Tiered Licensure: Connecting Educator Effectiveness Policies

Several states are in the beginning stages of creating a multi-tiered teacher-level structure (e.g., standard, professional, master, or lead levels). A tired licensure system requires teachers to demonstrate increased teaching efficacy and growth to advance to higher licensure levels. We developed this Ask the Team brief to provide states and regional centers with an overview of current tiered licensure policies across the United States. Inside the brief, you will find the following:

  • Inputs and outputs: What do states require for licensure?
  • Creating opportunities: multiple tiers, multiple career paths
  • Charting new pay scales: aligning tiers with compensation