U.S. Virgin Islands Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions
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.
To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing a bachelor’s degree, a post baccalaureate certification or a Master of Special Education degree must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript. Students who are pursuing a Master of Teaching degree must have marks of "passed” on their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation assessments to include any program required Praxis exams as well as all state required exams.
You may apply for a teaching certificate in the U.S. Virgin Islands by following the steps below:
Step 1: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Masters students may request a transcript after completing the teacher preparation portion of their Masters program. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.
Step 2: Download the teaching application here.
Step 3: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a letter of recommendation on university letterhead to include in your application packet.
Step 4: Complete the application form, and compile your application packet. This packet includes:
Step 5: Send all application materials in one packet to the Board of Education from which you requested the application form:
Virgin Islands Board of Education (St. Thomas)
PO Box 11900
60B, 61 and 62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, V.I. 00802
Tel: (340) 774-4546 Fax: (340) 774-3384
Virgin Islands Board of Education (St. Croix)
1123 King Street
Christiansted, V.I. 00820
Tel: (340) 772-4144 Fax: (340) 772-2895
Please Note: After receiving your initial US Virgin Islands teacher certification, you will need to complete a course in Virgin Islands history during your first year of employment under the initial certificate.
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