DC - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Area: 
Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Teachers are required to have accumulated 90 clock hours of professional development or completing six credit hours from a post-secondary institution, or a combination of both.

Body: 

1601.7 The terms and renewal requirements for the Regular I and Regular II teaching credentials shall be as follows:
(a) The term of the Regular I Teaching Credential shall be two calendar years from the date of issuance, unless a shorter term is prescribed by the State Superintendent of Education. The Regular I Teaching Credential is not renewable.
(b) The term of the Regular II Teaching Credential shall be four calendar years from the date of issuance, and in the case of a Regular II Teaching Credential upgraded from a Regular I Teaching Credential for a term of two calendar years, unless a shorter term is prescribed by the State Superintendent of Education.
(c) The Regular II Teaching Credential is renewable upon completion of six semester hours of coursework from an accredited institution of higher education; or 90 clock hours documenting professional development activities; or a combination thereof, one semester hour being equivalent to 15 clock hours, that contribute to performance and effectiveness as a teacher.
(d) The Regular II License will become non renewable upon development and promulgation of final regulations for an Advanced Teaching Credential.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016
For More Info: http://osse.dc.gov/service/teacher-and-service-provider-license-renewal