Wyoming – State Information

MEA President: Steve Schofield
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Cindy Schmid
ALF Member Email: cinschmid@msn.com

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/4/2021
Adjourns: TBD

Meeting in person and virtually in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline 22nd Legislative Day
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines

House: 12th Legislative Day
Senate: 15th Legislative Day

Governor Mark Gordon (R)
Joint Education Committee Chair

CHAIR: Rep. David Edward Northrup (R)

Partisan Split House: R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 307-777-7852
Senate Secretary Contact 307-777-7711
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule Meeting places move around state and meets at least monthly –
State Superintendent
Jillian Balow

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Leslie Koch, (307) 777-6216, les.koch1@wyo.gov
Title IV Director

Mark Bowers, (307) 777-8739, mark.bowers@wyo.gov

Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations Not found
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Not found – contact to learn more: diana.thompson@wyo.gov


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

WY Music K-12 Standard (4-year) None None None No No Possible additional testing and/or coursework; Wyoming Constitution $150 application (in-state)
$200 application (out-of-state)
$50 fingerprinting
No https://wyomingptsb.com/education-resources/alternative-licensing-programs/ https://wyomingptsb.com/ June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Smart Start Guidance

The state’s department of education is asking each district by Aug. 3 to send a detailed plan on how they will reopen their schools.

Title IV Success Stories