Peer Review - Alternative Route to Licensure

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 requirementsA 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 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)

2017 Dates

All Peer Review Clinics are full at this time. Due to the popularity of clinics there is no waitlist. 

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Email the Peer Review Consultant or call (802) 479-1700.  

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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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