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See chart below for state-specific contact information.

Additionally, Certification Map is a comprehensive resource for teacher certification information. It provides state specific information on how to become a teacher, teacher salaries, teaching credentials, teacher certification tests, alternative teacher certification, and teaching certificate reciprocity.

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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