One must pass a teacher education program to become a certified teacher. While you are in an teacher education program, you will have to take either one or multiple exams to become certified. All 50 states, as well as Washington D.C., require that all teachers who teach in a public school be licensed.
Each state has their own board of education, which sets the rules and requirements. There is usually a general education test that needs to be completed to become a teacher. If you want to become a teacher in a specific subject, you will also have to take a test on that specific subject.
|Praxis||Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)|
|Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)||Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)|
|The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)|