|SB 0607||Establishes an alternative teacher certification program|
|LR Number:||2038S.01I||Fiscal Note:||2038-01|
|Last Action:||03/28/01 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 607 - This act requires the State Board of Education to establish an alternative teacher certification program. Any state-approved teacher education program may apply to participate along with one or more school districts.
Candidates selected for the program must have a Bachelor's degree in a certifiable area, demonstrate English proficiency and have basic skills needed to become a successful teacher.
A candidate shall hold employment for 2 years as a teacher. The teacher must commit to teach for two years and the district shall pay all tuition costs. A candidate shall complete all requirements in a Professional Development Plan. A candidate shall participate in required seminars and meet regularly with a district "mentor" and staff from the teacher education program.
Upon completion of all requirements, the teacher education
program shall recommend the candidate for teaching certification.