Microcredential program; Department of Education may establish. (SB1419)

Introduced By

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

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 establish a microcredential committee 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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103945D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1419)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health committee on 01/24/2019. It meets on Thursday, 8:30 A.M.—Senate Room B.

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