DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Administration of teacher licensing. Provides that the department of education rather than the professional standards board governs training, licensing, and professional development of teachers. Establishes a division within the department to administer these functions. Changes the current professional standards board into an advisory board to advise the superintendent of public instruction, the state board of education, and the department of education on matters concerning teacher training, licensing, and professional development. Establishes a fund to receive fee revenue. Provides for use of the fund for program administration and makes a continuing appropriation for this purpose. Removes references to IC 20-6.1-8, which was repealed in 2001. Repeals a redundant section and makes transitional provisions.