SCHCD-ALTERNATIVE TEACHER CERT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code to create a statewide alternative teacher
certification program. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-5b rep.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause and then restores
the deleted provisions with the following changes: (1) designates the
newly created program as the Alternative Route to Teacher Certifica-
tion program instead of as the Alternative Teacher Certification pro-
gram, (2) provides for issuance, upon completion of the program, of a
standard elementary or high school teaching certificate instead of an
alternative teaching certificate, (3) requires an applicant for a pro-
visional alternative teaching certificate to also have been employed
for a period of at least 5 years in an area requiring application of
the applicant's education, and (4) provides that during the second
phase of the program a mentor teacher shall be assigned to advise and
assist the program participant in his or her teaching assignment. Also
repeals a provision of the School Code that was added by P.A. 89-708
and that created an alternative teacher certification program applic-
able only within the Chicago school district.
FISCAL NOTE, ENGROSSED (State Bd. of Ed.)
SBE may incur additional adminsitrative costs which cannot be
estimated at this time. Additional costs to SBE would result if
special meetings of the State Teacher Certification Bd. (STCB)
are necessary. Cost of each meeting of the STCB is $3500.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, ENGROSSED (State Bd. of Ed.)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, ENGROSSED
No impact on the level of State debt.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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