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Friday, July 08, 2005

Lateral Entry Teachers

The Legislature has approved legislation that would allow community colleges to offer certain courses for lateral-entry teachers - those who already have bachelor's degrees in other subjects but want to enter education. The bill is aimed at addressing the teacher shortage problem we have in the state. Under the plan, community college campus would be allowed to hold certain classes these applicants need to get a teaching certificate. Leaders of community colleges and the State Board of Education would select the classes. The House approved the bill last month, the Senate approved a slightly different version last week, and the House gave final approval on Thursday. The Senate altered the original bill to cut the length of a provisional teaching certificate issued to a lateral entry teacher from five years to three. House bill 563 now goes to the Governor for his signature into law.

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