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State Board of Education
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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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10/25/15  7:47 pm
Commenter: Donia Spott

Keep Foundations of Education as it is
 

As a veteran teacher with over 20 years experience, I am concerned that Virginia is considering changing the "Foundations of Education" course title to "The Teaching Profession".  We need to make sure that our teacher preparation programs continue to provide the historical, philosophical, and social context necessary for developing effective and innovative educational programs and decisions.  Changing the name is unnecessary and gives the impression that a teacher's professionalism is more important than the education they plan to help provide to our children. Our state's children deserve teachers who seek to develop and and implement learning opportunities through thoughtful reflection and continuing analysis of their practice.  Foundations in Education courses are a critical starting point for new teachers to begin this process.