Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code with respect to school social work services. Provides that school social work services may include establishing and delivering anti-bullying programs. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. With respect to Sections concerning the Alternative Teacher Certification Program and Alternative Route to Teacher Certification programs, provides that no one may be admitted to an alternative certification program after September 1, 2014 (instead of 2013), and those alternative certification candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2014 must complete their coursework before January 1, 2016 and be entitled to certification on or before September 30, 2016 (instead of providing that candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2013 must complete the program before January 1, 2015, except that candidates admitted to an alternative certification program at Governors State University and participants in the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program must be admitted on or before March 31, 2014, complete their coursework on or before August 31, 2015, and be entitled to certification on or before September 31, 2015). Provides that an alternative certification program shall provide the State Board of Education with the names of the candidates who will be eligible for certification (instead of providing that the alternative certification program at Governors State University shall provide the State Board of Education with the names of the candidates who will be eligible for certification under the exception). Repeals the Sections on January 1, 2017 (instead of January 1, 2016).