"Proof of Teaching Experience - out-Of-Country Teaching Experience" - Oklahoma

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Verification Process for Out-of-Country Teaching Experience
All items below are necessary for our agency to adhere to law when determining whether prior
service qualifies as an allowable teaching year. If any item is incomplete, your request will not
be processed.
1) Properly completed Proof of Teaching form (form and instructions attached);
2) Copy of teaching certificate(s) to cover all years being verified (If certificates are/were not
issued in said country, teacher must provide a letter from governing body stating this as fact
and verifying the “teacher” status of applicant during said years.);
3) Letter from governing body verifying that school was accredited/endorsed by approved
entity.
Law also requires requesting teacher to have any/all forms, in a language other than English,
analyzed by an evaluation service and submitted in the English translation.
(70 O.S. § 18-114-14)
C. Any of the degrees referred to in this section shall be from a college recognized by the State
Board of Education. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-state school
districts that are accredited by the state board of education or appropriate state accrediting
agency for the districts. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-country
schools that are accredited or otherwise endorsed by the appropriate national or regional
accrediting or endorsement authority. Out-of-country certification documentation in a
language other than English shall be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service
approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The person
seeking to have credit granted for out-of-country teaching experience shall be responsible for
all costs of the analysis by a credential evaluation service. The Board shall accept teaching
experience from primary and secondary schools that are operated by the United States
Department of Defense or are affiliated with the United States Department of State.
Submit all required documents to:
Mail: Oklahoma State Department of Education
Attn: School Personnel Records
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
OR
Email: Ashlee Parker – Ashlee.Parker@sde.ok.gov
March 2021
Verification Process for Out-of-Country Teaching Experience
All items below are necessary for our agency to adhere to law when determining whether prior
service qualifies as an allowable teaching year. If any item is incomplete, your request will not
be processed.
1) Properly completed Proof of Teaching form (form and instructions attached);
2) Copy of teaching certificate(s) to cover all years being verified (If certificates are/were not
issued in said country, teacher must provide a letter from governing body stating this as fact
and verifying the “teacher” status of applicant during said years.);
3) Letter from governing body verifying that school was accredited/endorsed by approved
entity.
Law also requires requesting teacher to have any/all forms, in a language other than English,
analyzed by an evaluation service and submitted in the English translation.
(70 O.S. § 18-114-14)
C. Any of the degrees referred to in this section shall be from a college recognized by the State
Board of Education. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-state school
districts that are accredited by the state board of education or appropriate state accrediting
agency for the districts. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-country
schools that are accredited or otherwise endorsed by the appropriate national or regional
accrediting or endorsement authority. Out-of-country certification documentation in a
language other than English shall be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service
approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The person
seeking to have credit granted for out-of-country teaching experience shall be responsible for
all costs of the analysis by a credential evaluation service. The Board shall accept teaching
experience from primary and secondary schools that are operated by the United States
Department of Defense or are affiliated with the United States Department of State.
Submit all required documents to:
Mail: Oklahoma State Department of Education
Attn: School Personnel Records
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
OR
Email: Ashlee Parker – Ashlee.Parker@sde.ok.gov
March 2021
PROOF OF TEAC HING EXPERIENCE
Teacher Certification
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
2500 N Lincoln Blvd Ste 212
Oklahoma City OK 73105-4599
TEACHER NUMBER: _______________
CREDENTIALS VERIFIED: __________
NOTE: This form should be used to verify experience outside an Oklahoma K-12 public school setting only.
Teacher's Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Social Security Number: ___________ ________ ___________
Last
First
Middle
Maiden
Oklahoma school where currently employed: _________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________
(If applicable)
County
District
This record is for the Oklahoma State Board of Education to evaluate the experience of the person indicated above. In order to evaluate this experience, ALL information
must be completed. This information will be used for determining salary increments, retirement credit, and/or for teacher certification.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF VERIFYING EMPLOYER
ACCREDITATION STATUS:
Yes, the school was accredited for the years listed below.
Name of Accrediting Agency: _________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
No, the school was NOT accredited for the years listed below.
Name of Educational Institution
CERTIFICATION STATUS:
___________________________________________________________________________
Yes, the teacher held a valid state teaching credential during the years
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
listed below.*
State: _______ Validity Dates: ___________ through ___________
_____________________________________________ ( _______ ) __________________
(Two Letter Code)
(MM/DD/YY)
(MM/DD/YY)
Print Name and Title of Certifying Official
Telephone Number
No, the teacher did NOT hold a valid teaching credential during the years
listed below.
USE A SEPARATE LINE FOR EACH SCHOOL YEAR AND COMPLETE ALL COLUMNS
Actual
Dates of Service
% of Day
Number of
Number of
Signature of Certifying Official
From
To
Worked/
Days
Days in
School District or Institution
Position Held
State
County
Employed
Employed
Full Year
SIGN EACH LINE
(Mo Day Yr)
(Mo Day Yr)
*PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING CERTIFICATE THAT WAS VALID DURING THE ABOVE DATES.
Per Oklahoma State Statute Title 70 § 18-114.14, teaching credit can be granted only for out-of-state/country teaching experience obtained in an accredited school system while holding valid certification or
its equivalent. For the purpose of state salary increments and retirement, no teacher shall be granted credit for more than five years of out-of-state/country teaching experience as a certified teacher.
March 2021
Send one copy to School Personnel Records and one copy to Teacher Certification.
Instructions for Completion of Oklahoma Proof of Teaching Experience Form
Teacher to complete top portion only:
Teacher’s Name
Social Security Number
Oklahoma school where currently employed (if applicable)
Remainder of the form is to be completed by the district/private school/university staff:
Accreditation Status – If school is accredited, please include the name of the Accrediting Agency
(ie: State Department of Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Christian
Schools International, etc.).
Certification Status – If teacher was certified during dates of employment, please provide certificate
information here. A copy of the certificate is also required for verification.
Name and Address of Verifying Employer – Please complete all information including the
name/title/contact information for the individual certifying the accuracy of employment data.
Service Records – Use a separate line for each school year reported (all columns must be completed).
State – State where school is located
County – County where school is located
School District or Institution – Employing District/School/University
Dates of Service – Contract Dates/Start-End Dates by school year
Position Held – Include grade, if applicable
% of Day Worked/Employed – Report as 1.0 or 100%; Other examples would be .50, 50% or .25, 25%
Actual Number of Days Employed – Days worked/on contract per school year
Number of Days in Full Year – Days in full contract for position held (example 180 days for teachers/
200 days for principal)
Certifying Official Signature – Request will not be processed if signature is missing
Submit completed form, along with copy of valid certificate for school year(s) being verified, to:
Mail: Oklahoma State Department of Education
Attn: School Personnel Records
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
OR
Email: Ashlee Parker – Ashlee.Parker@sde.ok.gov
March 2021
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