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 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 HB 2217. Read the Bill »

Status

05/26/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance 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)
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1419E
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19103945D-E
02/01/2019Engrossed bill reprinted 19103945D-E
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1419E)
02/11/2019Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1419ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1419ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)

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