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
- Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college.
- 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. These can 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
- State of Vermont Agency of Education, http://education.vermont.gov/