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  • NJ A3870
  • Directs State Board of Education to authorize computer science education endorsement to instructional certificate.
Introduced
(6/2/2016)
In Committee
(2/13/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill directs the State Board of Education to authorize a computer science education endorsement to the instructional certificate. The endorsement would authorize the holder to teach computer science in all public schools, and would be required to teach computer science in grades 9 through 12 beginning at such time as the State board determines that there is a sufficient number of teachers holding the computer science education endorsement to make the requirement feasible. The standards established by the State board would require a candidate for the computer science education endorsement to: (1) hold a standard instructional certificate with at least one other teaching endorsement; and (2) provide documentation of the completion of coursework that includes, at a minimum, a class that is equivalent to Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles, a class that is equivalent to Advanced Placement Computer Science A, a data structures class, and a computer science methods class. The bill provides that a teacher who is teaching computer science within three years of the bill's effective date will be issued a computer science education endorsement upon application to the State Board of Examiners.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 2/13/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/13/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 Assembly Education Hearing (19:00 2/13/2017 )
6/2/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/13/2017 Assembly Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 10 0 1