Colorado Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Teacher certification applicants from other states have the opportunity to become teachers in Colorado if they have either taught as professionally certified teachers in their state or have completed a qualifying teacher education program in their state.

Colorado accepts applicants from member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Reciprocity Agreement who have signed a reciprocity agreement with Colorado. The following are the current (2012) states who have signed the reciprocity agreement with Colorado. For more information on the process of certification through reciprocity agreements, contact the Colorado Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing at (303) 866-6628.

Alabama Kansas New Jersey Tennessee
Arizona Louisiana New Mexico Texas
Arkansas Maine New York Utah
California Maryland North Carolina Vermont
Connecticut Massachusetts North Dakota Virginia
Delaware Michigan Ohio Washington
Florida Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Georgia Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Hawaii Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming
Idaho Nebraska Rhode Island  
Illinois Nevada South Carolina  
Indiana New Hampshire South Dakota