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Full Text of HB4798  102nd General Assembly

HB4798ham001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

Filed: 2/22/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 4798

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4798 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
521B-20 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/21B-20)
7    Sec. 21B-20. Types of licenses. The State Board of
8Education shall implement a system of educator licensure,
9whereby individuals employed in school districts who are
10required to be licensed must have one of the following
11licenses: (i) a professional educator license; (ii) an
12educator license with stipulations; (iii) a substitute
13teaching license; or (iv) until June 30, 2023, a short-term
14substitute teaching license. References in law regarding
15individuals certified or certificated or required to be
16certified or certificated under Article 21 of this Code shall

 

 

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1also include individuals licensed or required to be licensed
2under this Article. The first year of all licenses ends on June
330 following one full year of the license being issued.
4    The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
5State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, may adopt such
6rules as may be necessary to govern the requirements for
7licenses and endorsements under this Section.
8        (1) Professional Educator License. Persons who (i)
9    have successfully completed an approved educator
10    preparation program and are recommended for licensure by
11    the Illinois institution offering the educator preparation
12    program, (ii) have successfully completed the required
13    testing under Section 21B-30 of this Code, (iii) have
14    successfully completed coursework on the psychology of,
15    the identification of, and the methods of instruction for
16    the exceptional child, including without limitation
17    children with learning disabilities, (iv) have
18    successfully completed coursework in methods of reading
19    and reading in the content area, and (v) have met all other
20    criteria established by rule of the State Board of
21    Education shall be issued a Professional Educator License.
22    All Professional Educator Licenses are valid until June 30
23    immediately following 5 years of the license being issued.
24    The Professional Educator License shall be endorsed with
25    specific areas and grade levels in which the individual is
26    eligible to practice. For an early childhood education

 

 

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1    endorsement, an individual may satisfy the student
2    teaching requirement of his or her early childhood teacher
3    preparation program through placement in a setting with
4    children from birth through grade 2, and the individual
5    may be paid and receive credit while student teaching. The
6    student teaching experience must meet the requirements of
7    and be approved by the individual's early childhood
8    teacher preparation program.
9        Individuals can receive subsequent endorsements on the
10    Professional Educator License. Subsequent endorsements
11    shall require a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework
12    in the endorsement area and passage of the applicable
13    content area test, unless otherwise specified by rule.
14        (2) Educator License with Stipulations. An Educator
15    License with Stipulations shall be issued an endorsement
16    that limits the license holder to one particular position
17    or does not require completion of an approved educator
18    program or both.
19        An individual with an Educator License with
20    Stipulations must not be employed by a school district or
21    any other entity to replace any presently employed teacher
22    who otherwise would not be replaced for any reason.
23        An Educator License with Stipulations may be issued
24    with the following endorsements:
25            (A) (Blank).
26            (B) Alternative provisional educator. An

 

 

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1        alternative provisional educator endorsement on an
2        Educator License with Stipulations may be issued to an
3        applicant who, at the time of applying for the
4        endorsement, has done all of the following:
5                (i) Graduated from a regionally accredited
6            college or university with a minimum of a
7            bachelor's degree.
8                (ii) Successfully completed the first phase of
9            the Alternative Educator Licensure Program for
10            Teachers, as described in Section 21B-50 of this
11            Code.
12                (iii) Passed a content area test, as required
13            under Section 21B-30 of this Code.
14        The alternative provisional educator endorsement is
15    valid for 2 years of teaching and may be renewed for a
16    third year by an individual meeting the requirements set
17    forth in Section 21B-50 of this Code.
18            (C) Alternative provisional superintendent. An
19        alternative provisional superintendent endorsement on
20        an Educator License with Stipulations entitles the
21        holder to serve only as a superintendent or assistant
22        superintendent in a school district's central office.
23        This endorsement may only be issued to an applicant
24        who, at the time of applying for the endorsement, has
25        done all of the following:
26                (i) Graduated from a regionally accredited

 

 

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1            college or university with a minimum of a master's
2            degree in a management field other than education.
3                (ii) Been employed for a period of at least 5
4            years in a management level position in a field
5            other than education.
6                (iii) Successfully completed the first phase
7            of an alternative route to superintendent
8            endorsement program, as provided in Section 21B-55
9            of this Code.
10                (iv) Passed a content area test required under
11            Section 21B-30 of this Code.
12            The endorsement is valid for 2 fiscal years in
13        order to complete one full year of serving as a
14        superintendent or assistant superintendent.
15            (D) (Blank).
16            (E) Career and technical educator. A career and
17        technical educator endorsement on an Educator License
18        with Stipulations may be issued to an applicant who
19        has a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework from a
20        regionally accredited institution of higher education
21        or an accredited trade and technical institution and
22        has a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of
23        education in each area to be taught.
24            The career and technical educator endorsement on
25        an Educator License with Stipulations is valid until
26        June 30 immediately following 5 years of the

 

 

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1        endorsement being issued and may be renewed.
2            An individual who holds a valid career and
3        technical educator endorsement on an Educator License
4        with Stipulations but does not hold a bachelor's
5        degree may substitute teach in career and technical
6        education classrooms.
7            (F) Part-time provisional career and technical
8        educator or provisional career and technical educator.
9        A part-time provisional career and technical educator
10        endorsement or a provisional career and technical
11        educator endorsement on an Educator License with
12        Stipulations may be issued to an applicant who has a
13        minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill
14        for which the applicant is seeking the endorsement. It
15        is the responsibility of each employing school board
16        and regional office of education to provide
17        verification, in writing, to the State Superintendent
18        of Education at the time the application is submitted
19        that no qualified teacher holding a Professional
20        Educator License or an Educator License with
21        Stipulations with a career and technical educator
22        endorsement is available and that actual circumstances
23        require such issuance.
24            The provisional career and technical educator
25        endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations
26        is valid until June 30 immediately following 5 years

 

 

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1        of the endorsement being issued and may be renewed for
2        5 years.
3            A part-time provisional career and technical
4        educator endorsement on an Educator License with
5        Stipulations may be issued for teaching no more than 2
6        courses of study for grades 6 through 12. The
7        part-time provisional career and technical educator
8        endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations
9        is valid until June 30 immediately following 5 years
10        of the endorsement being issued and may be renewed for
11        5 years if the individual makes application for
12        renewal.
13            An individual who holds a provisional or part-time
14        provisional career and technical educator endorsement
15        on an Educator License with Stipulations but does not
16        hold a bachelor's degree may substitute teach in
17        career and technical education classrooms.
18            (G) Transitional bilingual educator. A
19        transitional bilingual educator endorsement on an
20        Educator License with Stipulations may be issued for
21        the purpose of providing instruction in accordance
22        with Article 14C of this Code to an applicant who
23        provides satisfactory evidence that he or she meets
24        all of the following requirements:
25                (i) Possesses adequate speaking, reading, and
26            writing ability in the language other than English

 

 

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1            in which transitional bilingual education is
2            offered.
3                (ii) Has the ability to successfully
4            communicate in English.
5                (iii) Either possessed, within 5 years
6            previous to his or her applying for a transitional
7            bilingual educator endorsement, a valid and
8            comparable teaching certificate or comparable
9            authorization issued by a foreign country or holds
10            a degree from an institution of higher learning in
11            a foreign country that the State Educator
12            Preparation and Licensure Board determines to be
13            the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a
14            regionally accredited institution of higher
15            learning in the United States.
16            A transitional bilingual educator endorsement
17        shall be valid for prekindergarten through grade 12,
18        is valid until June 30 immediately following 5 years
19        of the endorsement being issued, and shall not be
20        renewed.
21            Persons holding a transitional bilingual educator
22        endorsement shall not be employed to replace any
23        presently employed teacher who otherwise would not be
24        replaced for any reason.
25            (H) Language endorsement. In an effort to
26        alleviate the shortage of teachers speaking a language

 

 

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1        other than English in the public schools, an
2        individual who holds an Educator License with
3        Stipulations may also apply for a language
4        endorsement, provided that the applicant provides
5        satisfactory evidence that he or she meets all of the
6        following requirements:
7                (i) Holds a transitional bilingual
8            endorsement.
9                (ii) Has demonstrated proficiency in the
10            language for which the endorsement is to be issued
11            by passing the applicable language content test
12            required by the State Board of Education.
13                (iii) Holds a bachelor's degree or higher from
14            a regionally accredited institution of higher
15            education or, for individuals educated in a
16            country other than the United States, holds a
17            degree from an institution of higher learning in a
18            foreign country that the State Educator
19            Preparation and Licensure Board determines to be
20            the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a
21            regionally accredited institution of higher
22            learning in the United States.
23                (iv) (Blank).
24            A language endorsement on an Educator License with
25        Stipulations is valid for prekindergarten through
26        grade 12 for the same validity period as the

 

 

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1        individual's transitional bilingual educator
2        endorsement on the Educator License with Stipulations
3        and shall not be renewed.
4            (I) Visiting international educator. A visiting
5        international educator endorsement on an Educator
6        License with Stipulations may be issued to an
7        individual who is being recruited by a particular
8        school district that conducts formal recruitment
9        programs outside of the United States to secure the
10        services of qualified teachers and who meets all of
11        the following requirements:
12                (i) Holds the equivalent of a minimum of a
13            bachelor's degree issued in the United States.
14                (ii) Has been prepared as a teacher at the
15            grade level for which he or she will be employed.
16                (iii) Has adequate content knowledge in the
17            subject to be taught.
18                (iv) Has an adequate command of the English
19            language.
20            A holder of a visiting international educator
21        endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations
22        shall be permitted to teach in bilingual education
23        programs in the language that was the medium of
24        instruction in his or her teacher preparation program,
25        provided that he or she passes the English Language
26        Proficiency Examination or another test of writing

 

 

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1        skills in English identified by the State Board of
2        Education, in consultation with the State Educator
3        Preparation and Licensure Board.
4            A visiting international educator endorsement on
5        an Educator License with Stipulations is valid for 5
6        years and shall not be renewed.
7            (J) Paraprofessional educator. A paraprofessional
8        educator endorsement on an Educator License with
9        Stipulations may be issued to an applicant who holds a
10        high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and
11        either holds an associate's degree or a minimum of 60
12        semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited
13        institution of higher education or has passed a
14        paraprofessional competency test under subsection
15        (c-5) of Section 21B-30. The paraprofessional educator
16        endorsement is valid until June 30 immediately
17        following 5 years of the endorsement being issued and
18        may be renewed through application and payment of the
19        appropriate fee, as required under Section 21B-40 of
20        this Code. An individual who holds only a
21        paraprofessional educator endorsement is not subject
22        to additional requirements in order to renew the
23        endorsement.
24            (K) Chief school business official. A chief school
25        business official endorsement on an Educator License
26        with Stipulations may be issued to an applicant who

 

 

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1        qualifies by having a master's degree or higher, 2
2        years of full-time administrative experience in school
3        business management or 2 years of university-approved
4        practical experience, and a minimum of 24 semester
5        hours of graduate credit in a program approved by the
6        State Board of Education for the preparation of school
7        business administrators and by passage of the
8        applicable State tests, including an applicable
9        content area test.
10            The chief school business official endorsement may
11        also be affixed to the Educator License with
12        Stipulations of any holder who qualifies by having a
13        master's degree in business administration, finance,
14        accounting, or public administration and who completes
15        an additional 6 semester hours of internship in school
16        business management from a regionally accredited
17        institution of higher education and passes the
18        applicable State tests, including an applicable
19        content area test. This endorsement shall be required
20        for any individual employed as a chief school business
21        official.
22            The chief school business official endorsement on
23        an Educator License with Stipulations is valid until
24        June 30 immediately following 5 years of the
25        endorsement being issued and may be renewed if the
26        license holder completes renewal requirements as

 

 

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1        required for individuals who hold a Professional
2        Educator License endorsed for chief school business
3        official under Section 21B-45 of this Code and such
4        rules as may be adopted by the State Board of
5        Education.
6            The State Board of Education shall adopt any rules
7        necessary to implement Public Act 100-288.
8            (L) Provisional in-state educator. A provisional
9        in-state educator endorsement on an Educator License
10        with Stipulations may be issued to a candidate who has
11        completed an Illinois-approved educator preparation
12        program at an Illinois institution of higher education
13        and who has not successfully completed an
14        evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness but
15        who meets all of the following requirements:
16                (i) Holds at least a bachelor's degree.
17                (ii) Has completed an approved educator
18            preparation program at an Illinois institution.
19                (iii) Has passed an applicable content area
20            test, as required by Section 21B-30 of this Code.
21                (iv) Has attempted an evidence-based
22            assessment of teacher effectiveness and received a
23            minimum score on that assessment, as established
24            by the State Board of Education in consultation
25            with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure
26            Board.

 

 

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1            A provisional in-state educator endorsement on an
2        Educator License with Stipulations is valid for one
3        full fiscal year after the date of issuance and may not
4        be renewed.
5            (M) (Blank).
6            (N) Specialized services. A specialized services
7        endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations
8        may be issued as defined and specified by rule.
9        (3) Substitute Teaching License. A Substitute Teaching
10    License may be issued to qualified applicants for
11    substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools,
12    prekindergarten through grade 12. Substitute Teaching
13    Licenses are not eligible for endorsements. Applicants for
14    a Substitute Teaching License must hold a bachelor's
15    degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
16    of higher education or must be enrolled in an approved
17    educator preparation program in this State and have earned
18    at least 90 credit hours.
19        Substitute Teaching Licenses are valid for 5 years.
20        Substitute Teaching Licenses are valid for substitute
21    teaching in every county of this State. If an individual
22    has had his or her Professional Educator License or
23    Educator License with Stipulations suspended or revoked,
24    then that individual is not eligible to obtain a
25    Substitute Teaching License.
26        A substitute teacher may only teach in the place of a

 

 

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1    licensed teacher who is under contract with the employing
2    board. If, however, there is no licensed teacher under
3    contract because of an emergency situation, then a
4    district may employ a substitute teacher for no longer
5    than 30 calendar days per each vacant position in the
6    district if the district notifies the appropriate regional
7    office of education within 5 business days after the
8    employment of the substitute teacher in the emergency
9    situation. An emergency situation is one in which an
10    unforeseen vacancy has occurred and (i) a teacher is
11    unable to fulfill his or her contractual duties or (ii)
12    teacher capacity needs of the district exceed previous
13    indications, and the district is actively engaged in
14    advertising to hire a fully licensed teacher for the
15    vacant position.
16        There is no limit on the number of days that a
17    substitute teacher may teach in a single school district,
18    provided that no substitute teacher may teach for longer
19    than 90 school days for any one licensed teacher under
20    contract in the same school year. A substitute teacher who
21    holds a Professional Educator License or Educator License
22    with Stipulations shall not teach for more than 120 school
23    days for any one licensed teacher under contract in the
24    same school year. The limitations in this paragraph (3) on
25    the number of days a substitute teacher may be employed do
26    not apply to any school district operating under Article

 

 

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1    34 of this Code.
2        A school district may not require an individual who
3    holds a valid Professional Educator License or Educator
4    License with Stipulations to seek or hold a Substitute
5    Teaching License to teach as a substitute teacher.
6        (4) Short-Term Substitute Teaching License. Beginning
7    on July 1, 2018 and until June 30, 2023, the State Board of
8    Education may issue a Short-Term Substitute Teaching
9    License. A Short-Term Substitute Teaching License may be
10    issued to a qualified applicant for substitute teaching in
11    all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through
12    grade 12. Short-Term Substitute Teaching Licenses are not
13    eligible for endorsements. Applicants for a Short-Term
14    Substitute Teaching License must hold an associate's
15    degree or have completed at least 60 credit hours from a
16    regionally accredited institution of higher education.
17        Short-Term Substitute Teaching Licenses are valid for
18    substitute teaching in every county of this State. If an
19    individual has had his or her Professional Educator
20    License or Educator License with Stipulations suspended or
21    revoked, then that individual is not eligible to obtain a
22    Short-Term Substitute Teaching License.
23        The provisions of Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of this
24    Code apply to short-term substitute teachers.
25        An individual holding a Short-Term Substitute Teaching
26    License may teach no more than 5 consecutive days per

 

 

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1    licensed teacher who is under contract. For teacher
2    absences lasting 6 or more days per licensed teacher who
3    is under contract, a school district may not hire an
4    individual holding a Short-Term Substitute Teaching
5    License. An individual holding a Short-Term Substitute
6    Teaching License must complete the training program under
7    Section 10-20.67 or 34-18.60 of this Code to be eligible
8    to teach at a public school. This paragraph (4) is
9    inoperative on and after July 1, 2023.
10(Source: P.A. 100-8, eff. 7-1-17; 100-13, eff. 7-1-17;
11100-288, eff. 8-24-17; 100-596, eff. 7-1-18; 100-821, eff.
129-3-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-220,
13eff. 8-7-19; 101-594, eff. 12-5-19; 101-643, eff. 6-18-20.)".