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Native Language Teaching Authorization

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Foreign language native speaker, bachelor's degree, passing Praxis II content test in native language, and required native language pedagogy coursework. 

Usually a holder of the Preliminary Native Language Teaching Authorization converts to this authorization

5 years

Limited to language listed on the authorization. Not eligible for conditional licensure. 


6 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.


Yes - if more time is needed to complete renewal requirements.