Becoming a Teacher of Blind Students

The process and the requirements for becoming a teacher of blind students vary from state to state. For your convenience, we have compiled a list that includes links to each state's department of education, along with the phone number of and link to the licensing entity for each state. Your state office will be able to provide you the most up-to-date information about becoming a teacher of blind students in your area. If you run across any problems, feel free to contact us for assistance.

 

Alabama
334-242-9977
Teacher Education and Certification Office

Alaska
907-465-2831
Teacher Education and Certification Office

Arizona
602-542-4367
Certification Unit

Arkansas
501-682-4342
Professional Licensure

California
916-445-7254
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Colorado
303-866-6628
Educator Licensing Unit

Connecticut
860-713-6543
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification

Delaware
302-735-4120
Office of Certification and Professional Development

District of Columbia
202-741-5881
Educator Licensing and Quality

Florida
800-445-6739
Bureau of Educator Certification

Georgia
404-232-2500
Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Hawaii
808-586-3230
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Idaho
208-332-6881
Office of Certification & Professional Standards

Illinois
217-782-4321
Division of Educator Certification, Recertification and Preparation

Indiana
317-232-9010
Office of Educator Licensing and Development

Iowa
515-281-3245
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Kansas
785-291-3678
Teacher Education and Licensure Office

Kentucky
502-564-4606
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

Louisiana
225-342-3490
Division of Certification and Preparation

Maine
207-624-6603
Administrator and Teacher Certification

Maryland
410-767-0412
Certification Branch

Massachusetts
781-338-3000
Gateway for Educators of Massachusetts

Michigan
517-373-3324
Teacher Certification

Minnesota
651-582-8691
Division of Educator Licensing

Mississippi
601-359-3483
Office of Educator Licensure

Missouri
573-751-4212
Educator Certification

Montana
406-444-3150
Educator Licensure

Nebraska
402-471-0739
Teacher Certification

Nevada
702-486-6458
Nevada Teacher Licensure

New Hampshire
603-271-2409
Bureau of Credentialing

New Jersey
609-292-2070
Office of Licensure and Credentials

New Mexico
505-827-5821
New Mexico Public Education Department Licensure Bureau

New York
518-474-3901
Office of Teaching Initiatives

North Carolina
919-807-3310
NC Department of Public Instruction, Licensure Section

North Dakota
701-328-9641
Education Standards and Practices Board

Ohio
614-466-3593
Office of Educator Licensure

Oklahoma
405-521-3337
Professional Standards and Certification

Oregon
503-378-3586
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Pennsylvania
717-787-3356
Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality, Division of Certification Services

Rhode Island
401-222-4600
Office of Educator Quality and Certification

South Carolina
803-734-8466
Office of Educator Certification

South Dakota
605-773-3553
Office of Accreditation & Teacher Quality

Tennessee
615-532-4885
Office of Teacher Licensing of the Tennessee Department of Education

Texas
888-863-5880
State Board for Educator Certification

Utah
801-538-7740
Educator Quality & Licensing

Vermont
802-828-2445
Vermont Department of Education's Licensing Office

Virginia
800-292-3820
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure

Washington
360-725-6400
Certification

West Virginia
800-982-2378
Certification

Wisconsin
608-266-1027
Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing

Wyoming
307-777-6261
Professional Teaching Standards Board