April 18, 2018

Vermont Teacher Certification

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:
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

Reciprocity Agreements

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:

Vermont Department of Education
Educator Licensing