State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to education.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by  changing
 5    Section 21-11.3 as follows:

 6        (105 ILCS 5/21-11.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-11.3)
 7        Sec.  21-11.3.  Resident teacher certificate.  A resident
 8    teacher certificate shall be valid for 2 years for employment
 9    as a resident teacher in a public school.  It shall be issued
10    only  to  persons  who  have  graduated  from  a   regionally
11    accredited  institution of higher education with a bachelor's
12    degree, who are enrolled in a program of preparation approved
13    by the State Superintendent of Education in consultation with
14    the State Teacher Certification Board, and  who  have  passed
15    the  appropriate  tests  as required in Section 21-1a of this
16    Code and as determined by the State Board  of  Education.   A
17    resident  teacher  certificate  may  be  issued  for teaching
18    children through grade 3 or for grades K-9, 6-12, or K-12  in
19    a  special  subject  area  and may not be renewed. A resident
20    teacher may teach only in  conjunction  with  and  under  the
21    direction of a certified teacher and shall not teach in place
22    of a certified teacher.
23    (Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 1-1-98; 91-102, eff. 7-12-99.)

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