ERIC Number: ED225998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Certification Fees, A Survey.
Elliott, Jess Patten
Responses were received from all 50 state education agencies and the District of Columbia to a questionnaire seeking information on: (1) state agency which issues teaching certificates; (2) fee structure for various services a certification unit might perform; (3) increases in fees over the past four or five years; and (4) significant issues affecting the types of service offered and fees charged. The information received indicated that certification fees are common and are rising. Most of the states offering certificates at no cost are in the eastern half of the nation, and are rather evenly divided between the northeastern quadrant and the southeastern quadrant. The three states that have begun charging fees in the last four or five years are located in the northeast. Fees range from 1 to 50 dollars. From the 39 states that provided information about the size of their fees, the median fee was in the neighborhood of 15 dollars, which is lower than fees generally charged for other state licensing services. The response of each state to the questionnaire is listed and the questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.