|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Rules Governing Highly Qualified Teachers|
AR ADC 005.19.9-1.0 to AR ADC 005.19.9-5.0; AR ADC 005.19.9 Appendix A, B, C
Establishes definitions and procedures to designate teachers as highly qualified in the core academic subject areas pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Requires that all newly hired teachers in core academic subject areas in Title I schools or pr...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Highly Qualified Teacher Definition|
Removes previous language on the HOUSSE process and updates the current definition of a highly qualified teacher to include teachers holding valid licenses who are determined by local administrators as having highly qualified status according to the approved M...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2009||P-12||Unlicensed Teachers|
Clarifies that effective July 1, 2009, unlicensed teachers employed as emergency hires may be employed on an emergency basis for no more than four years.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/bills/SB1250_CD1_.pdf
Governor's veto message: http:...
|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...
|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...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Unlicensed Teachers|
Provides that unlicensed individuals who were hired on an emergency basis by the department of education prior to July 1, 2008 must attain licensure within four years from the date of their employment. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/Bills/SB2163_CD1...
|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...
|UT||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Highly Qualified Teacher|
This rule adds new definitions including "teacher of record" and "veteran teacher" and deletes definitions including High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) standards. The rule changes terminology from "highly qualified teacher" to a teach...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Provisional Alternative Teaching Certificates|
Relates to the Alternative Teacher Certification program. Provides that a provisional alternative teaching certificate may be issued to an applicant who has attained at least a cumulative "B" grade point average if the individual is assigned to a school distri...
|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...
|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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Additional Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers|
Provides an additional $5,000 bonus per year for each national board-certified teacher who teaches at:
(A) A school that is in restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB);
(B) A school with a high turnover rate, as determined by...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Improvement Plans|
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Local Alternative Teacher Certification Programs|
S.B. 72 (Section 4)
Subject to approval by the professional standards commission, authorizes a district to provide a secondary-level alternative teacher certification program for core academic subjects. Requires such alternative teacher certification candidates to:
(A) Possess a...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|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||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...
|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...
|IL||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers, P.E. and Denial of Enrollment|
23 IAC 1.77, .242, .420, .430, .720
New section (p 243 of 405 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue41.pdf) institutes a requirement that districts electronically report information used in determining whether teachers can be considered "highly quali...
|WV||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Performance Evaluations of School Personnel|
Title 126, Series 142
Amends rules regarding performance evaluations of school personnel by requiring teachers with at least 5 years experience and no unsatisfactory evaluations for at least a period of 3 years to be evaluated only when the principal determines it to be necessary o...
|NH||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
Ed 501.02, 508.06(c), 513.03
Relates to eligibility requirements for highly qualified teachers. New Hampshire 6389
|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...
|CA||Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||NCLB and Rural Teacher Requirements|
Title 5 CCR Section 6110, 6112, 6113
Adopts rules relating to rural flexibility and the No Child Left Behind Teacher requirements. Implements new timelines for middle and high schoolteachers employed by SRSA program schools to allow additional time for achieving NCLB highly qualified teacher cert...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teaching Quality Assignment Disparities|
H.B. 7087 (Section 57)
The Legislature finds disparities between teachers assigned to teach in a majority of "A" graded schools and teachers assigned to teach in a majority of "F" graded schools. The disparities can be found in the average years of experience, the median salary, and...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Hospital/Homebound Instruction|
Establishes procedures for hospital/homebound instruction for a student who is enrolled in regular or special education and who, as a result of health care treatment, physical illness, accident, or the treatment thereof, is temporarily unable to attend school....
|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...
|ID||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
Recommends Idaho teachers be highly qualified by end of 2005-2006 school year. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/06apr.pdf (page 15 of 111)...
|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 ...
|UT||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Educator Licensing-Highly Qualified Teachers|
Provides definitions in the NCLB (No Child Left Behind).
|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
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 3 provides that a teacher from any state meeting the federal standard for a highly qualified teacher is eligible for a standard license in Mississippi.
|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...
|IL||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
23 IAC 25 Appendix D
Clarifies rules regarding criteria by which teachers may be identified as "highly qualified" in the core academic subject areas. Bars individuals serving on
special education teaching approval or short-term emergency certification in special education or teac...
|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...
|OR||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
To be eligible for an Approved NCLB Alternative Route License, the applicant must:
(a) Hold a bachelor's degree; (b) Demonstrate core academic subject matter competency by: (A) Passing the TSPC approved rigorous state test required for the grade-level and sub...
|AK||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Highly qualified special education teachers|
4 AAC 04.210(j), (k)
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development, dealing with setting out qualifications for special education teachers to meet highly qualified status under the No Child Left Behind Act. Requires school districts to ensure that special educa...
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...
|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....
|NCLB Requirements for Middle and High School Teachers|
Title 5, Div.1: 6:7:3 sec. 6111
A new middle or high school teacher who meets NCLB requirements must have a bachelor's degree and either be enrolled in an approved intern program for less than three years or hold a credential in the subject taught, must also pass or complete one of the speci...
|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...
|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...
|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 ...
|TX||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Educational Aide Exemption Program|
19 TAC 1.21.II.21.1083
Amends rules concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program. Allows students who have met the requirement of employment as an educational aide one of the past five years who are applying for their first exemptions to continue to pursue their teaching creden...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Bilingual Education Teachers|
For the period from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2008, the State Board of Education is to require an applicant for certification as a bilingual education teacher to demonstrate competency in English and the other language of instruction as a condition of certifica...
|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 ...
|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...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...
|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...
|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 ...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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||Data Collection and Analysis|
S.B. 779, H.B. 1762
Revises the Standards of Quality to require local school boards to (i) provide for data collection and analysis and to use such results in instructional program evaluation; (ii) implement any actions identified through the academic review of schools accredited...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:
(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Development and Issuance Of Middle School Licenses|
NAC 391, 391.339
Establishes rules which govern the development and issuance of middle school licenses pursuant to the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. NEVADA REG 3672 (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...
|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...
|WV||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Standards for Subject-Area Content|
Title 133, Series 46
Establishes new rules relating to standards for subject-area content in secondary-level teacher preparation programs. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4544 (SN)...
|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 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||Teachers|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial condition of a school district if the county superintendent determines a school district may be unable to meet its financi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Misassignment and ESL Teacher Qualifications|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to annually monitor and review school district certificated employee assignment practices according to certain priorities with first priority going to schools and school districts that are likely to ha...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Technical Assistance Areas|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support that provides intensive and sustained support and technical assistance for school districts, county offices of education, and schools in need of improveme...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Areas of Instruction in the Principal Training Program|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 8: This bill would require that instruction and training in the Principal Training Program run by the state superintendent include instruction related to personnel management, including hiring, recruitment and retention practices and misassignments of cer...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District and University Internships|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 6: Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to ensure that each district and university internship program in California provides program elements to its interns as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its implementing regu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Requirements for High Priority Schools Grant Candidates|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Requires that, commencing with the 2004–05 fiscal year, for a district with a school initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after July 2004, the report include whether at least 80% of the teachers assigned to the sch...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Review of Audit Exceptions|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 13: Requires the county superintendent of schools to include in the review of audit exceptions those audit exceptions related to use of instructional materials program funds, teacher misassignments, and information reported on the school accountability re...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Uniform Complaint Process|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Compliance Audits|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 2: Requires a district compliance audit to include verification of the reporting requirements for the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials, teacher misassignments, and the accuracy of information reported on the school accountability repor...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Accountability Report Cards|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 10: Requires the school accountability report card to include information regarding the availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for each pupil, any needed maintenance of school facilities to ensure good repair, the misassign...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005|
Consolidates the funding for programs aimed at promoting the development of teachers in specific areas, and establishes the Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005 to provide flexible professional development block grants to school districts. Requires the ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Public School Performance Accountability Program:Opportunity for Teaching and Learning Index|
Existing law establishes the Public School Performance Accountability Program which consists of the Academic Performance
Index (API), the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, and the High Achieving/Improving Schools Program. The API
|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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Teacher, Specialist and Administrator Appraisal Process (DPASII)|
14 DAC Sections 106, 107, and 108
Amends regulations by replacing the Teacher Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System, the Specialist Appraisal System, and the Administrator Appraisal System (DPAS II). Effective for only districts participating in the pilot of this process. DEL...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||License Renewal and Advancement|
NMAC 18.104.22.168, .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 22.214.171.124, .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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Provides that if a school district has a shortage of highly qualified teachers, as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or a shortage of highly qualified teachers in the subject area of mathematics, science, reading, or special education, then the ...
|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||Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers|
Amends rules concerning the appropriate licensing and assignment of teachers. Makes the rules consistent with current practices and state and federal law. UTAH REG 27210 (SN)...
|UT||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Special Subject Certification for Small Schools|
Repeals rules concerning special subject certification for small secondary schools. UTAH REG 27208 (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)...
|AZ||Issued 08/2004||P-12||Establishing the Governor's Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program (AzTEP) Coordination Council|
Executive Order 2004-20
Establishes the Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program Coordination Council (AzTEP Council) to solicit, review and approve applications for federal and private grants for recruiting and placing qualified teachers in underserved communities and to oversee the adm...
|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...
|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)...
|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...
|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...
|LA||Adopted 05/2004||P-12||Validity, Reinstatement, and Renewals for Certificates|
Adds language for the implementation of Continuing Learning Units (CLUs) and High Quality Professional Development. Streamlines current policy and aligns these rules with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. LOUISIANA REG 9335 (SN)...
|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; ...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Highly Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation|
Implements new Highly Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation (HOUSSE) for teachers who are eligible for HOUSSE assessment with regard to meeting the definitions of Highly Qualified Teacher under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. OREGON REG 25595 (...
|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...
|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 ...
|MS||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Special Education Teacher Unit Methodology Revision|
Amends rules concerning a special education teacher unit methodology revision. Incorporates data retrieved electronically through the Mississippi Student Information Systems into the procedure. Changes the focus of the methodology to the amount of services a t...
|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...
|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...
|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)...
|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....
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Student Teaching - Teacher Education|
OAR 584-017-0042, -036-0067, -040, -0005
Establishes temporary rules which will grant teacher education institutions authority to determine teaching competency if the required 15 weeks of student teaching cannot be met due to a shortened school year imposed on school districts by budget restraints. G...
|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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Omnibus Bill -- Performance Evaluations Section|
Amends Chapter 18A-2-12 to provide that, for school personnel with five or more years of experience, who have not received an unsatisfactory rating, evaluations must be conducted no more than once every three years, unless the principal determines more frequen...
|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...
|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...
|TX||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||School District Staff Development|
19 TAC 2.153.BB.153.1011
Repeals commissioner's rules concerning school district staff development. Concerns minimum staff development standards for school district personnel. TEXAS REG 94371 (SN)...
|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...
|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)...
|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)...
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
14 DAC 321 thru 1542 (non-seq)
Establishes rules concerning the requirements for standard certificates for educational personnel. Amends existing requirements for standard certificates to reflect these changes and to provide an interim set of requirements for individuals who are in the proc...
|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)...
|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||Teacher Evaluation|
Authorizes the evaluation and assessment at least every 5 years of personnel with permanent status who have been employed at least 10 years with the school district, are highly qualified, and whose previous evaluation rated the employee as meeting or exceeding...
|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...
|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...
|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)...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Assistants|
H.B. 5825, S.B. 415
Amends the requirements for being a teacher's assistant. If hired after January 8, 2002 and providing an instructional service, staff must have completed at least two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education, obtained an associate's (or higher)...
|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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teach Louisiana First Program|
Creates the Teach Louisiana First Program to reduce the shortage of teachers certified to teach certain subjects in public schools designated as failing by the state board. Provides for incentive pay to certified teachers willing to teach in rural public schoo...
|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)...
|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....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teaching Quality Components|
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
Revises provisions governing the qualifications required of certain teachers in core academic content areas, and for paraprofessionals in Title I Schools, as required for compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. A new middle school license is aut...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12||High Quality Teachers|
S.B. 1108 (Section 21.005)
Amends Sec. 21.005. HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS. Allows the commissioner to establish by rule a statewide standard to be used to certify each school district that is preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers in a manner consistent with the No Child...
|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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Regional Training Programs|
Revises provisions governing the regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators and the Statewide Council for the Coordination of the Regional Training Programs. Amends NRS 391.544 to provide that through the Nevada ...
|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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Requires the state board of education, with the assistance of the commissioner of education, to study and determine the key academic teaching fields with the most critical shortages of highly qualified, licensed elementary and secondary teachers in the state. ...
|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...
|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...
|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)...
|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...
|AZ||Signed by Governor 04/2003||P-12||Classroom Performance; Teacher Reemployment|
Provides that the governing board of a school district shall develop a definition of inadequacy of classroom performance relating to the board's intention not to reemploy teachers. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1330...
|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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Professional Development Expenditures|
Before October 1 of each year, districts must report a separate list of the professional development activities in which the district participated during the preceding school year; and the amount of time committed to the activities. (This is is addition to al...
|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...
|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|
|Teacher Preparation Section|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-2-2 (Z)(BB and CC) to require the state board to approve education curricula and programs
offered in all two-year public post-secondary educational institutions, except those in Chapter 21, Article 12 NMSA 1978, that lead to
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Professional Development Section|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-2-2 (Z)(AA) to add guidelines for developing extensive professional development activities for districts that: (a) improve teachers' knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to teach those subjects to all of their students; (b) ar...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Accountability, Evaluation of Personnel|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-10A-19. Requires state board to adopt criteria an minimum highly objective uniform statewide standards of evaluation for the annual performance evaluation of licensed school employees. Classroom observation must be part of this standard. Set...
|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 ...
|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....
|NM||Rule Adoption 02/2003||P-12||Guidelines for Implementing Bilingual Education Program|
6.32.2, 6.63.6, 6.64.12
Implements rules regarding primary and secondary education, education standards, Bilingual Multicultural and Language Revitalization programs, licensure requirements for ancillary and support personnel, and licensure for school counselors K-12. Old rules were:...
|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...
|PA||Adopted 02/2003||P-12||Standards for Education|
Sections 403.2; Sections 403.4 and 403.5
The standards proposed by the department and approved by the state board affirm the use of flexibility in the current certification system and approve additional certification avenues designed to provide new routes for becoming certified. More specifically, th...
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Student Services and Reading Specialist Certificates|
19 TAC 239.90 thru 239.95
Proposes rules related to the reading specialist certificate and student services certificates. Specifies the rules for general provisions for issuance of the reading specialist certificate, minimum requirements for admission to a reading specialist preparatio...
|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||Continuing Education, Particularly for Reading Specialists|
19 TAC 232.851
Amends rules relating to the number of required continuing professional education hours by classes of certificates. Requires holders of the new standard reading specialist certificate to complete 200 hours of continuing professional education every five years ...
|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...
|TX||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Contracted Continuing Professional Education Sponsors STATE ID: 27 TEXREG 9540|
22 TAC 523.71
Replaces rules pertaining to Board contracted Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsors. Allows contracting with providers and sets out requirements, most of which concern contractual obligations. Section 523.25 deals with evaluation. TEXAS REG 84215 ...
|UT||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Annual Assurance of Compliance by School Districts|
Provides school districts with a comprehensive list of required assurances and provides for accountability to the State Board of Education. These include: (1) the National motto is displayed in schools; (2) a policy has been developed, in consultation with sc...
|UT||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching|
Establishes rules relating to assistance for entry level teachers to increase their expertise and confidence in their beginning teaching years. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2002/b20021001.pdf and http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277...
|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...
|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...
|IL||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Definition of Highly Qualified Teacher|
State Board of Education adopted their definition of "highly qualified teacher on September 19, 2002: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/news/2002/sept19-02c.htm...
|TX||Active 09/2002||P-12||Paraprofessionals Requirements|
Texas currently has no state academic assessment for paraprofessionals. However, the LEA may create its own academic assessment that documents a paraprofessional's knowledge and ability as described in statute. The Agency is still in discussions with the USDE ...
|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||Teachers Must Receive Development in Second Language Acquisition|
Districts are required to provide teachers with development in second language acquisition techniques, and professional development plans are to be filed annually with the state commissioner. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/bills/house/ht05010.htm...
|NM||Adopted 08/2002||P-12||Content Knowledge Assessments, other Teacher Certification|
126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
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...
|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...
|TX||Active 07/2002||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers|
Several issues still require clarification through regulations or non-regulatory guidance from the U.S. Department of Education related to the definition of "highly qualified." Preliminary guidance states that teachers hired under an alternative certification...
|AK||Adopted 06/2002||P-12||Waivers for Special Education Teachers|
4 AAC 12.025 (a)
Waivers are allowed if districts are (A) recruiting through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Teacher Placement program; or
(B) advertising in one or more newspapers of general circulation; and (3) official transcripts and a letter from an approved tea...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...
|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....
|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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability|
Makes it explicit that the Office of Education Accountability has a responsibility to periodically review personnel policies and practices relating to recruitment, selection, evaluation, termination, and promotion of personnel....
|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||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Teaching Interns|
Authorizes an intern to choose an early teacher internship program completion option if the intern passes certain assessments and meets the requirements for teacher fitness....