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Want to pursue teaching and need a credentialing service? Take a look at the NACES credential evaluation services we partner with to make the process smoother.

If you aspire to embark on a teaching career, obtaining a teaching certification is a vital step. One of the requirements for U.S. certification is a bachelor’s degree. If you obtained your bachelor’s degree from an institution outside of the United States, you will be required to submit a transcript evaluation when applying for certification to demonstrate your degree equivalency.

That’s why Moreland University requires a transcript evaluation to be admitted to our programs; we want to ensure that you meet the requirements and qualify for a U.S. teaching certification before enrolling in a teacher preparation program. Moreland University is here to provide guidance and illuminate the benefits that NACES evaluation services offer.

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At Moreland University, we’re dedicated to streamlining the process of obtaining your teacher certification by utilizing a credentialing service, so you can focus on achieving your career goals with ease.

Embark on your journey towards a fulfilling career in teaching. Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation and master’s degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goals, wherever you are in the world.

Credential Evaluation Services

What are transcript evaluations?

Transcript evaluations are an essential requirement for individuals who have obtained their bachelor’s degree from educational institutions outside of the United States or its territories. To ensure accurate recognition and equivalency of your academic achievements, it is necessary to undergo a thorough course-by-course evaluation of your official baccalaureate degree transcript.

By undergoing a transcript evaluation, you provide educational institutions, employers, and licensing boards with comprehensive insights into your educational background, enabling fair and informed decisions regarding admissions, employment, or professional certifications.

What is the purpose of a transcript evaluation?

Their purpose is to determine the equivalency of foreign degrees and academic achievements to the educational standards in the United States. These assessments help individuals, educational institutions, and employers make informed decisions regarding academic placements, employment, and professional licensure.

The goal of these services is to ensure that academic achievements earned outside of the United States are recognized and utilized fairly and equitably.

Who needs a transcript evaluation?

Transcript evaluations are necessary for any applicant that was educated outside of the U.S. or its territories. If you are seeking admission to a U.S. university or teacher preparation program, like Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program, or are seeking to obtain a teaching license in the U.S. you will need to have an official transcript evaluation.

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How much does a transcript evaluation cost?

The cost of a transcript evaluation can vary depending on several factors, including the service provider, the level of evaluation required (such as course-by-course evaluation or a general overview), and any additional services requested. General prices can range anywhere from around $50 to $300 or more.

Moreland University collaborates with four NACES-approved credential evaluation organizations to assist applicants in reducing their fees for the evaluation of their credentials: Educational Credential Evaluators, International Education Evaluations, Spantran, and World Education Services.

It’s important to note that these figures are estimates and may differ based on the specific requirements of the evaluation and the provider you choose.

Moreland University requires a course-by-course evaluation, as it will be the most transferable to other programs and licensing applications.

The exact type of transcript evaluation that you need is dependent on the program you are applying to and your long term goals. However, a course-by-course evaluation is the most versatile and will satisfy the requirements for all programs and teacher licensing in your future. Moreland University requires a course-by-course evaluation for our TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program and our master’s in education programs.

You will need to have your official baccalaureate degree transcript from non‐U.S. institutions evaluated for educational equivalence by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member agency.

NACES – Best Foreign Degree Evaluation in the U.S.

NACES evaluations are an important step for individuals seeking to have their foreign academic credentials recognized and utilized in the United States.

All applicants/candidates to Moreland University who have bachelor’s degrees from outside of the U.S. will need to complete a transcript evaluation through a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member organization.

Any NACES member organization is acceptable, but Moreland University has partnered with four organizations to streamline this process.

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Educational Credential Evaluators

  • Course-by-course evaluations cost $190
  • Must go through Moreland-specific landing page linked above
  • Follow ECE’s resource document guidelines
  • ECE will send Moreland the final report

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International Education Evaluations

  • Offers evaluation at a discounted rate of $145
  • Full Cost Breakdown:
    • $145 for a Course-by-Course
    • $50 for Verification Fee
    • $60 flat fee per page for translation requests (Can translate any language)
  • Must go through Moreland-specific landing page to receive discount
  • Follow IEE’s documentation requirements for evaluation
  • IEE does not charge per document but has a fixed rate for the evaluation fee. This is ideal if you have multiple degrees to evaluate
  • IEE will send the final report to Moreland through the Institution portal

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  • Spantran is best used for candidates who have 4-year degrees
  • Discount available for $170 USD
  • Must go through Moreland-specific landing page linked above
  • Follow Spantran’s document requirements
  • Spantran does offer translation services for a fee
  • Moreland will receive the evaluation report where it will be uploaded to the candidate’s platform

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World Education Services

  • Evaluation will cost $163 USD
  • Create your account at
  • Select the course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA option (WES Basic) to ensure your evaluation meets our requirements for admission review
  • To have your evaluation sent to Moreland, please add us as a recipient in your account
  • Once you have completed your application, follow the instructions for submitting the required documents. After all required documents have been received in accordance with the instructions outlined by WES, the evaluation will be completed within 7 business days.
  • If you have any questions throughout the application process, please reach out directly to WES Customer Service through your account portal. You can also refer to the Help Center for answers to frequently asked questions.
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How to Obtain a NACES Credentials Evaluation

The steps to obtain a NACES credentials evaluation vary depending on the specific evaluation service provider you choose. However, in general, the process involves:

  1. Choose a NACES evaluation service provider, like Educational Credential Evaluators, International Education Evaluations, Spantran, or World Education Services.
  2. Complete and submit the evaluation application.
  3. Provide official academic transcripts and supporting documents.
  4. Pay the required fees for the evaluation.
  5. Wait for the evaluation to be completed, which can take several weeks depending on the service provider.
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At Moreland University, we are committed to ensuring a seamless and efficient journey for candidates seeking evaluation services. With our invaluable support in navigating the evaluation process, partnership with NACES, and unwavering dedication to comprehensive assistance, we strive to simplify and streamline your path.

Whether you are pursuing our TEACH-NOW program or our master’s in education programs, you can rely on our expertise to guide you every step of the way. Join us at Moreland University and let NACES evaluation services pave the way for your successful teaching career in the United States. Your future starts here.

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