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Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education


chapter
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 23]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulatory action repeals the existing regulation (8VAC20-22) and adopts a new regulation (8VAC20-23) regarding licensure for school personnel to align the regulation with recent changes in the Code of Virginia, current best practices in education, current educational research, and the revised Virginia Standards of Learning and the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers. Substantive elements of the regulations (i) revise selected definitions to conform with changes in the regulations; (ii) modify prescribed licensure requirements, including reducing the number of years of work experience required for a career switcher provisional license from five to three and extending the international educator license from three to five years; (iii) add new endorsement areas in mathematics, engineering, and special education; and (iv) increase rigor in the requirements for selected endorsement areas.
State Authority Sections ,22.1-298 ,22.1-299 and and 22.1-305.2
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Patty Pitts  / Asst Supt for Teacher Education and Licensure
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-2522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel to Comport with 2018 legislation NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/12/2019.
Establish an Add-on Endorsement in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (8VAC20-23) to Teach Economics and Personal Finance NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/12/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Technical Revision to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (8VAC20-23)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/10/2019.
Revisions to the Licensure Regulation for School Personnel to Comport with 2018 Legislation
Fast-Track Revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel to Comport with Legislation