2018 Crossover Accomplishments

Addressing the Teacher Shortage

Virginia is privileged to have one of the best education systems in large part due to our excellent teachers. But more and more we see our dedicated educators leaving the classroom for administration positions or worse yet, not pursuing the career at all because of licensure obstacles. House Republicans are committed to providing individuals an easier path to achieve their career goals.

HB 2 Bell, Richard P | Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members.

Allows the spouse of a military member with a valid outof-state teaching license to teach in Virginia without reapplying for a license.

HB 215 Knight | Teacher licensure, provisional; career switchers, adjunct professors.

Allows adjunct professors to qualify for a provisional teaching license as long as they have passed a teacher’s assessment in the subject matter.

HB 1125 Landes | Teacher licensure.

Permits teachers with a valid outof-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, to receive Virginia licensure by reciprocity without passing additional licensing assessments.