Are you passionate about education and want to become a licensed teacher? Are you seeking a career change that allows you to make a difference in the lives of young learners? Our Classified Teacher Program is designed just for you! This innovative initiative offers an alternate route to licensure for aspiring teachers who hold a Bachelor's degree and wish to gain invaluable classroom experience while pursuing their provisional teaching license.

Why Become a Classified Teacher?

A Pathway to Fulfill Your Teaching Ambitions

The Classified Teacher program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring educators like you to step into the classroom and start making an impact, even if you haven't completed a traditional teacher preparation program. We believe in your potential and want to empower you on your journey to becoming a licensed teacher.

Full-Time Employment with Benefits

We understand the importance of stability and support during your transition into the world of teaching. As a classified teacher, you will be offered a full-time position with a competitive starting salary of $42,300, which is at the 90th percentile of the current starting teacher salary. You'll also receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, and vision coverage.

Experience as the Teacher of Record

In the Classified Teacher program, you won't be just an observer; you'll take on the full role and responsibilities of a Teacher of Record. You'll have the chance to lead your classroom, plan lessons, and shape young minds under the mentorship and guidance of experienced educators.

Supportive Mentoring for Your Success

We believe that investing in your growth and development is crucial to your success. That's why we provide ongoing mentoring and support to classified teachers. Our experienced educators will be there to guide you, answer your questions, and help you navigate the challenges that come with the teaching profession.

Seamless Licensure Process

The Virginia Department of Education allows for “alternative routes to licensure” for those who did not graduate from a pre-approved Teacher Prep program.  You are welcome to initiate your Licensure Application directly online with the VDOE independently, if you choose, and the LCS Human Resources Department will gladly assist you during that process.

However, Lynchburg City Schools is pleased to announce our Partnership with iTeach to help streamline this process for you.  You can learn more about the iTeach program on their website:  LCS will be offering Information Sessions at a future date for those interested in investigating further.  More to come on those meetings later!

Take the Next Step in Your Teaching Journey

Join the Classified Teacher Program at Lynchburg City Schools and embark on an exciting career path that blends classroom experience with professional growth. By becoming a classified teacher, you'll be shaping the future of our students while building a rewarding career for yourself. Don't wait to pursue your dreams of becoming a licensed teacher—start your application today!

The Classified Teacher Program welcomes all applicants with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a core content area. Aspiring teachers can apply for any open teaching positions and must fulfill additional eligibility requirements specified in the corresponding job listings.

To become a Classified Teacher, apply for any open teacher position now!

For more information, contact Human Resources at (434) 515-5050 or email [email protected].