States that Accept TRACS (Bob Jones University) Accreditation for Education Certification

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BJU Teaching Degree Accepted by 24% of States
BJU Teaching Degree Acceptance by State

13  ACCEPT                     26%
37  NOT ACCEPTED     74%

Alabama: No: 334-242-9700

Alaska: No: 907-465-2831

Arizona: Yes: 602-542-5393

Arkansas: Yes: 501-682-4475

California: No: 916-322-6253

Colorado: No: 303-866-6600

Connecticut: No: 860-713-6709

Delaware: No: 302-735-4000

Florida: Yes: 850-245-0505

Georgia: Yes: 404-232-2500

Hawaii: No: 808-586-3349

Idaho: No: 208-332-6800

Illinois: No: 312-814-2220

Indiana: No: 317-232-6610

Iowa: No: 515-281-3436

Kansas: Yes: 785-291-3678

Kentucky: No: 502-564-4606

Louisiana: No: 877-452-2721

Maine: No: 207-624-6600 / 888-577-6690

Maryland: No: 410-767-0385 / 410-767-0412

Massachusetts: No: 781-338-3000

Michigan: Yes: 517-373-3324

Minnesota: No: 651-582-8200

Mississippi: No: 601-359-3513 (If Nationally accredited must have NCATE)

Missouri: No: 573-751-4212

Montana: No: 406-444-3095

Nebraska: Yes: 402-471-0739

Nevada: Yes: 702-486-6458

New Hampshire: Yes:603-271-3494

New Jersey: No: 609-292-2070 / 609-292-4469

New Mexico: Yes

New York: No: 212-780-9175

North Carolina: No:

North Dakota: No: 701-328-9641

Ohio: No: 877-644-6338 (must have NCATE or TEAC if Nationally accredited)

Oklahoma: No: 405-521-3301

Oregon: No: 503-378-3586

Pennsylvania: No: 717-783-6788 / 717-789-3356

Rhode Island: No: 401-222-4600

South Carolina: Yes:

South Dakota: Yes: 605-773-3134

Tennessee: No: 615-741-2731

Texas: No: 512-427-6101

Utah: No: 801-538-7740

Vermont: No: 802-828-2445

Virginia: Yes: 800-292-3820

Washington: No: 360-725-6025

West Virginia: No: 800-982-2378

Wisconsin: No: 800-441-4563

Wyoming: No: 800-675-6893

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 15:52
Kentucky

Not to argue, but I graduated in 2000 with an MAT degree in El Ed from BJU, and I immediately received my Kentucky certification with no problem at all.  I'm not sure if the rules have changed since then, but I didn't have any trouble getting certified.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 06:15
What and where

What and where did you get your undergrad from?

Posted by bjuaccreditation on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 21:24
Kentucky, contd

My Undergrad was also from BJU - not in education.  I also have a sister-in-law who graduated with an education degree from BJU and she was able to get her certificate in KY two years ago.  She did need to take a part of the Praxis that was not required in SC, but that was all.  I am aware that "things are a'changin'" and the rules for KY could change at any time, but I had no problem getting mine.  Finding a college to continue taking classes to keep my certification now that I am no longer teaching may be harder... I know the one I would choose does not recognize BJU degrees at all.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 15:24
Renewing certification

You might try Learner's Edge (from some suburb near Minneapolis, MN; and no, I don't work for them!). They offer various courses --either through distance-learning (on your own) or on-line via several "partner" institutions that are nationally accredited.  I renewed a license last year about this time using their transcripts!  Hope this helps! -- grace-giver;-)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 18:30
Great information

That is great information to know. Thanks for sharing. The rules, of course, could change, but if Kentucky is open to BJU grads that should be reflected and duly noted.

I asked about what degrees you have because that can make a huge difference. If you graduated from a regionally accredited grad school with a certifying degree that changes the equation around. Many states allow that. But if you were accepted with only your BJU degree than that is news worthy.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by bjuaccreditation on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 16:07
Can't just call Harrisburg, PA to get an answer

PA *says* they accept non-accredited degree's  if one just calls them on the ohone and asks specifically about BJU. When in reality, it is almost unheard of for *recent* grads to be granted licensing from the state of PA. I KNOW this for a fact. Some one tried who graduated in 2007, magna cum laude from BJU thought there would be no issue. He even was offered a position at a local public high school, but when he applied for licensure, he was denied. The reason given, obtained his degree from a college that was not regionally accredited. I, personally, READ the letter! The state of PA, I am not sure why they are not more forthcoming, when people call the state, is confusing to me. Perhaps, it is bureaucracy, perhaps it is because they don't want to be accused of denying licensure because BJU is a "religious school." The person I know had 2 other friends that graduated, one in 2007 and the other in 2008, both got the same story. Yeah, they claim that they were not told they would be approved BUT that their "applications will be accepted." One of his friends teaches in a Christian school that pays about $12,000/year. The other friend is driving a truck. The person who graduated magna cum laude is working in a convenience store.

 
These three are just recent grads that I know of personally.
Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 20:18
US Territories

Do US territories (eg. Puerto Rico, Mariana Islands, Saipan, USVI) honor TRACS degrees?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 20:19
State territories

That is a good question. I don't have a direct answer for that, anyone else know?

I'm actually going to work on updating this list in the new year. I'll be sure to add the territories to the list.

Posted by rosedale on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 14:10
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico accepts degrees from "colleges that authorized to operate" for teacher certification, and this includes BJU and the two unaccredited IFB Bible Colleges in this country.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 23:37
Good info

Good info, thanks

Posted by bjuaccreditation on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 18:35
State List

Alabama: No: 334-242-9700

Alaska: No: 907-465-2831

Arizona: Yes: 602-542-5393

Arkansas: Yes: 501-682-4475

California: No: 916-322-6253

Colorado: No: 303-866-6600

Connecticut: No: 860-713-6709

Delaware: No: 302-735-4000

Florida: Yes: 850-245-0505

Georgia: Yes: 404-232-2500

Hawaii: No: 808-586-3349

Idaho: No: 208-332-6800

Illinois: No: 312-814-2220

Indiana: No: 317-232-6610

Iowa: No: 515-281-3436

Kansas: Yes: 785-291-3678

Kentucky: No: 502-564-4606

Louisiana: No: 877-452-2721

Maine: No: 207-624-6600 / 888-577-6690

Maryland: No: 410-767-0385 / 410-767-0412

Massachusetts: No: 781-338-3000

Michigan: Yes: 517-373-3324

Minnesota: No: 651-582-8200

Mississippi: No: 601-359-3513 (If Nationally accredited must have NCATE)

Missouri: No: 573-751-4212

Montana: No: 406-444-3095

Nebraska: Yes: 402-471-0739

Nevada: Yes: 702-486-6458

New Hampshire: Yes:603-271-3494

New Jersey: No: 609-292-2070 / 609-292-4469

New Mexico: Yes

New York: No: 212-780-9175

North Carolina: No:

North Dakota: No: 701-328-9641

Ohio: No: 877-644-6338 (must have NCATE or TEAC if Nationally accredited)

Oklahoma: No: 405-521-3301

Oregon: No: 503-378-3586

Pennsylvania: No: 717-783-6788 / 717-789-3356

Rhode Island: No: 401-222-4600

South Carolina: Yes:

South Dakota: Yes: 605-773-3134

Tennessee: No: 615-741-2731

Texas: No: 512-427-6101

Utah: No: 801-538-7740

Vermont: No: 802-828-2445

Virginia: Yes: 800-292-3820

Washington: No: 360-725-6025

West Virginia: No: 800-982-2378

Wisconsin: No: 800-441-4563

Wyoming: No: 800-675-6893

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 15:40