Full Text of SB3047 100th General Assembly
SB3047sam004 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sen. Andy Manar
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 3047
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3047, AS AMENDED,
by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
This Act may be cited as the
Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act.
In this Act, "public institution of
higher education" means the University of Illinois, Southern
Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern
Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois
State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern
Illinois University, Western Illinois University, or any other
public university or college, other than a community college,
new or hereafter established or authorized by the General
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Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education
Subject to any tuition waiver limitation
established by the Board of Higher Education, a public
institution of higher education shall waive any tuition, fees,
and on-campus housing costs for a student who does all of the
(1) Agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree
in agriculture, science, technology, engineering, or
mathematics for a teaching occupation that includes, but is
not limited to, mathematics, natural sciences, or career
and vocational education in the areas of agriculture
education teacher, technology teacher, industrial arts
teacher, trade teacher, health care teacher, or
information technology teacher.
(2) Agrees to attend a public institution of higher
education to pursue an undergraduate degree or an advanced
degree in one of the concentrations set forth under
paragraph (1) of this Section.
(3) Agrees to teach at a hard-to-staff school, as
determined by the Board of Higher Education.
(4) Maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point
average (or its equivalent) at all times.
(5) Agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of
higher education for any waived tuition, fees, or costs if
the student fails to teach at least 3 years at a high
school located in this State or less than 5 years at a
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public institution of higher education or a public
community college located in this State.
Grow Your Own Dual Credit Teachers Program.
Subject to any tuition waiver limitation established by the
Board of Higher Education, a public institution of higher
education shall waive any tuition and fees for a student who is
a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who does
all of the following:
(1) Agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate
hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit
consistent with applicable accreditation and State
standards for dual credit faculty. These credit hours shall
be in disciplines consistent with the general education
areas specified in the General Education Core Curriculum or
with the student's major in the Illinois Articulation
Initiative, provided the institution has those courses.
(2) Agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of
higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the
student fails to teach at least 5 years at a high school
located in this State after the completion of the graduate
Funding for this Act shall come from
the General Revenue Fund and shall be subject to appropriation.
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The Board of Higher Education shall
adopt rules it determines are necessary for the administration
of this Act.
This Act takes effect July 1,