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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.