AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORTAGE AREAS, INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION RECIPROCITY, MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY INSTRUCTION.
To permit the State Board of Education to issue a temporary ninety-day certificate in the endorsement areas of teacher shortage areas, to require the Commissioner of Education to enter teacher certification reciprocity agreements with other states, to make revisions to the teacher certification statutes relating to the certification requirements for out-of-state teachers, testing requirements, the endorsement in elementary education, the alternative route to certification program for school administrators and early childhood educators, to require the Department of Education to study and develop strategies to increase minority teacher recruitment and retention, to expand the municipal aid for new educators grant program, and to include cultural competency instruction in teacher preparation programs and in-service training for educators.
Co-sponsors of SB-1098
Rep. Bruce V. Morris, 140th Dist.
Rep. Douglas McCrory, 7th Dist.
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, 145th Dist.
Rep. Matthew Ritter, 1st Dist.
Rep. Jason Rojas, 9th Dist.
Rep. Peter A. Tercyak, 26th Dist.
Rep. Brandon L. McGee, 5th Dist.
Rep. Ernest Hewett, 39th Dist.
Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, 130th Dist.
Sen. Eric D. Coleman, 2nd Dist.
Rep. Robert Sanchez, 25th Dist.
Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th Dist.
Rep. Robyn A. Porter, 94th Dist.
Rep. Terrie Wood, 141st Dist.
Rep. Christopher Rosario, 128th Dist.
Rep. Mary G. Fritz, 90th Dist.
Rep. Elizabeth A. Boukus, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Linda M. Gentile, 104th Dist.
Rep. Hilda E. Santiago, 84th Dist.
Rep. Kathleen M. McCarty, 38th Dist.
Rep. Larry B. Butler, 72nd Dist.
Rep. David A. Baram, 15th Dist.
Rep. Terry B. Adams, 146th Dist.
Sen. Martin M. Looney, 11th Dist.
Sen. Timothy D. Larson, 3rd Dist.
Sen. Paul R. Doyle, 9th Dist.
Sen. Terry B. Gerratana, 6th Dist.
Sen. Bob Duff, 25th Dist.
Sen. Marilyn Moore, 22nd Dist.
Sen. Carlo Leone, 27th Dist.
Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, 23rd Dist.
Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, 17th Dist.
Rep. Joseph C. Serra, 33rd Dist.
Rep. Jeff Currey, 11th Dist.