Guam: College and Career Policies

Guam has additional requirements for graduation.

The state agency responsible for educational personnel certification in which the program is provided oversees teacher preparation program approval.

To qualify for initial educator certification in Guam, all candidates must: An Initial Educator Certificate may be issued to an applicant who presents evidence of the following: 1. Earns a degree from an approved Educator Preparation Program from an accredited college or university, or 2. From an approved Educator Preparation Program from a recognized foreign institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or its successors. 3.

Guam requires 4 credits of English to graduate.

Guam requires 4 credits of math to graduate.

Guam requires 3 credits of science for graduation.

Guam requires 3 credits of social studies to graduate.

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.

In order for teachers in Guam to renew their certificate, applicants must complete professional development hours.

The Guam Commission for Educator Certification oversees teacher certification.

90 hours of professional development activities are required to renew an administrative certificate.

Guam has not adopted any professional development standards.