Licensure requirements for teachers who teach only online courses
Purpose of legislation
House Bill 578, passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 Session, amends the Code of Virginia to require the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing licensure requirements for teachers who teach only online courses, as defined in § 22.1-212.23. Such license shall be valid only for teaching online courses. Teachers who hold a five-year renewable license issued by the Board of Education may teach online courses for which they are properly endorsed. As the options available to Virginia’s public school students through virtual learning programs continue to expand, requirements for teachers assigned to teach only online courses need to be addressed. The Board of Education’s Licensure Regulations for School Personnel do not specifically address requirements for teachers who teach only online courses. The legislation requires the establishment of a license and criteria for obtaining the license.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 365 (2012)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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