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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11/6/15  4:18 pm
Commenter: Mark Ginsberg, Ellen Rodgers; George Mason University


Strong concern.  Faculty are not in agreement with the proposal to increase the semester hour requirement from 3 credits to 9 credits for the Provisional (Special Ed) License. Additionally, the proposed 9 credits do not include the “Foundations” course for Special Education. There is also very strong concern that School Divisions across the Commonwealth will be forced to rely on substitute teachers since there will be a drastic Decrease in those in the provisional pipeline.