Expand Your Opportunities with Licensure
Professional licensure is a goal of many Capella University students. Understanding licensure requirements is the first step to becoming a professional in the education field. This overview is designed to deepen your understanding. We have organized this section into 3 equally important sections: exploring licensure options, preparing for licensure, and maintaining your license. Because every state has different requirements, we also provide a section with links to licensing authorities in each state.
Understand educator licensing and identify the license that matches your career goals. Also, determine if a Capella degree program will meet licensure requirements in your state.
- Educator Licensing
- Types and Levels of Licenses
- License Requirements
- Licensure Research
- Informational Interviewing
Prepare for Your Licensure
Plan for important steps in your licensing process. Find strategies for securing a site for student teaching and field experiences.
Maintain Your License
Understand the requirements for maintaining your license and consider how your career goals or life circumstances may require you to know about advanced licenses opportunities and licenses in other states.
To access the appropriate licensing board or agency website, go to the State Resources page.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who issues licenses?
- What are the requirements for licensure?
- How do I know if Capella's program will be accepted in my state?