Grades 7-12 Endorsements

Most Vermont high school teachers work in subject-area departments, collaborating closely with teachers in the same content area. A typical course load is generally five classes and anywhere from one to four “preps,” or different course preparations. Classes may meet daily for 45-60 minutes or every other day for 75-90 minutes. High school teachers also lead a homeroom “advisory” and often stay with the same advisory students throughout their high school careers.

Endorsement Options

Computer Science (Grades 7-12)

Teachers are prepared to teach computer science in grades seven through 12 including algorithmic thinking, computing systems, networks and the Internet, data analysis, and programming. Requirements include 18-30 credits in Computer Science, or the equivalent. There is no Praxis II exam for this endorsement.

English (Grades 7-12)

Teachers are prepared to teach English in grades seven through 12 including literature, writing, and communications. Requirements include 30 credits of English coursework and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

Math (Grades 7-12)

Teachers are prepared to teach mathematics in grades seven through 12 including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. Requirements include 30 credits of mathematics coursework and a passing score on Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

Science (Grades 7-12)

Teachers are prepared to teach at least one of the core science disciplines (earth science, physics, chemistry, and/or biology) in grades seven through 12. Requirements include 30 credits of science coursework and passing scores on two Praxis II exams (General Science plus ONE specific science subject exam) before applying for licensure.

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Teachers are prepared to teach social studies in grades seven through 12 including history, geography, civics, economics, sociology, and psychology. Requirements include 30 credits of social studies coursework and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

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