So you want to earn your Vermont Teacher Certification? Here are the step by step instructions to get started:
Traditional Approach for the Vermont Teacher Certification
- Earn your Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited university. If you already have a bachelors degree, then be sure to request more information for your Master’s Degree right away
- Teacher Preparations: This will include teacher prep courses, student teaching, and other types of internships. In order to receive a Vermont Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid.
- Pass the Praxis I and Praxis II Tests (Vermont Testing Requirements )
- Pass a Criminal Record Check. Grab a copy of form FD-258 from the police department along with fingerprint cards
- Submit the following:
- Completed Application
- Complete the "Oath"
- Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
- Work experience and Resume
- Fill out the Child Support, Tax 7 UCC Statement
- Application fee of $140 payable to Vermont Dept of Education -Licensing Office
- Fingerprint cards and fee of $24 payable to Vermont Department of Public Safety
- Mail to:
Office of Educator Licensing and Professional Standards
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2501
- Do you want to renew your Vermont Teacher Certification?
Alternative Approach for a Vermont Teacher Certification
Alternatively, you can follow Licensed by Evaluation process or Vermont Peer Review. This will allow you to start teaching before you complete the teacher education program.
- Contact a Peer Review Assistant (802) 828-0449
- Need Help/Questions about Licensing? (802) 828-2445