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  • NJ S1474
  • 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.
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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, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2007, c.6.  (on 2/6/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/6/2017 A Approved P.L.2007, c.6.
12/19/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (77-0-0)
12/19/2016 A Substituted for A2786 (1R)
11/14/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
11/14/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 11/14/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
10/20/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
10/20/2016 S Passed by the Senate (37-0)
10/7/2016 S Senate Amendment (26-0) (Beach)
9/12/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
9/12/2016 Senate Education Hearing (10:00 9/12/2016 Committee Room 6, 1st Floor)
2/16/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/19/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 12/19/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A2786 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 11/14/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 10/7/2016 Senate Floor: Amend 26 0 14
Detail 10/7/2016 Senate Floor: Second Reading (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 9/12/2016 Senate Education Committee: Reported Favorably 3 0 2