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 requires educators hold a B.A./ B.S./ B.F.A. (official transcripts sent). 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
Attending a clinic is part of the portfolio creation process, and attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to submit with their completed portfolios. Please note, you may apply to Peer Review prior to attending a clinic. Tip: Clinic information aligns with the Peer Review Handbook.
To register for a Peer Review Clinic, send an email with the date and time you would like attend to AOE.PeerReview@vermont.gov. Listing first and second choices helps ensure that you get into at least one session you can attend. Space is limited. You will receive a confirmation email when you have been registered for a clinic.
NEW 2018 Clinic Dates
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 (Session 1 - 11:30AM-1:30PM / Session 2 - 2:00PM-4:00PM)
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 (Session 1 - 11:30AM-1:30PM / Session 2 - 2:00PM-4:00PM)
Apply for Licensure
- Help Guide: Peer Review Application or Extension
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fees for Licensure
- Testing Requirements