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The Vermont Agency of Education has approved the Spark Teacher Education Institute to recommend graduates of the Marlboro College MA in Teaching for Social Justice program for licensure in the State of Vermont in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education with endorsements (content areas an educator is allowed to teach) in:
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

In addition to completing the MAT-SJ Program, the only additional requirements to obtain your license are that you take the following exams:

  • Praxis I
  • Praxis II

For more information about testing, visit the Vermont Agency of Education’s website.

Other States

Vermont is part of an interstate agreement called the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), under which most other states will recognize a Vermont license and allow the holder to teach in that state. Some states may have a few additional requirements such as state-specific testing. Visit the NASDTEC website to check the requirements for the state(s) you hope to teach in.

More questions?

Visit the VT Agency of Education’s Route to Initial Licensure Page.

If you have further questions, please contact the MA in Teaching for Social Justice/Spark Teacher Education Institute faculty member Judy Reed at


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