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Directory of Teacher Certification Offices In The United States

Alabama Teacher Certification Services
Alabama State Department of Education
5201 Gordon Persons Building
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
334-242-9977
http://www.alsde.edu
Alaska Alaska Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
801 W 10th St., Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500, Goldbelt Building
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
907-465-2800
http://www.educ.state.ak.us
Arizona Teacher Certification Unit
Arizona Department of Education
P.O. Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490
602-542-4367
http://www.ade.state.az.us/
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Professional Licensure
#4 Capitol Mall, Rooms 106B/107B
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-4342
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/teachers/teachers_licensure.html
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-7254
http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Colorado Educator Licensing
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Ave., Room 105
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-6628
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_license.htm
Connecticut Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification and Professional
Development
P.O. Box 150471, Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
860-713-6969
http://www.state.ct.us/sde/
Delaware Office of Certification
Delaware State Dept of Education
John G. Townsend Building
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19901
302-735-4120
http://deeds.doe.k12.de.us
District of Columbia Office of Workforce and Professional Development
215 G Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-724-4250
http://www.k12.dc.us/
Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Certification
Suite 201, Turlington Building
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850-488-2317
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/
Georgia Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Division of Teachers Certification
Two Peachtree Street, Suite 6000
Atlanta, GA 30303
800-869-7775
http://www.gapsc.com/
Hawaii State of Hawaii Department of Education
Teacher Recruitment Section
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
800-305-5104
http://htsb.org
Idaho Idaho State Department of Education
Office of Teacher Education and Certification
Len B. Jordan Office Building
Boise, ID 83720-0027
208-332-6800
http://www.sde.state.id.us/certification/
Illinois Illinois State Board of Education
Teacher Education and Certification 100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
217-524-1289 (Fax)
http://www.isbe.net/certification
Indiana Indiana Professional Standards Board
Director of Teacher Licensing
251 East Ohio, Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2133
866-542-3672
http://www.doe.state.in.us/dps/
Iowa Board of Education Examiners
State of Iowa
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
515-281-5294
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/
Kansas Kansas State Department of Education
Certification and Teacher Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
913-296-3201
http://www.ksbe.state.ks.us/cert/cert/html
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Division of Certification
100 Airport Rd., 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
888-598-7667
http://www.kyepsb.net/
Louisiana State Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification and Higher Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
225-342-3490
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/tsac/home.html
Maine State of Maine Department of Education
Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6603
http://www.state.me.us/education/cert/cert.htm
Maryland Maryland Department of Education
Certification Branch
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0412
www.marylandpublicschools.org/msde
Massachusetts

Bureau of Teacher Certification
Cerification Branch
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148
781-338-3000
http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/e_license.html

Michigan Michigan Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation and Certification Services
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3310
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Education Personnel Licensing Division
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8691
http://education.state.mn.us/mde
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education
Educator Licensure and Certification
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-3483
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/
Missouri Missouri Teacher Certification Section
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
573-751-0051 or 3847
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/teachcert/index.html
Montana Teacher Education Certification and Accreditation Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-3095
http://www.opi.state.mt.us/cert/index.html
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-471-0739
http://www.nde.state.ne.us/
Nevada Nevada State Department of Education
Teacher Licensing Office
1820 Sahara Avenue, Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-486-6458
http:// www.doe.nv.gov/licensing.html/
New Hampshire New Hampshire State Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Education and Professional Standards
State Office Park South
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
603-271-3494
http://www.ed.state.nh.us
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625-0503
609-292-2045
http://www.state.nj.us/njded/educators/license/
New Mexico New Mexico State Department of Education
Professional Licensure Unit
300 Don-Gaspar-Education Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
505-827-6587
http://www.ped.state.nm.us
New York Office of Teaching
New York State Education Department Education Building, Room 5N
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-3901
http://ohe32.nysed.gov/tcert
North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction
Division of Certification
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-3300
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/
North Dakota North Dakota Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Ave, Suite 303
Bismarck, ND 58505-0080
701-328-9641
http://www.nd.gov/espb
Ohio Ohio Department of Education
Division of Teacher Education and Certification
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 105
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3593
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Education
Professional Standards Section Hodge Education Building, Room 212
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
405-521-3337
http://www.sde.state.ok.us/
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
255 Captiol Street, N.E., Suite 105
Salem, OR 97310
503-378-3586
http://www.ous.edu/acadaf_TeachEd.htm/
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher and Certification
333 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717-783-6788
http://www.teaching.state.pa.us/
Puerto Rico Teacher Certification Division
Department of Education
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, PR 00919
809-754-0060
Rhode Island Department of Education
School and Teacher Accreditation
Certification and Placement
Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02908
401-226-4600
http://www.ridoe.net
South Carolina S. Carolina State Department of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-8466
http://www.scteachers.org/index.cfm
South Dakota Division of Education and Teacher Certification
Office of Policy and Accountability
700 Governor's Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
605-773-3134
http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Education
Office of Teacher Licensing
710 James Robertson Parkway
4h Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
615-532-4885
http://www.state.tn.us/education/liclindex.php
Texas State Board for Education Certification
1701 North Congress Ave
WBT 5-100
Austin, TX 78701-1494
512-238-3200
http://www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline
Utah Utah State Office of Education
Certification and Personnel Development
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2400
801-538-7740
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/cert/
Vermont Vermont State Department of Education
Licensing Office
120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05602-2501
802-828-2445
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/
Virgin Islands - St. Croix District Department of Education
Educational Personnel Services
2133 Hospital Street
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
340-773-1095
Virgin Islands -
St. Thomas and St. John Districts
Department of Education
Educational Personnel Services
44-46 Kongens Gad
St. Thomas, VI 00802
340-774-0100
Virginia Virginia Department of Education
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/newvdoe/teached.html
Washington Director of Professional Certification
Old Capitol Building, Mail Stop FG-11
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
360-725-6400
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Education
Teacher Certification
1900 Kanawha Boulevard E.
Charleston, WV 25305
800-928-2378
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification
Wisconsin Teacher Education and Licensing
Wisconsin State DPI
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
608-266-3390
http://www.dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licguide.html
Wyoming  
U.S. Department Of Defense Overseas Dependent Schools U.S. Department Of Defense
Overseas Dependent Section
Recruitment and Assignment Section
2461 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22331-1100
703-696-4413
OR
Personnel Offices
703-696-3104