Career Switcher Application Timeline Recommendations

Timeline – Suggested test dates in order to meet the requirements for entry into programs for Fall and Spring.

EVENT FALL START DATE SPRING START DATE
Register and take Praxis II and VCLA By August 1, 2014- at the latest By January 1, 2014- at the latest
Latest date to submit an application August 1, 2014 – at the latest (We prefer that applicants submit an application earlier in the term in order to hold a seat for the Fall term, then add required credentials as completed) December 1, 2014 – at the latest (We prefer that applicants submit an application earlier in the term in order to hold a seat for the Spring term, then add required credentials as completed)
Complete criminal background check Prior to August 15 Prior to January 15
Phase I Program begins Late August Late January
Phase I field experiences begin (approximately) Mid-October Mid-March
Phase I program ends Late January End June
Phase II program begins When full time teaching contract  by school division has been issued When full time teaching contract by school division has been issued
Phase II class meetings (approximate) September through April September through April
Phase II mentor assigned within 2-3 weeks of start of school year and hiring within 2-3 weeks of start of school year and hiring