Initial Licensure

There are two routes to becoming a licensed educator in Vermont

1.

  Traditional Route
     

2.

  Vermont's Alternative Route known as Peer Review

TRADITIONAL ROUTE TO BECOMING A LICENSED EDUCATOR IN VERMONT
 

Frequently asked Questions: Initial License Application

Please read these frequently asked questions before contacting the Licensing Office.

 

The traditional route requires:

  • Completion of a state approved educator preparation program at a college or university through a bachelor, post-baccaleaurate or masters degree program,
    AND

    recommendation for licensing from the institution at the time of graduation. (If the Licensing Office needs clarification on your recommendation for licensure we will contact your institution for you.)

OR

NOTE: All candidates who apply through the traditional route must also meet other licensing requirements which include testing, fingerprinting, etc.

   
  If you qualify under the traditional route, download, complete and submit an Application for Initial Licensure.
   
  If you do NOT qualify under the traditional route, view information and resources about "alternate" licensure (Peer Review).
   
APPLICATION FORMS FOR INITIAL VERMONT LICENSURE
  The following forms are part of the application packet for requesting an initial Vermont educator's license. These forms are offered as PDF documents which must be downloaded to your computer, printed and then completed.

NOTE: This application packet MAY NOT be e-mailed or FAXed to the department for processing.
   
 
   
 

Additional Information

   
 

 

NOTE: Initial Educator License Application Packet

  • Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • All required items must be enclosed.
  • Checks must be dated within 30 days and forms must be dated within 6 months.
  • Check OR Money Order for $40.00 (Processing fee) made out to the Vermont AOE - Licensing Office.
   
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
   
  Vermont Approved Educator Preparation Programs
View information about Vermont's postsecondary institutions which have been approved for the preparation of educators and the various approved undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate program offerings at each institution.
   
  Educator Preparation in Vermont Blog
This blog provides institutions of higher education and alternate routes that are preparing educators for Vermont schools with information about program approval, licensure, the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) and news about education in Vermont.
   
  For Questions contact the Educator Licensing Office AOE.LicensingInfo@state.vt.us or (802)479-1700

Page Last Updated on January 29, 2015