|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure|
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; ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Preparation|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Principal Appraisal and Performance Development|
Requires districts to appraise each principal annually. Directs the commissioner to establish by rule and administer a comprehensive principal appraisal and professional development system. Authorizes the commissioner to establish a consortium of experts on ed...
|AL||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Instructional Leadership|
Creates new rules related to Instructional Leadership programs. Establishes rationale, criteria for admission to instructional leader programs, and program requirements....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Teacher and Administration Preparation Programs|
Requires the state board of education (SBE): (1) To allow a variety of teacher and administrator preparation program providers to offer a variety of preparation models and courses of study; (2) to adopt rules designed to allow for a variety of program formats;...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|School Leadership Institute|
Creates the School Leadership Institute to provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for preparing, mentoring and providing professional development for principals and other public school leaders; provides for licensure preparation for aspiring principals...
|TX||Partial Rule Adoption 10/2009||P-12||Principal Certificate|
19 TAC 220.127.116.11, .5, .10, .15, .20, .25, .30, .35
Amends rules concerning provisions for the issuance and renewal of the principal certificate. Requires a principal or assistant principal employed for the first-time as a campus administrator (including the first time in the state) to participate in a minimum ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Principal Mentoring and Master Principal Designation Program|
Amends provisions related to the new principal mentoring program. Provides that principals hired on or after July 1, 2008 may participate in a second year of mentoring through the program if it is determined by the state superintendent of education that suffic...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Mentoring for New Superintendents|
Requires any individual, with exceptions, who begins serving as a first-time superintendent in the state on or after July 1, 2009 to participate in a mentoring program for his or her first 2 school years as a superintendent. Specifies that superintendent mento...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Quality of Preparation Programs for Teachers and Other School Personnel|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.12, 3301.42, 3333.048 and 3333.048
Partly from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Directs the superintendent of public instruction, jointly with the chancellor of the board of regents, to establish metrics and courses of study for postsecondary institutions that prepare educators and other school personnel...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals|
Clarifies requirement for mandatory participation in the School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals. Specifies that only a principal who was employed as a principal at a campus rated academically unacceptable the previous school year must participate in th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Leadership Pilot Program|
H.B. 3 - Section 9
Clarifies language in Section 11.203 regarding participation in the school leadership pilot program for principals. Specifies that an individual serving as principal of a school rated academically unacceptable the previous school year must participate in the p...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Superintendent Professional Development and Induction|
Directs the School Superintendents of Alabama to administer a professional development program for school superintendents of education. Requires the program to draw guidance from the National Staff Development Council definition of "professional development." ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Professional Development|
H.B. 2261-Section 401-402, Professional Development
Section 401-402 recognizes the important of professional development for teachers, principals and administrators. By January 1, 2010, the professional standards board is to: 1) adopt a set of articulated teacher knowledge, skill and performance standards for e...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Improving Writing|
S.B. 1 Section 17
Provides that whereas the quality of writing instruction is directly related to how well teachers are prepared in their teacher preparation programs and how confident they are in the writing process; and whereas some teachers have expressed tentativeness and d...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Parental Involvement|
Requires each school's parental involvement plan to provide instruction to parents on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home environment, including:
(a) Role play and demonstration by trained volunteers;
(b) The use of a...
|RI||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Standards for Educational Leadership|
Standards for Educational Leadership
Establishes the standards for educational leadership in Rhode Island to provide an outline of the knowledge, skills and dispositions for educators who assume leadership responsibilities in elementary, middle and secondary schools. http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/d...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
Requires that each certified school administrator or supervisor assigned on or after September 2, 2009 to be a special education administrator be provided with enhanced training in the needs of autistic children. Requires individuals serving as special educati...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Leadership Academy|
Creates the school leadership academy program within the Department of Education to provide comprehensive leadership and professional training to qualified persons for leadership positions in public schools.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Additional Training of School Board Members in Certain Districts|
Relates to local school board members; increases the annual training requirements for local school board members in districts with failing schools or in districts where serious financial conditions exist; requires annual certification of such training.
|IL||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Mentoring Program for New Principals|
23 IAC 35.10 thru .70
Creates new sections establishing rules for program created in statute to pair first-year principals with experienced principals in a year-long mentorship.
Pages 589-599 of 671: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume31_iss...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Standards for School Administrator Preparation Programs|
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt new standards for school administrator preparation programs offered by institutions of higher education.
|PA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Leadership|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||District Administrator Qualifications|
Revises qualifications necessary for district superintendents. The certification requirements for a superintendent of schools not alternatively certified under subsection D of this section are required to include not less than: 1. Certification as a school pr...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School 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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Administrator 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Training of board members|
Amends the commission on closing the achievement gap in Arkansas to provide training for commission members. Modifies term lengths of commission members to indicate that no member shall serve for more than four years. Requires attendance at meetings with no m...
|KY||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Effective Instructional Leadership Act|
704 KAR 3:325
Establishes rules regarding effective Instructional Leadership Act. Regards criteria for the program. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/704/003/325.htm...
|LA||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Louisiana Educational Leaders Induction (LELI) Program|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Principal Certification, Mentoring and Evaluation|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Beginning Administrator Mentoring and Induction Program|
H.B. 2792 - Section 28 - 30
Creates a beginning administrator mentoring and induction program to promote excellence in school leadership, improve classroom instruction, enhance student achievement, build a supportive environment within school districts, increase the retention of promisin...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Principal Evaluations and Development|
Concerns principals in public schools; requires the state board of education to direct the department of education annually to survey school district superintendents who employ new principals; requires school districts to provide observations and written evalu...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Leader Professional Development|
H.B. 7087 (Section 63)
There is established the William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for school leaders to provide high standards and sustained support for principals as instructional leaders. The program will consist of a collaborative network of state and national...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Redesigning Leadership Preparation and Professional Development Programs|
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...
|CA||09/2005||P-12||Administrator Training Program|
This bill would change the name of the Principal Training Program to the Administrator Training Program and would change the reference
"schoolsite administrator" to "school administrator." The bill would require the State Department of Education, by July 1, 20...
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Instructional Leadership|
Effective July 2006, requires an instructional leader to complete an intensive annual training program of a minimum of 21 hours a year and approved by the state board of education. Mandates that state board include a provision to allow an instructional leader ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting|
Expands upon the Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004. Requires charter schools to follow the financial reporting procedures required of public school districts. Expands upon and clarifies initial and ongoing training requirement...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Alternative Licensure and Certification of Administrative Personnel|
Establishes emergency rules to identify requirements for individuals seeking alternative certification as a school administrator and adds competency areas individuals must gain understanding in prior to alternative certification as school administrator. OKLAHO...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Areas of Instruction in the Principal Training Program|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 8: This bill would require that instruction and training in the Principal Training Program run by the state superintendent include instruction related to personnel management, including hiring, recruitment and retention practices and misassignments of cer...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Principal Training Program|
Authorizes training plans for high school principals to include professional development activities that include coaching, mentorship, assistance and intensive support customized to meet the individual needs of high school administrators. http://www.leginfo.ca...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Education Reform|
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Administrator Continuing Education|
Clarifies requirement for school administrator continuing education as occurring each 5-year period following initial employment.
|CO||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12||Educator Licensure|
Concerns educator licensure. Provides requirements for authorization of adjunct instructor, special services intern, emergency applicant, temporary educator, substitute, teacher in residence, career and technical educator, school speech-language pathology assi...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Fees|
Amends the School Code to expand uses of teacher certification fees to include the teacher and administrator professional development and other quality-related activities.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|School District Superintendent Credentialing|
Concerns school district superintendent credential preparation programs; eliminates the requirement that the training for such credential be given by the University of Washington and Washington State University only....
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Master School Principal Programs|
Improves school performance by creating the master school principal program; provides for annual bonuses for qualified principals serving in schools in academic distress. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB46.pdf...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2003||P-12||Principal Leadership Academy|
Establishes a principal leadership academy for training for school principals....
|NY||Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Requirements for Educational Leadership Programs|
NYCRR 8 52.21
Amends rules improving the preparation of education leaders by establishing new requirements for college programs that prepare school business leaders, school district leaders, and school district business leaders. NEW YORK REG 15846 (SN)...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Oklahoma Commission For Teacher Preparation|
Makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; states purposes; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures for budget categories; provides for duties and compensation of empl...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
Changes repealer from 2003 to 2007 on 1) the School Crisis Management Program, 2) the transfer of the industrial and adult short-term training programs to the State Board of Community Colleges, 3) the School Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program, 4) the secti...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Performance-Based Principal Preparation Programs|
Requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to approve a plan by July 1, 2003 for establishing the program requirements for principal preparation programs at postsecondary institutions. The commission, in collaboration with the state board and postse...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards|
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements|
Allows any local school district to fund extended day and -year programs for kindergarten or compulsory age students through sources other than the adequate education program. Permits local boards to expend funds from any available sources to help defray costs...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program Extended|
Extends the automatic repealer in the school administrator sabbatical leave program....