Teachers; alternate route to licensure for elementary education preK-6, etc. (SB863)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher licensure; alternate route. Requires the Board of Education to include in its regulations for teacher licensure an alternate route to licensure for elementary education preK-6 and an alternate route to licensure for special education general curriculum K-12. The bill requires each such alternate route to licensure to require individuals to (i) meet the qualifying scores on the content area assessment prescribed by the Board for the endorsements sought and (ii) complete an alternative certification program that provides training in the pedagogy and methodology of the content areas prescribed by the Board. This bill was incorporated into SB 349. Read the Bill »


02/08/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104734D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB863)
02/08/2018Incorporated by Education and Health (SB349-Peake) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)