An Alternative Path to Teacher Licensure
VCCS Career Switchers Prerequisites for General Education - Fees Includes Level I (See Fees)
VCCS Career Switchers Prerequisites for ESOL Education - $1,500.00
(NOTE: There is no Praxis II for ESOL; however, Praxis II is required for the General Education Level I as stated above. A passing Praxis II score is required in one General Education content area because this is a dual endorsement.)
The VCCS Career Switcher Program is designed to attract individuals from various occupational and life experiences to become classroom teachers.
The good news for professionals considering a career switch into teaching is that the traditional teacher training programs are no longer the only pathways to state licensure.
Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
(This Praxis II will not endorse you in Algebra or Geometry)
Middle School English/Lang. Arts (6-8)
Middle School Science (6-8)
Middle School Social Studies (6-8)
Earth Science (6-12)
Social Studies (6-12)
Foreign Languages (K-12)
English as a Second Language (ESOL K-12)
** In order to obtain an endorsement in ESOL, you must complete the General Education program in one of the above concentration. The program can be completed in either order.
**The Career Switcher Program does not offer Endorsement Areas in Elementary or Special Education.**
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