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Full Text of SB1829  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/9/2017, by Sen. Michael E. Hastings


105 ILCS 5/21B-5

    Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning licensure of educators.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
521B-5 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/21B-5)
7    Sec. 21B-5. Licensure powers of the State Board of
9    (a) Recognizing that that the education of our citizens is
10the single most important influence on the prosperity and
11success of this State and recognizing that new developments in
12education require a flexible approach to our educational
13system, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the
14State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, shall have the
15power and authority to do all of the following:
16        (1) Set standards for teaching, supervising, or
17    otherwise holding licensed employment in the public
18    schools of this State and administer the licensure process
19    as provided in this Article.
20        (2) Approve, evaluate, and sanction educator
21    preparation programs.
22        (3) Enter into agreements with other states relative to
23    reciprocal approval of educator preparation programs.



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1        (4) Establish standards for the issuance of new types
2    of educator licenses.
3        (5) Establish a code of ethics for all educators.
4        (6) Maintain a system of licensure examination aligned
5    with standards determined by the State Board of Education.
6        (7) Take such other action relating to the improvement
7    of instruction in the public schools as is appropriate and
8    consistent with applicable laws.
9    (b) Only the State Superintendent of Education, acting in
10accordance with the applicable provisions of this Article and
11rules, shall have the authority to issue or endorse any license
12required for teaching, supervising, or otherwise holding
13licensed employment in the public schools; and no other State
14agency shall have any power or authority (i) to establish or
15prescribe any qualifications or other requirements applicable
16to the issuance or endorsement of any such license or (ii) to
17establish or prescribe any licensure or equivalent requirement
18that must be satisfied in order to teach, supervise, or hold
19licensed employment in the public schools.
20(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)