Becoming a Teacher

Goal Three of Albemarle County Public Schools' strategic plan, Learning for All, states in part that "ACPS will attract, develop and retain the highest quality staff." At ACPS, we recognize that careers take many different tracks, and that all paths to becoming a teacher do not look the same. If you have a passion for working with young learners and shaping the future leaders of our society, we invite your to explore the following pathways to becoming a teacher in our division.

You must have a bachelor's degree to be a teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ACPS supports a variety of pathways leading to teacher licensure. By partnering with local colleges and universities, we are able to assist potential teachers with acquiring needed degrees and experience to be a licensed educator in the state of Virginia.

Diagram displaying entry points and financial assistance on the path to becoming a teacher.

Our Pathways

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