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How to Become a Teacher in Vermont: Teacher Certification

This is a guide to the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Vermont. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

To see data on teaching salaries in Vermont, look here.

Traditional Approach for the Vermont Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college.
  2. 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.
  3. Pass the Praxis I and Praxis II Tests (Vermont Testing Requirements).
  4. Pass a Criminal Record Check. Grab a copy of form FD-258 from the police department along with fingerprint cards.
  5. 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
      (802) 828-2445
  6. 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. These can allow you to start teaching before you complete the teacher education program.

  1. Contact a Peer Review Assistant (802) 828-0449
  2. Need Help/Questions about Licensing? (802) 828-2445

Sources:

  1. State of Vermont Agency of Education, http://education.vermont.gov/

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