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State Board of Education

Regulations Governing Approved Programs of Higher Education [REPEALED] [8 VAC 20 ‑ 541]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The Board of Education seeks to repeal the current Regulations Governing Approved Programs for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education (8 VAC 20-540) and promulgate new regulations by the same title (8 VAC 20-541). The "approved program" process refers to the policies and procedures by which the Virginia Department of Education reviews a professional education program at a college or university to determine if it meets the state's standards for the preparation of school personnel. The procedures for the review of each teacher endorsement program center on the competencies set forth by the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (8 VAC 20-21-10 et. seq.) and require evidence of how the institution demonstrates that the competencies are met. The licensure regulations, effective for school divisions on July 1, 1998, and colleges and universities on July 1, 2000, provide a statewide licensing system based on the 57 endorsement areas contained in the regulations. As such, colleges and universities with approved programs are also in line with the statewide licensing system.
State Authority Code of Virginia: Sections22.1-16 ; 298 ; 298. E. ; 305.2
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Margaret N. Roberts  / Office of Policy & Public Affairs
Address: Post Office Box 2120
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2540    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate new regulations to align with state and federal laws and regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/21/2007.
Repeal current regulations and promulgate new regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/23/2001.