Certification

List of Acceptable Level Certificates

TEACH Online ServicesThis guide indicates what certificates are acceptable for the issuance of a Conditional certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity provided the subject area and grade level are comparable to a NYS certificate. In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements or three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under a qualifying certificate in a subject area and grade level comparable to a NYS certificate.

Disclaimer: This guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability of any specific certificate remains with the New York State Education Department.

States Beginning with the Letter M

STATE LEVEL TITLE VALIDITY PERIOD SERVICE ACCEPTABLE
Maine 2 Provisional 2 Years Teacher Yes
3 Professional 5 Years Teacher Yes
Maryland 2 Professional Eligibility Certificate 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Professional Eligibility Certificate 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Professional Eligibility Certificate 5 Years Vocational Yes
2 Standard Professional I 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Standard Professional I 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Standard Professional I 5 Years Vocational Yes
2 Standard Professional II 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Standard Professional II 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Standard Professional II 5 Years Vocational Yes
3 Advanced Professional 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Advanced Professional 5 Years    
3 Advanced Professional 5 Years Vocational No
Massachusetts 1 Temporary License 1 Year Teacher No
1 Temporary License 1 Year Support Services Yes
1 Preliminary License 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Initial License 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Initial License 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Professional License 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Professional License 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Provisional with Advanced Standing 5 Years of employment Teacher Yes
2 Provisional with Advanced Standing 5 Years of employment Support Services Yes
3 Standard 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Standard 5 Years Support Services Yes
Michigan 1 Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization 1 Year Teacher No
2 Provisional Teaching Certificate Up to 6 years Teacher Yes
3 Professional Education Teaching Certificate 5 Years Teacher Yes
Minnesota 2 Entrance 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Standard 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Continuing 5 Years Teacher Yes
Mississippi 1 Special 3 Years Teacher No
1 Special 3 Years Support Services No
1 Special 3 Years Vocational Yes
2 Education Certification 5 Years Teacher Yes
2 Education Certification 5 Years Support Services Yes
2 Education Certification 5 Years Vocational Yes
3 Education Certification 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Education Certification 5 Years Support Services Yes
3 Education Certification 5 Years Vocational Yes
Missouri   Initial Professional Certificate 4 Years Teacher Yes
  Career Continuous Professional Certificate 99 Years Teacher Yes
Montana 1 Provisional, Class 5 3 Years Teacher No
2 Standard, Class 2 5 Years Teacher Yes
3 Professional, Class1 5 Years Teacher Yes
Last Updated: September 9, 2009