D.C Teacher Certification

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey of becoming a teacher in the dynamic and diverse city of Washington, D.C.? As an aspiring educator, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of students and contribute to the educational landscape of the nation’s capital.

Welcome to Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW Online Teacher Preparation Program for Washington D.C.! We understand that becoming a teacher is a big commitment and requires time and dedication. That’s why we’re here to provide the best tools and resources available to make your dream of becoming a teacher in Washington D.C. a reality.

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D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Teaching is an incredibly rewarding, yet challenging job that requires dedication to the profession, a strong work ethic, and a passion for educating students. To earn a teacher certification in Washington, D.C., you must first meet the prerequisites to apply for an instructor license from the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). These requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, completion of a teacher preparation program, passing the appropriate Praxis exams, and completing an FBI background check.

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.

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Steps to Get a Teaching Certificate in Washington D.C.

Step 1: Earn a bachelor’s degree.

Step 2: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program, like Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program.

Step 3: Complete the required Praxis exams.

Step 4: Complete any necessary documentation and forms through your teacher preparation program.

Step 5: Apply for Licensure: Submit an application for licensure to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C. Provide all necessary documents, including transcripts, Praxis exam scores, and proof of completion of a teacher preparation program.

Step 6: Complete required fingerprinting and FBI background check.

Step 7: Earn your teacher certification.

Requirements for Teacher Certification in Washington D.C.

Aspiring teachers in Washington D.C. must meet certain requirements before becoming certified to teach in the state. To apply for Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW Teacher Preparation Program for teacher certification in Washington, D.C., follow the steps below:

TEACH-NOW® Teacher Preparation Certificate Program
Prospective candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the TEACH-NOW® Online Teacher Preparation Certificate program:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher). A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Official baccalaureate degree transcripts
    are due at the time of application.
  • 3.0 GPA. We seek a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or higher, or equivalent experience.
  • Transcript Evaluation (for non-US baccalaureate degrees) Transcript Evaluation is due at the time of enrollment for
    TEACH-NOW®. For applicants whose baccalaureate degree was obtained outside the United States or its territories, you
    will need to have your official baccalaureate degree transcript evaluated.
  • English language proficiency, if needed can be evidenced through a number of proficiency assessments.
    The specific requirements for teacher certification in Washington, D.C. may vary based on the type of certification and the
    grade level or subject area you intend to teach. To find out which requirements are unique to your career path, contact a
    Moreland admissions counselor: Call us at 1 (844) 283-2246 or email us at admissions@moreland.edu.

TEACH-NOW Online Teacher Preparation Program

Are you ready to become a teacher in Washington D.C.? Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program can help make your dreams of becoming a certified teacher a reality! With TEACH-NOW, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful educator in Washington D.C.!

Benefits of Becoming a Teacher in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. offers an exciting and dynamic environment for teachers. There are many benefits to becoming a teacher in the nation’s capital, such as:

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Access to top-notch education opportunities
D.C is home to some of the best schools in the country, so teachers have access to high quality schools, resources, and facilities.

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Access to numerous career advancement opportunities
D.C. has many leading employers in education, meaning there are plenty of career opportunities for those holding a D.C. teacher certification.

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Competitive salaries
D.C. teachers earn higher salaries than their counterparts in other states.

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A supportive community
D.C. is a vibrant, diverse community of professionals dedicated to supporting teachers and helping them succeed.

Take that first step today towards becoming a teacher in Washington D.C. – contact us now for more information on the certification process!

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 state.

Our team of experienced educators will walk you through the certification process and answer any
questions you may have along the way.

Why Choose Moreland University for Your Washington, D.C. Teacher Certification

At Moreland University, we prioritize creating a collaborative learning environment tailored to aspiring teachers seeking certification in Washington, D.C. Our TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program is designed to provide guidance and support throughout your certification journey, with experienced faculty members dedicated to your success beyond the classroom.

As trailblazers in online global teacher education, we value innovation and offer a distinctive cohort model that fosters collaboration among instructors and fellow aspiring educators. This dynamic approach empowers you to gain invaluable insights and experiences from your peers, enhancing your understanding of the evolving demands of the teaching profession.

Recognizing the busy lives of our students, we offer flexibility, affordability, and convenience through our TEACH-NOW program.

With a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences, our activity-based, collaborative cohort model accommodates the schedules of working professionals and career changers, allowing you to pursue your educational goals at your own pace.

Additionally, we provide 12-month master’s in education degree programs that equip you with a comprehensive understanding of educational theory, research, and practical skills in curriculum development and assessment.

If you aspire to become a certified teacher in Washington, D.C., Moreland University is the ideal choice. We are committed to supporting you on your journey, empowering you to make a lasting impact on the lives of students, families, and communities in Washington, D.C. Take the first step towards your certification today and join us at Moreland University.

Our Accreditations & Partnerships

Moreland University partners with these key organizations to support educators in Washington D.C.

Learn more about accreditations and partners!

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP is the principal accrediting body for schools of education in the United States. We were the first online program to be accredited by CAEP.

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The Office of the State Superintendent for Education

The Office of the State Superintendent for Education reviews and approves all programs operating in Washington, DC, and leading to a teaching license.

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