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Licensure Information & Resources

School of Education Candidates who are interested in a teaching or advanced state license must complete a Virginia Department of Education approved licensure program. To be eligible for verification forms for other states, the licensure office must verify that candidates have completed one of our approved licensure programs. Programs that lead to licensure will involve coursework, licensure tests, and student teaching or internship.

Licensure Exams

Background Check

Field Experience

Gate Process

Content Competencies


Framework & Dispositions

Licensure Training


The completion and submission of the edTPA portfolio is a program requirement that is completed during student teaching. While many states require passing scores on the edTPA for teacher licensure, all Liberty University students seeking initial certification will need to meet this requirement, regardless of state participation.

View the edTPA page for additional information.

Teaching in Other States

Additional Endorsements Per the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

View more information about licensure assessments from the Virginia Department of Education.