The State Department of Education has released an updated list of temporary emergency endorsements, effective for the 2022–23 school year.
These emergency certifications can only be issued to educators who already hold a certificate in a teaching area to temporarily authorize them to teach in another area. The decision to apply must be made mutually by the requesting district and the teacher for whom the temporary permit is sought.
The temporary emergency endorsements for 2022-23 are:
- Emergency Generalist, PK–8 (#201) and Emergency Generalist, 7–12 (#202)
- Emergency Teacher of English Language Learners, PK–12 (#204)
- Emergency PK authorization for Comprehensive Special Education, K–12 (#205)
New Professional Educator Certificates Increasing in Duration Starting July 1
Separately, a new statute will be implemented as of July 1 that increases the duration of professional certificates from five to 10 years. It does not, however, apply to any teaching certificates that expire before June 30—those will stay at five years in duration.
Professional educator certificates that expire on or after June 30, 2022, will be reissued upon application, effective July 1, 2022, as 10-year certificates. No certificates will be reissued automatically. An application is required, and educators may not apply to renew their professional educator certificates more than 6 months prior to their current expiration date.
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