Teacher Certification Information
Certification is the basic license to teach in U.S. public schools and international schools abroad. AASSA member schools generally require teaching candidates to be certified in the field(s) for which they are applying.
Certification Requirements and State Contacts
Certification is issued by each State's Department of Education in the U.S. Equivalent licensure is issued by the government or Education Ministry in other countries. The pages which follow provide information to assist candidates with the requirements for certification and contacts for each State.
Alternate Routes to Certification
Alternate routes to certification seem to be emerging recently. One such online resource is Teach-Now.
If you are already certified but need to take additional online coursework to maintain your certification, please click here to be taken to our partner organization's website (Knowledge Delivery Systems) for online courses.