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Substitute House Bill No. 5507

Public Act No. 04-75

AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 10-145a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective July 1, 2004):

(NEW) (f) On and after July 1, 2006, any program of teacher preparation leading to professional certification shall include, as part of the curriculum, instruction in literacy skills and processes that reflects current research and best practices in the field of literacy training. Such instruction shall be incorporated into requirements of student major and concentration.

Approved May 10, 2004