What Policies Have SREB States Adopted to Address Emergency Teacher Certification?

Publication October 2016 | 2 pages

The Request

During October 2016, a legislative staff member from Oklahoma asked the educator effectiveness team for information about emergency teacher certification policies in SREB states.

Our Response

After conducting a policy scan, our team created a briefing that provides an overview of the policies in place in the eleven SREB states that authorize state education agencies, state boards of education or local district superintendents to issue temporary certificates.

These certificates allow school districts to fill vacant instructional positions, but in most cases, also require that district personnel perform due diligence to hire certified educators for open positions.

Emergency Teacher Certification: A Survey of SREB State Policies