Career Switcher Application Timeline Recommendations

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

EVENTFALL START DATESPRING START DATE
Register and take Praxis II and VCLABy August 1, 2014- at the latestBy January 1, 2014- at the latest
Latest date to submit an applicationAugust 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 checkPrior to August 15Prior to January 15
Phase I Program beginsLate AugustLate January
Phase I field experiences begin (approximately)Mid-OctoberMid-March
Phase I program endsLate JanuaryEnd June
Phase II program beginsWhen full time teaching contract  by school division has been issuedWhen full time teaching contract by school division has been issued
Phase II class meetings (approximate)September through AprilSeptember through April
Phase II mentor assignedwithin 2-3 weeks of start of school year and hiringwithin 2-3 weeks of start of school year and hiring