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Don't some states require a teaching license?

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:06 pm
by Spitcairn
I was just wondering if some states required a teaching license, I thought for some reason that some states didi? With all the talk about what's going on in Cali, is that different than a certified teacher? :oops:

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:13 pm
by Theodore
I don't think there's any state that requires a teaching license. Even CA is unlikely to keep that precedent on the books, considering the number of homeschoolers there and the fact that the governor and the some of the people running the courts have already spoken out against it. Given, there are some pretty restrictive states, but you can usually homeschool either with a college degree and/or as part of an "umbrella" private school, at the very least.

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:57 pm
by Spitcairn
So you have to have a college degree in order to homeschool in some states? :?

What about requirements for something like a competency test?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:25 am
by Decrease
Spit,

School districts are not required to be competent to teach your kids :D

Had to put that one in.

Derick

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:58 am
by elliemaejune
Spitcairn wrote:So you have to have a college degree in order to homeschool in some states? :?

What about requirements for something like a competency test?


No. In North Dakota, you have to have a teaching certificate *or* a BA, *or* a GED and be monitored for a year. That's the most restrictive state as far as qualifications to homeschool. No other state has that requirement.

No state requires a competency test.

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:48 pm
by Theodore
You're right, my mistake. This page on the HSLDA web site shows an overview of the US according to difficulty of homeschooling. I guess I remembered this part wrong:

...a high school diploma or GED and be monitored by a certified teacher during first two years of home instruction;


So you have to be monitored by a certified teacher, but you don't actually have to have a college degree yourself unless you don't want to be monitored.

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:39 pm
by isamama
I have two thoughts or questions on ND.

What if you have already successfully homeschooled for a number of years exceeding ND requirement (perhaps with one or two of your graduates in college) in another state and moved there?

Can anyone take a the national teacher's exam? It may have questions that would never pertain to us, or shouldn't. Like crowd control and other legal mumbo jumbo.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 4:15 am
by Theodore
They can't retroactively punish you for how you schooled in other states, if that's what you're asking.

As for teacher certification, the following may be useful:
http://www.teacher-world.com/certificat ... steps.html

The page doesn't seem to offer a very comprehensive list of colleges with teaching programs, but the rest of the info applies.

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:20 am
by 1to1tutor
All states require a teacher's certificate. Go to the state's website to find out how to get a PROVISIONAL teaching certificate -- and how long is it good for you to get your professional certificate.
Thank you!

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:25 pm
by elliemaejune
1to1tutor wrote:All states require a teacher's certificate. Go to the state's website to find out how to get a PROVISIONAL teaching certificate -- and how long is it good for you to get your professional certificate.
Thank you!

There are no states which require homeschooling parents to have a teaching credential.

California has never required it, BTW.