Teacher Certification Reciprocity
Louisiana is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Educator Certification/Licensure Agreement.
Under this agreement, the following jurisdictions have signed to accept completion of Louisiana approved teacher education preparation programs from regionally accredited institutions as eligibility for certification in their state.
|Montana||Nebraska||Nevada||New Jersey||New Mexico||New York|
|North Carolina||North Dakota||Oklahoma||Oregon||Pennsylvania||Rhode Island|
|South Carolina||South Dakota||Tennessee||Texas||Utah||Vermont|
Please note that the interstate agreement does not exempt candidates from degree, testing, and/or prerequisite requirements applicable to the requested license.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and its teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Therefore, candidates that complete a teacher education program at ULM may still be eligible for initial licensure in states that do not have an interstate agreement with Louisiana.
Below are Web sites for certification requirements in those states.
District of Columbia www.k12.dc.us/dcsea/certification
New Hampshire www.ed.state.nh.us