VT Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Vermont Educational Leadership Certification Requirements


In Vermont, WGU's Educational Leadership Program leads to a Principal license.

Vermont has the following requirements for applicants for certification as a school principal:

1. DEGREE:  A Master's Degree
2. PROGRAM: Demonstrated competence in the Core Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators.

If an administrator preparation program in a state with which Vermont has signed the interstate agreement has been completed, then recommendation for certification by that program is required and will verify that the required competencies have been met. This applies to Utah and WGU.

3. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of pk-12 teaching experience. 

4. PRACTICUM: WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in  accordance with the hour requirements listed here.



a.  WGU Program Requirement:   Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision.

If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision. 

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for licensure.


b. Vermont: School Leaders Licensure Assessment 6990

If passed prior to 8/31/2019: School Leaders Licensure Assessment 6011

You must also pass this exam to be recommended for licensure. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Vermont

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Administrator Certification Application and Instructions





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