|Action||Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in|
|Comment Period||Ends 10/31/2015|
8VAC20-543-90 and 8VAC20-543-140. Professional studies requirements
It is critical that our teacher education programs continue to offer and provide a course in the historical, philosophical, and social contexts of education. Changing the name indicates that these aforementioned areas are not a part of the material for this course and instead teacher professionalism is the focus. While teacher professionalism is important, we need well-rounded educators who learn to be thoughtful practitioners through the study of past experiences and reflective practitioners of their current practices. A foundational course, at the start of an education program, assists students in being thoughtful and reflective practitioners.