Professional Licensure

Find out about professional licensure before beginning an academic program at University of Maryland University College.

Requirements for professional licensure in fields such as accounting, education, and nursing vary from state to state. University of Maryland University College's academic programs listed below are designed to meet Maryland's licensure requirements and may not meet requirements from other states. Before beginning any academic program that leads to licensure, UMUC highly recommends that you contact the appropriate state licensing board where you wish to seek licensure to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state's licensing requirements.

Completion of a UMUC degree program does not guarantee employment in any profession. Prior to enrollment, students are responsible for confirming all education, testing, and licensing requirements in their chosen field.

Criminal Background Information: Some states' laws require a criminal background check and may disqualify an individual from obtaining licensure if the individual has been convicted of certain crimes. If you have a criminal background, please check with the appropriate state licensing board where you wish to work for more information.

Accounting Programs

UMUC currently offers the following accounting programs: Bachelor of Science in accounting, Master of Science in accounting and financial management, Master of Science in accounting and information systems, and Master of Science in management with an accounting specialization. These programs are designed to help prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and/or obtain initial licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. To sit for the CPA Exam in Maryland, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 120 credits toward an accounting degree. Many other states, however, require candidates to successfully complete 150 credits prior to sitting for the CPA Exam.

To obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland and most other states, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 150 credits. Maryland has additional requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA, not all of which can be fulfilled through education. Learn more about Maryland's requirements for initial licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.

Degrees or Credits from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions: UMUC may accept undergraduate degrees or transfer credit on a case-by-case basis from a non-regionally accredited institution that is accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Maryland Board of Public Accountancy, however, may not accept such degrees or credit as meeting the education requirements to sit for the CPA Exam and/or to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland. Contact the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy to learn more about Maryland's education requirements for initial licensure. Licensing boards in other states may not accept such credit or degrees. Please contact the appropriate state board for more information.

Degrees or Credits from Institutions Outside of the United States: UMUC may accept undergraduate degrees or transfer credit on a case-by-case basis from institutions outside of the United States. The Maryland Board of Public Accountancy, however, may not accept such degrees or credit as meeting the education requirements to sit for the CPA Exam and/or to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland. Contact the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy to determine how to seek evaluation of foreign transcripts. The Maryland Board of Public Accountancy only accepts evaluations of foreign transcripts from the NASBA International Evaluation Service. Licensing boards in other states may not accept such credit or degrees. Please contact the appropriate state board for more information regarding evaluation of foreign transcripts.

State Licensing Board Information

Alabama

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 226
Montgomery, AL 36104-3807
Phone: 334-242-5700
Fax: 334-242-2711
E-mail: carol.preston@asbpa.alabama.gov  

Mailing Address:
Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
P.O. Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130-0375

Alaska

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Alaska Board of Public Accountancy
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907-269-8160
Fax: 907-269-8156
E-mail: cori.hondolero@alaska.gov

Arizona

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Arizona State Board of Accountancy
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-0804
Fax: 602-364-0903
E-mail: info@azaccountancy.gov

Arkansas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1520
Fax: 501-682-5538
E-mail: james.corley@arkansas.gov

California

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

California Board of Accountancy
2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833-3291
Phone: 916-263-3680
Fax: 916-263-3674
E-mail: pbowers@cba.ca.gov

Colorado

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Colorado State Board of Accountancy
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-2310
E-mail: dora_accountancyboard@state.co.us

Connecticut

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-713-6000
Fax: 860-509-6247
E-mail: DCP.LicenseCPA@ct.gov

Delaware

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Delaware Board of Accountancy
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711
E-mail: latonya.brown@state.de.us

Florida

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Florida Board of Accountancy
Division of Certified Public Accounting
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 352-333-2508
E-mail: veloria.kelly@myfloridalicense.com

Georgia

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Georgia State Board of Accountancy
200 Piedmont Avenue SE
Suite 1604, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-463-0365
E-mail: GSBA@sao.ga.gov

Hawaii

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-2696
Fax: 808-586-2874
E-mail: accountancy@dcca.hawaii.gov

Mailing Address:
Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Attn: Acct
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Idaho

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Idaho State Board of Accountancy
301 West Main Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID 83702-2099
Phone: 208-334-2490
Fax: 208-334-2615
E-mail: kent.absec@isba.idaho.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0002

Illinois

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Illinois Board of Examiners
1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 107
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 815-753-8900
Fax: 815-753-8953
E-mail: help@ilboe.org 

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Toll-Free: 800-560-6420

Indiana

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Board of Accountancy
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-8800
E-mail: pla14@pla.in.gov

Iowa

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board
200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
E-mail: AccountancyBoard@iowa.gov

Kansas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's accounting programs do not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA. A student who obtains a Maryland CPA license may be eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state’s board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Kansas State Board of Accountancy
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 556
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-2162
Fax: 785-291-3501
E-mail: ksboa@ks.gov

Kentucky

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Kentucky Board of Accountancy
332 West Broadway, Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-595-3037
Fax: 502-595-4500
E-mail: cpa@ky.gov

Louisiana

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-566-1244
Fax: 504-566-1252
E-mail: sitemaster@cpaboard.state.la.us

Maine

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Maine Board of Accountancy
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: 207-624-8672
Fax: 207-624-8636
E-mail: accountancy.board@maine.gov 

Maryland

Maryland is UMUC's home state. UMUC’s undergraduate and graduate programs meet the education requirements to sit for the CPA Exam. UMUC's graduate programs meet the education requirements to obtain initial licensure in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410-230-6258
Fax: 410-333-6314
E-mail: DLOPLPublicAccountancy-DLLR@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-727-1806
Fax: 617-727-0139
E-mail: accountingboard@state.ma.us

Michigan

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Michigan State Board of Accountancy
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
611 West Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-373-8068
Fax: 517-241-9416
E-mail: bplhelp@michigan.gov

Mailing Address:
Michigan State Board of Accountancy
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Minnesota

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Minnesota Board of Accountancy
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
Toll-Free: 800-627-3529
Phone: 651-296-7938
Fax: 651-282-2644
E-mail: doreen.frost@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449
Phone: 601-354-7320
Fax: 601-354-7290
E-mail: email@msbpa.ms.gov

Missouri

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Missouri State Board of Accountancy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Toll-Free: 800-735-2966
Phone: 573-751-0012
Fax: 573-751-0890
E-mail: mosba@pr.mo.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 613
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0613

Montana

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Montana Board of Public Accountants
301 South Park
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-841-2244
Fax: 406-841-2305
E-mail: dlibsdpac@mt.gov

Nebraska

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy
1526 K Street, Suite 401
Lincoln, NE 68508
Toll-Free: 800-564-6111 (Nebraska only)
Phone: 402-471-3595
Fax: 402-471-4484
E-mail: dan.sweetwood@nebraska.gov

Mailing Address:
Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy
P.O. Box 94725
Lincoln, NE 68509-4725

Nevada

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Nevada State Board of Accountancy

1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 220
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-786-0231
Fax: 775-786-0234
E-mail: cpa@nvaccountancy.com

New Hampshire

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-2219
Fax: 603-271-7928
E-mail: kimberly.ware@nh.gov

New Jersey

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6380
Fax: 973-648-2855
E-mail: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 45000
Newark, NJ 07101

New Mexico

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
5500 San Antonio Drive NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-222-9850
Fax: 505-222-9855
E-mail: accountancy.board@state.nm.us

New York

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

New York State Board for Public Accountancy
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 160
Fax: 518-474-6375
E-mail: cpabd@nysed.gov

North Carolina

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

NC State Board of CPA Examiners
1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: 919-733-4222
Fax: 919-733-4209
E-mail: rbrooks@nccpaboard.gov

Mailing Address:
NC State Board of CPA Examiners
P.O. Box 12827
Raleigh, NC 27605-2827

North Dakota

UMUC's graduate accounting programs meet the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland CPA license may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy
2701 South Columbia Road, Suite D
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Toll-Free: 800-532-5904
E-mail: ndsba@nd.gov

Ohio

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, Suite 1820
Columbus, OH 43215-6128
Phone: 614-466-4135
Fax: 614-466-2628
E-mail: john.e.patterson@acc.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Oklahoma Accountancy Board
201 NW 63rd Street, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405-521-2397
Fax: 405-521-3118

Oregon

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Oregon Board of Accountancy
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 110
Salem, OR 97302-6307
Phone: 503-378-2268
E-mail: kimberly.fast@oregon.gov

Pennsylvania

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy
One Penn Center
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-783-1404
Fax: 717-705-5540
E-mail: st-accountancy@pa.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Rhode Island

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-9550
Fax: 401-462-9632
E-mail: jovonna.edwards.dbr.ri.gov

South Carolina

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

South Carolina Board of Accountancy
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4770
Fax: 803-896-4554
E-mail: Contact.Accountancy@llr.sc.gov

Mailing Address:
South Carolina Board of Accountancy
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211

South Dakota

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

South Dakota Board of Accountancy
301 East 14th Street, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-367-5770
Fax: 605-367-5773
E-mail: sdbdacct.sdbd@midconetwork.com

Tennessee

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Tennessee State Board of Accountancy
500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-1141
Toll-Free: 888-453-6150
Phone: 615-741-2550
E-mail: accountancy.board@tn.gov

Texas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state’s laws, UMUC's accounting programs do not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA. A student who obtains a Maryland CPA license may be eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

If you have been convicted of a crime, please review the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy webpage and the Texas Administrative Code Title 22, Part 22, Ch. 525, Criminal Background Investigations to identify state rules, restrictions, and guidelines used to determine the eligibility for licensure of an individual who has been convicted of an offense.

If you are seeking licensure in Texas, you have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Board as provided in Texas Occupations Code, Sec. 53.102. You may make a request if you: (1) are enrolled or planning to enroll in an education program that prepares you for an initial license or are planning to take an examination for an initial license, and (2) you have reason to believe that you are ineligible for the license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. You must state the basis for potential ineligibility in your request.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
333 Guadalupe Tower III, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900
Phone: 512-305-7800
Fax: 512-305-7854
E-mail: executive@tsbpa.texas.gov

Utah

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Utah Board of Accountancy
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Toll-Free: 866-275-3675
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
E-mail: rbarkdull@utah.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Vermont

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy
Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2373
E-mail: aprille.morrison@sec.state.vt.us

Virginia

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Virginia Board of Accountancy
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 402
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: 804-367-8505
Fax: 804-527-4409
E-mail: boa@boa.virginia.gov

Washington

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Washington State Board of Accountancy
711 Capitol Way South, Suite 400
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-753-2586
Fax: 360-664-9190
E-mail: customerservice@cpaboard.wa.gov

Mailing Address:
Washington State Board of Accountancy
P.O. Box 9131
Olympia, WA 98507-9131

Washington, D.C.

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
1100 4th Street SW, Fifth Floor, E500
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-4320
Fax: 202-698-4329
E-mail: grace.ofori@dc.gov

West Virginia

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

West Virginia Board of Accountancy
405 Capitol Street, Suite 908
Charleston, WV 25301-1744
Phone: 304-558-3557
Fax: 304-558-1325

Wisconsin

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Toll-Free: 877-617-1565
Phone: 608-266-2112
E-mail: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53703

Wyoming

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's accounting programs meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland CPA license is eligible to obtain licensure as a CPA from this state's board.

Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants
325 West 18th Street, Suite 4
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7551
E-mail: pamela.ivey@wyo.gov

Education Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching

UMUC currently offers a Master of Arts in Teaching. This program is designed to help prepare students to obtain initial certification as a teacher in Maryland in the field of secondary education in a specific subject area. Learn more about Maryland's requirements for initial licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state. In particular, students seeking licensure in another state should confirm that the specific subject area they wish to pursue is available for licensure in that state.

Degrees or Credits from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions: For some programs, UMUC may accept undergraduate degrees or transfer credit on a case-by-case basis from a non-regionally accredited institution that is accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Maryland State Department of Education may not accept undergraduate degrees or credit from non-regionally accredited institutions as meeting the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in Maryland. Licensing boards in other states may not accept such credit or degrees. Accordingly, UMUC does not accept undergraduate degrees or transfer credit from non-regionally accredited institutions for students enrolling in the Masters of Art in Teaching program. Contact the Maryland State Department of Education to learn more about Maryland's education requirements for initial licensure.

UMUC's Master of Arts in Teaching program is not open for enrollment to residents of Kentucky unless approved by UMUC on a case-by-case basis. Please e-mail us for further information regarding UMUC's MAT program.

Department of Defense Schools

If a student resides in a state in which UMUC is not currently accepting students and the student is eligible to complete the program's field and clinical requirements at a Department of Defense Education Activity school, the student may e-mail us to discuss options for enrollment in the MAT program.

State Licensing Board Information

Alabama

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Alabama State Board of Education
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-242-9700

Mailing Address:
Alabama State Board of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104

Alaska

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Alaska Board of Education & Early Development
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: 907-465-2800
Fax: 907-465-4156

Mailing Address:
Alaska Board of Education & Early Development
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Arizona

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Educator Certification Office
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4367
E-mail: certification@azed.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Certification Office
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Certification
P.O. Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490

Arkansas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4342
Fax: 501-682-4898
E-mail: ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov

California

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
Phone: 916-322-4974

Colorado

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Educator Talent Licensing Office
Colorado Department of Education
6000 East Evans Avenue
Building 2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-866-6628
Fax: 303-866-6722
E-mail: CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

Connecticut

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 503
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Phone: 860-713-6969
Fax: 860-713-7017
E-mail: teacher.cert@ct.gov

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

Delaware

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Delaware Department of Education
The Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
Phone: 302-857-4000

Mailing Address:
Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904
ATTN: Certification

Florida

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Bureau of Educator Certification
Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building, Room 201
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-Free: 800-445-6739

Georgia

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue SE
Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032
Toll-Free: 800-869-7775
Phone: 404-232-2500
E-mail: mail@gapsc.com

Hawaii

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Road, #201
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-586-2600
Fax: 808-586-2606

Idaho

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Certification & Professional Standards Department
Idaho State Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-332-6882
E-mail: certification@sde.idaho.gov

Mailing Address:
Certification & Professional Standards Department
Idaho State Department of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Illinois

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Licensure
Educator Effectiveness Division
100 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-557-6763
Fax: 217-524-1289
E-mail: licensure@isbe.net

Indiana

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing
Indiana Department of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-9010
E-mail: licensinghelp@doe.in.gov

Iowa

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-3605
Fax: 515-281-7669

Kansas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Kansas State Department of Education
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-2288
Fax: 785-296-7933

Kentucky

UMUC's MAT program is not open for enrollment to residents of this state unless approved by UMUC on a case-by-case basis. Please e-mail us for further information regarding UMUC's MAT program.

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Toll-Free: 888-598-7667
Phone: 502-564-4606
Fax: 502-564-7080
E-mail: epsbhelp@ky.gov

Louisiana

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
Toll-Free: 877-453-2721

Mailing Address:
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Maine

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Maine Department of Education Certification Office
Burton Cross Building, 5th Floor
111 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-624-6603
Fax: 207-624-6604
E-mail: cert.doe@maine.gov

Maryland

Maryland is UMUC's home state. UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Division of Educator Effectiveness
Certification
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Phone: 410-767-0406
E-mail: info.msde@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Educator Licensure
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-338-6600
Fax: 781-338-3391

Michigan

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

Educator Services
Michigan Department of Education
608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-3310
E-mail: moecssupport@michigan.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Services
Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Minnesota

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8888
Fax: 651-582-8872
E-mail: board.teaching@state.mn.us

Mississippi

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Office of Educator Licensure
Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-359-3483
Fax: 601-359-2778
E-mail: teachersupport@mdek12.org

Mailing Address:
Office of Educator Licensure
Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Missouri

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Educator Certification
Office of Educator Quality
Division of Learning Services
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-0051
E-mail: certification@dese.mo.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Certification
Office of Educator Quality
Division of Learning Services
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Montana

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Montana Educator Licensure Program
Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Avenue, 1st Floor
Helena, MT 59601
Toll-Free: 888-231-9393
Phone: 406-444-3095
Fax: 406-444-0743
E-mail: cert@mt.gov

Mailing Address:
Montana Educator Licensure Program
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620

Nebraska

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Teacher Certification Division
Nebraska State Board of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-0739
Fax: 402-742-2359
E-mail: nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Office of Educator Licensure
State of Nevada Department of Education

Las Vegas Office
9890 South Maryland Parkway, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Phone: 702-486-6458
Fax: 702-486-6450
Counties served: Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties

Carson City Office
755 North Roop Street, Suite 107
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-687-5980
Fax: 775-687-5978
Counties served: all remaining Nevada counties

New Hampshire

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Division of Program Support, Bureau of Credentialing
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
Phone: 603-271-2409
Fax: 603-271-1953
E-mail: cert.info@doe.nh.gov

New Jersey

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Certification & Induction
State of New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Toll-Free: 877-900-6960
Phone: 609-292-2070

New Mexico

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

Professional Licensure Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
120 South Federal Place, Room 10
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-827-1436
E-mail: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us

Mailing Address:
Professional Licensure Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
Attn: Licensure
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

New York

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Teaching Initiatives
Certification
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-3901

North Carolina

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, UMUC's MAT program does not meet this state's education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
Education Building
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
Toll-Free: 800-577-7994 (within North Carolina)
Phone: 919-807-3310 (outside of North Carolina)
Fax: 919-807-3445
E-mail: asklicensure@dpi.nc.gov

Mailing Address:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
Education Building
6301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6301

North Dakota

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 204
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Phone: 701-328-9641
Fax: 701-328-9647
E-mail: espbinfo@nd.gov

Ohio

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Educator Licensure
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 504
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Toll-Free: 877-644-6338
Phone: 614-466-3593
E-mail: educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Teacher Certification Office
Oliver Hodge Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-3337
Fax: 405-521-6205

Oregon

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-378-3586
Fax: 503-378-4448
E-mail: contact.tspc@oregon.gov

Pennsylvania

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-728-3224
Phone: 717-787-3356

Rhode Island

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services
Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8893
E-mail: EQAC@ride.ri.gov

South Carolina

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

Office of Educator Services
South Carolina Department of Education
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-896-0325
E-mail: certification@ed.sc.gov

South Dakota

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Office of Educator Certification
South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3134
Fax: 605-773-6139
E-mail: certification@state.sd.us

Tennessee

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Educator Licensure
Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4885
Fax: 615-532-1448
E-mail: educator.licensure@tn.gov

Texas

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

If you have been convicted of a crime, please review the Texas Education Agency webpage regarding criminal history checks and the Texas Education Agency webpage regarding preliminary criminal history evaluations to identify state rules, restrictions, and guidelines used to determine the eligibility for licensure of an individual who has been convicted of an offense.

If you are seeking licensure in Texas, you have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Board as provided in Texas Occupations Code, Sec. 53.102. You may make a request if you: (1) are enrolled or planning to enroll in an education program that prepares you for an initial license or are planning to take an examination for an initial license and (2) you have reason to believe that you are ineligible for the license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. You must state the basis for potential ineligibility in your request.

Educator Certification
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-936-8400
Fax: 512-936-8277

Utah

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Utah State Board of Education
Educator Licensing
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204
Phone: 801-538-7740
Fax: 801-538-7973

Mailing Address:
USBE Licensing
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Vermont

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Licensing Office
State of Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: 802-479-1700
E-mail: AOE.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

Virginia

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure.

Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
Virginia Department of Education
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-225-2022
E-mail: licensure@doe.virginia.gov

Mailing Address:
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218

Washington

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Old Capitol Building
600 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7236
Phone: 360-725-6275
E-mail: PESB@k12.wa.us

Mailing Address:
State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
P.O. Box 47206
Olympia, WA 98504-7206

Washington, D.C.

UMUC's MAT program meets the education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. A student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification may also be eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state's board. State requirements are subject to change. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for licensure.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-741-5881
E-mail: osse.asklicensure@dc.gov

West Virginia

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Certification and Professional Preparation
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6, Room 304
Charleston, WV 25305
Toll-Free: 800-982-2378
Phone: 304-558-7010

Wisconsin

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
Toll-Free: 800-441-4563
Phone: 608-266-3390

Wyoming

Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with this state's laws, licensing decisions are made on an individual candidate basis. Accordingly, we cannot confirm whether UMUC's MAT program meets this state’s education requirements to obtain initial licensure as a teacher in this state. Check with this state's board for more information regarding education, testing, and other requirements for initial licensure and whether a student who obtains a Maryland teacher certification is eligible to obtain licensure as a teacher from this state’s board.

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Toll-Free: 800-675-6893
Phone: 307-777-7291
Fax: 307-777-8718


Master of Education in Instructional Technology

UMUC currently offers the Master of Education in instructional technology program. This program does not lead to initial teacher certification in Maryland, but rather is designed to enhance skills in instructional technology. Students seeking initial teacher certification in Maryland or another state should consider enrolling in UMUC's Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Maryland does not offer additional licenses, certifications, or endorsements for graduates of the Master of Education in instructional technology program. Other states, however, may offer additional licenses, certifications, or endorsements for graduates of this type of program. Although UMUC is offering distance education in compliance with all states' laws, we cannot confirm whether this program meets other state's education requirements to obtain additional licensure. Students who wish to take this program to seek additional licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.

Currently, UMUC's Master of Education in instructional technology program is not open for enrollment to residents of Kentucky, unless approved by UMUC on a case-by-case basis.

Department of Defense Schools

If a student resides in a state in which UMUC is not currently accepting students and the student is eligible to complete the program's field and clinical requirements at a Department of Defense Education Activity school, the student may e-mail us to discuss options for enrollment in the MEd in instructional technology program.

State Licensing Board Information

Alabama

Alabama State Board of Education
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-242-9700

Mailing Address:
Alabama State Board of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104

Alaska

Alaska Board of Education & Early Development
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: 907-465-2800
Fax: 907-465-4156

Mailing Address:
Alaska Board of Education & Early Development
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Arizona

Educator Certification Office
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4367
E-mail: certification@azed.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Certification Office
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Certification
P.O. Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490

Arkansas

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4342
Fax: 501-682-4898
E-mail: ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov

California

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
Phone: 916-322-4974

Colorado

Educator Talent Licensing Office
Colorado Department of Education
6000 East Evans Avenue
Building 2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-866-6628
Fax: 303-866-6722
E-mail: CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

Connecticut

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 503
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Phone: 860-713-6969
Fax: 860-713-7017
E-mail: teacher.cert@ct.gov

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
The Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
Phone: 302-857-4000

Mailing Address:
Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904
ATTN: Certification

Florida

Bureau of Educator Certification
Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building, Room 201
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-Free: 800-445-6739

Georgia

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue SE
Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032
Toll-Free: 800-869-7775
Phone: 404-232-2500
E-mail: mail@gapsc.com

Hawaii

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Road, #201
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-586-2600
Fax: 808-586-2606

Idaho

Certification & Professional Standards Department
Idaho State Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-332-6882

Mailing Address:
Certification & Professional Standards Department
Idaho State Department of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Licensure
Educator Effectiveness Division
100 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-557-6763
Fax: 217-524-1289
E-mail: licensure@isbe.net

Indiana

Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing
Indiana Department of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-9010
E-mail: licensinghelp@doe.in.gov

Iowa

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-3605
Fax: 515-281-7669

Kansas

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Kansas State Department of Education
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-2288
Fax: 785-296-7933

Kentucky

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Toll-Free: 888-598-7667
Phone: 502-564-4606
Fax: 502-564-7080
E-mail: epsbhelp@ky.gov

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
Toll-Free: 877-453-2721

Mailing Address:
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Maine

Maine Department of Education Certification Office
Burton Cross Building, 5th Floor
111 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-624-6603
Fax: 207-624-6604
E-mail: cert.doe@maine.gov

Maryland

Division of Educator Effectiveness
Certification
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Phone: 410-767-0406
E-mail: info.msde@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Office of Educator Licensure
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-338-6600
Fax: 781-338-3391

Michigan

Educator Services
Michigan Department of Education
608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-3310
E-mail: moecssupport@michigan.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Services
Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8888
Fax: 651-582-8872
E-mail: board.teaching@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Office of Educator Licensure
Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-359-3483
Fax: 601-359-2778
E-mail: teachersupport@mdek12.org

Mailing Address:
Office of Educator Licensure
Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Missouri

Educator Certification
Office of Educator Quality
Division of Learning Services
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-0051
E-mail: certification@dese.mo.gov

Mailing Address:
Educator Certification
Office of Educator Quality
Division of Learning Services
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Montana

Montana Educator Licensure Program
Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Avenue, 1st Floor
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 888-231-9393
Phone: 406-444-3095
Fax: 406-444-0743
E-mail: cert@mt.gov

Mailing Address:
Montana Educator Licensure Program
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620

Nebraska

Teacher Certification Division
Nebraska State Board of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-0739
Fax: 402-742-2359
E-mail: nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Office of Educator Licensure
State of Nevada Department of Education

Las Vegas Office
9890 South Maryland Parkway, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Phone: 702-486-6458
Fax: 702-486-6450
Counties served: Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties

Carson City Office
755 North Roop Street, Suite 107
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-687-5980
Fax: 775-687-5978
Counties served: all remaining Nevada counties

New Hampshire

Division of Program Support, Bureau of Credentialing
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
Phone: 603-271-2409
Fax: 603-271-1953
E-mail: cert.info@doe.nh.gov

New Jersey

Office of Certification & Induction
State of New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Toll-Free: 877-900-6960
Phone: 609-292-2070

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
120 South Federal Place, Room 10
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-827-1436
E-mail: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us

Mailing Address:
Professional Licensure Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
Attn: Licensure
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

New York

Office of Teaching Initiatives
Certification
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-3901

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
Education Building
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
Toll-Free: 800-577-7994 (within North Carolina)
Phone: 919-807-3310 (outside of North Carolina)
Fax: 919-807-3445
E-mail: asklicensure@dpi.nc.gov 

Mailing Address:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
Education Building
6301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6301

North Dakota

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 204
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Phone: 701-328-9641
Fax: 701-328-9647
E-mail: espbinfo@nd.gov

Ohio

Office of Educator Licensure
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 504
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Toll-Free: 877-644-6338
Phone: 614-466-3593
E-mail: educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Teacher Certification Office
Oliver Hodge Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-3337
Fax: 405-521-6205

Oregon

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-378-3586
Fax: 503-378-4448
E-mail: contact.tspc@oregon.gov

Pennsylvania

Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-728-3224
Phone: 717-787-3356

Rhode Island

Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services
Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8893
E-mail: EQAC@ride.ri.gov

South Carolina

Office of Educator Services
South Carolina Department of Education
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-896-0325
E-mail: certification@ed.sc.gov

South Dakota

Office of Educator Certification
South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3134
Fax: 605-773-6139
E-mail: certification@state.sd.us

Tennessee

Educator Licensure
Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4885
Fax: 615-532-1448
E-mail: educator.licensure@tn.gov

Texas

Educator Certification
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-936-8400
Fax: 512-936-8277

Utah

Utah State Board of Education
Educator Licensing
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204
Phone: 801-538-7740
Fax: 801-538-7973

Mailing Address:
USBE Licensing
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Vermont

Licensing Office
State of Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: 802-479-1700
E-mail: AOE.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

Virginia

Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
Virginia Department of Education
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-225-2022
E-mail: licensure@doe.virginia.gov

Mailing Address:
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218

Washington

State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Old Capitol Building
600 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7236
Phone: 360-725-6275
E-mail: PESB@k12.wa.us

Mailing Address:
State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
P.O. Box 47206
Olympia, WA 98504-7206

Washington, D.C.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-741-5881
E-mail: osse.asklicensure@dc.gov

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Certification and Professional Preparation
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6, Room 304
Charleston, WV 25305
Toll-Free: 800-982-2378
Phone: 304-558-7010

Wisconsin

Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
Toll-Free: 800-441-4563
Phone: 608-266-3390

Wyoming

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Toll-Free: 800-675-6893
Phone: 307-777-7291
Fax: 307-777-8718

Healthcare Programs

Nursing for Registered Nurses Bachelor's Degree

UMUC's nursing for registered nurses bachelor's degree program is only open to students who have an associate's degree in nursing or a diploma from a registered nursing education program that is recognized by the appropriate state board of nursing. In addition, students must reside in and have an active, unencumbered nursing license in a UMUC-approved state—including Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.—at the time of admission and throughout the completion of the program.

State Licensing Board Information

Delaware

Delaware Board of Nursing
Cannon Building
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711
E-mail: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Florida

Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-617-6460
E-mail: info@floridasnursing.gov

Georgia

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 877-371-5712
E-mail: nursing@sos.ga.gov

Indiana

Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-2043
E-mail: pla2@pla.in.gov

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222-5172
Phone: 502-429-3300
Fax: 502-429-3311
E-mail: ruby.king@ky.gov or pamelac.hagan.ky.gov

Maryland

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
Toll-Free: 888-202-9861
Phone: 410-585-1900
Fax: 410-358-3530

Michigan

Michigan Board of Nursing
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
611 West Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-373-8068
E-mail: bplhelp@michigan.gov

Mailing Address:
Michigan Board of Nursing
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6430

Mailing Address:
New Jersey Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101

New York

New York State Board for Nursing
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 120
Fax: 518-474-3706
E-mail: nursebd@nysed.gov

North Carolina

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-782-3211
Fax: 919-781-9461

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129

Ohio

The Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
Phone: 614-466-3947
Fax: 614-466-0388

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
One Penn Center
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-783-7142
Fax: 717-783-0822
E-mail: ST-NURSE@pa.gov

Mailing Address:
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

South Carolina

South Carolina Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4300
E-mail: nurseboard@llr.sc.gov

Texas

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
Phone: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401

Virginia

Virginia Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: 804-367-4515
Fax: 804-527-4455
E-mail: nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov

Washington, D.C.

Board of Nursing
Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Toll-Free: 877-672-2174
Fax: 202-727-5145

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW
Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-744-0900
Fax: 304-744-0600
E-mail: rnboard@wv.gov