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Senate Bill 0056

Senate Bill 0056

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB56 (Updated April 10, 2007 10:32 am - DI 84)

Teacher licensing. Requires the department of education to grant an initial standard teacher's license for a specific subject area in middle school or high school to an applicant who has earned a postgraduate degree in the subject area, has experience teaching students, and complies with certain requirements for licensure. Provides that a maximum of three full school days or six half days, or a combination of full and half days that equals not more than three full days, when students are dismissed for staff professional development activities count as student instructional days for purposes of the required 180 day school year. Allows a person who has failed the teacher licensing examination at least two times to demonstrate proficiency by having the person's teacher education school or department certify to the department of education that the person possesses the content knowledge required by the examination.
    Current Status:
    In Conference Committee
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