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A teacher with a student: Pursue a Provisional Teaching License in Virginia, VA.

Provisional Teaching License in Virginia

Attention Provisionally Licensed Teachers in Virginia

Keen on earning or renewing your provisional teaching license in Virginia? Regent University offers courses that meet the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Professional studies requirements for elementary, secondary, and special education for full teacher licensure.

What’s the Regent Difference for Provisional Teaching License Courses?

  • All courses are 100% online and asynchronous, learn at your pace.
  • Courses are offered every 8 weeks.
  • Courses are $200 per credit hour.
  • All courses are taught by seasoned professionals who care.
  • All courses are approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and Regent’s School of Education’s degree-seeking study is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Regent University has a track record of producing highly effective classroom leaders

  • Produced over 950 Teachers of the Year
  • Ranked among Top National Universities by U.S. News & World Report for four years, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023.
  • Ranked among the Best Graduate Schools for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 10 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

Regent offers the following courses that comply with all VDOE teacher licensure requirements:

ECUR 525 Classroom Management (3-credit course) Principles and practices for creating and maintaining effective and efficient learning environments for diverse learners to include methods for effective student discipline, appropriate learning strategies, and environments that motivate student learning.

ETLC 542 Foundations in Education (3-credit course) Study of the foundations of education in the U.S. Explores the historical, philosophical, and sociological development and organization of American education.

ETLC 541 Child & Adolescent Growth & Development (3-credit course) Explores the physical, cognitive, cultural, social/emotional, spiritual, and psychological development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on knowing and understanding theories of human development to incorporate children’s individual differences and guide learning experiences.

ECUR 500 Curriculum & Instructional Techniques (3-credit course) Provides learners with research-based knowledge and skills necessary to analyze exemplary curricula and appropriate assessment practices including familiarity with the Virginia Standards of Learning, informative feedback mechanisms, and school system implementation.

EFND 505 Teaching Reading & Language Arts Across the Curriculum (3-credit course) Examines the complex nature of language acquisition. Addresses instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, including spelling and grammar, and the integration of these language modes across the curriculum. Special attention will be given to reading comprehension in narrative and expository texts.

EFND 508 Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades (3-credit course) Addresses the nature of reading, stages of reading development, approaches to reading instruction, word identification strategies including explicit phonics, fluency development, and vocabulary and comprehension instruction.

EELM 501 Assessment for Learning (3-credit course) The development of valid and reliable classroom assessments to measure student growth as well as student understanding. Topics will focus on the use of student data in development of teacher growth and evaluation plans.

UEC 444 Teaching Content to Children (3-credit course) Development of math, science, and social studies skills in children; strategies for facilitating children’s learning; exploration, play, and creative expression in the areas of art, music, and movement for children.

VDOE Professional Studies RequirementsRegent University School of Education CourseElementary TeachersSecondary TeachersSpecial Education – K-12 General Curriculum Teachers
Human Development and Learning
(birth through adolescence)
ETLC 541 Child & Adolescent Growth & DevelopmentXX
ETSP 571 Foundations of Human Growth & Development & Legal Aspects for Special Education
* One of two courses that can be taken to earn a Provisional Special Education license
Curriculum and Instructional ProceduresECUR 500 Curriculum Design & Assessment TechniquesXX
Assessment of and for LearningEELM 501 Assessment for LearningXX
ETSP 576 Data-Driven AssessmentX
Foundations of Education and the Teaching ProfessionETLC 542 Foundations in EducationXX
ETSP 571 Foundations of Human Growth & Development & Legal Aspects for Special EducationX
Classroom and Behavior ManagementECUR 525 Classroom ManagementXX
ETSP 572 Characteristics & Behavior Management of Students with Exceptional Needs
* One of two courses that can be taken to earn a Provisional Special Education license
Language and Literacy – Reading and Writing, and Language AcquisitionEFND 508 Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades (Reading & Writing)X
& EFND 505 Teaching Reading and Language Arts Across the Curriculum (Lang. Acquisition)X
EFND 544 Content Reading & DifferentiationX
ETSP 553 Language Acquisition & the Communicative Arts & ETSP 574 K-12 Reading Assessment and Instruction Across the CurriculumX
CollaborationETSP 555 Collaboration & ConsultationX
CharacteristicsETSP 572 Characteristics & Behavior Management of Students with Exceptional NeedsX
Individualized Ed. Program Dev. and ImplementationETSP 570 Instructional Methods for Students with DisabilitiesX
Instructional Strategies in Reading & WritingETSP 554 Assessing & Teaching Reading of Narrative and Expository TextsX
Instructional Strategies in MathETSP 573 Assessing & Teaching Reading & Math Across the Content for Students with Exceptional NeedsX
TransitioningETSP 570 Instructional Methods for Students with DisabilitiesX

*Completion of ETSP 571 and ETSP 572 constitutes eligibility for employment and application for a provisional Special Education – General Curriculum K-12 license from the VDOE.