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HouseBill Number: 4728Primary Sponsor: Committee (21)Committee Number: 04Type of Legislation: JRSubject: Regulations approvedResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: EducationComputer Document Number: PFM/11012AC.94Introduced Date: 19940210Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940303Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Education and Public WorksSponsor Committee Number: 21Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4728 Senate 19940303 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 4728 House 19940302 Read third time, sent to Senate 4728 House 19940301 Read second time 4728 House 19940210 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
February 10, 1994
S. Printed 2/10/94--H.
Read the first time February 10, 1994.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDING INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 1680, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Board of Education, relating to Academic Requirements for Adding Instructional Areas of Certification, designated as Regulation Document Number 1680, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
SUMMARY AS SUBMITTED BY PROMULGATING AGENCY.
Current State Board of Education regulations governing the requirements to add the area of Emotionally Handicapped to an existing teaching certificate provide for 21 semester hours of coursework, 15 of which are specified and six are electives. The amendment will increase the number of required hours to 24 semester hours of coursework. These 24 semester hours are to be earned in specific courses designed to address the appropriate preparation for a teacher assigned to teach students with diagnosed emotional problems. These proposed courses were determined and recommended by a committee composed of teacher educators, teachers and district coordinators working in the area of Emotionally Handicapped students. The amendments will strengthen the preparation of teachers in this critical teaching area.