Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) & Licensing Hearing Panel (LHP)

Message from the VSBPE: March 25, 2014

Memo: Clarification on VSBPE re-licensure motion

Press Release: Re-licensure Processes to Reinforce Site-Based Professional Development

Core Teaching Standards and Progressions Video

The VSBPE is pleased to offer this video as a way to introduce educators to the Vermont Core Teaching Standards (i.e. InTASC) and to the InTASC Learning Progressions. Review this memo for more details.

 

OVERVIEW

 

Act 214 of the 2006 Vermont legislative session established a new board of professional educators to oversee the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Further it established hearing panels to determine compliance with those standards to help assure high caliber professionals and high quality public educational programs for Vermont students. This act took effect on July 1, 2007 and changed the structure and membership of the previous VSBPE.

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Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE)
The VSBPE is a 13-member, teacher majority, policy-making board appointed by the Governor. The Board’s purpose is to oversee the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Its overarching goal is promotion of educator quality. The VSBPE has three permanent standing committees and may create special issue committees as needed:

  • Licensure Committee: Oversees and supports local and regional standards boards, focuses on issues and policies related to teacher and administrator quality and oversees the teacher and administrator relicensing process

  • Program Approval Committee: Oversees the program approval process for educator preparation programs, monitors alternative processes to educator licensure and oversees the initial licensure process
  • Professional Standards Committee: Oversees the endorsement revision process for Licensing Rules

This page provides information about the board's schedule, agenda, approved minutes, reports and resources.

Licensing Hearing Panel (LHP)
The panel is a 14-member teacher majority board. The Board’s purpose is to establish hearing panels to determine compliance with the professional standards of teachers and administrators and to help assure high caliber professionals and high quality public educational programs for Vermont students. The Panel meets annually for administrative purposes.

VSBPE MEETING SCHEDULES
  2014
 

Meeting Schedule 2014 -2015 - All meetings will be held at the AOE Offices in Barre, VT

VSBPE PREVIOUS AGENDAS & PACKET MATERIALS
 
Agenda items (when available) are provided for review in advance of the meeting. Packet materials include as many of the agenda items as are available electronically. Once the meeting is over, the packet materials are archived and available for six months using the links below.
 
   
VSBPE MINUTES
 

At each monthly meeting, the full board reviews and approves the minutes from the prior month's meeting. Approved minutes (including agendas) are available below as PDF* files:

   
VSBPE RESOURCES & REPORTS
 

VSBPE Members List (2014- 2015)
View the current list.

VSBPE Brochure
View a brochure promoting the work of the VSBPE.

VSBPE Action Plan
This document was revised by the VSBPE at the December 2013 meeting.

Licensing Regulations (Rule 5100)
Rule Series 5100 is under the purview of the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators. Rule changes were made, effective August 2, 2013.

VSBPE Policy Manual
Revised February 2014. This document contains the policies adopted by the VSBPE to clarify various aspects of the educator licensing regulations in the areas of licensure, relicensure and approval of educator preparation programs. This document continues to be revised to reflect the legislative changes to the structure of the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators.

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).

Results Oriented Program Approval (ROPA) Process
Vermont’s ROPA process is a performance based approach to the review of educator preparation programs offered by state institutions of higher education. The VSBPE oversees the ROPA approval process and determines approval status. Full approval is for six years. NOTE: The ROPA manual includes the Level I Licensure Portfolio.

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.

Questions?

Rebecca Plude at rebecca.plude@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1718

Page Last Updated on October 30, 2014