Bill Status of HB5330 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-EDUCATOR ENDORSEMENTS
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy and Joyce Mason
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that subsequent endorsements for the Professional Educator License shall require a minimum of 18 (currently, 24) semester hours of coursework in the endorsement area and passage of the applicable content area test, unless otherwise specified by rule. Provides that subsequent endorsements may also be granted through school districts for specific content areas and grade levels, which reflect approval to practice within that school district. Provides that a career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations may be issued to an applicant who has a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an accredited trade and technical institution and has a minimum of 1,000 (currently, 2,000) hours of experience outside of education in each area to be taught. Provides that school districts may establish professional development sequences that include a comprehensive review of content standards for subsequent approvals or endorsements that are consistent with other trainings or coursework approved by the State Board of Education for the addition of endorsements to Professional Educator Licenses. Effective immediately.