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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 courses provide opportunities to interact face-to-face with instructors and fellow colleagues.

Point Values
Course Type Points
Credit 1 Credit = 30 Points
Non-Credit 24-160 Hours = 24-160 Points
(1 point per clock/contact hour, starting at 24 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. For teacher licensure renewal, 180 professional development points are required every 5 years. If you would like more details regarding Virginia's Department of Education professional development and recertification point values, please refer to the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.

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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 Summer 2018 Credit Classes

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. If you do not already have one, create a student profile. Once you have an account, log in.
  2. Choose View All Classes > Online > Add to cart.

Have Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Workforce Development Solutions at 540-857-6076.

As we strive to ensure our course offerings continue to meet the needs and interests of all teachers, we ask that you complete the Survey below.  Information collected will be instrumental in the design and selection of upcoming courses.  Interested in teaching we have opportunities below as well!

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Contact Us

Programs Offered:

Career Path & Funding Assistance:

Amanda Decker: 540-857-6279
Melissa Marcus: 540-857-6820

Main Office
Location: Thomas Center - Ground Floor
Phone: 540-857-6076
Fax: 540-857-7386

Mailing Address:
3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015