Educators Prepared Outside of the US
Applicants who have completed degrees and educator preparation at institutions outside of the US, may qualify for a DC educator credential, if the applicant:
- Holds the equivalent of a completed bachelor’s degree earned at an accredited US institution;
- Has completed an educator preparation program in the applicable subject area;
- Has passing scores for the basic skills, subject content and pedagogy exams required by the District of Columbia or has passed comparable exams in another state where the applicant holds a valid full credential/license.
Applicants with degrees and other studies completed at institutions outside of the US (including Canada) must submit a foreign credential equivalency report issued by an approved agency. The District of Columbia accepts foreign credential equivalency reports provided by the following entities: (1) organizations that have current membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); (2) accredited four-year colleges/universities; and (3) evaluation organizations that are approved by other state educator licensing/credentialing agencies for state certification purposes.
The report must include:
- A US equivalency degree summary statement;
- A course by course listing of all completed coursework that includes the grade earned and number of credit hours completed for each course;
- Please do not send diplomas, foreign transcripts, or any documents not printed in English.