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Office of Educator Licensure

Adding a License

New Field

Licensed administrators may earn additional administrator licenses by passing the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL and completing a combination of prerequisite experience under a valid administrator license, a practicum, practicum-equivalent, or internship in the role of the license sought, and a performance assessment. (Please note that a performance assessment is currently only in place for the principal/assistant principal license.)

The supervisor/director license for directors, department heads, and curriculum specialists in core academic subjects at the secondary level has unique additional requirements. For specific requirement listings, please use the Licensure Requirements Tool.

New Level

A licensed principal/assistant principal may earn an additional principal/assistant principal license of the same type at a new level by completing one of the following: (a) a seminar/institute/course addressing the curriculum and developmental characteristics of the new age group or (b) a practicum/practicum equivalent or internship of 300 hours in the role and at the level of the license sought.

Last Updated: September 30, 2018

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