Teacher certification program

New Teacher Certification Test Alert

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Starting January 2021, aspiring teacher candidates will need to take the Science of Teaching Reading exam (STR), if pursuing certification in an elementary or middle school content area.

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Guidance on Certificate Dates

Certificate

Test Required for Certificate (Intern)

Tests Required For Certificate
(Probationary & Standard)

Last Date to Recommend Certificate*

January 1, 2021

Tests Required for Certificate (Intern)

Tests Required For Certificate
(Probationary & Standard)

Requirements Must be Complete By…

Deadline for EPP to Recommend Candidate for Certificate Using Required
Test(s)

Core Subjects EC-6

291

291
160 or EdTPA

12/30/2020

291
293 (STR)

291
293
160 or EdTPA

8/31/2021

10/30/2021

391
293 (STR)

391
293
160 or EdTPA

NA

NA

Core Subjects 4-8

211

211
160 or EdTPA

12/30/2020

211
293 (STR)

211
293
160 or EdTPA

NA

NA

ELAR 4-8

117

117
160 or EdTPA

12/30/2020

117
293 (STR)

117
293
160 or EdTPA

NA

NA

ELAR/Social Studies 4-8

113

113
160 or EdTPA

12/30/2020

113
293 (STR)

113
293
160 or EdTPA

NA

NA

EC: PK-3

NA

NA

NA

TBD 293 (STR)

TBD 293
160 or EdTPA

NA

NA

*Fingerprints, fees, and all tests must be completed by candidate and certificates must be recommended by EPP for certificates to issue before 1/1/2021. Even if recommended by 12/30/2020, a certificate will not issue without STR starting 1/1/2021 so if a candidate fails to complete fingerprinting or pay fees causing the recommended certificate to fail to issue before 1/1/2021, the candidate will have to take the STR after 1/1/2021. EPPs are encouraged to work with candidates to plan ahead to ensure all requirements for a certificate are met, including fingerprinting and payment of fees, well before the 12/30/2020 recommend deadline.

 

For your personal copy of the Guidance on Certificate Dates chart, please click here.

 

FAQs

 

Q: Who does this change affect?
Candidates seeking the following certification:
  • EC–6 Core Subjects
  • 4–8 Core Subjects
  • 4–8 ELAR
  • 4–8 ELAR/SS
 
Q: Where can I get more information?
 
 

 
 
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