91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0282
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SCH CD-ALT ROUTE TEACHER CERT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  School  Code.   Changes  provisions  concerning  the      
   Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program.  Changes the  name      
   of  the  program  to  the  Teachers  for Illinois Alternative Route to      
   Teacher Certification program.   Replaces  the  course  of  study  and      
   assignment  to  a  teaching position phases of the program with phases      
   concerning (i)  field  work  experience  with  students  before  being      
   assigned  to  a  classroom  as  an intern, (ii) professional education      
   coursework  that  is  comparable  to  traditional   approved   teacher      
   education  programs,  which  shall  be completed during a minimum of 2      
   summers and one academic year, and (iii) a minimum one year, full-time      
   teaching internship with a reduced salary from  the  school  district,      
   with  the  district  paying  the costs of mentoring and tuition to the      
   teacher preparation institution during the  academic  year.   Provides      
   that the comprehensive assessment of the person's teaching performance      
   shall be a performance-based assessment.  Provides that coursework may      
   be  applied  towards  a  master's  degree program in education.  For a      
   provisional alternative teaching certificate applicant, provides  that      
   the  5 years of employment experience in an area requiring application      
   of the individual's education must be professional work experience.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that the  reduced  salary  for  the  full-time  teaching      
   internship  phase  of  the  Teachers for Illinois Alternative Route to      
   Teacher  Certification  program  is  an  exception  to  the  provision      
   requiring a person who possesses a  provisional  alternative  teaching      
   certificate  or  an  initial  teaching  certificate to be treated as a      
   regularly certified teacher for purposes of compensation.                   
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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