Teacher Licensure (EducateVA)

Short-term Training Certifications

PURPOSE: The Community College Workforce Alliance works in partnership with Reynolds and Tyler Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. CCWA offers workforce training and certifications in transportation and logistics, construction and trades, customer service, health care and manufacturing. These programs are supported through state-funded tuition assistance available to all Virginians, making Short-term Training Programs low cost or no cost. Short-term Training Programs also offer career coaching and job connections.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Short-term Training credentials prepare students for entry-level careers in high-demand occupational fields offering good starting wages - many with benefits and promotion opportunities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: There are no admissions requirements. Tuition assistance is available to all residents of Virginia, regardless of income. Classes may be free to those qualifying for additional financial aid.

PROGRAM NOTES: In certain industries, prior convictions may prohibit employment. Drug testing and a pre-employment physical may be required for some occupations. Some companies may have minimum age requirements for select positions.

Teacher Licensure (EducateVA)

The EducateVA program consists of two levels. Level I is comprised of online and face-to-face instruction. Level II - the part of the EducateVA program that makes us so unique - is the post-coursework experience. After Level I, as a graduate seeks employment and during their first year of teaching, EducateVA partners students with mentors to guide, instruct and advise them in order to ensure they receive the support they need to thrive as a new teacher. Additional instructional support is also offered through Level II modules and three required Level II Saturday seminars. The program consists of 220-hours of instruction delivered within a 18-week format for professional studies training. Instruction is delivered online via Blackboard, and will focus on the following modules:
Foundations of Teaching, Instructional Design, Teaching and Learning Content Methods, Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Classroom Management, and Current Trends and Issues in Education.

Teacher Licensure- Educate VA

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Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Sample of reported job titles: Art Teacher, English Teacher, High School Science Teacher, History Teacher, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Science Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Spanish Teacher.

Labor Market Statistics:
Projected Employment 2026 (State of Virginia): 28,210

Current Wage Range (Entry- Experienced): $39,740- $97,500

Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).

Green Leaf Icon"Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from an external agency (O*NET) on August 1, 2019.

CCWA has funding through the Short-term Training Program for this certification prep course. The financial assistance can help pay for training that supports attainment of industry credentials. If you have limited income and want to earn an industry credential, please contact us and find out how CCWA can support your efforts.

Classes are delivered through a combination of online and weekend courses so you can become licensed to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia in just 18 weeks.

Learn more about the EducateVA program by attending an upcoming information session or by contacting us at (804) 523-5671.