Microcredential program; Department of Education may establish. (HB2217)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Education; establishment of microcredential program. Permits the Department of Education to establish a microcredential program for the purpose of permitting any public elementary or secondary school teacher who holds a renewable or provisional license or any individual who participates in any alternate route to licensure program to complete additional in-person or blended coursework and earn microcredentials in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) endorsement areas, including computer science, for which there is a high need for additional qualified teachers. The bill requires the Department of Education to direct the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure to convene a workgroup including pertinent education stakeholders to determine how any microcredential awarded pursuant to any such program will be used to award add-on endorsements and certifications for teachers in such STEM endorsement areas. The bill provides certain conditions in which in-person coursework in a microcredential program not contributing to an endorsement is eligible for professional development points towards the renewal of a teaching license. This bill is identical to SB 1419. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103946D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2217)
01/21/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read first time
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2217E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19103946D-E
01/28/2019Engrossed bill reprinted 19103946D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2217E)
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Enrolled
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2217ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2217ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 227 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)

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