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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  7:21 am
Commenter: James Wicks, Liberty University

8VAC20-543-520. Special education – general curriculum middle education grades 6-8 (add-on endorseme
 

Special education add-ons should require practicum with special education students. Compare to 45 hours required for add-ons for early childhood and for gifted: 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

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.