HOUSE BILL No. 1374
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-28-5-13.
Synopsis: Teacher licensure. Allows a person who has failed the
teacher licensing examination at least two times to demonstrate
proficiency by having the person's teacher education school or
department certify to the department of education that the person
possesses the content knowledge required by the examination. Requires
the department of education to submit to the education roundtable for
review and approval certain requirements for initial teacher licensure.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 12, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1374
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-28-5-13; (06)IN1374.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-28-5-13, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005,
SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 13. (a) This section applies to an examination
required for teacher licensure under this chapter.
(b) If an individual does not demonstrate the level of proficiency
required to receive a license on all or a part of an examination, the
examination's scorer must provide the individual with the individual's
test scores, including subscores for each area tested.
(c) This subsection applies only to an individual who has taken
the examination described in subsection (a) at least two (2) times
and has failed to demonstrate proficiency in a test area by not
more than two (2) points. An individual may demonstrate
proficiency in a test area by having the teacher education school or
department in which the individual is or was a student certify to
the department that, based on the individual's course work, grades,
fieldwork, and student teaching and on evaluations by the
individual's instructors, the individual possesses the content
knowledge required by the written examination.
SOURCE: ; (06)IN1374.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] (a) Before October 1,
2006, the department of education must submit to the education
roundtable for the roundtable's review and approval the following
requirements for initial teacher licensure:
(3) Course work.
(5) Student teaching.
(b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2007.