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 […]

21st Century Learning and the 4Cs; Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity (Grades K-12)

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their […]

Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

The focus of this course is to support educators in identifying the needs of their English Language Learners and learning how to plan and facilitate a classroom where all learners can engage in structured interactions to develop and practice Academic English tied to content concepts. Teachers will be introduced to a seven-step process including; organizing […]

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom, Grades K-12

Before teachers can engage students with attention deficits in challenging “minds-on” activities, they must first fully understand the challenges and barriers to students’ learning that attention deficits may cause. Through this course and the embedded classroom activities, teachers will understand each of the characteristics of attention deficits and the situations in their classroom in which […]

An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Grades K-12

One of the greatest challenges today facing classroom teachers is to educate and to assist in the development of children who are knowledgeable, responsible, caring, and socially competent. This course is designed to help teachers learn about the importance and effectiveness of integrating social-emotional learning into classroom instruction. Throughout the course, participants will learn practical […]

Anti–Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K-12

The stereotype of a bully is that he’s male, overweight, and a stranger. But a lot of what we are learning about girls is that they hurt their friends. Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls This course provides an overview of relational aggression, female bullying, and the dynamics […]

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 […]

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades K-5

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary […]

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades 6-12

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary […]

Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

As teachers, We all have a wide range of learners in our classrooms, from the very bright to those with special needs. As we know, teachers are expected to meet the diverse needs of all groups of students who arrive at their classroom door. It is a monumental task for which many educators, despite their […]

Classroom Management Keeping it Positive (Elementary)

A positive classroom environment is a goal that we all look to create in our classrooms. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior. The reality of our everyday is that […]