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D.C. Teacher Certification Process

Online, Affordable Teacher Certification

Accredited Online Teacher Certification

We streamlined the teacher certification process to make it as easy as possible for you to get your teaching career started.


Before applying and enrolling, you must pass the appropriate Praxis exam(s). Though you can be exempt from Praxis I (CORE), you are required to take the Praxis II Subject Exam. Learn More Here


Once enrolled you can immediately begin your online coursework. The coursework is self-paced and competency based. You may login and complete the coursework from anywhere, at anytime.


After you have complete the first two courses you can apply, interview and accept a teaching position and begin your teaching career!


The first step is to complete the on application and submit the application documents to the iteachD.C. office.


Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may enroll in the program. You are immediately provided access to your first online course.

iteachD.C. offers seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

View Admission Requirements

Praxis II Subject Exams

iteachD.C. offers certification in six initial certification areas. You must submit at least one Praxis II passing score (in an area below) in order to be eligible for the program.

To learn more about the exams and verify correct test number please visit the ETS website.

The Office of the State Supertendent requires both Praxis CORE and Praxis II exams to be passed for program eligibility. You can find specifics on each test: CLICK HERE (September 2019 OSSE Updates).


  • K-6

High School

  • English (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • General Science (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)

All Level

  • Special Education (Non-Catagorical)

Training with iteachD.C. begins immediately upon enrollment. You can complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace (any time, any where).

Instructional Courses

  • TEPC 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
  • TEPC 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TEPC 5200 – Learner Development
  • TEPC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TEPC 5400 – Literacy and 21stCentury Instruction
  • TEPC 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TEPC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Courses

  • TEPC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience
  • TEPC 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review

Content Methodology Courses



You will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

Complete course 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.


You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled in the iteachD.C. Educator Preparation Program with EDTC5100 completed and 30 hours of observation logged.

You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter or recognized private school.


During the residency, you will be assigned a supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.


Some iteachD.C. candidates elect to complete their field experience through a clinical teaching placement. This is an unpaid option similar to “student teaching.” The advantage of a clinical teaching placement is that it allows you to earn your Standard Teaching Certificate in as little as six months.

iteachD.C. offers a 14-week, five-day-a-week, full-day clinical teaching option. Our clinical program, which has limited enrollment period in the fall and spring semester, is designed to provide a placement based on content areas in which you have demonstrated mastery. You must understand that during the clinical teaching time you are under the direction of the classroom cooperating teacher. Failure to follow the directions and guidance of the cooperating teacher will result in release from the program.

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