Vermont’s majestic mountains and beautiful lakes may be calling you! But the breathtaking scenery isn’t all there is to this historic and pristine New England state. Vermont also offers an extremely low student-to-teacher ratio consisting of a mere 9.4 students per teacher; even more, Vermont is serious about investing in its students: in 2012-13, Vermont’s public pre-K–12 expenditures per pupil totaled in at a staggering $19,752 – that’s nearly 180 percent of the national average. Vermont is a veritable paradise for teachers eager to work in a state that puts public education at the top of its priorities.
Math Teacher Certification in Vermont
Math Teaching Qualifications
In order to qualify for the traditional route certification in Vermont, prospective teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree, satisfactorily complete a teacher preparation program and pass the Praxis I and II tests.
Credentials & Exams
- Testing Requirements: All teachers are required to achieve passing scores on the Praxis I Test Basic Skills Test, the Praxis II Subject Area tests and Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching. Please note: After August 2014, the Praxis I test will be replaced by Praxis Core. Click here for more information.
- Initial Certification: There are two primary means by which prospective teachers can fulfill the requirements for an Initial teaching certificate.
- Traditional Route: Complete a state-approved teacher preparation program through a bachelor, post-baccalaureate or Master’s degree program AND obtain a recommendation from the institution attended at the time of graduation
- Reciprocity: Candidates can also be eligible to receive an Initial teaching certificate by fulfilling the requirements for Vermont’s reciprocity route to certification. At minimum, qualifying applicants must have at least three years of certified teaching experience in another state.
Alternative Certification for Math Teachers
Peer Review Program: Vermont has created the “Peer Review Program” as an alternative route to licensure for individuals interested in becoming teachers but have not completed a teacher preparation program. In order to qualify, applicants will have to satisfy the requirements stipulated under the Core Teaching Standards for Vermont Educators along with other content area knowledge requirements.
Financial Aid for VT Math Teachers
- Teacher Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship program serves to encourage members of ethnic minority groups to pursue teacher education programs. Recipients must commit to teaching one year for every year of receipt of scholarship funds.
- See our pages on national scholarships here and federal student loan forgiveness here.
Math Teaching Degrees in Vermont
Below we've listed all of the Vermont math teacher education programs in our database. We're constantly scouring the web to find new programs to add, so feel free to check back frequently.
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Fast Facts for Vermont Math Teachers
Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main St. Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
Common Core Standards adopted Aug. 2010; implemented 2013-14. Learn more about math standards for Vermont here.
Math Teacher Jobs
Teacher Shortages in MathVermont reported teacher shortages in mathematics in 2014-15 in grades 6-8.
Expenditure per Student: $19,752
Vermont’s public K-12 expenditures per student in fall 2012-13 enrollment totaled $19,752, or 178.5% of the national average. (Source: NEA)