Gate 4: Program Verification for Licensure Applications
To verify completion of a licensure program for other states, the Teacher Licensure Office must verify that candidates have completed one of our Virginia Department of Education approved licensure programs. Programs that lead to licensure typically require coursework, licensure tests, and field experience (student teaching, internship, or practicum).
As per the Gate 4 checklist provided by your Student Teaching or Internship supervisor, candidates will submit appropriate documentation to the Teacher Licensure Office.
More information regarding the Gate 4 process is available within the Licensure Resource Community.
International Students To be eligible for a VA teaching license, you must obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). Typically, this is accomplished by obtaining a job within the United States. Applicants without a Social Security Number are not eligible for a Virginia teaching, school services personnel, or school administrative license.
You can contact the Teacher Licensure Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the licensure application, or stop by the Teacher Licensure Office.