Master of Education in Elementary Education (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)

Offered By: College of Education

Domains

  1. Development, Learning and Motivation - Candidates design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences and inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards, are based on how students grow and develop, and recognize that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas.(InTASC 1, 2)
    • Design and modify instruction applying the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the cognitive, linguistic, social emotional, and physical development of children and young adolescents that supports the role of language and culture in learning, and readiness for learning across performance areas. [ACEI 1.0; InTASC 1(a), 1(e), 1(f), 1(g), 2(c), 2(d), 2(e), 2(g), 2(i), 2(j), 2(k), 2(o); MC2, MC3, MC5]
    • Create developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, differences, and needs, using instructional strategies that promote students’ learning and individual development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. [ACEI 1.0; InTASC 1(b), 1(d), 1(h), 1(i), 2(a), 2(b), 2(f), 2(g), 2(h), 2(l), 2(m), 2(n); MC2, MC3]
    • Identify techniques to establish a learning environment that maintains learners’ attention by actively engaging students in managing resources of time and space, and fostering respectful ways of communication and safe interactions through the inclusion of expectations, values, and routines. [ACEI 1.0; InTASC 3(k), 3(d), 3(e), 3(f), 3(i), 3(l), 3(q); MC1, MC2]
    • Promote responsible student use of active technologies to collaborate in positive face-to-face and virtual local and global environments through applying effective interpersonal communication skills. [ACEI 1.0; InTASC 3(b), 3(g), 3(h), 3(m), 3(n), 3(o); ISTE-T 4a, 4c; MC1, MC4, MC5]
  2. Curriculum Content - Candidates apply the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he/she teaches to engage students in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem-solving, making the content accessible and meaningful to assure mastery. (InTASC 4, 5)
    • Incorporate English language arts concepts on reading, language and child development to design, deliver and evaluate instruction on reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. [ACEI 2.1; InTASC 4(b), 4(d); ISTE-T 1a; MC1, MC2]
    • Use fundamental concepts of physical, life, and earth/space sciences to design and implement age-appropriate lessons, centered on the principles of scientific inquiry, to build student understanding for personal and social applications, and to convey the nature of science. [ACEI 2.2; InTASC 4(a), 4(f), 4(g), 5(c), 5(h); MC2]
    • Design and implement instruction on the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability, incorporating problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. [ACEI 2.3; InTASC 4(c), 5(d), 5(f), 5(g), 5(i); MC2]
    • Use the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the social studies—the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences, and other related areas—to promote elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. [ACEI 2.4; InTASC 4(b), 4(m), 4(o), 4(p) 5(g); MC2, MC5]
    • Use—as appropriate to their own understanding and skills—the content, functions, and achievements of the performing arts (dance, music, theater) and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students. [ACEI 2.5; InTASC 5(e), 5(n), 8(h), 8(m), 8(q); MC1, MC2]
    • Use the major concepts in the subject matter of health education to create opportunities for student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health. [ACEI 2.6; InTASC 5(j); MC2]
    • Use—as appropriate to their own understanding and skills—human movement and physical activity as central elements to foster active, healthy life styles and enhanced quality of life for elementary students. [ACEI 2.7; MC2]
  3. Instruction - Candidates plan and implement instruction using a variety of instructional strategies that support every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (InTASC 3, 7, 8)
    • Plan and implement instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connections across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community. [ACEI 3.1; InTASC 7(a), 7(c), 7(g), 7(h), 7(i); MC2, MC4]
    • Create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students, based on an understanding of how elementary students differ in their development and approaches to learning. [ACEI 3.2; InTASC 7(b), 7(d), 7(j),7(q), 8(a), 8(j), 8(k), 8(p); ISTE-T 2c; 4d; MC2, MC3, MC5]
    • Use a variety of teaching strategies and technologies that encourage elementary students’ development of critical thinking and problem solving. [ACEI 3.3; InTASC 7(k), 8(e), 8(f), 8(l), 8(r); ISTE-T 1b, 2a, 3a; MC2]
    • Use their knowledge and understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior among students at the 1-8 level to create opportunities for students' active engagement in learning, self-motivation, and positive social interaction. [ACEI 3.4; InTASC 7(n); ISTE-T 1c, 2b; MC2, MC4]
    • Use their knowledge and understanding of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to create opportunities for active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom. [ACEI 3.5; InTASC 8(g), 8(i), 8(h), 8(m); ISTE-T 1b,1d; MC1, MC2]
    • Collaboratively plan short and long term range goals utilizing professionals with specialized expertise to meet individual student needs and enhance learning. [ACEI 3.2; InTASC 7(e), 7(f), 7(o), 7(p); MC2, MC4]
  4. Assessment - Candidates understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher's and learner's decision making. (InTASC 6)
    • Use formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction that will promote continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development for students’ individual needs and employ technological resources to engage students and support assessment practices. [ACEI 4.0; InTASC 6(a), 6(b), 6(e), 6(g), 6(i), 6(j), 6(k), 6(p), 6(u); ISTE-T 2d, 3d; MC1, MC2, MC5]
    • Examine performance data to guide and engage students in their own thinking and learning, and to inform instructional planning based on identified learning gaps and patterns. [ACEI 4.0; InTASC 6(c), 6(f), 6(l), 7(l); MC2]
    • Continuously monitor student progress to provide effective descriptive feedback, and collaboratively establish learning goals, assisting students in identifying quality work and analyzing their own assessment results. [ACEI 4.0; InTASC 6(d), 6(m), 6(n), 6 (q), 6(s); MC1, MC2]
  5. Professionalism - Candidates engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate and improve their practice, as well as seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (InTASC 9, 10)
    • Reflect on their practice in light of research on teaching, professional ethics, and resources available for professional learning in order to improve student learning. [ACEI 5.0; InTASC 9(l), 9(o); MC2, MC4]
    • Continually evaluate the effects of their professional decisions and actions on students, families and other professionals in the learning community and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally and align practices with laws related to educational equity. [ACEI 5.1; InTASC 9(a), 9(b), 9(c), 9(d), 9(e), 9(j), 9(k); ISTE-T 4b, 4d, 5a, 5c; MC2, MC3, MC5]
    • Establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, other professionals, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth and well-being of children. [ACEI 5.2; InTASC 1(c), 1(k), 1(j), 10(a), 10(b), 10(d), 10(e), 10(f), 10(i), 10(j), 10(k), 10(n), 10(o), 10(q), 10(r); ISTE-T 3b, 3c, 5b, 5d; MC1, MC5]

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Education in Elementary Education (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, PW, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class A: Master's Degree Level Certificate from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/11/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Alabama requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Alabama does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL, 36104
334-694-4557
https://www.alabamaachieves.org/

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Certificate from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 01/21/2022, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires applicants to complete two additional courses in addition to the program at GCU. The student will be required to complete:

- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Studies
- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Multicultural Coursework

To find approved courses go to https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/culture#

Whether applying for licensure directly or applying for licensure through reciprocity, verification of completion of the above courses must be submitted to Alaska DEED before the expiration of initial licensure. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Additional Training Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development require applicants who direct certify to complete four mandatory trainings. Applicants who apply for teacher certification through reciprocity are exempt from the mandatory trainings.

Mandatory Trainings:
* Sexual abuse awareness and prevention
* Alcohol or drug related disabilities
* Dating violence awareness and prevention
* Suicide awareness and prevention

Only trainings approved by an Alaska public school district or the Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) will satisfy this requirement. Trainings offered by universities and other organizations must be approved by DEED. The following documents may be submitted as evidence of completion of the approved trainings:
*A record of training with signature of district superintendent or appointed designee or a dean of an accredited school of education;
*A certificate of completion from a training program approved by DEED (See eLearning courses below); or
*An official transcript showing the completion of a training course approved by DEED.

More information can be found at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/mandatorytraining


Field Placement Requirements

In the state of Alaska, before student teaching can begin, students must receive a Student Teacher Authorization. Student Teacher Authorization applications may take up to four months to be processed. To apply for a Student Teacher Authorization, the student must submit all necessary items in a single packet. The packet must include:

1. A completed Student Teacher Authorization Packet
2. FBI applicant fingerprint card (FD258) or previous background clearance
3. Verification of passing scores on an approved Basic Competency Exam (BCE)
4. A completed Student Teacher Program Enrollment Form
5. Online payment receipt, money order or cashier's check

The application and supporting documents must be mailed to the Teacher Certification office at:
Department of Education and Early Development
Teacher Certification
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Photocopies, scanned or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Alaska state requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass Alaska's state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Alaska requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Alaska requires out of state program completers meet the requirements for certification in the state the program is approved in. Arizona requires a professional knowledge exam for certification. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK, 99811-0500
907-465-2831
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/12/2022, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Board of Higher Education American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
(684) 699-9155
http://www.amsamoa.edu/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Professional Teaching Certificate from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/30/2022, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Grand Canyon University College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer Institutional Recommendations for Initial Teacher Licensure of early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary, secondary, special education teachers, principals and school counselors only. Programs that lead to licensure contain a student teaching or internship component.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Arizona requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Arizona does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Arizona requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for teacher, principal or school counselor licensure in Arizona.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-542-4367
http://www.azed.gov/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/07/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Arkansas Department of Education requires applicants seeking licensure in Early Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood Social Studies (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) to provide documentation of the successful completion of:

-Three (3) college credit-hours in Arkansas History at an accredited institution of higher education or;
-Forty-five (45) hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through ArkansasIDEAS

Individuals applying for licensure through reciprocity may qualify for a one-year Provisional License if the Arkansas history requirement has not been met upon initial application. The applicant must show verification of having completed the requirement prior to expiration of the Provisional License.


Additional Training Requirements

The Arkansas Department of Education requires applicants to show documentation of completion of the following professional developments:

1. Two (2) hours of Family and Community Engagement
2. Two (2) hours of child maltreatment training;
3. Two (2) hours of teen suicide awareness and prevention; and
4. One (1) hour of dyslexia awareness

These professional developments may be attained on ArkansasIDEAS, from the applicant’s teacher education program, or by another method of delivery approved by the Department under the Rules Governing Professional Development. ArkansasIDEAS professional developments can be found at: https://ideas.myarkansaspbs.org/training. When applying for licensure, documentation of course completion must be presented. A Provisional License may be issued to applicants who have not completed the professional developments prior to initial application.


Field Placement Requirements

Arkansas requires a state-specific clearance that is composed of three separate background checks. The state-specific clearance must be completed before student teaching begins. The steps to complete the required state-specific background checks are:
1. Complete the Online Background Check Consent Form
- When filling out this form, select Teacher (pre-service) as the reason for background check
2. Submit the background check payment
3. Applicants must complete the fingerprinting process by going to their nearest Approved Live Scan Location
- Bring a photo ID, copy of consent form, and a copy of payment receipt with Transaction ID
4. Complete the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check
- This background check can be completed by completing the form, having it notarized and mailing the form along with payment to the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central
Registry.
5. Complete the Employability Status
- This can be completed online and can take up to four weeks to be determined.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in Kindergarten-6th grade to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Arkansas requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Arkansas does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Arkansas requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR, 72201
501-682-4475
http://www.arkansased.gov/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Preliminary Teaching Credential from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/21/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires individuals who complete a teacher preparation program and receive a five-year preliminary credential to earn a clear credential. To earn a clear credential, applicants would complete a commission-approved teacher induction program. This cannot be completed during a GCU initial teacher licensure program and is met once a Preliminary credential is issued.

In addition, California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing offers CLAD and BCLAD permits. GCU's education programs do not include coursework that can be used to qualify for the Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) and Bilingual Authorization Permits (CLAD and BCLAD). This requirement will need to be completed during the Preliminary Credential time frame of five years. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of California requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of California requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95811-4213
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher License from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Colorado requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Colorado does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Arizona requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Department of Education
6000 E. Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80222
303-866-6628
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_home.htm

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/25/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Connecticut requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Connecticut does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Connecticut does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd
PO BOX 2219
Hartford, CT, 06145-2219
860-713-6969
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/11/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Delaware requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Delaware does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE, 19904
302-857-3388
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Credential from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The District of Columbia requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The District of Columbia requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four sub-tests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all sub-tests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The District of Columbia requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Office of State Superintendent of Education - Teacher License
1050 First Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8600
http://osse.dc.gov/service/educator-licensure-services

Federated States of Micronesia

Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/07/2022, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/11/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Florida requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Florida requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four sub-tests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all sub-tests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Florida requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0400
800-445-6739
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Induction Certificate from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/14/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Elementary Education program leads to Georgia's Elementary Education P-5 Certificate. If an individual wants to obtain a Middle Grade 4-8 certificate they will need to complete student teaching in grades 4-8 and complete the respective Middle Grade exam for the subject they want to teach. Once an individual is issued a Middle Grade certificate in Georgia, they cannot use Grand Canyon University's MED in Elementary Education program to also obtain an Elementary Education P-5 certificate. Individuals would need to complete a new Elementary Education program to obtain the Elementary certificate. The most efficient route for individuals who want to teach in Middle Grades 4-8 is to first obtain the Elementary Education P-5 certificate then take and pass the respective GACE Middle Grade content exam and add it to the Elementary certificate.

Additionally, this program is intended to lead to licensure in Arizona. This program may lead to initial licensure in Georgia, but may not lead to a certificate upgrade in Georgia. Students are encouraged to contact their state department of education for more information.


Field Placement Requirements

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires candidates obtain a Pre-Service Teaching Certificate in order to complete practicum, internship, or student teaching hours in a Georgia school. Candidates are required to complete a successful Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) criminal record check as well as the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry Assessment in order to qualify for a Pre-Service Teaching Certificate. Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-5th to meet the state's grade level requirements for Elementary Education certification. Students wanting to obtain an Elementary Education certificate as well as a Middle School certificate must complete student teaching in a grade 4 or grade 5 placement to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Georgia requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Georgia does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Georgia does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Ave SE
Suite 1702 West Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30334-9032
404-232-2500
http://www.gapsc.com/

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching Certificate from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 03/08/2022, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Guam Commission for Educator Certification requires any applicant issued an Educational Professional Certificate to complete a course in Guam History. This three (3) semester credit course in Guam History must be completed within the first year of certification. Coursework will need to be taken outside of GCU's program to meet this requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state or territory in which they are applying for licensure.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Guam requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Guam requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Guam requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Guam Commission for Educator Certification
303 University Drive SOE Bldg
Room 105
Mangilao, GU, 96913
671-735-2554
http://francamacho@gcec.guam.gov

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/06/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 in an Elementary classroom setting to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Hawaii requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Hawaii does not require a basic skills exam when verification of a bachelor's degree is presented. The bachelor's degree is used in lieu of the basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Hawaii does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board - Teacher License
650 Iwilei Rd, #201
Honolulu, HI, 96817
808-586-2600
https://www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Interim Certificate from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/07/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Idaho Department of Education will issue a three-year, non-renewable interim certificate to those who qualify under reciprocity. The following state-specific coursework requirements will need to be met prior to the expiration of the interim certificate. The IDDOE requires all Idaho teachers working on interim certificates to complete a state board approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy course or assessment to meet a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires all Idaho teachers or administrators working on interim certificates, with an All Subjects (K-8) endorsement, any mathematics endorsement, Exceptional Child Generalist endorsement, Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education endorsement, or Administrator certificate, must complete a state board approved Mathematical Thinking for Instruction, or another State Department of Education approved alternative course, as a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires out-of-state applicants to be reviewed by the hiring district for technology deficiencies and may be required to take technology courses to improve their technology skills. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

The Idaho State Department of Education requires student teachers or any postsecondary candidates who have unsupervised contact with students in a public K-12 setting, complete a background check. This background check needs to be completed before student teaching can begin. The steps to applying for an Idaho background check are:
1. Request a fingerprint card, either via e-mail or picking one up from the Idaho State Department of Education.
2. Once the fingerprint packet is received, take the fingerprint card to the local police department or sheriff’s office to have prints rolled.
3. Then, submit the fingerprint packet with the following information to the Idaho Department of Education:
a. Background Investigation Check Form
b. State Department of Education Fingerprint Card
c. Fingerprint Processing fee
d. Initialed Instructions for Handling Fingerprint Cards form
e. Signed Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement form

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades K-8 in an Elementary classroom setting, to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Idaho requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Idaho does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83702-0027
208-332-6882
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/21/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires candidates who will be completing student teaching in the state of Illinois to authorize a fingerprint-based criminal history records check and checks of the Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database prior to participating in any field experiences in the public schools. Authorization for and payment of the costs of the checks must be furnished by the student teacher. Results of the checks must be furnished to the higher education institution where the student teacher is enrolled and the superintendent of the school district where the student is assigned.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Illinois requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Illinois does not have a basic skills exam requirement.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

Illinois requires the completion of the edTPA for applicants who apply directly to the Illinois State Board of Education. If an applicant certifies through Arizona first and applies for Illinois licensure via reciprocity, this requirement will be waived. The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Certification Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777-0001
217-782-4321
http://www.isbe.net/

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Practitioner License from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/02/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Indiana Department of Education requires an individual to complete education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a individual may be considering suicide. An initial teaching license (includes instructional, individual services and administrative licenses) will not be issued unless this requirement is met. The Indiana Department of Education also requires completion of CPR/AED/Heimlich certification within one (1) year of receiving an Indiana license. CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a "hands-on" training/demonstration component with a mannequin.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Indiana requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Indiana does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Indiana requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Department of Education
115 W Washington St.
South Tower, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-232-6610
http://www.doe.in.gov/

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Regional Exchange License from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires an Elementary Education program to include specific coursework. Deficiencies for an Elementary Education Regional Exchange license will be identified by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners upon an individual transcript review.

Depending upon coursework completed at any accredited college or university, students may also be deficient in the following content areas:

1) Six (6) semester hours of literacy including children's literature and literacy teaching methods

2) At least nine (9) semester hours of mathematics including numbers and operations, geometry, measurement, data analysis/probability; algebra/number patterns

3) At least nine (9) semester hours of social science including history, geography, political science/civic literacy, economics, and behavioral sciences

4) At least nine (9) semester hours of science including physical science, earth/space science, and life science


Some of the credits listed above may be obtained through general education coursework or other previous college coursework. Only the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners can determine what meets the requirements.

Individuals can take this program for general interest.


Additional Training Requirements

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires applicants to complete Mandatory Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporter Training. This training is not included in the GCU program of study. Verification of the completed training must be presented when applying for licensure . The mandatory training is offered for free online at the following website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Iowa requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Iowa does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Iowa requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave, Suite A
Des Moines, IA, 50309
515-281-3245
http://www.boee.iowa.gov/#a

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching License from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/10/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Kansas Department of Education requires each individual that is serving as a student teacher in an accredited or approved teacher educational agency in Kansas to hold a valid student-teacher certificate. The student teaching certificate can be obtained from the college or university the student is completing a teacher preparation program. The student must be recommended to student teach by completing all requirements put forth by their college or university. The student should file a valid student-teacher certificate with their college or university that will be returned to them upon completion of student teaching. The copy of the student-teacher certificate shall be filed with the state board of education and with the teacher education institution.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Kansas requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Kansas does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Kansas requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Department of Education - Teacher License
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building Suite #102
Topeka, KS, 66612
785-296-2288
http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Statement of Eligibility from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Kentucky Educator Professional Standards Board requires educator preparation programs to be regionally and NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accredited. Grand Canyon University's initial teacher licensure programs are nationally accredited through AAQEP (Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation), however, this accrediting body has not been recognized by KEPSB at this time.

Per Kentucky's rule 13 KAR 1:020, a college or university must have a license from the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to operate in Kentucky. This includes offering clinical placements within Kentucky which triggers physical presence. Practicum, Field Placements and Student Teaching cannot be completed in Kentucky. The online modality of this program is restricted.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-564-5846
http://www.kyepsb.net/

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Out-of-State Certificate from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/10/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-5 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Louisiana does not require a content knowledge exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Louisiana does not require a basic skills exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Louisiana does not require a professional knowledge exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Department of Education
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA, 70804-9064
877-453-2721
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Default.aspx

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Teacher Certificate from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/22/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Maine requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Maine requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four sub-tests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all sub-tests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Maine requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Department of Education-Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0023
207-624-6600
http://www.maine.gov/education/

Marshall Islands

Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/07/2022, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Professional Certificate (SPC I), from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Maryland requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Maryland requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four sub-tests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all sub-tests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Maryland requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The Maryland Department of Education will require a passing score on either the edTPA or the PPAT performance assessment after June 30, 2022 for all teacher candidates seeking initial licensure in Maryland.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2595
410-767-0406
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Teacher License from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 04/05/2022, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Individuals applying for an initial license in Massachusetts must obtain the SEI endorsement. Grand Canyon University’s ESL courses do not align to Massachusetts standards or laws pertaining to English language learners. Individuals may be issued a Provisional license if they have not met the SEI requirement. The SEI requirement can be met through one of the following options: 1) completing a Massachusetts Dept. of Education approved course or 2) passing the MTEL SEI exam. It is the student’s responsibility to contact their state department of education regarding certification requirements in their state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Massachusetts requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

Massachusetts requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Massachusetts does not require a Professional Knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA, 02148-4906
781-338-6600
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/29/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Michigan Department of Education requires an individual to complete a course approved by the department in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a test demonstration on a mannequin, and has successfully completed instruction approved by the department in foreign body airway obstruction management, and holds valid certification in these topics issued by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or a comparable organization or institution approved by the department. Coursework must include first aid, adult CPR, and child CPR. This coursework may be offered by the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), the Safety Council of Southeast Michigan (SCSM), the Lansing Area Safety Council (LASC), or Medic First Aid (MFA).


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Michigan requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Michigan does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Michigan does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-373-3324
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Tier 3 License from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Minnesota requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Minnesota does not require a basic skills exam for this level of teacher licensure.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Minnesota requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
1021 Bandana Blvd E, Suite 222
St Paul, MN 55108-5111
pelsb@state.mn.us
651-539-4200
https://mn.gov/pelsb/

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class AA License from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/11/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Mississippi requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Mississippi does not require a basic skills exam when certifying through Arizona first.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi Department of Education-Office of Educator Licensure
PO BOX 771
Jackson, MS, 39205-0771
601-359-3483
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/K12

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Certificate from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/14/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Missouri requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Missouri does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO BOX 480
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0480
573-751-0051
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class 5 Provisional Teacher License from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/14/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Montana Office of Public Instruction requires that all applicants verify completion of the on-line course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana". Documentation for course completion must be shown at time of application. The above course is offered for free online at: https://learninghub.mrooms.net/course/index.php?categoryid=105


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Montana does not require a content knowledge exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Montana does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Montana does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Ave 1st Floor
PO BOX 202501
Helena, MT, 59620-2501
406-444-3150
https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching Certificate from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2022, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Nebraska to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Nebraska Department of Education requires applicants of Elementary Education licensure to have completed the following academic coursework:

-A minimum of 30 semester hours of academic coursework distributed across the four curriculum areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies/history.
-A minimum of six (6) semester hours is required in each of the four areas.
Course work in the four core areas includes:
1. Communication, including literature, composition and speech, and
reading instruction to include identification of deficiencies and effective
instructional and intervention strategies;
2. Mathematics, including identification of deficiencies and effective
instructional and intervention strategies;
3. Natural sciences; and
4. Social sciences.
-Academic coursework in Fine arts and humanities and Health and wellness.

GCU's program has 34-40 general education courses that may meet the above mentioned requirements. There is no guarantee that NEDOE will accept all of them. Students may need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program coursework. Licensure applicants who have completed an approved out-of-state program will go through a transcript analysis upon initial application. The Nebraska Department of Education will identify any coursework deficiencies during the transcript analysis.

In addition, the Nebraska Department of Education requires Human Relations Training and a Special Education requirement for any person seeking certification in Nebraska

The Human Relations Training Requirements can be met in any of the following ways:

1. Take one of the pre-approved courses,
2. Take an educational course dealing with diversity in the classroom from a state approved teacher education institution and the course does not appear on the list of pre-approved courses, OR
3. Employment experience(s) with school age children which provided an opportunity to acquire the six skills to meet the Human Relations Training requirement and can verify acceptable employment experiences by writing a narrative that addresses each of the six skills.

A Temporary Permit, valid for six months, may be issued if the Human Relations Training Requirement is not met.

The Special Education Requirement can be met in any of the following ways:

1. Complete a special education course at an approved teacher education institution that addressed exceptional child in the classroom,
2. Employment experiences which provided an opportunity to acquire the five skills required and can verify acceptable employment experiences in which the required five skills were obtained and write a narrative that addresses each of the five skills, OR
3. Applicant has not met this requirement and may be eligible for a Provisional permit.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Nebraska requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Nebraska requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Nebraska does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4987
402-471-0739
http://www.education.ne.gov/index.html

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Licensure from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/16/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Nevada requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Nevada does not require a basic skills exam when certifying through Arizona first.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Department of Education
2080 E. Flamingo Rd
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-486-6458
http://nde.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Beginning Educator Certificate from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/21/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of New Hampshire requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of New Hampshire requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of New Hampshire does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH, 03301-3494
603-271-2409
http://www.education.nh.gov/index.htm

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/29/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The New Jersey Department of Education requires an examination in physiology, hygiene and substance abuse issues. This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training; OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university transcript; OR by completing a 35-question true/false test administered in the county office of education. Individuals must meet this requirement prior to applying for certification.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of New Jersey requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of New Jersey requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The New Jersey Department of Education requires the edTPA prior to licensure. If an individual submits an out of state certificate they will be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility and have two years to complete the edTPA requirement. To be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, an individual must complete the edTPA prior to applying for licensure.

The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ, 08625-0500
609-292-2070
http://www.nj.gov/education/

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a 1CS License from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/09/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of New Mexico requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of New Mexico requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
505-827-4296
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/11/2022, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New York to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The New York State Education Department will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this state once a transcript evaluation is completed.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The New York State Department of Education requires prescribed coursework in the areas of general core in liberal arts and sciences, content core in liberal arts and sciences, and pedagogical core. The general core requirement may include but is not limited to such courses as 6 semester hours in Artistic Expression, 6 semester hours in Humanities, and 6 semester hours in Written Analysis and Expression. The content core shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject area of the certificate title sought.

GCU’s College of Education initial teacher licensure program graduates should apply to NYSED through the Individual Evaluation route. Students should submit all transcripts from each college or university they have attended when applying for certification. NYSED will complete a transcript analysis and will determine if an applicant meets certification requirements as well as any coursework deficiencies on a case-by-case basis. Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate-level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements. All identified coursework deficiencies must be met prior to NYSED awarding an initial certificate. New York’s certification requirements can be viewed at: https://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do


Additional Training Requirements

The New York State Education Department requires completion of the following:
- Study in child abuse identification and school violence prevention and intervention (2 clock hours)
- Study or training in the needs of children with autism from a provider approved by the department
- six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention (Dignity For All Students Act)

The training outlined above must be completed prior to applying for certification in New York.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of New York requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of New York does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of New York requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The state of New York requires the completion of the edTPA. The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Education Department - Teacher License
89 Washington Avenue 5N EB
Albany, NY, 12234
518-474-3901
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Professional License from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/03/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of North Carolina does not require a basic skills exam for students prepared in programs outside of North Carolina.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of North Carolina does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA will be treated like any other exam in NC (test deferred). Students would have one year from the date their NC license is issued to attempt the edTPA or PPAT and must pass it by the third year of the license. The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC, 27699-6302
919-807-3310
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Other State Educator License from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of North Dakota requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of North Dakota does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of North Dakota requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 204
Bismarck, ND, 58503-0585
701-328-9641
http://www.nd.gov/espb/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Basic I Teacher License from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/21/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System requires applicants of the Classroom Teacher Basic I certificate to have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. GCU’s College of Education initial teacher licensure programs meets this requirement.

The Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System requires applicants of the next levels of licensure, Classroom Teacher Basic II and Classroom Teacher Standard certificates, to have completed prescribed coursework. The required coursework will be determined on a case-by-case basis after a transcript review has been completed. Coursework requirements may have been met in students’ undergraduate programs. Students may need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program to meet the requirements for the next level of licensure.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The Northern Mariana Islands requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The Northern Mariana Islands requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

This Northern Mariana Islands a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System
CNMI Public School System- Certification and Licensure Office
Bwughos Street, Susupe PO Box 501370
Saipan, MP, 96950-1250
1-670-237-3027
https://www.cnmipssoare.org/district/

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Resident Educator License from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/09/2022, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Ohio Department of Education requires a minimum of 12 credits (9 reading credits/3 phonics credits) to qualify for a Standard teaching license. A Resident Educator License may be issued by the Ohio Department of Education to applicants who have a minimum of 6 credits in reading. This program only contains 3 credits of reading coursework. Individuals will need to take an additional 3 credits outside of this program to obtain the Resident Educator License.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Ohio requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Ohio does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Ohio requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-4183
614-466-3593
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/07/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Oklahoma requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a basic skills exam is not required for teacher licensure. When certifying directly through Oklahoma, a basic skills exam is required for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

Oklahoma requires the completion of the PPAT for applicants who apply directly to the Oklahoma Department of Education. If an applicant certifies through Arizona first and applies for Oklahoma licensure via reciprocity, this requirement will be waived. The PPAT is a performance assessment that comprises artifacts and video submissions. The PPAT is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The PPAT allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oliver Hodge Building
Oklahoma City, OK, 73105-4599
405-521-3337
http://sde.ok.gov

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Reciprocal Teaching License from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/11/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires all applicants to take and pass the exam "Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment". When applying to the Oregon Department of Education via reciprocity, the student may receive a Reciprocal Teaching License valid for one year from the date of issue. Students must show verification a passing score on the above exam before the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License.


Field Placement Requirements

An Oregon fingerprint clearance/background check needs to be completed before practicum can begin. Oregon law requires student teachers, educators, school nurses and out-of-state student teachers in Oregon schools to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting includes both an Oregon State Police (OSP) and FBI background check. Background checks take place once fingerprints have been taken at a Fieldprint office. Fingerprints are valid for 3 years from the fingerprint clearance date.

1. Enroll on Fieldprint’s website
2. Enter the information required by the state of Oregon onto Fieldprint’s website.
- Entering this information upon enrollment means this information will not need to be collected again at the time of fingerprinting.
3. Schedule an appointment online by choosing the date, time and nearest Fieldprint location
4. When arriving for the appointment bring:
a. The appointment number
b. Two forms of ID such as a driver’s license or passport
5. Fingerprints are collected electronically
6. Fingerprints are submitted to the state by FieldPrint

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades K-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Oregon requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Oregon does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

When certifying through Arizona first, a professional knowledge exam is required for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR, 97301-1012
503-378-3586
http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Level I Certificate from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/14/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Pennsylvania School Law requires all applicants of employment in Pennsylvania public and private schools, student teacher candidates, and employees of independent contractors seeking business with public and private schools to undergo background checks if the person will have direct contact with students. Pennsylvania background checks are composed of three different background checks. All three checks are needed to meet this requirement.
1.) Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
2.) Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
3.) Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades K-4 or 4-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Pennsylvania requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Pennsylvania does not require completion of the basic skills assessment for post-baccalaureate program completers or for applicants who hold a conferred master's degree.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Pennsylvania does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17126
717-787-3356
http://www.education.pa.gov

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/12/2022, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
PO Box 190759
San Juan, PR, 00919-0759
787-759-2000
https://www.de.pr.gov/

Republic of Palau

Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/28/2022, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Republic of Palau. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ministry of Education
Main Street Box 189
Koror, PW 96940-0189
Phone (680) 488-6425
Website: https://www.palaugov.pw/bureau-of-education/

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Educator Certificate from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/02/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Rhode Island requires a Student Teaching permit. This permit is required prior to being placed for student teaching. Please contact your Field Experience Counselor for further information. Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 1-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Rhode Island requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Rhode Island does not require a basic skills exam. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Rhode Island does not require a professional knowledge exam. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI, 02903
401-222-8893
http://www.ride.ri.gov/Default.aspx

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 2-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements. GCU students will also need to apply for a Student Teaching or Clinical Experience Clearance. The steps to apply for a Student Teaching or Clinical Experience Clearance are:

1. Review the required timelines for the application process. All required application materials must be on file with SCDE not late than:
a. February 15 for student teaching and clinical experiences beginning in the fall semester of that calendar year.
b. June 15 for student teaching and clinical experiences beginning in the spring semester of the next calendar year.
1. Create a use account through the SCDE Educator Portal using a personal email address.
2. Complete the Application for Student Teaching Clearance in the Educator Portal.
3. Submit the non-refundable $105 Processing Fee online through the Educator Portal.
4. Complete the Fingerprinting Process and Criminal Records Review.

If enrolled in an online program offered by an out-of-state institution of higher education, applicants must submit a program description attached to a Request for Change/Action Form to be evaluated for program pre-approval. Please reach out to your Field Experience Counselor (FEC) to request an OAR credential review document.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of South Carolina requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of South Carolina does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of South Carolina requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
803-896-0325
http://ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Teacher License from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/18/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants show verification of successful completion of an approved three-credit South Dakota Indian studies course. Students applying to the South Dakota Department of Education via reciprocity will be given a one year Provisional Certificate. The student is expected to complete the South Dakota Indian studies course before the expiration of the Provisional Certificate. For students applying directly to South Dakota Department of Education, all content exams as well as the South Indian Studies course will need to be completed before applying for certification. Students will need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program in order to meet this requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for their state.


Additional Training Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants to show verification of successful completion of one clock hour of approved Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training. This training needs to be complete before applying for certification. Information on approved online Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training can be found on the SDDOE website at https://doe.sd.gov/suicideprevention/. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of South Dakota requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of South Dakota does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of South Dakota requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD, 57501
605-773-3134
http://www.doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Practitioner License from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/07/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

Tennessee requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Tennessee does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

Tennessee requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower - 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-741-2731
http://www.tn.gov/education/

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Texas Education Agency requires all educators complete Suicide Prevention Training. Training for educators is funded by the State of Texas. Training may be completed by the school or district of hire. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 in an Elementary classroom to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Texas requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Texas does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Texas requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701
512-936-8400
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/23/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Utah State Board of Education requires all licensure applicants to go through an individual transcript review. Upon completion of the transcript review, applicants will be informed of any deficiencies on a case by case basis. At this time, GCU has determined this program meets Utah's licensure requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Utah requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Utah does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Utah requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

As of September 2021, the state of Utah will require the completion of the edTPA for an initial Professional Educator license. The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students. Already licensed educators do not need to complete this requirement.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-4200
801-538 7740
https://www.schools.utah.gov/

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional License from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/13/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Vermont requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Vermont requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Vermont does not require a professional knowledge exam. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Vermont Department of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre City Place
Barre, VT, 05641
802-479-1700
http://education.vermont.gov

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator Class I Certificate from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/22/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Virgin Islands to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this territory once a transcript evaluation is completed.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in five of the six general academic areas: English, natural science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language and fine arts as well as an Educational Technology or other comparable computer course. If an individual does not have forty-two (42) semester hours of coursework in five of the six areas listed above the individual is expected to take any coursework they are lacking in the areas listed above prior to applying for certification in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The individual understands the deficient coursework will be taken outside their program of study.
In addition, individuals must complete a course in Virgin Islands history within the first year of employment.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Virgin Islands Department of Education
PO Box 11900
60, 61 &62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI, 00801
340-774-4546
http://www.vide.vi/

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Postgraduate Professional License from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 12/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Virginia COE Additional Training Requirement
The Virginia Department of Education requires evidence of completion of certification or training in
■Emergency first aid
■Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
■The use of automated external defibrillators (AED)
The certification or training program must be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

In addition, all individuals seeking initial licensure – as well as license renewal – are required to complete a child abuse recognition and intervention course that meets Board of Education approved guidelines.

The Virginia Department of Education also requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training, provided by VDOE, on the indicators of dyslexia, as that term is defined by the board pursuant to regulations, and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. This module is accessible from PCs and Mac computers.
The trainings listed above must be completed prior to applying for certification in Virginia.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Virginia does not require a content knowledge exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the content exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Virginia does not require a basic skills exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Virginia does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Department of Education
PO BOX 2120
Richmond, VA, 23218
804-479-1700
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/index.shtml

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Residency Teacher Certificate from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/18/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Before student teaching can begin in Washington, students must apply for pre-residency clearance. Pre-residency clearance consists of program approval and submission of fingerprints for a background check. Two items will need to be requested from the university: verification of teacher program enrollment and an unofficial copy of transcripts. It may take up to a month to receive Pre-Residency Certification Clearance. There are two options for fingerprinting; fingerprint at an Educational Service District (ESD) or fingerprint at a law enforcement agency or private fingerprinting service.

Fingerprinting at an Educational Service District steps
1. Go to the Educational Service District and complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process.
2. Pay the fee.
3. The Educational Service District submits the fingerprints to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Fingerprinting at a law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service steps
1. Request a fingerprint card from oppfp@k12.wa.us or ESD.
2. Once a fingerprint card is received in a mail, bring the card to a private fingerprinting agency or law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted.
3. Mail the completed fingerprint card and the fee to:
OSPI
Attn: Fiscal Office
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
4. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction scans the card and submits it to the Washington State Patrol.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades K-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Washington does not require a content knowledge exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Washington does not require a basic skills exam for initial teacher licensure. This state is testing deferred. Verification of passing scores for the basic skills exam will be needed when transiting to the next stage of licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Washington does not require a professional knowledge exam.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington St. S.E.
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA, 98504-7200
360-725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/default.aspx

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/02/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

West Virginia requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The basic skills exam requirement in West Virginia can be waived with a Masters degree.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

West Virginia requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The state of West Virginia requires the completion of the edTPA. The edTPA is a performance assessment that is comprised of artifacts and video submissions. The edTPA is worked on throughout student teaching with its submission being at the end of student teaching. The edTPA allows teacher candidates to demonstrate what they can and will do on the job through the ability to demonstrate effective teaching in all subject areas to all students.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6 Room 304
Charleston, WV, 25305-0330
304-558-7010
http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License with Stipulations from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 12/21/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires all applicants meet the requirements of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rule. Students who complete a teacher preparation program outside of Wisconsin are not likely to have met them all. The coursework requirements needing to be met are listed below:

1. Minority Group Relations- All
2. Minority Group Relations- Wisconsin American Indian Bands and Tribes
3. Conflict Resolution
4. Environmental Education

Applicants who have not met all requirements will be awarded a License with Stipulations. All stipulations must be satisfied or removed before the expiration date of the license. Students may require additional coursework outside of GCU's program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires applicants to complete a full semester of full-time student teaching or 18-weeks. GCU’s teacher preparation programs include 15 weeks of student teaching. When applying for licensure, applicants will be awarded a License with Statutory Stipulations. Applicants can meet this statutory stipulation by completing a verification of employment form confirming 18 weeks of successful full-time teaching experience. Statutory stipulations must be satisfied before the expiration of the License with Statutory Stipulations. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the licensure requirements of their state.


Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades K-8 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Wisconsin requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Wisconsin does not require a basic skills exam for students prepared in programs outside of Wisconsin.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Wisconsin requires an Arizona professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI, 53707-7841
800-441-4563
https://dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher License from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Arizona State Board/Department of Education Approval

Please be advised that Grand Canyon University’s Initial Teacher Licensure programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. These programs are not approved by any other state licensing board. Students must acknowledge and understand that state regulations and processes can change at any time. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals. For the most current information contact the state agency or visit gcu.edu and review the state licensure disclosures for programs in your state.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/08/2022, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. This requirement can be met by completing two PTSB approved multiple choice exams. The U.S. and Wyoming Constitution PTSB approved exams may be taken at any Wyoming School district administration office or, at the applicant's request, may be taken digitally with the exam being sent via e-mail.

If the applicant does not want to complete the requirement by demonstrating knowledge through an exam, a course in U.S. History may be taken instead. GCU's programs do not include coursework in U.S. History, therefore, additional coursework will need to be completed outside of the program.

Verification of meeting this requirement, either through exams or coursework, must be shown at the time of initial licensure application. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state. More information can be found at http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/us-and-wyoming-constitution/


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades Kindergarten-6 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Wyoming requires one or more content exams for teacher licensure. A content exam assesses a student's knowledge of the subject they will be teaching. Per the policy in the GCU University Policy Handbook, students must pass their state-mandated basic skills and content area exams prior to applying for the clinical practice/student teaching experience. At the time of licensure, verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Wyoming does not require a basic skills exam.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Wyoming requires an Arizona professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue
Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
307-777-7291
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/

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