Professional Educator Class II Certificate (VI)

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Professional Educator Class II Certificate (VI)

Description
An applicant holding a national certification, or acceptable certification from another jurisdiction, has met the assessment requirements, as appropriate, and holds a master’s degree may apply for this certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
An out-of-state certificate and experience will satisfy the specialization and professional preparation requirements for issuance of a Professional Class I or Class II certificate, if the applicant holds a valid standard certificate, issued by a state with which the Virgin Islands Board of Education has signed an Interstate Agreement in a covered area that is comparable to a Virgin Islands coverage area.
Graduates of approved teacher education programs within the last five (5) years under the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC) must submit a copy of their certificate and, if applicable, a successful professional experience statement. Graduates of these approved programs, who are seeking a teaching position as secondary educators must have also taken the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments and Specialty Area Test.

State Information
State: Virgin Islands
Contact Name: Virgin Islands Board of Education
Contact Phone: 340-774-4546 (St. Thomas) / 340-772-4144 (St. Croix)
Contact Email: TeachUSVI@doe.vi
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.vide.vi/general-certification-requirements.html

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
BA Degree + MA Degree

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Course needed: 26 semester hours of professional education including Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Methods (Minimum 8 Semester Credit Hours in Content Language), Educational Technology, Special Ed, and Student Teaching..

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: College major and/or 30 credits for a foreign language certification, including coursework in elementary, intermediate and advanced grammar and conversation, literature, culture and civilization.

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Part of TEP

Notes:
Secondary school applicants with less than 30 credits in their Content Language, but more than 15 credits in that area, can take the Praxis II exam in that Content Language to show competency.

Applicants must complete a course in Virgin Islands History within the first year of employment.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.teachusvi.net/FORMS/backgroundcheck.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Applicants must request official renewal application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.

A minimum of 90 contact hours of approved continuing education
activities or 6 graduate level college credits is required.
Such hours may include a combination of Continuing Education Units (CEU) or CEU-equivalents or any successfully completed graduate course from an accredited institution in an area related to the Content Language.

Notes:
Applicants must request official application form from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Applicants must provide a physician’s certificate of good health as part of the application.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The University of the Virgin Islands is the only U.S. Virgin Islands institution that offers undergraduate and graduate level courses to meet certification requirements.

http://www.uvi.edu/academics/education/programs/secondary-teach-prep/default.aspx

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:49:48 PM


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