SB 1250 Establishes an alternative teacher certification program
LR Number:4973S.01I Fiscal Note:4973-01
Last Action:03/20/02 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1250 - 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 two 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.

Provisions similar to those contained in this act have been incorporated into the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/HB 1711 (2002).