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Endorsement - Existing Teaching License

Upon successful completion of the degree and satisfaction of all VDOE licensing requirements, students in the following degree programs are eligible for an endorsement to be added to their existing teaching license and an upgrade to the Postgraduate Professional Teaching License:

  • Algebra & Middle School Mathematics degree concentration
  • Elementary & Middle School Mathematics degree concentration plus at least three years of teaching experience in an elementary or middle school where the teaching of mathematics is a primary responsibilitity
  • Educational Leadership degree concentration plus at least three years of teaching experience and successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
  • School Counseling track of the Counselor Education degree concentration
  • Special Education General Curriulum/Curriulum & Instruction Specialist degree concentration
  • Reading, Literacy & Learning degree major plus at least three years of teaching experience where the teaching of literacy is an important responsibility and successful completion of the RVE: Reading Specialist Assessment
  • School Librarianship/Licensed Teacher track degree major

Upon successful completion, students in the following degree program are eligible to upgrade to the Postgraduate Professional Teaching License:

  • Health & Physical Education degree concentration

Upon successful completion of the professional endorsement and satisfaction of all VDOE licensing requirements, students in the following professional endorsement programs are eligible for an endorsement to be added to their existing teaching license:

  • Educational Leadership professional endorsement plus at least three years of teaching experience and successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
  • Reading, Literacy & Learning professional endorsement plus at least three years of teaching experience where the teaching of literacy is an important responsibility and successful completion of the RVE: Reading Specialist Assessment
  • School Librarianship professional endorsement
  • Special Education General Curriculum professional endorsement

Students need to work closely with the personnel/human resource office in their school division.  The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) "College Verification Form" must be completed. That form should be available in your personnel/human resource office or you will find it on the VDOE web site, under the menu item "Licensure" in the menu list on the right-hand side of their home page.  Once on the "Licensure" page, you select Application for a Virginia License, and the College Verification Form will be the second to the last page in the pdf document.  You complete Part I of that form and submit it to Longwood's Licensure Officer, Dr. Connie Ballard.  Dr. Ballard will complete Part II and the signature portion of the form and send the completed form to your school division Personnel Office.  Be sure to include the name and the mailing address of the person in your personnel/human resource office to which you wish the completed College Verification Form mailed. Your personnel/human resource office will need an official transcript in order to process the request with VDOE.  You request the official transcript from the Longwood Registration Office by visiting their website - www.longwood.edu/registrar/, select 'Transcripts' from their menu.  The final arrangements to submit the paperwork to VDOE along with their required fee must be completed by you in conjunction with your Personnel Office.

Dr. Connie Ballard
Office of Professional Services
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
434.395.2331
434.395.2148 fax