UDPATE 9/27/2017: New Certification Policy Has Far-Reaching Impacts - Updated information 7/19/2017

posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:28 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

Audience - 
  • General announcement
House Bill 1341, now signed by the governor, is a piece of policy with far-reaching implications for educator certification in our state. 

Teachers and principals may now renew their residency certificates in five-year intervals by completing 100 clock hours. Obtaining a professional certificate is now optional.

ProTeach and National Board Certification are still available as options to obtain a professional teaching certificate. There are four remaining submission dates for the ProTeach Portfolio. The PESB will discuss and determine what, and if, any new means for attaining a professional certificate, other than National Board Certification, will exist. 

There are still 150 clock hours available for the successful completion of ProTeach, and the bonuses for National Board Certified Teachers continue to be funded. 

In addition to residency certificate renewal and professional certification, 1341 impacts a number of other certification areas, including the STEM certificate renewal requirement. Please take a look at our PESB FAQ regarding 1341 (updated 7/19/2017, 5:12 pm).

Related information - Updated FAQ 7/19/2017 (5:12 pm) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5DU9nC26yA3RExoZW95RmQwV3M/view  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5DU9nC26yA3N3lLYlJxQ3RoR3c/view   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-CWbSsnLOBqVkFITFpTWHNtQVE/view?usp=sharing  

Key date - 7/14/2017