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  • NJ A2786
  • Requires teacher preparation program for instructional certificate to include certain amount of instruction or clinical experience in special education and for students with disabilities endorsement to include credit hours in autism spectrum disorder.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that, in addition to any other requirements adopted by the State Board of Education for teacher preparation programs, the State board must require that the preparation program for an instructional certificate include a minimum of the equivalent of 6 semester credit hours of classroom instruction, clinical experience, including student internships, or a combination thereof, in special education. The bill also requires that the preparation program for an instructional certificate with a teacher of students with disabilities endorsement include credit hours in autism spectrum disorder and evidence-based instructional practices to address the educational needs of students with autism.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S1474 (1R)  (on 12/19/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/19/2016 A Substituted by S1474 (1R)
11/14/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
11/14/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 11/14/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 11/14/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 2