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Determining Your Eligibility

Each program has unique eligibility requirements that are established by the state. Use this chart to find out at a glance which programs you’re eligible for, including whether certain types of previously held teaching licenses (e.g., substitute license) are allowed. More specific guidance about academic requirements is provided on each program's "Eligibility" page.

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3.0 or higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2.75 or higher Yes Yes Yes Yes
2.5 or higher Yes Yes Yes
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Some exceptions apply.  Please contact us at for more information.


Minimum 3.0 GPA OR a 2.50 GPA plus five years of relevant professional experience, or a graduate degree.


On track to graduate by Spring 2019 (have current status as an undergraduate college junior) 

Prior Licenses Allowed
Paraprofessional Yes Yes Yes Yes
Substitute Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temporary Yes Yes Yes
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Ineligible: Resident Teacher Certificate or out-of-state equivalent.


Ineligible: Transition to Teaching license


Candidate cannot be eligible for a professional teaching certificate in any state.