Licensure Info

School Counselor, Master of Education, Online

The online Master of Education in School Counselor is registered with the New York State Education Department leading to certification as a School Counselor in New York State. Teachers College has made a reasonable effort to determine if the program meets the educational requirements for certification/licensure in other states, however, we have not made an official determination for other states at this time. If you plan to work in any other state and are considering enrolling in the online School Counselor program, please review the additional material provided on that state‚Äôs department of education website. Contact information for each state licensing agency is listed below. 

You may contact the Program Director, Riddhi Sandil, at sandil@tc.columbia.edu for more information about certification requirements. She would be pleased to assist you in understanding the requirements for your state.

Teachers College makes every effort to provide current and accurate licensure/certification information. However, licensure/certification regulations change frequently, so it is highly recommended that you contact the licensing agency for the state in which you plan to work for the most up-to-date information.

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Education

https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/iwanttobeteacher-faq.aspx?navtext=*CERTIFICATION HELP*

Gordon Persons Office Building

50 North Ripley Street

P.O Box 302101

Montgomery, AL 36104-3833

Phone: 334 694-4557

Website: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/home.aspx

 

ALASKA

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Teacher Education and Certification Office

https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification

Attention: Teacher Certification

801 West 10th Street, Suite 200

P.O. Box 110500

Juneau, AK 9981-0500

Phone: 907.465.2831

FAX: 907.465.2441

Email: tcwebmail@alaska.gov

Website: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification

 

ARIZONA

Arizona Department of Education

https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=58fe4f961130c01f0c1cfd36

1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007bsite: http://www.azed.gov/

Phone: 602 542-5393 or 800 352-4558

Email: certification@azed.gov

Phone: 602 542-4367

Website: https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Department of Education

http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/educator%20effectiveness/educator-licensure

Arkansas Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure

Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501.682.4342

Email: ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov

Website: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/educator%20effectiveness/educator-licensure

 

CALIFORNIA

State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/out-of-state-other

https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl606.pdf?sfvrsn=65c4016c_2

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811-4213

Phone: 916.322.4974

Email: credentials@ctc.ca.gov

Website:  https://www.ctc.ca.gov/

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut State Department of Education

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Certification/Special-Services-Endorsements

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Certification/Out-of-State-Certified-Teachers/Regulations

Connecticut State Department of Education

State Department of Education

450 Columbus Boulevard

Hartford, CT 06103

Mailing address:

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification

P.O. Box 150471

Hartford, CT 06155-0471

Phone: 860 713-6969

Email: teacher.cert@ct.gov

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Services/Teachers-and-Administrators/Certification

 

DELAWARE

Delaware Department of Education

https://www.doe.k12.de.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3504#oosdoc

https://www.doe.k12.de.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3485#dgdoc

https://www.doe.k12.de.us/page/3497

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center

License & Certification

35 Commerce Way, Suite 1

Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302 857-3388

Email: deeds@doe.k12.de.us

Website: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3477

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

https://osse.dc.gov/page/school-service-provider-certification

https://osse.dc.gov/page/teacher-certification#option1

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

1050 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-6436
Email: osse@dc.gov

Website: https://osse.dc.gov/page/teacher-certification

 

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Certification

http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/administrative-rules/6a-4-0181.stml

http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/pathways-routes/teacher-edu-program-graduates.stml

Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Certification

Room 201, Turlington Building

325 West Gaines Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Phone: 800.445.6739

Website: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/

 

GEORGIA

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

https://www.gapsc.com/Rules/Current/Certification/505-2-.144.pdf?dt=<%#Eval('strTimeStamp') %>

https://www.gapsc.com/Certification/CertFieldsAndEndorsements/service.aspx

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

200 Piedmont Avenue SE

Suite 1702, West Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334-9032

Phone: 404 232-2500 (Metro Atlanta and Long Distance Line)

Phone:  800 869-7775 (Toll Free Outside the Metro Atlanta Area)

Email: mail@gapsc.com

Website: https://www.gapsc.com/ProspectiveEducator/ProspectiveEducator.aspx

 

HAWAII

Hawaii Teachers Standards Board

http://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/wp-content/uploads/where-to-go-2-color.pdf

https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/preparation-programs-2/

Hawaii Teachers Standards Board

650 Iwilei Rd Suite 268

Honolulu, HI 96817

Phone: 808.586.2600 

Email: htsb@hawaii.gov

Website: https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/permits-and-license-types/

 

IDAHO

Idaho State Department of Education

https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/08/080202.pdf#page=17

https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/apply/out-of-state.html

Idaho State Department of Education

Len B. Jordan Office Building

650 West State Street, 3rd Floor

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208 332-6882

Email: certification@sde.idaho.gov 

Website: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/index.html

 

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Board of Education

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/PEL-School-Support-Ed-Lic.aspx

Illinois State Board of Education

100 North First Street

Springfield, IL 62777

Phone: 217 557-6763

Email: licensure@isbe.net

Website: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Licensure.aspx

 

INDIANA

Indiana Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing

https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/licensing/rules-educator-preparation-and-accountability-repa-may-2010.pdf

https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/teacher#OutState

Indiana Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensing

South Tower, Suite 600

115 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317 232-6610

Email: licensinghelp@doe.in.gov

Website:  https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing

 

IOWA

Iowa Board of Education Examiners

https://www.boee.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/172_173-elementary_secondary_school_counselor.pdf

https://www.boee.iowa.gov/endorsement/professional-school-counselor-5-12

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

701 East Court Avenue, Suite A

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515 725-2146

Website: https://www.boee.iowa.gov/

 

KANSAS

Kansas State Department of Education Teacher Licensure and Accreditation

https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure/License-Application/Form-2-Out-of-State

https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/TLA/Licensure/Licensure%20Documents/Form%202%20Initial%20Out%20of%20State.pdf

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation

Kansas Department of Education

900 SW Jackson St.

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785 296-228

 

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=30

http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220

http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=212

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

300 Sower Blvd

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502 564-5846

Phone toll-free: 888 598-7667

Email: KDElicensure@education.ky.gov

Website: http://www.epsb.ky.gov/

 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Department of Education

https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=12311129

https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=12311128

Louisiana Department of Education

1201 North Third

Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 94064

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Phone: 877 453-2721

Website:  https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Default.aspx

 

MAINE

https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/requirements

https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial

Maine Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: 207 624-6603
Email: cert.doe@maine.gov

Website: https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert

 

MARYLAND

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/13a/13a.12.03.02.htm

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/apply/Out-of-State.aspx

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/apply/Out-of-State-Certificate.aspx

Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410 767-0412

Phone 866 772-8922

Website: http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/index.aspx

 

MASSACHUSETTS

http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/out-state-applicants.html

https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/elar/licensurehelp/LicenseRequirementsCriteriaPageControl.ser

Massachusetts Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure

75 Pleasant Street

Malden, MA 02148

Phone: 781 338-6600

Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/

 

 

MICHIGAN

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/School_Counselor_License_558715_7.PDF

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Out_Of_State_Applicants_534635_7.pdf

Michigan Department of Education

P.O. Box 30008

608 West Allegan Street

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517 241-5000

Email: MDE-EducatorHelp@michigan.gov

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795---,00.html

 

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Department of Education

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/8710.6400/

https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/requirements/

Minnesota Department of Education

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite333

St. Paul, MN 55109-5111

Phone: 651 539-4200

Email: pelsb@state.mn.us

Website: https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/apply/

 

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure (OEL)

https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/K12

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure (OEL)

359 North West Street

P.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Phone: 601 359-3483

Email:teachersupport@mdek12.org

Website: https://www.mdek12.org/OEL

 

MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Education

Educator Quality

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/out-state-information

https://dese.mo.gov/governmental-affairs/dese-administrative-rules/incorporated-reference-materials/compendium

Missouri Department of Education

Educator Quality

Educator Certification

P.O Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Phone: 573 751-0051

Email: certification@dese.mo.gov

Website: https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification

 

MONTANA

Montana Office of Public Instruction

http://opi.mt.gov/Class6SpecSC

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Attention: Educator Licensure

P.O. Box 202501

Helena, MT 59620-2501

Phone: 406.444.3150

Email: cert@mt.gov

Website: http://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

 

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Education

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Clean_Rule24_2018wlinks.pdf

https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/

Nebraska Department of Education

Teacher Certification

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Phone: 402 471-0739

Website:  https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/

Email: nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

 

NEVADA

http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/School_Counselor_License/

Nevada Department of Education

Nevada Educator Licensure

Las Vegas Office (Serving Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties)

2080 E. Flamingo Rd, Suite 210

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: 702 486-6458

Carson City Office (Serving all remaining Nevada Counties)

700 East Fifth Street

Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: 775 687-9115

Email: license@doe.nv.gov

Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Department of Education

Bureau of Credentialing

https://nhdoepm.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CHD/pages/190513160/New+Applicant+or+Add+an+Endorsement#Endorsement-Requirements

New Hampshire Department of Education

Bureau of Credentialing

101 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301-3494

Phone: 603 271-4134

Website:  https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm

 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Board of Education

Office of Certification and Induction

https://www.nj.gov/education/license/esp/

New Jersey State Board of Education

Office of Certification and Induction

100 Riverview Plaza

P.O. Box 500

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Phone: 609 292-2070

Website:  https://www.nj.gov/education/license/

 

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Public Education Department

Professional Licensure Bureau

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/how-to-apply/school-counselor-pre-k-12/

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/applications-and-forms-for-licensure/

New Mexico Public Education Department

Professional Licensure Bureau

Jerry Apodaca Building

300 Don Gaspar, Room 103

Santa Fe, NM  87501

Phone: 505 827.5\821

Email: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us

Website:  https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure/licensure-administrators-and-student-services

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Physical address:

301 North Wilmington Street

Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

Mailing address:

6301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-6301

Phone: 919 716 -1800

Phone: 800-577-7994 (toll-free within North Carolina

 

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

https://www.nd.gov/dpi/educators/credentials-and-certificates

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

600 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck,  ND 58505

Phone: 701.328.2260

Website:  https://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

2718 Gateway Ave

Suite 204

Bismarck, ND 58503-0585

Phone: 701 328-9641

Email: espbinfo@nd.govWebsite: http://www.nd.gov/espb/

 

OHIO

Ohio Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License/Pupil-Services-Licenses

Ohio Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure

25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 504

Columbus, OH 43215-4183

Phone: 614 466-3593

Phone: 877 644-6338 (toll free)

Email: educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov

Website: http://education.ohio.gov/Teachers

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Department of Education Teacher Certification

https://sde.ok.gov/traditional-path-oklahoma-teacher-certification

Oklahoma State Department of Education Teacher Certification

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599

Phone: 405.521.3337

Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification

https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/first-time-license.aspx

 

OREGON

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Out_of_State.aspx

https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspx

https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/first-time-license.aspx

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

250 Division Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503 378-3586

Email: For eLicensing issues online.tspc@oregon.gov

Email: For all other issues contact.tspc@oregon.gov

Website: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Division of Certification Services

https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/OutOfState/Pages/Completed-Approved-Preparation-Program-Outside-of-Pennsylvania.aspx

https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/OutOfState/Pages/default.aspx

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Division of Certification Services

333 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 171126-0333

Phone: 717 787-3824

Website:  https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/default.aspx

 

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Department of Education

https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/RICertificationRequirementsandApplications.aspx

https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/PathstoCertification.aspx#23212-reciprocity

Rhode Island Department of Education

255 Westminster Street, 4th Floor

Providence, RI 02903-3400

Email: eqac@ride.ri.gov

Phone: 401 222-8893

Website: https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Department of Education Office of Educator Services

https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/aspiring-educators/educator-preparation-programs/online-educator-preparation-programs/

https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/aspiring-educators/

https://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/certification-legislation-and-policy/certification-statutes/

South Carolina Department of Education Office of Educator Services

8301 Parklane Road

Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803.896.0325

Email: certification@ed.sc.gov

Website: http://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Department of Education Office of Educator Certification

https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=24:28

https://doe.sd.gov/certification/counselor.aspx

South Dakota Department of Education Office of Educator Certification

800 Governors Drive

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605.773.3134

Email: certification@state.sd.us

Website: http://www.doe.sd.gov/certification/

 

TENNESSEE

Tennessee State Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing

https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing/educator-licensure/new-to-education.html

https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing/educator-licensure/out-of-state-educators.html

Tennessee State Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing

Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615 532-4885

Email: educator.licensing@tn.gov

Website: https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing.html

 

TEXAS

Texas Education Agency

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=19&pt=7&ch=239&rl=15

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/additional-certifications/student-services-certificates

Texas Education Agency

William B. Travis Building

1701 North Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512 936-8400

Website: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification

 

UTAH

Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

https://schools.utah.gov/file/bd7a62f5-080b-4252-ac46-e7828edad3de

Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

250 East 500 South

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Phone: 801 538-7740

Website: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing

 

VERMONT

State of Vermont Agency of Education

https://education.vermont.gov/educator-licensure/licensed-vermont-educators/transcript-review

https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/Rules%20Governing%20the%20Licensing%20of%20Educators_9_20_2019.pdf

State of Vermont Agency of Education

1 National Life Drive, Davis 5

Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

Phone: 802 828-34400

Email:  aoc.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

Website:  https://education.vermont.gov/educator-licensure

 

VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Education Department of Teacher Education and Licensure

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter23/

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/info_out-of-state_online_programs.pdf

Virginia Department of Education

James Monroe Building

101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804 371-2522

Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/

 

WASHINGTON

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/regulations-and-reports

https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/educational-staff-associate-certificates/esa-first-time-applicant

https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/educational-staff-associate-certificates

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Old Capitol Building

600 South Washington

P.O. Box 47200

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Phone: 360 725-6400

Website: https://www.k12.wa.us/certification

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Department of Education

http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/

https://wvde.us/certification-and-professional-preparation/certification/application-forms/form-20r-application-instructions/

West Virginia Department of Education

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304.558-7010

Website:  https://wvde.us/certification-and-professional-preparation/certification/

 

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/oos

https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing/programs/rules-statute

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

125 South Webster Street

P.O. Box 7841

Madison, WI 53707

Contact form: http://dpi.wi.gov/support/contact-educator-licensing

Website: https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing

 

WYOMING

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/additional-school-personnel

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

1920 Thomes Avenue, Suite 100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Phone: 307 777-7291

Website:  http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/becoming-licensed/

 

Updated:  February 20, 2020

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