How to Become a Teacher in Wyoming

Between the mountains, plains, rivers, and state parks, Wyoming is a beautiful place to live, and an ideal atmosphere for those who love nature and small community life. However, its dispersed population and expansive spaces create some administrative challenges for those trying to provide good education for those who live in Wyoming's rural communities and small cities.

How to become a teacher in Wyoming - traditional route for residents

The traditional route for those wishing to become a teacher in Wyoming has two important parts. First is the teacher preparation program, and traditionally this means going to an approved college or university and taking classes in both education and in the area of their expertise. Once the bachelor's degree is earned, the student is ready for the second part of the process, the Praxis test. The Praxis is a 2-part standardized test required by most states, which measures the prospective teacher's competence in general studies and in the area of their specialization.

How to become a teacher in WY - alternative route for residents

Wyoming makes provision for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree. These prospective teachers still have to be certified, so they go through alternative methods provided by the state. To acquire a teacher certificate in Wyoming, aspiring teachers must enroll in the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching Program. If an unlicensed applicant is hired for a Wyoming teaching job, he or she must immediately enroll in the NPTT program.

How to become a teacher in WY - for out-of-state teacher applicants

Like most states, Wyoming recognizes the licenses of those who have been certified in another state. They are members of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, which indicates which states' teaching certificates the signing states will accept. This does not mean that someone coming from another state won't have extra requirements for teacher certification in Wyoming, but it does mean that they can start teaching, because Wyoming has pronounced their certificate valid.

Other requirements for teachers coming in from out of state include:

  • The teacher must have taught for 3 of the past 6 years in the state where they are coming from.
  • The teacher must send a copy of his or her current valid teaching license.
  • The teacher must send copies of his or her Praxis I and II scores.

However, if a teacher is an elementary school or social studies teacher from another state, he or she does not have to send Praxis scores, but rather proof of being a highly qualified teacher in his or her state. The teacher will also have to be fingerprinted in Wyoming, even if they have already done so in another state.

How do I become a teacher in Wyoming - necessary exams for residents

Like most states, Wyoming requires teachers to pass both parts of the Praxis exam, Praxis I and II. If a teacher comes in from another state—even a state whose licenses are recognized by Wyoming—they still have to take the Praxis II exam.

What bachelors degree do I need for teaching in Wyoming?

It is effectively required by the state of Wyoming that a student on the traditional path to teaching obtain a bachelor's degree in education from an approved institution. While it's not technically a requirement, it is required that an individual have both a certain number of education courses, and the endorsement of the institution as a qualified future teacher. That endorsement usually happens during the course of an education program.

What is a teacher preparation program in Wyoming?

A teacher wondering how to become a teacher in Wyoming should know that a preparation program is either an education program pursued through an approved bachelor's degree, or it's an NPTT program for those who already have bachelor's degrees.

How do I renew my teacher certification in Wyoming?

Before a teacher can renew a teaching license in Wyoming, he or she has to have at least 5 credits of professional development. One credit is 14 hours worth of training. After that requirement is met, the teacher can apply for renewal, after paying a small renewal fee.

Where do I go for more information about how to become a teacher in WY?

Wyoming Student Statistics

  • Number of Pre-School students: 452
  • Number of Kindergarten students: 7,215
  • Number of 1st - 12th grade students: 79,494
  • Total number of students in Wyoming: 87,161

Wyoming Teacher Statistics

Average Teacher Salary by Grade Level

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $29,280 $16,410 $19,400 $26,680 $35,650 $46,930
Kindergarten $52,320 $40,940 $45,390 $51,860 $59,440 $66,040
Elementary $55,390 $42,560 $47,890 $55,550 $63,430 $70,160
Middle school $57,190 $42,210 $48,520 $56,770 $64,770 $74,040
High school $57,040 $42,720 $48,650 $56,560 $64,320 $72,910

School Districts in Wyoming

School District Largest Elementary Schools Largest Middle Schools Largest High Schools
Albany County School District #1
Cozy Hollow Elementary
666 Albany County Rd
Rock River, WY 82083
Cozy Hollow Elementary
666 Albany County Rd
Rock River, WY 82083
Rock River High School
262 North Morris
Rock River, WY 82083
River Bridge Elementary
Garrett Route
Rock River, WY 82083
River Bridge Elementary
Garrett Route
Rock River, WY 82083
Laramie High School
1275 North 11th
Laramie, WY 82072
Centennial Elementary
2771 Us Hwy 130
Centennial, WY 82055
Rock River Junior High School
262 North Morris
Rock River, WY 82083
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Big Horn County School District #1
Burlington Elementary
109 School Ave
Burlington, WY 82411
Burlington Junior High School
109 School Ave
Burlington, WY 82411
Burlington High School
109 North St
Burlington, WY 82411
Rocky Mountain Elementary
101 South Division
Cowley, WY 82420
Rocky Mountain Middle School
125 West 3rd St
Deaver, WY 82421
Rocky Mountain High School
30 East Main
Byron, WY 82412
Big Horn County School District #2
Lovell Elementary
520 Shoshone
Lovell, WY 82431
Lovell Middle School
325 West 9th
Lovell, WY 82431
Lovell High School
502 Hampshire Ave
Lovell, WY 82431
Big Horn County School District #3
Greybull Elementary
125 6th Ave South
Greybull, WY 82426
Greybull Middle School
640 8th Ave North
Greybull, WY 82426
Greybull High School
600 North 6th St
Greybull, WY 82426
Big Horn County School District #4
Manderson Elementary
170 School Ave
Manderson, WY 82432
Cloud Peak Middle School
170 School Ave
Manderson, WY 82432
Riverside High School
919 West B
Basin, WY 82410
Laura Irwin Elementary
101 South 12th
Basin, WY 82410
Campbell County School District #1
Little Powder Elementary
Us Hwy 59 North
Weston, WY 82731
Little Powder Elementary
Us Hwy 59 North
Weston, WY 82731
Wright Jr. & Sr. High School
220 Wright Blvd
Wright, WY 82732
Recluse School
13 Greenough Rd
Recluse, WY 82725
Recluse School
13 Greenough Rd
Recluse, WY 82725
Campbell County High School
1000 Camel Dr
Gillette, WY 82717
4-j Elementary School
2830 Hwy 50a
Gillette, WY 82717
Wright Jr. & Sr. High School
220 Wright Blvd
Wright, WY 82732
Carbon County School District #1
Bairoil Elementary
101 Bluebell Ave
Bairoil, WY 82322
Rawlins Middle School
1001 East Brooks St
Rawlins, WY 82301
Little Snake River Valley School
100 Meeker St
Baggs, WY 82321
Sinclair Elementary
Ninth And Cleveland
Sinclair, WY 82334
Rawlins High School
1401 Colorado
Rawlins, WY 82301
Little Snake River Valley School
100 Meeker St
Baggs, WY 82321
Carbon County School District #2
Elk Mountain Elementary
202 Veterans
Elk Mountain, WY 82324
Hem Junior/senior High School
Us Hwy 72
Hanna, WY 82327
Hem Junior/senior High School
Us Hwy 72
Hanna, WY 82327
Medicine Bow Elementary
340 West Spruce
Medicine Bow, WY 82329
Saratoga Middle/high School
801 West Elm
Saratoga, WY 82331
Encampment K-12 School
514 Rankin
Encampment, WY 82325
Hanna Elementary
300 2nd St
Hanna, WY 82327
Saratoga Middle/high School
801 West Elm
Saratoga, WY 82331
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Converse County School District #1
White Elementary
1641 Esterbrook Rd
Douglas, WY 82633
White Elementary
1641 Esterbrook Rd
Douglas, WY 82633
Douglas High School
1701 Hamilton St
Douglas, WY 82633
Dry Creek Elementary
3545 Us Hwy 59
Douglas, WY 82633
Dry Creek Elementary
3545 Us Hwy 59
Douglas, WY 82633
Shawnee Elementary
1216 Us Hwy 18-20
Douglas, WY 82633
Shawnee Elementary
1216 Us Hwy 18-20
Douglas, WY 82633
Converse County School District #2
Glenrock Intermediate School
645 South 3rd
Glenrock, WY 82637
Glenrock Middle School
645 South 3rd
Glenrock, WY 82637
Glenrock High School
225 Oregon Trail
Glenrock, WY 82637
Grant Elementary
412 South 4th
Glenrock, WY 82637
Crook County School District #1
Sundance Elementary
700 Park St
Sundance, WY 82729
Sundance Secondary School
8th And Cleveland
Sundance, WY 82729
Sundance Secondary School
8th And Cleveland
Sundance, WY 82729
Hulett School
429 Sager
Hulett, WY 82720
Moorcroft Secondary School
47 Country Ln
Moorcroft, WY 82721
Hulett School
429 Sager
Hulett, WY 82720
Moorcroft Elementary
101 South Belle Fourche
Moorcroft, WY 82721
Moorcroft Secondary School
47 Country Ln
Moorcroft, WY 82721
Fremont County School District #1
Jeffrey City Elementary
375 Bob Adams Ave
Jeffrey City, WY 82520
Starrett Junior High School
863 Sweetwater St
Lander, WY 82520
Lander Valley High School
350 Baldwin Creek Rd
Lander, WY 82520
North Elementary
626 Washington St
Lander, WY 82520
South Elementary
615 Popo Agie
Lander, WY 82520
Fremont County School District #14
Wyoming Indian Elementary
23 Coolidge Dr
Ethete, WY 82520
Wyoming Indian Middle School
535 Ethete Rd
Ethete, WY 82520
Wyoming Indian High School
636 Blue Sky Hwy
Ethete, WY 82520
Fremont County School District #2
Dubois Elementary
700 North 1st St
Dubois, WY 82513
Dubois Middle School
700 North 1st St
Dubois, WY 82513
Dubois High School
314 Helmer
Dubois, WY 82513
Fremont County School District #21
Ft. Washakie Elementary
90 Ethete Rd
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Ft. Washakie Middle School
90 Ethete Rd
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Ft. Washakie Charter High School
90 Ethete Rd
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Fremont County School District #24
Shoshoni Elementary
112 West 3rd St
Shoshoni, WY 82649
Shoshoni Junior High School
112 West 3rd St
Shoshoni, WY 82649
Shoshoni High School
112 West 3rd St
Shoshoni, WY 82649
Fremont County School District #25
Jackson Elementary
720 West Jackson Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Riverton Middle School
840 Major Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Riverton High School
2001 West Sunset Dr
Riverton, WY 82501
Ashgrove Elementary
510 North 1st
Riverton, WY 82501
Lincoln Elementary
1304 East Lincoln Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Fremont County School District #38
Arapahoe Elementary
Little Wind River Bottom Rd
Arapahoe, WY 82510
Arapahoe Elementary
Little Wind River Bottom Rd
Arapahoe, WY 82510
Fremont County School District #6
Crowheart Elementary
11162 Hwy 26
Crowheart, WY 82512
Wind River Middle/high School
1994 North Cougar Dr
Pavillion, WY 82523
Wind River Middle/high School
1994 North Cougar Dr
Pavillion, WY 82523
Wind River Elementary
223 North Cherry
Pavillion, WY 82523
Goshen County School District #1
La Grange Elementary
Educational Dr
La Grange, WY 82221
Southeast Junior High School
Lacy Ave
Yoder, WY 82244
Lingle-ft. Laramie High School
3rd St
Lingle, WY 82223
Lingle-ft. Laramie Elementary
Third St
Lingle, WY 82223
Lingle-ft. Laramie Middle School
3rd St
Lingle, WY 82223
Southeast High School
Lacy Ave
Yoder, WY 82244
Southeast Elementary
Lacy St
Yoder, WY 82244
Torrington Middle School
2742 West East St
Torrington, WY 82240
Torrington High School
2400 West C St
Torrington, WY 82240
Hot Springs County School District #1
Ralph Witters Elementary
215 Springview
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Thermopolis Middle School
1450 Valley View Dr
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Hot Springs County High School
231 Park
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Johnson County School District #1
Kaycee Elementary
235 Holt
Kaycee, WY 82639
Kaycee Junior High School
235 Holt St
Kaycee, WY 82639
Kaycee High School
235 Holt
Kaycee, WY 82639
Clear Creek Elementary
361 West Gatchell
Buffalo, WY 82834
Clear Creek Middle School
361 West Gatchell
Buffalo, WY 82834
Buffalo High School
29891 Old Hwy 87
Buffalo, WY 82834
Meadowlark Elementary
550 South Burritt Ave
Buffalo, WY 82834
Laramie County School District #1
Clawson Elementary
376 Rd 228a
Horse Creek, WY 82061
Johnson Junior High School
1236 West Allison Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Central High School
5500 Educaton Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Willadsen Elementary
645 Harriman Rd
Granite Canyon, WY 82059
Carey Junior High School
1780 East Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001
East High School
2800 East Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Miller Elementary
3501 Evans Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Mccormick Junior High School
6000 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Laramie County School District #2
Albin Elementary
454 5th Ave
Albin, WY 82050
Pine Bluffs Jr & Senior High School
512 Maplacee St
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Pine Bluffs Jr & Senior High School
512 Maplacee St
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Carpenter Elementary
4816 Monroe Ave
Carpenter, WY 82054
Burns Jr & Senior High School
305 East County Rd 213
Burns, WY 82053
Burns Jr & Senior High School
305 East County Rd 213
Burns, WY 82053
Pine Bluffs Elementary
603 Elm St
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Lincoln County School District #1
Kemmerer Middle School
1310 Antelope
Diamondville, WY 83116
Kemmerer Middle School
1310 Antelope
Diamondville, WY 83116
Kemmerer High School
1525 Third West
Diamondville, WY 83116
Kemmerer Elementary
1401 Lincoln Heights Dr
Diamondville, WY 83116
Lincoln County School District #2
Cokeville Elementary
250 North Sage
Cokeville, WY 83114
Cokeville High School
300 Pine
Cokeville, WY 83114
Cokeville High School
300 Pine
Cokeville, WY 83114
Etna Elementary
107590 Us Hwy 89
Etna, WY 83118
Star Valley Middle School
999 Warrior Way
Afton, WY 83110
Star Valley High School
445 West Swift Creek Ln
Afton, WY 83110
Osmond Elementary
3120 State Hwy 241
Afton, WY 83110
Natrona County School District #1
Red Creek Elementary
15651 Hwy 487
Casper, WY 82604
Woods Learning Center
500 South Walsh Dr
Casper, WY 82609
Midwest School
256 Lewis
Midwest, WY 82643
Willow Creek Elementary
235 Holt St
Kaycee, WY 82639
Casper Classical Academy
920 South Beverly
Casper, WY 82601
Natrona County High School
930 South Elm
Casper, WY 82601
Powder River Elementary
35462 Notches Rd
Powder River, WY 82648
Poison Spider Elementary
14200 Poison Spider Rd
Casper, WY 82604
Kelly Walsh High School
3500 East 12th St
Casper, WY 82609
Niobrara County School District #1
Lance Creek Elementary
Us Hwy 272
Lance Creek, WY 82222
Lance Creek Elementary
Us Hwy 272
Lance Creek, WY 82222
Niobrara County High School
702 West 5th
Lusk, WY 82225
Lusk Elementary
425 South Maplacee
Lusk, WY 82225
Lusk Middle School
425 South Maplacee
Lusk, WY 82225
Northwest Wyoming Boces
Park County School District #1
Clark Elementary
363 Rd 1ab
Powell, WY 82435
Powell Middle School
368 East 3rd St
Powell, WY 82435
Powell High School
1151 East 7th St
Powell, WY 82435
Westside Elementary
956 Ave K
Powell, WY 82435
Parkside Elementary
125 South Douglas
Powell, WY 82435
Park County School District #16
Meeteetse School
2107 Idaho
Meeteetse, WY 82433
Meeteetse School
2107 Idaho
Meeteetse, WY 82433
Park County School District #6
Valley Elementary
Southfork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414
Cody Middle School
2901 Cougar Ave
Cody, WY 82414
Cody High School
1225 Tenth St
Cody, WY 82414
Wapiti Elementary
3167 Northfork Hwy
Wapiti, WY 82414
Sunset Elementary
1520 21st St
Cody, WY 82414
Platte County School District #1
Glendo Elementary
305 Paige St
Glendo, WY 82213
Chugwater Junior High School
406 5th St
Chugwater, WY 82210
Glendo High School
305 Paige St
Glendo, WY 82213
Chugwater Elementary
406 5th St
Chugwater, WY 82210
Glendo Junior High School
305 Paige St
Glendo, WY 82213
Chugwater High School
406 5th St
Chugwater, WY 82210
Libbey Elementary
1207 13th St
Wheatland, WY 82201
Wheatland Junior High School
2600 West Mariposa
Wheatland, WY 82201
Wheatland High School
1207 13th St
Wheatland, WY 82201
Platte County School District #2
Guernsey-sunrise Elementary
555 South Wyoming St
Guernsey, WY 82214
Guernsey-sunrise Junior High
172 West Burlington
Guernsey, WY 82214
Guernsey-sunrise High School
172 West Burlington
Guernsey, WY 82214
Red Top Meadows - Administration Office
Saint Joseph's Children's Home - Administration Office
Sheridan County School District #1
Slack Elementary
562 County Rd 144
Parkman, WY 82839
Tongue River Middle School
1251 Dayton St
Ranchester, WY 82839
Big Horn High School
333 Us Hwy 335
Big Horn, WY 82833
Big Horn Elementary
333 Us Hwy 335
Big Horn, WY 82833
Big Horn Middle School
333 Us Hwy 335
Big Horn, WY 82833
Tongue River High School
1100 Us Hwy 14
Dayton, WY 82836
Tongue River Elementary
124 Dayton St
Ranchester, WY 82839
Sheridan County School District #2
Story Elementary
103 Fish Hatchery Rd
Story, WY 82842
Sheridan Junior High School
500 Lewis St
Sheridan, WY 82801
Sheridan High School
1056 Long Dr
Sheridan, WY 82801
Woodland Park Elementary
5135 Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, WY 82801
Coffeen Elementary
1053 South Sheridan Ave
Sheridan, WY 82801
Sheridan County School District #3
Arvada Elementary
127 Main
Arvada, WY 82835
Arvada-clearmont Junior High
1601 Meade Ave
Clearmont, WY 82835
Arvada-clearmont High School
1601 Meade Ave
Clearmont, WY 82835
Clearmont Elementary
1601 Meade Ave
Clearmont, WY 82835
Sublette County School District #1
Bondurant Elementary
14224 South Us Hwy 189/191
Bondurant, WY 82941
Pinedale Middle School
227 East Hennick St
Pinedale, WY 82941
Pinedale High School
101 East Hennick St
Pinedale, WY 82941
Pinedale Middle School
227 East Hennick St
Pinedale, WY 82941
Pinedale Elementary
665 South Tyler Ave
Pinedale, WY 82941
Sublette County School District #9
La Barge Elementary
106 Pine Ave
La Barge, WY 83113
Big Piney Middle School
201 Nichols St South
Big Piney, WY 83113
Big Piney High School
650 Piney Dr
Big Piney, WY 83113
Big Piney Elementary
225 Nichols St South
Big Piney, WY 83113
Sweetwater County School District #1
Farson-eden Elementary
30 Us Hwy 28
Farson, WY 82932
Desert Middle School
235 Bugas
Wamsutter, WY 82336
Farson-eden High School
30 Us Hwy 28
Farson, WY 82932
Desert Elementary
235 Bugas
Wamsutter, WY 82336
Farson-eden Middle School
30 Us Hwy 28
Farson, WY 82932
Rock Springs High School
1375 James Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82902
Lincoln Elementary
915 Edgar
Rock Springs, WY 82902
Rock Springs East Junior High
831 Gobel St
Rock Springs, WY 82902
Sweetwater County School District #2
Mckinnon Elementary
Us Hwy 414
Mckinnon, WY 82938
Mckinnon Elementary
Us Hwy 414
Mckinnon, WY 82938
Green River High School
1615 Hitching Post
Green River, WY 82935
Granger Elementary
200 1st St
Granger, WY 82934
Lincoln Middle School
350 Monroe Ave
Green River, WY 82935
Washington Elementary
750 West 5th North
Green River, WY 82935
Teton County School District #1
Moran Elementary
Main St
Jackson, WY 83001
Jackson Hole Middle School
1230 South Park Loop Rd
Jackson, WY 83001
Jackson Hole High School
1910 West High School Rd
Jackson, WY 83001
Kelly Elementary
Fourth St
Kelly, WY 83011
Alta Elementary
15 School Rd Ski Hill Rd
Driggs, WY 83001
Uinta County School District #1
Clark Elementary
600 13th St
Evanston, WY 82931
Evanston Middle School
341 Summit
Evanston, WY 82931
Evanston High School
701 West Cheyenne Dr
Evanston, WY 82931
Aspen Elementary
225 Broken Circlecle
Evanston, WY 82931
Davis Middle School
837 No Name St
Evanston, WY 82931
North Evanston Elementary
500 Cedar St
Evanston, WY 82931
Uinta County School District #4
Ft. Bridger Elementary
436 North Main St
Fort Bridger, WY 82939
Mountain View Middle School
124 Second St
Mountain View, WY 82939
Mountain View High School
330 Seventh St
Mountain View, WY 82939
Mountain View Elementary
216 Second St
Mountain View, WY 82939
Mountain View Middle School
124 Second St
Mountain View, WY 82939
Uinta County School District #6
Lyman Middle School
126 North Main
Lyman, WY 82937
Lyman Middle School
126 North Main
Lyman, WY 82937
Lyman High School
1305 East Clark
Lyman, WY 82937
Urie Elementary
1707 Powers Ave
Lyman, WY 82937
Washakie County School District #1
South Side Elementary
1229 Howell Ave
Worland, WY 82401
Worland Middle School
2150 Howell Ave
Worland, WY 82401
Worland High School
801 South 17th St
Worland, WY 82401
East Side Elementary
203 Norty 15th St
Worland, WY 82401
West Side Elementary
810 South 6th St
Worland, WY 82401
Washakie County School District #2
Ten Sleep K-12
242 Cedar St
Ten Sleep, WY 82442
Ten Sleep K-12
242 Cedar St
Ten Sleep, WY 82442
Weston County School District #1
Kitty Moats Elementary
551 Metz
Osage, WY 82701
Newcastle Middle School
115 Casper Ave
Newcastle, WY 82701
Newcastle High School
111 Casper Ave
Newcastle, WY 82701
Newcastle Elementary 3-5
5040 Us Hwy 16
Newcastle, WY 82701
Newcastle Elementary K-2
5040 Us Hwy 16
Newcastle, WY 82701
Weston County School District #7
Upton Elementary
802 Juniper
Upton, WY 82730
Upton Middle School
802 Juniper
Upton, WY 82730
Upton High School
610 Poplacear St
Upton, WY 82730
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Wyoming Education Contact Information

Wyoming Department Of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7673