DC - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Area: 
Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In order to receive a basic teaching certificate, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and passed the Praxis I and II exams.

Body: 

1601.3 Regular I Teaching Credential. To qualify for a Regular I Teaching Credential, the candidate must:
(a) Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
(b) Be enrolled in a preparation program in the District of Columbia for practicing teachers approved by the OSSE, or in a program approved by another state and recognized by the OSSE in accordance with this chapter;
(c) Have successfully completed the Praxis I examination, or other nationally recognized test as may be designated by the State Superintendent of Education, with a qualifying score determined by the State Superintendent of Education or met an equivalency score determined by the State Superintendent of Education on the SAT, ACT, or Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
(d) Have successfully completed the Praxis II Content examination, or other nationally recognized test as may be designated by the State Superintendent of Education, with a qualifying score determined by the State Superintendent of Education, in the content area in which the candidate will practice; and
(e) Be employed by a local education agency in the District of Columbia.

Adopting Authority: 
Chief State School Officer
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/08/2016
For More Info: http://osse.dc.gov/service/teacher-licensure