Guam - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

The State Board of Education develops policies and rules surrounding the approval of educator preparation programs.


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. Be a non-education preparation program graduate who can present evidence of successfully completing the following requirements: A) earn a degree from an accredited college or university; B) complete an approved program (in content area) from an accredited college or university; and C) complete an educational program aligned with Guam Professional Teacher Standards and earn a Grade Point Average of 2.70 or higher. D) Successfully pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests, one of the Praxis II® Principles of Learning and Teaching tests and the appropriate content test(s).

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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