Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Vermont

Become a Teacher in Vermont

Are you looking to make a difference? Completing an online teacher certification program may help you meet the requirements to become a teacher in Vermont.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Vermont, you must meet all of Vermont’s teacher certification requirements, including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree or higher program from a regionally accredited or state-approved college or university and a major, or its equivalent, in the liberal arts and sciences, or in the content area of the endorsement sought.
  • 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.
  • Recommendation for certification by the teacher certification program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing scores on the required basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on the required subject matter exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Vermont, please check the Vermont Department of Education website:
Vermont Department of Education Web site
(802) 828-2445

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