SB 401 - This act provides that the State Board of Education may grant an initial visiting scholars certificate as a license to teach in public schools. The hiring school district must verify that the applicant will be employed as part of a business-education partnership initiative designed to build career pathways systems for students. The applicant must also be employed in a content area in which the individual has an academic degree or professional experience. He or she may only teach classes for ninth grade or higher for which the applicant's degree or professional experience qualifies him or her.
The certificate shall last one year, and the applicant may renew the certificate up to two times if certain requirements are met, as described in the act.
This act is identical to HB 97 (2017).