|Public Act 095-0153
||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:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.80a as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.80a new)
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
(1) Teacher education candidate recruitment and
(2) Having Master teachers and practitioners assist
with the preparation, coordination, and supervision of
(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.