OLR BILL ANALYSIS

sSB 382

AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER CERTIFICATION.

SUMMARY:

This bill prohibits teachers who receive an elementary education endorsement on or after July 1, 2013 from using that endorsement to teach kindergarten. It thus requires them to obtain an early childhood nursery through grade three endorsement in order to teach kindergarten. Under the bill, elementary education endorsements issued on or after July 1, 2013 are valid only for grades one through six.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/20/2012)