Virgin Islands - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Area: 
Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Virgin Islands Board of Education has full authority over teacher certification.

Body: 

Other sections of the Virgin Islands Code assign further responsibilities to the Board and they are as follows:
16. To prescribe rules and regulations and establish criteria for the certification, selection, and appointment of teachers, supervisors, principals, librarians and other professionals of the Department of Education. Certification licensing and holders to teach in the public schools of the Virgin Islands shall be issued solely by the Board. Only persons whom these certifications have been issued may be considered by the Board of Education for the eligible list. The Commissioner shall prescribe rules and regulations subject to the approval of the Board and the Governor for the determination of salaries (17 VIC, ยง 121)

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Board of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/11/2016