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.
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