SCH CD-MASTER CERTIFICATE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Provides that with respect to a Master
Certificate, the State Board of Education shall adopt rules concerning
reciprocity, fee supports, incentives, and the application process.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-27 new
Removes the requirement that the State Board of Education adopt
rules concerning reciprocity, fee supports, incentives, and the
application process. Provides instead that each teacher who holds a
Master Certificate shall be eligible for a teaching position in this
State in the areas for which he or she holds a Master Certificate
without satisfying any other requirements of this Code, except for
those requirements pertaining to criminal background checks. Provides
that a teacher who holds a Master Certificate shall be deemed to meet
State certification renewal requirements for the 7-year term of the
teacher's Master Certificate. Establishes the Illinois Teaching
Excellence Program to provide categorical funding for monetary
incentives and bonuses for teachers who are employed by school
districts and who hold a Master Certificate.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a Master Certificate is valid for 10 (instead of 7)
years and is renewable every 10 (instead of 7) years. Makes changes
concerning the amounts of the incentives, to whom they are given, and
the requirements that a person must comply with to receive an
incentive. Requires each regional superintendent of schools to provide
information about the Master Certificate program of the National Board
for Professional Teaching Standards and the amendatory Act to each
individual seeking to register or renew a certificate. Adds an
immediate effective date.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Removes the provision that allows mentoring to include developing
awareness of the standards of the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards. Replaces the provision concerning mentoring to
classroom teachers in schools with a low-income pupil concentration
level of 50% or greater with a provision concerning mentoring to
classroom teachers in which 50% or more of the students receive free
or reduced price lunches. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0606
Last action date: 99-08-16
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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