Licensure Update

Licensure Update

Consistently high-performing teacher designation impacts professional license renewal requirements

1/18/2017

With adoption of State Board of Education language defining consistently high-performing teachers, certain educators with professional, lead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may not need to complete additional coursework or equivalent continuing education credits to renew their educator licenses.
 
An educator who meets the State Board definition of consistently high-performing teacher is exempt from the requirement to complete any additional coursework for the renewal of a professional educator license for the next renewal cycle. Beginning the afternoon of Jan. 18, the CORE licensure application will ask each local professional development committee chair or co-chair to indicate whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility criteria for the consistently high-performing teacher designation as they review professional licensure renewal requests. View the eligibility requirements here.
 
It is critically important that local professional development committees keep good records for consistently high-performing teachers to ensure these individuals can easily renew their licenses. Additionally, when such a teacher leaves a district, the local professional development committee should complete a verification form to indicate the individual’s eligibility as a consistently high-performing teacher. A sample verification form and more details are here