H.R.5357 - Interstate Teaching Mobility Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] (Introduced 05/26/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5357 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/26/2016)
Interstate Teaching Mobility Act
This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a voluntary interstate teaching application program for participating states. To participate in the program, a state must require sufficiently rigorous assessments in awarding a teaching license or certification.
In carrying out the program, the Department of Education shall:
- create an electronic application process for eligible teachers who are licensed or certified in a participating state to apply for teaching positions in another participating state;
- require a participating state to recognize the teaching licensure or certification of each such teacher without the teacher having to complete additional licensure or certification requirements;
- ensure that a participating state maintains specified eligibility requirements; and
- provide technical assistance.
A teacher seeking to participate in the program must submit an application containing: (1) proof of active licensure or certification in a participating state, and (2) the teacher's results on specified assessments.