The data included in this 50-state comparison is specific to school leader preparation program and certification requirements. There may be additional requirements that are not indicated. For additional information, questions or comments, please contact Deven Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Has the state adopted leadership standards?||Yes. Vermont has adopted the 2015 PSEL standards.||Source|
|Which state entity approves traditional school leader preparation programs?||Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators||Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13|
|Does state policy require school leader preparation programs to align with adopted standards?||Yes. Administrator preparation programs must align with the Vermont Core Leadership Standards.||Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5923|
|Does state policy require field experience as part of school leader preparation programs?||Yes. Administrator preparation programs must provide high quality field experience. Candidates prepared for an Administrative Endorsement are required to complete a minimum of 300 hours of supervised, substantive field experience in two or more types of school settings. State policy provides additional requirements.||Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5923|
|Does state policy allow for innovative or experimental preparation programs?||No state policy found.|
|Certification and Licensure|
|What are the initial school leader certification requirements?||To qualify for an Administrative Endorsement, a candidate must:
Additional qualifications required for a Principal Endorsement:
|Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13|
|What are the requirements for school leaders licensed out-of-state?||Out-of-state applicants holding a valid, comparable certificate issued by a NASDTEC member state must also meet education and other ancillary requirements.
An out-of-state applicant who holds a valid, comparable certificate issued by a non-NASDTEC member state must be evaluated by the standards board through a transcript review.
|Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-13:5320|
|Is there an alternative route to initial certification?||A candidate who holds a master's degree or higher may be eligible for certification by completing an alternate preparation process approved by the standards board.||7-1 Vt. Code R. § 13:5330|