Vermont – State Information

MEA President: Bill Prue
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Molly Tobin
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/6/2021
Adjourns: 5/15/2021

Likely meeting virtually in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines 1/29/2021
Governor Phil Scott (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Kathryn L. Webb (D)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Lawrence P. Cupoli (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Philip E. Baruth (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Debbie Ingram (D)

Partisan Split House: R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 802-828-2247
Senate Secretary Contact 802-828-2241
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
Education Secretary Daniel French

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Jesse Roy, Title I State Director (802) 479-1226
Title IV Director Jennifer Gresham, FESP Assistant Division Director
(802) 479-1191
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations Available on grants management website by district login
Application Timeline for Federal Funds June 30 (allocations based on prior year)


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

VT Music K-12 Level I (3-year)
Level II (5-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content & Instruction (5114) None No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $200 application Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Gubernatorial Directive to All School Boards and Superintendents: Uniform School Reopening

Gov. Phil Scott issued a July 29 executive order delaying the start of the school year to Sept. 8 for all public and independent schools. The state’s education agency and health department are also recommending full-time in-person learning “as soon as practical,” especially for students in Pre-K through Grade 5. Local districts will still decide how they will reopen.

Title IV Success Stories