|MS||To governor 04/2014||P-12||Reading Intervention Pilot Program|
Section 1. Directs the State Department of Education to conduct a reading intervention pilot program in one or more "C" level or low-performing school districts. Requires the pilot to focus on the use of data coaches to improve reading and literacy, to determi...
|AL||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12|
|Autonomy and Responsibilities of Nonpublic Schools|
Clarifies the autonomy of nonpublic schools, including private, church, parochial, and religious schools offering educational instruction in grades K-12, as well as home-schooled students, and otherwise establishes that such nonpublic schools are not subject t...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Study Funding and Structure|
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...
|VA||To governor 03/2014||P-12|
|Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure|
Removes the Board of Education as a licensing entity for school speech-language pathologists and leaves the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology as the only licensing entity.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Teacher Licensure for Career and Technical Education|
Requires every teacher seeking initial licensure with an endorsement in career and technical education to have an industry certification credential in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement that is earned by successfully passing a Board of Education-a...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Professional Development|
Allows application fees deposited into the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund to be used, subject to appropriation, by the state board to provide the technology and human resources necessary for the renewal of licenses. Makes changes to the provisions conc...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Amends Professional Educator Discipline Act|
Expands the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Professional Standards and Practices Commission (PSPC) to include educators holding Private Academic School certification and those educators
working for private entities that contract with public schools. The PSPC...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Minimum Requirements for Licensure Candidates Trained in Other States|
Removes a provision that prohibits a candidate for licensure from beginning an internship or residency required for licensure until he/she has passed the applicable content area test. In provisions concerning the minimum requirements for educators trained in o...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Test of Basic Skills Before Student Teaching or Final Semester of Internship|
Requires that applicants completing Illinois-approved, teacher education or school service personnel preparation programs pass the state board's recognized test of basic skills prior to starting their student teaching or starting the final semester of their in...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Fees|
Amends the schedule of fees for teacher licensure and administrative changes so that the fees do not exceed the actual cost of providing the service. The State Board of Education must report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by March 15 in...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Training in Social Patterns of Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination for Educator Certification|
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 ...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Virtual School Teacher Requirements|
Act 20 - Sections 1757, 1808, 1879
Prohibits the state department from requiring professional development for an appropriately licensed person teaching in a virtual charter school that would not otherwise be
required for a similarly licensed person teaching outside of a virtual charter school....
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Master Educators|
Act 20 - Sections: 1750, 1751e, and 9334(2)
Requires that, for a person licensed by the Department as a master educator, the person also receive a rating of "effective" or "highly effective" under the applicable educator effectiveness system in order to receive an initial grant for the costs of having a...
|VA||Adopted 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Virginia Admin. Code Title 8, Chs. 20-22
Increases the minimum acceptable scores on assessments (e.g., ) required for entry into teacher-preparation programs and state licensure. Raises Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment subscores on reading, writing multiple choice, and writing assignmen...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher 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
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Acceptance of Credits for Teacher Certification|
S.B. 1664 - Acceptance of Credits for Teacher Certification
Authorizes the state board to adopt rules that, for purposes of demonstrating completion of specific certification requirements, allow for the acceptance of college course credits recommended by the American Council for Education. Pages 29-30 of 42: http://www...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Qualifications of Charter School Employees|
Permits a charter school to employ a person as a teacher or aide if a district could employ the person as a teacher or aide, or if a district could employ the person as a teacher or educational aide if the person held the appropriate educator certification but...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Educator Preparation and Certification Requirements|
Requires educator preparation programs to provide teacher certification candidates with information on the skills and responsibilities required of teachers, expectations for student performance based on state standards, the current supply of and demand for tea...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Satisfactory Performance Levels on Teacher Certification Exams|
H.B. 2012 - Satisfactory Performance Levels on Teacher Certification Exams
Directs the state board to determine the satisfactory level of performance required for each exam required for certification. Requires candidates for a generalist certificate to achieve satisfactory level of performance in each core subject covered in the exam...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Temporary Certification|
Allows certain military spouses with out-of-State teaching license to receive temporary instructional certificate in New Jersey.
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
|English Mastery Council|
Sets forth the membership and duties of the council. The council will have 16 members, including the Superintendent, two higher education faculty members, two K-12 teachers, two parents, four school administrators, one school board member, two businesspeople,...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||ESL Curriculum & Teacher Certification|
Eliminates requirement that State Board of Education must establish a program to teach English to pupils who are limited English proficient. Instead, the bill requires the state board of education to develop criteria so that local districts can develop their ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensing|
Requires the Oregon Education Investment Board to develop model career pathways for educational assistants to become licensed teachers. Requires the model career pathways must take into consideration the skills and experience attained by an educational assista...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
|Investigations Related to Certification|
H.P. 335 -Subpeona Power
When conducting an investigation relating to the certification of teachers and other professional personnel under this chapter and rules of the state board, the commissioner
may issue subpoenas for education records relevant to that investigation.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||One-Year Provisional Certification in Special Education|
Requires the state board to issue a one-year provisional certificate to teach in the area of mild-moderate or severe-profound disabilities to any qualified candidate who meets certain conditions. Addresses renewal, etc.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Postsecondary Military Students and Licensure Renewal for Deployed Military|
Requires board of a state public educational institution, community college, or technical school to adopt, by December 31, 2013, a policy requiring each institution under the board's supervision to award credit to students for prior military training or servic...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Notification of Employee Charges, Convications|
Requires district attorneys to notify the state board when an employee is charged with a felony or violent misdemeanor and when the employee has been convicted or receives a suspended sentence or probationary term for a sex-related crime for which a teaching c...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Allows the board of education to issue up to two additional temporary, one-year teaching licenses to an otherwise qualified candidate who has not yet passed the skills exam. Parental complaints cannot be the sole reason for license revocation. Creates the Tea...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Authorizing Alternative Assessments of Basic skills for Teacher Certification.|
Amends existing law to expand the types of testing instruments and assessments that may be used to measure basic skills. Allows for the Washington professional educator standards board to identify and accept other tests and test scores as long as the tests are...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Authorizing Penalties Based on the Fraudulent Submission of Tests for Educators|
Amends existing law so that a reprimand may be issued as an alternative to suspension or revocation of a certificate or permit. Allows for any certificate or permit to be revoked or suspended by the authority authorized to grant the same upon complaint from th...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Licensure Reciprocity to Include Endorsements|
Adds a provision relating to teachers licensed in other states: "A license granted under this section must include all of the applicant's endorsements issued or
recognized by the applicant's other state of licensure."
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Educator Ethics|
Protects school children from maltreatment by establishing a specific violation of the Code of Ethics for educators who have inappropriate relations with a student.
|AK||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Military Training for Transferable Credit/Temporary License|
Accepts military education, training, and service for some or all of the qualifications otherwise required of an applicant for a license or certificate provided the
service is substantially equivalent to some or all of the qualifications otherwise required an...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Grounds for License Denial|
S.B. 2188 (Section 1)
Directs that after September 30, 2015, no teacher candidate will be licensed to teach in Mississippi if
(1) They scored under a 21 ACT equivalent or failed to achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators ex...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Prekindergarten Programs|
Directs the State DOE to establish a voluntary prekindergarten program to be implemented no later than 2014-15. Requires funding to be phased in. Transfers the duties and responsibilities relative to this "early learning collaborative act" from the Department ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Credit for Online Courses - Military Students|
Authorizes a licensing body to waive educational requirements towards certification or licensure for any former military service member who completes a distance education course through an accredited educational institution.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Teacher Competency Evaluation for Promotion|
Allows teachers to advance to level two and level three licenses by the following means: 1) through a professional development dossier that includes evidence of meeting competency requirements, annual evaluations, superintendent's recommendation and a verifica...
|AL||Adopted 03/2013||P-12||Testing for Initial Specialty Area Career and Technical Certificate|
AL ADC 290-3-2-.02, -.23, -.24
Requires passing scores on the basic skills assessments of the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) for issuance of an initial Specialty Area Career and Technical Certificate. ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Stipulates that teachers seeking licensure can waive the basic skills and content-specific assessments if they produce three years of documented teaching experience. Specifies requirements for nonrenewable/provisional licensure.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||CPR Training|
H.B. 2028/S.B. 986
Allows school boards to require current certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for school personnel. Requires such training for those seeking initial teache...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Teacher Certification of Content Area Knowledge|
Requires that teachers who teach in multiple subject areas pass content area tests in said subjects before July 1, 2014.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Professional Licensing-Military.|
Requires professional and occupational licensing boards, in determining if an applicant meets educational and training requirements for licensure, to consider an applicant's relevant education, training and experience received as a member of the armed forces, ...
|NC||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Digital Learning Competencies/School Employees.|
Requires that the The State Board of Education, in consultation with local boards of education and the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, reevaluate
and enhance the requirements for renewal of teacher licenses, integrate digital teaching a...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Uniform Electronic Transactions for License and Certification Renewal|
Allows governmental agencies to promulgate rules specifying the manner by which an applicant may satisfy by electronic means all agency requirements relating to certifications, permits, registrations, and licenses including but not limited to obtaining, renewi...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Military and Spouses Professional Licensure|
H.B. 180, S.B. 258
Permits the issuance of an occupational or professional license to a qualified military service member, the spouse of a military service member, or a recent veteran who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant holds a license that is current and in goo...
|NH||Adopted 12/2012||P-12||Comprehensive Agricultural, Marketing and Business Education|
NH ADC Ed 507.04, 507.46, 47; NH ADC Ed 612.31
These rules describe what an individual has to do and know to be certified as a teacher in Career and Technical Education for Agriculture, Marketing and Business. Ed 612.31(c),(e) and (f) set the program requirements for institutions of higher education to pre...
|AK||Adopted Text or Summary of Text 12/2012||P-12||Certification of Professional Teachers|
4 AAC 12.308
Clarifies the acceptance of educator preparation programs, approval of in-state educator preparation programs....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Licensure Renewal Requirements for Active Duty Military|
From bill summary: Requires state professional licensing boards, with certain exceptions, to waive the renewal fees, continuing education requirements, and other renewal requirements as determined by the board, if any are applicable, of any licensee or registr...
|NV||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Required Documentation and Academic Credits for Initial Teacher Certification|
Details the documentation and fees required to be submitted with an application for initial issuance of a license as a teacher or other educational employee. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec045...
|ME||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Purpose, Standards and Procedures for the Review and Approval of Preparation Programs for Education Personnel|
ME ADC 05-071 Ch. 114, s 1, 2, 3, 4
This rule contains the requirements for certification, authorization, and approval of educational personnel who serve in the public and in certain approved private schools of the State of Maine. Standards and procedures for certification, authorization, and ap...
|IL||Emergency Rules 08/2012||P-12||Substituting ACT or SAT Composite for Passing Score on Illinois Test of Basic Skills|
23 IL ADC 25.720
On June 21, 2012, the state board adopted a policy to allow candidates for entry into educator preparation programs and applicants for Illinois educator licenses to use a minimum composite score received on the ACT or SAT in lieu of passing the Illinois test o...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Citizenship Requirements for Permament Teacher Certification|
Extends the effectiveness of provisions relating to citizenship requirements for permanent certification as a teacher to 2017.
From bill memo: Extends for another five years chapter 658 of the laws of 2002 which enabled a legal resident whose immigration sta...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Licensure for Military Personnel and Spouses|
Permits military-trained applicants who have been awarded a military occupational specialty and military-spouse applicants who are licensed in another jurisdiction to receive occupational licenses in the State. SESSION LAW 2012-196 http://www.ncleg.net/Sessio...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Military Training and Professional Licensure|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Educator Licensure for Service Member or Spouse|
Authorizes issuance of expedited temporary occupational or professional license to a service member or spouse of a service member who holds valid licensure for the occupation or profession in another state, commonwealth, possession or territory of the United S...
|NH||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Teacher Certification and Preparation Programs|
NH ADC Ed 507.18, 34, 36, 38; NH ADC Ed 612.03, 15, 20, 30
State the requirements for teacher certification and teacher preparation programs in the area of Early Childhood Education, Classical Language, Music and Theatre. They are being readopted because they are due to expire. The early childhood rules were amended f...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Revises the number of grades an endorsement to teach elementary school covers by limiting it to grades one to six, from grades kindergarten to six. Exceptions granted to teachers enrolled in a teacher preparation program for elementary grades prior to the fall...
|NV||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Licensure of Educational Personnel|
Revises various provisions governing the licensure of educational personnel. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2011Register/R114-11A.pdf...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Executive Director, Board of Educational Examiners|
S.F. 2284 -- Division V
This section requires the governor to appoint the executive director of the Board of Educational Examiners subject to confirmation by the Senate -- rather than hired by the Board of Educational Examiners. Also increases the length of the student teaching exper...
|MT||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||License Renewal|
Allows for decisions on renewal of licensure to be appealed to the superintendent of public instruction.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||P-3 Reading Proficiency & Teacher Preparation|
(Sec. 5) Requires the Department of Education, by January 1, 2012, to develop and approve reading assessments that districts must use to identify kindergarten through third grade who are below proficiency in reading. Assessments must: 1) Include frequent stude...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher Preparation, Certification, & PD|
(Sec. 35) Requires teacher preparation programs (Starting July 1, 2015) to require, as part of their curricula, that students have classroom clinical, field, or student teaching experience during four semesters of the program.
(Sec. 36) Connecticut has a thr...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Endorsements for Teachers in Math, Science, Shortage Areas|
Directs the Commissioner of Education shall establish a program to issue subject area endorsements in mathematics, the
sciences, or in any subject area in which there is a shortage of teachers to certificated teaching staff members who do not currently have a ...
|NV||Issued 05/2012||P-12||Providing 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...
AZ ADC R7-2-602, 603
Published by the registrar:
The Arizona State Board of Education adopted the Framework for Evaluating Educator Effectiveness. In that framework, recommendations to the State Board include ensuring Arizona's Professional Teaching Standards align to national ex...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission|
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||One Year Teaching License - 2012 Extention|
Provides that a person who has obstained a one-year license to teach and taught during the 2011-2012 school year may be approved by the Board of Teacheing to continue to teach through the 2012-2013 school year. Article 2, Sec. 20 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/dat...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Eliminating State Mandates on Local and Regional Government Entities Relating to Education|
H.B. 1295/S.B. 679
Eliminates several statewide mandates on local and regional government entities relating to education and land use. The bill does the following:
* Removes the requirement for establishing local advisory committees on gifted education and the annual reporting...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Establish Administrative Due Process for Licensure Violations|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Extends Deadline for Passage of Competency Exams for Teachers.|
Extends the deadline for passage of required competency examinations by two years (from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2014). The examinations affect general education, professional education and various subject areas and grade levels for purposes of ensuring academi...
|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Background Checks and License Revocation|
AR ADC 005.23.5-1.00 to AR ADC 005.23.5-8.00; AR ADC 005.15.19-1.00 to AR ADC 005.15.19-4.00; AR ADC 005.15.13-1.00 to AR ADC005.15.13-8.00
Sets forth the requirements for a criminal background check and a Child Maltreatment Central Registry check for: each first-time applicant for a license issued by the State Board of Education, each applicant for his or her first license renewal after July 1, 1...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Develops Licensure Criteria for Teachers who Teach Only Online Courses|
Requires the Board of Education to develop licensure criteria for teachers who teach only online courses. The bill also provides that teachers who hold a Board issued five-year renewable license may teach online courses for which they are properly endorsed.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Augmentation of Appropriations for Full Day Kindergarten & Establish Commission to Study School Improvement & Teacher Evaluations|
Permits augmentation of appropriations for full-day kindergarten. Changes the amount distributed per child.
Establishes the select commission on education to study: (1) the process of adoption and content of rules adopted by the Indiana state board of educat...
|AK||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Career or Technical Education Teaching Certificate|
4 AAC 12.370, 372, 385
Revises the requirements for issuance of a limited career or technical education certificate (Type M), to include, a period of validity limited to 1 year (previously 4 years) with options for extension following the passage of a teacher competency exam; requir...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Criminal History Checks for Teacher Certification|
Requires criminal history check for certification issuance and renewal. Provides cases where issuance or renewal can be denied. Provides for reporting to local district boards about licensure status.
|NH||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Proceedings and Denial, Suspension, Or Revocation for Certified Personnel|
NH ADC Ed 510.01, 02, 03, 04, 05; NH ADC Ed 511.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Ed 510 provides the process for duty to report educator misconduct against a credential holder within a school district or SAU. Ed 511 provides the grounds for suspension or revocation of educator's certification, the procedures for investigation and due proce...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Five Year Review of Interstate Compact on Qualifications of Educational Personnel|
Five year review of Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel, a compact addressing qualifications of educational personnel, and recognition of those qualifications among member states. Language is amended to revise purpose statement, pr...
|NH||Adopted 01/2012||P-12||Certification and Recertification|
NH ADC Ed 505.06, 07; NH ADC Ed 609.01; NH ADC Ed 610.02
Rules on obtaining a teaching credential, and on approval of professional preparation programs, for general and professional educator are being readopted with amendments. The rules are updated to align with the standards of the National Council for Accreditati...
|WA||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Directs the professional educator standards board to revise standards for the elementary education endorsement and middle level and secondary mathematics and science teacher endorsements as well as other subject area endorsements with STEM-related components, ...
|WI||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12||Clarifies "Immoral Conduct" for License Revocation|
Relates to revocation for immoral conduct of a license issued by the Department of Public Instruction. Clarifies that "Immoral conduct" includes the intentional use of an educational agency's equipment to download, view, solicit, seek, display, or distribute p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Out-of-State-Prepared Credential Applicants|
S.B. 941 - Out-of-State-Prepared Credential Applicants
From bill summary: Removes reference to a "professional clear teaching credential" in provisions regarding credentialing of out-of-state prepared applicants, and instead simply refers to a "clear teaching credential." Requires that an out-of-state prepared app...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Awarding of Additional Subject Credential or New Teaching Credential Type|
S.B. 941 - Awarding of Additional Subject Credential or New Teaching Credential Type
From bill summary: Requires the commission on teacher credentialing to issue an authorization for an additional subject or for a new teaching credential type to the holder of a valid multiple subject or single subject teaching credential, or eligible applicant...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Linked Learning Credential|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup to develop program standards for the issuance of a recognition of study for linked learning competence. Identifies requisite members of the workgroup. Proposes content that a successful ...
|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; ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Licensing|
Directs the board of teaching to grant initial teaching licenses based on professional competencies aligned with the board's licensing system and students' learning needs. Directs the board to include the licenses in its differentiated licensing system. (Artic...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Tiered Licensure Task Force|
Directs the board of teaching and the education commissioner to convene and facilitate an advisory task force to develop recommendations for a statewide tiered licensure system premised on: research-based professional competencies; ongoing teacher professional...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Data Collection Requirements/Charter Schools|
State Education Resource Center - Clarifies the status of the State Education Resource Center as a nonstock corporation and nonprofit tax exempt organization within the Department of Education.
Health Assessment - Allows certain medical professionals from mi...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Educator Permit|
Establishes a charter school educator permit and allows the education commissioner, starting in the 2011-12 school year, to waive state certification requirements and issue such a permit to a teacher or administrator who lacks certification and who is employed...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Criminal Record Checks|
Amends background checks to require school employee applicants or child care operators to apply to the Rhode Island bureau of criminal identification for a criminal background check. Requires and any expense associated with providing the criminal record check...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Nonpublic School Teaching Experience and Professional Certification|
From Education Committee Summary - Allows teachers to continue to use, or in the case of student teaching to start using, teaching experience at a State Board of Education-approved private school to obtain Connecticut certificates. Requires teachers holding pr...
|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 ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teaching Specialized Courses/Teacher Contract Renewal Notification|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 3, 14
Sec. 3 - Allows the Commissioner of Education, upon request from a board of education for a district that has a school with grades K-8, to permit a certified teacher employed by such board in such school who holds an endorsement in elementary education and who...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teacher Evaluations and Renewal|
Establishes an annual staff performance evaluation that categorizes teachers as highly effective, effective, improvement necessary, or ineffective. Allows school corporations to meet requirements for evaluation plans by using any of the following models: A pla...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Educators Qualifications and Professional Development|
To revise the requirements for early childhood educators and direct the Commissioner of Education to use unexpended funds for providing professional development to school readiness staff. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/Pa/pdf/2011PA-00054-R00SB-00927-PA.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Certain Teacher Certification Requirements in Private Schools|
H.B. 153 - Certain Teacher Certification Requirements in Private Schools
Establishes certification requirements for teaching foreign language, music, religion, computer technology or fine arts in nontax-supported or nonchartered, nontax-supported schools. Page 2 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Resident Educator License Requirements|
H.B. 153 - Resident Educator License Requirements
Prohibits the state board from adopting additional requirements for the resident educator license beyond those established in statute. Page 385 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part2.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teaching Certification Reciprocity with Other States|
H.B. 153 - Teaching Certification Reciprocity with Other States
By July 2012, directs the state superintendent to develop a list of states that the superintendent considers to have standards for teacher licensure that are inadequate to ensure that persons licensed as teachers in other states are qualified for a professiona...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Licensure Requirements for CTE Teachers|
H.B. 153 - Licensure Requirements for CTE Teachers
Requires that the rules adopted by the board of education regarding standards and requirements for educator licenses include requirements for the issuance and renewal of professional career-technical teaching licenses, including requirements relating to life e...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Criminal Records Check for Adult Educators|
H.B. 153 - Criminal Records Check for Adult Educators
Provides that an applicant for employment by a school district, the governing board of an educational service center or a chartered nonpublic school who is applying to be an instructor of adult education and who will not have routine contact with children and ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Licensure Exam Retakes for Teachers in Lowest-Performing Schools|
H.B. 153 - Licensure Exam Retakes for Teachers in Lowest-Performing Schools
Directs the board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district, the governing authority of each community school, and the governing body of each STEM school with a building ranked in the lowest 10% of all public school buildings accor...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections - Certification|
Creates a new avenue for mid-career professionals to joing the teaching ranks through the use of "residency" certificates that allow for a streamlined process for professionals with expertise in key fields, such as science and mathematics, to earn a teaching c...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
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 ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Expiration of Educator's Certificate|
Provides that an educator's certificate is not considered to have expired if the employee has completed the requirements for renewal of the certificate or permit, the employee submitted the request for renewal
prior to the expiration date, and the date the cer...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Probationary Contract for Persons Changing Assignments|
Permits a person who voluntarily accepts an assignment that requires a different class of certificate than the one held in the person's previous professional capacity to be employed under a probationary contract. Provides this provision does not apply to a per...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Certification Requirements to Teach Students with Visual Impairments|
Requires that to be eligible to be issued a certificate to teach students with visual impairments, a person must (1) complete all coursework required by an approved educator preparation program or complete approved alternative certification program, (2) perfo...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Licensure|
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...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Renewal of Professional Educator's License|
H.B. 200 - Renewal of Professional Educator's License
Prohibits state board from requiring more than 5 semester hours or 7 1/2 units of renewal credits to renew a North Carolina Standard Professional 2 professional educator's license.
Page 52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200v9.pdf...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Teacher Certification|
Allows the state Commissioner of Education to waive the requirement that teachers in charter schools hold certification when the charter school can demonstrate the effectiveness for any uncertified teacher. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/Pa/pdf/2011PA-00060-R0...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Certification Processing Fee|
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to charge an application processing fee for initial educator certificates and subsequent actions. Creates the educator certification processing account.
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Licensure|
relating to educational personnel; removing the requirement that the Superintendent of Public Instruction notify a licensee by mail of the date of expiration of his or her license; requiring the Department of Education to maintain a directory of licensees on t...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Criminal Background Checks|
Requires the board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school to adopt a policy requiring the licensed employees of the school district or charter school to report information concerning arrests for or convictions of cert...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Repeals the Teacher Academy and the Professional Teaching Standards Commission|
Budget Technical Corrections Legislation:
Section 7.31 - Repeals the statutory provisions of the Teacher Academy, created to establish a statewide network of high quality, integrated, comprehensive, collaborative, and substantial professional development for t...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||BA or Grad. Degree Qualifies to Teach or Supervise|
Requires the state board, in consultation with the department of education, to review current policies, rules and regulations pertaining to transitional licensure options and make recommendations relative to the following:
(1) The clarification of provisions ...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Candidates Basic Skills Exam Pass Requirement|
Directs the Board of Teaching to adopt rules requiring persons interested in becoming teacher candidates, beginning January 1, 2014, to pass the basic skills reading, writing, and math exam before entering the program. Strikes language requiring postsecondary ...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Candidates Basic Skills Exam|
Requires the state board of education to adopt rules requiring a person who enters a board-approved teacher preparation program on or after January 1, 2014, to pass a skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics as a requirement for entering that pr...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Temporary Employment - Background Checks|
Defines prospective employee as an individual who has received an offer of temporary employment by a school district pending results of a national criminal history record check. Districts may temporarily employ people for a maximum of 60 days while awaiting re...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Evaluation|
Amends K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 72-5445. Allows school districts to offer employment contracts to teachers for one or up to two additional years (that is, a fourth or fourth and a fifth year contract) at the end of the teacher's probationary period, thus extending un...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Requires Posting of Various Paths Leading to Teacher Certification and Tenure|
Requires the state Department of Education to develop an informational form that lists and explains the various paths that can be taken in order to obtain certification and tenure in the state and must post the form on its website. http://mlis.state.md.us/2011...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Offenses Disqualifying Employment and Revoking Licenses|
Adds criminal offenses and circumstances that disqualify individuals from employment at districts and schools, based primarily on background checks. The bill also describes offenses and circumstances that prompt suspending or revoking a license, certificate or...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Professional Standards Commission|
Directs the Professional Standards Commission to revise its certification renewal rules to require, effective July 2015, demonstration of the impact of professional learning on educator performance and student learning for purposes of certification renewal. Di...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Certification & Tenure/Employment for Military Spouses|
Requires the state Department of Education to develop a specified form relating to teacher certification and tenure and to post the form on its Web site. Requires the Adjutant General or the Adjutant General's designee to assist military spouses in finding spe...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Certification Reciprocity|
S.B. 1256--Teacher Certification
Amends Section 15-533 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Exempts teachers from the requirement that they take the teacher proficiency exam if the applicant has taken and passed an equivalent exam in another state. Chapter 306
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher License Renewal|
To renew a professional educator license, a licensee must show that he or she completed certain professional development activities. The department of education checks to ensure that the licensee actually completed the activities and that he or she meets the s...
|OH||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Licensure of Teach for America Participants|
Qualifies Teach for America participants for a resident educator license. Provides Teach for America participants must meet specified conditions.
|GA||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Professional Learning|
Directs the professional standards commission to (1) Revise its certification renewal rules so that demonstration of the impact of professional learning on educator performance and student performance is required in order for certification to be renewed, effec...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Criminal History Background Checks for Substitutes|
The measure allows any person employed as a full-time teacher by an Oklahoma school district in the last five years to be employed as a substitute in another district without a new national criminal history background check if the teacher provides a copy of a ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Certification Reciprocity|
S.B. 1263--Teacher Reciprocity
Amends Section 15-203 Powers and Duties of State Board of Education. State Board of Education is to adopt rules that provide for teacher certification reciprocity. The rules shall provide for a one year reciprocal teaching certification with minimum requiremen...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Reciprocity|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Certification for Active Duty Military Personnel and Their Spouses|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher License Suspension/Revocation For Sexual Contact|
Adds to grounds for revocation or suspension of a teacher or administrative license: (g) The license holder has engaged in unethical conduct relating to an educator/student relationship as identified by the State Board of Education in its rules; (h) The licens...
|MN||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Preparation Program|
Establishes an alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license. Requires reports.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Licensure|
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.
|MN||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Alternative Teacher Preparation and Limited-Term Teacher License|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teaching Reading and Elementary Licensure Exam|
Requires the knowledge of the science of teaching reading to be part of the teacher assessment examination for elementary licensure.
|AL||Adopted 12/2010||P-12||Teacher 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...
|PA||to governor 11/2010||P-12||Teacher Mental and Physical Fitness|
S.B. 441 - Teacher Mental and Physical Fitness Section
Expands the list of individuals qualified to certify mental and physical fitness of a teacher to include licensed or certified physicians' assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners. Precludes the granting of a certificate for individuals who fail...
|IL||Adopted 10/2010||P-12||Certification Exams|
23 IL ADC 25.710, 720, 765
Partially from summary in Illinois Register:
Sections 25.710 and 25.720: Reflects new practice that allows certification candidates to "bank" passing scores on the test of basic skills in reading, language arts, mathematics and writing so that candidates who ...
|MI||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12||Native American Tribal Language and Culture Class/Teachers|
Permits the Michigan Department of Education to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a federally recognized Native American tribe, the board of a school district, or the board of directors of a public school academy (PSA) authorizing the superintenden...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Linked Learning Programs|
Defines "linked learning programs". Authorizes the commission on teacher credentialing to convene a workgroup consisting of specified members to develop program standards for the issuance of a recognition of study for linked learning competence for holders of ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Informing Private Schools of Action Against Credentialholders|
Existing law requires the commission on teacher credentialing to send on a monthly basis to each private school a list of all teachers who have had their state teaching credential revoked or suspended. New provision instead requires the commission to make avai...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Data on Teacher Certification Tests|
S.B. 3681 - Section 2-3.11d
Moves from August 2009 to October 2012 the date by which the state board of education must file with the general assembly and governor, and make available to the public, a report of the postsecondary institutions providing teacher preparation programs, and for...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Adult Education Teaching Credentials|
Adds Section 44251.2, which provides that a credential, permit, certificate or other document that is lawfully issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing remains in force in accordance with existing laws and regulations, and is exempt from new laws and ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Teacher Standards Board|
Makes numerous changes relating to the Hawaii teacher standards board. Requires the board to include expenditure information in its annual report. Authorizes the board to delegate to its executive director, or other designee, any of its powers and duties as it...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Out-of-state Teacher Certification Requirements|
Reduces the number of years of experience needed by an out-of-state certified teacher from four to three years to qualify for a Louisiana teaching certificate; and to provide for related matters.
|FL||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching|
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Teacher and Principal Certification|
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.
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Criminal History Records Check|
This bill requires nonpublic schools and public academies to submit a criminal history records check through the division of state police and permits nonpublic schools to obtain a criminal history records check for selected applicants for employment and select...
|AL||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Leader|
Creates new rules related to Teacher Leader programs. Establishes rationale, criteria for admission to teacher leader programs, teacher leader program and curricular requirements....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Code of Ethics|
Requires the state board to develop and adopt a teacher code of ethics to be used in defining conduct unbecoming a teacher. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3 and Title 49, Chapter 5 2009
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||National Criminal History Record Check|
Allows a local board to request in writing to the state board that a national criminal history record check be conducted on any school employee and requires that one be conducted for a prospective employee.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Certification Renewal for Teachers and Parapros|
Suspends professional learning requirements for certification renewal for teachers and paraprofessionals from July 2010 to July 2015. Repeals provision allowing a certified educator to complete a requirement to demonstrate computer skill competency by completi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Means of Payment of Certification Fees|
Authorizes certification fees to be paid by credit card, debit card or other method as approved by the professional standards commission. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb1079.pdf...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 80-4.3
From administrative register: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide flexibility from the current teacher certification requirements to allow districts and BOCES to reassign effective classroom teachers to another grade level during this demonstra...
|AL||Adopted 04/2010||P-12||Education Accountability|
Amended Chapter 290-4-1 will include the Alabama Educator Code of Ethics and will stipulate that, 'Schools and school systems are responsible for ensuring that all educators and other school employees who have contact with children are familiar with and act in...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Alternative Placement Teaching Certificates|
For persons enrolled in an alternative placement program, this bill decreases the amount of work experience (from 3 years to 2 years) required for participation. Except for persons participating in the federal Troops To Teachers Program, prospective teachers a...
|LA||Adopted 04/2010||Postsec.||Teacher Certification Programs|
LAC 28:XLV.501, 601
Stipulates that for continued state approval, public and private higher education institutions and private providers that offer teacher certification programs must maintain value added assessment results at Level 3 or higher. ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Any teacher certified to teach elementary education prior to July 1, 2010, may be certified in early childhood education upon meeting the requirements provided in law and successful completion of the appropriate subject area portion of the examination by July ...
|OR||Rule Adoption 04/2010||P-12||Alternate Assessment, Fingerprinting of Teachers and Administrators|
OAR 584-050-0015, 584-050-0100, 584-052-0030, 584- 070-0111,584-080-0153, 584-090-0050
Amends rules relating to alternative assessment, transitional counselors, restricted transitional administrators, reinstatement of licenses and fingerprinting in regards to licensing of teachers and school administrators.
|AZ||To governor 04/2010||P-12||Teacher Certification|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Stipulates that a person is not required to take the professional knowledge portion of the proficiency examination if the person has been a full-time teacher for at least the last three years in the same area of certification in which the person is applying fo...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Civics Education|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations to require all education preparation programs for teachers in history and social sciences, elementary education pre K-6, and middle education 6-8 to include local government and civics instruction speci...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 03/2010||P-12||Career and Technical Education Licensure|
OAR 584-042-0002, -0006, -0009, -0021, -0031, -0044
Amends rules relating to Career and Technical Education License (CTE) rules to support the redesign of CTE programs ODE has implemented. Establishes an "Instructor Appraisal Committee" to include at least one ODE recognized regional coordinator of career and t...
|IA||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Clarifies What Elementary Teachers Must Know|
Adds greater clarity to each core content area to better communicate what elementary teachers must know in order to better serve students. ...
|CA||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials|
Title 5 CCR Sections 80034.1, 80034.2, 80034.3, 80035, 80035.1,80035.5
Allows advanced industry certifications to meet one year of the three years of experience required for the Three-Year Preliminary CTE Teaching Credential, as determined by a Commission-approved program. Accepts one year of general education teaching experience...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Teacher certification|
Repeals the requirement for school districts to have teaching certificates on file; relates to contracts and academic training.
|AL||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Alabama Educator Code of Ethics|
Provides that after determining the state board's proposed July 2009 amendment to Rule 290-4-1, creating the "Alabama Educator Code of Ethics," was ambiguous and incapable of being enforced as currently drafted, the legislative joint committee disapproved the ...
|IL||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Interventions for Educator Preparation Programs|
23 IAC 25.130
Provides a mechanism for a review and intervention when issues with one or more preparation programs or an educational unit become apparent in the interval between regularly scheduled reviews. Allows the state board of education to make a preparation program's...
|NV||Rule Adoption 01/2010||P-12||Teacher Certification|
NAC 391.111, .131, .1312
Revises the provisions concerning the single-subject majors and minors recognized by the State Board of Education.
|AZ||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Certification Provisions|
Changes the provisional Career and Technical Education certificate to create the flexibility to meet the needs of all applicants.
|UT||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Arrests/Convictions of Current or Prospective Licensees|
Revised provision clarifies that the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) must review reports received from the department of public safety (DPS) regarding arrests/convictions of current or prospective licensees (prior language referred only to reviewing data...
|AZ||Exempt Rule Adoption 12/2009||P-12||CERTIFICATION|
Creates a new Pre K-12 Arts Certificate. Allows those applicants who have completed an arts education program to receive an arts teaching certificate....
|Dual Credit-Only License|
ARM 10.57.102, .201, .204, .215, .301, .413, .420, .425, .426, .437,.438
Establishes new rules regarding Class 8 dual credit-only postsecondary faculty license endorsements. ...
|OH||Adopted 10/2009||P-12||"Teacher Leader" and "Urban Principal" Endorsements|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||American Indian Languages Teaching Credential|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue an education specialist, multiple- or single-subject teaching credential to a teacher prepared in another country who has earned a valid corresponding elementary, secondary or special education teachi...
|WA||Rule Adoption 10/2009||Postsec.||CERTIFICATION AND OUT-OF-STATE TEACHER REQUIREMENTS|
WAC 181-79A-030, -206, -207
Amends rules for teacher, administrator certification and out-of-state teacher requirements.
|TX||Adopted 10/2009||P-12||Disciplinary Proceedings and Sanctions|
19 TAC 7.249.B.249.14
Modifies the description of circumstances requiring a superintendent to report alleged misconduct of an educator who resigns from a school district, the minimum requirements of a superintendent's report, and the requirements for a school district to request th...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Health Emergencies, Certification Requirements|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Revocation of Licensure|
Provides that no person or entity whose license, certificate or authority has been revoked by the department of professional regulations may apply for a restoration of the license, certificate or authority until three years after the effective date of the revo...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher Conduct, Licensure Suspension and Revocation|
Provides that it is a state attorney's duty to notify the state superintendent of education, the applicable regional superintendent of schools, and the superintendent of the employing school district or the chief school administrator of the employing nonpublic...
|KS||Adopted 08/2009||P-12||TEACHER LICENSURE|
KAR 91-1-200, -202 thru -205, -216
Amends rules relating to teacher licensure, including definition of terms, endorsements, licensure requirements, the licensure of out-of-state and foreign applicants, renewal requirements, procedures for the promulgation of in-service education plans, approval...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Certification of Health of Certified District Employees|
Amends existing law that requires a candidate for a position within a school district who has not been employed previously in the state or as an retirant, to provide a medical certificate that shows the candidate is free of a disabling disease making him/her u...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Waiver on Teacher Certification Fee|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to waive all application and processing fees for the initial issuance of a teaching credential to an out-of-state applicant who relocates to the state due to orders received from a branch of the U.S. Armed Force...
|AL||Adopted 08/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Repeals and adopts new chapter concerning specific teaching fields and areas of instructional support. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/AAM-AUG-09/CERTIFIEDRULES.pdf...
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Teacher 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Status of Current Teacher Licenses Through 2010|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.222
Repeals former 3319.222, which related to the carry-over of certain provisions related to the state board's authority for teacher certification. New 3319.222 directs the state board to continue to accept applications for new, and renewal and upgrade of, tempor...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Two-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...
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009||P-12||Teacher Standards Board|
Increases the membership on the Hawaii teacher standards board from 13 to 15 with two public members representing the community. Allows the board to employ an executive director for a term of up to four years, who must be appointed by the board of education, a...
|AL||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Alabama Educator Code of Ethics|
Adds section creating the Alabama Educator Code of Ethics. Identifies nine areas of standards of conduct, including teacher/student relationships, background checks and confidentiality of the content of student records and standardized tests. Requires educator...
|IA||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Teacher Licenses and Endorsements|
IAC 282-13.10(5), -13.11(272), -13.14(1), (2)
Changes the different classes of licenses issued by the Board. Sets out to make application for licensure more user friendly by combining several classes of licenses. Combines Class B, C, and D licenses into one license, Class B, and rescind separate rules for...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||License Denial and Revocation Standards|
Creates license denial and revocation standards for nonpublic school teachers, specialists and administrators, and for public education employees, that are consistent, to the extent possible, with the license denial and revocation standards applicable to publi...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Teaching Certificates|
Title 8 NYCRR 80-1.2, 80-1.6, 80-1.8, 80-5.9
Amends rule to streamline certain aspects of certificate evaluation and processing, in light of reduced department resources to carry out these functions. Adopted as published on pages 16-18 of 43: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2009/apr8/pdfs/rules....
|CT||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification Policies|
Relates to the required training in competency for professional teaching standards for preparation programs, alternative route to certification program, provisional certification, professional education certification coursework, continuing education, certifica...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Preliminary Evaluation of License Eligibility|
Adds new Subchapter D, "Preliminary Evaluation of License Eligibility" to Chapter 53, Occupations Code. Authorizes an individual to request a licensing authority to issue a letter evaluating the individual's eligibility for a license, if the individual plans t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Educators Certified Outside Texas|
Relates to certification of an educator in Texas who is certified in another state or country. Requires an educator certified in another state or country to pass the state teacher certification exam within a year of approval of the educator's credentials by th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Child Abuse and Teacher Certification|
Relates to the authority of an administrative law judge to order the release of information concerning a child abuse and neglect investigation. Provides that on a motion of one of the parties in a case before an administrative law judge relating to the license...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||License Denial, Suspension or Revocation|
Specifies that provisions barring a licensing agency from considering a person under certain circumstances to have been convicted of an offense do not apply to applicants for licenses authorizing the individual to provide educational services.
Permits a licen...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Ethics|
Allows Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to issue public reprimand or to suspend or revoke right to apply for license or registration of student teacher based on certain criteria; removes time limitation on requirement that commission take action rega...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher ethics|
Requires applicants for first-time license or registration from Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to demonstrate knowledge of ethical standards of professional conduct, as determined by the commission; declares emergency, effective July 1, 2009. Chapt...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Foreign Teacher Certification|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide for the type of certificate held by foreign associate teachers, certificate renewal, and continuing learning units, tests required for certification, growth of the Foreign Associate Teac...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||First aid|
Modifies requirements related to first aid cards at schools to reflect change in law that no longer requires first aid card for teaching license. Chapter 256
Amends rules relating to uniformity. Includes definitions and addresses the process of obtaining a criminal history check for applicants for certification, school district employees, substitute teachers, student teachers and individuals who have unsupervised c...
|WA||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||EDUCATIONAL STAFF CERTIFICATION|
Amends rules relating to standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification.
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
19 TAC 7.230.P.230.481 -.483
Amends §230.483(a)(4) to allow educator preparation programs to prepare teachers for health science technology education certification and trade and industrial education certification in one year. Amends §230.483(c) to clarify teaching experience may be used i...
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Emergency 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. ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Expiration and Renewal of License|
Allows educators applying to renew their licenses to present to their local licensing committees evidence of work that demonstrates professional reflection and growth in best teaching practices. Requires applicants to include a reflective statement of professi...
|OH||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Investigations and Licensure Revocation|
OAC 3301-73-01 thru -06, -08 thru -10, -13, -16, -20 thru -26
Relates to the applicability of rules, delegation, definitions, and confidentiality of investigative records. Relates to the notice of opportunity for hearing; failure to request, filing, notice of date, time and place of hearings. Relates to the authority and...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Licensure for Air Force Instructors|
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.
|HI||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Teacher Education Coordinating Committee|
Clarifies membership requirements of the Teacher Education Coordinating Committee to ensure that all institutions that are state-approved teacher education units have a representative on the committee. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/Bills/SB501_HD1_...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||National Board Certification|
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 12, NBPTS
Creates the national board certification fund in the state treasury. Requires the education standards and practices board to make grants aailable (not to exceed $2,500 each). As a condition of the grant, the board may require recipients to mentor other indivi...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alternative Certification and Preparation|
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 ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alternative Teacher Certification|
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...
|GA||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Certification|
GAC 505-2-.01 to .206 non seq, 505-2-.27 to .166 non seq, 505-3-.05 to .86 non seq
Establishes new rules and amends exiting rules concerning educator certifications, including types of classifications and certificates, standards for renewal credit, and requirements within certain disciplines and subjects.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Crimes|
Expands the list of crimes that require dismissal or certificate revocation for school employees; expands the list of crimes that require dismissal or certificate revocation for school employees. Chapter 396
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Bonuses for Nationall Board Certified Teachers|
Provides bonuses for individuals who have worked for a minimum number of years with a national board certification as a classroom teacher, building-level principal, or assistant principal in a public school district, employed full time as a teacher in an accre...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Temporary Contract Teachers|
Amends provisions concerning the application of the Teacher Due Process Act and teacher residency programs; allows a teacher hired on a temporary contract in a resident teacher position to be hired for an additional school year immediately after the resident y...
|IL||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Middle Grades Certification|
23 IAC 1.75, .705, .720
1.75: Updates language regarding student information systems to reflect that the system is now compatible with all districts' local data packages.
.705 and .720: Provides temporary flexibility for staffing certain courses in grades 5-8 that require a middle gr...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Licensure Requirements for Math Teachers|
Increases the mathematics requirement for persons seeking licensure or reciprocity in elementary education.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alternate Route|
Removes the work experience requirement of routes three and four, alternate routes, of the partnership grant program for residency teacher certification.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Subpoena Power|
Grants subpoena power to the state board of education and the professional licensure standards board.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Code of Ethics Proceedings|
Provides for the confidentiality of certain documents and procedures relating to code of ethics proceedings of the professional licensure standards board relating to an ethics complaint against an administrator or teacher.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Licensure Requirements|
Relates to school personnel; eliminates the one-year three-a licensure requirement for applicants of regular level three-b licenses; provides for a provisional level three-b license for a level two teacher whom a school district believes has the potential to b...
|KY||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Tests for Teacher Certification|
16 KAR 6:010
Establishes the written examination prerequisites and the corresponding passing scores for teacher certification. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/006/010.htm...
|UT||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Certification of Highly Qualified Teachers|
Provides changes in procedure and terminology to make the rule consistent with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090201/32312.htm...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Compensation and Evaluation|
H.B. 2261--Section 201-203, Teacher Compensation and Evaluation
Section 201-203 focus on the certification, evaluation and compensation of teachers and other staff. Includes creation of an effective teaching and compensation working group to address a new salary model. Section 204 instructs the education data center and th...
|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...
|CA||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Extensions of Preliminary Teaching Credentials|
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 80413, 80487
Creates application and eligibility criteria and procedures for two extensions of time for preliminary teaching credentials to enable credential holders to complete clear credential requirements. One extension is for two years and is for those whose preliminar...
|RI||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Alternative Route to Certification Programs|
Authorizes alternative routes to certification programs. http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DESE/5490.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Lifetime Teaching License|
Amends eligibility and application requirements for the lifetime teaching license.
|LA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Alternative Certification for Math Professionals|
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.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Birth through Pre-K teaching credential|
Creates a birth through prekindergarten teaching credential and endorsement.
|GA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Teacher Preparation and Certification|
GAC 505-2-.08, .13, .21, .38, .150, .153, .154, .157, .161, .164, 505-3-.33, .66, .67, .76
Amends, repeals, and replaces rules concerning teacher certification and educator preparation, including international exchange certificates, support personnel licensure, evaluation of credit earned outside the U.S., voluntary deletion of a certificate field, ...
|FL||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||PRE KINDERGARTEN DISABILITIES TEACHERS|
Amends rule to add certification in elementary education grade K-6 as an appropriate base coverage for certification in the pre-k disabilities endorsement. The effect
is more flexibility for certification for teachers who want to serve the prekindergarten leve...
|Teacher Certification for Environmental Ed. and Dance|
COMAR 13A.12.02.12, .18
Amends rules relating to teacher certification. Adds two new content areas, Environmental Education and Dance and brings the number of credit hours into alignment. Relates to curricular need.
|UT||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Career and Technical Education Licenses|
Changes Applied Technology Education (ATE) to Career and Technical Education (CTE) throughout R277-518. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2008/20081201/32143.htm...
|UT||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Educator Licensing and Data Retention|
Adds a definition of Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) to R277-502.
Provides the file includes information such as:
(1) Personal directory information
(2) Educational background
(4) Employment h...
|CA||Rule Adoption 01/2009||P-12||Single-Subject Teaching Credential Authorization|
Title 5 CCR Section 80004
Amends rules concerning single-subject teaching credential authorization. Allows for an additional option for employers to assign individuals to teach science....
|Qualifying Exams for Teachers|
Amends rules relating to the qualifying examinations for teachers, education specialists and administrators. Relates to the Praxis exam.
|AK||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||TEACHER CERTIFICATION|
4 AAC 04.212, 12.305, 12.320
Removes the performance review requirement for those teachers moving from initial certification to professional certification. Allows the use of the performance review as an option to become a master teacher. Discontinues use of the performance review for the ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12|
Repeals the authority of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 2-year preliminary designated subjects teaching credential upon the completion by an applicant of certain specified requirements. Provides that the preliminary credential is valid for ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Credential revocation|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to suspend the credential of a holder when it receives notice that another State has taken final action to revoke a credential or license authorizing the holder of the credential to perform any duty in the publi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||credential reinstatement|
Provides procedures for credential reinstatement for a credential holder after dismissal of a misdemeanor sex offense accusation or information. Allows credential suspension for no contest plea to loitering in or about a public toilet. Includes a conviction or...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||teacher certification|
Requires that a certificated or classified employee who was placed on a compulsory leave of absence after being charged with certain offenses be paid their full compensation for the period of leave if they are acquitted or the charges are dismissed. Provides t...
|OH||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Temporary 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...
|KY||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Standards for Admission to Educator Preparation|
16 KAR 5:020
Amends the standards for admission to an educator preparation. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/005/020.htm...
|UT||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Educator Conduct|
Prohibits a professional educator from using or attempting to use district or school computers or information systems in violation of the school district's acceptable use policy or accessing information that may be detrimental to young people or inconsistent w...
|LA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Out of State Teacher Certificates|
LAC 28:CXXXI.305, 309
An Out-of-State (OS) Certificate, valid for a three year period, is not renewable. It is issued to a teacher who has completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program and either holds or is eligible for a certificate in the state in which the program was c...
|AK||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||TEACHER CERTIFICATION TYPE B & TYPE F CERTIFICATES|
4 AAC 12.345, .346, .350
Allows special service providers who hold a Type C certificate to be eligible for a Type F certificate with an endorsement as a special education administrator. Allows all holders of Type C special service certificates to be eligible for a Type B administrator...
|AK||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM|
4 AAC 12.305
Adds a new section setting out guidelines for maintaining initial teacher certification for students enrolled in a teacher preparation program. ALASKA 3678...
|AL||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Repeals and replaces chapter on teacher certification....
|NY||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Certification 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...
|Postsecondary Specialist Certification|
Provides certification to meet the special needs of virtual schools, distant education and public school/postsecondary partnerships. Promotes greater flexibility and increased content competency among teachers and valid certification for higher education facul...
|MO||Adopted 08/2008||Postsec.||faculty certification|
5 CSR 80-800.260
Amends rule to incorporate changes for Library Media Specialist. Updates certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of January 2008. http://www.dese.mo.gov/schoollaw/rulesregs/80800260.htm...
|AR||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||Code of Ethics for Educators|
Amends rules relating to Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Teacher certification|
Relates to annexation of specified territory by a school district or county board of education, waiver requests from specified education entities governing the preparation or licensing of educators, the career technical education teaching credential, the evalu...
|WA||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||CERTIFICATION STANDARDS|
WAC 181-79A-211, -250
Amends rules relating to standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification. WASHINGTON 28062
|NY||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Revocation of Teaching Certificate|
Provides for the automatic revocation of a teaching certificate held by a teacher convicted of a sex offense; provides for the termination of education personnel without a hearing upon such conviction. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A11500&sh=t...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||License Revocation for Conviction for Defrauding the Government|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Nationally Certified Teachers as Mentors|
Permits national board certified teachers to serve as full-time mentors, as recommended by the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee.
|KS||Rule Adoption 07/2008||P-12||TEACHER LICENSURE|
KAR 91-1-200 through 91-1-205, 91-1-207, 91-1-209, 91-1-210,91-1-220, 91-1-221, 91-19-1, 91-19-6
Amends rules concerning teacher licensure, including definitions, types of licenses and certificates, requirements for each type of license, requirements for out-of-state applicants, renewal requirements, and student teaching requirements. KANSAS 6607...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Educator Licenses|
Relates to the authority of the Department of Education regarding educator licensure; requires notice to be given to an applicant explaining reasons for denial and an opportunity for a hearing; relates to suspension, revocation or limitation of a license for v...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Role of State Board in Teacher Certification|
Concerns the role of the state board of education in the teacher certification revocation process; provides that the Commissioner of Education has final authority concerning certain types of certification revocations when an educator has been convicted of cert...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Revocation of Teacher's License|
Allows the state teacher standards board to suspend a teacher's license without a hearing and initiate proceedings to permanently revoke the teacher's license when the teacher has been convicted of certain sexual offenses against minors. Requires the departmen...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Improving Teaching Quality Policies|
Requires the Department of Education to administer a biennial teaching and learning conditions survey to all teachers to be used for planning and designing future programs; provides stipends to certain teachers employed by a school district, a board of coopera...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensure Via Portfolio|
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]
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Ethics|
Concerns penalty classifications for sexual conduct with a minor when the perpetrator is the minor's school teacher, clergyman, or priest.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||K-3 Certification/Endorsement Not Waivable|
Prohibits teacher from teaching in grades K-3 unless the teacher is licensed with an endorsement to teach in such grades. - Amends TCA Title 49.
(Present law authorizes the commissioner of education to grant a permit to teach to a person who is recommended by...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification|
Creates the Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification. Provides that in the event the committee makes a report of its findings and recommendations for proposed legislation, such report must be made by December 31, 2008. http://www.legis.state...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Alternative Teacher Certification|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Investigating Complaints Against Educators|
Authorizes the professional standards commission to investigate complaints alleging that an educator has been convicted of any other criminal offense involving the manufacture, distribution, trafficking, sale, or possession of a controlled substance or marijua...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Inappropriate Behavior by an Educator|
Provides that falsifying, misrepresenting, omitting, or erroneously reporting reports of instances of inappropriate behavior by a teacher, administrator or other school employee toward a student must be addressed in the student code of conduct. Directs the Pro...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Granting Variance For Early Childhood Education|
Modifies teaching employment for early childhood education programs. Provides a school board must employ necessary licensed teachers for its early childhood family education programs. Provides the Board of Teaching, at its discretion, may grant an applicant a ...
|CA||Rule Adoption 05/2008||P-12||HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS (NCLB)|
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 6100, 6104, 6105
Amends rules to utilize flexibility in federal guidance. Creates an alternative HOUSSE to help middle and high school level teachers in alternative education, special education, and schools in the Small Rural Schools Achievement (SRSA) program be considered hi...
|ID||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS|
Allows a three year interim certificate to be issued to any Idaho-trained educator whose certificate has expired. Allows educators holding current certificates from recognized, accredited foreign institutions of education to be issued a three year interim cert...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Alternative certification|
Creates an alternative method of obtaining teacher certification from the Board of Education; provides that an individual may obtain teacher certification by obtaining certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and verificati...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Safety Violations and Teaching License Issuance/Renewal to Offenders|
Repeals definition of "school safety violation." Rewrites provision relating to a student found in possession of a weapon or illegal drug at school or on school
property, or who has engaged in an act or behavior at school or on school property that resulted in...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Alternative Certification for Veterans|
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...
|LA||Adopted 04/2008||P-12||Teachers in Nonpublic Schools|
Amends rules to revise Nonpublic Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators. Allows teachers with master's degrees and 10 or more years of experience teaching at the college level or in a K-12 school to forego the required 12 college...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification -- Revocation/Reinstatement|
Requires the Department of Education to report all denials, revocations, suspensions, surrenders and reinstatements of certification that are not under appeal or still subject to appeal to a national association of state directors of teacher education and cert...
|UT||Adopted 04/2008||P-12||Educator Licensing and Data Retention|
Deletes provision that a teacher working under a letter of authorization who is not an alternative routes to licensing (ARL) candidate, cannot be designated highly qualified. Provides for a new K-6 license. Specifies that the "middle" license area of concentra...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Professional-level Certification Assessment|
The Professional Educator Standards Board is directed to set performance standards and develop, pilot, and implement a uniform and externally administered professional-level certification assessment based on demonstrated teaching skill by January, 2010.
|LA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Certification for Teachers and School Personnel|
Relates to the practitioner teacher program alternative path to certification and minimum requirements. Revises program requirements. See Full Text Below.
|ME||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Certification for Non-native Speaking Teachers|
Allows teachers of modern and classical languages whose primary language is not English to retain certification while receiving support to pass the required Praxis test.
|CO||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Special Employment for Military Spouses|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Sexual Abuse Allegations|
Requires State Board of Education regulations to include requirements for the denial, suspension, cancellation, revocation, and reinstatement of licensure. Requires the Board of Education to revoke the license of any person for whom it has received a notice of...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Provisional Licenses for Deployed Teachers|
Permits the Board of Education to extend a three- year provisional license an additional year for each school year or portion thereof for which a teacher is activated or deployed for military service. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+HB809ER...
|UT||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Educator Standards|
Provides definitions, standards for educators as role models, standards for educators to maintain a safe learning environment, standards for professional educator, responsibility for compliance with school district policies and standards for professional educa...
|GA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Teacher 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...
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Certificate Renewal Guidelines|
Amends section 507 of Bulletin 746, Standards for State Certification of School Personnel, concerning VTIE, CTTIE, and CTTIE-1 Certificates Renewal Guidelines. The change will allow individuals with a valid Louisiana teaching certificate to use three years of ...
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Out-of-Field Authorization to Teach|
Amends a section of Bulletin 746, Standards for State Certification of School Personnel, concerning out-of-field authorization to teach (OFAT). This change in policy will allow an individual to renew an Out-of-Field Authority to Teach (OFAT) by attempting the...
|Teacher Preparation and Certification|
Provides for an increase in teacher certification fees; provides for the review and approval of teacher preparation institutions and their subject specialty programs.
|AK||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||QUALIFYING SCORES FOR TEACHERS COMPETENCY|
4 AAC 12.310
Allows the use of certain other states basic competency examinations for the purpose of teacher certification to meet the Alaska requirement. ALASKA 3557
|MO||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
20 CSR 2255-4.010
Proposes rules regarding continuing education program licensure and approval. Specifies the hours of continuing education for credit. ...
|OH||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12||Background Checks|
H.B. 190 - Multiple Components
• Requires school districts, educational service centers, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to request criminal records checks for all job applicants and employees, not merely those whose duties entail the care of children.
|ID||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Teacher and administrator certification|
Sec. 0708Allows a three year interim certificate to be issued to any Idaho-trained educator whose certificate has expired. Allows educators holding current certificates from recognized, accredited foreign institutions of education to be issued a three year int...
|Adult education, teacher certification|
5 CSR 80-800.280
Amends rule to incorporate 2007 changes. Updates application process for Adult Education and Literacy certificate in Compendium of Missouri Certification Requirements. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.260
Amends rule to incorporate changes in 2007. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.270
Amends rule to incorporate changes in the Compendium for 2007. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
|MO||Adopted 10/2007||Postsec.||Teaching Quality-Certification|
5 CSR 80-800.220
Deletes the certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.230
Amends to update certification requirements in Compendium of Missouri Certification Requirements. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.350
Amends rule to incorporate 2007 Compendium changes. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.200
Amends rules to incorporate changes in the Compendium of Missouri Certification Requirements. Deletes the requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.380
Amends rule to incorporate 2007 Compendium changes. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
5 CSR 80-800.360
Amends rule to incorporate 2007 Compendium changes. Deletes the certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
|SD||Adopted 10/2007||Postsec.||TEACHER CERTIFICATION, STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION|
SDR 24:15:03:08, :10, :43:01:01, :02:02, :08, :09:03
Amends rules to allow school service specialists to add a teaching program to their current certificate upon completion of a full degree. Requires that non- public and tribal schools follow the same standards for accreditation, and that all schools submit a "p...
|VT||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||EDUCATOR LICENSING|
16 VSA 164(5), -1691a, -1692, -1695, -1697, -1792(a), -1751, -59
Amends rules pertaining to Career and Technical (CTE) educator licensing. The goals of the changes to the CTE endorsements are to:
· break down the wall between "regular" education and career and technical education endorsements, in support of the broader goa...
|AK||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS|
4 AAC 12.040 thru .900 (Non Seq)
Deals with general standards for certification of professional teachers. ALASKA 3593...
|NY||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Teacher 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||Postsec.||Teacher quality|
Deletes the staff development requirement for certificate for instruction delivered in English to limited-English-proficient pupils. Requires the holder of a preliminary multiple subject teaching credential, preliminary single subject teaching credential, or p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||teaching quality|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue and renew visiting faculty permits authorizing instruction in departmentalized classes to individuals satisfying specified requirements, including having at least 3 years of full-time teaching experie...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2007||Postsec.||Beginning teacher|
Makes a exclusion from the definition of a beginning teacher. Deletes specific exemptions described in existing law and instead exempt a person who has passed the state basic skills proficiency examination at least once, achieved a passing score on the Graduat...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Pre-service Safety Education Instruction|
Requires the curriculum for preservice teachers to include instruction in safety education. Provides that this instruction must be appropriate to the grade level of the teaching certificate. Provides this instruction may be by specific courses in safety educat...
|LA||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Duration of Foreign Language Specialist Certificate PK-8|
Allows the Foreign Language Specialist Certificate PK-8 to be valid for six years due to changes in the visa requirements. Page 10 of 79: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0708/0708RUL.pdf...
|NJ||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Professional Licensure Standards|
Amends rules pertaining to professional licensure and standards. Strengthens the State licensure system based on professional standards for pre-service preparation, certification and professional development. Increases selected licensing fees. Establishes new ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Certification of Legal Aliens|
From bill analysis on New York State United Teachers Web site: Extends for another five years (to 2012), chapter 658 of the laws of 2002, which enabled a legal resident whose immigration status is that of a lawful permanent U.S. resident and who would otherwis...
|AL||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Education|
Repeals and replaces rules to require background clearance for admission to the internship and to clarify field experience requirements for graduate programs. Adds an option for teachers of American Sign Language. Prepares individuals for certification in Spor...
|The Readiness Project|
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.
The plan will include recommenda...
|Postsecondary Specialist Certificate|
Provides certification to meet the special needs of virtual schools, distant education and public school/postsecondary partnerships. Promotes greater flexibility and increased content competency among teachers and valid certification for higher education facul...
|MD||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Child Care Credential Program - Incentives|
COMAR 13A.14.09.02-.07, .08, .09
Provides an incentive for licensed child care program administrators to increase their program management knowledge and skills by establishing an Administrator's Credential. Assists eligible child care professionals with the cost of early care and education co...
|TX||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Waivers to Extend Generalist Certificates|
19 TAC 184.108.40.206
Amends rules regarding generalist certificates to provide legal authority to school districts with approved waivers to extend the assignments of Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 certificate holders to teach in self-contained classrooms for Grades 5 and 6 if...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Lifetime Teacher Certification|
Provides for lifetime certification for teachers after 50 years of teaching.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Teacher Licensure Renewal Requirements|
Directs the state board to adopt a policy requiring teachers to take credits in their academic subject area as part of the licensure renewal process.
|LA||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Extended Endorsement License (EEL)|
Allows for the issuance of an Extended Endorsement License (EEL) to individuals who hold standard state teaching certificates (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Type C, Type B, Type A, or Out-of-State), pass the current PRAXIS content exam(s) required for the area in...
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Teacher certification|
Amends the Teacher Credentialing Law. Requires the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing to establish a nonpersonally identifiable education identification number for each educator to whom it issues a credential to provide service in the public scho...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Lateral Entry Requirements|
Modifies the requirements for participation in a community college lateral entry program for teacher training.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Reading Instruction Requirement for Teachers|
Provides for the extension of the requirement that a teacher, in order to advance to a professional certification, must complete a course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differential inst...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Inactive Status|
H.B. 842 -- Section on Inactive Certification Status
Section 6 (Section 1205.2) is amended to require the provision of 31 days notice prior to the time a professional educator's license is placed on inactive status. Allows for appeal.
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Automatic Revocation of Teaching Certificate|
Provides that the state board shall automatically revoke the license of a licensed teacher or administrator without the right to a hearing upon receiving verification of the identity of the teacher or administrator together with a certified copy of a criminal ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Out-of-State Certified Teachers in Nonpublic Schools|
Provides that any teacher who holds a valid out-of-state teaching certificate, has at least four years of successful teaching experience in another state as determined by the board, and and has completed one year of employment as a teacher in a Louisiana nonpu...
|ME||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||Qualifying Exams for Teachers and Administrators|
Amends rules relating to the qualifying examinations for teachers, education specialists and administrators. MAINE 8619
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Autism Awareness Teacher Training|
A.B. 4055; S.B. 2558
Requires candidates for teaching certificates and current teachers to receive instruction in autism awareness and methods of teaching students with autism.
|SC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||American Board for the Certification of the Teacher Excellence Act|
Enacts the American Board for the Certification of the Teacher Excellence Act so as to provide that a school district may hire individuals who are certified by the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) pursuant to certain condition...
|FL||Vetoed 06/2007||P-12||Requirements for English Language Learner Teachers|
Relates to public school educator certification; relates to English for Speakers of Other Languages Educators; specifies inservice requirements for educators who provide English for Speakers of Other Languages instruction. Changes requirements for number of in...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Teachers with Licenses from Other States|
Authorizes the board of education to issue Hawaii teaching licenses to teachers with licenses from other states whose licensing standards are equivalent to or higher than Hawaii's. Directs the state board to pursue full teacher license reciprocity with all oth...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Temporary Certification Period|
Requires the temporary certification period of an educator employed by a school district that has constructed or expanded at least one instructional facility as a result of increased student enrollment due to action taken under the Defense Base Closure and Rea...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Students May Not Be Named|
Amends Section 21.12, Penal Code, by adding Subsection (d), to prohibit the name of a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school and involved in an
improper relationship with an educator from being released to the public and prov...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Qualifications License to Teach|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Disclosure of Suspected Child Abuse|
Upon request from a law enforcement agency, the Department of Human Services or the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, a school district is required to provide the records of investigations of suspected child abuse by a school employee or former schoo...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Middle School Teacher Licensure|
(Joint Resolution) Teachers who hold a professional certificate and who have three or more years of experience teaching in middle grades within the past five years on or before July 1, 2009, will be awarded middle level certification in each subject area in wh...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Employment of Teachers with Expired License.|
Amends current law to require districts to maintain an employee in a position of employment rather than suspend employment for failure to maintain a valid license if the lapse of the employee's license occurs during a time that school is in session. Requires t...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternative Certification Teacher Programs|
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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
Requires an individual to have training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, removing obstructions to a person's airway and the Heimlich maneuver before obtaining an initial license as a teacher.
Creates a new chapter on care of students with diabetes. Requires...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Grant Program to Promote Professional Teaching Standards|
H.F. 2245 [Professional Teaching Standards]
Establishes grant program to promote professional teaching standards through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Establishes teacher eligibility criteria, application process and amount of grant awards for accepted teachers.
|UT||Adopted 05/2007||P-12||Licensing Routes|
Amends rules concerning licensing routes. Provides new requirementsfor testing in areas specific to No Child Left Behind.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Written Warning or Reprimand|
Adds two provisions for which the board may issue a written warning or reprimand to the individual, suspend the individual's teaching license, or revoke the individual's teaching license: If the individual knowingly taught without having met state standards fo...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development|
Enacts provisions addressing a state leadership academy, teacher preparation and certification programs, teacher professional development programs, and a teacher recruitment
program are enacted.
Establishes a public-private partnership to develop, pilot, and...
|MD||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Natl. Board for Prof. Teaching Standards Certification Aid|
H.B. 275; S.B. 57
Includes the renewal of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as part of the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; increases the maximum number of teachers who...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Study of teacher certification|
Requests that the House Interim Committee on Education and the Senate Interim Committee on Education study degree programs at institutions of higher education in the state, the courses required for degree completion, the number of hours required for a secondar...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Ethics|
S.B. 274 (Teacher Certification)
Sections 23 and 24 of the act amend the provisions of Arkansas Code 6-17-410 and 6-17-414 concerning issuance of new teacher licenses, and employment of nonlicensed personnel who have criminal backgrunds. Act adds new criminal offenses to the list of offense...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Traveling quality teachers|
Establishes the Arkansas Traveling Teacher Program to assist rural and/or small districts in providing appropriately certified licensed teachers to teach required courses in grades 9-12; requires written agreement between teacher and district on the number of ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
Requires the state Board of Education to prescribe uniform college level preparatory and grade point average requirements for teacher preparation.
(Act No. 846)
|MD||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Policies|
S.B. 57; H.B. 275
Includes the renewal of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as part of the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; increases the maximum number of teachers who...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Alternative Level Two and Three Licensure|
Allows alternative level two and three licensure for persons with Post- Baccalaureate Degrees and Post-Secondary Teaching or Administration experience.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||assessments and teacher license|
S.B. 274 (Technical corrections)
Act makes corrections in code including modifying references to state-mandated tests or benchmark exams to references to "augmented, criterion-referenced or norm-referenced assessments" and changing the term "certified" to "licensed", repealing and amending ou...
|SD||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Pedagogy, Test Exemption|
Amends rules to allow those teachers who have experience and request certification to be exempt from the pedagogy test that measures "how do I teach"and not to require those that let their certificate that lapses to have to take all the content tests in their ...
|CO||Vetoed 03/2007||P-12||Physical Education Teacher Qualifications|
Explains certification and experience requirements for physical education teachers.
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Certificate & Endorsement Tuition Reimbursement|
Allows tuition and fees for courses taken for the renewal of a teaching certificate or to gain an additional endorsement in a shortage area to be reimbursed by the department of education. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2007_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/HB25...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Permanent Certification Requirements; 21st Century Learner Fellows & Retirement Benefits|
Until a professional educator qualifies for a permanent certificate, requires the educator who has a certificate based on a bachelor's degree to complete the following within five years from the date the certificate first became valid:
(1) File an application...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Alternative Teacher Program|
Allows for the extension of alternative teacher programs and contracts beyone one year.
|LA||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Certification of ROTC Instructors|
Allows the issuance of an ancillary ROTC certificate to an individual who has retired from the active duty in the military or who has been officially recommended by the appropriate branch of the military service, with certification by the appropriate Departmen...
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Required score|
4 AAC 04.210(d)
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Adds a new paragraph to set out required scores for the teaching of certain foreign languages. ALASKA 3404
|UT||Adopted 01/2007||P-12||Highly Qualified Teacher Grant Program|
Establishes a grant program to assist teachers in achieving the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification as a Highly Qualified Teacher; provides for standards and procedures for distribution of grant funds and responsibilities of grant ...
|UT||Adopted 01/2007||P-12||Online Educator Licensure|
Provides for an online educator licensing process, including definitions, procedures, audits, license applicant and license holder responsibilities, license costs, and standards for licensing records. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-512.htm...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Transfer of Confidential Information, Professional Misconduct|
H.B. 79-- Secs. 5153.175, 5126.253
Requires that information about professional misconduct or child abuse or neglect committed by a person licensed by the State Board of Education be submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction; requires a criminal records check prior to renewing an ed...
|IA||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Testing for teachers who are not prepared by state institutions|
IAC 282-14.103(272), 14.103(1), 14.103(2), 282- 14.115(272),14.120(1)
Adds a testing requirement for individuals who apply for licensureafter completing a teacher education program at a non-Iowa institution. IOWA 4607...
|GA||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Teacher Preparation and Certification|
GAC 505-2-.05, .06, .25, .38, .150, .162, .163, .165, .202, .204, .205, .206; 505-3-.16, -.85
Clarifies various rules regarding certification, including certificaton for interns, non-renewable professionals, teaching endorsements, safety and driver education endorsement, school counseling, school psychology, and speech and language pathology. Establish...
|MS||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||New Endorsement Codes for Advanced Placement Teachers|
Proposes administrative rules regarding new endorsement codes for courses taught by Advance Placement teachers.
|MS||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Class AA Educator License|
Proposes rules to establish a Class AA Educator License. Specifies Athletic Administrator for the degree Master of Science in Interscholastic Administration. Educators earning this license may only serve as Athletic Director and not in any other administrative...
|OR||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
OAR 584-017-0120 through 584-100-0006 non seq
Expands special education elementary authorization to allow special edteachers to be properly assigned in middle and junior high school. Clarifies experience and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Clarifies requirements for Standard Teachi...
|ID||11/01/2006 Pending Legislative Review 10/2006||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Certification, State Content Standards|
Modifies teacher certification requirements to make it easier for teachers certified outside of Idaho meet the state's highly qualified teacher requirements for purposes of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. (pages 44-48 of 159)
Amends teacher certification...
|LA||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Minimum PRAXIS Scores for Certification|
Aligns PRAXIS PPST scores with those of the University of Louisiana System in score requirements for reading, writing and math, effective July 2007. Also raises minimum scores in those areas effective July 2010. These changes raise standards for entry into alt...
|ACT/SAT Scores for Teacher Certification|
Allows prospective teachers to use ACT composite score of 22 or SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030 as alternative to taking PRAXIS I PPST exams. Pages 52-55 of 133: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...
|LA||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Standards 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...
|MO||Rule Adoption 10/2006||P-12||Innovative, Alternative Professional Education Programs|
5 CSR 80-805.030
Provides greater flexibility for institutionsoffering innovative and alternative programs for the certification of professional educators.
|NH||Rule Adoption 10/2006||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Ed 507, Ed 612
Clarifies competencies for all elementary teachers and increases emphasis on the content areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies and science for the purpose of insuring that elementary teachers certified in the state have the competencies in the co...
|DE||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||High School Bilingual Teacher Certification|
14 DAC 1537
Clarifies rules regarding the Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Secondary. Requires a test of knowledge in addition to academicpreparation for the issuance of a Standard Certificate. DELAWARE 1879
|DE||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Special Education Teachers|
14 DAC 1570
Clarifies rules regarding Standard Certificate Early Childhood Teacher Special Education. Requires a test of knowledge in addition to academic preparation for the issuance of a Standard Certificate. DELAWARE 1881
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Certification|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish an optional early childhood education credential for kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 that is to be built into the multiple subject teaching credential. Provides that it is equivalent to the multiple...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||NBPTS Fees and Test Exemption; Teaching Fellowships|
Authorizes state funds to school districts for fees of teachers who seek certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards employed by districts or charter schools to teach in state public schools. Provides a certified person is not req...
|Teacher Certification - Early Completion|
Recasts, and adds additional requirements to, the entrance requirements for the early program completion option for interns who are accepted to a single subject teaching credential program by a school district....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12|
|Teacher Certification Policies and Requirements|
Requires the amount of funding a school district receives under a teacher credentialing grant be adjusted based on changes in the number of participating credential candidates, adjusted for inflation. Provides that a clear or professional clear teaching or ser...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Teacher Certification and Assignments|
Authorizes a teacher with a designated subjects teaching credential or a service credential with a special class authorization to be assigned to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English, if the teacher completes, or enrolls in, speci...
|NJ||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Special Education Instructional Certificate Requirements|
Amends rules concerning Special Education Instructional Certificate requirements. http://www.state.nj.us/njded/code/current/title6a/chap9.pdf (see pg. 153)...
|NH||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectural Functioning (SAIF)|
Ed 507.19; Ed 614.08
Relates to the education and experience requirements for certificationas a SAIF, as well as the skills, competencies, and knowledge requirements.Clarifies the various types of certification that can qualify a person for SAIFcertification. Requires the program ...
|KS||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure Regulations|
K.A.R. 91-1-201, -202, and -205
Changes licensure regulations for teachers of early childhood education. ...
|AL||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Approaches to Certification|
Establishes rules regarding approaches to certification.
|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...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Teaching Certificate Applicability For Grade 6|
Provides that a person holding a valid state secondary level teaching certificate is certified to teach grade 6 in the subject areas of the endorsements on the certificate. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2006-PA-0334.pdf...
|IN||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensing|
515 IAC 8-1, -21, -35, 28-2-6 and 515 IAC 9-1, -2, 1-2-2
Clarifies rules to add a definition to reflect that the responsibility for teacher licensing has been transferred to the Department of Education. ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Certification|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Relates to an early childhood certificate. Provides that the student teaching portion of the practical experience may be satisfied through placement in any of grades pre-kindergarten through 3, provi...
|Requirements for Teachers of English Language Learners|
603 CMR 7.00
Removes the current requirement that English Language Learners (ELL)license candidates pass a second subject-matter test. Relieves already-licensedteachers who seek to add ELL at the grade levels they teach from the requirementto complete a 150-hour practicum....
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||School Personnel Licensure|
Title 126, Series 136
Amends rules outlining the minimum requirements for various licenses for educators and paraprofessionals wishing to work in W. Virginia public schools; outlines requirements for educators wishing to qualify for an advanced salary classification. http://www.wvs...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Elementary Science Teachers and Curriculum|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate and provide instruction in an experimental science c...
|MI||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Teaching Certificate Suspension/Revocation Hearing|
Allows for administrative hearings for the suspension and revocation of Michigan Teaching Certificate by telephone, video conference, or other electronic media if the teacher is incarcerated at the time of the hearing. http://www.state.mi.us/orr/emi/adminco...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Failure to Disclose Sex Offense|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Includes as unprofessional conduct for which a certificate may be suspended the failure to disclose on an employment application a previous conviction for a sex offense or any other offense committed...
|IA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Renewal 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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Behavior Analyst|
Defines behavior analyst to mean a person who is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to provide special education to students with disabilities. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4987lv.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Teacher Certification Testing Data|
Requires the state board to collect and maintain all of the following data for each institution of higher education engaged in teacher preparation in the state:
(1) The number of individuals taking the test of basic skills.
(2) The number of individuals passin...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Needs of Autistic Children|
Requires special education teachers and special education administrators to be trained in the needs of autistic children. Authorizes the commissioner of education to create special certification for teachers and administrators in the area of children with auti...
|WA||Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Educator Preparation & Certification Authority|
WAC 181-77-001, -003, -005, -014, -015, -031
Complies with state legislation shifting rule-making authority and governance for educator preparation and certification from the State Board of Education to the Professional Educator Standards Board. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/14/06-14-010.htm...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Certification & Low-income Schools|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teaching Shortages and Licensure/Revocation|
Directs the commissioner of education to annually convene a meeting of directors of Vermont educator preparation programs and representatives of school boards, superintendents, principals, educators, and the Vermont standards board to determine subject and geo...
|SC||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Teacher Quality and Certification|
Amends rules to create the need for restructuring the state system for training, certifying and evaluating teachers. Addresses the add-on certification, paraprofessionals, the definition of highly qualified teachers, and the suspension and revocation of educat...
|UT||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Conditional License for Teachers Who Fail Content Test|
Requires any educator who submits a score below the final state score on a content test to be issued a nonrenewable conditional Level 1 license. Provides that if the educator fails to submit a passing score on a rigorous state board-designated content test dur...
|Master Science Teacher Certificates|
19 TAC 7.239.E.239.104
Establishes certification requirements for master science teachers to ensure that there are teachers with special training to mentor other teachers and work with students in order to improve student science performance. TEXAS 99647...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Computer Skill Competency and Certification Renewal|
Provides that, should the professional standards commission include a requirement to requirement to demonstrate computer skill competency for certification renewal, the rules and regulations must provide that a certificated educator may elect to meet the requi...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Reading Instruction Requirement for Teacher Certification|
Requires reading instruction as a mandatory element of teacher education curriculum and requires certification of teacher competence in reading instruction.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Drug Testing|
H.B. 341 Section 4
Requires a teacher who has been disciplined for illegal use of controlled substances to submit to random or periodic drug testing for up to 12 months after the disciplinary action as a condition of retaining employment. Provides that a teacher whose certifica...
|IL||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Accrediting Units in Teacher Preparation Programs|
23 IAC 25.100, 115, 125, 127, 142, 145, 147, 155, 160, 165, 225, 444,490, 710, 720, Appendix E
Establishes rules regarding the system for accrediting educational units in institutions that prepare educators and approving their respective preparation programs, so as to identify places in these processes where duplication of effort or reporting could be e...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Out-of-State Certification|
Requires an individual coming from another state, who is applying for a Louisiana teaching certificate, to have completed a teacher preparation program in another state. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0604/0604RUL.pdf (starting page 6 of 106)...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Early Childhood PK-3 Certification|
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)...
|AR||Rule Adoption 04/2006||P-12||Addition of Areas of Licensure or Endorsement|
Implements new additions to the rules governing the addition of areas of licensure or endorsement to an existing teaching license. Deletes rules that have expired or are no longer needed, clarifies definitions and requirements for adding additional areas and e...
|Physical Education Teacher Certification|
Concerns physical education teachers employed by school districts; prohibits a school district from employing as a physical education teacher a person who does not hold a physical education endorsement on his or her teacher license or who is not highly qualifi...
|GA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Preparation Programs|
GAC 505-3-.40 thru .43
Establishes rules regarding educator preparation programs for grades 6-12 geography, history, economics, and political science to replace existing "broad field" Social Science certification area.
|OH||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Supplemental Teaching License|
A one-year supplemental teaching license, renewable two times, shall be issued at the request of the superintendent of a city, educational service center, local, exempted
village, non public, or joint vocational school district to an individual who is deemed t...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||National Board Certified Teacher Pilot Program|
S.B. 458; H.B. 652
Establishes the National Board Certified Teacher Pilot Program in the State Department of Education; authorizes the State Superintendent of Schools to select a specified number of public school systems and public schools to participate in the Program; requires...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Maryland Alternative Teaching Opportunity Program|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Reading Instruction Requirements|
Establishes additional reading instruction requirements for the renewal of an elementary teacher's provisional teaching certificate, or the advancement of the teacher's certification to professional certification, beginning July 1, 2007.
|ND||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Credentials and Instructional Standards|
NDAC 67-11-01-01, thru 01-07.1 non-seq, 67-15-02-01 thru 02-07non-seq, 67-19-01-01 thru 01-43 non-seq, 67-20-01-01 thru 01-08, 67-22-01-01thru 01-03, 67- 24-01 thru -01-07
Amends administrative rules pertainingto credentials for Title I coordinator, library media, special education director, special education strategist, and reconfiguration ofinstructional days, high school summer school payments, and entrance standards or high ...
|TN||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Teacher Licenses|
Outlines reasons for suspension, denial and revocation of license.Provides process for restoration a of license. TENNESSEE 9886
|Teacher Test Scores for Licensure|
Amends examinations and required scores for licensure as a beginning teacher. TENNESSEE 9885
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
Requires that a teacher from another state be awarded a teaching certificate for a comparable grade level and subject area valid in the public schools of this state, if he or she:
(A) Holds a valid teaching certificate or a certificate of eligibility issued b...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
Allows the governing body of a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school to hire an individual who is in the process of obtaining a teacher's license under the transition to teaching program, if the individual is obtaining a license in a subject are...
|OH||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Temporary Licenses|
Provides rules for temporary licenses. Deletes a number of provisions that allowed temporary licenses to be issued in certain areas of teaching. Retains others. OHIO 12584
|CO||To governor 03/2006||P-12|
|Licensure for Teachers in Residence and Alternative Routes|
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...
|NM||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure|
Relates to entry level licensure requirements for history, geography, economics, civics and government teachers K-12. Requires passage of content area assessment for endorsement.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Education|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Education|
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...
|TX||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates|
19 TAC 220.127.116.11, .8, .10, .12, .14, .15
Addresses certificates for career and technology education. Requires experience and preparation in a skill area and languages other than english. Provides for the issuance of new categories of classroom teaching certificates beginning on September 1, 2005.Simi...
|TX||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements|
19 TAC 7.232.B.232.850, .851
Establishes a prorated schedule of CPE hours that may be used byeducators seeking to renew multiple classes of standard certificates issued with different effective dates during the same five year renewal cycle. Adds CPE requirements for holders of school libr...
OAC 3301-23-20 thru -22
Rescinds rules relating to endorsement and validation of certificates for teaching, and requirements for certificate renewal.
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Out-of-Field Authorities to Teach|
Grants a school district the option of a two-year renewal of Out-of-Field Authorities to Teach (OFAT) for individual pursuing certification in special education areas.
AGENCY CONTACT: Nina A Ford, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol...
|IA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Qualifications 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...
|DE||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Teacher 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...
|DE||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Teacher Alternative Certification - Rule Clarification|
14 DAC 1519
Clarifies rules regarding the organization and operation of the alternative routes for teacher licensure and certification program, which provides a vehicle for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in a content area appropriate to secondary education to pa...
|OK||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Competencies for Licensure|
Amends rules concerning teacher education and certification with regard to competencies for licensure. Adds the reading competencies for elementary teachers to the competencies for special education teachers....
|OK||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Teacher Education and Certification|
Amends rules concerning teacher education and certification withregard to competencies for licensure. Adds the reading competencies forelementary teachers to the competencies for special education teachers. OKLAHOMA 13921...
|LA||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Exclusion from the Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program|
Provides for the exclusion from the Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program for those teachers from other states who provide National Board of Professional Teaching Standards or appropriate evaluation results from their immediate previous teaching assignment...
|CA||Rejected by voters 11/2005||P-12||Teacher Tenure Waiting Period|
Ballot Measure 4 (Proposition 74)
Increases length of time required before a teacher may become a permanent employee to five complete consecutive school
years. Authorizes school boards to dismiss a permanent teaching employee who receives two consecutive unsatisfactory performance evaluations....
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Personnel Conduct|
NMAC 6.60.9, 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Sets minimal standards of accepted ethical behavior and professional conduct in education that are applicable to all licensed school personnel, instructional personnel under contract, including any other person who provides instructional services in a school b...
|NC||ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE 2006 SESSION 10/2005||P-12||Hiring of teachers|
AN ACT to amend the teacher certification law to facilitate the hiring of teachers. Vetoed 8/05.
|Preliminary Credentials for Individuals without Teaching Certificate|
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...
|NC||(H) RE-REFERRED COMMITTEE ON RULES, CALENDAR, AND OPERATIONS OF THE HOUSE 10/2005||P-12||Facilitate hiring of teachers|
AN ACT to amend the teacher certification law to facilitate the hiring of teachers. Vetoed 8/05.
|OR||Adopted 10/2005||P-12||Licensing Requirements|
OAR 584-017-0110, -036-0055, -038-0004, -040-0005, - 060-0011, -0021, -100-0046
Amends rules regarding licensing requirements. Incorporates fee increases due to finger printing cost increases with the State Police. Allows Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) to add middle-level endorsements onto Basic and Standard Teaching Li...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 09/2005||P-12||Substitute 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...
|RI||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||Requirements for Middle School Endorsement|
Establishes rules regarding the requirements for Middle School Endorsement. Outlines completion of an approved college program of preparation of middle level educators. RHODE ISLAND REG 2448 (SN)...
|RI||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||I-Plan Certification Renewal Process|
Sections 1.0 through 9.0
Establishes rules regarding the Individual Professional Development Plan (I-Plan) process for renewal of professional educator certificates. RHODE ISLAND REG 2444 (SN)...
|TX||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||Emergency Certificate for 2005-2006 School Year|
19 TAC 7.230.O.230.465
Establishes new rules regarding an emergency certificate for the 2005-2006 school year for educators serving in public schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Provides for issuance of a nonrenewable certificate for the 2005-2006 school year for educators servin...
|ME||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Certification, Authorization and Approval of Personnel|
Establishes emergency regulation to permit the Department of Education to certify persons who are teaching theater arts or dance in the State as of October 1, 2005, and who hold a valid certificate to teach in the State and have completed a minimum of two year...
|SD||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Federal Requirements for Teachers|
SDCR 24:05:25:06, 27:01.01 thru 01.06, 04.01, .02, 08.01 thru .04, 27:09, 12, 13.02, 15 thru .03, 16, 18, 19.01, 30:06.01, 15:02:08, 03:01, 03, .01, 06, 08 thru 10, 06:02
Aligns rules with the federal 2004 IDEA legislation. Enables districts to inform in-service teachers about the federal new requirements. Allows educators additional means of adding endorsements and authorizations to their certificates. Increases certification ...
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||One Year Alternate Route License|
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)...
|WV||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Licensure of Personnel|
Title 126, Series 136
Amends rules relating to minimum requirements for the licensure of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Amends rules regarding advanced salary classifications. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4652 (SN)...
|OR||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Continuing Education and Licensing Requirements|
OAR 339-010-0005 thru -020-0100
Amends rules concerning continuing education and licensing requirements. Makes the continuing education (CE) rule the same for all categories (deletes the exemption for new graduates and the differences between licensees from other states). Creates a separate ...
|ME||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Qualifying Examinations for Teachers and Administrators|
Amends rules relating to qualifying examinations for teachers and administrators, to include content knowledge and teaching skills examinations and the passing scores for each are incorporated into this rule. Includes a waiver of the Praxis I and Praxis II exa...
|VA||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Licensure 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...
|NM||Rule Adoption 07/2005||P-12||Licensure/Continuing Professional Education Requirement|
Relates to licensure and continuing professional education requirements. NEW MEXICO REG 4322 (SN)...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Hearings on Teacher License Suspension|
Requires the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (rather than an administrative law judge) to conduct any hearing that results from the suspension of the teaching license of a teacher under ORS 342.553. http://www.leg.state.or.us/05reg/measpdf/sb0001.di...
|OR||Adopted 07/2005||P-12||Initial, Preliminary, and Continuing Licenses|
OAR 584-060-0011, -0012, -0013, -0021, -100-0046
Amends rules regarding Initial, Preliminary, and Continuing Teaching Licenses. Reduces the term of the Initial Teaching License from five years to three years. Reduces the term of the Renewal of the Initial Teaching License from five years to three years. Remo...
|PA||Adopted 07/2005||P-12||Bridge Certificate Process|
22 PA. Code Ch. 403
Establishes emergency rules extending the deadline for certain teachers to become highly qualified, as required by the NCLB, through the Bridge Certificate process, an alternative evaluation system for certain teachers. Relates to highly qualified teachers to ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Teacher Recruitment and Education|
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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2005||P-12||Denial of Licenses|
14 DAC 1513
Amends regulation relating to Denial of Licenses by adding 'Certificates' to the title and to the content of the regulation. Clarifies that the Department may refuse to issue a license or certificate to an applicant who fails to meet the prerequisites for a li...
|MT||Rule Adoption 06/2005||P-12||Educator Licensure|
ARM 10.57.102, .104, .201
Establishes rules regarding educator licensure. Includes definitions, 'Student Teaching/Supervised Practice', and 'General Provisions To Issue Licenses'. MONTANA REG 4706 (SN)...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Generic Teacher Certification|
Joint resolution to approve regulations of the state board of education; The state board promulgated amendments to R 43-243.4, Utilization of Generic Teacher Certification, that will allow persons holding a generic teaching certificate issued by the state depa...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 136. 05/2005||P-12||Revises provisions governing appointment of hearing officers in certain cases involving licensed educational personnel.|
AN ACT relating to educational personnel; revising provisions governing the appointment of a hearing officer in cases involving the demotion, dismissal or refusal to reemploy licensed educational personnel and in cases involving the suspension or revocation of...
|MS||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Highly Qualified Status for Veteran Teachers|
Adds new formula for determining 'highly qualified' status for veteran teachers. Amends Highly Qualified Teacher Criteria to include an addendum to establish a High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE). The adoption of the HOUSSE plan would...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Competency Tests for Initial Licensure|
Establishes rules regarding competency tests for initial licensure. NEVADA REG 3701 (SN)...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Ability to Sign Contracts|
An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-101. Allows a board of education to enter into written contracts for the ensuing fiscal year prior to the beginning of the year with persons who are not certified or licensed to teach as long as the ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Secondary Mathematics Endorsements Approved for Fifth Grade|
Beginning July 1, 2005, any teacher with certification or endorsement to teach mathematics at the secondary level may teach mathematics in grade five. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2005-06HB/hb1273_enr.rtf...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Teacher Certification|
The bill adds to existing requirements for receiving a teaching certificate that candidates must possess the minimum of a bachelor's degree or hold a certificate of eligibility issued by another state that certifies he or she meets all the requirements of the ...
|OR||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||Authorizations and Endorsements|
OAR 584-017-0130, -0140, -036-0015, -060-0051
Amends rules concerning authorizations and endorsements. Adds middle-level endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science and Science to Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses. Clarifies scope of middle-level endorsement on a high school authorization. Adds m...
|MN||EFFECTIVE DATE RETROACTIVE FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 05/2005||P-12|
A bill for an act relating to education; providing for consecutive teaching experience for a teacher whose probationary employment is interrupted by military service.
|FL||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Certification Examinations|
Adopts the tenth edition of Competencies and Skills Required for Teacher Certification. http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/ftce/ftcecomp.htm...
|SD||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||One-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...
|NM||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||Licensure/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...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Alternative Certification|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing|
Providing for a Certification Endorsement for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Directs the State Board of Education
(SBE) to develop a teaching endorsement for teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Requires the SBE to adopt certificat...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educator Certification|
Credits earned by certificated staff that are used to increase earnings on the salary schedule must be obtained from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting association recognized by rule of the state board of education. Requires the state depa...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||License Renewals and Continuing Education Requirements for Reservists and National Guard Members|
Automatically grants any member of the national guard or any reserve component of the U.S. armed services who serves on active duty for at least 90 consecutive days an extension, without fee, of any annual license or registration otherwise required under any s...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Out of State Employment Applicants|
Authorizes current and past employers, including employers from out of state, to provide information concerning employment applicants out of state employers. Requires districts to request such information. When requests are sent to out-of-state employers, an a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education|
S.B. 1044 (sections 1-10)
Incorporates references to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Expands the definition of "cause" for purposes of waiving or suspending a teacher's license. Among changes to definition, includes knowingly falsifying or directing another to ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||National Board-Certified Teachers and Hard-to-Fill Teaching Disciplines|
S.B. 48 (section 10-12)
Eliminates 10-year cap on number of years a national board-certified teacher may receive the $1,000 annual incentive bonus. Authorizes the state board of education to provide scholarships of $1,100 each to teachers who are accepted to participate in the nation...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||English as a Second Language Requirements|
Establishes rules concerning full (subject matter) competencies for licensure and certification of teachers. Adds English as a Second Language requirements. From analysis: Teachers will have the opportunity to become licensed/certified in English as a Second L...
|OR||Adopted 04/2005||P-12||Site Reviews and Adding Authorizations and Endorsements|
OAR 584-010-0010, -060-0052, -0062
Amends rules concerning site reviews and adding authorizations and endorsements. Increases the period of time between site reviews from five to seven years. Clarifies language relating to adding authorizations and endorsements to teaching licenses. OREGON REG ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Resource Programs|
Renames the Teacher and Administrator Enhancement and Retraining Grant Program the Teacher Opportunity Program. Eliminates requirement that program applicant be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien. Establishes the Dual Certification Ince...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teaching Certificates|
Adds possession of a bachelor's degree and a provision "holds a certificate of eligibility issued by another state and meets all of the requirements of the state for full certification except employment" to requirements for certification. http://www.legis.sta...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Relates to licensing, qualifications, and national certification of teachers.
The superintendent may not approve a school unless: 2. Each classroom teacher is teaching only in those course areas or fields for which the
teacher is licensed or for which the tea...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educator Licensure|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Provisional teacher license|
Changes a level one license to a provisional four-year license for beginning teachers, from three years.
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Removes the teacher licensure fee limitation and allows the state board of education to set the fee for all Kansas teachers and administrators.
Full text: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-bills/showBill.do?id=38642
Fiscal note: http://www.kslegislature.org/...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Certification/Licensure|
The educational standards and practices board, in cooperation with the department of public instruction,
shall enter discussions with officials from each state bordering North Dakota to develop a unified
system of licensure and credential qualifications or rec...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Conditions Not Requiring Certification|
S.B. 1044 (sections 16-17)
States that teacher certification requirements do not apply to persons teaching concurrent credit courses or advanced placement courses who: (i) Are employed by a postsecondary institution; (ii) Meet the qualification requirements of that institution or the d...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Provisional Nonrenewable License Issuance|
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)
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Licensure Qualifications|
Requires the Board of Education, in its regulations governing teacher licensure, to establish criteria and a procedure to allow teachers seeking initial certification to substitute experiential learning in lieu of the coursework required under current teacher ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Licensure By Reciprocity|
Provides for teacher licensure by reciprocity for an individual who has obtained a valid out-of-state license that is in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is made. The individual must establish a file in the Department of Education by su...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Professional Standards|
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...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Conditional Licensure Of Teachers|
Establishes rules regarding conditional licensure of teachers. NEVADA REG 3675 (SN)\
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Suspension Of License In Case Of Disciplinary Hearing|
Establishes rules which authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction to suspend a license, pending a hearing before the State Board of Education, or invalidate non-renewable licenses, if that person is subject to disciplinary action in another state. NEV...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Ineligibility For Elementary License With Only Physical|
Establishes rules which clarify that an individual who carries only a physical education elementary license is not eligible for an elementary license. NEVADA REG 3674 (SN)
|AK||Adopted 02/2005||P-12||Limited Teacher's Certificate|
4 AAC 12.020(a), .043
Proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with 4 AAC 12.020(a) and 4 AAC 12.043. Changes the requirements of a regular Alaska teacher certificate by allowing the department to issue regular Alaska teacher certif...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Standard Certificate Science Teacher Middle Level|
14 DAC 1542
Amends regulation relating to the certification of a science teacher of middle level by removing the requirements for earth science and physical science from this regulation, as middle school science is taught as an integrated science. Aligns the requirements ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Standard Certificate Science Teacher|
14 DAC 1540, 1.0 - 4.0
Amends regulation relating to the Certification for a Science Teacher to clarify some of the requirements for a standard certificate and to add an additional category of certification for integrated science, which is aligned with the Delaware content standards...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Non-Public School Educator Licensure and Certification|
14 DAC 278
Establishes regulation regarding non-public school educator licensure and certification to provide a system for non public school educators to become licensed and certified....
|NC||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Preservice Requirements|
10A NCAC 09 .0710
Clarifies rules regarding preservice requirements for lead teachers, teachers and aides. NORTH CAROLINA REG 5057 (SN)...
|OR||Adopted 12/2004||P-12||Licensing 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...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Speech-Language Pathology License|
Amends the School Code. Amends requirements for a speech-language pathologist who provides speech- language pathology services pursuant to a contract. Relates to a valid temporary license under the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act....
|OH||Adopted 12/2004||P-12||Programs of Internship, Teacher Licensure|
OAC 3301-21-10, -11, -23-30 thru -32, -24-01, -03 thru -05, -07, -08, -25-01 thru -05, -07, -08
Rescinds rules regarding requirements to offer programs of internship, preparation of teachers, high school internship certificates, and provisional high school certificates subsequent to an approved internship program. Amends rules relating to teacher educati...
|DE||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Procedures Manual - Licensing|
8 DEC, 911 Procedures Manual, Appendixes A and B
Amends the State Board of Education Procedures Manual by including licensing of substitute teachers and National Board teachers and removing Delaware Performance Appraisal References from the Approval of Rules and Regulations. Adds and removes certain referenc...
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Standard Certificate Reading Specialist|
14 DAC 1554
Amends regulation relating to the Standard Certificate Reading Specialist, to clarify as to which educators this regulation applies to. ...
|NH||Interim Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Minimum Standards|
Ed 300, 500, 600
Extends existing rules regarding Minimum Standards for School Approval, Individual Certification, and Standards for Graduate Preparation Programs. Provides standards required for the process of process of certification of individuals and requirements for the p...
|WA||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Definitions of Abuse|
WAC 180-88-010 thru -060
Adopts a new chapter to the Board of Education policies. Provides definitions of sexual misconduct, verbal abuse, and physical abuse. Relates to situations of mandatory disclosure and prohibited agreements. WASHINGTON REG 23819 (SN)...
|GA||Adopted 10/2004||P-12||Educator 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...
|LA||Adopted 10/2004||P-12||Reading Competencies for Alternate Certification|
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...
|WA||Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||Continuing Certification|
WAC 180-85-025, -033
Amends rules concerning certification. Updates rules relating to continuing education, definitions, credit hours, professional growth team consultation and collaboration, and school accreditation site visit team participation. WASHINGTON REG 23359 (SN)...
|WA||Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||Limited and Transitional Certificates|
Amends rules to allow educators in all three roles - teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates (ESAs) to be eligible for a transitional certificate as requested by an employing school district, approved private school or educational service di...
|NM||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Provisions/Fees/Licensing/Education/Disciplinary Proced|
NMAC 16.21.1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .7, .8, .10, .11
Establishes rules regarding general provisions, fees, license by exam, license by reciprocity, temporary license, license expiration and renewal, continuing education, lapse of license and reinstatement and disciplinary proceedings. NEW MEXICO REG 4195 (SN)...
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Testing Requirements for Out-of-State Certification Candidates|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to grant an appropriate credential to an applicant from another state who completes teacher preparation that is at least comparable and equivalent to preparation that meets teacher preparation stand...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Reciprocity Requirements|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Deletes the requirement that an out-of-state prepared teacher who is issued a California 5-year preliminary multiple subject, single subject,
or education specialist teaching credential must pass the state basic skills proficiency test, administered by the Com...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Annual Report|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 2: Expands the kind of information to be included in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's annual report to the Legislature and the Governor, including the number of teachers holding an authorization other than internship, emergency credential or cred...
|IA||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Requirements for Special Education Endorsements|
282 IAC 15.3
Modifies the requirements for the director of special education. Clarifies the authorization to include the 'director of special education of an area education agency'. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Current/iac/282iac/28215/28215pp7.pdf...
|IA||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Requirements for Special Education Endorsements|
282 IAC 15.3
Modifies the requirements of the special education consultant. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Current/iac/282iac/28215/28215pp7.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Internship Programs|
Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, until January 1, 2008, to issue district intern credentials authorizing
persons employed by any school district to provide classroom instruction to pupils with mild and moderate disabilities in s...
|DE||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Certification of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher|
14 DAC, 331, 1566, 1.0 - 3.3.12
Amends regulations relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for educational personnel. Changes are made to conform to changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Section is renumbered to reflect its movement to the Pro...
|UT||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Licensing Routes|
Provides for changes to criteria and eligibility requirements for teacher licensing routes. UTAH REG 27270 (SN)...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education Reform and Accountability Act of 2004|
Under the School Employee Benefit Act, provides the prescription drug benefit program shall be maintained on an ongoing, affordable basis, and the cost to school districts shall not exceed the State's actual program costs.
Makes changes to the provisions con...
|WV||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel|
Title 126, Series 136
Amends rules regarding minimum requirements for the licensure of professional/paraprofessional personnel and advanced salary classifications. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4497 (SN)...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Emergency Licenses for Educators|
OAR 584-060-0210, -070-0130, -0410, -080-0171
Establishes rules to allow form issuance of Emergency Licenses to educators, schools counselors, school psychologists, and administrators when a school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect t...
|SC||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Board of Education Initial Certification|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to requirements for initial certification at the advanced level.http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/bills/4885.htm...
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Administrative Procedures Act|
Amends rules concerning the administrative procedures act. Establishes and revises Cut Scores for Praxis II tests as approved by the Commission on Teachers and Administrator Education, Certification and Development. MISSISSIPPI REG 9233 (SN)...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||License Renewal and Advancement|
NMAC 22.214.171.124, .8, thru 12
AFTER JUNE 30, 2004: A. A teacher holding a valid level I license, seeking a level II license must meet the following requirements, which may not be waived or substituted by any other experience: (1) complete three full school years of teaching experience at l...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Educator License Requirements|
NMAC 126.96.36.199, .3, .7, .8
Amends issuing agency, statutory authority, definitions, and requirements relating to applicants seeking an initial educator license....
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Alternative Licensure|
NMAC 188.8.131.52, .6, .8, thru 11
Relates to alternative licensure requirements. ...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Instructional Support Providers|
NMAC 184.108.40.206, .3, .6, thru .11
Amends issuing agency, statutory authority, objectives, definitions, and requirements pertaining to instructional support providers. ...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Educator License Requirements|
NMAC 220.127.116.11, .3, .7, .8, .10
Amends issuing agency, statutory authority, definitions, and requirements relating to applicants seeking an initial educator license. NEW MEXICO REG 4166 (SN)
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12|
|Beginning Teacher Induction Requirements|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to determine that a candidate has fulfilled the induction program requirement if the candidate earned a preliminary teaching credential by completing an accredited internship program of professional preparation ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Pilot Program: Special Education Teacher Preparation|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to participate in a pilot program, which may include the San Joaquin County Office of Education and up to 5 school districts or consortia, to provide teacher preparation programs for teachers of pupils with disa...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Requirements 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) ...
|UT||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Entry Years Enhancement for Quality Teaching|
Amends rules concerning entry years enhancement (EYE) for quality teaching. Provides clarification of who is required to complete the EYE including Level 1 teachers. UTAH REG 27211 (SN)...
|UT||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Educator Licensing and Data Retention|
Amends rules concerning educator licensing and data retention. Provides for consistency with other Board of Education rules. Provides for licensing fees. UTAH REG 27207 (SN)...
|UT||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Special Qualification Authorization|
Repeals rules concerning eminence or special qualification authorization for teaching in the public schools. UTAH REG 27213 (SN)...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Applications for State Residency for Teachers|
Establishes emergency rules to grant individuals from out-of-state applying for a state residency teaching certificate up to one year to take and successfully pass the WEST-B basic skills test. WASHINGTON REG 23414 (SN)...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Out-of-State Teaching Certificate|
Establishes emergency rules to allow teachers who hold the appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a teaching certificate comparable to the residency teacher certificate issued by another sate, who has practiced for at least three y...
|DE||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator Mentoring|
14 DAC 1502
Establishes regulations concerning the duties and responsibilities of educator lead mentors, mentors, and new educators. All educators serving on an Initial License must successfully participate in educator mentoring in order to be eligible for a continuing li...
|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...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Teachers with Endorsed Certificates|
Establishes emergency rules to allow teachers with endorsed certificates to add certain additional endorsements to their certificates through successful passage of the Praxis II subject knowledge test. WASHINGTON REG 23325 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teachers: State Basic Skills Proficiency Test|
Allows the governing board of a school district to hire on a permanent, temporary, or substitute basis a retired certificated person who has taught 15 years or more in a California public school and who meets other specified requirements without demonstrating ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Special Education|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a two-year services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services, solely for the purpose of providing services to deaf and hearing-impaired pupils as a school social worker. Provides t...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator's Professional License|
NDAC 67.1-02-02-, -04, -05, -07, -09
Establishes rules regarding initial licenses, distance learning instructor - definition - qualifications - licensure, two-year and five-year renewals, professional development for license renewal, multicultural education and native american studies, and reentr...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Interim 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12|
|Teaching of Reading Coursework for Certification Candidates|
Eliminates requirement that the applicant have completed three semester hours in the teaching of reading for secondary-level certification, and nine semester hours of such coursework for certification at any level below the secondary level. Requires secondary...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Teacher Licensure By Reciprocity|
Establishes rules regarding teacher licensure by reciprocity. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20170%20teacher%20licensure%20reciprocity.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Emergency Teaching Permits|
Permits the issuance or reissuance of emergency teacher permits for validity periods not to exceed one year as determined by the Commission on Teacher Certification. ftp://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1651-1700/sb_1658_bill_20040622_chaptered.html...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Retired Teachers|
Exempts, for ten years, retired DOE teachers holding a teaching license from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2645_sd1_.htm...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Foreign Language and Bilingual Teacher Regulations|
14 DAC 1528, 1529, 1533, 1537, and 1558
Amends regulations that apply to the requirements for Standard Certificates for Foreign Language and Bilingual Teachers. These amendments reflect the adoption of PRAXIS II qualifying scores for Delaware educators. Additionally, course requirements and requirem...
|SD||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Endorsement Approval/Content Exam/Certification|
24:15:06:01 thru 24:16:10:04 (Non-Seq.)
Amends rules to give the department the authority to grant endorsement level approval, rather than individual universities. Allows students with a previous content specific major to take additional coursework in pedagogy to complete their education degrees and...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Prior Criminal Record in Education Employment|
Allows the state board to disqualify an applicant for employment or for a license, permit or certificate for an occupation, trade or profession based solely on the applicant's possession of a prior criminal record. Legislative digest: http://www.legis.state.la...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||English as a Second Language Instruction|
Concerning English as a second language instruction and in-service training for teachers and teacher preparation courses; requires persons seeking professional educator certification to complete coursework in English as a second language instruction. http://ww...
|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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teachers Licensure Reciprocity and National Certification|
Concerning national board certification; allows nationally board certified teachers with certain teaching experience in another state and the completion of certain educational requirements to qualify for certification in this state. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Certification School Social Work Services|
14 DAC 1582
Amends regulations relating to requirements for a standard certificate. Changes made to comply with statutory changes regarding the licensure and certification of educators. Renumbers and renames Section. (Previously 14 DAC 382) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Re...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Certification Trade And Industrial (T & I) Teacher|
14 DAC 1559
Amends rules to comply with statutory changes regarding licensure and certification of educators. Defines terms and clarifies the requirements for course work by trade and industrial teachers. (Previously 14 DAC 341) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NSF/v...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Standard Certificate Primary Teacher|
14 DAC 1556
Amends rules that apply to the requirements for a standard certificate for an elementary teacher. Renames title and changes the grade span of the certificate for K-4 to K-6. http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NSF/vwRegisters/712/$file/June2004.pdf...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Standard Certificate Middle Level Teacher|
14 DAC 1557
Amends regulation relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for a middle level teacher. Changes grade span from 5-8 to 6-8. Aligns with the No Child Left Behind Act. http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NSF/vwRegisters/712/$file/June2004.pdf...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Standard Certificate|
14 DAC 1516
Amends regulation concerning the requirements for certification of educational personnel. Reflects the upcoming establishment of PRAXIS II scores by the Standards Board and the State Board. http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NSF/vwRegisters/712/$file/June20...
|ND||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Instructional Personnel/Curriculum/Secondary School|
Repeals NDAC 67-19-01-23 thru -29
Repeals rules regarding instructional personnel - curriculum or instructional area director, secondary school teacher qualifications; specific subject area preparation. Addresses Middle Level or Junior High School Teacher Qualifications - general preparation; ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Aid Program for the Certification of Teachers|
Extends the termination provision relating to a certain State and local aid program for the certification of teachers....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Relates to the certification of teachers: application withdrawals and denials for administrative deficiencies; restrictions on application after surrender, revocation or denial of certificate. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/46leg/2r/bills/hb2188s%2Epdf...
|HI||Veto override 05/2004||P-12||Reinventing Education Act of 2004|
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Procedure For Reinstatement Of A Teacher's License|
Revises the procedure for reinstatement of voluntarily surrendered teacher licenses to require a majority vote of all members present of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development. Clarifies that a teach...
|UT||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Educator Licensing Renewal|
"Highly qualified" means a teacher has met the specific requirements of ESEA, NCLB. NCLB Highly Qualified - Secondary. In order to meet the federal requirements under a Highly Objective Uniform Statewide System of Evaluation (HOUSSE), a secondary educator sha...
|AR||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Eligibility & Incentives For Board Certification|
Establishes rules regarding ADE 166, eligibility and financial incentives for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. ARKANSAS REG 3854 (SN) (ADE 166 - http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/national_board_standards.pdf)...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Hawaii Teacher Interstate Agreement|
Enacts the Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1926_.htm...
|NJ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Relates to teacher certification; authorizes the Board of Education to issue a technology education endorsement and an endorsement for industrial arts....
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||Deadline Date for Completing Endorsements for Personnel|
Adopts rules to extend the deadline from July 1, 2004 to August 31, 2004, for teachers to complete requirements for adding endorsements. Allows candidates an additional summer semester to complete the old requirements....
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||PRAXIS Exams and Passing Scores|
Adopts rules to specify the exam and passing score(s) for the following certification areas: Business Education; Middle School Science; and Middle School Social Studies for the standards for certification of school personnel....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
Prohibits local school boards from issuing a previously allowed, valid three-year nonrenewable local eligibility license to special education teachers or any teachers providing instruction in courses that do not represent core academic areas as defined by the ...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teaching Certificate Standards|
Adds the following language: Any teacher who has graduated from a teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and who holds a valid teaching certificate or certificates issued by another state shall be, upon applicati...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter School Teacher Employment|
Amends existing law to require that employment of charter school teachers and administrators shall be on written contract in a form as approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction conditioned upon a valid certificate being held by such profession...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification Requirements|
Authorizes a requirement in technology proficiency for teachers; provides exceptions; provides that a waiver process shall be adopted; provides certain limitations for waivers. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0728.html#engr...
|DE||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Certification of Certain Teaching Positions|
14 DAC 342, 364, 365, 373, 374, and 383
Repeals the following teacher certification categories, due to unnecessary requirements for licensure and certification; endorsement trade and industrial teacher, interpreter tutor for the hearing impaired, resident advisor, coordinator, cooperative occupation...
|DE||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Issuance and Renewal of Continuing License|
14 DAC 1511
Amends rule to clarify some of the requirements for options for renewal of a continuing license and sets forth requirements for professional development providers to issue documentation to educators who participate in professional development activities. http:...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
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...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 03/2004||P-12||Computer Based Alternative Certification|
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...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Certification in the Classroom Teaching Service|
Title 8 NYCRR 80-1.2, 80-2.12, 80-2.13, 80-3.1, 80- 3.5, 80-4.3, 80-5.6 and 80-5.13
Clarifies and corrects omissions in the new requirements for the certification of teachers in the classroom teaching service that became effective on February 2, 2004. NEW YORK REG 16620 (SN)...
|SD||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Implementation 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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Certificates Revocation|
Relating to grounds for the revocation of teacher certificates. http://18.104.22.168/Bill_Text_HTML/2004_SESSIONS/RS/House/H_BILLS/hb4552%20enr.htm...
|MS||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Uniformity|
Creates a consistent alternative route to teacher certification for individuals who have already completed college degrees. MISSISSIPPI REG 9102 (SN)...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Amends existing law relating to public school teachers to provide for placing conditions on a certificate; to provide an additional ground for denial, revocation, suspension or placing conditions on a certificate; and to provide an additional ground for which ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Amends existing law to provide that the chief certification officer for the Department of Education or the administrator for the Professional Standards Commission may bring allegations against a teacher; deletes the provision for placing a letter of reprimand ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|Residency Teacher Certification Programs|
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....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Classifications|
Modifies the State System of Public Education by distinguishing between teachers and associate teachers; requires school districts and schools to identify and distinguish between teachers and associate teachers; requires schools to maintain lists of teachers a...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Amendments|
Modifies the membership and terms of the nominating and recruiting committee that selects candidates for membership on the State Board of Education (from 4 year terms to 2-year terms, nominated by the governor); provides definitions: "Competency" means a demon...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teaching Success|
· Creates an Educator Standards Board to develop and submit to the State Board of Education recommendations for statewide educator standards and carry out other functions recommended by the Governor's Commission on Teaching Success.
· Directs the Department o...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
Requires the Public Education Department to provide by rule for the qualifications for a substitute teacher certificate....
|UT||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers|
Eliminates old definitions and adds the following definitions required by state and federal law including 'core academic subjects,' 'demonstrated competency,' 'highly qualified,' 'HOUSSE standards,' 'No Child Left Behind Act,' and 'State qualified.' Provides p...
|UT||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Athletic Coaching Certification|
Includes athletic coaches in the Computer Aided Credentials of Teachers in Utah System. Provides for informing parents of coaching staff qualifications through an annual school performance report. UTAH REG 26852 (SN)...
|CA||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements|
Title 5 CCR 6100-6014, 6110-6112, 6115
Implements federal mandates in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by adopting California's requirements for qualifying as a 'highly qualified teacher' under that act. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=139019&E22=title%205&E23=6100&E24=&infob...
|GA||Adopted 02/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
GAC 505-2-.01 thru .137 (non seq)
Clarifies rules regarding educator certification. (GEORGIA REG 1493)
As of March 15, 2004, a redesigned educator certification system that incorporates recent federal and state legislation is in effect for the State of Georgia. The changes are numerous, signi...
|DE||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Issuance of Initial License for Educators|
14 DAC 1510
Establishes rules amending regulation 1510 Issuance of Initial License. Applies to the issuance of an initial license as established by 14 Del.C. Section 1210. Defines and clarifies the forms of PRAXIS I tests which are acceptable in applying the composite sco...
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004||P-12||Certification Requirements|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to requirements for certification....
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||Certification|
14 DAC 1516
Establishes rules concerning the requirements for certification of educational personnel. Addresses ways in which educators may acquire the prescribed knowledge, skill and/or education to practice in a particular area, to teach a particular subject or to instr...
|MD||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Terms of Employment|
COMAR 13A.07.02, .01
Specifies that a provisional contract is to be used for resident teacher certificate holders and for conditional certificate holders. MARYLAND REG 9643 (SN)...
|DE||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Issuance and Renewal of an Advanced License|
14 DAC 1512
Specifies rules concerning the requirements for the issuance and renewal of an advanced license. Clarifies the requirements for teachers who do not renew their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. DELAWARE REG 1441 (SN) http://www....
|ND||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Definitions/Certificate of Completion/Standards/Process|
67-11-14-00.1, -01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07
Establishes rules regarding definitions, certificate of completion required, issuing agency, certificate of completion standards, verification process - exclusion, effective dates, reconsideration, and use of federal rules and policies. NORTH DAKOTA REG 3676 (...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Limited Teaching License|
Amends rules concerning a limited teaching license. Removes the requirement of passing the Basic Skills Test for renewal of the Limited Teaching License. OREGON REG 25067 (SN)...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Continuing Education Requirements Exemptions|
Amends, on a temporary basis, rules concerning exemptions from continuing education requirements. Extends period to meet continuing education requirements for license renewal. OREGON REG 25049 (SN)...
|SC||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Credential Classification|
Amends rules relating to teacher credential classification. Clarifies the types of educator credentials and aligns state regulation with related federal rules. SOUTH CAROLINA REG 2504 (SN)...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Rules Governing Initial/Standard/Provisional Teacher Licensure|
Establishes rules governing initial, standard and provisional teacher licensure. ARKANSAS REG 3745 (SN)
|ND||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Credential Standards|
Establishes rules regarding credential standards. Addresses an applicant for a special education strategist credential must meet the standards set out in this section. Regards the documentation on each standard must be verified by the department before a speci...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Mathematics Instruction Competencies|
Specifies that early childhood education includes pre-kindergarten-third grade. Expands on the competencies for teaching mathematics that teachers up to grade three must have. OKLAHOMA REG 13002 (SN)...
|MS||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12|
Establishes rules concerning guidelines for educator licensure K-12. Revises guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development. MISSISSIPPI REG 8...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12|
|Alternative Teacher Certification|
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...
|LA||Adopted 10/2003||P-12||State Certification of School Personnel|
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...
|TX||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Education, Experience, Programs, Types of License|
22 TAC 535.61 thru .66
Amends rules concerning education, experience, educational programs, time periods, and types of license. TEXAS REG 89526 (SN)...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Certification School Nurse|
14 DAC 1580
Amends regulation 380 and moves it to regulation 1580, Certification School Nurse. Complies with changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Regulation was renumbered to reflect its movement to the Professional Standards Board portio...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Standard Teacher Certificate|
14 DAC 1516
Amends regulation 1516, Standard Certificate. Concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/Education/Education%20Administrative%20Code%20-%201500%20Professional%20Standards%20Board.htm#P648_739...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Issuance of Initial License|
14 DAC 1510
Amends regulation 1510, Issuance of Initial License. Applies to the issuance of an initial license as established by 14 Del. C. § 1210. Clarifies the provision of H.B. 68, which allows 91 days of long term teaching experience at one assignment to be used to fu...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Revocation of Licenses|
14 DAC 1514
Amends regulation 1514, Revocation of Licenses. Includes educators who hold initial license, continuing license and/or advanced license; limited standard, standard, or professional status certificates issued prior to August 31, 2003 who have not yet been issue...
|DE||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Certification Library/Media Specialist|
14 DAC 1547
Amending regulation 347 and moves it to Section 1547, Certification Librarian/Media Specialist. Complies with changes in statute regarding the licensure and certification of educators. Aligns with national standards for library media specialists. http://www.st...
|SD||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Renewal Hours/College Transcripted Hours/Applicant|
Establishes rules requiring that a minimum of three of the six renewal hours be college transcripted hours and that all six hours be related to the applicant's field of teaching when renewing a certificate. SOUTH DAKOTA REG 3948 (SN)...
|WV||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Professional Teaching Standards|
Title 126, Seires 154
Provides rules relating to the rules of the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4346 (SN)...
|WV||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Professional Teaching Standards|
Title 126, Series 154
Provides rules relating to the rules of the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4346 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification and Dropout Prevention Programs|
Requires each outreach consultant utilized for purposes of a school- based motivation and maintenance program to possess a Dropout Prevention Specialist Certificate from a California State University. Requires a school- based motivation and maintenance program...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Hiring Preference for Teachers of Deaf Pupils|
Sets forth criteria for hiring an individual as a certificated employee to instruct deaf pupils at the California School for the Deaf. Establishes a hiring preference for individuals who achieve a minimum score on certain qualifying assessments. Provides for t...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|School Teachers & Community College Employees: Military Duty|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district or a community college district to approve compensation for all employees who are called to active military duty, without reference to any particular conflict or crisis. Provides the credential of a certifica...
|NC||Vetoed 09/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Eliminates the portfolio requirement for teacher certification. Vetoed, but eligible for consideration by the General Assembly during the 2004 Regular Session of the 2003 General Assembly. ...
|NM||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Continuing Licensure for Licensed Educators in New Mexico|
6.60 et seq NMAC
Establishes a 3-level licensure system for New Mexico's teachers and establishes the HOUSSE (High Objective Uniform State System of Evaluation) for determining subject matter competence. NEW MEXICO REG 3784 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Educators|
Defines the term educator to mean a certificated person holding a valid California teaching credential or a valid California services credential who is employed by a local education agency or a special education local planning area and who is not employed as a...
|NV||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Endorsements for Teaching Exceptional Pupils|
NAC 391.350, .356, .360, .378
Modifies rules governing endorsements for teaching exceptional pupils. Changes from three years to one year of experience in teaching exceptional pupils (serious emotional disturbances, mental retardation, autism) and requires endorsement in those areas. NEVA...
|NV||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Governing Licensure/Endorsement/Educational Personnel|
NAC 391.010, .056, .1301, .392, .156
Adds a new section: The Commission on Professional Standards in Education determines that a person has obtained "full state certification" for purposes of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 if he satisfies all the requirements for the issuance of a renewabl...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Teacher Interns and Credentialing|
Make teachers who have received their preliminary credentials through a district intern or other specified intern program ineligible to receive grants under an alternative certification program. Uses the term district intern credentials rather than district in...
|MT||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Reinstatement/Renewal of Class 4 Career/Vocational|
ARM 10.57.420, .421, .422, .423
Establishes rules regarding reinstatement and renewal of Class 4 career and vocational/technical educator licenses. MONTANA REG 4388 (SN)...
|AL||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification/Teacher Education|
AAC 290-3-2, -3
Establishes rules regarding the changes including the addition of wording to address THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001. Changes the name of the Alternative Fifth-Year Program to the Alternative Class A Program. Modifies relevant forms, and other minor chang...
|AR||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Governing Teacher Licensure by Reciprocity|
Amends rules governing teacher licensure by reciprocity: • The language addressing policy and procedures for provisional licensure policy and procedures are placed in a separate section. • New rules developed to implement Act 754 of 2003 allows the waiving of ...
|NV||Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Tests of Competency|
Amends exemptions for tests of competency required for initial license. NEVADA REG 3211 (SN)...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Endorsement Related Assignments|
Amends rules to establish a list of endorsement related assignments and to allow a school district to assign a teacher to an endorsement related area when no teacher with an endorsement in the assignment area is available. WASHINGTON REG 22071 (SN)...
|MD||Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Teacher Mentoring Programs/Terms of Employment|
COMAR 13A.07.01.01, 13A.07.02.01
Implements the name change of provisional certificate to conditional certificate to align with changes made to the requirements for certification. MARYLAND REG 9511 (SN)...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Teacher Preparation Teacher Assessment|
Establishes emergency rules concerning the Teacher Preparation Act. Develops and administers a competency-based system of teacher assessment. Allows for flexibility for school districts in Oklahoma in hiring teacher certified in other states and may assist in ...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
OAR 584-100-0001 thru 584-100-0110
Establishes temporary rules relating to the requirements and procedures for highly qualified teachers under the No Child Left Behind Act. New teachers must hold a basic, initial or preliminary teaching license. Establishes "Approved NCLB Alternative Route Tea...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Teaching Certificates and Citizenship|
Provides that an applicant for a teaching certificate who is not a citizen of the United States must sign and file with the state board a letter of intent indicating that either within 10 years after the date that the letter is filed or at the earliest opportu...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Professional Certificate Program|
WAC 180-78A-505, -535
Amends rules to allow teacher candidates to provide a letter to their employing school district to be admitted to the professional certificate program prior to the completion of their provisional status. WASHINGTON REG 22069 (SN)...
|SD||Adopted 08/2003||P-12||Licensure 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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
Relates to reimburse rates under the Child Care and Development Services Act, revenue limits for school districts and county superintendents of schools for 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years, school district's school building maintenance account, school district...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Obtaining Teacher Certification Credits through Substitute Teaching|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
The department shall authorize teacher preparation institutions to provide an alternative program by which up to 1/2 of the required student internship or student teaching credits may be earned through substitute teaching. The department shall require that tea...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||State Payment of National Board Certification Application Fee and Rewards|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 704. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for national board certification, the department shall pay 1/2 of the application fee for teachers who are deemed by the department to be qualified to apply to the national board for professional teaching standar...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Professional Personnel Register|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Requires the department to maintain a professional personnel register and certificate revocation/felony conviction files.
|CA||Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Credentialing|
Title 5 CCR 80014, 80015, 80015.1, 80023
Amends rules concerning teacher credentialing. Repeals certain sections because it sunsetted by its own terms. Repeals rules concerning the Language and Development Specialist exam and the Credential Out-of- State Teacher Requirement and Retention Act. http://...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Modified Temporary Licenses for Classroom Teaching|
NYCRR 8 80-5.10
Repeals rules eliminating the current provision for the issuance of temporary licenses. Adds a new rule establishing requirements for the issuance of modified temporary licenses. Permits uncertified teachers who meet prescribed requirements to teach in subject...
|NH||Became law without governor's signature 07/2003||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
H.B. 139 (Section 193-G:1)
Defines "Highly qualified teacher" as a person who is certified by the local school board and who has demonstrated, through a process approved by the department of education, teaching skills in the core subjects of instruction. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/le...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Safeguard Children|
Enhances the ability of the State Board of Education to safeguard schoolchildren through automatic revocation of teacher certificates upon conviction of certain crimes, and the use of investigative services as needed....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Non Public School Teachers|
Allows teachers, specialists and administrators employed by non-public schools in the state to voluntarily become licensed and certified; establishes a three-tiered licensure system aligned with the public school educator licensure system; requires that such i...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
23 IAC 25.11, .20, .30, .40, .80, 92
Establishes rules assuring Illinois school districts that individuals they hire will be considered highly qualified under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Clarifies current policies and practices for issuing elementary, secondary, special, and earl...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Counselor Requirements|
Amends the School Code concerning school counselors. Provides that in lieu of holding or qualifying for a teaching certificate in addition to a school service personnel certificate, a school counselor may fulfill such other requirements as the State Board of E...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Testing for Certification|
Provides that (a) No person who obtained an initial certificate prior to January 8, 2002 shall be barred from certification under this chapter solely because of his or her score on any standardized teacher's examination; provided, however, that he or she succe...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||Out-of-field Teachers|
Defines "teaching out-of-field" as teaching outside the authorized licensing field indicated on an individual's license and "out-of-field teacher" as an individual who is teaching outside the authorized licensing field indicated on the individual's license. In...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||Teachers' State Basic Skills Proficiency Test|
Exempts from the basic skills proficiency requirement for hiring by a school district, a retired certificated employee who has taught 15 years or more in a California public school and who meets other specified requirements. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/p...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Standard Teaching Certificate Renewal|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Provides that if a standard teaching certificate has been maintained as valid and active for the 5 years of the certificates' validity and if the certificate holder completed his or her certificate r...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Standards and Practices Commission|
Allows Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to set time period for issuance of initial teaching, personnel service and administrative licenses; modifies requirements for issuance and renewal of continuing teaching, personnel service and administrative li...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Assignment of Teachers|
Amends rules establishing a list of endorsement- related assignments and allows a district to assign a teacher to an endorsement related area when the district does not have a certified teacher with that endorsement available. WASHINGTON REG 21791 (SN)...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Training in Child Abuse Reporting|
Beginning May 1, 2006, requires every person graduating from any teacher preparation program in the state to have had instruction on laws of mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse, as well as instruction on identifying the signs of child abuse and neglec...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||No Child Left Behind Act|
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 6 and a comprehensive special education teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 12; requires the stat...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
S.B. 1093 § 2
Requires teachers to achieve a satisfactory evaluation on a professional knowledge clinical assessment no later than the end of the second year of teaching in a public school if hired prior to January 1; or if hired on or after January 1,no later than the end ...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Rules For Classifying Public Schools|
S.B. 296 (multiple provisions)
Requires rules for classifying public schools to be in place for two years prior to implementation; specifies that this condition does not apply to any requirement for which a timeline for adoption is mandated in either state or federal law. http://www.senate....
|MD||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Additional Content Endorsement on Professional Teaching Certificate|
A. In General. Additional specific certification areas shall be added to a professional certificate if the applicant:
(1) Meets the content and the professional education course requirements of the additional area under COMAR 13A.12.02 and obtains a qualifying...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12||Academic Achievement in Public Schools|
Provides alternate certification procedures for a charter school; provides for parental choice; provides for charter school teacher participation in the Teacher Retirement System; provides for teacher training consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act; prov...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Public School Educators Convicted of Offenses|
Relates to revocation of the certificate and termination of the employment of public school educators convicted of certain offenses that require sex offender registration and where the victim of the offense is under 18 years of age....
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Professional Teaching Standards/Department of Education|
14 DAC 393, 1593
Establishes rules aligning the Delaware Professional Teaching Standards with the Model Standards for Licensing General and Special Education Teachers of Students with Disabilities developed by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, a pro...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Membership and Duties of State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification|
Increases membership on the state advisory commission on teacher education and certification from 11 to 13 members. Decreases from ten to nine the members who are employed by a city or parish, adds that one of these nine may be employed by some "other local pu...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation|
Requires course completion and certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction management for new teacher certification. Provides exemption to any individual who provides state superintendent with satisfactory evid...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Suspension of Licenses|
Provides that the employment of a teacher for whom a license is required must be suspended or terminated for failure to maintain a license in force; prescribes administrative procedural protections for certain teachers who are suspended for failure to maintain...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Classified Educational Employees|
Includes a classified employee on the professional educator standards board....
H.P. 667 (LD 890)
Restricts fingerprinting of educational personnel to new hires. Specifies that statistics and other information gathered during fingerprinting and background checks of educational personnel are public information, but that dissemination of such information mu...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers|
H.P. 714 (LD 957)
Adds to existing language that required state board to establish criteria under which a targeted need area certificate could be issued to a person holding a bachelor's degree and teaching in a commissioner-identified teacher shortage area. New language bars e...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers|
Concerns targeted need area certificates for teachers; provides that the certificate may only be issued to a person holding a bachelor's degree and teaching in a teacher shortage area; allows a 3rd targeted need area certificate to be issued to prelingually de...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Criminal Conviction and Background Checks|
Requires courts to report felony convictions to the Department of Education when the convicted person is a current or former employee of a school district or charter school in Colorado or the person holds an educator license or authorization. The reporting req...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
The current model for certification in physical education is replaced by a new comprehensive, grades K-12, physical education certification area effective July 1, 2003 as adopted in Rule 6A-4.0283, F.A.C. FLORIDA REG 27169 (SN) http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
A new certification subject area in general science was approved by the State Board of Education to be effective July 1, 2003. Leadership of the agency has since determined that the current system of offering certification in the four separate areas of science...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
The current model of social science certification is replaced by a new comprehensive social science certification effective July 1, 2003. The new social science certification allows various social science majors, such as history, political science, etc. eligib...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Certification of Education Personnel|
(House Resolve) Concerns legislative review of portions of certification, authorization and approval of education personnel, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education.
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
S.B. 296 (multiple provisions)
Specifies that all valid teaching certificates issued prior to September 1988 are exempt from the professional development requirement that follows. Narrows types of teacher licences available to an initial professional certificate and a career continuous pro...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher and Paraprofessional Requirements|
Changes certain provisions regarding the regulation of certificated professional personnel; exempts teachers desiring to transfer to Georgia from other states from certain examinations in certain circumstances; changes certain provisions regarding specific cou...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Professional Certificate Program|
Establishes emergency rules allowing candidates full admission to the professional certificate program, prior to completion of a provisional status, if the candidate provides a letter from the candidate's employing school district, private school, or state age...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Emergency Teaching Permits-Renewal Limits|
Limits the number of times an emergency teaching permit may be renewed to two times.
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Alternate Teacher Education-Requirements|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
|Postsecondary Student Fees|
LB 685, as amended, includes provisions from LB's 264, 683 and 684 pertaining to teacher certification and private postsecondary
career schools. Changes provisions relating to the issuance of administrator and teacher education certificates and permits to prov...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Educator Certification|
Amends Sec. 21.0031. (a) An employee's probationary, continuing, or term contract under this chapter is void if the employee: (1) does not hold a certificate or permit issued by the State Board for Educator Certification; or (2) fails to fulfill the re...
|WV||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12|
|Approval of Educational Personnel|
Title 126, Series 114
Provides rules relating to the approval of educational personnel preparation programs. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4244 (SN)
§126-114 Outlines the framework for developing, implementing and approving educational personnel preparation programs. Major program components a...
|OR||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Emergency Teacher Licenses|
OAR 584-005-0005, 584-017-0150, 584-060-0071, 584- 065-0050 584-060-0210
Establishes emergency license, not to exceed one year, when a school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect the district's programs or students. Revises the Reading endorsement content area to...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Examinations and Certificates|
Requires a person who has not passed the United States and Arizona Constitution examination, but who has met all other certification requirements, to be granted a certificate for up to three years to become a school superintendent, principal or teacher, except...
|OH||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Licensure|
New definition states that a highly qualified teacher is one who holds at least a bachelor's degree and has full state certification through a Board-approved certificate or license, such as a professional teaching license for Pre K-3 or 4-9 at the elementary l...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Joint Summer School Programs; Teacher Testing|
Allows a school corporation to enter into an agreement with other school corporations and accredited nonpublic schools to provide joint summer school programs for high school students. Allows the joint programs to be conducted by state educational institutions...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||English as a Second Language|
NAC 391.237, 391.242
Sets forth provisions governing provisional 1-year endorsements to teach English as a second language and to teach program of bilingual education. NEVADA REG 3150 (SN)...
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 05/2003||P-12||Licensure Board|
Creates the professional education, development, licensure, and assessment board. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2534.pdf...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Background checks, criminal acts, contract and license termination, liability,|
Revises policies a school may adopt concerning criminal history checks; requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses; revises grounds ...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Qualifications (Elementary, Middle School, High School)|
Adds new section: 15.1-18 to address elementary and secondary teacher qualifications. Elementary teachers 1. Must be licensed to teach by the education standards and practices board and a. Have a major in elementary education; or b. Have a major equivalency i...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Electronic Certification of Educational Credential|
Permits a teacher applying for certification to submit either a written or electronic application and authorizes the state board of education to adopt rules relating to procedures for the electronic certification of educational credentials....
|TX||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Master Teacher Certificate|
19 TAC 239.100 thru 239.103
Relates to general provisions for master teacher certificates, master reading teacher certification, master mathematics certification, and master technology teacher certificates. Provides that all proposals for master teacher programs must be approved by the S...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Requirement to Report School Employee Nonrenewal or Termination Due to Alleged or Actual Misconduct|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires any local board, superintendent or head of any nonpublic school to report to the state educational examiners board every instance of revocation or nonrenewal of a school employee's contract due to alleged or actual misconduct, as well as the resignati...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Grounds for Disqualification from or Revocation of Teaching License|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires the state board of educational examiners to disqualify an individual from obtaining a teaching license or revoke the teaching license of any individual who pleas guilty or is found guilty of "sexual exploitation by a school employee," regardless of th...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Performance Pay Component of Iowa Educational Excellence Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates phase in the Iowa educational excellence program that pertains to enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of teachers through the use of performance pay. Eliminates language requiring department to allocate funds for this purpose. http://www.l...
|MT||Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Renewal Unit Verification|
Establishes rules regarding renewal unit verification. Applications to the superintendent of public instruction for license renewal shall be accompanied by verification of meeting the professional development requirements through official documentation (transc...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Alternative Route Teacher Certification|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Annual for Teachers with National Board Certification|
Increases the annual bonus of teachers obtaining national board for professional teaching standards certification. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2903.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Qualifications (Early Childhood and Kindergarten)|
Requires the state board to issue major equivalency endorsements and minor equivalency endorsements (new requirement). Also adds new requirement for early childhood by requiring the education standards and practices board to issue an optional early childhood ...
|WA||GOVERNOR'S veto overridden by HOUSE & SENATE. 04/2003||P-12||Classified Employee On The Washington Professional|
Includes a classified employee on the Washington professional educator standards board....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Education Requirements for Teachers|
Revises provisions concerning continuing education requirements for teachers....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||National Certification of Teachers|
AN ACT to provide for national certification of teachers; and to provide an appropriation. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DQOU0600.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Licensure Renewal Requirements|
Reduces the requirements for a teacher seeking to renew an expired teaching license held prior to 1988. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB871.pdf...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Report on Praxis II Results of Provisional Teaching License Candidates|
Repeals as of June 30, 2004 a subsection requiring the board of educational examiners to compile statistics from Praxis II examinations administrated to initial, provisional teaching license applicants. Also changes deadline for submitting review from Decembe...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Certification|
Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to approve all credentialing for teachers and administrators. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_actions/BA1079.html...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Military Status|
Relates to military status; provides that a public high school shall provide equal access to armed forces recruiters; protects the election law residency rights of a reserve member; prohibits certain adverse actions related to a professional license against a ...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||National Board Endorsements|
WAC 180-82-204, -82A-204
Establishes emergency rules to allow individuals with a valid teaching certificate from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to have their national board endorsements placed on their Washington teaching certificate, if the endorsements are end...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Competency Based Endorsement Programs|
WAC 180-82A-206, -215
Establishes emergency rules to revise the procedures by which college/universities will seek approval for their competency-based endorsement programs and to allow teacher candidates enrolled in endorsement programs under certain chapters to have until August 3...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Educator Licensure and Certification|
Relates to education and licensure certification; expands the definition of student teaching experience for initial license to include teaching and substitute teaching experience; extends the time that an educator may have for passing the PRAXIS I. http://www....
|TN||Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Education and Licensure|
TAC 0520-2-3-.01, -.21
Amends rules relating to licensure, general requirements and effective dates regarding teacher education and licensure. http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/0520/0520-02/0520-02-03.pdf...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Professional Standards Board|
Relates to the professional standards board, its composition and governance, and educator evaluations. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!Openform...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Expired Teaching License|
Reduces the administrative requirements for a teacher seeking to renew an expired teaching license. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2426.pdf...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||National Board Certification Incentive Trust Fund Payments|
Specifies that the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board may allocate funds only to districts or teachers for purposes for which other funds are not being received. Allows the Education Professional Standards Board to limit the participants allowed ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification Fees|
Amends existing law to revise the schedule of fees for teacher certificates and endorsements effective through December 31, 2004; and to provide that on and after January 1, 2005, certificate and related fees will be set in rule by the State Board of Education...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher licensure|
Allows the state board of education to waive examination requirements for individuals seeking an Arkansas teaching license who have an out of state teaching license and experience. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1512.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Educational Requirements for Licensure|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-10A-6 to require the state board to set requirements that provide a reasonable period of time for teachers to comply with the reading course (3 hours) requirement. Adds new section (22-10A-7), which establishes requirements for level one lic...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Licensing|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-10A-3. Requires any person teaching, supervising an instructional program, providing instructional support services, administering, providing health care or administering medications to hold a valid license or certificate from the department a...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Personnel|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-411 prohibits local boards from entering into a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits or limits individual contracts of employment. (Contract terms were already limited to no more than five years.) Defines alternative certification to ...
|IL||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Chicago Educational Labor Relations|
Provides that amendatory Act may be referred to as the Chicago Education Reform Act of 2003. Amends requirements for Chicago area charter schools. Amends the School Code and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Requires the Chicago Board of Education ...
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Probationary Certificate/Teachers of Children|
16 KAR 2:140
Allows that if no certified early childhood education teacher is available, the superintendent may ask that a one-year probationary interdisciplinary early childhood education certificate be granted. Establishes prerequisites for this probationary certificate...
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Written Examination Prerequisites/Teacher Certification|
16 KAR 6:010
Establishes rules regarding the written examination prerequisites for teacher certification, including the required tests, the minimum acceptable level of achievement on each test, the fee for each test, and the procedure for retaking the test. http://www.lrc....
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate|
16 KAR 2:040
Establishes rules regarding the professional certificate for interdisciplinary early childhood education, birth to primary, the teacher standards, and the standards for approval of a program leading to this certificate. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/016/002/0...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Eligibility for Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate|
Creates new section allowing any individual who has a bachelor's degree in any subject area from a regionally or nationally accredited postsecondary institution to be given a substitute teaching certificate by the Education Professional Standards Board. This ...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2003||P-12||Transitional E. Certificate|
8 NYCRR 80-5.16
Establishes rules regarding requirements for the transitional E certificate for teachers of specific occupational subjects. Permits the certification of candidates who have requisite work experience and meet other prescribed requirements to teach specific occu...
|NM||Adopted 02/2003||P-12||Competency 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...
|WA||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||National Board for Professional Teaching Standards|
Establishes emergency rules allowing individuals who hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification to have the endorsements on their national certificates placed on their Washington state teaching certificates. WASHINGTON REG 21...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2003||P-12||Teachers' National Certification Incentive Trust Fund|
16 KAR 1:040E
Establishes emergency rules regarding the eligibility requirements and application procedures for administration of the Teachers' National Certification Incentive Trust Fund established in KRS 161.131-134 and funded in the Governor's Fiscal Year 2003 Spending ...
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates|
19 TAC 233.2 thru 233.8
Amends rules relating to the generalist certificates for teaching in early childhood programs through grade 4 or in grades 4-8. Relates to certificates for teaching English language arts and reading, social studies, or history in grades 4-8 or 8-12. Relates to...
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Assignment of Public School Personnel|
19 TAC 230.601
Amends rules relating to the assignment of public school personnel certified by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Ensures the continued alignment of assignment rules with the state public school curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Sk...
|NY||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Renewal of a Provisional Teaching Certificate STATE ID: EDU-41-02-00008|
8 NYCRR 80-1.7(a)(2), 80-5.15
Establishes rules relating to renewal of a provisional teaching certificate. Specifies: requirements for the renewal of an expired provisional teaching certificate for an additional five-year term and for the issuance of a limited certificate in the classroom ...
|OR||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Continuing Education Programs|
Allows more options for teachers to meet the educational experience requirements in order to move the Initial Teaching License. Allows use of national certificates to clear the advanced competency requirements for a Continuing License. Amends the requiremen...
|AL||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Resolution on Subject Matter Testing|
Authorizes the superintendent to initiate discussions and negotiations with the plaintiff parties in Allen v. State Board of Education in order to move as expeditiously as possible toward the implementation of the regulations for the No Child Left Behind Act o...
|AL||Adopted 10/2002||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Repeals and establishes rules implementing the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program. Requires prospective teachers to pass a basic skills test in reading and mathemathics designed to measure whether an applicant for initial teacher certification has a c...
|OR||Adopted 10/2002||P-12||Teacher Certification|
OAR 584-001-0000, -005-0005, 584-017-0001 thru 584- 090-0040 (non seq)
Allows more options for teachers to meet the educational experience requirements for the Initial Teaching License. Middle level teachers required to pass PRAXIS and/or have a subject major. Elementary teachers must pass MSAT (Multiple Subject Matter Assessmen...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 10/2002||P-12||Licensure for Educators|
Amends rules concerning extension of time prescribed for renewal of license or for validity of provisional license. NEVADA REG 3152 (SN)...
|AL||Passed 10/2002||P-12||Alabama Prospective Teacher Test|
Resolution requires prospective state teachers to be tested in basic math and reading skills. The tests are a precondition for all teachers who apply for certification beginning January 1, 2003. A writing test also is expected to be implemented next spring. Te...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Rules for Teacher Intern Certificates|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue district intern certificates to persons employed by any school district. Eliminates the requirement that a district intern teach one complete school year in a general education program. Requires a sch...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Change in the single subject teaching credential requirement|
Permits the subject matter requirement for a single subject teaching credential to also be satisfied by obtaining approval of an approved evaluation agency of the candidate's undergraduate course work and graduate degree from a regionally accredited institutio...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2002||P-12||Teacher Basic Skills Testing|
Relates to teacher basic skills proficiency testing requirement in hiring. Exempts a retired certificated employee who has taught 15 years or more in any California public school and who meets other specified requirements....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Rules for expedited alternative teacher credentials|
Authorizes the Commission on Teachers Credentialing to issue preliminary and professional services credentials to persons who meet expedited alternative requirements and would set forth those requirements....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Makes provision regarding issuance of the Standard Teaching Certificate before expiration of the Initial Teaching Certificate. Changes provisions regarding requirements for renewing a Valid and Activ...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Teacher Certification Requirements|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Second Language Acquisition Coursework Required for Teacher Certification|
Requires candidates for provisional or standard teacher certification or recertification to have completed state board-required courses in second language acquisition. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/bills/house/ht05010.htm...
|NM||Adopted 08/2002||P-12||Content Knowledge Assessments, other Teacher Certification|
22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
Adds to components necessary for K-12 licensure (Bachelor's, student teaching, 24 to 36 semester hours in at least one field, 12 of which must be upper division courses). Adds requirement of three hours of reading in subject matter content for those entering ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Basic Skills for Certification|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Provides that a student may not enroll in a teacher preparation program at a recognized teacher training institution until he or she has passed the basic skills test required for teacher certificatio...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
S.B. 1777, H.B. 4466
Requires the State Teacher Certification Board to categorically certify a special education teacher in one or more specialized categories or disability if the special education teacher applies and qualifies for such certification. Includes severe emotional dis...
|ID||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12|
|Reading assessment for preservice teachers|
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS-Amends existing law to clarify that only K-8 preservice teachers shall pass the State Board of Education's preservice reading assessment measure, and that passage will be tied to certification rather than graduation....
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Development of Middle School Teacher Certification|
Requires that the department and Professional Standards in Teaching Education Board develop a certificate for middle school teachers. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb0661e.rtf...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Teacher in Residence Programs|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill - Teacher Certification Component|
Out-of-state certified teachers with five years of experience and an appropriate background check may receive provisional certification, which will become permanent after five years of teaching in Missouri. The department must promulgate rules that allow teac...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
Allows sixth grade mathematics teachers to obtain middle level endorsement by successfully completing a professional development institute in middle level mathematics. Such teacher shall be eligible to participate in a professional development institute in mi...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Resident Teacher Licensure|
Increases from 2 years to 4 years the term during which a resident teacher certificate is valid for employment as a resident teacher in a public school; allows a resident teacher to teach only under the direction of a certified teacher serving as a mentor; pro...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Denial or Revocation of Licenses of Student Loan Defaulters|
Provides for mandatory denial or suspension of professional licenses for persons in default or breach of the conditions of a federal or state student loan or scholarship contract. The licensing authority shall only renew, reinstate, restore, or grant the licen...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Hawaii Teacher Standards Board|
Clarifies that the Hawaii teacher standards board has sole jurisdiction over all matters concerning the issuance and revocation of teacher licenses. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2165_.htm...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Need-Based Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate and Professional Degrees; College Readiness Mentoring Program; PSAT for 10th-Graders, K-16 Leadership Council, Middle School Teacher Certificate|
Requires the department to distribute a grant in specified amounts to distressed counties in FY 03 and 04 and to all counties in FY05 and subsequent years for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders. Funding should be su...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Issues|
Requires successful completion of the competency examination for licensure except for Alternative Placement Program candidates; adds additional professional days for teachers for certain purposes....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Substitute Teacher Qualifications|
Requires districts to adopt policies on the employment of substitute teachers. Such policies shall, at a minimum, address qualifications and training and shall ensure substitute teachers are subject to investigation pursuant to § 49-5-413. Such policies shall ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teaching License Denial or Revocation|
Modifies circumstances under which Board of Educational Examiners' may deny or revoke a teaching license. Requires board to deny or revoke licensure of anyone meeting specified criteria, including guilt of specified forcible felonies and sex abuse offenses inv...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Non-Certified Teachers|
This bill allows a local school board or superintendent to offer a one-time, one-year certificate of eligibility allowing a person to teach on a full-time or part-time basis, without requiring such person to possess a teaching credential, teaching license, or ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Nontraditional Teacher Education, Certification, Inservice and Mentoring; Transitional Bilingual Teacher Certification; Qualifications of Nontraditional Administrator Certification Candidates|
Establishes requirements for nontraditional teacher preparation and licensure through the Teach Mississippi Institute (TMI), as well as mentoring and induction program for nontraditionally certified teachers. Establishes license certification for transitional...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Provisional Teacher Certification and Kentucky Professional Standards Board|
Permits the Education Professional Standards Board to issue a conditional one-year certificate to a teacher who has completed teacher preparation program but has not successfully completed the required assessments if the employing school district and teacher p...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Licensee Investigations and Proceedings|
Expands the board of educational examiners' authority with regard to licensee disciplinary investigations and proceedings....
|IN||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Background Checks|
Requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses; makes changes in the grounds for which teachers' licenses may be revoked and contracts m...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Recognizing Child Abuse|
Requires persons seeking initial licensure or license renewal as teachers on and after July 1, 2004, to complete study in child abuse recognition and intervention; provides that curriculum guidelines for this study are to be developed by the Board of Education...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Licensure Renewal|
Requires the Board of Counseling to promulgate regulations establishing the requirements for evidence of continued competency as a condition of licensure renewal; authorizes the Board to approve persons who provide or accredit continuing education programs in ...
|WV||*****Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 03/2002||P-12||School Psychologists|
Enables school psychologists to practice school psychology within the scope of their employment with a permit issued by the Department of Education....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Limited Licenses|
Relates to education; provides limited licenses for teachers of Native American language and culture....
|ME||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Certification Changes|
Amends the laws regarding the certification for school administrators and teachers by incorporating performance standards for provisional teacher certification; allows the State Board of Education to determine competency areas for school administrators....
|NM||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Native American Language Teachers|
Provides for a Native American Language Teacher certificate....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Training Program for Teachers Hired on an Emergency Basis|
Chapter No.576, Authorizes the Los Angeles Unified School District to develop, on a pilot project basis, a 30-day training program for the teachers it hires on an emergency basis and who will be assigned to schools that have 20% or more teachers on emergency p...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001||P-12||Rules for Emergency Teaching Permits|
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....
|IL||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Limits on Substitute Teachers|
Public Act No. 92-184., Provides that a teacher holding an early childhood, elementary, high school, or special certificate may substitute teach for a period not to exceed 120 paid school days or 600 paid school hours in any one school district in any one scho...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001||P-12||Certification Standards Board|
Establishes a policy advisory board on teacher and administrator certifications for public school teachers and administrators; provides for its composition, meetings, staff support and powers and duties....
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||American Indian Language|
Directs Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to establish American Indian language teaching license; allows American Indian tribes to develop language test used for licensure; provides that holder of an American Indian language teaching license who does ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Teacher Certification Rules|
Relates to implementation of the Professional Standards Board; permits the Professional Standards Board, with the approval of the State Board, to establish a time line for implementing certification requirements; permits a temporary extension for teacher appli...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Professional Organizations Certification Fund|
Creates Professional Organizations Certification Fund (separate and distinct from the General Fund). Interest earned on moneys in the Professional Organizations Certification Fund are to be credited to the fund. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Alternative Route to Licensure|
State board may grant an exception to requirements for licensure and certification and, upon demonstration by an individual of specific competency in the subject area of specialization, may grant a license or certificate to the individual. No teacher candidat...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Master Technology Teachers|
Requires the commissioner to establish a master technology teacher grant program to encourage teachers to: (1) become certified as master technology teachers; and (2) work with other teachers and with students in order to increase the use of technology in ea...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||State Assistance for National Board Certification|
Relates to National Board certification for Department of Education teachers.
Establishes a national board certification support program to provide assistance to any teacher in a public school who becomes a candidate for National Board certification....
|LA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Certification of Out-of-State Teachers|
Extends from one to three years the length of time for which certain out-of-state teachers are granted nonrenewable provisional teaching certification....
|MN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Temporary Teaching Licenses|
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....
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - Stipends|
Recognizes excellence in teaching; provides annual professional stipends to teachers who obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Appeals Process|
Applicants for licensure or certification who did not receive a favorable recommendation from the Teacher Competency Review Panel, including applicants who did not receive a favorable recommendation prior to the effective date of this act, are entitled to appe...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Testing for Licensure|
Allows certification of educators holding a certificate or other credential issued by another state or country, if they passed a state examination similar to and at least as rigorous as that required in Texas....
|WA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Alternative Routes|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Standards for Teachers, Administrators|
Relates to elementary and secondary education provisions addressed in the creation of North Dakota Century Code; relates to administration, boards, teacher licenses; school guidance and counseling services; special education; vocational and technology educatio...
|NV||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Certification Assessment Exemptions|
Authorizes commission on professional standards in education to provide exemption for certain persons from examinations required for initial licensure of educational personnel. The regulations may provide an exemption from the examinations required for initia...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Allows Lapsed Teaching Certificates|
Permits a holder of a lapsed teaching certification, not a revoked or suspended certification, to be employed on a conditional basis by a school district provided the holder must complete certification renewal requirements within 2 years of reemployment....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.|
|Certification in order to teach a class at a community college|
Clarifies the statute governing the collection of teaching certification fees so that it applies to all staff or employees that require certification in order to teach a class at a community college....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Special education and mental retardation credentials|
Relates to special education credentials and mental retardation credential; provides an expiration date....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Education Standards and Practices Board|
Amends 15.1-13-02 --changing the membership of the Education Standards and Practices Board from nine to ten members. 1. The governor shall appoint to the education standards and practices board:
Four individuals who are public school classroom teachers; one i...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Three-Tiered Licensure|
Sections 31 through 41 provide new language to the existing Public School Code and enact a three-tiered system of teacher licensure with a minimum salaries specified for each licensure level. This would apply to both standard 9 ½ month contract and for an annu...
|OK||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Career-Technology Professional Certification|
Creates the Task force on Career-Technology Professional Certification; states purpose....
|VA||SENATE accepts GOVERNOR'S recommended amendments 04/2001||P-12||Alternative for Praxis I|
Directs the Board of Education, in setting passing scores for the professional teacher's examination required for initial licensure, to establish an alternative for the Praxis I assessments, which test academic skills; states a passing score in a specialty are...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Testing of Teacher Candidates|
Directs the Board of Education, in setting passing scores for the professional teacher's examination required for initial licensure, to establish an alternative for the Praxis I assessments. Currently, applicants for initial licensure must pass the Praxis I: A...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Bonus for National Board Certification|
Increases the bonus for teachers obtaining the National Board Professional Teaching Certification....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teaching Quality|
Modifies provisions related to State System of Public and Higher Education to address issues of teacher quality in recognition of relationship to student success; provides for comprehensive policy on teacher quality to include components on recruitment, preser...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Lifetime Licensure|
If an individual has been licensed to teach in North Dakota for a period of thirty years, the education standards and practices board shall grant the individual lifetime licensure. Nothing in this section precludes the board from taking any action against an i...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Certification Assessment Requirements|
LB 314 exempts certain applicants for an entry-level teacher or administrator certificate from the requirement to take and pass a basic skills competency examination. An applicant is exempted from the test if the person has a certificate issued by another stat...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Illegal substances|
Revises the definition of illegal substances for purposes of revoking or refusing to issue a certificate to a teacher or administrator; permits revocation or refusal to issue a certificate for certain offenses involving moral turpitude, including certain traff...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Teacher Proficiency|
Teacher proficiency; continuing contract status. Provides that any teacher hired on or after July 1, 2001, will be required, as a condition of achieving continuing contract status, to have successfully completed training in instructional strategies and techniq...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Repeals certain penalties against persons teaching in nonpublic schools|
Repeals § 13-42-1 that made it a petty offense for a person to teach in a nonpublic school any of state required courses without being certified to teach the courses in the state's public schools. A violation of this section is sufficient grounds for revocatio...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Teacher Certification, Professional Standards|
Amends Teacher Certification Law. Provides for short title, definitions relative to standards
and requirements, Professional Standards and Practices Commission, for its
membership, powers and duties, meetings and complaints. Provides discipline
|TX||Passed 11/2000||P-12||Transitional 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...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Out-of-State Certification|
Chapter No. 284 of 2000., Relates to the temporary certification of teachers with out of state certification for 1 year contingent upon their obtaining a current in-state certification....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Lower Standards for Out of State Teachers|
Relates to existing law which requires out-of-state applicants to meet prescribed requirements for the preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential. Eliminates those requirements and establishes new requirements for the preliminary designated sub...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Tracking Non-Credentialed Teachers|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to prepare a report on the number of classroom teachers who received credentials, internships, and emergency permits in the previous fiscal year by 05/15 of each year. Adds that under certain circumstances the c...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Changes in Teacher Certification|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to provide for optional concentrations in dance and in theater within 2 or more of the credential areas in which the commission issues single subject teaching credentials. Authorizes persons issued single subjec...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Provisional Education With Advanced Standing|
Chapter No. 264 of 2000., Relates to teacher certification; defines "provisional educator with advanced standing"; states that a provisional educator certificate with advanced standing shall be valid for 5 years of employment as an educator in schools of the C...
|Alternative Certification Program|
Authorizes any school district, county office of education, or regionally-accredited public or private college or university, as specified, to sponsor an alternative certification program in administrative services by submitting program plans to the Commission...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Alternative Certification, Adds Days to the School Year, Teacher Evaluation|
Adds 3 days for the next 2 school years and 2 more days for all school years thereafter; provides that the State Board of Education shall review and make necessary revisions to criteria for requesting out-of-field teacher permits; provides that the Board shall...
|OK||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
Authorizes a substitute teacher who holds a lapsed or expired certificate or has a bachelors degree to teach up to 100 days during a school year. Removes all limits on number of days a certified substitute teacher can teach. Removes the prohibition on paying...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Hearing Officers|
Relates to hearings of the State Board of Education, so as to permit the Board to designate a hearing officer as well as one of its members to hold hearings for the purpose of hearing matters relating to the suspension or revocation of teacher certificates; re...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Preschool special education programs|
Public Act No. 91-765; Amends the School Code; exempts all persons holding a special certificate with a special education endorsement from provisions of the School Code concerning preschool educational programs, provided these persons meet all the other requir...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changes in Special Education|
Public Act No. 91-784., Provides that the provision (Article of the School Code) requiring the assignment of a surrogate parent for educational matters does not apply to a child who resides with a foster parent; allows the surrogate parent to be assigned for e...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Certification Restrictions for Felons|
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, ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Competencies for Provisional Teaching Licenses|
Requires the State Board of Education to identify by rule those professional competencies required of applicants for provisional teaching licenses and certain professional teaching licenses; limits those professional competencies to the scope of the subject ma...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduated Licensing for Teachers|
Enacts a graduated licensing system....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Waivers for Lack of Credentials|
Allows the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to extend teaching credentials for teachers for the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 school years on a case-by-case basis for teachers who are unable to become licensed due to extenuating circumstances....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Investigative Information Confidential|
Provides for the designation of investigative information possessed by the board of educational examiners as privileged and confidential; relates to licensee discipline....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Qualifications of Teachers Teaching Honors Level Courses|
Requires school districts to ensure that teachers of honors courses are certified to teach in the subject area of the honors course taught. ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher Eligibility Standards|
Public Law No. 783., (LD 2505) Lowers eligibility standards for child development students to apply to the Educators for the Maine Program; allows child development students to fulfill Educators for Maine Program return service requirements by working in a chi...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act|
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||License for Teaching Adult Learners|
Directs the Board of Teaching to develop a competency-based license for adult learners as an alternative to the current licensing requirements. The Board must develop recommendations for the legislature, in consultation with a task force, and report to the leg...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher Qualifications|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
Teachers employed by a public school or certified after 1999 to teach mathematics in grades 6-8 must be certified to teach intermediate or secondary level math. Any teacher hired without such certifcation prior to July 1, 2000 must obtain the proper certifica...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Licensure Renewal Requirements|
Requires the State Board of Education to extend the licenses of certain educators who have completed a Master's or Doctorate degree in order to fulfill new renewal requirements established by the board....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Certificate Renewal Conditions|
Provides that the Professional Standards Commission shall grant a renewable certificate in a teaching field to an applicant whom meets certain conditions; specifies such conditions for the granting of a renewable certificate at the 4-year level....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Vocational/Technical Teachers|
Requires the State Board of Education to recognize Vocational and Technical Education Teachers' summer work in their respective fields in fulfillment of licensure renewal requirements; requires classes taken for licensure renewal purposes to be in furtherance ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Non-Public School Teachers|
Allows teachers at non-public schools to receive professional licensure on same basis as similarly qualified public school teachers....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Reciprocity|
Relates to school employees; requires the Board to establish minimum requirements regarding teacher certification reciprocity, which includes a reciprocal, six-month teaching certificate if the person possesses a valid teaching certificate from a state with si...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Reciprocity|
Permits state board to grant professional licenses to teachers, special services providers, principals and administrators if the applicant is from another state and held a comparable license in the other state; the standards for the comparable license meet or ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Para-Educators/Practitioners|
Relates to the authority of the Board of Educational Examiners over certification and licensing of para-educators and practitioners; broadens the authority of the Board of Educational Examiners; provides for the certification, rather than licensing, of a para-...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Teachers for Shortage Areas|
(LD 2301); Creates a new certificate authorizing a person to teach in an area determined to be a teacher shortage area....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Proficiency in Reading Instruction|
Provides that an individual seeking licensure as an elementary teacher must demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive reading instruction skills, including phonemic awareness and phonic instruction, through a written examination or other procedures prescribed b...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Incentive for Reading Endorsement|
Creates a reading performance improvement scholarship program to assist selected elementary teachers in obtaining a reading endorsement....
|ME||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Certification Exam|
(LD 2387); Amends the qualifying examination for initial teacher certification....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Teacher Licensing/|
Relates to disclosure of information relating to prior school employment; provides that an applicant for a teacher's license provide the licensing authority with an affidavit listing the higher education institutions attended by the applicant, and whether the ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Board Issuance of Three-Year Licenses|
Establishes a mechanism for local school boards to issue three-year local teacher licenses....
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Testing Prior to Certification|
One component addresses testing as a requirement for teacher certification. States that the proficiency exam "shall consist of only a professional knowledge test and a subject knowledge test," and that it is not requried if the person has already passed a com...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Teacher Certification and Computer Competency|
Mandates that holders of a renewable certificate must pass a computer skills competency test before they can receive certification renewal. Successful completion of the phase one InTech model training at a state educational technology training center or a Stat...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Alternative Certification for Veterans|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reciprocity|
Relates to certified professional counselors; includes licensed professional counseling boards; allows for reciprocity of certification with other states; provides for educational and professional experience levels required for certification by endorsement....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
Relates to substitute teacher certification requirements....
|TN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Apprentice Teachers|
Specifies the teacher employed as probationary teacher for 1 year and as an apprentice teacher for 2 years will be considered as having met the 3 apprentice years requirement....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Boards, Unlicensed Teachers|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Revocation of License for Cheating|
Authorizes the Board of Education to suspend or revoke the teaching or administrative license of any person who knowingly and willfully commits specified acts regarding secure mandatory tests administered to students required by the Code of Virginia or by the ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reciprocity|
Directs the Board of Education to provide for licensure by reciprocity for individuals holding a valid out-of-state license and national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires evidence of such valid licensure and na...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Teacher Licensure Reciprocity|
Directs the Board of Education to provide for licensure by reciprocity for individuals holding a valid out-of-state teaching license and national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards....