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Below is a list of addresses for departments of education by state. These addresses will be helpful in finding out more about state-specific regulations in obtaining teaching certification. While these addresses were accurate at the time of compilation, we cannot guarrantee that they will remain so.

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Alabama
Department of Education
Division of Instructional Service
5108 Gordon Persons Building
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery 36130-2101
Phone: 334-229-4271

Alaska
Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
Goldbelt Building
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau 99801-1894
Phone: 907-465-2831

Arizona
Department of Education
Teaher Certification Unit
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix 85007.
Phone: 602-542-4367

Arkansas
Department of Education
Teacher Education and Licensure
#4 State Capitol Mall, Rooms 106B/107B
Little Rock 72201
Phone: 501-682-4342

California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1812 9th Street
Sacramento 95814-7000
Phone: 916-445-0184

Colorado
Department of Education
Educator Licensing, Room 105
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver 80203-1704
Phone: 303-866-6628

Connecticut
State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification and Professional
Development
P.O. Box 2219
Hartford 06145
Phone: 860-566-5201

Delaware
State Department of Education
Office of Certification
Townsend Building, P.O. Box 1402
Dover 19903-1402
Phone: 302-739-4686

District of Columbia
Teacher Education and Certification Branch
Logan Administration Building
215 G Street, N.E. Room 101 A
Washington 20002
Phone: 202-724-4246

Florida
Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification
Florida Education Center
325 West Gaines Street, Room 203
Tallahassee 32399-0400
Phone: 904-488-5724

Georgia
Professional Standards Commission
1454 Twin Towers East
Atlanta 30334
Phone: 404-657-9000

Hawaii
State Department of Education
Office of Personnel Services
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu 96804,
Phone: 800-305-5104

Idaho
Department of Education
Teacher Certification and Professional
Standards
P.O. Box 83720
Boise 83720-0027
Phone: 208-332-6884

Illinois
State Teacher Certification Board
100 North First Street
Springfield 62777-0001
Phone: 217-782-2805

Indiana
Professional Standards Board
251 East Ohio Street, Suite 201
Indianapolis 46204-2133
Phone: 317-232-9010

Iowa
Board of Education Examiners
Teacher Licensure
Grimes State Office Building
East 14th and Grand
Des Moines 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-3245

Kansas
State Department of Education
Certification and Teacher Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka 66612-1182
Phone: 913-296-2288

Kentucky
Office of Teacher Education and Certification
1024 Capitol Center Drive
Frankfort 40601
Phone: 502-573-4606

Louisiana
State Department of Education
Bureau of Higher Education, Teacher
Certification, and Continuing Education
626 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge 70804-9064
Phone: 504-342-3490

Maine
Department of Education
Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta 04333-0023
Phone: 207-287-5944

Maryland
State Department of Education
Division of Certification and Accreditation
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore 21201-2595
Phone: 410-767-0412

Massachusetts
Department of Education
Certification and Professional Development
Coordination
350 Main Street, P.O. Box 9140
Malden 02148-5023
Phone: 781-388-3300, ext.665

Michigan
Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation and
Certification Services
608 West Allegan, 3rd Floor
Lansing 48933
Phone: 517-335-0406

Minnesota
State Department of Children, Families & Learning
Personnel Licensing
610 Capitol Square Building
550 Cedar Street
St. Paul 55101-2273
Phone: 612-296-2046

Mississippi
State Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
Central High School Building
359 North West Street, P.O. Box 771
Jackson 39205-0771
Phone: 601-359-3483

Missouri
Department of Elementary & Secondary
Education
Teacher Certification Section
205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City 65102-0480
Phone: 573-751-0051

Montana
Office of Public Instruction
Teacher Education and Certification
1227 11th Avenue East, Room 210,
Box 202501
Helena 59620-2501
Phone: 406-444-3150

Nebraska
Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification
301 Centennial Mall South, Box 94987
Lincoln 68509-4987
Phone: 402-471-0739

Nevada
Department of Education
Licensure Division
700 East 5th Street
Carson City 89701
Phone: 702-687-9141

New Hampshire
State Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing
101 Pleasant Street
Concord 03301-3860
Phone: 603-271-2407

New Jersey
Department of Education
Office of Professional Development and Licensing
Riverview Executive Plaza, Building 100, Rte.29
Trenton 08625-0500
Phone: 609-292-2045

New Mexico
State Department of Education
Professional Licensure Unit
Education Building
Santa Fe 87501-2786
Phone: 505-827-6587

New York
State Education Department
Office of Teaching
Cultural Education Center, Room 5A47
Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Albany 12230
Phone: 518-474-3091

North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh 27601-2825
Phone: 919-733-4125

North Dakota
Department of Public Instruction
Education Standards Practices Board
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck 58505-0540
Phone: 701-328-2264

Ohio
Department of Education
Div. of Professional Development and
Licensure
65 South Front Street, Room 412
Columbus 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-3593

Oklahoma
State Department of Education
Professional Standards Section
Hodge Education Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 212
Oklahoma City 73105-4599
Phone: 405-521-3337

Oregon
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Public Service Building, Suite 105
255 Capitol Street, N.E.
Salem 97310
Phone: 503-378-3586

Pennsylvania
State Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Preparation & Certification
333 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg 17126-0333
Phone: 717-787-3356

Puerto Rico
Department of Education
Certification Office
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan 00919-0759
Phone: 809-754-0060

Rhode Island
Department of Education
Office of Teacher Preparation, Certification,
and Professional Development
Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street
Providence 02903
Phone: 401-222-2675

South Carolina
State Department of Education
Office of Organizational Development
Teacher Certification Section
Rutledge Building, Room 702
Columbia 29201
Phone: 803-734-8466

South Dakota
Department of Education & Cultural Affairs
Office of Policy and Accountability
Kneip Building, 700 Governors Drive
Pierre 57501-2291
Phone: 605-773-3553

Tennessee
State Department of Education
Teacher Licensing and Certification
Andrew Johnson Tower 5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville 37243-0377
Phone: 615-532-4880

Texas
State Board for Educator Certification
1001 Trinity Street
Austin 78701-2603
Phone: 512-469-3001

Utah
State Office of Education
Certification and Personnel Development
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City 84111
Phone: 801-538-7741
Vermont
State Department of Education
Licensing & Professional Standards
120 State Street
Montpelier 05620
Phone: 802-828-2445

Virginia
Department of Education
James Monroe Building
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond 23218-2120
Phone: 804-371-2522

Washington
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Professional Education and Certification Office
Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington Street
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia 98504-7200
Phone: 360-753-6773

West Virginia
Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building #6, Room B-252
Charleston 25305-0330
Phone: 304-558-7010

Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction
Teacher Education & Licensing Teams
125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841
Madison 53707-7841
Phone: 608-266-1879

Wyoming
Professional Teaching Standards Board
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capital Avenue
Cheyenne 82002-0050
Phone: 307-777-6248

St. Croix District
Department of Education
Educational Personnel Services
2133 Hospital Street
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

St. Thomas/St. John District
Department of Education
Personnel Services
44-46 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

United States Department of Defense Dependents Schools

Certification Unit
4040 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1634
Phone: 703-696-3081, ext. 133




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