Average Teacher Salary: $43,823
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $39,780
Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:
You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Vermont schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Vermont teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a Vermont-approved teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available here:
VERMONT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES WITH APPROVED PROGRAMS FOR THE PREPARATION OF EDUCATORS
and in this PDF:
List of Approved Programs for the Preparation of Educators
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see this Web page:
Alternate Licensure (Peer Review)
For teacher certification in Vermont, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take one or more of the following tests in specific subject areas:
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test
The State of Vermont has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states.
Facts about Vermont Teacher Certification
Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Vermont for two years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.
For Further Information
You can contact the Vermont Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
You can contact the Licensing Office by email DOE-LicensingInfo@state.vt.us or by phone at (802) 828-2445.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Vermont teacher certification process: