Teachers; initial license with no industry certification credential, may issue provisional license. (HB2137)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Teachers; initial licensure with an endorsement in the areas of career and technical education and mathematics. Changes the path to initial teacher licensure with an endorsement in the areas of career and technical education and mathematics. Current Board of Education regulations allow for initial licensure of a teacher with an endorsement in the area of career and technical education if the teacher has (i) earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields of study: architecture, design, engineering, industrial technology, or physics and (ii) completed 12 semester hours of technology education content coursework, including at least three semester hours in each of the following areas: technology and culture, technological foundations, technological processes, and technological systems. The bill eliminates the specific course requirements and adds modeling and simulation as an eligible major. Current Board of Education regulations allow for initial licensure of a teacher with an endorsement in the area of mathematics if the teacher has completed 36 semester hours of coursework distributed in each of the following areas: algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, computer science, and calculus. The bill permits initial licensure with such an endorsement if the teacher has completed 36 semester hours of coursework in mathematics, engineering, operational research, or modeling and simulation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2015Committee
01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101351D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104734D-H1
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104734D-H1
02/06/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2137H1
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2137H1)
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Enrolled
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2137ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2137ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 385 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)