SENATE BILL NO. 1172

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S1172......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
TEACHER CERTIFICATION - Amends existing law relating to certification of
teachers to adopt requirements for supervised teaching experience prior to
certification in Idaho.
                                                                        
03/03    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/04    Rpt prt - to Educ
03/17    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
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03/21    3rd rdg
03/23    To 14th Ord

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1172
                                                                        
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS; AMENDING SECTION 33-1201,  IDAHO  CODE,
  3        TO ADOPT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERVISED TEACHING EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO CERTIFI-
  4        CATION IN IDAHO AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        SECTION  1.  That  Section 33-1201, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  8        33-1201.  CERTIFICATE REQUIRED. (1)  Every person who is employed to serve
  9    in any elementary or secondary school in the capacity of teacher,  supervisor,
 10    administrator, education specialist, school nurse or school librarian shall be
 11    required to have and to hold a certificate issued under authority of the state
 12    board  of  education,  valid  for  the service being rendered; except that the
 13    state board of education may authorize endorsement for use in Idaho,  for  not
 14    more than five (5) years, certificates valid in other states when the qualifi-
 15    cations therefor are not lower than those required for an Idaho certificate.
 16        No  certificate  shall  be  required  of  a student attending any teacher-
 17    training institution, who shall serve as a practice  teacher  in  a  classroom
 18    under  the  supervision of a certificated teacher, and who is jointly assigned
 19    by such teacher-training institution and the governing board of a district  or
 20    a   public   institution  to  perform  practice  teaching  in  a  non-salaried
 21    nonsalaried status. Those students attending a teacher-training institution of
 22    another state and who serve as a non-salaried nonsalaried practice teacher  in
 23    an Idaho school district shall be registered by that school district.
 24        A  student,  while  serving in a practicum, internship or student teaching
 25    position under the supervision of a person certificated pursuant to this  sec-
 26    tion,  shall  be  accorded the same liability insurance coverage by the school
 27    district being served as that accorded such certificated person  in  the  same
 28    district,  and  shall comply with all rules and regulations of the school dis-
 29    trict or public institution while serving in such a capacity.
 30        (2)  Prior to issuing a certificate to an applicant from a  computer-based
 31    alternative  route  to  Idaho  teacher certification, a person shall have com-
 32    pleted a supervised teaching experience or internship equivalent  to  one  (1)
 33    semester according to rules promulgated by the state board of education.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 15060

The purpose of this bill is to require a semester or equivalent
of supervised classroom experience for individuals who are
seeking a teaching certificate through a computer based
alternative program.


                           FISCAL NOTE

None




Contact
Name:  Rep. Tom Trail 
Phone: 332-1058
       Sen. Tom Gannon



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                      S 1172