School of Education - George Mason University

If you currently do not hold a valid Virginia teaching license and are not working as a full-time, contractual teacher with a VA school district, please provide the Mason Licensure Coordinator with a completed licensure application packet which includes the following:

  1. Licensure Application Fee: $100 if you list a VA address or $150 if you list an out-of state-address. Make checks payable to The Treasurer of Virginia. Checks must be dated within 60 days of when the fee is received by the Virginia Department of Education.
  2. Initial Licensure Application Form: Complete pages 6-7 of the application only and page 8 of the College Verification Form (complete part I only).
  3. Official transcripts: transcripts from all universities attended, INCLUDING George Mason University, which must be provided in sealed envelope(s). Graduates of a foreign institution of higher education may provide a copy of their evaluation completed by a VDOE-approved agency.
  4. Behavior Intervention and Support Training: Please save and print the completion certificate at the end of the modules.
  5. Child Abuse and Neglect Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding Training (Required for all applicants): complete the free online module from the Virginia Department of Social Services and print a copy of your certificate.
  6. Required test scores*: Submit original or copies of all testing requirements for your program, which may include VCLA Scores, Praxis II scores, RVE Scores, or VRA Scores.
  7. Copy of American Red Cross or American Heart Association certificate for CPR/AED/Emergency First Aid.
  8. Effective July 1st, 2017, every person seeking initial licensure must complete the Dyslexia Awareness Module (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/dyslexia-module/story.html). Please print and save the completion certificate at the end of the module.
  9. A self-addressed envelope (used to mail a copy of the completed College Verification Form to you).

* Students MUST submit photocopies or original test score reports. The Licensure Coordinator cannot obtain these scores from ANY GMU records.*


If you do currently hold a valid VA teaching license and are not currently working with a VA school district, please provide the GMU Licensure Coordinator with the following:

  1. Addition of endorsement fee - $50 (checks written to The Treasurer of Virginia).
  2. A written memo to the VDOE requesting that the new endorsement be added to your current license.
  3. Official Transcripts (from GMU)
  4. Licensure Application (pages 6-7)
  5. College Verification Form (complete part I only, but be sure that your full address is listed).
  6. RVE scores (Only required at time of Add-On for Reading Specialist; photocopies of official score reports can be accepted).
    *Students MUST submit photocopies or original test score reports. The Licensure Coordinator cannot obtain these scores from other files on campus such as degree program files or internship files.*

If you are currently working with a VA school district, please provide the GMU Licensure Coordinator with the following:

  1. College Verification Form (complete part I only, but be sure that your full address is listed).
    You must be sure that ALL licensure grades have been posted prior to submitting your CVF.
    **Special Education - all waivers must be processed and reflected in the University system prior to submission of the CVF.
    ***Education Leadership - if you did not receive your master's degree from GMU, please submit a photocopy of your master's transcripts along with your College Verification Form. If you did receive your master's from GMU, please be sure that your degree date has posted prior to submitting the form.

The college verification form will be sent back to you. You will then submit the completed form and the other required licensure materials to your school district's licensure representative. They will then submit the application on your behalf.


All of the above forms can be downloaded here.


You must submit a complete packet. If your application is missing any required document, it will be returned to you!

Please submit the requested documents to the following address:

George Mason University
Attn: Rebekah Flis Wills
4400 University Dr., MSN 6C13
Thompson Hall, Room 2307
Fairfax, VA 22030

Packets must be originals and may not be faxed.