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This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:33 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:54 AM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments (CORRECTED) incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:01 PM by rday. -->              1     

TEACHER LICENSING BY COMPETENCY

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AMENDMENTS

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: D. Chris Buttars

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House Sponsor: Curtis Oda

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies procedures for obtaining a competency-based license to teach.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a person may obtain a competency-based license to teach if the person:
             14              .    files an application with the State Board of Education;
             15              .    pays the application fee;
             16              .    has not had a license issued by the State Board of Education revoked,
             17      suspended, or surrendered;
             18              .    successfully completes a criminal background check;
             19              .    has certain educational degrees or certification; and
             20              .    demonstrates competency in a subject area by passing a test or completing
             21      certain course work or has particular skills, talents, and abilities.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:



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         53A-6-104.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 19
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 53A-6-104.5 is amended to read:
             32           53A-6-104.5. Licensing by competency.
             33          (1) A competency-based license to teach may be issued based on the demonstrated
             34      competence of a teacher as provided in this section.
             35          (2) S. [ [ ] A local school board [ or ] , a charter school , or a person may request, and
             35a      the [ ] The ] .S State Board of
             36      Education shall grant[, upon receipt of documentation from the local school board or charter
             37      school verifying the person's qualifications as specified in this section,] a competency-based
             38      license to a person who:
             39          (a) files an application with the board on the form prescribed by the board;
             40          (b) pays the fee required by Section 53A-6-105 ;
             41          (c) has not had a license revoked, suspended, or surrendered;
             42          (d) successfully completes a criminal background check as required by Section
             43      53A-6-401 ; and
             44          (e) meets the qualifications specified in this section [and Section 53A-6-401 ].
             45           S. [ (3) (a) A S. [[] local school board [or] , charter school []] , or .S person may request a
             46      competency-based license to teach one or more core academic subjects at the elementary
             47      school level if the [candidate meets the following qualifications] person:
             48          [(a) a license candidate who teaches one or more core academic subjects in an
             49      elementary school shall:]
             50          (i) [hold] holds at least a bachelor's degree; and
             51          (ii) [have] has demonstrated, by passing a rigorous state test, subject knowledge and
             52      teaching skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas of the basic elementary school
             53      curriculum[;].
             54          (b)
] 3a .S
[a license candidate who teaches one or more] A person may request a
             55      competency-based license to teach a core academic [subjects in] subject at a middle or
             56      secondary school [shall] level if the person:
             57          (i) [hold] holds at least a bachelor's degree; and
             58          (ii) [have] has demonstrated a high level of competency in [each of] the academic



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     [subjects in which the teacher teaches] subject by:
             60          (A) passing a rigorous state academic subject test [in each of the academic subjects in
             61      which the teacher teaches]; or
             62          (B) successful completion[, in each of the academic subjects in which the teacher
             63      teaches,] of an academic major, a graduate degree, course work equivalent to an undergraduate
             64      academic major, or advanced certification or credentialing[; or].
             65          (c) [a license candidate who teaches subjects] A person may obtain a
             66      competency-based license to teach a subject other than a core academic subject [in] at S. [ an
             67      elementary, ] a .S
middle, or high school [shall] level if the person:
             68          (i) [hold] has a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or skill certification; and
             69          (ii) [have] has skills, talents, or abilities[, as evaluated by the employing entity,] that
             70      make the person suited for the teaching position.
             71          (d) The State Board of Education shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G,
             72      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that specifies standards and procedures for
             73      determining if a person who applies for a competency-based license to teach a subject other
             74      than a core academic subject has the skills, talents, or abilities suited for the teaching position.
             75          (4) A school district or charter school:
             76          (a) shall monitor and assess the performance of each teacher holding a
             77      competency-based license; and
             78          (b) may recommend that the competency-based license holder's training and
             79      assessment be reviewed by the Utah State Office of Education for a level 1 license.





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