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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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10/30/15  8:14 am
Commenter: James Wicks, Liberty University

8VAC20-543-90 and 8VAC20-543-140. Professional studies requirements 5. The teaching profession.

I believe it is unnecessary to change the title from "Foundations of Education" to the "Teaching Profession".  I believe the historic title is critical in reminding all of us and our teacher candidates of our need to recognize our heritage in American education as well as general historic, philosophical, and social principles associated with the title.  If we seek to remove essential foundations from our programs which this title change may suggest then we undermine the valuable message that transmission is necessary for maintaining and strengthening our teacher candidates within an ethically and intellectually rich environment that synthesizes past accomplishments and shortcomings for the sake of building a more stable educational environment beneficial to all citizens within the state of Virginia.