Higher educational institutions; education preparation programs, coursework, audit. (HB419)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Institutions of higher education; education preparation programs; coursework; audit. Requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that provides training for any student seeking initial licensure by the Department of Education to (i) include a program of coursework and require all such students to demonstrate mastery in science-based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction and require such program of coursework and the student mastery required to be demonstrated therein to be consistent with definitions and expectations established by the Board of Education and the Department of Education after consultation with a commission consisting of independent literacy experts and stakeholders with knowledge of science-based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction that has reviewed the relevant regulations and (ii) for any such student seeking initial licensure by the Department of Education as a teacher with an endorsement in early childhood, elementary education, or special education or with an endorsement as a reading specialist, ensure that reading course work and field practice opportunities are a significant focus of the education preparation program. The bill requires the Department of Education to audit at least once every seven years each education preparation program, in alignment with each program's accreditation cycle, for compliance with such requirements. The provisions of the bill become effective beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103880D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB419E
02/03/2022Printed as engrossed 22103880D-E
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House (85-Y 15-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage (85-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB419E)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB419ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB419ER)
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (85-Y 15-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (85-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB419ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 757 (effective - see bill)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)

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