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
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.
For 2018, there will be two clinic sessions on one Saturday per month. To register for a Peer Review Clinic listed, please choose a date from the available clinics, and send an email with the date and time you would like attend to AOE.PeerReview@vermont.gov. Space is limited, so please register in advance.
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 Morning (10am-Noon) or Afternoon (1:30PM– 3:30PM)
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 Morning (10am-Noon) or Afternoon (1:30PM– 3:30PM)
All Peer Review Clinics are full at this time. Due to the popularity of clinics there is no waitlist.
Apply for Licensure
- Help Guide: Peer Review Application or Extension
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fees for Licensure
- Testing Requirements