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Ready to take the next step?
Are you already licensed in another state?
No problem. Let’s get you on the path to becoming a teacher.
Do you have a college degree or a specialized technical credential?
All teachers in the State of Virginia must hold a Bachelor’s degree or specialized technical credential to be eligible for a teaching license.
Additionally, there are also approved educator preparation programs at some Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia that prepare you for licensure upon graduation. Find the complete list here.
Those without a four-year degree or technical credential can explore opportunities including becoming a substitute teacher or an instructional aide.
You’re on your way! Now let’s find out a bit about your interests.
Which age range are you most interested in teaching?
Awesome. Elementary, middle school, and special education teachers must have specific credentials to demonstrate strong content knowledge and pass a reading instructional assessment prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.
Have you taken a reading instructional assessment or completed coursework related to teaching reading?
Depending on the high school subject you’re interested in teaching, you may already qualify to start teaching. You can demonstrate proficiency in the relevant content area or in other core skills through a professional assessment or by meeting alternative evaluation standards.
Did you major in any of the following subjects in an undergrad or master’s degree program?