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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Preparation


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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Repealing the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP)
S.B. 149
Repeals the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP).
Bill text: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913466&n=SB149%20Act
Fiscal note: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=910210&n=Fiscal%20Note%20-%20SB149%20Enrolled
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MOSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.Teacher Preparation Program Quality
S.B. 492
Establishes the "Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation" (MABEP) within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to advise the State Board of Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education regarding matters of mutual interest i...

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CTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Dyslexia IEP and Teacher Prep
H.B. 5562
From bill analysis: DYSLEXIA -- The bill requires that (1) dyslexia be added to the special education individualized education program (IEP) form as a separate category and (2) instruction in dyslexia be added to teacher preparation programs that lead to a pro...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Teacher Preparation and Professional Development and English Language Learners
H.F. 2397
Article 1
Section 12: Requires all teacher candidates to be prepared in English language development and content instruction for English learners in order to be able to effectively instruct English learners in their classroom. Directs the Board of Teaching to ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Qualifications of Instructors Supervising or Directing Teacher Preparation Students
H.B. 433 - Qualifications of Instructors Supervising or Directing Teacher Preparation Students
Section 1: Requires all instructors who, through a Florida online or distance program, supervise or direct teacher preparation students during field experience courses or internships in another state or on a U.S. military base in another country, to meet the s...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Residency Program
H.B. 2885
Deletes references to licenses or licensure; changing references from licenses to certificates; directs the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to work with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the various institutions of higher educatio...

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WISigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Data Tied to Preparation and Charter/Private School Participation
S.B. 286
Adds provision that requires the student information system to include the name of the teacher education program each teacher attended or the name of the institution from which the teacher obtained a bachelor's degree for each teacher teaching in a school dist...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Teacher Preparation Programs
H.B. 1388
Makes changes to the information a teacher preparation program must submit annually to the department of education. Requires the department to make additional information about teacher candidates on their website, including attrition and retention rates and pe...

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

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VASigned into law 02/2014Postsec.Year-Round Instruction-Teacher Preparation.
H.B. 436
Repeals the section of the Code of Virginia that directs certain public institutions of higher education to be placed on a year-round basis of instruction as soon as their financial resources will warrant to expedite the training of teachers.
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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Length of Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 5
From legislative counsel's digest: Prohibits a teacher preparation program from including more than 2 years of full-time study of professional preparation. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_5_bill_20130827_chaptered.pdf ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Teacher Preparation - Instruction on Gifted and Talented
H.B. 5423
Requires candidates in teaching preparation programs that lead to professional certification to complete training in the awareness and identification of the unique learning style of gifted and talented children. Requires all teaching preparation programs that ...

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

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Teacher Licensure and Fees
S.B. 402
Amends the schedule of fees for teacher licensure and administrative changes so that the fees do not exceed the actual cost of providing the service. The State Board of Education must report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by March 15 in...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Foundations of Reading Test for Teachers
Act 20 - Section 2365r
Delays the effective date from January 1, 2014, to January 31, 2014, for the requirement that an applicant for an initial teaching license to teach in grades K-5,
in special education, as a reading teacher, or as a reading specialist, must first pass the Foun...

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Grant Program to Provide Instruction to Educationally Disadvantaged Students
H.B. 742
Establishes a grant program for districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged. Directs the commissioner to establish and administer a grant program to provide grants to up to 10 districts to provide instruct...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Texas Teacher Residency Program
H.B. 1752
By March 1, 2014, directs the commissioner of higher education to use a competitive selection process to establish a Texas Teacher Residency Program at a public institution of higher education. Requires that the institution of higher education form a partnersh...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Preparation and Certification Requirements
H.B. 2318
Requires educator preparation programs to provide teacher certification candidates with information on the skills and responsibilities required of teachers, expectations for student performance based on state standards, the current supply of and demand for tea...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Preparation Programs
H.B. 2012 - Educator Preparation Programs
Requires that each educator preparation program provide information on:
(1) The skills educators are required to possess, the responsibilities educators are required to accept, and the high expectations for Texas students
(2) The effect of supply and demand fo...

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DESigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Teacher Preparation Standards Raised
S.B. 51
Strengthens teacher preparation by raising standards for entry into the teaching profession. Requires all Delaware teacher preparation programs to set high admission and completion requirements, to provide high-quality student teaching experiences and ongoing ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Social/Emotional Development Training in Teacher Preparation
H.B. 6292
Requires any candidate entering a program of teacher preparation to complete training in social and emotional development and learning of children. The training must include instruction concerning a comprehensive, coordinated social and emotional assessment an...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 409
Requires the department of education to develop, and the state board of education to adopt as rules, standards and benchmarks of performance for teacher education schools, departments, and teacher prep programs, and individuals that complete said programs. Set...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Refund of Exam Fees
H.B. 1335
If a company that provides competency examinations requires payment from a teacher candidate for an examination prior to the release of the previous competency examination results for that candidate, it shall be required to provide a full refund to the teacher...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Educator Professional Development
S.B. 359
Requires West Virginia University and Marshall University to collaborate with the Center for Professional Development and all regional education service agencies to share evidence-based expertise to strengthen professional development for teachers, principals,...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Teacher Education Scholars Program For Candidates and Upon In-State Employment
S.B. 2658 - Section 3
S.B.13-2658 (Section 3) of the Act known as the "Mississippi Education Works Program" creates the Teacher Education Scholars Program, administered by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education, to provide annual scholarships not to exceed ...

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COSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Educator Identifier System and Review of Educator Preparation Programs
H.B. 1219 - Educator Identifier System and Review of Educator Preparation Programs
Clarifies the commissioner of education's responsibility to (1) establish and maintain an educator identifier system, (2) assist the state board in reviewing the content of educator preparation programs and collaborate with the department of higher education i...

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NCSigned into law 03/2013P-12Digital Learning Competencies/School Employees.
H.B. 23
Requires that the The State Board of Education, in consultation with local boards of education and the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, reevaluate
and enhance the requirements for renewal of teacher licenses, integrate digital teaching a...

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ILEmergency Rules 08/2012P-12Substituting ACT or SAT Composite for Passing Score on Illinois Test of Basic Skills
23 IL ADC 25.720
On June 21, 2012, the state board adopted a policy to allow candidates for entry into educator preparation programs and applicants for Illinois educator licenses to use a minimum composite score received on the ACT or SAT in lieu of passing the Illinois test o...

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NCSigned into law 06/2012P-12Teacher Preparation
S.B. 724
Directs the State Board of Education, to further make certain that teacher preparation programs remain current and reflect a rigorous course of study that is aligned to State and national standards, to ensure students preparing to teach in elementary schools t...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Teacher Preparation Program Graduate Outcomes
S.B. 316 - Teacher Preparation Program Graduate Outcomes
By December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, directs the chancellor of the board of regents to report for each teacher preparation program the number and percentage of program graduates who were rated at each of the performance levels in the teacher evaluati...

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CTTo governor 06/2012P-12
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Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 384
Directs The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Board of Regents for Higher Education and The University of Connecticut, to study issues concerning teacher preparation in the state and report on such study and deliver a comprehensive set of reco...

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CTSigned into law 06/2012P-12Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
H.B. 5353
Requires additional opportunities for meetings and the exchange of information between school district officials and parents of students in, or under evaluation for, special education. Requires teacher certification preparation, in-service training, and profes...

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NHAdopted 06/2012P-12Teacher Certification and Preparation Programs
NH ADC Ed 507.18, 34, 36, 38; NH ADC Ed 612.03, 15, 20, 30
State the requirements for teacher certification and teacher preparation programs in the area of Early Childhood Education, Classical Language, Music and Theatre. They are being readopted because they are due to expire. The early childhood rules were amended f...

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LAPassed 06/2012P-12Funding for Laboratory Schools Around the State
S.C.R. 137
Urges and request the legislative fiscal office to update the report issued in March 2006 pursuant to House Resolution No. 133 of the 2005 Regular Session regarding the means and methods used to provide funding for the operation of laboratory schools around th...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Executive Director, Board of Educational Examiners
S.F. 2284 -- Division V
This section requires the governor to appoint the executive director of the Board of Educational Examiners subject to confirmation by the Senate -- rather than hired by the Board of Educational Examiners. Also increases the length of the student teaching exper...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Practitioner Preparation Program Assessments
S.F. 2284 - Division XII
This section requires institutions with approved practitioner programs to administer a preprofessional skills test to admission candidates. Institutions must also administer, prior to a student's completion of the program, subject assessments, designed by a na...

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LAAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Standards for Out-of-State Institutions Wishing to Offer Teacher Education or Education Leadership Programs
LAC 28:IX.305
From May 2012 Louisiana Register: Requires licensed educational institutions wishing to offer teacher education or education leadership programs to meet the same program accreditation requirements as Louisiana's institutions to continue offering that program i...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Teacher Preparation, Certification, & PD
S.B. 458
(Sec. 35) Requires teacher preparation programs (Starting July 1, 2015) to require, as part of their curricula, that students have classroom clinical, field, or student teaching experience during four semesters of the program.

(Sec. 36) Connecticut has a thr...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Dyslexia Teacher Training Pilot
S.B. 1565
New section of law. Establishes a dyslexia teacher training pilot to train higher education faculty to teach multisensory structure reading education for students with dyslexia to teacher candidates. Other purposes are to demonstrate and evaluate the effective...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Commission for Education Quality and Accountability
S.B. 1797
Creates Commission for Education, Instruction Quality and Accountability combining the Oklahoma Commission on Teacher Prep with the Office of Accountability.  Authorizes commission to approve and accredit teacher education programs. Beginning July 1, 2013, the...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12Establish Administrative Due Process for Licensure Violations
H.B. 1144
Establishes an office within the State Department of Education to respond to and conduct hearings regarding educator and administrator licensure and ethics violations. Provides that approval of educator preparation programs is subject to a process and schedule...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher Prep Programs
S.B. 3024
Declares that teacher effect data made available to teacher preparation programs shall not be public records and shall be used only in evaluating the preparation programs.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB3024.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher-in-Residence Programs
H.B. 4101
Authorizes teacher-in-residence programs for certain prospective teachers in lieu of student teaching; defines teacher-in-residence programs and provides minimum requirements; provides use of certain funds for program support and student stipend; specifies for...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12
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Pilot Project for Up to Six Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success Between School Districts and Colleges of Education.
H.B. 2799
Creates the collaborative schools for innovation and success pilot project for colleges of education and school districts to collaborate to improve student and educator success. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202012/2...

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VASigned into law 03/2012Postsec.College Partnership Laboratory Schools; Allowed to Operate Jointly with Local School Boards
H.B. 765
Allows a private institution of higher education that operates a teacher education program approved by the Board of Education to operate a college partnership laboratory school. Currently, only a public institution of higher education that operates a Board app...

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NMAdopted 02/2012P-12Study the Growth of Future Educators
H.M. 42; S.M. 53
Requests that the legislature establish a work group to study the stustainability for future growth, recruitment and training of high school students to pursue future careers in education.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/12%20Regular/memorials/house/HM013.pdf...

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NHAdopted 01/2012P-12Certification and Recertification
NH ADC Ed 505.06, 07; NH ADC Ed 609.01; NH ADC Ed 610.02
Rules on obtaining a teaching credential, and on approval of professional preparation programs, for general and professional educator are being readopted with amendments. The rules are updated to align with the standards of the National Council for Accreditati...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Accreditation of Educator Preparation
S.B. 941 - Accreditation of Educator Preparation
From bill summary: Existing law requires the commission on teacher credentialing to adopt and implement an accreditation framework, setting forth commission policies on the accreditation of educator preparation in California, and to modify the framework in acc...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher Candidates and Field-Based Experience
S.B. 8 - Teacher Candidates and Field-Based Experience
From bill summary: Requires a candidate for certification as a teacher of record, before a district may employ the candidate, to complete at least 15 hours of field-based experience in which the candidate is actively engaged in instructional or educational act...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Alignment
H.B. 6485
Requires the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, every two years, to identify and report on the sectors or subsectors in which workforce shortages exist, the workforce skills needed in those sectors or subsectors, and which career pathways should be establish...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Genocide Education/Sign Language is Foreign Language
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 1 and 2
Includes genocide education in the materials provided by the Department of Education to school districts for student curriculum and educator in-service training. Classifies American sign language as a foreign language for purposes of the prescribed education c...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Teacher Preparation Program Graduates' Performance
H.B. 153 - Teacher Preparation Program Graduates' Performance
By December 31, 2012 and annually thereafter, requires the chancellor of the board of regents to report aggregate academic growth data, using the value-added progress dimension, for students assigned to graduates of state-approved teacher preparation programs ...

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MESigned into law 05/2011P-12Requires a Study to Ensure That Teachers & Paraprofessionals Working with Children with Autism Are Appropriately & Adequately Prepared
H.R. 546
Directs the state Board of Education and the Department of Education (DOE) to conduct a study to ensure that teachers and paraprofessionals who work with children with autism spectrum disorders are appropriately and adequately prepared. Requires the DOE to con...

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COSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 245
Revises statutes related to teacher preparation and evaluation and expands several sections to include principals. Some areas of revision include: screening potential teaching candidates' academic preparation as well as dispositions that would be appropriate f...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions
H.B. 7087
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.Longitudinal Data Systems and Teacher Preparation Program Data
A.B. 2086
From bill analysis: Existing law creates the California Education Information System, consisting of the CALPADS (California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System) and the CALTIDES (California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System). Adds an...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Teacher Preparation - Mental Health Issues
H.B. 2004
Requires that mental illness symptoms identification and mental health issues be incorporated into teacher preparation systems.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2009-10bills/HB/HB2004_ENR.RTF...

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VASigned into law 04/2010P-12
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Community College
College Partnership Laboratory Schools
S.B. 736/H.B. 1389
Establishes college partnership laboratory schools by any public institution of higher education that operates an approved teacher education program. Provides that the schools shall be public schools established by a contract between the governing board of the...

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HISigned into law 04/2010P-12Hawaii Institute for Educational Partnerships
S.B. 2432
Repeals §304A-1203, which established the Hawaii institute for educational partnerships to:
(1) Continually review the teacher preparation system so that it might be redesigned to be responsive to the needs of the state's public school system
(2) Develop inno...

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NESigned into law 04/2010P-12
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Multiple Provisions
L.B. 1071
Provides for the calculation of state aid for unified systems and makes changes related to the early childhood education programs to be included in the calculation of state aid, as well as district responsibilities for students participating in open enrollment...

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COSigned into law 04/2010P-12Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program
H.B. 1030
Creates the early childhood educator development scholarship program in the department of education. The program will provide scholarships to persons who are employed in early childhood development who are pursuing an associate of arts degree in early childhoo...

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OKSigned into law 04/2010P-12Teacher Certification
H.B. 2747
Any teacher certified to teach elementary education prior to July 1, 2010, may be certified in early childhood education upon meeting the requirements provided in law and successful completion of the appropriate subject area portion of the examination by July ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Teacher Preparation
H.B. 637
The Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment has been given to each Idaho prospective
kindergarten through 8th grade teacher since 2002 and places responsibility for the development
of the assessment with the state board of education. This legislation will redi...

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COSigned into law 01/2010P-12
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Effectiveness of Educator Preparation Programs
S.B. 36
Requires the Department of Education to prepare an annual report analyzing educator preparation program effectiveness; provides for information to be shared with educator preparation programs to improve programs and curriculum; part of the evaluation will look...

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RIPassed 11/2009P-12Blueprint for a New Generation of Teacher Education
H.B. 5896
(Joint Resolution) Creates a special legislative study commission whose purpose it would be to study the establishment of a blueprint for a new generation of teacher education. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5896a.pdf...

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WAAdopted 10/2009P-12Teacher Preparation
WAC 181-78A-010, -500, -505, -515, -520, -525, -530, -535, -540
Amends rules relating to teacher preparation programs, higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure, and timelines for approval.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...

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WARule Adoption 10/2009Postsec.TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
WAC 181-78A-105
Amends rules regarding teacher preparation programs. Entails provisions relating to higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure and timelines for approval. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=181-78A-105...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Quality of Preparation Programs for Teachers and Other School Personnel
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.12, 3301.42, 3333.048 and 3333.048
Partly from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Directs the superintendent of public instruction, jointly with the chancellor of the board of regents, to establish metrics and courses of study for postsecondary institutions that prepare educators and other school personnel...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Ohio Teacher Residency Program
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.223
Directs the state superintendent and the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents to jointly establish the Ohio teacher residency program by January 2011. Provides that the residency program is a four-year entry-level program for classroom teachers that include...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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STEM Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
S.B. 2262
Transfers 21.462, "Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies," to 61.0766. Allows a teacher with at least two years experience to participate in an academy program (prior legislation required eligible teachers to have at least five year...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Autistic students
A.B. 359
Creates the Grant Fund for the Training and Education of Personnel Who Work With Pupils With Autism; requires that the boards of trustees of school districts and the governing bodies of charter schools ensure that certain personnel possess the skills and quali...

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IAAdopted 05/2009P-12NCATE Accreditation
IAC 282-13.19(272)
Removes the requirement that teacher preparation programs be accredited by NCATE. ...

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WAAdopted 05/2009P-12APPROVAL STANDARDS
WAC 181-79A-211
Amends rules relating to approval standards for performance based preparation programs for teachers, administrators and education staff associates. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Background Checks for Teacher Preparation Candidates
S.B. 270
Requires each applicant for admission to a teacher preparation program at a two-year or four-year institution to complete a criminal history background check. Requires institution publications that describe teacher preparation program requirements or applicati...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Assessment of Reading Instruction
H.F. 2
Includes as part of the Board of Teaching's licensure exams an assessment of reading instruction for teacher licensure prekindergarten and elementary school candidates.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H0002.5.html&session=ls86...

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

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OKAdopted 05/2009P-12Teacher Preparation Program Accreditation
OAC 712:10-5-1, -2, -3, -4, -7-1
Eliminates the on-site portfolio review and requires instead that institutions provide specific portfolio information for review during the regularly scheduled accreditation visit. Aligns program review recognition decisions with National Council for Accredita...

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

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OHAdopted 04/2009P-12
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Community College
Teacher Preparation Programs
OAC 3301-21-05, -06, -07
Repeals and replaces rules governing the approval of teacher preparation programs at 2-year colleges, including requirements related to organization, curriculum and instruction, faculty, student services, facilities, financial support and evaluation. Also repe...

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ILAdopted 04/2009P-12
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NCATE Certification
23 IAC 25.115
In acknowledgment of the high cost to institutions and the current fiscal environment, NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) determined in fall 2008 that it would suspend institutional reviews for all of 2009. Rule amendment chang...

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WVAdopted 04/2009P-12EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL
Title 126, Series 114
Amends West Virginia's professional teaching standards to assure alignment with the state's 21st century teaching and learning initiative. The newly developed professional teaching standards are the basis for teacher preparation, assessment of teacher practice...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2008P-12Teacher Preparation Program Review
23 IAC 25.115
Explains that the state board rules for the review process of institutions' teacher preparation programs were written many years ago to reflect the procedures used by NCATE to the greatest possible extent. Provides that because NCATE is suspending institutiona...

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KYAdopted 09/2008P-12Standards for Admission to Educator Preparation
16 KAR 5:020
Amends the standards for admission to an educator preparation. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/005/020.htm...

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AKAdopted 08/2008P-12TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM
4 AAC 12.305
Adds a new section setting out guidelines for maintaining initial teacher certification for students enrolled in a teacher preparation program. ALASKA 3678...

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HIGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence. 07/2008P-12Teacher Shortages and Professional Development Schools
S.B. 3252
Relates to teacher shortages. Appropriates up to $100,000 for fiscal year 2008-2009 for public school teachers and candidates to take preparatory courses, tutorials, or programs for the PRAXIS examinations to become highly qualified under the No Child Left Beh...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008P-12Training of Behavior Therapists - Autism
S.B. 2071
Relates to schools; requests the Regional University System of Oklahoma to establish a comprehensive autism training program at the University of Central Oklahoma to provide statewide leadership in training of post graduate and post baccalaureate behavior ther...

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AKSigned into law 05/2008P-12teacher shortage
S.B. 241
Relates to a report to the Legislature on teacher preparation, retention, and recruitment by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska. Chapter 71
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/25/Bills/SB0241Z.PDF...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification
H.R. 1103
Creates the Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification. Provides that in the event the committee makes a report of its findings and recommendations for proposed legislation, such report must be made by December 31, 2008. http://www.legis.state...

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LAAdopted 04/2008P-12Teachers in Nonpublic Schools
LAC 28:LXXIX.303
Amends rules to revise Nonpublic Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators. Allows teachers with master's degrees and 10 or more years of experience teaching at the college level or in a K-12 school to forego the required 12 college...

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SDAdopted 04/2008Postsec.Career and Technical Education
24:10:45:01, :02, :06 thru :10, inclusive, :16, :17
Amends rules to assure that current practices for training instructional staff at the post-secondary technical institutes are up-to-date by changing from "vocational" to "career and technical," and to change the number of credits required in the first two year...

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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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WASigned into law 04/2008P-12High School Graduation Requirements and Learning Assistance for English Language Learners
S.B. 6673
Existing student learning plans (required for 8-12th grade students) must also include information on the student's results on the Washington assessment of student learning (WASL), if the student's score on the Washington language proficiency test II (for stud...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12
Community College
Teacher Recruitment and Preparation Program
LAC 28:CXXV.1501, 1701, 1901-1915 (Bulletin 121)
Amends rules relating to the Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) content standards curriculum framework. The STAR curriculum is designed to provide a career focus by offering an overview of the teaching profession. STAR students are provided with means and g...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12Approval of Teacher Education Programs
LAC 28:XLV.205 and 207
Amends sections of Bulletin 996 - Standards for Approval of Teacher Education Programs. Clarifies the process of moving from second-stage approval to national accreditation or state approval by new or reinstated public and private teacher preparation units. Pa...

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MIEnacted 11/2007P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Preparation and Certification
H.B. 4591
Provides for an increase in teacher certification fees; provides for the review and approval of teacher preparation institutions and their subject specialty programs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2007-PA-0144.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants
H.B. 1922
Subject to appropriation, requires the state board of education to develop a secondary-level agricultural science teacher training continuum and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs at Illinois State Univers...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Educational Partnership Act
H.B. 223
Amends the Educational Partnership Act. Provides that public institutions of higher education that have approved teacher education programs may engage pre-service teacher candidates in the tutorial services for elementary and secondary students in need of such...

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ALAdopted 08/2007P-12Teacher Education
AAC 290-3-3
Repeals and replaces rules to require background clearance for admission to the internship and to clarify field experience requirements for graduate programs. Adds an option for teachers of American Sign Language. Prepares individuals for certification in Spor...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Speciality Schools
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Article 24.5
Authorizes the board of trustees of Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University or Purdue University to establish a university-administered school in any county in Indiana in which the institution is situated. Allows a district board to...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development
S.B. 5955
Enacts provisions addressing a state leadership academy, teacher preparation and certification programs, teacher professional development programs, and a teacher recruitment
program are enacted.

Establishes a public-private partnership to develop, pilot, and...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness and P-16 Data System
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 4
Directs the commissioner to evaluate the effectiveness of all teacher preparation programs in the state, and the timelines and costs of developing or modifying data systems to collect the necessary data. Provides the study must consider measuring the effective...

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ALAdopted 03/2007Postsec.Professional Studies
AAC 290-3-3-.04
Repeals and replaces the present standards for the professionalstudies component of Class B teacher education programs with the Alabama QualityTeaching Standards developed by the Governor's Commission on Quality Teaching. ALABAMA 7840 (Rule Adoption 3/08/07)
h...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Expands Use of State Institute Fund
S.B. 68
Adds support activities related to school accreditation and teacher training and retention to the list of purposes for use of the State Institute Fund by the Department of Education.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/SB68enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Review of Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 19
Changes statues to require the review of teacher preparation programs not more frequently than once every five years. Previous language required review at least every five years.

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/E1BDE5AD5E5AA3FC...

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OHAdopted 03/2007P-12TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
OAC 3301-24-02, -03
Amends rules regarding teacher education programs. Incorporates references to new standards for what teachers should know and be able to do andestablishes student teaching requirements. Rescinds rules regarding performance-based licensure. Approval of teacher ...

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OHAdopted 01/2007P-12Teacher Education
3301-24-03
Amends requirements for the standards teacher preparation institutions must follow. http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/24/3301-24-03_PH_RV_A_RU_20070103_1509.pdf...

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WAAdopted 01/2007Postsec.Educator Preparation & Certification Programs
WAC 181-82A-206
Provides more specific processes and procedures to assess higher education professional educator preparation programs for state approval and review relating to endorsement program approval for residency certificate teacher preparation programs. http://www1.le...

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UTAdopted 12/2006P-12
Postsec.
Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility
R690-100
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to cover the tuition costs for a teaching endorsement, master's degree or graduate education to selected public school teach...

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WAAdopted 12/2006Postsec.Educator Preparation & Certification Programs
WAC 181-78A-100, -105, -110
Provides more specific processes and procedures to assess higher education professional educator preparation programs for state approval and review relating to existing approved programs. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/24/06-24-082.htm. ...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Quality of Teacher Preparation
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3319.233
This section requires the state board of education, in collaboration with the Ohio board of regents, to issue an annual report on the quality of institutions approved for the preparation of teachers. The state board is to prepare the report in collaboration wi...

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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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SDAdopted 10/2006P-12Teacher Accreditation Programs/Guidelines and Virtual High School
Article 24:16, 24:43:12:09 to :11 inclusive, Article 24:53
Amends rules to establish the process for the accreditation and program approval of teacher preparation programs and closely align the rules tothe requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Creates the structural guide...

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WVRule Adoption 07/2006P-12Approval Of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs
Title 126, Series 114
Amends rules regarding West Virginia Board of Education approval of educational personnel preparation programs. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/126-114.pdf...

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HISigned into law 07/2006P-12Funding for Teacher Training/Support
S.B. 3195
Appropriates funds for teacher training and support to address educational needs, especially the teacher shortage in the state. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb3195_cd1_.htm...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Creation of Just Read, Florida Office and Research-Based Strategies
H.B. 7087 (Section 8)
There is created in the Department of Education the Just Read, Florida! office. The office will: (1) Train highly effective reading coaches. (2) Create multiple designations of effective reading instruction; (3) Train K-12 teachers and school principals on eff...

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SCAdopted 05/2006P-12Teacher Quality and Certification
R 43-62
Amends rules to create the need for restructuring the state system for training, certifying and evaluating teachers. Addresses the add-on certification, paraprofessionals, the definition of highly qualified teachers, and the suspension and revocation of educat...

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LAAdopted 05/2006P-12Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) Curriculum Framework
LAC 28:CXXV.101, 301-317
Establishes Content Standards Curriculum Framework for Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) to serve as the one teacher preparation course to be used by all secondary teachers in Louisiana. Pages 4-8 of 75: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0605/0605rul.pd...

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TNSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Reading Instruction Requirement for Teacher Certification
H.B. 2973
Requires reading instruction as a mandatory element of teacher education curriculum and requires certification of teacher competence in reading instruction.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB2973.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006P-12
H.B. 4626
Requires that a teacher from another state be awarded a teaching certificate for a comparable grade level and subject area valid in the public schools of this state, if he or she:
(A) Holds a valid teaching certificate or a certificate of eligibility issued b...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Approval of Teacher Education Programs
S.B. 687
Prohibits the state board from conditioning full approval of teacher education programs provided by an institution of higher education on the number of students in individual licensure programs, such as, but not limited to, prekindergarten-three, Spanish, musi...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 14 directs the department of education and the board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning to prepare jointly an annual report for the legislature and governor to be submitted before December 1 of...

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OHSigned into law 01/2006P-12Alignment of Teacher Preparation Programs to Standards, Career Ladder
H.B. 107
Requires the State Board's standards for teacher preparation programs to require that the curricula of those programs be aligned with the State Board's minimum standards for primary and secondary schools, as well as the state academic content standards and the...

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ILAdopted 01/2006P-12
Postsec.
The "Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Initiative
23 IAC 60.10 thru 100
Establishes rules to implement the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act. Allows consortia of at least one postsecondary institution, at least one school district or group of schools and at least one community organization to apply for a grant provided the appli...

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OHto governor 12/2005P-12Aligned Teacher Preparation Programs
H.B. 107
Requires the state board to adopt standards that require the curricula of teacher preparation programs to be aligned with the state academic content standards, the state board's minimum standards for schools, and the value-added progress dimension developed by...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Incorporating SCANS into Teacher Training Programs
A.B. 693
Defines the competencies and personal skills identified in the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report. Establishes legislative intent to investigate how and to what degree SCANS competencies can be incorporated into teache...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Admissions requirement to teacher education programs
H.B. 1310
An undergraduate student seeking a degree in teacher education must attain passing scores on a preprofessional skills test prior to admission to an approved teacher education program in a North Carolina college or university. The State Board of Education shall...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Teacher assistants becoming teachers
H.B. 1414
AN ACT to permit teacher assistants who are enrolled in teacher education programs to continue to work while they complete their student teaching. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H1414v5.html...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Preservice Teaching Requirements
H.B. 384
Prior to completing an approved teacher preparation program, a preservice education candidate must satisfactorily pass the test of subject matter knowledge in the discipline in which he or she will be certified to teach. The teacher preparation program may req...

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

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

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Technical assistance partnerships and regional training programs for professional development of teachers and administrators
H.B. 109
Revises provisions governing the statewide system of accountability for public schools; redesignating the four regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators based upon the geographic regions served by those programs...

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MNEFFECTIVE DATE RETROACTIVE FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 05/2005P-12
S.F. 244
A bill for an act relating to education; providing for consecutive teaching experience for a teacher whose probationary employment is interrupted by military service.

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0244.2&session=ls84...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2005P-12Additional Competencies
OAC 210:20-9-182, -189
Adopts rules concerning teacher education and certification. Reflects a competency related to collaboration to create professional learning communities and an additional competency related to integrity, fairness, and ethical administration decision-making. OKL...

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ORAdopted 04/2005P-12Site Reviews and Adding Authorizations and Endorsements
OAR 584-010-0010, -060-0052, -0062
Amends rules concerning site reviews and adding authorizations and endorsements. Increases the period of time between site reviews from five to seven years. Clarifies language relating to adding authorizations and endorsements to teaching licenses. OREGON REG ...

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MD(S) THIRD READING PASSED (46-0) 04/2005Postsec.Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award - Qualification Requirements
H.B. 1373
Altering the qualification requirements for applicants for a Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award; and prohibiting the State Board of Education from considering the grade point average of an applicant who earned an undergraduate degree on ...

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MTRule Adoption 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Professional Educator Preparation Programs
ARM 10.58.103
Establishes rules regarding professional educator preparation programs. MONTANA REG 4693 (SN)...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Student Teacher Stipends
H.B. 1232
The board of a school district may provide a stipend to a student teacher assigned to a school in the district.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAMQ0200.pdf...

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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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MSSigned into law 03/2005P-12State Board Of Education
S.B. 2272
Clarifies the authority of the State Board of Education to expend federal funds for training expenses and salary incentives for licensed teachers.

The State Board of Education shall have authority to expend any available federal funds, or any other funds expr...

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NCRule Adoption 01/2005P-12Preservice Requirements
10A NCAC 09 .0710
Clarifies rules regarding preservice requirements for lead teachers, teachers and aides. NORTH CAROLINA REG 5057 (SN)...

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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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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-12Reciprocity Requirements
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Deletes the requirement that an out-of-state prepared teacher who is issued a California 5-year preliminary multiple subject, single subject,
or education specialist teaching credential must pass the state basic skills proficiency test, administered by the Com...

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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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WVRule Adoption 09/2004P-12
Postsec.
Educational Personnel Preparation Programs
Title 126, Series 114
Amends rules regarding approval of educational personnel preparation programs. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4496 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
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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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Pilot Program: Special Education Teacher Preparation
S.B. 1621
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to participate in a pilot program, which may include the San Joaquin County Office of Education and up to 5 school districts or consortia, to provide teacher preparation programs for teachers of pupils with disa...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act
S.B. 1550
Creates the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act. Establishes the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Initiative to prepare highly skilled, committed teachers who will teach in hard-to-staff schools and hard-to-staff positions and who will remain in these schools for...

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MARule Adoption 07/2004P-12Educator Licensure and Preparation Program
603 CMR 4.13, 7.00, 7.14, 47.11
Amends rules relating to the educator licensure and preparation program, the vocational education regulations, and the licensure of adult basic education teachers and preparation program approval. Strengthens the provisions for licensure revocation, suspension...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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NCSigned into law 07/2004P-12Teacher Requirements
H.B. 1459
Requires the state board to determine whether teacher preparation programs should require courses in diversity training, anger management, conflict resolution, and classroom management. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/html2003/bills/currentversion/ratified/house/h...

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

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CTSigned into law 06/2004P-12English as a Second Language Instruction
H.B. 5438
Concerning English as a second language instruction and in-service training for teachers and teacher preparation courses; requires persons seeking professional educator certification to complete coursework in English as a second language instruction. http://ww...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Teacher Education Programs
H.B. 5507
Concerning teacher education programs at institutions of higher education; requires teacher training programs to include literacy training. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-00075-R00HB-05507-PA.htm...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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

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INSigned into law 03/2004P-12
Postsec.
Cultural Competency In Education
H.B. 1308
Defines "cultural competency" and sets forth teacher training, professional development, and school plan requirements for achieving cultural competency. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2004/HE/HE1308.1.html...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Postsec.
Community College
Teacher Training: Integrated Programs
S.B. 81
Amends law requiring the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to encourage postsecondary institutions to offer integrated programs of professional preparation that enable candidates for teaching credentials to engage in professional preparation, concurrently wi...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Teacher Interns and Credentialing
S.B. 187
Make teachers who have received their preliminary credentials through a district intern or other specified intern program ineligible to receive grants under an alternative certification program. Uses the term district intern credentials rather than district in...

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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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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Membership and Duties of State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification
S.B. 126
Increases membership on the state advisory commission on teacher education and certification from 11 to 13 members. Decreases from ten to nine the members who are employed by a city or parish, adds that one of these nine may be employed by some "other local pu...

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OKSigned into law 06/2003P-12Oklahoma Commission For Teacher Preparation
H.B. 1169
Makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; states purposes; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures for budget categories; provides for duties and compensation of empl...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Preparation and Development
H.B. 1151
Adds components on classroom management and student discipline strategies to teacher preparation competencies and goals of professional development. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04HB/hb1151_enr.rtf...

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HISigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Education Coordinating Committee
S.B. 69
Expands the membership of the teacher education coordinating committee to include a representative of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=SB69&showstatus=on&showtext=on&press1=docs...

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WVRule Adoption 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
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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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Inclusion of State Teaching Standards and Mock Evaluation in Student Teacher Programs
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires approved teacher preparation programs to include in the student teaching experience opportunities for the student teacher to become knowledgeable about the state teaching standards, including a mock evaluation conducted by the cooperating teacher. Ba...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Certification of Education Paraprofessionals
H.B. 1159
Concerns certification of education paraprofessionals; relates to the approval of teacher paraprofessional preparation programs at institutions of higher education.http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/30ADA69812E043D787256C9200612D90?Open&...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12
Postsec.
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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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Pilot Teacher Internship Program
S.B. 95
Authorizes the education professional standards board to conduct a two-year internship pilot program for new teachers between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2006. Requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations defining the program and implementing comp...

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IAAdopted 11/2002P-12Standards for Teacher Intern Preparation Programs
281 IAC 77.4, 77.5
Establishes rules relating to standards for teacher intern preparation programs. Governs approval of the criteria for practitioner preparation programs. Includes a site visit by representatives of the Department. Specifies approval term of five years....

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Programs that will increase the number of teachers to blind and visually impaired pupil populations
A.B. 2616
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to assess the current status of the university's credential programs that prepare teachers to work with the blind and visually impaired pupil population. Expresses the intent to fund programs, including ...

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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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IDSigned into law 07/2002P-12
Postsec.
Reading assessment for preservice teachers
H.B. 399
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS-Amends existing law to clarify that only K-8 preservice teachers shall pass the State Board of Education's preservice reading assessment measure, and that passage will be tied to certification rather than graduation....

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Preparation Program Approval
S.B. 20E - Education Code Re-Write: Sec. 1004.04
Requires the state board to adopt rules that establish uniform core curricula for each state-approved teacher preparation program. Standards must emphasize quality indicators drawn from research, professional literature, recognized guidelines, Florida essentia...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Defines Accredited
S.B. 236
Defines the term accredited institution for the purposes of the law and the Board of Education's regulations on licensure of school personnel to mean an institution of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U...

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NYSigned into law 11/2001P-12Accreditation Costs
S.B. 3752
Provides that the costs of accreditation reviews of teacher education programs shall be borne by the institution seeking accreditation by the Board of Regents; establishes the teacher education accreditation account....

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CAVetoed 10/2001P-12Training Substitute Teachers
A.B. 1431
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to award a minimum of 3 grants for the purpose of establishing a new substitute teacher training pilot project whereby each new substitute teacher who will provide services in low performing schools would be pr...

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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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CASigned into law 09/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges and Teaching Quality Programs
A.B. 1241
Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to submit a written report to the Legislature on the feasibility of the development of a model teacher preparation curriculum that would be available to qualified students in each community college d...

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12Teacher Internship Programs
S.B. 329
Amends the School Boards Article of the School Code; removes the limitation that teaching interns be employed on a part-time basis; provides that the Regional Office of Education may approve an internship program for the purpose of hiring teaching interns; pro...

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FLSigned into law 06/2001P-12
Postsec.
Transition to Teaching Program
S.B. 1684
Creates the Transition to Teaching Program; encourages participation by postsecondary education institutions and organizations that represent eligible employees or employ eligible applicants....

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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
Emphasis on Teaching as a Profession
H.B. 3534, Section 1
Amends Section 59-101-280. "Colleges and universities of this State shall emphasize teaching as a career opportunity and those institutions with teacher education programs should make the preparation of teachers a fundamental part of the institution's mission...

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SCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Teacher Preparation Portion of Bill
H.B. 3534
One part of this bill relates to colleges and universities emphasizing teaching as a career opportunity; provides manner in which requirements are implemented, and for content of teacher education programs. ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Partnership
H.B. 1753
Relates to a partnership agreement between the University of Texas-Pan American and the South Texas Community College District to offer the lower-division courses required for students enrolled in a teacher preparation program....

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Teacher Scholarships for Full- and Part-time Graduate Students
H.B. 299, S.B. 206
Expands the Maryland Teacher Scholarship program to include full-time or part-time graduate students in programs leading to Maryland professional teachers' certificates....

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Preparation Quality
H.B. 39
Provides for the State Board of Education to assess teacher preparation programs....

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VASigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Subject Matter Proficiency
S.B. 1304
Relates to teacher proficiency and contract status; states any teacher hired on or after July 1, 2001, will be required, as a condition of achieving continuing contract status, to have completed training in strategies and techniques for intervention for or rem...

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NMSigned into law 03/2001P-12Education Certificates from Two-Year Institutions
S.B. 28
Senate Bill 28 amends Chapter 21, State and Private Education Institutions, NMSA 1978, to authorize two-year post-secondary educational institutions to award appropriate certificates upon completion of an education curriculum and program leading to alternative...

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NMSigned into law 03/2001P-12Reading Courses
H.B. 281
Requires reading courses for teacher certification....

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Regional Preschool Teacher Development
H.B. 113
Relates to regional development preschool system teachers; includes employment as a teacher in the regional development preschool system as school district service credit; modifying the teacher seniority adjustment computation under the foundation program form...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Training Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools
S.B. 573
Authorizes the Los Angeles County Office of Education to design and implement a one-year telecommunications-based pilot project for the purpose of offering an intensive professional growth program for teachers in hard to staff schools....

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KYSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 77
Requires statewide teacher recruitment plan; requires state department to establish teacher academies in core disciplines; makes funds available for improvement of teacher preparation programs; establishes comprehensive statewide system for collecting and usin...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Scholarships for Paraprofessionals
H.B. 1187
Creates Promise Scholarships in teacher education for paraprofessionals and instructional aides who were employed in a public school in Georgia throughout the 1999-2000 school year.
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