Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to develop an agricultural education teacher training continuum and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture education teacher education programs located at Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, the University of Illinois, and Western Illinois University. Provides that public community colleges in this State that provide an articulated agriculture education teacher education course of study are also eligible for funding. Sets forth the types of activities for which funds may be used.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Changes references from "agriculture education" to "agriculture science". Provides that the agricultural science (instead of agricultural education) teacher education training continuum required to be developed by the State Board of Education shall begin at the secondary level.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the requirement that the State Board of Education develop an agricultural science teacher education training continuum and provide incentive funding grants to agriculture science teacher education programs is subject to appropriation.