Vermont is in need of good teachers for their schools, and they offer a few different ways to become certified for teaching. Whether you’re becoming certified following the traditional route, or through an alternative arrangement, Vermont offers a simple process for certification completion.

Teachers who plan to follow the traditional route to becoming a licensed educator in Vermont will need to complete a state-approved educator preparation program at a college of university with a bachelor’s post=baccalaureate, or master’s degree program. Once complete, you will also be required to submit a recommendation for licensing from your educational institution at the time of your graduation. If you are a teacher applying for Vermont licensure from another state, you may be eligible for a teaching license through the state’s policy of reciprocity which is governed by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. This program allows teachers who have valid licensure credentials from a state-approved education training program in another state to receive a Utah teaching license. If you have not completed a traditional teacher preparation program in Vermont or another state, you may be qualified to follow Utah’s Alternative Licensing Program. This program allows potential teachers with a baccalaureate degree to follow a program of coursework and experiences instead of a traditional preparation program. All teaching candidates must meet additional licensing requirements which include testing and fingerprinting.

Although Vermont does not have any exceptionally large school districts, you can generally find many opportunities for employment in the state’s major population areas of Burlington, Essex, Rutland, and Colchester. An excellent resource for finding teaching jobs is the Vermont Department of Human Resources web site, which lists jobs in education and beyond for the state of Vermont.

As a licensed Vermont teacher, you will be required to complete specific activities for professional development in order to keep your licensing current. These requirements will be set by your local standards board or regional standards board. However, most new teachers can expect to be required to complete 3 professional development credits, which must apply directly to the performance and knowledge standards of your endorsement.

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