100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. John Cavaletto
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Provides
that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, every public university
in this State that offers an educator preparation program must offer to
those students enrolled in the educator preparation program a 3-year degree
completion program. Provides that prior to implementation of the program, a
public university shall submit to the Board of Higher Education the
curriculum and requirements of its program for approval. Provides that upon
completion of the program, a student shall receive a bachelor's degree and
qualify for entitlement for licensure. Requires the Board of Higher
Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and
Licensure Board and the State Board of Education, to adopt rules to
implement the program. Effective immediately.
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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
21B-48 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/21B-48 new)
Three-year degree completion program.
(a) Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, every
public university in this State that offers an educator
preparation program must offer to those students enrolled in
the educator preparation program a 3-year degree completion
program. The program may include, but is not limited to:
(1) the award of advanced placement credit;
(2) a waiver of degree or credit hour requirements
based upon completion of proficiency exams or online
(3) completion of coursework during summer semesters.
(b) Prior to implementation of the 3-year program, a public
university shall submit to the Board of Higher Education the
curriculum and requirements of its 3-year program for approval.
(c) Upon completion of the 3-year program, a student shall
receive a bachelor's degree and qualify for entitlement for
licensure, subject to the other requirements of this Article.