Teacher internship program; Board of Education to implement for training under experienced teachers. (HB275)

Introduced By

Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher education. Requires that all persons seeking licensure as a teacher obtain a degree in any branch of liberal arts, science, mathematics, social studies, or other specific subject area, but not a degree in pedagogy. The measure also establishes a teacher internship program in lieu of student teacher or clinical faculty programs that are currently administered by institutions of higher education in cooperation with public elementary and secondary schools. The Board of Education must develop and implement the teacher internship program to provide all graduates of an accredited degree-granting institution seeking licensure in Virginia with training in a classroom under the supervision of an experienced teacher. All graduates of a degree-granting institution seeking licensure in Virginia must complete a one-year paid internship at a public elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth. At the completion of the internship, the principal of the school in which the internship was completed, in consultation with the intern's supervising teacher, must evaluate the intern's performance during the internship and determine whether the intern shall be certified for licensure by the Department of Education. Upon certification by a principal to the Department that an intern has successfully completed the internship program, the Board shall issue the intern a license if he has satisfied all other requirements for licensure by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060276466
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2006Assigned to Education sub-committee: Teachers and Administrative Action (Rapp)
02/15/2006Left in Education