Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Removes a deadline for obtaining U.S. citizenship from provisions concerning requirements for a teaching certificate. In provisions concerning certificates for equivalent qualifications in other jurisdictions, adds that, as an alternative to U.S. citizenship, the applicant may be legally present and authorized for employment.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that an applicant for a certificate who is not a citizen of the United States must sign and file with the State Board of Education a letter of intent indicating that either (i) within 10 years after the date that the letter is filed or (ii) at the earliest opportunity after the person becomes eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, the person will apply for U.S. citizenship.