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Vermont Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification



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Most individuals wishing to become licensed as teachers or administrators have graduated from state approved preparation programs and received a recommendation for licensure from their institution. Vermont has created an “alternative route to licensure” for those who wish to become licensed educators but have not completed a traditional educator preparation program at a college or university. Vermont’s alternate route is called License by Evaluation or “Peer Review.”

Peer Review is for individuals who have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to meet the 16 Principles for Vermont Educators and the competencies and requirements for the endorsements they seek through coursework and experiences, rather than through a preparation program.

NOTE: Peer Review is NOT an alternate preparation program. Acceptance into the Peer Review process requires a baccalaureate degree.

The Vermont Department of Education

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