Agencies | Governor
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  2:42 pm
Commenter: Mark Ginsberg, Ellen Rodgers; George Mason University


General support for increasing standards (Standards for Biennial approval of education endorsement programs).

General support for the field experiences, but clarification is needed with regard to how the state is defining “clinically-based” field experiences.

General support for the emphasis on field experiences in “diverse” school settings

General support and Suggestion for the item addressing diverse settings; however, working with students with disabilities should also be included.

Clarification. Faculty questioned the implications of FERPA when gathering post-graduation data (e.g., obtaining employer job satisfaction, evaluations and impact of performance on k-12 student outcomes). The state will need to clarify how this will be obtained. Will IHEs be required to obtain permission/consent from candidates upon graduation?

Concern that the biennial reporting requirement is excessive and does not fully align with CAEP.