Teaching Licensure

Teacher addressing the classEducate VA/ Career Switcher Program

Would you like to become a teacher in Virginia?

Looking for a second career? Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a fast track, alternative teacher licensure program – EducateVA. This program is part of the Virginia Community College and is organized by the Community College Workforce Alliance.

EducateVA will allow you to continue with your current job and complete the teaching certification program through a combination of online classes and 7 onsite Saturday classes within 18 weeks.

For more information, qualifications and to see areas of endorsement go to EducateVA.com or call 804-523-5671.


EducateVASince 2004, the EducateVA Career Switcher program has trained over 1,800 teachers.

EducateVA  is ideal for people who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, have three or more years of full-time work experience, and are looking for a practical, affordable route to becoming a teacher in the Commonwealth.

Through a combination of online and face-to-face Saturday classes, EducateVA is a flexible option for individuals working full or part-time, while they complete the first level of the program.

At the core of the EducateVA program is the professional feedback provided by our instructors and program staff.  Our team is made up of leaders in the field of education, which includes veteran classroom teachers and administrators, from all levels.  The faculty will support each new teacher through the critical first year in the classroom and beyond.