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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Licensing Update 6/8/15

We are currently processing applications paid on:
  • 5-year renewals: April 25
  • Initial instate: May 8
  • Out-of-state: January 20
  • Emergency: May 19
  • Substitute: April 15
Changes we made for 2015 have greatly increased the percentage of applications that are complete as submitted, so we have been able to process applications faster this year.

New Pathways for Computer Science teacher license (1405)

The State Superintendent adopted the ETS Computer Science Praxis test for the License Based on a Content Test and the License Based on Equivalency pathways with a passing score of 171 effective June 8, 2015.

This means that an educator who holds a Professional, Master, or Life License in Mathematics (1400) can add a Computer Science license by scoring 171 or higher on ETS's new Computer Science Praxis test (#5651).  Also, an educator who completed an alternative route Computer Science preparation program in another state or has at least 3 years of Computer Science teaching experience in PK-12, postsecondary, and/or industry can now apply through our License Based on Equivalency pathway.

The following web pages still need to be updated, but they will have helpful information: