Supplemental Certification

Supplemental certification gives certified educators the option of adding additional certifications in a specific content area within the grade level of their initial teaching certificate.

Certified educators may choose supplemental certification if they plan to take an assignment in a new content area. They may take the assignment on an emergency permit, then complete a program of university coursework in their new area. Supplemental certification can also benefit certified educators who take initiative to add another content area and get extra training before attempting to get certification by exam only.