February 27, 2008
SENATE BILL No. 22
DIGEST OF SB 22
(Updated February 26, 2008 2:18 pm - DI 71)
Citations Affected: IC 20-28.
Synopsis: Teacher licensing. Specifies that an applicant for a
substitute teacher's license is not required to receive CPR and Heimlich
maneuver training. Requires the department of education to grant an
initial practitioner's license for a specific subject area in middle school
or high school to an applicant who has earned a postgraduate degree
from a regionally accredited postsecondary educational institution in
the subject area, has experience teaching students in a middle school,
high school, or college setting, and complies with certain requirements
for licensure. Allows an individual licensed through the process to be
hired to teach in high school, or in middle school in a shortage area
designated by the state board of education. Requires the individual to
comply with certain requirements to renew a license or to obtain a
proficient practitioner's license.
Effective: July 1, 2008.
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ PORTER, BEHNING, HARRIS T, VANDENBURGH)
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 10, 2008, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 17, 2008, read second time, ordered engrossed.
January 18, 2008, engrossed.
January 22, 2008, read third time, passed. Yeas 43, nays 4.
January 30, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
February 21, 2008, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
February 26, 2008, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 27, 2008
Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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SENATE BILL No. 22
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 20-28-5-3; (08)ES0022.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-28-5-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.166-2007,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 3. (a) The department shall designate:
(1) the grade point average required for each type of license; and
(2) the types of licenses to which the teachers' minimum salary
laws apply, including nonrenewable one (1) year limited licenses.
(b) The department shall determine details of licensing not provided
in this chapter, including requirements regarding the following:
(1) The conversion of one (1) type of license into another.
(2) The accreditation of teacher education schools and
(3) The exchange and renewal of licenses.
(4) The endorsement of another state's license.
(5) The acceptance of credentials from teacher education
institutions of another state.
(6) The academic and professional preparation for each type of
(7) The granting of permission to teach a high school subject area
related to the subject area for which the teacher holds a license.
(8) The issuance of licenses on credentials.
(9) The type of license required for each school position.
(10) The size requirements for an elementary school requiring a
(11) Any other related matters.
The department shall establish at least one (1) system for renewing a
teaching license that does not require a graduate degree.
(c) This subsection does not apply to an applicant for a
substitute teacher license. After June 30, 2007, the department may
not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant
for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that
(1) has successfully completed training approved by the
(A) cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes a test
demonstration on a mannequin;
(B) removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an
(C) the Heimlich maneuver;
(2) holds a valid certification in each of the procedures described
in subdivision (1) issued by:
(A) the American Red Cross;
(B) the American Heart Association; or
(C) a comparable organization or institution approved by the
advisory board; or
(3) has physical limitations that make it impracticable for the
applicant to complete a course or certification described in
subdivision (1) or (2).
(d) The department shall periodically publish bulletins regarding:
(1) the details described in subsection (b);
(2) information on the types of licenses issued;
(3) the rules governing the issuance of each type of license; and
(4) other similar matters.
SOURCE: IC 20-28-5-15; (08)ES0022.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-28-5-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2008]: Sec. 15. (a) Notwithstanding section 3(b)(6) of this
chapter, the department shall grant an initial practitioner's license
in a specific subject area to an applicant who:
(1) has earned a postgraduate degree from a regionally
accredited postsecondary educational institution in the
subject area in which the applicant seeks to be licensed;
(2) has at least one (1) academic year of experience teaching
students in a middle school, high school, or college classroom
(3) complies with sections 4, 9, and 12 of this chapter.
(b) An individual who receives an initial practitioner's license
under this section may teach in the specific subject for which the
individual is licensed only in:
(1) high school; or
(2) middle school;
if the subject area is designated by the state board as having an
insufficient supply of licensed teachers.
(c) After receiving an initial practitioner's license under this
section, an applicant who seeks to renew the applicant's initial
practitioner's license or obtain a proficient practitioner's license
(1) demonstrate that the applicant has:
(A) participated in cultural competency professional
(B) obtained training and information from a special
education teacher concerning exceptional learners; and
(i) training or certification that complies; or
(ii) an exemption from compliance;
with the standards set forth in section 3(c) of this chapter;
(2) meet the same requirements as other candidates.