Teacher Licensure

The licensure requirements per undergraduate program are listed in the table below.

Program Requirements for Licensure
Elementary Interdisciplinary Teacher Education degree
Required Tests
Student Teaching
Special Education Interdisciplinary Teacher Education degree
Required Tests
Student Teaching
Secondary Education Degree in Your Chosen Subject Area
Required Tests
Student Teaching

Alternative Licensure

Alternative licensure provides the opportunity for individuals who have not completed a teacher education program to become licensed to teach.

To attain licensure through this method, you must meet the current requirements, which include:

For complete Virginia Department of Education regulations regarding licensure, see Virginia Division of Teacher Licensure Programs.

If you are taking coursework in order to fulfill licensure requirements, consider completing our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction degree.