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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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10/30/15  10:28 am
Commenter: Tracey Pritchard, Liberty University

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.