7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill addresses requirements related to licensing of educators.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . provides that a teacher who provides distance learning is not required to obtain a
13 license issued by the State Board of Education under certain circumstances; and
14 . provides that an individual employed at least half time in a position for which a
15 teacher's license is required, including a position in an online school or a school that
16 uses digital technologies for instruction or blended learning, satisfies the work
17 experience requirement for participation in an alternative preparation program.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53A-6-113 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 53A-6-114 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-6-113 is enacted to read:
29 53A-6-113. Distance learning -- License requirements.
30 (1) As used in this section, "distance learning" means instruction of curriculum that is:
31 (a) aligned with the core curriculum standards established by the board; and
32 (b) delivered from a remote location across state lines.
33 (2) A teacher who provides distance learning to a student in Utah is not required to
34 hold a license if:
35 (a) the teacher holds a teaching credential issued by another state for the grade level
36 and subject taught to a Utah student;
37 (b) the teacher is employed at a school in the state where the teacher's teaching
38 credential was issued; and
39 (c) the out-of-state school where the teacher is employed is accredited by the
40 accrediting body that accredits public schools in Utah pursuant to board rule.
41 Section 2. Section 53A-6-114 is enacted to read:
42 53A-6-114. Alternative preparation program -- Work experience requirement.
43 An individual who is employed at least half time in a position for which a teacher's
44 license is required pursuant to board rule, including a position in an online school or a school
45 that uses digital technologies for instruction or blended learning, satisfies the work experience
46 requirement for participation in an alternative preparation program.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-26-14 6:50 AM