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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 542]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
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Comment Period Ends 10/31/2015
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10/22/15  5:38 pm
Commenter: Michael Broda, Virginia Commonwealth University

Foundations of Education- This Title Matters!
 

I'm writing to stress the importance of maintaining the title "Foundations of Education" (proposed to be changed to "The Teaching Profession") in the professional studies requirements of Virginia's teacher licensure regulations.  This word change is not trivial- the term Foundations signals a broader and more contextual understanding of the historical, philosophical, and sociological underpinnings of our education system in a way that the porposed title does not.  Foundations, as a distinct discipline, is critical to helping new teachers contextualize their roles and responsibilities as educators- it is a must-have and a powerful body of knowledge to instill in our future educational leaders.