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Eligibility for Licensure through the Virginia Department of Education

Prince William County Public Schools is able to consider for instructional employment, applicants who are eligible for licensure through the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). To determine if you are eligible for a teaching position, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Have you received a bachelor's degree or will have received a bachelor's degree by the start of the current school year?
  • Do you hold a valid Virginia certification? Do you hold certification in another state that is comparable to licensure areas in Virginia?
  • Are you eligible for Virginia certification (full or provisional)?

Please visit our Become a Teacher webpage to learn more about paths to licensure in Virginia in specific licensure areas.

Step 1: Viewing Instructional Vacancies

Visit our vacancy page to see certified teacher vacancies, click on the Employment Opportunities link or you may go directly to the vacancy page. To view certified teaching vacancies, click on certified which will redirect you to a new webpage and select what area you are interested in (Elementary, Middle, High, or Special Education). After clicking on your area of interest, you will be redirected to another webpage that outlines all current vacancies by position and location. You will also notice the posting number, date the position was posted, the date this position will be removed from the webpage and the effective date of the position. These positions and job posting numbers will also be seen when you submit your online application.

Step 2: Online Application

  • You must have a completed online application in order to apply for a position(s). If you have not done so already, complete an online application.
  • Ensure that you provide a complete work history
  • Ensure that the reference page includes at least two professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.
  • Applicants graduating from an education program should include their student teaching/internship supervisor and cooperating teacher.
  • Please note that references are automatically emailed a reference form upon entry of their email address in the application.

Step 3: Applying for Vacancies

Once you have identified a position(s) that you would like to be considered for you need to submit your interest in that particular position(s) prior to the vacancy deadline. You may submit your interest by following the steps below:

Select the vacancy through the online application (preferred method). To do so:

  1. Log into WinOcular WorkSpace to access the online application. If you have not already registered, select "New User" and complete the registration process.
  2. Enter your User ID and Password.
  3. To add an application, select "Add New Application." If you have already completed an application, select the application you would like to update. Select "Start Application" to begin.
  4. Verify that your contact information is correct. Press "continue" at the bottom of the page.
  5. Complete or update each section of the application. Press "continue" at the bottom of each page to move on to the next section.
  6. In the Testimony section of the application, type "Yes" if you agree that all the information contained within your application is true and complete.
  7. Verify that all sections of the applications are complete. This will be indicated with a green check box on the blue tool bar. If there is an area on the application marked red, select that section of the application, complete the unanswered fields and press "continue" at the bottom of the page.
  8. Select the Submit section and press "submit."

You should receive a reply message confirming the submission of your application.

Step 4: Documents

The following documents do not need be completed at the time you apply; however, they must be received before an offer of employment. It is recommended that applicants upload needed documentation to their application. Submission of documents to the Human Resources Department via email, fax, mail, or drop off may result in delayed consideration as documentation may be utilized when determining the most qualified candidates for a position.

  • Proof of highest completed education (unofficial transcripts from all college coursework - undergraduate and graduate).
  • All references, transcripts, and supporting documentation for licensure should be uploaded as a part of the application. Submission of documents to the Human Resources Department via email, fax, mail, or drop off may result in delayed consideration as documentation may be utilized when determining the most qualified candidates for a position. They can also be:
    • Mailed to Prince William County Public Schools, Human Resources Department, Attn: Employment Service Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112
    • Faxed to 703-791-8193
    • Emailed to personnel@pwcs.edu

If you have any questions about the certified application process, a representative from our Employment Service Center is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 703-791-8050.

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) does not discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and activities against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. PWCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual(s) will handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, including Section 504 and Title IX: Chief Human Resources Officer, Prince William County Public Schools, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108