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

8VAC20-22-280. Career and Technical Education – Technology Education.

Endorsement requirements. The candidate must have:

1. Graduated from an approved teacher preparation program in technology education;

2. Completed a major in technology education or 39 semester hours in technology education distributed in the following areas:

a. Technology and culture (experiences shall include the historical development of technology and its present and future impact on the individual, society, and the environment): six semester hours;

b. Technological foundations (experiences shall include technical design and illustration, energy and power, electronics, and materials science): 12 semester hours;

c. Technological processes (experiences shall include technical design, material processing, manufacturing, construction, and graphic communication): 12 semester hours; and

d. Technological systems (experiences shall include communication, production, and transportation systems): nine semester hours; or

3. Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields of study: architecture, design, engineering, industrial technology, or physics; and completed 12 semester hours of technology education content coursework, including at least three semester hours in each of the following areas: technology and culture, technological foundations, technological processes, and technological systems.

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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