SCS/HCS#2/HB 462 - This act requires the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and recommend requirements for teacher externships that can be considered the equivalent of the completion of credit hours in graduate-level courses for the purposes of salary schedules. Such requirements shall be adopted and published by July 1, 2020.
Teacher externships shall mean an experience in which a teacher gains practical experience through observation and interaction with employers and employees at a business located in Missouri. A teacher participating in an externship is required to first gain approval from the district's superintendent before presenting the externship to the board of education for final approval.
A school district or charter school shall consider any teacher who has completed a certified teacher externship to have completed credit hours in graduate level courses on its salary schedule.
This act is substantially similar to a provision contained in SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 604 (2019).