SCH CD-TEACHERS CERTIFICATION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Makes technical changes in a Section
concerning teacher certification.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-2b from Ch. 122, par. 21-2b
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-2 from Ch. 122, par. 21-2
105 ILCS 5/21-14 from Ch. 122, par. 21-14
105 ILCS 5/21-16 from Ch. 122, par. 21-16
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Teacher
Certification Article of the School Code. Instead of requiring the
successful completion of the Standard Teaching Certificate
Examinations, provides that persons may be issued Standard Teaching
Certificates if they successfully complete certain requirements before
the expiration of their Initial Teaching Certificates. In the Section
concerning registration and renewal of certificates, makes changes
concerning the requirements for renewing a Valid and Active Standard
Teaching Certificate, continuing professional development purposes and
activities, not requiring certain materials submitted to a local
professional development committee to be maintained, the number of
certificate renewal plans a downstate committee is responsible for
annually, and administrative costs associated with conducting meetings
of the committee. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-7.1 from Ch. 122, par. 21-7.1
105 ILCS 5/21-27
Further amends the School Code. Provides that if an
administrative certificate holder also holds a Standard or Master
Teaching Certificate, the validity period of the administrative
certificate shall be changed to coincide with the validity period of
the Standard or Master Teaching Certificate. Changes the procedure to
renew an administrative certificate by requiring a certificate holder
to develop a certificate renewal plan for satisfying the continuing
professional development required for renewal. In the Section
concerning the Illinois Teaching Excellence Program, provides that the
appropriation shall be from federal funds. Also changes the $3,000
one-time payment to a teacher to an annual $3,000 payment and requires
a teacher who receives the payment or one of the annual incentives to
be employed as a teacher by the school district. These provisions
effective July 1, 2002.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Provides that certain of the new requirements to renew an
administrative certificate differ if the certificate has less than 5
years' validity or less than 5 years' validity remaining.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0796
Last action date: AUG-10-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 3
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