Bill Status of SB2689  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Robert Peters - Ram Villivalam - Christopher Belt, Natalie Toro, Mike Simmons, Meg Loughran Cappel, Omar Aquino and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/3/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/21B-20
105 ILCS 5/21B-30
105 ILCS 5/21B-40

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Provides for the issuance of a Montessori educator license to qualified individuals to teach using the Montessori method in public school programs that use the Montessori method as the primary method of instruction. Sets forth the requirements that an individual must satisfy to be issued a Montessori educator license, which include requiring the applicant to have (i) graduated from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree, (ii) a Montessori certificate or credential issued by an institution accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, by the American Montessori Society, or by the Association Montessori Internationale, and (iii) successfully completed required testing. Makes related changes to provisions concerning educator testing and fees.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21B-20
105 ILCS 5/21B-30
105 ILCS 5/21B-40
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21B-25

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. By June 1, 2025, requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, to establish, by rule, a Montessori education endorsement to be added to a Professional Educator License. Requires the rules adopted by the State Board of Education to outline the requirements for obtaining the endorsement. Provides that these provisions are inoperative on and after January 1, 2026.

DateChamber Action
  1/10/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  1/10/2024SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/31/2024SenateAssigned to Education
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/7/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  3/7/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Natalie Toro
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/13/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 011-000-000
  3/13/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2024
  3/13/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/21/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2024
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading **
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/12/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  4/12/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/15/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2024HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  5/3/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee