Check Your State’s Teaching Requirements
Click on the state map below to identify your state's teaching and certification requirements. Please note that requirements listed are subject to change at any time-even during enrollment.
If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher and live in a state that is not covered by the Master of Arts in Teaching's Iowa certification track, the Classroom Pathways Bundle, or the ECAP alliance, you must independently research and pursue certification in your state. States covered by our tracks or alliances include: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. On its own, the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track will not lead to certification nor will it assist you in becoming a teacher outside of those states.
If you live in a state not covered by one of our programs, you may still pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching's noncertification track in order to:
1. Boost your knowledge of the secondary education field and develop the professional competencies required of beginning teachers
2. Potentially benefit from a pay increase if your state pays more to teachers entering the field with a graduate degree.
Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for pay increase purposes. Students must independently research the requirements in their state or school system. We encourage you to find out your state's requirements by clicking on your state in the map below.