Guam - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Area: 
Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In order to teach in Guam, applicants must earn a degree from a state approved preparation program, have at least a 2.7 GPA, and pass both the Praxis I and II.

Body: 

(b) Initial Educator Certificate
(1) Minimum Qualifications. An Initial Educator Certificate may be issued to an applicant who presents evidence of the following:
(i) Earns a degree from a state-approved Educator Preparation Program from an accredited college or university in any of the 50 United States or its jurisdictions.
(ii) For non-education preparation program graduates, presents evidence of successfully completing the following requirements: earns a degree from an accredited college or university; or completion of an approved program (in content area) from an accredited college or university; and completes educational program aligned with Guam Professional Teacher Standards.
(iii) Grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
(iv)Successfully passes Praxis I and Praxis II Principles of Learning (PLT) tests.

Adopting Authority: 
Independent Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/11/2016