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From the ECS State Policy Database
Leadership--Principal/School Leadership--Certification and Licensure


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State Status/Date Level Summary
NYSigned into law 06/2013P-12Training in Social Patterns of Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination for Educator Certification
S.B. 5558
Extends to December 31, 2013 the deadline by which school professionals applying for certification (including for service as a classroom teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school administrator or supervisor or superintendent ...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12
Postsec.
Experience Requirements
Act 20 - Section 1758
Require the Department to ensure that teaching experience gained while a person held an emergency permit counts toward fulfillment of the teaching experience requirement for a license based on
experience or for a license as a school administrator. Under exist...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Temporary Certificate in Educational Leadership
S.B. 1664 - Temporary Certificate in Educational Leadership
Directs the state board to adopt rules that allow an individual who meets specified criteria to be eligible for a temporary certificate in education leadership. Provides that a person operating under a temporary certificate must be under the mentorship of a st...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey
H.B. 2012 - Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey
Directs the commissioner of education to develop an online survey to be administered statewide at least every other year to superintendents, principals, supervisors, classroom teachers, counselors, and other appropriate certified, full-time professionals. Requ...

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NHAdopted 12/2012P-12Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Certification
NH ADC Ed 506.01, 02; NH ADC Ed 614.05
Ed 506.01 and Ed 506.02 describe what an individual has to do and know to be certified as a Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent. Ed 614.05 sets the program requirements for institutions of higher education regarding superintendents. The skills compete...

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NHAdopted 12/2012P-12Principal, Associate Principal, District Administrator Educational Interpreter and Professional Development
NH ADC Ed 506.04, 06, 08; NH ADC Ed 507.35; NH ADC Ed 512.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; NH ADC Ed 614.04
These rules describe what an individual has to do and know to be certified as either a Principal, Associate Principal, District Administrator or Interpreter Transliterator for children and youth ages 3-21. Ed 512 rules set the basic requirement and criteria fo...

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HISigned into law 07/2012P-12Military Training and Professional Licensure
H.B. 2258
Requires professional and vocational licensing boards to consider relevant military education, training, and service as part of the evaluation process toward the qualifications of a license. Requires the licensing administrator of the professional and vocation...

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ILSigned into law 06/2012P-12Administrative Certificates
H.B. 4993
Amends the School Code. With respect to administrative certificates, provides that a candidate (i) who has enrolled and began coursework prior to August 1, 2011 in an Illinois program approved by the state board of education for the preparation of administrato...

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NVIssued 05/2012P-12Providing Reciprocity for Military Spouses Seeking Licensure in this State
Executive Order# 2012-11
Every professional licensing board organized pursuant to the Nevada Revised Statues is ordered to:
Facilitate endorsement of a current license from another state as long as the requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to the...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12Establish Administrative Due Process for Licensure Violations
H.B. 1144
Establishes an office within the State Department of Education to respond to and conduct hearings regarding educator and administrator licensure and ethics violations. Provides that approval of educator preparation programs is subject to a process and schedule...

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ILAdopted 10/2011P-12Transitional Bilingual Education
23 IL ADC 228.35
Amends certification requirements for administrators of transitional bilingual education program, to bring into compliance with other changes. Pages 715-719 of 764: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume35_issue42.pdf...

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ILAdopted 10/2011P-12Requirements for Adminstrators of Bilingual Education Programs
23 IL ADC 1.705, 783
From administrative register: In 2006, the state board established for the first time requirements for administrators of bilingual education programs. These rules required such administrators to have the appropriate administrative certification and hold one of...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure
S.B. 1799
Effective June 30, 2012, repeals 105 ILCS 5/21-1a on teacher certification exams. Effective June 30, 2013, repeals statutory provisions on (1) teacher certification, qualifications and issuance of certificates; (2) subject endorsement on teacher certificates; ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Preparation
H.B. 3474
Directs preparation of plan to encourage national board certification for teachers and administrators. Requires creation of comprehensive leadership development system for administrators. Renames Professional Organizations Certification Fund as National Board ...

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PASigned into law 06/2011P-12Multiple Sections - Superintendents and Assistant Supts.
H.B. 1352
Article X allows individuals who have a master's degree in business or finance from an accredited higher education institution to be hired as superintendents or assistant superintendents. Candidates must also complete an approved school leadership program.
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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Licensure
S.B. 315
Requires the Commission on Professional Standards in Education to adopt regulations prescribing the qualifications for licensing teachers and administrators pursuant to an alternative route to licensure; requiring the State Board of Education to evaluate the p...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Alternative Certification for Principals
H.B. 1056
Permits the department of education to determine alternative routes to certification for principals and vice-principals. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/Bills/HB1056_SD2_.HTM...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Certification for Active Duty Military Personnel and Their Spouses
H.B. 301
Specifies that any active duty military personnel must be kept in good standing by the administrative body with which he/she is licensed or certified, provided that, at the time of activation, the member was in good standing with a state administrative body, a...

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ALAdopted 12/2010P-12Teacher and Leader Certification
ADC 290-3-2-.01 through 35
Rewrites Chapter 290-3-2. To align the format so that all relevant information on each topic is placed together which will make the document more user-friendly. To include practices and procedures that are currently being implemented based on memoranda or requ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Qualifications for an administrative certificate
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/21-7.1
Amends qualifications for an administrative certificate. Provides that a candidate may possess either a master's degree or its equivalent.
Pages 23-36 of 51: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB3681lv.pdf...

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CAVetoed 08/2010P-12Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel
A.B. 2040
Directs the commission on teacher credentialing to convene an advisory panel to consider:
(1) The various roles of teacher leaders in today's public schools (i.e., master teachers, mentors, induction support providers and fieldwork supervisors, instructional l...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Teacher and Principal Certification
H.B. 974
Relates to teacher certification requirements; to provide relative to the employment experience necessary for certain principals to be exempt from certain testing requirements relative to certification; and to provide for related matters.
http://www.legis.stat...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010P-12Principal Certification
S.B. 226
Amends administrator certification provisions. Authorizes a state board-approved not-for-profit entity to individually, or in collaboration with a higher education institution, to award administrative certificates. Requires any administrative certification pro...

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ALAdopted 05/2010P-12Instructional Leadership
290-3-3-53.01
Creates new rules related to Instructional Leadership programs. Establishes rationale, criteria for admission to instructional leader programs, and program requirements....

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Alternate Certification Programs for School Administrators
S.B. 438 - Sec. 1
Directs the state department of education to review and approve proposals for alternate route to certification programs for school administrators; details what a proposal must provide in order to be approved; requires the department of education to, upon recei...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12Acceptance of Experience in Other States
H.B. 2296
Modifies education administrator certification requirements to allow for acceptance of teaching and/or administrative experience in public or private schools accredited by the State Board of Education or by the proper accrediting authority of another state of ...

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IASigned into law 03/2010P-12Standards for School Business Officials
H.B. 2461
Directs the state board to set standards and procedures for the approval of training programs for individuals who seek an authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners for employment as school business officials responsible for the financial opera...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12Alternative Teacher and Administrator Certification
S.B. 616
Provides that alternative certification programs may be provided by various types of qualified providers, including institutions of higher education. Provides that any and all programs must be approved by the state board. Changes provisions concerning the alte...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Administrator Certification
S.B. 981 - Sec. 1536
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires instructional school administrators to begin a certification program for administrators. Certificates will be valid for 5 years and will be subject to renewal. Provides alternative pathways to certificat...

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OHAdopted 10/2009P-12"Teacher Leader" and "Urban Principal" Endorsements
OAC 3301-24-05
Adds new paragraph regarding the "teacher leader" endorsement. Provides endorsement is valid for mentoring and coaching teachers, providing staff development and assisting the principal in developing and supporting a shared vision and clear goals for the schoo...

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TXAdopted 10/2009P-12Superintendent Certificate
19 TAC 7.242.242.1, .5, .10, .15, .20, .25, .30
Amends rules that provide for the establishment of requirements for the issuance and renewal of the superintendent certificate. Pages 6-7 of 10: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1016/1016adop.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Health Emergencies, Certification Requirements
H.B. 2675
Provides that, if a district closes one or more (but not all) schools during a public health emergency, the district may claim a full day of attendance based on the average of the three days of attendance preceding the closure.

Replaces requirement that teach...

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AZSigned into law 08/2009P-12Superintendent Qualifications
H.B. 2011--Section 15
Section 15-503. If a governing board (local school board) employs a superintendent or principal, or both, the board shall determine the qualification of the superintendent by action taken at a public meeting. The governing board shall require a superintendent...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Business Official Endorsement
S.B. 187
Allows for a chief school business official endorsement to an administrative certificate if, among other conditions, the certificate holder has 2 years of university-approved practical experience. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0187lv.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Teacher Preparation and Licensure
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.22 and 3319.23
Repeals provision in 3319.22 that directed the state board to adopt the standards and requirements for temporary, associate, provisional and professional teacher licenses. Establishes a 4-year "resident educator" license to allow an educator to complete the Oh...

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MOAdopted 10/2008P-12ADMINISTRATOR ASSESSMENT CENTER
5 CSR 80-631.010
Amends rules regarding the guidelines for the administrator assessment center that requires all candidates applying for an initial school administrator certificate.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c80-631.pdf...

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KYAdopted 10/2008P-12Professional Certificate for Instructional Leadership
16 KAR 3:050
Amends school principal certification requirements. Deletes pre-existing prerequisites. States that new prerequisites include:
(1) a master's degree
(2) at least 3 years of documented teaching experience
(3) a written statement of the candidate's knowledge and...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12License Revocation for Conviction for Defrauding the Government
S.B. 8554
Requires the commissioner of education to revoke and annul the certificates of school administrators or supervisors for the conviction of felony defrauding of the government. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S08554&sh=t...

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COSigned into law 03/2008P-12Special Employment for Military Spouses
H.B. 1162
Allows department of education to issue a military spouse interim authorization that allows to employ a person who is certified or licenced, or eligible for certificatiuon, as a teacher, special services provider, principal or administrator in another state an...

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ILAdopted 02/2008P-12Master Principal Designation
23 IAC 25.10 thru .770 (non seq.)
Establishes the requirements for the new "master principal" designation, the last new initiative that was created by the "SAELP legislation' in 2006. Page 289-310 of 329: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume32_issue10.pd...

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OHAdopted 02/2008P-12PERFORMANCE-BASED LICENSURE FOR ADMINISTRATORS
OAC 3301-24-09
Rescinded old rules and adopted new rules regarding requirements for performance- based licensure for administrators. A beginning principal must be able to demonstrate success in each of the five areas described in this rule: 1) continuous improvement; 2) inst...

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GAAdopted 12/2007P-12Teacher Certification
GAC 505-2-.10, -.26, -.96, -.150, -.166, -.167, -.202,-.300, -.350, -.351, -.352, -.353, - .354, -.355; 505-3-.62, -.63
505-2-.10: Adds provisions and clarification for National Guard personnel to apply for JROTC instructor positions, which is now authorized by the Department of Defense. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/505/2/10.pdf

505-2-.26: Makes available an optional Comp...

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NYAdopted 09/2007P-12Teacher Certification and Teaching Practice
Title 8 NYCRR Subparts 80-1, 80-3, 80-4, 80-5
Amends regulations to clarify existing requirements for teachers' certification and teaching practice. Adopted as proposed in June 27, 2007 register (pages 19-21 of 49): http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/jun27/pdfs/RULES.pdf...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Certification
23 IAC 25.30, .85, .314, .335, .620, .750, .755
From description in Illinois Register:

This rulemaking presents proposed requirements for two new certification-related initiatives that were established in 2006 by P.A. 94-1039: a teacher leader endorsement and an alternative route to administrative certifi...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Leadership
H.B. 842, Sections on Leadership
Section 3 is amended to require that any superintendent candidate has completed a program that included the Pennsylvania leadership standards or an equivalent program. Also requires the completion of an induction program of not more than 36 hours in any one ye...

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MEAdopted 06/2007P-12Qualifying Exams for Teachers and Administrators
05-071-13
Amends rules relating to the qualifying examinations for teachers, education specialists and administrators. MAINE 8619
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/05/071/071c013.doc...

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LAAdopted 05/2007P-12Administrator Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.240, 703, 705, and 707
Changes the type and level of the teaching certificate required to be certified as an Educational Leader Level 1 (entry-level license required for school and/or district
leadership positions such as principal, superintendent, special education supervisors, etc...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12School Administrator Standards
S.F. 277 (Section 2 and 3)
Directs the director of the department of education to develop Iowa standards for school administrators, including knowledge and skill criteria, and develop, based on these standards, mentoring and induction, evaluation processes, and professional development ...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Administrator Mentoring and Induction Program
S.F. 277 (Section 10)
Strikes section 272.9A, which directed the board of educational examiners to adopt rules for administrator professional development programs and establishing the requirement that completion of a professional development program every 5 years is a condition for...

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UTAdopted 04/2007P-12ADMINISTRATION/SUPERVISORY CERTIFICATES AND PROGRAMS
R277-505
Updates language regarding administrative license areas of concentration positions and requirements and district-specific/charter school- specific administrator standards; Provides a new section on reciprocity for administrative credentials;removes outdated la...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Standards for Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...

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LAAdopted 08/2006P-12Louisiana Educational Leaders Induction (LELI) Program
LAC 28:CXV.507
Clarifies eligibility requirements for issuance of Educational Leader certificates allowing more effective implementation of new Educational Leader Certification Structure. Page 5 of 55: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0608/0608RUL.pdf...

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MISigned into law 08/2006P-12Voluntary School Administrator Certificate
S.B. 673
Provides for the creation of a voluntary school administrator certificate, as well as certificate endorsements for school administrators, by elementary, secondary and central office level; allows for completion of performance-based professional learning progra...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12Principal Certification, Mentoring and Evaluation
S.B. 860
Requires the state board to establish a new principal mentoring program to allow experienced principals to serve as mentors to new principals during their first year as a principal. Requires the principal, in collaboration with the mentor, to identify areas fo...

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IAAdopted 06/2006P-12Renewal of Licenses
IAC 282-17.13(272), 17.13(1), 17.13(2)
Requires the educational examiners board to randomly audit at least 10% of the applications for renewal of the standard, master educator, and administrator licenses submitted through the online renewal process. Requires audited licensees to submit verification...

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IAEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006P-12Practitioners' Licenses
IAC 282-14.114(272), 14.114(1), 14.114(2)
Relates to the issuance of practitioner's licenses and endorsements. Carries out the directive of 2006 Iowa Acts, House File 2792. Creates "initial administrator license," valid for two years. Requires initial administrator license recipient to meet the follow...

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NYRule Adoption 06/2006P-12Certification in Educational Leadership
New York 18254
Strengthens requirements that candidates must meet for certification as a school building leader, school district leader, and a school district business leader for service as a school administrator in the state's public schools....

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12Educational Leader Certification Policy
LAC 28:I.903
Deletes the ISLCC School Leaders Portfolio as a requirement to move from a Level 1 to a Level 2 Educational Leadership certificate. Deletes the requirement for an Educational Leader Level 2 and Level 3 to continue to update the educational leader portfolio to ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Redesigning Leadership Preparation and Professional Development Programs
H.J.R. 14
Directs the executive director of the Education Professional Standards Board with the cooperation of the commissioner of education and the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education to establish an interagency task force to collaborate with public and...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Teacher Licensure and Education
S.B. 74
Revises statutes governing teacher licensure regulations and regulation of teacher education programs by repealing the current statutes and reenacting teacher licensure and teacher education program provisions. The bill provides that the Board of Education (BO...

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OHAdopted 02/2006P-12Alternative Licenses for Administrators
OAC 3301-24-05, -12, -13
Amends rules relating to temporary licenses, alternativesuperintendent licenses, alternative administrative specialist licenses, and relinquishment of a license or teaching field. OHIO 12529...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Certification of Out-of-State Principals
LAC 28:I.903
Authorizes certification as a principal in Louisiana of an individual who has an out-of-state certification as a principal.
Page 36 of 106: http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf...

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IAAdopted 12/2005P-12Qualifications for Substitute Teachers
IAC 14.119(1), 14.119(3)
Allows a substitute teacher's license to be issued to an individual who has successfully completed all requirements of an approved Iowa teacher education program, but did not apply for an Iowa teacher's license at the time of the completion of the approved pro...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Performance Evaluation Requirements for Administrators
NMAC 6.69.3, 6.69.3.1, 6.69.3.2, 6.69.3.6
Governs performance evaluation requirements for administrators. Identifies specific evaluation/supervision competencies and indicators for administrators. NEW MEXICO REG 4427 (SN)

http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.069.0003.htm...

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RIAdopted 09/2005P-12Requirements for Secondary Principal's Certificate
Sections I and II
Adopts rules regarding the requirements for the secondary principal's certificate. Outlines rules for Certificate of Eligibility for Employment (CEE) be valid for three years and Professional Certificate be valid for five years. RHODE ISLAND REG 2441 (SN)...

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MSRule Adoption 08/2005P-12Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument
Uncodified
Amends rules concerning the Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument for superintendents, central office staff, and principals. Increases the standard (cut score) as part of the evaluation process for priority schools as recommended by the Standard Setting Com...

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MDRule Adoption 07/2005P-12Administrators And Supervisors
COMAR 13A.12.04.04, .05
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Revises the certification regulation for supervisors of instruction, assistant principals, and principals. MARYLAND REG 10247 (SN)...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Principal Certification
S.B. 236
Provides that any principal who holds a valid out-of-state principal certificate, has at least four years of successful teaching experience in another state and has completed one year of employment as a principal in a La. public school system may be issued a L...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Alternative Certification for Administrators
H.B. 1390
An Act amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-189, which relates to licensure and certification; modifies requirements for alternative certification for superintendent of schools and principal; requires filing of a plan; provides for consideration of work and course...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Educator Licensure
H.B. 1026
Authorizes the state board to establish procedures for the filing and investigation of complaints alleging conduct that, if true, may establish grounds for denying, annulling, revoking or suspending an educator license or certificate.

Allows a person who conv...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Education Professional Standards
H.B. 183
Allows a one-year certificate to be granted an individual bearing all other qualifications except the assessments and selected as an assistant principal in a district where the superintendent certifies to the Education Professional Standards Board that there i...

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VARule Adoption 03/2005P-12Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
8 VAC 20-21-580
Requires that individuals seeking initial licensure as a principle or assistant princial on and after July 1, 2005, must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. VIRGINIA REG 5154 (SN)...

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DERule Adoption 02/2005P-12Certification - Supervisor of Special Education
14 DAC 309
Repeals regulation relating to the Certification for an Administrative Supervisor of Special Education, which is necessary as it is being incorporated into the Director of Special Education regulation as part of the Professional Standards Board's continuing ef...

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DERule Adoption 02/2005P-12Certification - Director of Special Education
14 DAC 307 and 1523, 1.0 - 3.0
Amends regulation applying to the certification of educators as Directors of Special Education. Aligns regulation with statutory changes and requires that a candidate complete an NCATE or NASDTEC approved educator preparation program or an approved alternative...

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ORAdopted 12/2004P-12Licensing Standards
OAR 584-005-0005 thru -100-0071 non seq.
Amends rules governing licensing standards. Updates standards for the Initial Administrator's License and Continuing Administrator License. Eliminates limitation on renewals for Initial Teaching License and spells out requirements and effective date and ongoin...

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GAAdopted 10/2004P-12Educator Certification
GAC 505-2-.03 thru .355 (non seq)
Clarifies rules regarding educator certification. Includes general rules, teaching field rules, service field rules and leadership field rules. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=PROFESSIONAL_STANDARDS_COMMISSION%2FCERTIFICATION%2Findex.html&d=1...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2004P-12Requirements for Renewal of Certificates
23 IAC 25.11 thru .945(non seq), Appendix D
Clarifies rules regarding changes made to the requirements for renewal of teaching and administrative certificates, teachers' movement from the initial to the standard certificate, and certification testing for out-ot-state applicants. ILLINOIS REG 11953 (SN) ...

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MISigned into law 06/2004P-12School Administrator Continuing Education
S.B. 1073
Clarifies requirement for school administrator continuing education as occurring each 5-year period following initial employment.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0148.pdf...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Administrative Certification
14 DAC 1530 -- 1532
Amends regulations relating to Certification Administrative - Principal/Assistant Principal, School Leader I, and School Leader II. Renames regulations to be consistent with the titles of other Standard Certificate regulations. http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Reg...

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IAAdopted 03/2004P-12Superintendent Endorsement
282 IAC 14.142
Clarifies rules to combine the superintendent endorsement with the AEA administrator endorsement and modifies requirements to include national standards for school leaders. ...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Licensure of Principals
H.B. 573
Relates to licensure requirements for principals and other school leaders....

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12School Administrator Certification
S.B. 173
Clarifies the alternative certification requirements for school administrators....

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12
H.B. 1438
The requirements for a certificate for superintendents and principal are to include not less than completion of a standard master's degree, completion of a program in education administration approved by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation with an ...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Testing Requirement for School Administrator Certification
H.B. 569
Requires, for initial certification as a principal or superintendent, the passage of an appropriate assessment instrument; authorizes the state board of elementary and secondary education to select the appropriate assessment instrument for such certification a...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Licensure of Elementary and Secondary Principals
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires the state board of educational examiners to adopt criteria for administrative endorsements that allow one to obtain an endorsement to work as an elementary or secondary principal regardless of the grade level at which the individual accrued teaching e...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Non-Traditional Superintendents
H.B. 149
Relates to school district administrator amendments; allows a local board to hire a superintendent with outstanding professional qualifications who does not hold an administrative or supervisory license....

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Administrator Certification
S.B. 71
Provides for the certification of school administrators. The alternative certification program is to be delivered by an accredited college or university with an approved program or endorsement program in the discipline. It must be delivered in coordination wi...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Superintendent, Other Administrator Qualifications
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-301and 53A-6-110 are amended to allow local boards to hire a person with outstanding professional qualifications to serve as superintendent or any other administrative/supervisory position without holding an administrative/supervisory license. B...

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HISigned into law 07/2002P-12Licensing of Administrators
S.B. 2270
Implements a study pertaining to licensing of educational administrators; takes the foundational steps towards establishing an independent body to set and monitor standards for school administrators. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2002/bills/sb2270_cd1_....

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Teacher in Residence Programs
H.B. 1300
Permits individual to be employed as a resident teacher (emergency certified) in special education for three years. Beginning in the 2003-04 school year, an emergency-certified individual beginning a second or subsequent year of teaching may work only as a res...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Administrator Qualifications
H.B. 2415
Public school principals and vice principals must hold or have held either valid teacher certificates or valid educational staff associate certificates. Persons who hold or have held valid educational staff associate certificates must also have demonstrated su...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12National Board Certification Eligibility for Administrators
S.B. 114
Adds school administrators as eligible to earn the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification salary adjustment of $ 5000 and extends the period of eligibility for such adjustment to certified by 7/1/10....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Qualifications for Principals and Vice-Principals
H.B. 469
Repeals the requirement that principals and vice-principals have served as teachers for a period of not less than 5 years; requires principals and vice-principals to have appropriate school-level experience as determined by the department of education....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Non-Certificated Administrators
S.B. 378
Permits an individual who has leadership, management and administrative ability in a field other than education to serve as a local superintendent of schools....

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CTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher and Administrator Certification Restrictions for Felons
H.B. 5317
Bars State Board of Education from issuing a teacher or administrator license to anyone convicted of certain felonies for 5 years after serving sentence; makes changes in education law relative to employees suspected of child abuse, ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher and Principal Performance
H.B. 285
Provides for the Teacher Accountability Act; provides for performance-based contracts for principals; provides for alternative principal certification procedures; provides hearing procedures to challenge employment action taken against a principal; establishes...

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COSigned into law 05/2000P-12Administrative Licensure
S.B. 160
Clarifies that licensure is not a condition of employment for administrators. The board of a school district may enter into an employment contract with any person to serve as an administrator based upon qualifications set by the board. Retains current licensur...

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