Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
The Virginia Department of Education provides a 10-year renewable teaching license. This license must be renewed every 10 years. Virginia no longer offers a 5-year renewable license. To update your 10-year license, teachers are required to complete up to 360 professional development points, including specific statutory renewal area requirements such as child abuse, neglect recognition, and intervention. If you hold a 5-year license, you must complete 180 professional development points for renewal to a 10-year license.
ACCEPTABLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
There are several activities that may be acceptable for Virginia teacher’s professional development requirements including, course work, professional conferences, publications, mentorship, education projects, and general professional development activities.
Teachers can learn more from the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual as well as use this information to plan their individualized professional development plan.
Course work through a regionally accredited institution is accepted for a maximum of 180 professional development points
- 1 semester credit = 30 points
- 1 quarter credit = 30 points
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses meet the requirements for Virginia teacher license renewal coursework and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Virginia Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please feel free to complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Virginia Department of Education.