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Full Text of SB0863  100th General Assembly

SB0863ham001 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

Filed: 10/18/2017

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 863

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 863 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
521B-35 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/21B-35)
7    Sec. 21B-35. Minimum requirements for educators trained in
8other states or countries.
9    (a) All applicants who have not been entitled by an
10Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois
11institution of higher education applying for a Professional
12Educator License endorsed in a teaching field or school support
13personnel area must meet all of the following requirements:
14        (1) Provide evidence of completing a comparable
15    state-approved educator preparation program, as defined by
16    the State Superintendent of Education, or hold Hold a

 

 

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1    comparable and valid educator license or certificate with
2    similar grade level and subject matter credentials from
3    another state. The State Board of Education shall have the
4    authority to determine what constitutes similar grade
5    level and subject matter credentials from another state. A
6    comparable educator license or certificate is one that
7    demonstrates that the license or certificate holder meets
8    similar requirements as candidates entitled by an
9    Illinois-approved educator preparation program in teaching
10    or school support personnel areas concerning coursework
11    aligned to standards concerning methods of instruction of
12    the exceptional child, methods of reading and reading in
13    the content area, and instructional strategies for English
14    learners. An applicant who holds a comparable and valid
15    educator license or certificate from another state must
16    submit verification to the State Board of Education that
17    the applicant has completed coursework concerning methods
18    of instruction of the exceptional child, methods of reading
19    and reading in the content area, and instructional
20    strategies for English learners.
21        (2) Have a degree from a regionally accredited
22    institution of higher education.
23        (3) (Blank).
24        (4) (Blank).
25        (5) (Blank).
26        (6) Have successfully met all Illinois examination

 

 

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1    requirements. Applicants who have successfully completed a
2    test of basic skills, as defined by rules, at the time of
3    initial licensure in another state shall not be required to
4    complete a test of basic skills. Applicants who have
5    successfully completed a test of content, as defined by
6    rules, at the time of initial licensure in another state
7    shall not be required to complete a test of content.
8    Applicants for a teaching endorsement who have
9    successfully completed an evidence-based assessment of
10    teacher effectiveness, as defined by rules, at the time of
11    initial licensure in another state shall not be required to
12    complete an evidence-based assessment of teacher
13    effectiveness.
14        (7) For applicants for a teaching endorsement, have
15    completed student teaching or an equivalent experience or,
16    for applicants for a school service personnel endorsement,
17    have completed an internship or an equivalent experience.
18    If one or more of the criteria in this subsection (a) are
19not met, then applicants who have not been entitled by an
20Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois
21institution of higher education who hold a valid, comparable
22certificate from another state may qualify for a provisional
23educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations,
24in accordance with Section 21B-20 of this Code.
25    (b) In order to receive a Professional Educator License
26endorsed in a teaching field, applicants trained in another

 

 

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1country must meet all of the following requirements:
2        (1) Have completed a comparable education program in
3    another country.
4        (2) Have had transcripts evaluated by an evaluation
5    service approved by the State Superintendent of Education.
6        (3) Have a degree comparable to a degree from a
7    regionally accredited institution of higher education.
8        (4) Have completed coursework aligned to standards
9    concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional
10    child, methods of reading and reading in the content area,
11    and instructional strategies for English learners.
12        (5) (Blank).
13        (6) (Blank).
14        (7) Have successfully met all State licensure
15    examination requirements. Applicants who have successfully
16    completed a test of basic skills, as defined by rules, at
17    the time of initial licensure in another country shall not
18    be required to complete a test of basic skills. Applicants
19    who have successfully completed a test of content, as
20    defined by rules, at the time of initial licensure in
21    another country shall not be required to complete a test of
22    content. Applicants for a teaching endorsement who have
23    successfully completed an evidence-based assessment of
24    teacher effectiveness, as defined by rules, at the time of
25    initial licensure in another country shall not be required
26    to complete an evidence-based assessment of teacher

 

 

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1    effectiveness.
2        (8) Have completed student teaching or an equivalent
3    experience.
4    (b-5) All applicants who have not been entitled by an
5Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois
6institution of higher education and applicants trained in
7another country applying for a Professional Educator License
8endorsed for principal or superintendent must meet all of the
9following requirements:
10        (1) Have completed an educator preparation program
11    approved by another state or comparable educator program in
12    another country leading to the receipt of a license or
13    certificate for the Illinois endorsement sought.
14        (2) Have successfully met all State licensure
15    examination requirements, as required by Section 21B-30 of
16    this Code. Applicants who have successfully completed a
17    test of basic skills, as defined by rules, at the time of
18    initial licensure in another state or country shall not be
19    required to complete a test of basic skills. Applicants who
20    have successfully completed a test of content, as defined
21    by rules, at the time of initial licensure in another state
22    or country shall not be required to complete a test of
23    content.
24        (3) (Blank).
25        (4) Have completed coursework aligned to standards
26    concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional

 

 

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1    child, methods of reading and reading in the content area,
2    and instructional strategies for English learners.
3        (5) Have completed a master's degree.
4        (6) Have successfully completed teaching, school
5    support, or administrative experience as defined by rule.
6    A provisional educator endorsement to serve as a
7superintendent or principal may be affixed to an Educator
8License with Stipulations in accordance with Section 21B-20 of
9this Code.
10    (b-7) All applicants who have not been entitled by an
11Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois
12institution of higher education applying for a Professional
13Educator License endorsed for Director of Special Education
14must meet all of the following requirements:
15        (1) Have completed a master's degree.
16        (2) Have 2 years of full-time experience providing
17    special education services.
18        (3) Have successfully completed all examination
19    requirements, as required by Section 21B-30 of this Code.
20    Applicants who have successfully completed a test of
21    content, as identified by rules, at the time of initial
22    licensure in another state or country shall not be required
23    to complete a test of content.
24        (4) Have completed coursework aligned to standards
25    concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional
26    child, methods of reading and reading in the content area,

 

 

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1    and instructional strategies for English learners.
2    A provisional educator endorsement to serve as Director of
3Special Education may be affixed to an Educator License with
4Stipulations in accordance with Section 21B-20 of this Code.
5    (b-10) All applicants who have not been entitled by an
6Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois
7institution of higher education applying for a Professional
8Educator License endorsed for chief school business official
9must meet all of the following requirements:
10        (1) Have completed a master's degree in school business
11    management, finance, or accounting.
12        (2) Have successfully completed an internship in
13    school business management or have 2 years of experience as
14    a school business administrator.
15        (3) Have successfully met all State examination
16    requirements, as required by Section 21B-30 of this Code.
17    Applicants who have successfully completed a test of
18    content, as identified by rules, at the time of initial
19    licensure in another state or country shall not be required
20    to complete a test of content.
21        (4) Have completed modules aligned to standards
22    concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional
23    child, methods of reading and reading in the content area,
24    and instructional strategies for English learners.
25    A provisional educator endorsement to serve as a chief
26school business official may be affixed to an Educator License

 

 

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1with Stipulations.
2    (c) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
3State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, may adopt such
4rules as may be necessary to implement this Section.
5(Source: P.A. 99-58, eff. 7-16-15; 99-920, eff. 1-6-17; 100-13,
6eff. 7-1-17.)
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".