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Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [REPEALED] [8 VAC 20 ‑ 21]
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Chapter Information
Description The licensure regulations set forth the qualifications that must be met by all public school teachers in Virginia. The licensure requirements ensure that Virginia's classroom teachers have the academic background needed to facilitate student achievement of the Standards of Learning for Virginia's public schools.
State Authority Code of Virginia, Section 22.1-16. and Section and Section 22.1-298.
Federal Authority Not applicable
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Not yet determined by the Board of Education.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Emily V. Webb  / Director for Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: emily.webb@doe.virginia.gov,elizabeth.morris@doe.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-2924    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal text of 8 VAC 20-21 and promulgate new regulations (8 VAC 20-22). Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/21/2007.
Technical revisions to comport with 2005 legislative amendments: Sections 80, 90, 660, 680
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/22/2005.
Technical revisions: align with Code changes
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/5/2005.
Revision to regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/24/2002.
Amendments to Establish an Alternative Route to Licensure for Career Switchers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/13/2002.
Final regulation: American Sign Language Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2000.
Final regulations: Military Alternative Route Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal 8 VAC 20-21and replace with new regulations 8 VAC 20-22 -
federal/state requirement changes Proposed Stage withdrawn on 4/3/2007 before DPB completed its review.
Technical revisions: align with Code changes
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Proposed Stage withdrawn on 1/24/2005 before submission to the Registrar.