Find your State Department of Education

Get teacher certification requirements from your State Department of Education.

Teacher certification requirements vary by state. Before you begin working toward your teaching certificate, it is important to know the specific training requirements set by your state...or the state you plan to teach in.

Find your state Department of Education below to view its official contact information and learn how to earn your teacher certification. If you plan on becoming a reading specialist or guidance counselor, you can also contact your Department of Education to learn the requirements to work in those fields.

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
(334) 242-9977

ALASKA

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, Teacher Education & Certification
Attn: Assessment Center
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-2831

ARIZONA

Arizona Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490
(602) 542-4367

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education/Licensure
501 Woodlane, Suite 220 C
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-1146

CALIFORNIA

California Department of Education
1430 North Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-5472

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Education, Educator Licensing
201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 105
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6600

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut State Department of Education,
Bureau of Certification and Teacher Preparation
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-6543

DELAWARE

Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-4000

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

District of Columbia Public Schools
The Presidential Building
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 442-5599

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification
Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-0505

GEORGIA

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
1452 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 232-2500

HAWAII

Hawaii State Department of Education, Teacher Recruitment Unit
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
(808) 586-3420

IDAHO

Idaho State Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
(208) 332-6800

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Professional Preparation
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 782-4321

INDIANA

Indiana Professional Standards Board, Division of Teacher Licensing
251 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010

IOWA

Iowa Department of Education
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5294

KANSAS

Kansas Department of Education, Division of Certification
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3201

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Department of Education,
Office of Teacher Education/Certification

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4606

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Department of Education,
Division of Certification & Preparation

P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-3490

MAINE

Maine Department of Education, Certification and Placement
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
(207) 624-6603

MARYLAND

Maryland Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0412

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
(781) 338-3000

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3324

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Department of Education, Teacher Licensing
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8200

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513

MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4212

MONTANA

Montana Board of Public Education
46 N Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 200601
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-6576

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-0739

NEVADA

Nevada Department of Education, Teacher Licensure
9890 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 231, Room 234
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 486-6458

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
(603) 271-3494

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Licensing and Credentials
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 984-1216

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87503-2786
(505) 827-6587

NEW YORK

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, 5N EB
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3901

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-6365
(919) 807-3310

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2264

OHIO

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
1-877-466-2761

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Department of Education, Teacher Certification
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
(405) 521-3301

OREGON

Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE, Public Service Building, Suite 105
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 947-5600

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-3356

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Department of Education, Teacher Education/Certification
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Department of Education
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-5470

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Teacher Licensing
Andrew Johnson Tower, 6th Floor,
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0382
(615) 741-2731

TEXAS

Texas State Board for Educator Certification
P.O. Box 13717
Austin, TX 78711-3717
(888) 863-5880

UTAH

Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
(801) 538-7500

VERMONT

Vermont Department of Education, Teacher Certification
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-2445

VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Education,
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure

P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 371-2522

WASHINGTON

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Professional Certification
Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 725-6400

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Department of Education, Teacher Certification
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
(800) 982-2378

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Teacher Education and Licensing
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 266-3390

WYOMING

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7690