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Northwest Missouri State University


Applying for Certification in Other States

Once you have completed one of our DESE and NCATE approved teacher education programs and have earned your Missouri teaching certificate, you may begin the process of applying for certification in other states. Some states will accept a valid Missouri teaching certificate without any additional coursework or tests, while other states may require additional coursework and/or tests.

The certification process varies from state to state. You will want to contact the Department of Education regarding state specific requirements leading to certification. Most states require an Institutional Verification and transcripts as part of their application packet. If you need the Institutional Verification and transcripts, please send this state specific form to:

Kim Hullinger
Teacher Certification
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Please include the following information if it is not included on the form:

If you have questions regarding the certification process, you may contact our office at 660.562.1671 or kim@nwmissouri.edu or edcert@nwmissouri.edu.

States are continually revising their teacher certification rules and requirements, and the certification process differs from state to state. You may research teaching positions, certification/licensure requirements and processes in different states from the list below.

Alabama

Illinois

Montana

Rhode Island

Alaska

Indiana

Nebraska

South Carolina

Arizona

Iowa

 Nevada

South Dakota

Arkansas

Kansas

New Hampshire

Tennessee

California

Kentucky

New Jersey

Texas

Colorado

Louisiana

New Mexico

Utah

Connecticut

Maine

New York

Vermont

Delaware

Maryland

North Carolina

Virginia

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

North Dakota

Washington

Florida

Michigan

Ohio

West Virginia

Georgia

Minnesota

Oklahoma

Wisconsin

Hawaii

Mississippi

Oregon

Wyoming

Idaho

Missouri

Pennsylvania