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Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure--Highly Qualified Teachers


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ARAdopted 03/2012P-12Rules 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...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Highly Qualified Teacher Definition
H.F. 26
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...

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

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Temporary Contract Teachers
H.B. 1070
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...

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UTAdopted 04/2009P-12Certification of Highly Qualified Teachers
R277-510
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2008P-12Unlicensed Teachers
S.B. 2163
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...

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UTAdopted 04/2008P-12Educator Licensing and Data Retention
R277-502
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...

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UTAdopted 09/2007P-12Highly Qualified Teacher
R277-510
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Provisional Alternative Teaching Certificates
S.B. 306
Relates to the Alternative Teacher Certification program. Provides that a provisional alternative teaching certificate may be issued to an applicant who has attained at least a cumulative "B" grade point average if the individual is assigned to a school distri...

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TXAdopted 08/2007P-12Waivers to Extend Generalist Certificates
19 TAC 7.233.233.2
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...

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LAAdopted 07/2007P-12Extended Endorsement License (EEL)
LAC 28:CXXXI.314
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2007P-12Additional Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers
H.B. 24
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...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 472
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...

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

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SCSigned into law 05/2007P-12Middle School Teacher Licensure
S.B. 702
(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...

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UTAdopted 05/2007P-12Licensing Routes
R277-503
Amends rules concerning licensing routes. Provides new requirementsfor testing in areas specific to No Child Left Behind.
http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-503.htm...

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IAAdopted 12/2006P-12Testing 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...

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ID11/01/2006 Pending Legislative Review 10/2006P-12Teacher and Administrator Certification, State Content Standards
IDAPA 08.02.03
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...

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

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NHRule Adoption 10/2006P-12Teacher 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...

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ILAdopted 09/2006P-12Highly 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...

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WVRule Adoption 08/2006P-12Performance 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...

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NHEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2006P-12Highly Qualified Teachers
Ed 501.02, 508.06(c), 513.03
Relates to eligibility requirements for highly qualified teachers. New Hampshire 6389
http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/laws/StatementofEligibilityHighlyQualifiedTeachers.htm...

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

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CARule Adoption 06/2006P-12NCLB 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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Teaching 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...

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12Hospital/Homebound Instruction
LAC 28:CXV.1103
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....

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OHAdopted 04/2006P-12Supplemental Teaching License
OAC 3301-24-14
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...

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IDAdopted 04/2006P-12Highly Qualified Teachers
IDAPA 08.02.02
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)...

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NDAdopted 04/2006P-12Credentials 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 ...

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UTAdopted 04/2006P-12Educator Licensing-Highly Qualified Teachers
R277-510
Provides definitions in the NCLB (No Child Left Behind).
http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-510.htm...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12
S.B. 172
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...

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OHAdopted 03/2006P-12Temporary Licenses
OAC 3301-23-44
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
http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/23/3301-23-44_PH_FF_A_RU_20060314_1326...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
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.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html/SB/26...

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NMAdopted 03/2006P-12Teacher Licensure
6.64.6 NMAC
Relates to entry level licensure requirements for history, geography, economics, civics and government teachers K-12. Requires passage of content area assessment for endorsement.
http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xvii/xvii04/6.64.6amend.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Teacher Licensure and Education
H.B. 1057
Revises statutes governing teacher licensure regulations and regulation of teacher education programs by repealing the current statutes and reenacting teacher licensure and teacher education program provisions. The bill provides that the Board of Education (BO...

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ILAdopted 02/2006P-12Highly 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...

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TXAdopted 02/2006P-12Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates
19 TAC 7.233.233.3, .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...

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ORAdopted 02/2006P-12Highly Qualified Teachers
OAR 584-100-0038
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...

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AKAdopted 02/2006P-12Highly 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...

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OHAdopted 01/2006P-12Certification
OAC 3301-23-20 thru -22
Rescinds rules relating to endorsement and validation of certificates for teaching, and requirements for certificate renewal.
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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Out-of-Field Authorities to Teach
LAC 28:I.903
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...

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OKAdopted 11/2005P-12Competencies for Licensure
OAC 210:20-9-172
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....

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CAAdopted 11/2005P-12
Postsec.
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...

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ORAdopted 10/2005P-12Licensing 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...

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RIAdopted 09/2005P-12Requirements for Middle School Endorsement
Uncodified
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)...

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RIAdopted 09/2005P-12I-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)...

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TXAdopted 09/2005P-12Emergency 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...

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WVAdopted 08/2005P-12Licensure 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)...

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ORAdopted 08/2005P-12Continuing 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 ...

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TXEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2005P-12Educational 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...

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CTSigned into law 07/2005P-12Bilingual Education Teachers
H.B. 6678
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...

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PAAdopted 07/2005P-12Bridge 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 ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Generic Teacher Certification
H.J.R. 3892
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...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Supplemental Online Education Courses
S.B. 139
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...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Highly Qualified Status for Veteran Teachers
Uncodified
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Ability to Sign Contracts
H.B. 1837
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 ...

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ORAdopted 05/2005P-12Authorizations 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...

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

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

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher Resource Programs
H.B. 1982
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teaching Certificates
H.B. 2350
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Teacher Licensure Qualifications
H.B. 2790
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 ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Data 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
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...

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NVTemporary Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Development 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)

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec339...

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

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OHAdopted 12/2004P-12Programs 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...

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WVRule Adoption 11/2004P-12Standards 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)...

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NHInterim Rule Adoption 11/2004P-12Minimum 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...

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WARule Adoption 10/2004P-12Continuing 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)...

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WARule Adoption 10/2004P-12Limited and Transitional Certificates
WAC 180-79A-231
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...

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NMRule Adoption 09/2004P-12Provisions/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)...

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

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teachers
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teacher 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Commission 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Technical 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Areas 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Requirements 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Review 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Applicants 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School 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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005
A.B. 1650
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Public School Performance Accountability Program:Opportunity for Teaching and Learning Index
S.B. 1419
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
measure...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 09/2004P-12Emergency 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...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12Teacher, 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...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12License Renewal and Advancement
NMAC 6.60.6.1, .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...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Educator License Requirements
NMAC 6.60.7.1, .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)
http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.060.0007.htm...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12
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Beginning Teacher Induction Requirements
A.B. 2210
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Qualified Teachers
H.B. 6906
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 ...

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UTRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Entry Years Enhancement for Quality Teaching
R277-522
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)...

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UTRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers
R277-520
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)...

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UTRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Special Subject Certification for Small Schools
R277-510
Repeals rules concerning special subject certification for small secondary schools. UTAH REG 27208 (SN)...

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UTRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Educator Licensing and Data Retention
R277-502
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)...

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AZIssued 08/2004P-12Establishing 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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Applications for State Residency for Teachers
WAC 181-01-002
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)...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Out-of-State Teaching Certificate
WAC 180-79A-257
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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Teachers with Endorsed Certificates
WAC 180-82A-204
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)...

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SDRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Endorsement 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...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Standard 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...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Standard 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...

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LAAdopted 05/2004P-12Validity, Reinstatement, and Renewals for Certificates
LAC 28:I.903
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)...

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NDRule Adoption 05/2004P-12Instructional 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; ...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 05/2004P-12Highly Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation
OAR 584-100-0026
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 (...

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UTRule Adoption 05/2004P-12Educator Licensing Renewal
R277-501
"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...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12Deadline Date for Completing Endorsements for Personnel
LAC 28:I.903
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....

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12PRAXIS Exams and Passing Scores
LAC 28:I.903
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....

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Special Education Teachers
H.B. 1048
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 ...

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MSRule Adoption 04/2004P-12Special Education Teacher Unit Methodology Revision
(Uncodified)
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teaching Certificate Standards
H.B. 4553
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...

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

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 03/2004P-12Certification 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)...

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

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 03/2004P-12Student 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Teacher Classifications
H.B. 126
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Education Amendments
S.B. 185
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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Omnibus Bill -- Performance Evaluations Section
H.B. 4001
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...

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UTRule Adoption 03/2004P-12Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers
R277-520
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...

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CARule Adoption 02/2004P-12Highly 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...

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TXRule Adoption 02/2004P-12School 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)...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004P-12Certification Requirements
H.B. 3877
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to requirements for certification....

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DERule Adoption 01/2004P-12Certification
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...

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NDRule Adoption 12/2003P-12Definitions/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 (...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 12/2003P-12Limited Teaching License
584-060-0171
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)...

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SCRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Credential Classification
R. 43-53
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)...

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DERule Adoption 11/2003P-12Teacher 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...

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SDRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Renewal Hours/College Transcripted Hours/Applicant
24:15:03:06
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)...

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NMRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Continuing 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)...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Teacher Evaluation
A.B. 954
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...

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NVRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Endorsements 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...

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NVRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Governing 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...

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ALRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Teacher 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...

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NVRule Adoption 08/2003P-12Tests of Competency
NAC 391.036
Amends exemptions for tests of competency required for initial license. NEVADA REG 3211 (SN)...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Endorsement Related Assignments
WAC 180-82-105
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)...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Teacher Preparation Teacher Assessment
OAC 712:10-7-1
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 ...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Qualified 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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Professional 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)...

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

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2003P-12Modified 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...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 07/2003P-12Highly 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...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2003P-12Teacher 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...

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RISigned into law 07/2003P-12Testing for Certification
S.B. 595
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...

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RISigned into law 07/2003P-12Teacher 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)...

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HIVetoed 07/2003P-12Out-of-field Teachers
S.B. 1237
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...

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CAVetoed 07/2003P-12Teachers' State Basic Skills Proficiency Test
S.B. 45
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12Teach Louisiana First Program
H.B. 1923
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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2003P-12Assignment of Teachers
WAC 180-28-105
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)...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12No Child Left Behind Act
S.B. 1155
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher 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 ...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Rules 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....

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teaching 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...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12High 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...

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FLRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Teacher Certification
FAC 6A-4.028
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/...

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FLRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Teacher Certification
FAC 6A-4.0323
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...

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FLRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Teacher Certification
FAC 6A-4.0332
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Regional Training Programs
S.B. 210
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 ...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2003P-12Professional Certificate Program
WAC 180-78A-505
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Qualified Teachers
S.B. 1627
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. ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Educator Certification
H.B. 1022
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...

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WVRule Adoption 05/2003P-12
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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...

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ORRule Adoption 05/2003P-12Emergency 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...

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OHRule Adoption 05/2003P-12Licensure
OAC 3301-24-05
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...

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NVTemporary Rule Adoption 05/2003P-12English 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)...

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NDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Qualifications (Elementary, Middle School, High School)
H.B. 1489
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...

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AZSigned by Governor 04/2003P-12Classroom Performance; Teacher Reemployment
S.B. 1330
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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003P-12Competency 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...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Professional Development Expenditures
H.B. 1296
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...

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TNRule Adoption 04/2003P-12Teacher 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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Teacher licensure
H.B. 1512
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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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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
alternative lice...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Professional 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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Accountability, 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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Educational 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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Licensing
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12School 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 ...

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KYAdopted 03/2003P-12Written 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....

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NMRule Adoption 02/2003P-12Guidelines 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:...

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

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PAAdopted 02/2003P-12Standards 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...

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Student 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...

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Categories 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...

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Continuing 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 ...

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Assignment 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...

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NYAdopted 12/2002P-12Renewal 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 ...

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ORAdopted 12/2002P-12Continuing Education Programs
OAC 850-010-0210
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...

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TXAdopted 12/2002P-12Contracted 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 ...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Annual Assurance of Compliance by School Districts
R277-108
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...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching
R277-522
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...

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ALAdopted 11/2002P-12Resolution on Subject Matter Testing
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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...

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ORAdopted 10/2002P-12Teacher 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...

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NVTemporary Rule Adoption 10/2002P-12Licensure for Educators
NAC 391.077
Amends rules concerning extension of time prescribed for renewal of license or for validity of provisional license. NEVADA REG 3152 (SN)...

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ALPassed 10/2002P-12Alabama Prospective Teacher Test
Resolution
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...

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ILAdopted 09/2002P-12Definition of Highly Qualified Teacher
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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...

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TXActive 09/2002P-12Paraprofessionals Requirements
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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 ...

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

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12Teachers Must Receive Development in Second Language Acquisition
H.B. 5010
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...

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NMAdopted 08/2002P-12Content Knowledge Assessments, other Teacher Certification
6.61.5.7 and 6.61.5.8
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2002P-12Basic Skills for Certification
S.B. 1953
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...

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Development of Middle School Teacher Certification
H.B. 661
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...

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TXActive 07/2002P-12Highly Qualified Teachers
N/A
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...

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AKAdopted 06/2002P-12Waivers 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...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Teacher Certification Component
H.B. 1711
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2002P-12
H.B. 2625
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...

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

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

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Nontraditional Teacher Education, Certification, Inservice and Mentoring; Transitional Bilingual Teacher Certification; Qualifications of Nontraditional Administrator Certification Candidates
S.B. 2370
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Provisional Teacher Certification and Kentucky Professional Standards Board
S.B. 192
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability
S.B. 166
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....

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Training Program for Teachers Hired on an Emergency Basis
S.B. 321
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12Teaching Interns
S.B. 57
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....

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