|IL||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative|
Amends purpose of the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative. Removes provision stating the initiative's goal of adding 1,000 teachers to low-income, hard-to-staff schools by 2016. Amends characteristics the consortium must take into consideration when sel...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplement Program|
Transfers administration of the Teacher Salary Supplement Program from the department of human resource management to the state board. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/hbillenr/HB0337.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program|
From bill summary: Finalizes consolidation of the Future Teacher Corps Scholarship Program and the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program. Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to administer the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, to be ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
|Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program|
Creates the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program for teachers who agree to teach mathematics or science in school districts receiving Title I funding. Establishes eligibility requirements, and defines eligible loans and procedures for payment of as...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||One-Year Provisional Certification in Special Education|
Requires the state board to issue a one-year provisional certificate to teach in the area of mild-moderate or severe-profound disabilities to any qualified candidate who meets certain conditions. Addresses renewal, etc.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2013||Postsec.||Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program|
Creates the South Dakota Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program which sets various eligibility requirements such as GPA and also requires that a student will agree in writing to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical teaching needs area for five year...
|TX||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program|
19 TAC 21.173, 174, 176
Amends the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program. From Texas Register:
--§21.173: Reverses the order of two priorities of application acceptance. Currently, the rule lists financial need as second among the three established priorities. The amendme...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Endorsements for Teachers in Math, Science, Shortage Areas|
Directs the Commissioner of Education shall establish a program to issue subject area endorsements in mathematics, the
sciences, or in any subject area in which there is a shortage of teachers to certificated teaching staff members who do not currently have a ...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Provides for the issuance of a specialized teaching certificate to classroom teachers with expertise in either science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to teach in grades seven through 12. Exempts those teachers from the professional Knowledge and Subj...
|Western Governors University Texas|
Executive Order RP75
Expresses the state's commitment to Western Governors University (WGU) and its establishment of WGU Texas. Directs all agencies and officials to work with WGU toward the establishment of WGU Texas as a nonprofit institution of higher education to provide acces...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Tuition Waivers for Educational Aides|
Amends provisions granting tuition waivers for educational aides. Requires that the courses needed for teacher certification in which the aide is enrolled be in one or more subject areas determined by the Texas
Education Agency to be experiencing a critical sh...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program|
H.B. 153 - Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Existing policy directs the chancellor of the board of regents to encourage state universities and colleges to submit proposals under the choose Ohio first scholarship program for initiatives that recruit Ohio residents enrolled in colleges and universities in...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Identification of Teacher and Workforce Shortages|
Requires the state Department of Education to annually, by March first, electronically distribute to the president of every institution of higher education in this state offering a teacher preparatory program
information concerning teacher shortage areas, for ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplement Program|
Permits a teacher to participate in the teacher salary supplement program if a secondary-level math or grade 7-8 science teacher's bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree has course requirements that are substantially equivalent to the cou...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||HOPE Scholarship and Other Financial Aid|
Amends the method by which the amount of the HOPE scholarship is calculated. Additionally specifies that remedial or developmental courses may not be covered by HOPE scholarship funds. Clarifies definition of "legal resident" for purposes of eligibility for al...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||Postsec.|
|Financial Aid to Encourage Transfer to Four-Year Institutions|
Establishes the Community College Transfer Grant Program Act. Creates the Community College Transfer Grant Program to provide financial assistance to eligible students, subject to appropriation, for the costs
of attending a public or private institution of hig...
|HI||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Teachers|
Establishes the conditions under which state and county retirees may be reemployed while still receiving employees' retirement system benefits. Specifies that a retirant may be employed without reenrollment in the system and suffer no loss or interruption of b...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2010||P-12||Establishment of Clinically Rich Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program|
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-5.13
From the administrative register:
It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the board of regents for adoption as a permanent rule at its July 20, 2010 meeting.
Educational leaders have advised the state education department that the...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Student Loans for Teachers|
Expands the mathematics, science, and special education teacher student loan program to include elementary school teachers in a public school that is located in a geographic area in this state that is experiencing a shortage of teachers, as determined by the s...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Alternative Certification Pathways for STEM and CTE Teachers|
S.B. 1E - Section 5
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Career Technical Education Educator Credentialing Program to provide alternative routes to teacher licensure, in accordance with federal Race to the Top Fund guidelines. Directs the commission on teac...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center for Creativity and Innovation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**
Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Teach Ohio Program, Teaching Fellows Program|
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.39, 3333.391 and 3333.392
Section 3333.39: Directs the chancellor of the board of regents and the state superintendent to establish and administer the teach Ohio program to encourage residents to consider teaching as a career. Requires that the program include all of the following:
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Educators Certified Outside Texas|
Relates to certification of an educator in Texas who is certified in another state or country. Requires an educator certified in another state or country to pass the state teacher certification exam within a year of approval of the educator's credentials by th...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Loan Repayment for Math and Science Teachers|
H.B. 518, Section 3
Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, directs the higher education coordinating board to assist in repaying the eligible student loans of certain undergraduates who agree to teach math or science in districts determined by the state education agency to have te...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Financial Incentives to Math and Science Teachers|
Provides that effective July 2010, and until there is no longer a shortage of math and science teachers, a secondary school teacher licensed in math or science must be moved to the salary step on the state salary schedule that is applicable to six years of cre...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Recruiting Mathematics and Science Teachers|
Establishes a pilot program in Department of Education to address the state's shortage of mathematics and science teachers.
|OK||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||Science and Math Advanced Recruiting Technique|
OAC 210:20-24-1, -2
Proposes new rules for the Science and Mathematics Advanced Recruiting Technique (SMART) Program outline components important to implementation of the program. Provides identification criteria for the persons who will receive the one-time recruitment fund and ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Teach Colorado Scholarship Program|
Creates the Teach Colorado Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to a limited number of undergraduate students who are simultaneously pursuing teaching licenses and undergraduate degrees in high need areas and who commit to teaching in state public schoo...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority for the institutes in the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years is the certification of teachers in high school mathem...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplement Program|
S.B. 2 - Sections 19 and 20
Defines "qualifying educational background." Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, provides an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-time teacher and a partial salary supplement for a part-time teacher who teaches one or more courses of a secondary schoo...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program|
S.B. 2 - Section 22
Establishes the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program to provide a financial incentive for charter schools and school districts to adopt programs that result in a more efficient use of human resources and capital facilities.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Expansion of Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program|
Expands the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to include those teacher candidates pursuing an endorsement in career and technical education. This bill is a recommendation
from the Joint Subcommittee to Study Science, Math, and Technology Education in ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Homebuyer Assistance Act|
Creates the Teacher Homebuyer Assistance Act. Subject to appropriation, requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish and administer a program to provide down-payment assistance to public school teachers who teach in hard-to-staff schools or...
|CA||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Speech Pathologists|
Requests the Governor and all state agencies to work together to alleviate the critical shortage of speech-language pathologists in the state.
Resolutions points to the increasing number of children in the state with autism and the shortage of skilled patholog...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||District Budget Reporting, Grant Fund for Licensed Education Personnel|
Revises provisions governing the inclusion of certain information in the biennial budget request for the state distributive school account for submission to the department of administration based upon the annual budgets submitted by the school districts. Creat...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Service Scholarship|
Amends provisions of the Teacher Service Scholarship program and creates the Teacher Education Competitive Grant Program. Repeals Mathematics and Science Teacher Scholarship Program, related program folded into Teacher Service Scholarship program.
|MD||(S) THIRD READING PASSED (46-0) 04/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education - Scholarships - Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists|
Authorizing an area of critical shortage to include speech language pathology or audiology services under the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award program in the Maryland Higher Education Commission; defining terms; etc