VT Adding an Endorsement to a Teaching License

Adding an Endorsement to a Vermont Teaching License

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Licensed Vermont educators can apply to add additional endorsements to their current Level I or Level II teaching license after passing the required Praxis content knowledge exam in the new area of licensure sought and after completing the coursework requirements (at least 18 credit hours) as prescribed by the Vermont Department of Education. Details on application requirements for add-on endorsements are found in the Transcript Review overview that must be completed as part of the add-on endorsement application. A brief overview of all the necessary components can be reviewed on their Transcript Review FAQ page as well. 

PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
 


WGU Program

 


How to Add an Additional Endorsement

 



MA Mathematics Education (MAME)



MA Science Education (MASE)

 

Vermont requires 60 hours of practicum in the new endorsement area. WGU's Masters in Science and Math Education endorsement programs do not provide this practicum component, and thus Vermont educators seeking these endorsements must make arrangements to extend their practicum to 60 hours with their student and course mentors.



MS Special Education (MSSP)



English Language Learning (ENDELL, MAELL)

 

Graduates of WGU Special Education and English Language Learning programs can apply for Vermont licensure in the new endorsement area by following the steps listed under “Application Instructions” below, which are also outlined on the Vermont Department of Education website.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Complete your online application. Register for, or Login to, ALiS. You will select "Add New Endorsement" from your Home Screen to begin your application. When listing your education details in the application, make sure you include your undergradate information. There will be a Transcript Review Worksheet that prints after you submit your application. After submitting your application, you will have 10 calendar days to complete submitting all supporting documentation. 

 

Step 2: Request official transcripts. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation.  You may upload one of these to the checklist in your ALiS account. If you would like to order additional transcripts to be sent to aoe.transcripts@vermont.gov, 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.


Step 3: If the Vermont Department of Education is not listed as a recipient on your Praxis score report, you will need to upload official exam results to your ALiS account.  You may request additional Praxis score reports by calling 1-800-772-9476 or by submitting the Additional Score Report Request Form to ETS via fax or mail.  

Step 4: If you completed a WGU ELL, MAME or MASE program, download and complete the Transcript Review Worksheet found at this link based on the endorsement area you seek. If you completed WGU's MSSP program, click on this link to find the Transcript Review Worksheet for the endorsemen are you seek. 

Step 5: Send a copy of your Transcript Review Worksheet to licensure@wgu.edu and request a course syllabus/description for any course you list on the Review Worksheet whose course title may not clearly indicate that the course fulfills Vermont requirements.

 

Step 6: Obtain verification you have completed the required practicum. The school with which you completed your practicum will need to write a letter to satisfy this requirement. The Vermont Department of Education has provided a sample letter which can be found here


Step 7: Compile and upload your application packet components to ALiS:
1. Official transcript(s)

2. Praxis Exam Results
3. Transcript Review Worksheet
4. Course syllabi/descriptions

5. Verification of your practicum completion


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