Teacher Recertification Academy

Virginia Western Community College is committed to providing quality, relevant, and flexible programming to meet the professional development needs of educators in PK-12 schools of Virginia. Credit and non-credit courses for recertification are offered throughout the academic year with our most diverse and ample selection presented in our Summer Teacher Recertification Academy.

The Summer Teacher Recertification Academy is comprised of educational topics in core subject and specialization areas, instructional skills and technologies, language and communication, and concepts related to development, behavior, and student engagement. For your convenience, course options vary in delivery formats and credits ranging from 1 to 3 credit hours each. Online and hybrid (blended classroom and online) courses are designed to offer summer scheduling flexibility, while traditional classroom and seminar courses provide opportunities to interact face-to-face with instructors and fellow colleagues.

Technology education seminars or short session classes are offered through the School of Business, Technology & Trades to provide many opportunities for updating skills or just for fun! These courses consist of two to five sessions scheduled afterschool or weekends and focus on the exploration and utilization of various technologies in the classroom. In addition to seminar classes already on the schedule, our Workforce Division coordinates with local school divisions who wish to conveniently provide onsite custom seminars for teachers.

Point Values

Course Type Points
Credit 1 Credit = 30 Points
Non-Credit 1 Contact Hour = 1 Point
(Online courses range from 24-160 hours)

Please consult with your school division’s licensure specialist to ensure that the course(s) you plan to take will apply to your specific professional development needs as defined by the Virginia Department of Education.
If you would like additional information regarding Virginia teacher licensure renewal, please visit the Virginia Department of Education to access the VA Licensure Renewal Manual and important legislation updates related to licensure renewal requirements.

Credit Courses

Credit classes are offered at an affordable in-state tuition rate, less than half that of most four-year colleges, Virginia Western is the premier choice for effective, economical, and accessible educational programming.

See Current Credit Options – Summer 2022

See Current Credit Options – Fall 2022

If you’d like to see what is available during a different semester, please visit our VWCC Class Schedule and use the Class Schedules by Type and Location link to quickly find Teacher Recertification courses.

How to Enroll

  1. If you are not currently enrolled at Virginia Western, or it’s been more than 3 years since you applied, complete an online application.
  2. Follow these steps to enroll in a class.

Non-Credit Courses

Our professional development options for teacher recertification also include online classes that vary in duration, scheduling, and low cost.

See Current Online Non-Credit Courses

How to Enroll

  1. Browse the catalog section for Teaching and Education courses.
  2. Add selected course(s) to your cart, proceed to checkout, and follow prompts to create an account.

Teacher Licensure (Career Switcher Program)

Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a fast track alternative licensure program — EducateVA — a statewide initiative to address critical shortages in the teaching profession throughout the state, allowing you to bring your dream of teaching into reality.

With the appropriate qualifications, EducateVA can help you become a licensed teacher in the state of Virginia, while maintaining your current job and responsibilities!

For more information, please visit Teacher Licensure (Career Switcher Program).

Have Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the School of Career & Corporate Training at 540-857-6076.


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