.
114 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27611

Attn: Van Brock Murray
(919) 733-4125

North Carolina Public School

North Dakota Educ. Standards and Practices Bd.
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0540

Attn: Marilyn Ridenhower, Exec. Secty. or Deb Jensen, Asst. Dir.
(701) 328-2264

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

Ohio Dept. of Education
Professional Development & Licensure
Ohio Depts. Bldg., Rm. 1009
Columbus, OH 43215

Attn: Marilyn Troyer
(614) 466-2761

Ohio Dept of Education

Oklahoma Dept. of Education
Professional Standards Section
Teacher Education/Certification
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 211
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Attn: Cindy Marose
(405) 521-3337

Oklahoma Department of Education

Oregon Teacher Standards/Practices
255 Capitol St., N.E.
Public Service Bldg., Ste. 105
Salem, OR 97310-1332

Attn: David Myton
(503) 378-3586

Oregon Teachers Standards

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
Bureau of Certification
333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17108

Attn: Theona Waxbom
(717) 787-3470

Pennsylvania Dept of Education

Rhode Island Dept. of Education
Office of Teacher Preparation, Certif.
and Prof. Development
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Attn: David R. Roy
(401) 277-2675

Rhode Island Dept of Education

South Carolina Dept. of Education
Teacher Education/Certification
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Attn: James H. Turner
(803) 734-8466

SC Teacher Licensure

South Dakota Dept. of Education
and Cultural Affairs
Div. of Elementary/Secondary Educ.
Kneip Building
Pierre, SD 57501

Attn: Lynda Sederstrom or Dean Buchanan
(605) 773-3553

South Dakota Dept of Education

Tennessee Dept. of Education
Teacher Licensing/Career Ladder Cert.
5th Floor Gateway Plaza
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0377

Attn: Amy Gallagher
(615) 532-4880

Tennessee Dept of Education Certification

Texas State Board for Educ. Certification
1001 Trinity St.
Austin, TX 78701-2603

Attn: Dr. William Wale
(512) 469-3000

Texas State Board for Education

Utah State Office of Education
Div. of Teacher Certification
250 East Fifth South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Attn: Roger Mouritsen or
 Diane DeMan
(801) 538-7741

Utah State Office of Education Certification Division

Vermont Dept. of Education
Educational Resources Unit
State Dept. of Education
Montpelier, VT 05602

Attn: Patricia Pallas
(802) 828-2445

Vermont Dept of Education

Virginia Dept. of Education
Div. of Teacher Education and Licensure
P.O.Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Attn: Thomas A. Elliott or Patty Pitts
(804) 225-2022

Virginia Dept of Education

Washington Office of the Superintendent
of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Bldg.
P.O.Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Attn: Rosemarie Thomas
(206) 753-6773
cert@ospi.wednet.edu

Washington State Certification

West Virginia Dept. of Education
Capitol complex
Building #6, Rm. 337
Charlestown, WV 25305-0330

Attn: Barbara Brazeau
(304) 558-7010 or (800) 982-2378

West Virginia Dept of Education

Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Bureau of Teacher Education
Licensing and Placement
P.O.Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841

Attn: Peter Burke
(608) 266-1027

Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction

Wyoming Prof. Teaching Standards Bd.
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0190

Attn: Linda Stowers
(307) 777-6261
bmarti@state.wy.us.

Wyoming Prof Teaching Standards

 
 
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