VT Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

Vermont Certification Requirements & Available Licenses


Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 3

Elementary Education, Grades K-6

Special Educator, K-8 or Grade 7-Age 21

Middle Grades Mathematics, Grades 5-9

Middle Grades Science, Grades 5-9

Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Mathematics, Grades 7-12

Science Grades 7-12

English, Grades 7-12

English Language Learner, Pk-12

Principal, K-12

Vermont has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher licensure:

1. DEGREE: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or state-approved institution and a major, or its equivalent, in the liberal arts and sciences, or in the content area of the endorsement sought.

2. PROGRAM: Completion of a teacher education program that includes student teaching and is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home-state of the program.

3. RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation for certification by the teacher certification program.

4. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE: Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.


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


6. CONTENT EXAM:Passing scores on the required subject matter examinations.


For further details on these requirements, please see the Vermont Agency of Education website.




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