220 clock hours of instruction delivered within a 16-week format for professional studies training.
General Education ( see Schedule)
ESOL ( see Schedule)
Online delivery via Blackboard along with six scheduled “face-to-face” sessions using the VCCS compressed video network. Potential compressed video sites available for students to attend the six required sessions or seven if you are a foreign language student, are determined by the applicant pool each semester and are Community Colleges with Regional Advisors ( see Contacts).
Modules for general education program:
Field Placements/Classroom Observations
Students will be required to participate in a 40-hour field placement during Level One. This field placement is designed to allow Career Switchers to become as involved as possible in the day-to-day activities in the school.
At the completion of Level I, the Program Director will apply for your 1-year Provisional (Career Switcher) Licensure with the Virginia Department of Education (Note: there is a $50.00 application fee for this license)
Career Switchers must be paired with a mentor for the first year. Support and follow-up is provided by the VCCS Career Switcher Program.
Career Switchers must participate in 5 special professional development seminars. Delivery method will be on-line and compressed video.
Obtain teaching position
After you submit your application, if you meet all requirements and are selected you will enter the Career Switcher Program at Level One.
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