The Professional Certificate is the advanced level certificate.
It is normally awarded to holders of the Residency Certificate who complete the ProTeach Portfolio, but may sometimes be awarded to out-of-state
applicants in lieu of the Residency.
The candidate must have completed:
Issues of Abuse. The candidate must have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
Testing. Out-of-state applicants applying for the professional teacher certificate in lieu of the residency shall successfully complete all required testing.
* Teachers with valid National Board Certification are exempt from certain testing requirements. Please see teacher assessments for details.
- Out-of-state applicants must pass a basic skills test (WEST-B) within 12 months of receiving a temporary permit*. See teacher assessments.
- Out-of-state applicants must pass an endorsement content knowledge test (WEST-E/NES) within 12 months of receiving a temporary permit*. See teacher assessments.
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