Overview of Vermont Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in Vermont, all candidates must:
- Earn a baccalaureate degree
- Complete a state-approved educator preparation program at a college or university through a bachelor's, post-baccalaureate or master's degree program OR
- Complete Vermont's alternative licensure (Peer Review) program OR
- Meet the educator requirements under the rules of reciprocity
- Pass The Praxis Series™ tests for their certification area
- Submit the appropriate application forms and fees
- Beginning with the 2012–13 testing year, ETS is administering a new version of the Latin test. The test will have a new test code: 0601. The new test covers the same content as the previous test. However, scores are reported on a different scale, so requirements will vary from previous versions. All scores for discontinued tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken. Consult the Test Requirements table for specific score requirements.
- ETS is offering several additional tests in a computer-delivered format. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. The computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests have different test codes.
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) — September 2012
- Music: Content Knowledge (5113) — February 2013
- Physical Education: Content and Design (5095) — September 2012
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
- Reading Specialist (5301)* — September 2012
- Speech-Language Pathology (5330) — December 2012
* This test is not available in a paper-delivered format except as required for ADA accommodations.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Please check with your institution of higher education for specific testing requirements.
Refer to Vermont's Educator Testing Requirements for complete criteria for licensure.
- About the Praxis™ Tests
- The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Vermont's Alternate Route to Licensure (known as Peer Review)
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities