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Table 3.13. State standards and requirements for arts education licensure, certification and professional development, by state: 2012
 
State State specifies arts requirements for initial licensure or certification of non-arts (generalist) teachers State specifies requirements for endorsement, licensure, or certification of arts teachers in one or more arts disciplines State specifies an alternative route to endorsements, certification or licensure of arts teachers or arts specialists State requires continuing education or recertification of arts teachers
United States1 37 51 41 41
         
Alabama Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alaska No Yes No No
Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes Yes
California Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Colorado Yes Yes Yes No
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delaware No Yes Yes Yes
District of Columbia No Yes Yes No
Florida Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Georgia No Yes Yes No
Hawaii No Yes No No
Idaho No Yes No Yes
Illinois Yes Yes Yes No
Indiana Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Iowa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kansas Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maine No Yes No Yes
         
Maryland Yes Yes Yes Yes
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Michigan Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minnesota Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Missouri Yes Yes Yes No
Montana Yes Yes Yes No
Nebraska Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nevada No Yes Yes No
New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Mexico No Yes Yes Yes
New York Yes Yes No Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes No Yes
North Dakota No Yes No Yes
         
Ohio Yes Yes No Yes
Oklahoma No Yes Yes No
Oregon Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes No Yes
         
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes
Utah No Yes Yes Yes
         
Vermont Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washington Yes Yes Yes Yes
West Virginia No Yes No Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wyoming No Yes Yes Yes
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: State of the States 2012: Arts Education State Policy Summary, Arts Education Partnership, 2012. Data Source.

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