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Traditional Route to Licensure

Eligibility for licensure through the traditional route  is determined by the completion of a state approved educator preparation program at a college or university through a bachelor, post-baccalaureate or master’s degree program and recommendation for licensure from the institution. If you are applying for licensure through reciprocity from or through a recommendation from an education preparation program in New Mexico or South Dakota, please contact a licensing specialist at, as rules regarding reciprocity with these states is in the process of changing.

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Criminal Record Check

Criminal record checks are completed within the online application. All applicants must complete a fingerprint supported criminal record check.