No teaching certificate or college degree is required for homeschooling in any state in the U.S.
Eleven states do mandate a high school diploma (or GED with varying levels of associated requirements if you don’t have a high school diploma).
You can check out your state’s specific laws here.
What are the requirements for homeschooling?
A few states require homeschool parents to meet basic educational qualifications such as having a high school diploma or GED, but the vast majority of states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents. Read full brief.
Do you have to be a certified teacher to homeschool?
Parents who are not certified teachers may fulfill teacher requirements in other ways, including possession of a baccalaureate degree, and supervision by a certified teacher for those who possess a high school diploma or GED. Parents must file an annual notice of intent to homeschool and must maintain annual reports.
How do you become a certified homeschool teacher?
While each state’s requirements vary, you can generally expect to need a bachelor’s degree (minimum), a teacher preparation program (including education courses and fieldwork like student teaching or an internship), as well as several tests to demonstrate general and specific knowledge.
Where do I start with homeschooling?
To get started homeschooling, you’ll need to:
- Review the homeschool laws for your state (or country).
- Understand parent qualifications for your area.
- Figure out your child’s learning style.
- Choose a homeschool learning method.
- Select curriculum or courses.
- Deschool your child (and yourself!).