An initial teaching certificate, valid for teaching
in the common schools,
issued under Section 21-3 or 21-5 to persons who first complete the
for the provisional alternative teaching certificate
and who at the time of applying for an initial teaching certificate
have successfully completed the second and third phases of
the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program as provided in this
A person possessing a provisional alternative certificate or an initial
teaching certificate earned under this Section
shall be treated as a regularly certified teacher for purposes of compensation,
benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment afforded teachers in the
school who are members of a bargaining unit represented by an exclusive
bargaining representative, if any.
The State Board of Education may adopt rules
and regulations that are consistent with this Section and that the State Board
deems necessary to establish and implement the program.
No one may be admitted to an alternative certification program under this Section after September 1, 2013, and those candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2013 must complete the program before January 1, 2015.
This Section is repealed on January 1, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 96-862, eff. 1-15-10; 97-607, eff. 8-26-11; 97-702, eff. 6-25-12.)