[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 2786

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblywoman  SHAVONDA E. SUMTER

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  MARLENE CARIDE

District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT

District 31 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  ELIANA PINTOR MARIN

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblyman  BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Giblin, Assemblywomen Lampitt and Pinkin

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     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.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on November 14, 2016, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning special education and supplementing chapter 26 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    In addition to any other requirements adopted by the State Board of Education for teacher preparation programs, the State board shall 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. 

 

     2.    In addition to any other requirements adopted by the State Board of Education for teacher preparation programs, the State Board of Education shall require that the preparation program for an instructional certificate with a teacher of students with disabilities endorsement shall include credit hours in autism spectrum disorder and 1comprehensive1 evidence-based instructional practices to address the educational 1strengths and1 needs of students with autism.

 

     3.    The State Board of Education shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect 1[immediately] in the first full academic year following enactment1.