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
- If you test in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Department of Education. If you test outside of Vermont, select the Vermont Department of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
- 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.
- Audiology (5342) — December 2013
- English to Speakers of Other Languages (5361) — February 2014*
- Music: Content and Instruction (5114) — February 2014*
* Beginning February 2014, this test will not be 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 or Health-related Needs