Last updated on: 6/7/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Length of Time before Tenure Kicks in, State-by-State

PolicyStates
No TenureFlorida, Kansas, & North Carolina
1 Year to TenureMississippi
2 Years to TenureCalifornia, South Carolina, & Vermont
3 Years to TenureAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia,
Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine,
Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah,
Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
4 Years to TenureConnecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, & New York
5 Years to TenureLouisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, & Tennessee
No PolicyDC & North Dakota

Source:

National Council on Teacher Quality, “Policy Issue: Tenure,” nctq.org, Dec. 7, 2015