Teacher Licensure Process

The university’s Teacher Preparation Program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is fully approved by the state. Successful completion of the program leads to a collegiate professional license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This license is valid for ten years and renewable with additional professional development experiences. Coursework in the program usually begins in the sophomore year and culminates with the teaching internship and capstone seminar during the fall or spring semester of the senior year.

During the internship semester you will be guided through the application process. A complete application for a Virginia Collegiate Professional License contains the following documents:

Once the above documents have been received, the Education Department will submit the application packet to the Virginia Department of Education on the candidate's behalf.