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Certified Educators

Certified Educators
Vermont is a wonderful state in which to live and teach! Vermont-NEA can answer questions regarding licensure, the different routes to become licensed, how to find a job, and how to maintain your license. The Vermont Agency of Education works closely with Vermont-NEA and often, we can answer your questions more quickly. If you have any questions regarding your educator license or pursuing your license in Vermont, please reach out the Vermont-NEA's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Juliette Longchamp at [email protected].
Vermont is a wonderful place to teach and live!

Teacher Licensure

Before becoming a teacher-of-record, teacher candidates must demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for effective classroom practice. Licensure provides the professional and public assurance that educators have met state teaching standards and have demonstrated their readiness to teach and improve student learning.

National Board Certification

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvements in schools nationwide ( Vermont-NEA provides candidate support for initial licensure and maintenance of certification (MOC).

Vermont-NEA Peer Review Support Program

GrowVT-Ed, Vermont-NEA's Peer Review Support Program, is a union-led program supporting teachers and aspiring educators who are seeking Vermont Licensure through Vermont's Alternative Route to Certification, The Vermont Peer Review Program. You can visit the GrowVT-Ed Website at

Vermont Educators of Color May 2024 Retreat

Hosted by the Vermont Educators of Color Association! A grassroots group working to build relationships and make change for educators of color in Vermont. While many of us are k-12 educators, we welcome educators in any setting from early education, to after school, to higher education, please join us to heal and connect! This retreat is only for self-identified educators of color!
VT-NEA President Don Tinney speaks into a microphone.
Every school must be a sanctuary for every student. And the way we achieve that is by strengthening our public education system and strengthening the educator voice within that system.
Quote by: Don Tinney, VT-NEA President
two parents, woman and man, meet with a teacher in the classroom

Professional Excellence

Great educators create great public schools. VT-NEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Vermont. See what membership can mean for you!

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

The Union of Vermont Educators

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day. As the state's largest union, Vermont-NEA is proud to represent the people who make a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across Vermont.