Provisional License (VT)

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Provisional License (VT)

The Provisional License is for those who have not met the necessary requirements for an Initial Level I License or lack qualifications necessary for the specific assignment.

License Valid for 2 years
Only the superintendent or director of a school may endorse the applicant when the local district or independent school cannot find an appropriately licensed teacher.
Employment: Required

The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Vermont
Contact Phone: 802-479-1700
Contact Email:
For more information please visit the state website:

It is a temporary license designed to assist districts that have advertised and are unable to fill vacant positions with suitable licensed candidates.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

Applicants for a Provisional License shall meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
A. Possess valid license; or
B. Possess any expired license no longer than 10 years ago; or
C. Major in content area; or
D. complete the licensure content assessment

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:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (ASL, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish)

Course needed: Major in Content Language

If language is not listed in Praxis II exam then ACTFL OPI is required.

Roman Alphabet
Passing Score: Advanced Mid

Non-Roman Alphabet
Passing Score: Intermediate High

Passing Score: Advanced Mid

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: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Mentor
Plan to earn Level I Licensure

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Applicants are expected to complete the steps necessary, submit a plan by which he/she will qualify for licensure and/or endorsement within the two year provisional period. An extension of one year may be allowed under extenuating circumstances.

Only the superintendent or director of an independent school may may turn in the information for the applicant. They may request an application at

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:45:44 PM

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