Background

Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a fast track, alternative teacher licensure program – EducateVA. The program is a statewide initiative to address critical shortages in the teaching profession throughout the Commonwealth, allowing you to turn your dream of teaching into reality.

Teaching as a second career is as wide spread throughout Virginia as are our Career Switcher’s backgrounds. We’ve assisted individuals from countless professions including engineering, the medical field, manufacturing, sales, and industry to begin their new or second career in teaching.

The VCCS Career Switcher Program is certified by the Virginia Department of Education/Division of Teacher Education, Licensure, and Professional Practice. We use the same matrices /approved standards as all other approved teacher education programs in Virginia but we use a different pathway to accomplish that instruction at a fraction of the cost.  And because the courses are online and on Saturdays, you can obtain your license while keeping you current job and maintaining your current responsibilities.

EducateVA is a program of the Virginia Community College System and is organized by the Community College Workforce Alliance.