PDP Requirements for Licensing

Initial Educators (post-August 31, 2004)

Anyone who completes an educator preparation program for the first time in a particular license category (i.e. teaching, pupil services, administration) after August 31, 2004 will receive an Initial Educator License for that license category. All initial educators must complete a PDP to advance to Professional Educator licenses. These educators will continue to complete a PDP for each renewal of his/her Professional Educator License, based on employment requirements.

Professional Educators (post-August 31, 2004)

Anyone who completed an educator preparation program in a license category after August 31, 2004, and advanced to a Professional Educator License, must complete a PDP to renew a Professional Educator License, based on employment requirements.

Professional Educators (pre-August 31, 2004)

Anyone who completed an educator preparation program prior to August 31, 2004 has the option to complete either a PDP or six semester credits to renew his/her Professional Educator Licenses.

For professional educators who completed an additional licensure program after August 31, 2004 in the same license category as the Professional Educator License they hold or previously held (e.g. have a regular education teaching license and adding a special education teaching license) will receive a Professional Educator License for the additional license, and can renew all licenses by completing a PDP or six semester credits.

Dual Licenses: Professional Educators  and Initial Educators (pre-August 31, 2004)

Anyone who holds Professional Educator Licenses based on completion of an educator preparation program before August 31, 2004, and later completed another educator preparation program in a new and different license category after August 31, 2004, will be issued an Initial Educator License for the newly-added license in the different category. These educators must complete a PDP to advance the Initial Educator license. Based on eligibility to advance an Initial Educator License to Professional Educator License, Professional Educator Licenses can be renewed at the same time using the same PDP.