When you possess the Professional Educator Certificate, you must complete 125 hours of professional development and/or course work every five years to keep this certificate valid. Applicable courses taken at an accredited university are granted 15 hours for each credit completed. The applicant is responsible for submitting his/her certificate of completion indicating the number of contact hours or a transcript indicating the credit hours and course(s) completed.
Applicant must in addition to the requirements for the Elementary or Secondary Education Educator:
An applicant can qualify for Conditional Certificate in order to be employed as a U. S. Virgin Islands Educator. However, this certificate only allows you to be eligible to work for three (3) years.
The Virgin Islands Board of Education is mandated by law to certify and to have highly qualified elementary and secondary school teachers in every classroom in the US Virgin Islands. In order to fulfill these mandates, there are certain requirements needed for each level of certification.
The matter should be addressed promptly at the Department of Education level. The process that should be followed if a person is going to appeal a case to the VIBE is dependent on the person having first exhausted all administrative remedies. These include:
Board members receive a $75 stipend for attending board meetings.
The VI Board of Education is comprised of elected individuals who are to be leaders and champions for public education in the US Virgin Islands.
Yes, applicant must be an active Virgin Islands Governemt employee; must be recommended on a meritorious basis by the employee’s department/agency head.
Yes, the Exceptional Children Grant is available for school age children. Child must have a physical or mental disability and demonstrated exceptional abilities and the need for educational training not available within. The value is $2,000.00 per year not to exceed four (4) years.
Awards are base on major grade point average, special circumstances and distribution by island.
This is a stipulation scholarship in the amount of $3,500.00 – 5,000.00 base on funds availibilty for which the applicant must meet the following requirements: Must be enrolled in a Nursing Program, have a GPA of 2.5 or above and attending an accredited institution.
Applicant Eligibility: Must be a bona fide resident of the Virgin Islands, graduate from a high school in the Virgin Islands, in financial need,· have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0 or 2.5 for Nursing and accepted to or attending an accredited institution.
Territorial Scholarships under this section may be of varied character according to the needs of the student and his or her educational program. The maximum award for graduates and undergraduates is $6,000.00. Limited total award of $4.600.00 for UVI undergrad students; grant amount not exceed $3,500.00 and $6,000.00 for off-island colleges/universiities; grant amount not exceed $4,500.00. Limited total award of $5,000.00 for on-line courses; grant not to exceed $4,000.00. liThe amount of the scholarship renewal to the same individual may be increased or decreased as the Board deems necessary and appropriate.
Applications are available online at our St. Thomas and St. Croix offices beginning the third Monday in January to around April 20th each year.
The V. I. Board of Education offers seven (7) different scholarships: Territorial Loan/Grant Awards, Special Legislative Grants, In-Service Training Grant, Summer Grant, the Morris F. De Castro Fellowship, and Nursing Grant.