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2015 Senate Bill 491: Slightly expand alternative teacher authority
Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov R-Saint Clair on September 16, 2015
To expand a law that allows schools to employ a teacher who has not obtained a government teaching certificate to teach courses in computer science, a foreign language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics and robotics. The bill would expand that list to include writing, journalism and health sciences. Current law requires a non-certified teacher to have a major or graduate degree in the relevant subject area, and the bill would also add recent professional experience in the field to this requirement.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 16, 2015
Reported in the Senate on October 8, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Moved to reconsider in the Senate on November 5, 2015
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 5, 2015
Received in the Senate on November 5, 2015
Received in the House on November 5, 2015
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 5, 2015