Can You Teach In Another State?
Are you certified to teach in one state – but you’re considering teaching in another? It’s a common thought – and it often accompanies the worry of if that state teaching certification you have will follow you across state lines. The word you’re looking for is Reciprocity – and it’s the term that’s used to determine if teacher certification will transfer between states. Simply put – if a state offers reciprocity; it means your current teaching certificate will be eligible to transfer there!
Much like state government – each department of education has a slightly different way of doing things; so, depending on the state you’re moving to/from, reciprocity may or may not be offered. While it’s always recommended to check the state department of education website and/or contact the department of education for the state you’re moving to in regards to checking on if they offer reciprocity – Teachers of Tomorrow has designed a new resource to help in that search; simply view our Reciprocity web-page for more information and details on which states might accept your certificate!