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Licensure

By statute, the State Board of Education establishes standards for the licensing of teachers and other educators. 

The State Board of Education also has authority over the issuance, denial, suspension and revocation of teacher and administrator license for preK-12 education. The State Board does not have authority to make employment decisions. Before a teacher or administrator's license is suspended or revoked, a local education agency (school district) often terminates or accepts the resignation of that teacher or administrator.