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HOUSE BILL NO. 683 – Teacher certification, requirements


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H0683..........................................................by EDUCATION
TEACHER CERTIFICATION - Amends existing law to revise teacher certification
02/14    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/15    Rpt prt - to Educ

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2006
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 683
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  That  Section 33-1201, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        33-1201.  CERTIFICATE REQUIRED. (1) Every person who is employed to  serve
  8    in  any elementary or secondary school in the capacity of teacher, supervisor,
  9    administrator, education specialist, school nurse or school librarian shall be
 10    required to have and to hold a certificate issued under authority of the state
 11    board of education, valid for the service  being  rendered;  except  that  the
 12    state  board  of education may authorize endorsement for use in Idaho, for not
 13    more than five (5) years, certificates valid in other states when the qualifi-
 14    cations therefor are not lower than those required for an Idaho certificate.
 15        (2)  No certificate shall be required of a student attending any  teacher-
 16    training  institution,  who  shall  serve as a practice teacher in a classroom
 17    under the supervision of a certificated teacher, and who is  jointly  assigned
 18    by  such teacher-training institution and the governing board of a district or
 19    a  public  institution  to  perform  practice  teaching  in   a   non-salaried
 20    nonsalaried status. Those students attending a teacher-training institution of
 21    another  state and who serve as a non-salaried nonsalaried practice teacher in
 22    an Idaho school district shall be registered by that school district.
 23        (3)  A student, while serving in a practicum, internship or student teach-
 24    ing position under the supervision of a person certificated pursuant  to  this
 25    section, shall be accorded the same liability insurance coverage by the school
 26    district  being  served  as that accorded such certificated person in the same
 27    district, and shall comply with all rules and regulations of the  school  dis-
 28    trict or public institution while serving in such a capacity.
 29        (4)  Prior  to issuing a certificate to an applicant from a computer-based
 30    alternative route to Idaho teacher certification, a  person  shall  have  com-
 31    pleted  a  supervised  teaching experience or internship equivalent to one (1)
 32    semester according to rules promulgated by the state board of education.
 33        (5)  Alternative methods of assessment of teaching competence  for  candi-
 34    dates who have extensive teaching experience can be substituted.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 15739C1

This legislation relates to certification of teachers; amending
Section 33-1201, Idaho Code, to revise certification requirements
and to make technical corrections.

                           FISCAL NOTE

There will be no fiscal impact on the state general fund.

Name: Representative Tom Trail 
Phone: 332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 683