Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 543]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments to Regulations Governing Approved Programs (Exempt Action)
Action 5188
[Withdrawn 5/17/2019]
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this exempt action is to address legislation approved by the 2018 General Assembly. The following such legislation affects the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia: HB1125 amends the Code of Virginia to expand the definition of education preparation program as follows: "Education preparation program" includes four-year bachelor's degree programs in teacher education. This bill is identical to SB 349. HB1265 requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that leads to a degree, concentration, or certificate for reading specialists to include a program of coursework or other training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a related disorder. The bill requires such programs to (i) include coursework in the constructs and pedagogy underlying remediation of reading, spelling, and writing and (ii) require reading specialists to demonstrate mastery of an evidence-based, structured literacy instructional approach that includes explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction. This bill is identical to SB 368.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006.4(a)
RIS Project Yes  [005772]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Tara McDaniel  / Director of Teacher Education
Address: 101 N. 14th Strert
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-2475    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.