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Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure--Alternative


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Means of Demonstrating Mastery for Teacher Certification
H.B. 433 - Means of Demonstrating Mastery for Teacher Certification
Section 3: Revises acceptable means of demonstrating mastery of general knowledge, subject area knowledge, and mastery of professional preparation and education competence. Effective July 2015, allows a candidate to demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by ...

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KSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Alternative Teacher Licensure
H.B. 2506
Section 30 (page 11): Allows certain prospective teachers to be exempted from the requirement to complete a teacher preparation program if the applicant satisfies one of three conditions: (1) holds a valid teaching license from another jurisdiction and scored...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Work Experience Requirement for Alternative Preparation Program
S.B. 258
Provides that an individual employed at least half time in a position for which a teacher's license is required, including a position in an online school or a school that uses digital technologies for instruction or blended learning, satisfies the work experie...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12Alternative Licensure Requirements
S.B. 2575
Under current law, for purposes of obtaining a standard license through the nontraditional teaching route, a teacher candidate must have: (1) 21 ACT equivalent or achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators...

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ILSigned into law 12/2013P-12Alternative Certification Programs
S.B. 1845
Extends latest date by which a person may be admitted to an alternative certification program to September 1, 2014 (previously 2013). Extends deadline for alternative certification candidates to complete coursework to January 1, 2016 (was 2015), and extends de...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Teach for America Expansion and NC Teacher Corps
S.B. 402
Makes various changes to the Teach for America (TFA) and the North Carolina Teacher Corps (Teacher Corps) programs, including:
Expansion of TFA – Directs TFA to use a portion of the funds available to it for the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium to recruit, train, su...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12Modification of Repeal of Alternative Teacher Certification Programs
H.B. 513
Moves the repeal of the Alternative Teacher Certification Program and Alternative Route to Teacher Certification programs to January 1, 2016 (was January 1, 2015). In provisions concerning the Alternative Teacher Certification Program and Alternative Route to ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Alternative Teacher Licensure
H.B. 6365
Creates a third way for the State Board of Education (SBE) to issue initial educator certificates. Currently, SBE must issue them to applicants who have graduated with a bachelor's degree from either (1) a teacher education program approved by SBE or (2) anoth...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12Part-Time Provisional Career and Technical Educator Endorsement
H.B. 1868
Permits an Educator License with Stipulations to be renewable. Allows a part-time provisional career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations to be issued to an applicant who has a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Preparation and Certification
S.B. 1664 - Teacher Preparation and Certification
Revises the requirements of state board rule for uniform core curricula for state-approved teacher preparation programs, to require that these include:
- The Florida Educator Accomplished Practices
- The state-adopted student content standards
- Scientifical...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Offering of Professional Development Certification Program
S.B. 1664 - District Offering of Professional Development Certification Program
Renames "professional preparation alternative certification program" as "professional development certification program". Makes district offering of such programs for holders of temporary certificates voluntary (previously mandatory). Establishes requirements ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12Alternative Teacher Licensure
H.B. 1364
Relates to alternative licensure. Clarifies that college graduates can receive a five-year teaching license if they enter and complete a two-year, "accelerated teaching program." Specifies that Teach for America, Arkansas Teacher Corps, and master of arts in t...

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VASigned into law 02/2013P-12Provisional Licensure for Teach for America Teachers
S.B. 1175
Creates a two-year provisional licenses for Teach for America (TFA) teachers. The Board of Education may extend each TFA license for one additional year and may issue each licensee a renewable license upon completion of two full years of teaching experience, s...

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ILSigned into law 06/2012P-12Alternative Teacher Certification
S.B. 638
From ILGA website: Provides that no one may be admitted to an Alternative Teacher Certification program or Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program after September 1, 2013 (instead of September 1, 2012), and those candidates who are admitted on or be...

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DESigned into law 06/2012P-12Teach For America Efficacy Report
H.B. 248
Requires the Department of Education to provide a report to the General Assembly 3 months prior to the sunset date of the enabling legislation for the Teach for America program regarding the efficacy of that program. This will allow the General Assembly to mak...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Alternative Licensure
S.B. 2302
Establishes alternative route to teacher licensure in grades 9-12 for persons who have taught at certain postsecondary institutions.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2302.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2012P-12Eligibility for Alternative Teaching Certification
H.B. 2244
This bill amends one of the multiple eligibility criteria for alternative placement teaching certification. Changes from requiring a BA and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to a RETENTION grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A ret...

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DESigned into law 03/2012P-12Removes Sunset Provision for TFA
H.B. 239
Repeals the sunset provision included in House Bill No. 102, which authorized the Teach for America (TFA) program as an alternative route to teacher licensure and certification. The law was signed by the Governor on April 20, 2009 and would sunset on April 20...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher Certification
H.B. 2161
Provides for the issuance of a specialized teaching certificate to classroom teachers with expertise in either science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to teach in grades seven through 12. Exempts those teachers from the professional Knowledge and Subj...

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WVSigned into law 03/2012P-12Relating to Alternative Programs for Teacher Education
H.B. 4122
Adds to existing legislation on alternative programs for teacher education by: providing definitions; including entity affiliated with approved teacher education programs to be a partner in offering programs; defining approved education provider; modifying def...

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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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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Alternative Resident Educator License
H.B. 153 - Alternative Resident Educator License
Previous law directed the state board of education to adopt by rule requirements for obtaining an alternative resident educator license for teaching grades 4-12; new provision requires rulemaking for obtaining alternative licensure for teaching grades K-12. Pr...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Licensure
S.B. 806
Allows teacher and educational officer Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) members to continue to serve out up to three consecutive three-year terms even if they retire during a term. Adds certain powers and duties to HTSB, including (1) developing criteria ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Licensure
A.B. 230
Requires the State Board of Education to evaluate certain providers of education and training which are offered to qualify a person to be a teacher or administrator or to perform other educational functions; requires the Commission on Professional Standards in...

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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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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Licensure and Reciprocity
H.B. 1893
Directs the state board to issue standard five-year teaching licenses to individuals who meet certain requirements, including holding out-of-state teaching licenses and successful completion of Teach for America. Requires standard background criminal and child...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Alternative Teacher Licensure
S.B. 361
Allows a subject-area exam as an alternative to subject-area credit hours for alternative level one teacher licensure. Spells out other criteria for receiving the alternative licensure.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11%20Regular/final/SB0361.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 03/2011P-12Alternative Teacher Preparation and Limited-Term Teacher License
S.F. 40
Directs the Board of Teaching to require teacher preparation programs, including alternative teacher preparation programs, to include in the preparation program a board-approved content-specific and performance-based assessment that measures teacher candidates...

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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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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2010P-12Establishment of Clinically Rich Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-5.13
From the administrative register:
It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the board of regents for adoption as a permanent rule at its July 20, 2010 meeting.

Educational leaders have advised the state education department that the...

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AZAdopted 05/2010P-12Teacher and Administrator Certification
R7-2, -604.03, -604.04, -614
Creates non-traditional pathways for teacher and administrator certification. Provides for greater flexibility on how institutions or organizations can train teacher or administrator candidates. Establishes a new process for institutions or organizations seeki...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Teacher and Administration Preparation Programs
H.B. 2298
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;...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Alternative Certification for Teach for America Participants
S.B. 180
Establishes an alternative teacher certification option for Teach for America participants. Establishes criteria a candidate must meet to be awarded a one-year temporary provisional teaching certificate under this alternative certification option. Permits this...

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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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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Alternative Certification Pathways for STEM and CTE Teachers
S.B. 1E - Section 5
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Career Technical Education Educator Credentialing Program to provide alternative routes to teacher licensure, in accordance with federal Race to the Top Fund guidelines. Directs the commission on teac...

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MISigned into law 01/2010Postsec.Alternative Program for Teacher Certification
H.B. 5596
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires the state superintendent to develop rules, guidelines and procedures for pathways to alternative certification of teachers. The process must align with NCLB requirements. Under the alternative certificat...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Teacher Certification
A.B. 239
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue the authorization to provide services to limited-English-proficient pupils to an applicant who possesses a valid teaching credential and who holds certain certificates issued by the National Board for...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12American Indian Languages Teaching Credential
A.B. 544
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentials to issue an American Indian Languages eminence credential to a candidate who has demonstrated fluency in that language. Authorizes the holder of an American Indian languages credential to teach the language in pub...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Licensure
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.26, 3319.261, 3319.302 and 3319.304
Existing law allows an individual with an alternative educator license to teach in grades 7-12. New provision allows individual holding "alternative resident educator license" to teach grades 4-12. Directs the state superintendent and the chancellor of the Ohi...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Two-Year Provisional License for Teaching in a STEM School
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.28
Amends provisions related to the two-year provisional educator license for teaching science, technology, engineering or math in grades 6-12 in a STEM school. Adds meeting all other requirements for a professional educator license to the requirements a provisio...

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HIVetoed 07/2009P-12Unlicensed Teachers
S.B. 1250
Clarifies that effective July 1, 2009, unlicensed teachers employed as emergency hires may be employed on an emergency basis for no more than four years.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/bills/SB1250_CD1_.pdf
Governor's veto message: http:...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Alternative Licensure
R277-503-4
Permits an alternative licensure candidate who has been employed as a full-time instructional paraeducator to substitute that experience for one or more pedagogy courses if the individual has been a paraeducator for at least three years, school/school district...

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NVAdopted 06/2009P-12LICENSURE
NAC 391
Revises provisions governing alternative routes for licensure.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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TXAdopted 06/2009P-12Emergency Permits for Certified Teachers
19 TAC 7.230.Q.230.501
Emphasizes that consent is required when a certified teacher is to be placed on an emergency permit. ...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Teacher Licensure
A.B. 428
Related to teachers; relates to an existing law which provides for the issuance of a special qualifications license to an applicant who holds a master's, graduatee, or doctoral degree in a field for which the applicant will provide classroom instruction; expan...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Licensure for Air Force Instructors
S.B. 1703
Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to develop an alternative teacher licensure program for U.S. Air Force instructors who have taught at the Community College of the Air Force.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB1703.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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Alternative Teacher Preparation Program
S.B. 160
Renames the teacher in residence program to be the 2-year alternative teacher program, and relocates the provisions for that program in statute to the alternative teacher program. Renames the current alternative teacher program to be the one-year alternative t...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternative Certification and Preparation
H.B. 1333
For an Alternative Placement teaching certificate: Requires that a person attain at least a 2.5 GPA; participate in a residency program; declare the intent to receive a standard certificate within three years via alternative program. Sets requiremetns for the ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Certification
S.B. 582
Directs the state board of education to grant an alternative placement teaching certificate to any person who meets certain requirements (such as qualifying for the Troops to Teaching program); Directs the board to adopt certain rules; directs the board to iss...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Alternative Certification
H.B. 1156
Creates a preference in the higher education alternative route certification program for veterans and national guard members.Chapter 192
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1156.PL.pdf...

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RIAdopted 03/2009P-12Alternative Route to Certification Programs
Alternative Routes
Authorizes alternative routes to certification programs. http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DESE/5490.pdf...

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LAAdopted 02/2009P-12Alternative Certification for Math Professionals
LAC 28:CXXXI.348
Amends rules relating to math for professionals certificates. Allows individuals with pure mathematic or science backgrounds the opportunity to become certified to teach in the area of mathematics.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v131/28v131.doc...

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UTAdopted 02/2009P-12International Guest Teachers
R277-527
Defines "international guest teacher (guest teacher)" as a foreign educator who has earned a public teaching credential in a foreign country and who is currently legally residing in Utah with the specific purpose to teach in Utah public schools. Provides the i...

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OHAdopted 09/2008P-12Temporary Teaching Permits, Provisional Licenses for STEM School Teachers
OAC 3301-23-41, -24-15
Creates forty hour temporary teaching permit for qualified nonlicensed individuals. Amends qualifications for temporary teaching permit for nonlicensed individuals. Adds rule creating two-year provisional educator license for STEM schools.
Twelve- or forty-hou...

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NYAdopted 08/2008P-12Certification in the Classroom Teaching Service through Individual Evaluation
Title 8 NYCRR Section 80-3.7
Extends the expiration date for applicants seeking certification through the individual evaluation pathway in all classroom titles except childhood education from Feb. 1, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2012. Adopted as published in pp 11-12 of May 14, 2008 register: http://w...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Licensure Via Portfolio
H.B. 1812
Authorizes an eligible candidate to use licensure via portfolio to obtain an initial licensure or to add a licensure field, consistent with the applicable Board of Teaching licensure rules. [Sec. 2]
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/getbill.php?number=HF...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading
H.B. 3124
Directs the state board to issue a license to teach to persons in the Teach for America Program; provides such licenses will not be subject to the requirements of the residency program; requires certain coursework; provides upon successful completion of the co...

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ALSigned into law 05/2008P-12Alternative Teacher Certification
H.B. 398
Relates to public school teacher licensing and certification. Extends access to the expanded alternative certification program from prospective teachers of grades 9-12 to prospective teachers of grades 6-12. Removes certain requirements necessary to obtain a p...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements
S.B. 64
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority for the institutes in the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years is the certification of teachers in high school mathem...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Alternative Certification for Veterans
H.B. 607
Relates to alternative teacher certification. Allows a five-year statement of eligibility for teaching to be issued to a veteran who has completed at least 10 years of active duty service, 10 years of service officially credited toward armed services retiremen...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Troops to Teachers Pilot
S.B. 2913
Establishes a pilot program in the State Department of Education to promote the national Troops to Teachers Program in the public schools of the State; provides to assist in the recruitment, licensure, referral, placement and compensation of military personnel...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Teach For America Act
S.B. 2518
Establishes the Teach For America Act. Authorizes the use of state funds as matching funds by the Teach for America-Delta in order to bring additional Teach for America teachers to State school districts that have a critical shortage of teachers; defines certa...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Certification for Teachers and School Personnel
LAC 28:CXXXI.233
Relates to the practitioner teacher program alternative path to certification and minimum requirements. Revises program requirements. See Full Text Below.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v131/28v131.doc
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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Provisional Alternative Teaching Certificates
S.B. 306
Relates to the Alternative Teacher Certification program. Provides that a provisional alternative teaching certificate may be issued to an applicant who has attained at least a cumulative "B" grade point average if the individual is assigned to a school distri...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Pilot Program for Lateral Entry Teachers
S.B. 1115
Directs the state board to establish a pilot program for lateral entry teachers in up to eight local school administrative units. Establishes that under the pilot program, participating local school administrative units shall review the college transcripts of ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12
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Community College
Lateral Entry Requirements
H.B. 583
Modifies the requirements for participation in a community college lateral entry program for teacher training.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H583v0.html...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Special Qualifications License to Teach
S.B. 264
Provides that a special qualifications license to teach may be issued to a person who holds a Passport to Teaching certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, passes certain examinations required by this State and agrees to p...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Local Alternative Teacher Certification Programs
S.B. 72 (Section 4)
Subject to approval by the professional standards commission, authorizes a district to provide a secondary-level alternative teacher certification program for core academic subjects. Requires such alternative teacher certification candidates to:
(A) Possess a...

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MESigned into law 05/2007P-12Alternative Certification Teacher Programs
H.B. 734
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules allowing a teacher in a regional special education or regional alternative educational program or school to meet certification requirements by substituting demonstrated life experience or work experience for ...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 5
Directs the regents and the commissioner to review the alternative teacher preparation programs available to candidates for teaching certificates in the 2007-2008 school year, and to consider means of expanding the availability of such preparation in the futur...

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COVetoed 03/2007P-12Physical Education Teacher Qualifications
H.B. 1122
Explains certification and experience requirements for physical education teachers.

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F24050D0DD0CC15F87257251007B6049?Open&file=1122_enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 03/2007P-12Alternative Teacher Program
H.B. 1091
Allows for the extension of alternative teacher programs and contracts beyone one year.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/9E23A7A71DA8E2DF87257251007BF533?Open&file=1091_enr.pdf...

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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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MDAdopted 08/2006P-12
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Teacher Certification: Non-degreed candidates and Middle School Teachers
COMAR 13A.12.01.05, .12.02.05, .05
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Aligns the initialcertification requirements of non- bachelor-degreed trades and industry teachers with degreed candidates. Establishes middle school certification grades for certification purposes from grades...

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ARAdopted 07/2006P-12Rules Governing the Non-Traditional Licensure Program
AAC 005.16.06-002
Establishes requirements and procedures for obtaining teacher licensure through the Arkansas Department of Education Non-Traditional Licensure Program. ARKANSAS 4667
http://arkansased.org/rules/pdf/current/ade_240_nontradlic0706_current.pdf...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Vocational, Technical, and Career Pathway Education Teachers
S.B. 2887
Increases the number of vocational, technical, and career pathway education teachers by directing the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board to set alternative criteria and establish other measures of qualification necessary for these types of teachers to meet licens...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Alternative Teacher Certification & Low-income Schools
S.B. 1184
Relates to the alternative teacher development program for placing highly qualified teachers into low income schools; provides for a matching grant to a nonprofit providing alternative teacher recruitment and placing; relates to public schools; requires demogr...

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OHSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Community College
Ohio Core Support
H.B. 115
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...

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IDAdopted 05/2006P-12Computer-Bsed Alternative Route to Teacher Certification
IDAPA 08.02.02
Clarifies that the computer based alternative route to teacher certification may be used for initial certification, subsequent certificates, and additional endorsements. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0202.pdf (page 24 of 40)...

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12Early Childhood PK-3 Certification
LAC 28:I.903
Adds the Early Childhood PK-3 certification through the Practitioner Teacher Program alternate program structure. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0604/0604RUL.pdf (starting page 7 of 106)...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12
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Maryland Alternative Teaching Opportunity Program
H.B. 794
Establishes the Maryland Alternative Teaching Opportunity Program in the State Department of Education; authorizes the Department to select specified school districts and up to 150 teaching candidates to participate in the Program; requires the Department to s...

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COTo governor 03/2006P-12
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Licensure for Teachers in Residence and Alternative Routes
H.B. 1023
On completion of the two-year or three-year residency program, the Colorado Department of Education may issue an initial teacher license to the teacher in residence if he or she successfully completes an induction program and the prescribed requirements. The d...

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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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DEAdopted 12/2005P-12Teacher Alternative Certification Requirements and Program
14 DAC 1519
This rule spells out requirements for candidates seeking participation in the Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification Program, components of the program, mentoring support, supervision and evaluation, recommendation procedures for licensure a...

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NCELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE 2006 SESSION 10/2005P-12Hiring of teachers
H.B. 706
AN ACT to amend the teacher certification law to facilitate the hiring of teachers. Vetoed 8/05.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H706v4.html
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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12
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Preliminary Credentials for Individuals without Teaching Certificate
S.B. 404
This bill would require the commission, until January 1, 2011, upon the recommendation of the governing board of a school district,
to issue a California Preliminary (CAP) credential to any person who displays knowledge and expertise in a subject area as demon...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2005P-12Substitute Teaching Permits for Katrina Victims
23 IAC 25.105
Offers individuals from the geographic area drastically affected by Hurricane Katrina a temporary permit for substitute teaching in Illinois schools, provided that they have a bachelor's degree, which is generally the qualification required. http://www.isbe.st...

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MSRule Adoption 08/2005P-12One Year Alternate Route License
Uncodified
Adopts rules regarding the one year alternate route license, the Teach for America Elementary Education K- 3 for critical shortage areas, and the Teach for America elementary education grades 4-8. MISSISSIPPI REG 10182 (SN)...

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VAAdopted 08/2005P-12Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
8 VAC 20-21-80, -90, -660, -680
Establishes procedures to allow persons seeking initial licensure as teachers through an alternative route to substitute experimental learning in lieu of coursework. Provides for licensure by reciprocity for individuals who hold a valid out-of-state license. R...

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NCSigned into law 07/2005P-12
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Community College
Community College Training Lateral Entry Teachers
H.B. 563
The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Board of Community Colleges, shall develop and implement policies permitting individuals with at least a bachelors degree to complete at a community college all or part of the coursework necessary fo...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Teacher Recruitment and Education
H.B. 844
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.

Section 2: Creates a new section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...

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NV(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 46. 05/2005P-12Provides for issuance of special license for persons with certain graduate degrees and work experience to teach pupils in public schools.
H.B. 206
AN ACT relating to education; providing for the issuance of a special license for persons with certain graduate degrees and work experience to teach pupils in public schools;

http://leg.state.nv.us/73rd/bills/AB/AB206_EN.pdf...

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SDRule Adoption 05/2005P-12One-Year Certificates/Certificate Extensions
SDCR 24:03:01 thru 24:03:09 (Deleted); 24:43:01 thru 24:43:11, 24:15:02:03, 24:15:03:03.01, 09, 24:15:04:03
Establishes rules regarding the department issuing one-year certificates to teachers who have let their certificates lapse. Grants an additional one-year extension on a one-year certificate to a teacher who has extenuating circumstances and references the alte...

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NMAdopted 05/2005P-12Licensure/Application Fee/Middle Level Education
NMAC 6.60.3, .5, .6, .7, 6.61.3, .6, 6.64.16, .17, 6.69.4
Establishes rules regarding alternative licensure, competency testing for licensure, continuing licensure for licensed educators, educator licensure application fee, licensure in middle level education grades 5-9, licensure in special education k-12, competenc...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Alternative Certification
H.B. 2528
Amends 18A-3-1a .Provides for alternative program certificate, eligibility, issuance, scope and renewal limitation; changes activities, components and phases of training for alternative programs; provides for program coordination, training and approval; autho...

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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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NVTemporary Rule Adoption 03/2005P-12Provisional Nonrenewable License Issuance
NAC 391.056
Establishes rules which extend the date by which the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional nonrenewable license from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2006 NEVADA REG 3691 (SN)

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec056...

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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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LAAdopted 10/2004P-12Reading Competencies for Alternate Certification
LAC 28:I.903
Amends rules to add a requirement for demonstration of reading competencies by alternate teacher certification program completers. http://www.state.la.us/osr/lac/28v01/28v01.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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Teachers
A.B. 242
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure requirements for teacher candidates, professional development requirements for renewal of licenses, and accreditation requ...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Alternative Licensure
NMAC 6.60.3.1, .6, .8, thru 11
Relates to alternative licensure requirements. ...

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NDRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Interim Licenses
NDAC 67.1-02-04-01, -02 thru -08
Establishes rules regarding interim licenses for teacher shortages. Addresses interim licenses for substitute teachers, provisional licenses, interim reciprocal licensure, trade, industry, technical, and health occupations interim license, interim licensure cl...

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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Personnel
S.B. 2986
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related offices; requires background screening for charter school employees and board members; amends requirements for admissio...

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COSigned by Governor 05/2004P-12Educator Licensure
H.B. 1104
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Eligibility For Alternative Teaching Route Program
S.B. 2712
Provides that the Teach Mississippi Institute program for alternate route certification for teachers include a fall or spring semester option for non-education majors. Additionally, the bill provides that non-education majors will be eligible to participate in...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Alternative Certification
H.B. 152
Specifies that there are persons who should be recruited to teach in Kentucky's public schools because they have academic majors, strong verbal skills as demonstrated on a verbal ability test, and deep knowledge of content, which characteristics are identified...

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IDTemporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 03/2004P-12Computer Based Alternative Certification
IDAPA 08.02.02
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. IDAHO REG 3799 (SN) http://www.idahoboardofed.org/rules/documents/ComputerBasedAlternativeRoute.pdf...

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SDRule Adoption 03/2004P-12Implementation Date/Curriculum Rule Back One Year
24:03:06:06.05, 24:15:03:06, 24:15:05:01, 24:15:05:02, 24:15:05:03, 24:15:05:04
Establishes rules moving the implementation date of a curriculum rule back one year. Enables an individual licensed as a clinical psychologist to administer and interpret individual student psychological evaluations as long as he or she is employed by a psychi...

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MSRule Adoption 03/2004P-12Uniformity
IDAPA 08.02.02
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. MISSISSIPPI REG 9102 (SN)...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12
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Residency Teacher Certification Programs
S.B. 6245
Relates to residency teacher certification partnership programs; provides partnerships between school districts and state-approved higher education teacher preparation program to provide alternative routes programs....

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IDTemporary Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12
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Alternative Teacher Certification
IDAPA 08.02.02.045
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0202.pdf...

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LAAdopted 10/2003P-12State Certification of School Personnel
LAC 28:I.903
Amends rules relating to all level K-12 certification areas. Amends the structure for underground programs for all level areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music. Provides for all-level programs through the three new alte...

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SDAdopted 08/2003P-12Licensure Exams for Teachers
24:15:01:01, :02:08, :03:01, :03:02, :03:06, :03:07, :03:11, :04:01; 24:16:05:03, :05:05; 24:41:01:01 to :03:01,
Establishes rules requiring that the Professional Teachers Practices and Standards Commission and the Professional Administrators Practices and Standards Commission hold their respective meetings annually. Requires teachers new to the profession to pass the st...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Alternate Teacher Education-Requirements
H.B. 568
Clarifies that at least nine semester hours in the teaching of reading must be completed by anyone seeking certification at any level below the secondary level. Adds that candidates for teacher certification who have participated in any alternate teacher educ...

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WASigned into law 04/2003P-12Alternative Route Teacher Certification
S.B. 6052
Revises alternative route teacher certification provisions. Provides that, to the extent funds are appropriated for this purpose, districts may apply for program funds to pay stipends to trained mentor teachers of interns during the mentored internship. The p...

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NMAdopted 02/2003P-12Competency Testing for Licensure, Substandard Licensure
NMAC 6.60.5, 6.61.9
For alternative licensure, candidates must pass New Mexico teacher assessments (or similar state assessments). Elementary candidates must have a BA, 24-36 hours in subject, 6 hours of reading and pass assessments. Secondary candidates must have a BA, 36 seme...

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FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Teacher Certification Requirements
S.B. 20E
According to legislative summary: "Amends ... to clarify that a statement of status of eligibility for a subject area authorized at the time of application may be reissued. Amends ... to allow for demonstration of subject area expertise with approval of superi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Issues
S.B. 1595
Requires successful completion of the competency examination for licensure except for Alternative Placement Program candidates; adds additional professional days for teachers for certain purposes....

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001P-12Rules for Emergency Teaching Permits
S.B. 837
Chapter No.585, Defines the requirements that a school district make a diligent search for certified teachers by listing specific requirements before issuing or renewing emergency teaching or specialist permits....

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MNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Temporary Teaching Licenses
H.B. 1192
Relates to education; permits applicants for a temporary limited teaching license or a personnel variance to submit their application by July 1 in any year; directs the Board of Teaching to amend its rules to conform with the July 1 date....

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WASigned into law 05/2001P-12Alternative Routes
S.B. 5695
Creates a statewide Partnership Grant Program to provide new high quality alternative routes to residency teacher certification; provides for recruitment by school districts of teachers to teach in subject matter shortage areas or areas with shortages of teach...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Parental notification of non-certified teachers
S.B. 416
Requires parental notification of an assignment of a non-certified teacher to teach a class for more than thirty consecutive days....

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TXPassed 11/2000P-12Transitional Permits for Teachers
19 TEX. ADMIN. CODE Chapter 233
The TEXAS State Board of Educator Certification has approved a new transitional license that will allow "educated people to become teachers by drawing on their life experience" rather than just college credit hours. The board is hoping to attract professionals...

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MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Teachers for Shortage Areas
S.B. 886
(LD 2301); Creates a new certificate authorizing a person to teach in an area determined to be a teacher shortage area....

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Board Issuance of Three-Year Licenses
S.B. 113
Establishes a mechanism for local school boards to issue three-year local teacher licenses....

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Alternative Certification for Veterans
H.B. 76
Creates an alternative teaching certification at K-12 and vocational institutions for veterans with at least 6 years on active duty, discharged or released from active duty, at least a bachelor's degree in the subject matter area for which certification is sou...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Boards, Unlicensed Teachers
H.B. 119
Provides that a local school board member's term of office is two years; provides that the size of a local board of education shall be based on the school district's students population; provides that a school district may employ unlicensed teachers who posses...

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