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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 543. Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia

8VAC20-543-150. Adult education.

The program in adult education shall ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the following competencies:

1. Foundations of adult education;

2. Understanding of the nature or psychology of the adult learner or adult development;

3. Understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes needed for the selection, evaluation, and instructional applications of the methods and materials for adults to become college and career ready including:

a. Curriculum development in adult basic education or high school equivalency instruction;

b. Literacy skills for adults;

c. Numeracy skills for adults; and

d. Workforce skills for adults.

4. Understanding of and proficiency in grammar, usage, and mechanics and their integration in writing;

5. Understanding of and proficiency in andragogy to incorporate writing as an instructional and assessment tool for candidates to generate, gather, plan, organize, and present ideas in writing to communicate for a variety of purposes; and

6. One semester of supervised successful full-time, or an equivalent number of hours of part-time, experience teaching adults.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-298.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 24, eff. August 23, 2018.

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