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Virginia Teacher Careers

Virginia has a population of over eight million; Northern Virginia is among the few areas in the nation experiencing a strong economic recovery, for the most part due to the employment opportunities associates with the government in Washington and associated industries. Most of the people moving into the area to take those jobs are raising children. The Virginia Department of Education is faced with an increasingly diverse student population in the state and has long had special programs for military families because of the number of bases and military facilities located in the state - in Norfolk, Virginia Beach Quantico, at the Pentagon, and in the many surrounding facilities. Virginia offers several routes for teacher qualification including opportunities for career changers with minimal formal education in teaching.