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Ed Reform #7

SECTION 47.   Section 38G of chapter 71, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after line 70, the following paragraph:-

          To be eligible for certification as a provisional educator after January 1, 2007, the candidate shall (1) hold a bachelor's degree in arts or sciences from an accredited college or university with a major course in the arts or sciences appropriate to the instructional field; (2) pass a test established by the board which shall consist of two parts: (A) a writing section which shall demonstrate the communication and literacy skills necessary for effective instruction and improved communication between school and parents and a math section which shall demonstrate numeracy skills necessary for effective instruction; and; (B) the subject matter knowledge for the certificate; and (3) be of sound moral character. Candidates who complete the requirements in this paragraph shall be issued provisional educator certificates which will permit them to seek employment in teaching positions requiring instructional certification in districts which have an approved provisional educator preparation program.