Licensure Requirements

If you are interested in a teaching or advanced license, you must complete a Virginia Department of Education approved program plan. To be eligible for verification forms for other states, our office must verify that you have completed one of our approved licensure program plans.

Repeat infractions of academic dishonesty and disposition concerns are causes for not receiving a student teaching placement and for SOE to not submit paperwork for licensure.

Decision Making (Gate 3)
These questions will assist you in distinguishing between student teaching (590, 591, 592 or 593), internship (699) or practicum (698).

Student Teaching/Internship Requirements
If an appropriate field experience placement cannot be secured by the School of Education Field Experience Department, the candidate may choose an alternate project or course for degree completion. Lack of placement for student teaching or internship may affect eligibility for licensure.

Testing Requirements

Portfolio - An e-portfolio is required in the final semester.  A template and grading rubric is available in LiveText.  LiveText ( is required for those students who are seeking licensure and will be utilized in most methods and residency courses.

ACSI Certificate - If you are interested in earning the ACSI certificate (in addition to the state license requirements), you must take a minimum of 6 hours of coursework in Bible (BIBL) or Theology (THEO).  Suggested courses are:
BIBL 105
BIBL 110
THEO 201
THEO 202
However, other BIBL and THEO courses may be accepted also.

Licensure Resources and Quick Links: (Test Links, Civics Training, Child Abuse Prevention, CPR Requirement)