VI Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

US Virgin Islands Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

The US Virgin Islands have the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher licensure:


Early Childhood Educator, Grades K-3 

Elementary Educator, Grades K-6 

Special Educator, Mild/Moderate, Grades K-12 

Not Available: Middle School Mathematics 

Not Available: Middle School General Science 

Secondary History/Social Studies, Grades 7-12 

Secondary Mathematics, Grades 7-12 

Secondary Science - Biology, Grades 7-12 

Secondary Science - Chemistry, Grades 7-12 

Secondary Science  - Physics, Grades 7-12 

Not Available: Geosciences 

Not Available: English as a Second Language 

Elementary or Middle School Assistant Principal, K-12 

1. DEGREE: Graduation from a Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university.

2. PROGRAM: Completion of a state-approved/ accredited teacher education program.

3. BACKGROUND CHECK: Submission of cleared background checks from every location in which the applicant resided for more than one year.

4. BASIC SKILLS EXAM: Passing scores on the required basic skills exam

5. CONTENT EXAMS: Passing scores on the required subject matter examinations.

6. VIRGIN ISLANDS HISTORY: Complete a course in Virgin Islands History within the first year or employment. 

For further details on these requirements, please see the US Virgin Islands Department of Education website.




Article Number : 20249, 1815


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