Vermont - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to receive a certificate, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, show content knowledge, prove student teaching experience, and communicate effectively.


-Except as otherwise noted by this section, the applicant shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or state-approved institution and shall have successfully completed a major, or its equivalent, in the liberal arts and sciences, or in the content area of the endorsement sought.
-Documentation of the specified content knowledge and performance standards and additional requirements, if any, for the endorsement(s) being sought.
-Documentation of required student teaching or administrative internship experience.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in speaking, writing, and other forms of creative expression and the ability to apply basic mathematical skills, critical thinking skills, and creative thinking skills.

Adopting Authority: 
Standards Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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