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Public Act 095-0153




Public Act 095-0153
HB1922 Enrolled LRB095 09875 NHT 30086 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.80a as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.80a new)
    Sec. 2-3.80a. Agriculture science teacher education.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
shall develop an agricultural science teacher education
training continuum beginning at the secondary level and shall
provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science
teacher education programs located at Illinois State
University, Southern Illinois University, the University of
Illinois, and Western Illinois University. Public community
colleges in this State that provide an articulated agriculture
science teacher education course of study are also eligible for
    (b) The funds provided by the State Board of Education
under subsection (a) of this Section may be used to support the
following activities:
        (1) Teacher education candidate recruitment and
    retention incentives.
        (2) Having Master teachers and practitioners assist
    with the preparation, coordination, and supervision of
    student teachers.
        (3) Establishing and delivering professional
    development experiences for new teachers during their
    first 5 years of teaching.
        (4) Professional development for university
    agriculture education teacher education staff.

Effective Date: 1/1/2008