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2009 House Bill 5596: Establish alternative teacher certification option

Public Act 202 of 2009

  1. Introduced by Rep. Phil Pavlov (R) on November 12, 2009, to authorize an “interim teaching certificate” for individuals who have a college bachelors degree with at least a 2.75 grade point, and who are taking a 12 credit hour alternative “intensive teaching program” that meets standards set by the state superintendant of public instruction.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on November 12, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on December 2, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 10, 2009, to adopt a version that raises the alternative teacher college grade point average to 3.0. This version was superseded by another substitute with more changes. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2009.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 10, 2009, to adopt a version that raises the alternative teacher college grade point average to 3.0. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2009.
  2. Passed 79 to 27 in the House on December 10, 2009, to authorize an “interim teaching certificate” for individuals who have a college bachelors degree with at least a 3.0 grade point, and who are taking a 12 credit hour alternative “intensive teaching program” that meets standards defined in the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 17, 2009.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on December 19, 2009, to tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4787 and 4788, and Senate Bills 926 and 981, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. Those are the other bills in the package intended to make Michigan eligible for federal "race tot the top" grants. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 19, 2009.
  4. Passed 26 to 1 in the Senate on December 19, 2009, to authorize an “interim teaching certificate” for individuals who have a college bachelors degree with at least a 3.0 grade point, and who are taking a 12 credit hour alternative “intensive teaching program” that meets standards defined in the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 19, 2009, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. Passed 74 to 25 in the House on December 19, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 4, 2010.

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