The following are critical areas of need in Prince William County Schools.

Follow the links to learn more about a career in these endorsement (subject) areas in PWCS, including certification requirements. More information will be coming soon for licensure areas not yet linked.

Career and Technology Education
Elementary Education
English (Secondary)
Foreign Language, PreK - 12
Library Media, PreK - 12
Middle Education Grades 6 - 8
School Psychology
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
World Languages


Did You Know?

A Bachelor's degree in the following specific areas accepted for provisional licensure:

  • Agricultural Education
  • American Sign Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dance Arts
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technology Education
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

If you do not have at least a Bachelor's degree in one of these areas or a degree in education, but believe you may be eligible for licensure based upon coursework completed in college, please visit our Become a Teacher page and review the Endorsement Worksheets.


In unique cases of well-qualified candidates, experiential learning credits may be granted in lieu of the coursework for the endorsement (teaching) content area:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  2. Have at least five years of documented full-time work experience that may include specialized training related to the endorsement sought; and
  3. Have met the qualifying score on the content knowledge assessment prescribed by the Board of Education.

The criteria do not apply to teachers of special education and elementary education (prek-3 and prek-6).

If you are interested in learning more about Pathways to Teacher Licensure in Virginia, please contact us at or