Become a teacher


    Be the change in a child's life... become a teacher and join the Manassas City Public Schools' family!  


    Not sure what you would like to teach? Explore the different endorsements that the Virginia Department of Education has to offer by visiting Licensure Regulations for School Personnel.   

    For questions regarding licensure, please contact: 
    Laura Yankoviak
    Licensure Analyst                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


    Teaching in VA

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        Licensure Renewal        
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    • VA Licensure Renewal Manual
      The application for license renewal is contained within this manual.
    • Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training
      Individuals seeking an initial license and license renewal must complete training in child abuse recognition and intervention in accordance with curriculum guidelines approved by the Board of Education.
    • First Aid/CPR/AED Training
      Effective September 1, 2017, certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators shall include hands-on practice.
    • Dyslexia Awareness Training
      Individuals seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training on the indicators of dyslexia.
    • School Counselor TrainingEffective July 1, 2017, Individuals seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license with an endorsement as a school counselor must complete training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral stress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse.
    • VA History or State and Local Government Module
      Any individual who has previously taken the Civics Module must choose "Reset Progress" and "Start Over" to be able to begin training.

      Any individual licensed and endorsed to teach middle school civics or economics or high school government or history who is seeking renewal of such license is required to demonstrate knowledge of VA history or state and local government by completing a module or professional development course specifically related to VA history or state and local government that has a value of five professional development points. Please print and submit the module certificate with renewal documentation.


    Did you know?

    • If you need to take college coursework for continuing education or to satisfy licensure requirements stipulated by the Virginia Department of Education, take advantage of the discount being offered by the University of Phoenix. In addition, the University of Phoenix offers the same tuition reductions to the spouse of an employee to further his/her education goals! Maybe your spouse can take advantage of this great opportunity and take coursework to become a teacher!
      For more information:
      Call, text or email the district's liaison (Paul Mulcahy), to activate a 10% tuition discount, or to inquire about more course and degree offerings. 
      Online registration code: "EDU10"
      Registering by phone code: "RDS8"
      Call or text (757) 945-1001


    • Are you looking to meet provisional licensure requirements? Review the 100% online course offering from George Mason University. Virginia educators are eligible for a tuition discount and can complete courses designed by their expert faculty to align with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) professional studies requirements.
      Click here for more information


    Licensure Changes


    Approved Teachers Education Programs



    Teacher Incentive Program

    • National Board Certification - Information about this voluntary certification process designed to complement initial state licensure and subsidy grants for teachers interested in pursuing National Board Certification


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    • If you are certified, do not forget to renew your Certificate of Distinction! 
      Click here for renewal information.                                           





                                                SEK SPEd Apple

    Phoenix University has an opportunity that is specific to provisionally licensed, special education teachers who have met the state’s foundation requirement but have not yet completed the remaining academic requirements for full licensure. 

    As you are already aware, a foundations course, (i.e. SPE/513 Phoenix) is a pre-requisite for obtaining a provisional license in special education.  Upon completion of the initial course, many provisional teachers struggle to meet the remaining requirements, particularly when seeking out individual courses over a three-year period.  The University of Phoenix’s Post Bachelor, Initial Teaching Certificate in Special Education solves this problem.  The provisional teacher enters a streamlined, focused program, in which they can meet the state’s licensure requirements in about one year, by taking one course at a time.

    A provisional teacher who has completed the foundations requirement but has not yet completed the additional requirements has an opportunity to enter the program that Phoenix University offers.  Credit for their foundations course, (SPE/513) applies directly to the program, allowing them to start the next course. 

    Be on your way to becoming fully licensed in Virginia with no deficiencies by taking the opportunity the University of Phoenix has to offer! Don't delay, enroll now.

    The division’s tuition reduction applies, (use code RDS8), and financial aid is available through the university.

    For more information:
    Call, text or email the district's liaison (Paul Mulcahy), to activate a 10% tuition discount, or to inquire about more course and degree offerings. 
    Online registration code: "EDU10"
    Registering by phone code: "RDS8"
    Call or text (757) 945-1001



    For more information regarding licensure, please visit the Virginia Department of Education/Licensure