Phase 1: Application

Mature student (in pink shirt) in adult education class with other students, filling out an online application.

An individual seeking a provisional license through the VCU SOE Pathways to Teaching: Career Switcher Program must meet the three prerequisite requirements as outlined per the eligibility requirements for the program. Below are a variety of resources to help you successfully navigate the application process. Please contact us ( if you have any questions.

Please send complete application packets to the address below and/or email to with the email subject "VCU SOE Pathways to Teaching: Career Switcher Program Application Materials":

Attention:  VCU SOE Pathways to Teaching: Career Switcher Program
  VCU School of Education
  Box 842020 
  1015 West Main Street 
  Richmond, VA 23284-2020 

Note: All content in Steps 2-6 (all pieces of the application) are submitted at once to the above address and/or email. 

Step 1: Review Outline of Application Process
Step 2: Complete VDOE Application and Report of Experience Form
Step 3: Compile your Resume or CV - Resources
Step 4: Request Official Transcripts
Step 5: Complete Virginia Licensure Qualifying Exams
Step 5A: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Supplementary Endorsements
Step 6: Complete Criminal Background Check
Step 7: Review Your Career Switcher Checklist and Submit Your Entire Application Packet

Step 8: Interview Day
Step 9: Orientation
Graduates of Foreign Institutions of Higher Learning/International Students