Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on December 13, 2017 To revise a detail of a law that lets an individual get an interim teaching certificate if among other things he or she is taking a training program deemed to be the equivalent of at least 12 college credit hours. The bill would retain a requirement that the program have a “proven record of producing successful teachers,” but remove a requirement that this record had to be proven “in one or more other states,” and also remove a basic math and reading skills test. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 13, 2017
Reported in the Senate on January 24, 2018 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on January 31, 2018 To eliminate a requirement that a interim teacher permit instruction program have "cohort grade point average" of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and instead require that the individual candidate have a GPA in that range.