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Level I Licensure Portfolio & Application Information

Level I Licensure Portfolio
The education program's students meet the requirements for teacher licensure in the State of Vermont, and the rest of the United States, via the Interstate Certification Compact. Specific competencies can be found in the State of Vermont's Five Standards for Vermont Educators. The Five Standards incorporate skills, knowledge, and habits under the headings:

  • Learning (content expertise)

  • Professional Knowledge (methodology and pedagogy)

  • Colleagueship

  • Advocacy

  • Accountability

Every GMC education student is required by the State of Vermont to complete a portfolio that demonstrates accomplishments and skills in six key areas.  Detailed information about each of these six entries can be found by clicking the following links:

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 4

Entry 5

Entry 6

Level I License: GPA Requirements and Application Process
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for:

Elementary Education, Art K-12 Education, & Special Education
In order to be recommended for licensure, a student must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 in education courses and a 2.7 overall prior to student teaching, and must receive a grade of B or better for student teaching.

Secondary Education
In order to be recommended for licensure, a student must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in education courses, have a 3.0 GPA in subject major courses, have a 3.0 average overall, and receive a grade of B or better for student teaching.

In order to student teach, a student must pass Praxis I and the appropriate Praxis II subject matter test. Information on arranging to take the Praxis is available through the campus placement office. To help prepare students to pass Praxis, all education students are required to take EDU 1200 during fall semester, sophomore year unless exempt from Praxis I. At the conclusion of the course, students will take Praxis I. The course is graded pass/fail and must be passed in order to satisfactorily complete any program leading to recommendation for teacher certification. To pass the course, students must meet Vermont's passing score on Praxis I. (See course description for more detail.)

To be recommended for licensure, students must:

*Receive a grade of B or better in student teaching.
*Complete all College graduation requirements.
*Complete all content area requirements.
*Complete all education requirements.
*Receive a grade of pass on a licensure portfolio and interview that demonstrates competency with the standards established by the State of Vermont as well as effective application of course work during student teaching.

Once GMC education students complete their student teaching practicum and their Level I Licensure Portfolio, the work isn't finished yet. It is important that each student complete a Licensure Application Packet, found here or on the Vermont Department of Education website.

It is very important to complete and send in this application packet in order to actually get a teaching license  The website offers a checklist for submitting an application, and it can be accessed here.

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