Texas Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

The state of Texas allows prospective teachers who currently hold valid teaching certifications in other states to be able to submit verification of their current credentials to qualify for teacher certification in Texas. If you have not currently met the required examination critieria for Texas, you may be issued a 1-year, non-renewable certification, during which, you will need to complete any deficits you may currently have. To learn more about the certification process for out-of-state teachers, explore the Texas Education Agency website, or call (512) 463-9734.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Texas.

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

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