A number of states, including Virginia, currently face a critical shortage of language teachers. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, “by 2025, there could be a hiring gap of 100,000 teachers annually.”
Learn more about the requirements to become a language teacher in Virginia by visiting https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter23/, checking out school districts’ (e.g. Fairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria Public Schools) sites and talking to your counselor, advisor and/or a NOVA language professor. We need you!
Are you interested in a career switch? Information on alternate paths to licensure can be found here: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter23/section90/