Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Approved Programs of Higher Education [REPEALED] [8 VAC 20 ‑ 541]
Repeal current regulations and promulgate new regulations
General Information
Action Summary 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 revision is intended to ensure that colleges and universities offer professional education programs that are aligned with the competencies contained in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel. Achievement of approved program status assures that the college or university program is aligned with the licensure competencies and the K-12 student standards. The procedures for the review of each 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.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 8 VAC 20-541 Regulations Governing Approved Programs of Higher Education [REPEALED] Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  8 VAC 20 - 540 Regulations Governing Approved Programs for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education [REPEALED]
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
696 NOIRA Not yet submitted to DPB for review.
697 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/23/2000.
1208 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/23/2001.
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:
Phone: (804)225-2540    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.