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SENATE BILL NO. 1123
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TEACHER CERTIFICATION - Amends existing law to adopt requirements for
classroom experience prior to certification as a teacher in Idaho.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1123
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS; AMENDING SECTION 33-1201, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO ADOPT REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION IN
4 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. Every person who is employed to serve in
9 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 Prior to issuing a certificate, regardless of the type or source of the
31 education of the applicant, a person shall have completed:
32 (1) Under the direction of a fully certified Idaho teacher, a program of
33 student teaching, internship, or practicum of a length equal to at least
34 the minimum requirements of a fully accredited Idaho teacher preparation
35 program; or
36 (2) A student teaching internship approved by an Idaho college or univer-
37 sity teacher preparation program.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill would require classroom experience prior to granting a
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1123