Teacher Education

EducateVA helps Virginians earn the licensure they need to pursue a career in education at a much reduced cost due to FastForward grant funding.

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Become a Virginia Educator

If you're looking to switch or add a secondary career in teaching, EducateVA is for you. This is a fast track program for people looking for a practical, affordable route to becoming a teacher in the Commonwealth. The EducateVA Career Switcher program has prepared more than 1,800 teachers since 2004.

Courses are taught in a flexible format that includes a mix of online and in-person Saturday classes. This program does require additional prerequisites: a bachelor's degree, three or more years of full-time work experience, a PRAXIS Subject Assessment, specific to the content area you would like to teach and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment. These prerequisites ensure participants will be eligible for a license and can enter the classroom, upon completion of Level 1 – the 18-week coursework semester.

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Prepare for new career

Continue in your current profession while preparing for a new career

Support from veteran educators

Receive instruction and ongoing support from veteran educators

Hybrid Model

Hybrid model allows for online assignment completion and interaction with classmates and instructors

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Take Away Skills

  • Instructional planning
  • Effective use of educational technology tools
  • Classroom management
  • Application of practical assessment methods


Frequently Asked Questions

What tests do I need to take before I apply to the program?
A PRAXIS Subject Assessment in the content area you wish to teach and the Virginia Communications and Literacy Assessment.
What are the other prerequisites?
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and three or more years of full-time work.
What kind of work experience should I have?
Any career experience is acceptable. In most cases, the candidate has some relevant experience to the content area they wish to teach, but it is not a requirement.

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Dr. Kimberly M. Ogden
Program Director

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