Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 11/6/2015
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9/9/15  2:45 pm
Commenter: Tracie Omohundro

Concerns with new licensure practices.

We are facing a significant shortage of math teachers throughout the Commonwealth.  In reading the changes, the only oportunity for math “relief” is the possibility for a Teach for America license.  Otherwise, it appears that the changes make the math content tougher to access additional endorsements.  While I understand the need for maintaining the integrity of the license, I would like to see some alternate pathways for licensure, especially in the area of mathematics/Algebra.

Thank you.