Teacher Training Corps; established, report. (SB454)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher Training Corps; report. Establishes the Teacher Training Corps for the purpose of attracting and retaining public elementary and secondary school teachers in school divisions in the Commonwealth by awarding scholarships to students who obtain teaching degrees and certifications at participating institutions and requiring such students to fill teacher positions for specified periods of time at high-needs schools, as defined in the bill, and meet other requirements. The bill also establishes the Teacher Training Corps Scholarship Fund and Program for the purpose of funding such scholarships at the participating institutions of Longwood University, Norfolk State University, Radford University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Finally, the bill establishes the 12-member Teacher Training Corps Commission to administer the Teacher Training Corps Scholarship Program and directs the Commission to begin meeting on or after September 1, 2022, establish the parameters for the Program, and award the first scholarships pursuant to the Program prior to the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year. Read the Bill »


01/20/2022: passed committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103978D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/20/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2022Committee substitute printed 22104758D-S1
01/20/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB454S1)
02/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)

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