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VSBPE POLICY

CODE:SB/H3 VERMONT STANDARDS BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS

POLICY ON THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS IN NEXT LICENSURE CYCLE

Renewal of a Level II Vermont Professional Educator License is contingent upon satisfactory completion of professional development during the validity period of the license. In most cases, a license validity period begins on July 1 of the calendar year it is issued and ends on June 30 of the calendar year it expires. Historically, in order to apply to the appropriate licensure period, the professional development had to occur after July 1. More recently, as educators complete their renewal requirements and develop a new IPDP, they are anxious to begin work on their new goals. In addition, colleges and schools are providing professional development opportunities earlier in the spring than has been past practice for summer sessions.

The VSBPE intends to provide flexibility that will maintain the concept of professional development within the licensure period and at the same time, support educators who wish to engage in high quality professional development related to their new IPDP and also address the changing time frame of professional development offerings. To that end, it is the policy of the VSBPE that an educator may apply professional development to the next licensure period when the following conditions exist:

  • the educator has met all requirements for re-licensure and has received a recommendation for license renewal from the appropriate local or regional board,
  • the educator has an approved IPDP for the ensuing licensure period on file with the appropriate local or regional board,
  • the professional development aligns with the new IPDP and meets requirements of the local or regional board,
  • the professional development takes place after January 1 of the calendar year in which the educator’s license expires,
  • approvals clearly indicate the licensure period to which the professional development applies

DATE ADOPTED: 12/03/98 DATE REVISED: LEGAL REF: Lic. Regs: 5420; 5430; 5432 CROSS REF: D1, D2, H1 ANNOTATIONS/BRIEF HISTORY:

Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators VSBPE Policy Manual: Section H – Renewal of License 33 

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