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Mandate 1156

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Education preparation programs; teacher licensure, certain instruction or training.
Purpose of legislation
Requires education preparation programs offered by public institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education to ensure that, as a condition of degree completion, each student enrolled in the education preparation program receives instruction on positive behavior interventions and supports; crisis prevention and de-escalation; the use of physical restraint and seclusion, consistent with regulations of the Board of Education; and appropriate alternative methods to reduce and prevent the need for the use of physical restraint and seclusion. The bill requires every person seeking initial licensure as a teacher who has not received such instruction to receive instruction or training on such topics. The bill requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations to implement the foregoing requirements.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 870 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 23 : Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
8 vac 20 - 543 : Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5387: Fast-Track Revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel to Comport with Legislation
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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