S.2174 - Creating Quality Technical Educators Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 10/08/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/08/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7275-7276) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2174 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/08/2015)
Creating Quality Technical Educators Act of 2015
This bill amends title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize grants under the Teacher Quality Partnership grant program to be used for secondary school career and technical education teacher preparation programs. The grant program provides funds to partnerships of high-need local educational agencies, high-need schools or early education programs, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to train current and prospective teachers and school leaders.
The bill requires the career and technical education teacher preparation programs to:
- be available to mid-career professionals or recent graduates of an IHE who have expertise in a program area in which there is a career and technical education teacher shortage;
- allow individuals to obtain initial licensure and the basic skills required for entry into the education profession, with the option of earning a bachelor's or master's degree; and
- allow teachers who do not have subject matter expertise in a career and technical education field that is in demand in the local or regional economy to receive the technical skills training they need to teach those skills in a classroom setting.
It directs the Department of Education to establish performance measures for the career and technical education teacher preparation programs.