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Table 3.4. State standards and requirements for administrator licensure, by state: 2011–12
State State has standards
for licensure of
school administrators
State requirements for initial administrative licensure
Supervised internship Participation in mentoring or induction program
United States1 46 40 19
       
Alabama Yes Yes Yes
Alaska Yes Yes No
Arizona Yes No No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes
California Yes No No
       
Colorado Yes Yes Yes
Connecticut Yes Yes No
Delaware Yes No No
District of Columbia Yes Yes Yes
Florida Yes No No
       
Georgia Yes Yes No
Hawaii No No No
Idaho Yes No No
Illinois Yes Yes Yes
Indiana Yes No Yes
       
Iowa Yes Yes Yes
Kansas Yes Yes Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes
Maine Yes Yes No
       
Maryland Yes Yes No
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes
Michigan Yes Yes No
Minnesota Yes Yes No
Mississippi Yes Yes No
       
Missouri No Yes Yes
Montana Yes Yes No
Nebraska Yes Yes No
Nevada No Yes No
New Hampshire Yes No No
       
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes
New Mexico Yes Yes No
New York Yes Yes No
North Carolina Yes Yes No
North Dakota No No No
       
Ohio Yes Yes No
Oklahoma Yes Yes No
Oregon Yes Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes No
       
South Carolina Yes No Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes No
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes No
Utah Yes Yes No
       
Vermont Yes No No
Virginia Yes Yes No
Washington Yes Yes No
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes
Wyoming No Yes No
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source

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