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How to Become a Teacher in Wyoming: Teacher Certification

These are the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Wyoming. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

For information on teaching salaries in Wyoming, see here.

Traditional Approach for the Wyoming Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university.
  2. Teacher Preparations: This may include teacher prep courses, student teaching and other types of internships. In order to receive a Wyoming Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid.
  3. Pass a course on the US Constitution and the Wyoming Constitution, along with passing a test.
  4. Pass the Praxis (PTBS) competency exam.
  5. Order fingerprint cards from (307) 777-7291.
  6. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
      • have the Institutional Recommendation section filled out by your certifcation officer
      • have the Verification of Experience section filled out by the Wyoming School Board Chair (if necessary)
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Application fee of $145 payable to Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
    • Mail to:
      Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
      1920 Thomas Ave. Suite 400
      Cheyenne, WY 82002
      (307) 777-7291
  7. Do you want to renew your Wyoming Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for a Wyoming Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can still teach in Wyoming before you complete the teacher education program through a program called the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching.

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university.
  2. Be employed by a Wyoming school district.
  3. Call (307) 777-7291 for more information.

Sources:

  1. Educational Testing Service, https://www.ets.org/
  2. Renewal Requirements of Wyoming Educator License or Permit, Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board, http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Licensure/RenewingaLicenseorPermit/tabid/67/Default.aspx

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