Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 23]
Action Establish an Add-on Endorsement in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (8VAC20-23) to Teach Economics and Personal Finance
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/15/2022
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4/11/22  2:53 pm
Commenter: O. Kate Scott, MBA, MEd.; George Mason Univ. Center for Economic Education

EPF Add-On Endorsement is Best of Virginia's Students

As a former classroom teacher and now university administrative faculty, I know that educators struggle with the confidence to teach subject areas in which they have limited experience and course history.  The students of Virginia deserve teachers who have received the education and professional development support to confidently teach the standards within our state's Economics & Personal Finance course.  The EPF course will have a more lasting impact on behavior when students have the opportunity to take part in teacher-led high-quality activities to apply these skills in the secondary learning environment and not trust in the manufacturers of simulation resources as a primary means of instruction. Discussions will take place, and classrooms will ignite with the power of seeing the world through the lens of how their personal - and one day professional - choices impact their communities and their world.  In addition, there are opportunities for educators to receive nationally renowned and vetted professional development free of charge across The Commonwealth.  A better tomorrow - where all of Virginia is economically and financially literate and empowered - will be the result when the Add-On Endorsement is adopted for the secondary EPF course.  

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