Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
CRITERIA FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR AN INITIAL VIRGINIA LICENSE
Have completed a state-approved school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, speechpathologist or vocational evaluator or hold a current, valid license in another state with no deficiencies in one of these pupil personnel services areas; Hold a current, valid license from another state with no deficiencies with comparable endorsement(s) orteaching area(s);
• Licensure for Secondary Teachers varies depending on specific area of teaching (for example, Science, Social Studies, Math, Art, Music, etc.).
• Contact the Department of Education for a complete list of requirements for licensure in the State of Virginia
• General requirements for licensure are listed below
TYPES OF TEACHING LICENSES:
The following types of licenses are available to teachers:
1) Provisional License
2) Technical Professional License
3) Collegiate Professional License
4) Postgraduate Professional License
1) The PROVISIONAL LICENSE is a nonrenewable license issued for a period of three years to individuals who have been employed by a Virginia educational agency. It is available to: an individual holding a BACCALAUREATE degree from an accredited institution who meets the requirements for one or more endorsement areas (in - state or out-of-state); an individual entering the teaching field through the alternate route to licensure upon recommendation of the employing educational agency; an individual failing to meet an allowable portion of general, professional, or specific endorsement requirements; an individual seeking the Technical Professional License; or an individual who is eligible for licensure but who needs to successfully complete the professional teacher’s assessment prescribed by the Board of Education.
2) The TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL LICENSE is a five-year, renewable license available to a person who has graduated from an accredited HIGH SCHOOL (or possess a General Education Development Certificate), who does not hold a baccalaureate degree but has exhibited academic proficiency, technical competency, and occupational experience. Individuals must: Hold a license issued by the appropriate Virginia Board for those program areas requiring a license and a minimum of two years of satisfactory experience at the journeyman - level or an equivalent; OR have completed a registered apprenticeship program and two years of satisfactory experience at the journeyman level or an equivalent in the trade; OR have four years of work experience at the management or supervisory level or equivalent; or have a combination of four years training and work experience at the management or supervisory level or equivalent. Individuals must have completed nine semester hours of specialized professional studies credit from an accredited college or university. The Technical Professional License is issued at the recommendation of an employing educational agency.
3) The COLLEGIATE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE is a five-year, renewable license available to an individual who has satisfied all requirements for licensure, including the professional teacher’s assessment prescribed by the Board of Education. It is also issued to an applicant from out-of-state who holds a current, valid license from that state or who has completed an approved teacher preparation program in another state in a comparable endorsement area and who has satisfied the professional teacher’s assessment requirement prescribed by the Board of Education.
4) The POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE is a five-year, renewable license available to an individual who has qualified for the Collegiate Professional License and who hold an appropriate earned graduate degree from an accredited institution.
initial Virginia license if you meet the criteria in at least one of the
• completed a Virginia approved program, you should request that your application be submitted by the college or university); • pathologist or vocational evaluator or hold a current, valid license in another state with no deficiencies in one of these pupil personnel services areas; • teaching area(s); • to the employing school division.); • license in administration and supervision. [An individual who holds a Virginia teaching license and who is seeking to add an administration and supervision endorsement does not need to submit an application for an initial license, but rather request an additional endorsement.] Step 1- Application Form:
completed a Virginia approved program, you should request that your application be submitted by the
college or university);Have completed a state-approved teacher preparation program, to include student teaching; (If you have
pathologist or vocational evaluator or hold a current, valid license in another state with no deficiencies in
one of these pupil personnel services areas;Have completed a state-approved school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, speech
teaching area(s);Hold a current, valid license from another state with no deficiencies with comparable endorsement(s) or
to the employing school division.);Are employed full-time under contract by a Virginia school division (Please submit your application directly
license in administration and supervision. [An individual who holds a Virginia teaching license and who is
seeking to add an administration and supervision endorsement does not need to submit an application for an
initial license, but rather request an additional endorsement.]Have completed an approved program in administration and supervision or hold a current, valid out-of-state
Step 1- Application Form:
superintendent license are listed in the next section.]Please respond to all questions. [The procedures for applying for a division
Step 2- Nonrefundable Application Fee
check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. The in-state fee is $50 and the out-of-state fee is $75.
The fee is determined by the address on your application. A $25 processing fee is assessed for a check
returned for any reason
Step 3- College Verification Form:
college/university where you completed a state-approved teacher preparation program. The student
teaching/practicum/internship verification (Part II) must be completed for each student
teaching/practicum/internship experience. (If you have completed a state-approved program at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, please have both institutions complete a form.): Attach a certified check, cashier’s check, money order, or personalNote:. Returned checks are subject to collection action.Send this form to the certification/licensure officer of the
Step 4- Report on Experience:
public school division official if you have completed at least one year of full-time contractual teaching or other
school professional experience in kindergarten through grade 12 at a public or accredited nonpublic school.Request the completion of this form by the appropriate accredited nonpublic or
Step 5- Professional Teacher’s Assessment Scores:
Assessment scores, if required. Please refer to the following Web site for testing information:Please submit a copy of your Professional Teacher’s
state license (full credential without deficiencies) and who have completed a minimum of three years of fulltime,
successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school (kindergarten through grade 12)
in a state other than Virginia may be exempted from the professional teacher’s assessment requirements.Individuals who hold a valid outof-
Step 6- Official Student Transcripts:
have earned degrees or completed course work.
submit the transcripts with your application packet.
signature and embossed seal) that have been issued to students
colleges, grade reports, and photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted or returned.Contact the registrar’s office of each college or university where youRequest official student transcripts to be sent to you, andOfficial student transcripts (bearing the registrar’sare acceptable. Placement records sent from
Step 7- Out-of-state License(s):Submit a photocopy of each current out-of-state license.
Step 8 – Proof of Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training:
Assembly amended the
on and after July 1, 2004, must complete study in child abuse recognition and intervention in accordance with
curriculum guidelines approved by the Board of Education. All instructional personnel required to hold a
license for their positions are required to complete this requirement. Individuals must complete the Child
Abuse Recognition and Intervention requirement
computer is connected to a printer when completing this training so you can print the certificate of completion.
Submit this certificate with your completed application.The 2002 Virginia GeneralCode of Virginia to require that individuals seeking initial licensure and license renewalPRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT IN A VIRGINIA PUBLICA free training module is available at: www.vcu.edu/vissta/training/va_teachers. Be sure your
You may submit an application for an
In-state $ 50
Out-of-state $ 75
LICENSE RENEWAL $25
ADD/EVALUATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT $25
license by passing a rigorous academic subject test prescribed by the Board of Education. This
testing option does not apply to individuals who are seeking an early/primary pre K-3 or elementary education preK-6 endorsement or who hold a technical professional license, vocational evaluator license, pupil personnel services license, school manager license, or division superintendent license.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR LICENSURE
Effective September 1, 1996
Updated September 21, 2007
The following fee schedule became effective September 1, 1996. Requests for the following actions must be accompanied by a personal check, money order, certified check, or cashier’s check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. A $25 processing fee will be charged for a returned personal check.
OTHER ACTIONS ON LICENSES $25
Add a degree or duplicate/copy a license. Please note that there is no fee for a name change on a license. However, if a name change is the only request, a $25 fee for duplicating the license will be assessed.
A CAP OF $50 WILL BE ASSESSED FOR A REQUEST FOR MULTIPLE ACTIONS ON A LICENSE.
PRAXIS I - II contact www.ets.org
Requests for evaluations for additional endorsements for individuals teaching (K-12) in Virginia are conducted at the request of an employing Virginia school division or nonpublic school.
An individual not currently teaching in Virginia may add an additional endorsement if the individual has met the requirements for the additional endorsement sought through a Virginia approved program or is eligible for an additional endorsement based on reciprocity (completing an approvedteacher preparation program in another state or holding the endorsement on a valid out-of-state license).
The data sources for the information displayed here include: Virginia Career VIEW Research.