Certificate Renewal for Vermont Teachers

 

Certificate Renewal for Vermont Teachers

level 1 level 2

Professional Learning

Pre-approval of professional learning activities is suggested but not required. The following activities meet state professional learning requirements for relicensure or reinstatement and shall be verified by LRSBs and the licensing office:

• Academic courses for credit/grade (graduate/undergraduate)
• Academic courses – audit
• Workshops/Seminars/Professional Conferences sponsored by credible and recognizable organizations
• Designing, Developing and Teaching courses for educators
• District activities or action research
• NBPTS Certification
• Educational research and publication

TCL offers online and site-based graduate credit for courses through regionally accredited university partners or non-credit PD courses

Level I

Validity

Three years

Renewal

Each endorsement is required to have three credits (45 hours) of professional learning. At least one credit (15 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement to be renewed.

The remaining two credits (30 hours) need to fall within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont educators.

Upgrade to Level II:

In order to receive a Level II license an educators must:
• Practice in Vermont in an endorsement area for at least three years
• Provide documentation for 3 credits of professional learning
• Provide verification from the current administrator that the educator is performing to the Core Teaching and Core Leadership Standards

Level II

Validity

Five years

Renewal

Each endorsement is required to have six credits (90 hours) of new professional learning. At least two credits (30 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement to be renewed.

The remaining six credits (90 hours) need to fall within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont educators.

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[content updated July 2021]