Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Virginia


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/info_out-of-state_online_programs.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Virginia is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates seeking Initial Certification must complete training in 1) child abuse and neglect; 2) emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs); 3) and dyslexia. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. All professional teacher’s assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied by out-of-state candidates with less than three years of full-time, successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who hold an out-of-state license and have completed a minimum of three years of full-time successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school are exempted from the professional teacher’s assessment requirements. Applicants with less than three years of full-time, successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school must complete all licensure assessments prescribed by the Board of Education. 8 Va. Admin. Code 20-22-100
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Virginia has three main licensure levels: Provisional, Collegiate Professional, and Postgraduate Professional. Applicants who hold an out-of-state license and have completed a minimum of three years of full-time successful teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school are exempted from the professional teacher’s assessment requirements and may be eligible to receive the Collegiate Professional License or a Postgraduate Professional License. 8 VAC 20-22-50
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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