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How to Get a U.S. Teacher’s
License Online

Earn a U.S. Teaching License from Anywhere in the World

As an international educator, you understand the importance of acquiring the prestigious U.S. teacher certification to enhance your professional opportunities and expand your global teaching credentials.

At Moreland University, we offer a comprehensive program specifically designed for international educators like you, providing you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to navigate the U.S. licensure process.

Join us on this transformative journey as we guide you towards achieving your U.S. teaching license and opening doors to a world of endless possibilities in the international education landscape.

With Moreland University, you can get your teacher’s license online through our TEACH-NOW teacher preparation program or by getting a degree in education with our Master’s in Education programs.

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With the help of Moreland University, you can earn your teaching certification quickly and start making a positive difference in the lives of students across the world.

If you want to become a certified teacher, look no further than Moreland University. Our online teacher preparation program and master’s in education programs provide candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the classroom.

What is a U.S. Teaching License?

A U.S. teaching license, also known as a teaching certification or teaching credential, is an official document issued by a state or jurisdiction within the United States that grants individuals the legal authority to teach in public or private schools. It serves as proof that the holder has met the specific educational and professional requirements mandated by the state or jurisdiction to become a qualified teacher.

This license is essential for educators who wish to work as teachers in the U.S. and is often a requirement for employment in international schools, ensuring that teachers meet the standards set by the education system.

Who Needs a U.S. Teaching License?

A U.S. teaching license is typically required for individuals who wish to pursue a teaching career. While the specific requirements may vary by state, most public schools and many private schools in the U.S. require teachers to hold a valid teaching license.

Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program is an ideal option for individuals who live or work outside of the United States and need a U.S. teaching license. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to earn a teaching license.

Whether you’re an experienced teacher from another country looking to transition into the U.S. education system or a new educator aspiring to teach, Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW program provides the comprehensive training and support you need to succeed.

Benefits of Getting Your U.S. Teaching License

Earning a U.S. teaching license holds tremendous advantages for international educators who aspire to teach. It presents a unique opportunity to broaden your professional horizons and embark on a rewarding teaching journey in a diverse and vibrant educational landscape.

Key Benefits of Obtaining a U.S. Teaching License:

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Global Teaching Credentials:
Acquiring a U.S. teaching license enhances your global teaching credentials, making you more marketable not only in the United States but also worldwide. It showcases your ability to meet the rigorous standards of the U.S. education system, demonstrating your adaptability and commitment to excellence.

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Cultural Exchange and Exposure:
Teaching allows you to immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience, interact with students from diverse backgrounds, and broaden your perspectives.

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Professional Networking:
Pursuing a U.S. teaching license connects you with a vast network of educators, administrators, and professionals within the education community. Building these relationships can lead to collaborative opportunities, career advancement prospects, and the exchange of innovative teaching practices.

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Skill Enhancement:
The process of obtaining a U.S. teaching license exposes you to a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential pedagogical knowledge, instructional techniques, and
classroom management strategies specific to the U.S. education system.

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Career Advancement Opportunities:
Holding a U.S. teaching license opens doors to advancement within the field of education. It can lead to leadership roles, specialized teaching positions, and increased opportunities for professional growth and development.

How to Earn Your U.S. Teaching License Abroad

Earning a U.S. teaching license while residing abroad is a feasible endeavor that allows you to pursue a U.S. teaching license without needing to set foot in the country. It’s important to note that teaching licenses in the U.S. are issued by individual states, and each state has its own requirements.

Here are the steps to earning a U.S. teaching license abroad:
  1. Research State Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of the state where you plan to teach. Moreland University’s Guide to U.S. Teacher Certification serves as a comprehensive resource, offering step-by-step guidance for candidates, including international educators, seeking to obtain their U.S. teaching license. If you plan to teach outside of the United States, we recommend earning your teaching license from Washington, DC. Learn more here.
  2. Earn a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Complete a teacher preparation course, such as Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program.
  4. Pass required exams.
  5. Complete a background check.
  6. Complete any required documentation.
  7. Submit your application: Complete the application process as outlined by the state’s licensing board.
  8. Earn your U.S. teaching license.

Remember, you can accomplish these steps from abroad, thanks to the availability of online teacher preparation programs and remote testing options. Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW program provides the necessary support and resources for international candidates seeking a U.S. teaching license. You do not need to travel to the United States to complete any of these steps.

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Moreland University offers both a 9-month teacher preparation program and 12-month master’s programs in education.

You can pursue these while teaching under a provisional license.

Why Choose Moreland University

At Moreland University, we understand the unique needs of international candidates seeking a U.S. teaching license. Our collaborative approach to learning and dedicated faculty support makes us an ideal choice for your teacher certification journey. As pioneers in online global teacher education, we prioritize innovation and provide a comprehensive guide for international educators navigating the U.S. certification process.

We recognize that obtaining a U.S. teaching license can be a complex endeavor, as licenses are issued by individual states, each with its own requirements. To assist you, Moreland University offers a range of resources, including our Guide to U.S. Teacher Certification, which provides step-by-step guidance for pursuing your U.S. teaching certification.

Our TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program is designed to accommodate the needs of international candidates, allowing you to earn your U.S. teaching license from anywhere in the world. Through our activity-based cohort model, you will engage in collaborative learning with fellow educators, fostering a global network of support and valuable insights. Our flexible learning format, combining synchronous and asynchronous experiences, enables you to balance your studies with your existing commitments, making the program accessible and convenient for international educators. By choosing Moreland University, you gain access to a supportive learning environment, expert guidance, and affordable education.

In addition to our teacher preparation program, we offer 12-month master’s in education degree programs for those seeking career advancement in the education field. These programs provide a deeper understanding of educational theory, research, and practical skills in curriculum development and assessment.

Furthermore, TEACH-NOW graduates are always welcome to return to Moreland University to complete the additional coursework required for a full master’s in education degree, providing continued opportunities for professional growth and development in the field of education.

Join us at Moreland University as you embark on the path to becoming a certified teacher in the United States and unlock a world of opportunities in the field of education.

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Moreland University’s “Guide to U.S. Teacher Certification” offers an overview of what it takes to become a certified teacher.

Access the downloadable guide at no cost here.


Immerse yourself in the inspiring testimonials shared by our candidates and accomplished graduates, highlighting their exceptional journey of obtaining a U.S. teaching license through Moreland University.

With our TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program and master’s in education programs, you too can join their ranks and make a lasting impact in the classroom.

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“Education should open the world for someone, and Moreland does that!”

Jason Cubbage, Vietnam

Moreland University TEACH-NOW graduate and Master’s in Educational Leadership program candidate

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Why You Should Choose Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW program

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Moreland University TEACH-NOW graduate