Reciprocity (Per HEA Licensure and Certification Requirements): Obtaining Certification in Other States
Are you planning to relocate to another state? While New Jersey is a participant in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, it does not have automatic reciprocity with other states.
Kean University alumni who are certified and licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Education, who intend to seek licensure in another state, should contact that state’s licensing agency. States retain the ability to determine certification requirements. Other State Departments of Education may choose to have additional requirements for educators seeking certification in their state.
Candidates coming to New Jersey from another state should consult the State of New Jersey, Department of Education for requirements and information on out-of-state reciprocity. For more information, visit: https://www.nj.gov/education/license/out/reciprocity.htm.
Below is a list of State Departments of Education with which New Jersey has "full-reciprocity" for teacher, administrative and support professional certification/licensure and do not have any additional requirements for educators who are seeking certification in another state:
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Note: Each state is responsible for its certification/licensure requirements, which may change without notice to NASDTEC, Kean University or the NJ Department of Education. All prospective licensure candidates with questions regarding reciprocity should be submitted to each state's department of education.
For more information on reciprocity, please see the link: https://www.ecs.org/teacher-license-reciprocity-state-profiles/ .