North Dakota

For educators who currently hold a five-year license, the relicensing requirement is six semester hours of college coursework. Courses are required to relate to education and/or the area of licensure. Each 1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour For more information, visit the North Dakota Department of Education website.


Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) has partnered with Ashland University which is an Accreditation University in Ohio: Click here to find accredited institutions approved to offer Educator Preparation programs in the state of Ohio. Educators currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school or community school are responsible for the design […]


Oklahoma educators can submit an Online Renewal Application to expedite the renewal process or if you prefer, submit the Application for Renewal of Oklahoma Standard Certificate form by mail to the Oklahoma State Department of Education along with a $50 processing fee (check, cashier’s check or money order) made payable to the Oklahoma State Department […]


Each license has various requirements for renewal, which include either 125 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for the renewal of a five-year license or 75 PDUs for a three-year license. You can earn PDUs by completing college courses, attending workshops and conferences, or participating in other learning activities intended to increase your effectiveness as an educator. […]


Continuing Professional Education is important in Pennsylvania. Act 48 of 1999 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education. Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is an approved ACT 48 […]

Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, we believe that high-quality professional learning (HQPL) consists of coherent learning experiences that are relevant, purposeful, systematic, and structured over a sustained period of time with the goal of improving and building upon educators’ practices and student outcomes. HQPL enables educators to impact student learning and well-being through the acquisition and application […]

South Carolina

A current, valid Professional certificate is issued for up to five school years and may be renewed based on eligible activities completed during the validity period. Please review the Expired Professional Certificates and Professional Certificate Extensions webpages for information on renewal eligibility beyond the validity of a Professional certificate. Educators must earn a minimum of […]

South Dakota

To renew a Professional Teaching Certificate, educators must complete six education-related credits with a minimum of three transcript credits. 2019 renewal applications should be submitted BEGINNING January 1, 2019. Five-year certificates are valid from the date of issuance through June 30 of the fifth year following the year of issuance. Renewal Requirements for Teachers Each […]


The Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 describes the use of professional development points (PDPs) for educator licensure advancement or renewal. Once educators staffed in a Tennessee public school enter their PDPs into TNCompass, appropriate district staff approve or deny PDPs based on state guidelines. If an educator is not staffed in a Tennessee public school at […]


Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is a pre-approved Texas CPE provider by the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency for educators Grades K-12. You can download a Listof CPE providers approved by TEA (Excel) For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions. We are pleased to provide engaging comprehensive online courses  for educators within the state of Texas. Each [...]


A professional license cycle is determined by the date a license is issued or renewed and ending on June 30th of the license expiration year. A Level 1 license is valid for 3 years, a Level 2 license is valid for 5 years, and a Level 3 license is valid for 7 years. If you [...]


Educators employed in a Vermont school will renew through their Local/Regional Standards Board. License Level I For educators renewing a three-year Level I license, each endorsement is required to have three credits (or 45 hours) of new professional learning. At least one credit (or 15 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge […]


Licenses for renewal may be submitted to the Office of Licensure any time after January 1 of the year of expiration. Renewal requests should not be submitted prior to January 1 of the year of expiration. (The Application for License Renewal is contained within the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.) Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual (Word) – [...]


This application is for those educators who are renewing their Continuing Certificate through the completion of 100 clock hours or equivalent college credits or Professional Growth Plans (PGP)s. 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal. NOTE: Educators applying to reinstate an expired [...]

West Virginia

All West Virginia licenses and certifications expire on June 30 of the last year of validity. The application for renewal must be submitted after January 1 of the year in which the license expires. Teaching certificate must be renewed every 3-5 years (depending on whether it is an Initial Professional Teaching Certificate or a Professional […]


There have been many recent changes to licensure in statute and rule. Please review the Latest Licensing News blog for updates on current licensing requirements. All applications to renew a license or permit are made in our Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. Requirements to renew a license or permit depend on the type of license […]


All Wyoming educators are required to complete Professional Development/Renewal Credits in order to renew a license or permit. Renewal requirements vary depending on the type of license or permit an applicant holds. The requirements for renewing your specific license or permit are listed on the reverse side of the license or permit itself. Please review […]

Creating Student Innovators, Grades K-12

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. What must teachers, parents, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that […]

Equalizing Mathematics Through Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expected to be able […]

Building Academic Language Skills and English Language Learners (ELL) through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse

It has been said that we are all language learners; we never learn all of the words in a given language. Our vocabulary continually expands as we learn new concepts and skills, or integrate new technology in our lives. For our students, the demands of the newer more rigorous state standards and increased instructional demand […]