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Career Switcher Program

Become a Licensed Virginia Public School Teacher!

Do you have a four-year degree and a minimum of five years of work experience? If so, the Virginia Community College System invites you to "bring your passion to the future" and become a licensed Virginia Public School teacher by enrolling in its 18-week "Career Switcher Program".

Six Saturday sessions and a mandatory 40-hour field placement, and five online courses are included in the 18 weeks. A one-year, provisional teaching license is granted at the end of the 18 weeks, and will be converted to a full five-year, renewable license after one year of successful teaching.

The VCCS’s Career Switcher Alternative Route to Licensure Program is designed to train participants to teach in critical shortage areas such as mathematics, English, foreign languages, sciences, and English for Students of Other Languages (ESOL).

Please go to the program website at: www.EducateVA.com to access all pertinent information. Phone 804-523-5671 with program questions.