Adding New Areas to an Existing License

  • Individuals who hold a clear teaching license in one area can add an additional teaching area to their license by the following routes:
    • Completing an approved teacher education program in the additional area and meeting the federal requirement to be "highly qualified" in the additional teaching area
    • Passing the appropriate Subject Assessment testing requirements for the additional area
    • Completing 24 semester hours in the subject area with a grade of "C" or better in the subject area
    Individuals who hold a clear teaching license can also add a language area to the license by earning a rating of at least 'Intermediate High' proficiency on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Test and, if available, the Writing Proficiency Test

    Individuals licensed in Elementary Education and completed National Boards in Early Childhood Generalist can add Birth-Kindergarten to their license.

    All of these routes to adding an area to an existing license requires a non-refundable $60 licensure processing fee paid by VISA or MasterCard. Contact our licensure specialist to request assistance with adding an area to your license.

Licensure Specialist