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State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.

A Computer Science license (405/1405) is not required to teach all computer-related courses.  The teacher license required for each course is based on student standards upon which the course is based.  For example:

Computer Graphics

  • If the class is for business education credit, a Business Education (250/1250 or 251/1251 ) license is required.
  • If the class is for technical education credit, a Technical Education (220/1220) license is required,
  • If the class is for art credit, and Art (550/1550) license is required.

Computer Applications/Literacy

  • Computer application/literacy courses within specific disciplines may be taught by any teacher licensed in that discipline.
  • Any licensed Regular Education (777/1777) elementary teacher may teach computer literacy to his or her own self-contained classroom at the grade levels of the elementary education license.


Keyboarding taught in grades 7-12 must be taught by a licensed Business Education (250 or 251) teacher, OR a business education teacher with Keyboarding (previously typewriting) (265) license.

Keyboarding taught in grades lower than 7 must be taught using the following options:

  1. a business education teacher licensed for K-12
  2. a licensed elementary teacher instructing his or her own self-contained classroom
  3. a team consisting of a business education teacher licensed for grades 7-12 and the classroom teacher