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B.A., B.S., B.M. in Secondary & Comprehensive Licensure

Comprehensive (K-12) or Secondary (6-12) – Licensure

The School of Education through Liberty University partners with various departments campus-wide to offer numerous licensure endorsements at the undergraduate level in comprehensive and secondary levels. These programs are designed for individuals who do not have prior teaching experience. These programs are for individuals interested in earning their teaching licensure in one of the following areas:

With the exception of the Music (Choral) and Music (Instrumental) programs, the below degrees have been retired for prospective students. Please see the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programs for information regarding similar available licensure endorsements.

Student teaching requirements will be completed in the licensure field. Licensure in the state of Virginia requires that candidates meet all necessary criteria.

For entrance, candidates are required to have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a successful completion of 30 semester hours and satisfactory citizenship and behavior while enrolled at Liberty University.

Approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), this degree is also a Virginia state-approved program for initial licensure. Our program is designed to support edTPA.

Reciprocity with other states may be available. For state approval information, visit www.Liberty.edu/StateApprovals.

General Information

Gate Information

Framework & Dispositions

Field Experiences (Practicums, Student Teaching, Background Checks)

Licensure Information

To be eligible for a state teaching license, you must complete a Virginia Department of Education state-approved program. To be eligible for verification forms for other states, the Licensure Office must verify that you have completed one of our approved licensure programs. Programs that lead to licensure will involve coursework, licensure tests, and student teaching. Review Licensure Information.

Social Security Number for Licensure To apply for a Virginia license, candidates must submit proof of a social security number (SSN). If the candidate does not have a SSN, the candidate must apply for a SSN.

International Students To be eligible for a VA teaching license, you must obtain a SSN. Typically, this is accomplished by obtaining a job within the United States. If you are an international student and do not have an SSN when registering for licensure tests, you will need to pay for an extra copy of your test scores with the SSN stated on them before applying for VA licensure.   For further assistance in obtaining a SSN, contact the Office of International Student Services.

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