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Adding a Grade Level to a Teacher License

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.

There are five different pathways an educator could use to add an additional grade/developmental level to their license.

  1. License Based on a Content Test Pathway
  2. Post-Baccalaureate Pathway
  3. Alternative Route Program Pathway
  4. License Based on Equivalency Pathway
  5. Out-of-State Pathway

To determine which of the above pathways you are eligible for, please visit the pages above and read through the information presented there. To follow the Post-Baccalaureate Pathway, contact one of our approved Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) and have them evaluate your transcripts and other professional development to determine what they would require to endorse you for the additional grade levels.

If a district conducts a search and cannot find a licensed candidate, they can hire a teacher who is not licensed in that grade level if they request a One-Year License with Stipulations.  However, to renew a One-Year License with Stipulations for an additional year, the teacher must show progress towards earning the new grade levels.