Dadeschools > Human Resources > Certification > Certification Requirements
To teach in M-DCPS, you must fulfill State or District certification requirements. Once you know these requirements, learn how to obtain your initial teaching certificate.
State Issued Certificates
Full-time teaching positions require either a temporary or professional certificate. Select the category that best describes you to learn which certificate you qualify for.
■ Graduates from a Teaching Program
■ Out-of-State Teacher or Administrator
■ Career Changer or College Graduate of a Non-education Program
■ Foreign Trained Graduate or Non-citizen
District Issued Certificates
Specific District certification is only needed for the positions below. For all other positions, State certification is sufficient. Click below to learn more.
■ Non-Degree Vocational Temporary (Full-Time)
■ Non-Degree Vocational Part-Time
■ Adult Part-Time
■ Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC)
■ Career Specialist
■ Temporary Instructor (Substitute Teachers)