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Virtual High Schools: Must Teachers Meet the Same Certification Requirements as Regular Classroom Teachers?
This database identifies the states in which teachers at state-level virtual high schools must meet the same employment and certification requirements as teachers in brick-and-mortar schools.
Why does it matter?
Students benefit from quality instruction.
While certification does not ensure quality, it establishes a baseline of expectation.
Twenty-five states require online teachers to meet the same requirements as classroom teachers.
One state (West Virginia) does not.
Information was not available to answer this question in two states.Methodology:
This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agencies, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.
Sources for all data points are available through this link
Last updated: December 3, 2007
Research conducted by Melodye Bush and Michael Colasanti. Please contact Melodye Bush (303.299.3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) with comments or questions about this database.