What do SREB States’ Policies Say About Teacher Certification for Charter School Teachers?
During October 2016, a gubernatorial staffer from Kentucky helping to design a state framework asked the educator effectiveness team to share state policies pertaining to teacher certification and licensure for charter school teachers.
Our team created a briefing that categorizes state policies for charter school teacher certification in four ways.
- mandates all charter school teachers to hold a valid license
- waives certification rules for charters
- allows charters to pursue waivers from state certification rules
- authorizes certain percentages of charter school educators to be non-certified
The briefing includes an inventory of the prevalence of each category in the SREB region and summarizes each state’s relevant legislation.