Certification Renewal Chart

Conditional Certificate
Standard Professional Certificate I
Standard Professional Certificate II
Advanced Professional Certificate
Advanced Professional Certificate (Senior Exemption)
Valid 2 Years
Valid 5 Years
 Valid 5 Years
 Valid 5 Years
 Valid 5 Years
 
Complete all appropriate course work & Praxis I & II tests to meet SPC I Requirements
Praxis tests to be completed in first year of validity.
 
Present 6 credits of acceptable course work.
 
Complete approved Master's Degree Program or complete Master's equivalency ( 36 credits of educational course work )
6 credits completed during validity period.
Present 6 credits of approved course work or MSDE In service or CCPS Renewal Credits taken during validity period of certificate
Be 55 years old or older or have 25 years of acceptable school experience
 
Verification of 3 years satisfactory professional experience
 
 
 
Submit certification fee
(via payroll deduction)
Submit certification fee
(via payroll deduction)
Submit certification fee
(via payroll deduction)
Submit renewal fee
(via payroll deduction)
Submit renewal fee
(via payroll deduction)
Can be renewed only upon request by local Superintendent
Can be renewed only upon request by local Superintendent
May not be renewed
Renewed every 5 years
Renewed every 5 years
Teachers may not receive tenure under this certificate
 
 
 
This continues at the discretion of our local Superintendent
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Reading Requirement : Effective January, 1999 MSDE passed regulatory amendments that increase the amount of reading course work teachers must have. Regular and Special Education teachers at elementary and early childhood levels must complete 12 semester hours in specific reading course work. Regular and special education teachers at secondary level, as well as teachers with N-12 certification, have to complete 6 semester hours in specific reading course work. These course work requirements are consistent for teachers applying for initial certification and those seeking renewal.

* Validity date changes were made as of January 1, 2003.

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