Bill Text: IN SB0438 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Various education matters. Amends requirements to be eligible for a career specialist permit. Establishes requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license. (The current requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license are in rules adopted by the state board of education.) Requires the department of education to enter into the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Requires the commission for higher education to establish a dual credit advisory council (council) to review and update, as needed, the requirements under HEA 1370-2016 (P.L.175-2016) concerning ensuring that a teacher who currently teaches a high school dual credit course on behalf of or under an agreement with a state educational institution can, by July 1, 2022, meet accreditation requirements established by the state educational institution's regional accrediting agency or an association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Requires, not later than November 1, 2019, the council to submit a report to the legislative council concerning the council's findings and recommendations. Removes, for purposes of obtaining an initial practitioner teaching license, the requirement that an individual must pass a written examination in basic reading, writing, and mathematics (CASA examination). Provides that the state board of education may create a method or model to align currently used performance evaluation plan factors with certain indicators.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-06 - Public Law 275 [SB0438 Detail]

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