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Bill Detail: HB20-1312

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Title Behavioral Health Training Requirements Educator License
Status Governor Signed (07/08/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
B. Titone (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 02/21/2020
Description

The bill creates a requirement that of the 90 hours of professional
development training currently required for educator licensure renewal
during the term of the educator's license, at least 10 of those hours must
include some form of behavioral health training that is culturally
responsive and trauma- and evidence-informed.
The bill requires teacher preparation programs to include in

program graduation requirements that each teacher candidate in an initial
educator licensure program complete at least 10 hours of behavioral
health training that is culturally responsive and trauma- and
evidence-informed.

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