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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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10/30/15  12:59 am
Commenter: Karen Parker, Liberty University

8VAC20-543-100. Early childhood for three-year-olds and four-year-olds (add-on endorsement).
 

Practicum experience should be required for the early childhood add-on endorsement.  Compare to 45 hours required in the corresponding licensure regulations: 8VAC20-23-140. Early childhood for three-year-olds and four-year-olds (add-on endorsement). 3. Completed a supervised practicum of at least 45 instructional hours in a preschool setting (i.e., three-year-olds and four-year-olds

Also compare to 45 hours required in approved programs for gifted add-on: 8VAC20-543-320. Gifted education (add-on endorsement). 9. The program shall include a practicum that shall include a minimum of 45 instructional hours of successful teaching experiences with gifted students.