Renewing a Level II License

OVERVIEW
   
 

The information on this page applies ONLY to educators licensed with a Level II endorsement and who are currently NOT working in a public school or school served by a local standards board (LSB) or regional standards board (RSB). To renew a level II license, you are required to submit an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and document nine (9) professional development credits/endorsement. Three (3) of those credits need to apply directly to the performance and knowledge standards of your endorsement. The remaining six (6) must fall within the A Vision for Teaching, Leading, and Learning: Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators. NOTE: Beginning with 2012 renewals, all Level II educators will be required to submit a Relicensure Portfolio. Use this link for information and instructions.

NOTE 1: If you are an educator currently working in a Vermont public school district or a school served by an LSB or RSB, you cannot renew your license using the forms on this page. You are required to renew your license/endorsement through your LSB/RSB.

NOTE 2: Provisional and emergency licenses are temporary licenses that cannot be renewed.

Use the following links for Level II information related to:

   
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS: LEVEL II
   
  Use the following instructions, forms and resources to develop your renewal packet:
   
  Instructions, Forms & Resources
   
 

Professional Development Verification Worksheet
Nine (9) professional development credits are required for each Level II endorsement. You will need to complete a separate verification worksheet for each endorsement due for renewal. Download the worksheet (in one of the following formats) and a list of qualifying activities:

   
 

Professional Development Verification Worksheet
Nine (9) professional development credits are required for each Level II endorsement. You will need to complete a separate verification worksheet for each endorsement due for renewal. Download the worksheet (in one of the following formats) and a list of qualifying activities:

   
 

Notification of Name/Address Change
Please use this form to notify the licensing office if your name or address has changed.

   
  Professional Development References & Resources
   
 
   
INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PLAN (IPDP): LEVEL II
   
  An Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) is a requirement for educators seeking to renew their Level II endorsement(s) through the Vermont Agency of Education. The format of the IPDP is designed to guide educators as they reflect on their current circumstances and plan their career goals over the next seven years.
  • You will use the SMART goals format worksheet to develop three (3) specific and measurable goals that are relevant to your current circumstances and will enhance your career and the educational community at large.

  • You will design these goals around your personal and professional experiences, where you see a need or where you hold an ambition. You need to show, throughout the course of your three goals, how you meet the Five Standards for Vermont Educators, but you do not need to design a goal for each standard and you do not need to meet every standard with each goal.

  • You will then use the worksheet to plan the professional development that you will need to meet these goals.

   
  Instructions, Forms & Resources
Download the needed instructions, forms and resources using the links below. NOTE: Beginning in 2012, when you renew your license you will be required to submit a portfolio that documents how you have met the goals outlined in the IPDP that you developed and submitted.
   
 

IPDP Instructions

IPDP Worksheets
The following worksheets are guides for developing IPLP goals.

Sample of a Completed IPDP

IPLP Goal Evaluation Checklist

   
 
  • IPDP References & Resources
   
 
  • A Vision for Teaching, Leading, and Learning: Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators
    Includes both the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators. Together these standards form a blueprint for the performances and essential knowledge that every educator should strive towards to ensure that all preK-12 students are college and career ready. The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) has chosen to also include the Learning Forward standards for professional learning in this book because of the increasing importance of professional growth and reflection in schools. Finally, this document includes the Code of Professional Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • The Re-Licensing Process for Vermont Educators
    This handbook assists educators and Local and Regional Standards Boards with the current relicensure process which was adopted by the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) on February 20, 2013. The process aligns with the A Vision for Teaching, Leading, and Learning: Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators and the Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professional (effective August 2, 2013).
  • IPDP Overview
    This document is based on an PowerPoint overview outlining the purpose of an IPDP and how to develop an IPDP. NOTE: This file is 3.2MB
   
PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO FOR RELICENSING: LEVEL II
   
 

Beginning with the 2012 Level II educator renewals through the department, a professional portfolio will be required. A relicensure portfolio is a document that reflects who you are as an educator, what you've accomplished as an educator over the last seven (7) years and what you expect to accomplish in regards to your Vermont educator license and endorsement for the upcoming seven (7) years. The portfolio is based upon your current Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and should conclude with your "new" IPDP for the next licensure cycle. This "new" IPDP will be the basis for your next portfolio. Please make sure you retain a copy of your "new" IPDP, follow it, refer to it often and amend it if needed.

  • Portfolio References & Resources
    Download the needed instructions, portfolio pages, and resources using the links below. Please use the portfolio exemplar provided by the DOE Licensing Office and follow the instructions.
    • Relicensure Portfolio Exemplar
      Download the portfolio pages, which are self-explanatory, and follow each page's instructions.
    • Regulation 5432 – Level II License Renewal
      This link will open to the appropriate section in the complete regulations document. If your particular browser does not support this function, access regulation 5432 using the bookmark provided in the lefthand column within the PDF or go to page 17 of the document.
    • Workshop for Creating a Relicensure Portfolio
      If you are interested in attending a portfolio workshop in the Fall of 2011 or Winter/Spring of 2012, contact the Licensing Office at 802-479-1700 or Deborah Giles, Local/Regional Standards Board Consultant, at (802) 479-1722 or deborah.giles@state.vt.us. Please check the DOE's Calendar of Events webpage for specific dates
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
   
 

Educator Portfolio Overview
This document is based on an PowerPoint overview outlining the purpose of an Educator Portfolio and how to develop the Portfolio. NOTE: This file is 2.1MB. 

A Vision for Teaching, Leading, and Learning: Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators
Includes both the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators. Together these standards form a blueprint for the performances and essential knowledge that every educator should strive towards to ensure that all preK-12 students are college and career ready. The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) has chosen to also include the Learning Forward standards for professional learning in this book because of the increasing importance of professional growth and reflection in schools. Finally, this document includes the Code of Professional Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.

Performance and Knowledge Standards of Your Endorsement
Before you begin, you will find it useful to have a copy of the performance and knowledge standards of your specific endorsement in hand. The performance and knowledge standards describe what you are expected to know and execute in the classroom. Using them as a reference will help you integrate the standards of your endorsement into your goals. Use the link above to find the standards for your particular endorsement. NOTE: You must address at least one performance or knowledge standard of your endorsement area within at least one of your three goals. If you hold more than one endorsement, then you must address at least one performance or knowledge standard for each endorsement.     

The Vermont Relicensing Process: A Reflection of Ongoing Professional Growth, A Handbook for Educators
This document guides you through the relicensing cycle which includes self-assessment, development of goals, professional development, implementation of learning, reflection upon that learning and returning again to self assessment. In particular, refer to Section Four (pages 25-30) "Documenting Your Learning through Description and Reflection: The Relicensure Portfolio".

   
CHECKLIST FOR LEVEL II RENEWAL
   
 

BEFORE you submit your material for renewal, don't forget to include:

  • For Level II licenses ONLY: Your completed IPDP worksheets (3 goals, 1 page per goal)
  • Your completed Professional Development Verification Worksheet
  • Artifacts (copies are fine) documenting your professional development
  • Your signed renewal form
  • The pink statement regarding child support, tax and UCC
  • Orange return postcard (NOTE: This postcard will be returned to you indicating the date your materials were received here at the department. DO NOT DISCARD THIS DOCUMENT; IT IS PROOF THAT THE AGENCY RECEIVED YOUR MATERIALS.)
  • Level II renewal fee of $280 made out to: "VT DOE-Licensing"
   
CONTACT INFORMATION
   
  Those interested in licensing information may contact the Licensing Office by phone or e-mail.

Page Last Updated on March 28, 2014