Vermont offers an "alternate route to licensure" for those who have not completed a traditional educator preparation program at a college or university. Vermont's alternate route is License by Evaluation or "Peer Review." Every Peer Review candidate completes a portfolio, which is reviewed by experienced teachers culminating in an interview. It is recommended that potential candidates, begin their portfolio after receiving their acceptance packet. NOTE: Acceptance into the Peer Review program requirements (effective September 1st, 2017): Holds a B.A./ B.S./ B.F.A. with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in a major field of studies (VSBPE rule #5924.2). All Praxis Core (or alternate test scores) and Praxis II (if applicable to endorsement sought) successfully passed and scores submitted to Agency of Education. Please see testing requirements. A current resume- please include relevant teaching experience.
Peer Review Clinics
Peer Review Clinics are for educators that are interested in learning more about the Peer Review program. Attending a clinic is part of the portfolio creation process, and attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to submit with their portfolios when created. Please note: 2017 Peer Review clinics are on Saturdays and start promptly at 10:00 AM, so please plan accordingly. Space is limited to 25. To register for a Peer Review Clinic please choose a date from the available clinics, and send an email with the date you would like to attend to AOE.PeerReview@vermont.gov. There is limited space available, so please register in advance.
All Peer Review Clinics are full at this time. Due to the popularity of clinics there is no waitlist. Please check back in November for 2018 clinic dates.
Apply for Licensure
- Help Guide: Peer Review Application or Extension
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fees for Licensure
- Testing Requirements