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Bill Detail: HB22-1220

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Title Removing Barriers To Educator Preparation
Status Governor Signed (05/26/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/10/2022
Summary

The bill creates the student educator stipend program. The purpose
of the student educator stipend program is to award stipend money to an
eligible student to reduce the financial barriers of participating in required
clinical practice as a student educator. An eligible student placed as a
student educator in a 16-week academic residency may receive a stipend

of $11,000, and an eligible student placed as a student educator in a
32-week academic residency may receive a stipend of $22,000.
The bill also creates the educator test stipend program. The
purpose of the educator test stipend program is to award stipend money
to approved programs of preparation to reduce financial barriers for
eligible students preparing for the assessment of professional
competencies for licensure and each required endorsement area. The
approved program of preparation shall distribute the stipend money to an
eligible student to pay the fees and costs associated with the assessment
of professional competencies, which may include travel and lodging
costs.
The bill requires the department of education (department), in
collaboration with the department of higher education and institutions of
higher education, to create a multiple measures approach to measure the
professional competencies of an applicant for an initial teacher license,
in addition to the assessments currently approved by the state board of
education.
Current law allows the department to issue a temporary educator
eligibility authorization to a person enrolled in an approved program of
preparation for a special education educator license who has not yet met
the requirements for the applicable initial educator license. The bill
allows the department to issue a temporary educator eligibility
authorization to a person enrolled in an approved alternative teacher
preparation program who has not yet met the requirements for the
applicable initial educator license.

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