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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 157. States requiring testing for initial certification of elementary and secondary teachers, by skills or knowledge assessment and state: 2005 and 2006
State Assessment for certification, 2005 Assessment for certification, 2006
Basic
skills exam
Subject-
matter exam
Knowledge of teaching exam Assessment
of teaching performance
Basic
skills exam
Subject-
matter exam
Knowledge of teaching exam Assessment
of teaching performance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alabama X X X X X X X X
Alaska X      
Arizona   X X     X X  
Arkansas X X X X X X X X
California X   X X   X
                 
Colorado
Connecticut X (1) X X X (1) X X
Delaware X X     X X    
District of Columbia X X X X
Florida X X X   X X X  
                 
Georgia X X     X X    
Hawaii X X X X X X
Idaho   X X X   X X X
Illinois X X X   X X X  
Indiana X X   X X X   X
                 
Iowa  
Kansas   X X     X X  
Kentucky   X X X   X X X
Louisiana X X X X X X X X
Maine
                 
Maryland X X X X X X X X
Massachusetts X X   X X X   X
Michigan X X   X X X   X
Minnesota X X X   X X X  
Mississippi
                 
Missouri X X   X X X   X
Montana                
Nebraska X      
Nevada X
New Hampshire X X     X X    
                 
New Jersey
New Mexico X X X X X X X X
New York   X X     X X  
North Carolina
North Dakota
                 
Ohio   X X X
Oklahoma
Oregon X X
Pennsylvania X X X X X X X X
Rhode Island     X X     X X
                 
South Carolina   X X     X X  
South Dakota
Tennessee X X X   X X X  
Texas
Utah   X   X   X   X
                 
Vermont X X     X X    
Virginia X X X   X X X  
Washington X X   X X X   X
West Virginia X X X X X X X X
Wisconsin X X     X X    
Wyoming    
X State requires testing.
—Not available.
1 Subject-matter exams are required for persons seeking Connecticut certification in the fol­lowing areas: art, biology, business education, chemistry, earth science, elementary educa­tion, English, family and consumer sciences, French, general science, German, health education, Italian, mathematics, middle school English, middle school mathematics, middle school science, middle school social studies, music, physical education, physics, Russian, social studies, Spanish, special education, and technology education.
SOURCE: National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, The NASDTEC Manual on the Preparation & Certification of Educational Personnel in the United States & Canada, 2005 and 2006. (This table was prepared August 2006.)