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State-approved Teaching License Programs

The degrees and certificates below have been approved by the Virginia Department of Education to complete the academic requirements for a teaching license.

Initial Licensure - Collaborative Undergraduate Programs
Additional Licensure Options from the Virginia Department of Education

Licensed teachers interested in pursuing an add-on endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Secondary Education, or Special Education should contact their school district, VDOE, or our licensure coordinator for tests, internship, and/or course requirements.

George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law a social security number is required for licensure.