January 11, 2008





SENATE BILL No. 22

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DIGEST OF SB 22 (Updated January 9, 2008 2:57 pm - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 20-28.

Synopsis: Teacher licensing. 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 the same requirements as other teachers for to renew a license or to obtain a proficient practitioner's license.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Lubbers, Charbonneau




    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 10, 2008, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 11, 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 education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-28-5-15; (08)SB0022.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. 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 setting; and
        (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 must meet the same requirements as other candidates.