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Teacher Licensure

VIU’s programs prepare future faculty for the requirements of teaching professionals in the community.  Licensure to teach can be earned by seeking the credentials in the state in which the student wishes to teach.
Information on the routes to licensure for the state of Virginia can be found here: Licensure in VA

State Licensing

In order to be a licensed teacher within the state of Virginia, it is important to adhere to all State requirements.  States sometimes differ in teacher requirements and knowing the requirements for teacher licensure is very important.  Compliance with state requirements is the sole responsibility of the student and all students are suggested to seek certification in the state in which they wish to teach.
The State of Virginia’s requirements and application can be found here:
APPLICATION FOR A VIRGINIA TEACHING LICENSE
Licensure for faculty also require testing on the Praxis I and Praxis II. 

Registration information for Reading for Virginia Educators

The State of Virginia requires that potential educators take a reading specialist assessment.  This assessment is called the Virginia Reading for Education (VRE).

  • Passing scores for educators wishing to specialize in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education for General Education and Special Education for students with Visual impairments is 157 or higher.
  • For educators wishing to specialize as a Reading Specialist Assessment must achieve 162 or higher

Information on registration and testing can be found at ETS: CLICK HERE.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators

These tests measure basic reading, writing and mathematics skills. 

Information on registration and testing can be found at ETS: CLICK HERE.

Praxis Subject Assessments

Praxis Subject Assessments is a content area test which must be passed in order to qualify to teach subject area.  Information on registration and testing can be found at ETS: CLICK HERE.

Reading for Virginia Educators

The State of Virginia requires that potential educators take a reading specialist assessment.  This assessment is called the Virginia Reading for Education (VRE).

  • Passing scores for educators wishing to specialize in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education for General Education and Special Education for students with Visual impairments is 157 or higher.
  • For educators wishing to specialize as a Reading Specialist Assessment must achieve 162 or higher

Information on registration and testing can be found at ETS: CLICK HERE.