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Full Text of HB3600  96th General Assembly


Rep. Donald L. Moffitt

Filed: 3/24/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3600 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 2-3.80a as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/2-3.80a)
7     Sec. 2-3.80a. Agricultural Agriculture science teacher
8 education.
9     (a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
10 shall develop an agricultural science teacher education
11 training continuum beginning at the secondary level and shall
12 provide incentive funding grants to the following:
13         (1) institutions of higher education that offer
14     State-approved agricultural science teacher preparation
15     programs; and
16         (2) public community colleges in this State that



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1     provide an articulated agricultural science teacher
2     education course of study. the agriculture science teacher
3     education programs located at Illinois State University,
4     Southern Illinois University, the University of Illinois,
5     and Western Illinois University. Public community colleges
6     in this State that provide an articulated agriculture
7     science teacher education course of study are also eligible
8     for funding.
9     (b) The funds provided by the State Board of Education
10 under subsection (a) of this Section may be used to support the
11 following activities:
12         (1) Teacher education candidate recruitment and
13     retention incentives.
14         (2) Having Master teachers and practitioners assist
15     with various aspects of the recruitment of potential
16     candidates and the preparation of those candidates as
17     skilled and qualified teachers of agricultural education
18     the preparation, coordination, and supervision of student
19     teachers.
20         (3) Establishing, and delivering, arranging for, or
21     providing financial support for professional development
22     experiences for new agricultural science teachers during
23     their first 5 years of teaching.
24         (4) Professional development for faculty in
25     universities' agricultural education teacher preparation
26     programs and for community college agriculture faculty



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1     responsible for instruction in agricultural education
2     teacher preparation transfer programs university
3     agriculture education teacher education staff.
4 (Source: P.A. 95-153, eff. 1-1-08.)
5     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6 becoming law.".