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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Education
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State Board of Education
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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 543]
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Action:
Amend the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia
 
General Information
Action Summary The following 2018 General Assembly legislation impacts the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia: HB1125 amends the Code of Virginia to expand the definition of education preparation program as follows: "Education preparation program" includes four-year bachelor's degree programs in teacher education. This bill is identical to SB 349. HB1265 requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that leads to a degree, concentration, or certificate for reading specialists to include a program of coursework or other training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a related disorder. The bill requires such programs to (i) include coursework in the constructs and pedagogy underlying remediation of reading, spelling, and writing and (ii) require reading specialists to demonstrate mastery of an evidence-based, structured literacy instructional approach that includes explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction. This bill is identical to SB 368. The regulations need to be amended to include these requirements.
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Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: ยง 2.2-4006.A.4(a)
RIS Project Yes  [005987]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Patty Pitts   / Asst Superintendent for Teacher Ed and Licensure
Address: P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)371-2522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

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