Don't some states require a teaching license?

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Don't some states require a teaching license?

Postby Spitcairn » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:06 pm

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:
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Postby Theodore » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:13 pm

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.

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Postby Spitcairn » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:57 pm

So you have to have a college degree in order to homeschool in some states? :?

What about requirements for something like a competency test?
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Postby Decrease » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:25 am

Spit,

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

Had to put that one in.

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Postby elliemaejune » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:58 am

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.
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Postby Theodore » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:48 pm

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.

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Postby isamama » Thu May 08, 2008 10:39 pm

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.
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Postby Theodore » Sat May 10, 2008 4:15 am

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.

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Postby 1to1tutor » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:20 am

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.
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Postby elliemaejune » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:25 pm

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

California has never required it, BTW.
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