Teacher Licensure State Requirements

Are you passionate about teaching? If so, earning an online teaching degree from WGU is a smart and flexible way to achieve your goals. Our online university environment allows you to complete your teaching degree and prepare for online teacher licensure.

WGU’s Teachers College is committed to providing education excellence. We offer challenging online degree programs for current and aspiring educators alike. To ensure that our graduates are equipped to help students learn, both our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is the premier specialized accrediting body for teacher preparation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It accredits colleges of education that produce over two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates annually. WGU is proud to be the first online university to receive this esteemed accreditation and national recognition for many of our teaching degrees, including mathematics, elementary education, science, social science, ELL/ESL, and technology.

Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include a number of factors, such as:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of a background check
  • Passing of required entrance exams and basic skills tests

Click on your state below to see a full list of your teacher licensure requirements. Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

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