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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 22. Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
6/28/2017

8VAC20-22-230. Career and Technical Education – Business and Information Technology.

A. Endorsement requirements. The candidate must have:

1. Graduated from an approved teacher preparation program in business and information technology; or

2. Completed 39 hours of coursework in business and information technology, including:

a. Accounting: six semester hours;

b. Economics: three semester hours;

c. Business law, business principles, management, marketing, or finance: nine semester hours;

d. Communications: three semester hours;

e. Information systems and technology to include computer software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation) information technology fundamentals, database management, programming, and networking: 12 semester hours;

f. Input technologies to include touch keyboarding (required), speech recognition, handwriting recognition, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and other hand-held devices, touch screen or mouse, scanning, and other emerging input technologies: three semester hours; and

g. Supervised business experience: three semester hours.

If an individual is seeking an initial license in the Commonwealth with an endorsement in the area of career and technical education, an industry certification credential, as defined in 8VAC20-22-10, in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement is required. If a teacher seeking an initial license in the Commonwealth has not attained an industry certification credential in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement, the board may, upon request of the employing school division or educational agency, issue the teacher a provisional license to allow time for the teacher to attain such credential.

B. Technical Professional License. An endorsement in a specialized business and information technology area, such as networking, administration, communications systems, programming, database management, Internet application development, medical office procedures, legal office procedures, network administration, and other emerging highly specialized areas may be granted to individuals who have:

1. Been recommended by an employing Virginia educational agency;

2. Completed two years of occupational experience in the endorsement area sought;

3. Completed a business program equivalent to a two-year associate degree in the endorsement area sought; and

4. Completed professional studies requirements (human growth and development: three semester hours; curriculum and instructional procedures in career and technical education: three semester hours; and applications of instructional technology or classroom and behavior management: three semester hours).

If an individual is seeking an initial license in the Commonwealth with an endorsement in the area of career and technical education, an industry certification credential, as defined in 8VAC20-22-10, in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement is required. If a teacher seeking an initial license in the Commonwealth has not attained an industry certification credential in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement, the board may, upon request of the employing school division or educational agency, issue the teacher a provisional license to allow time for the teacher to attain such credential.

Statutory Authority

§ 22.1-298.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 25, eff. September 21, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 08, eff. January 14, 2015; Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

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