HOUSE BILL No. 5904

 

 

September 21, 2016, Introduced by Rep. Muxlow and referred to the Committee on Education.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

by amending section 1233 (MCL 380.1233), as amended by 2016 PA 192.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1233. (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, and

 

subject to section 1233c, the board of a school district or

 

intermediate school board of an intermediate school district shall

 

not permit a teacher who does not hold a valid teaching certificate

 

to teach in a grade or department of the school.

 

     (2) The board of a school district or intermediate school

 

board of an intermediate school district shall not allow an

 

individual to serve in a counseling role in the school district or

 

intermediate school district, as the role is defined by the

 


superintendent of public instruction, unless the individual meets 1

 

or more of the following and the board or intermediate school board

 

complies with subsection (7):

 

     (a) The individual holds a valid teaching certificate with a

 

school counseling endorsement.

 

     (b) The individual meets all of the following:

 

     (i) Holds a master's degree awarded after completion of an

 

approved school counselor education program that includes at least

 

all of the following skills and content areas or their equivalent:

 

     (A) Guidance services--philosophy, principles, and practices.

 

     (B) Individual and group analysis--nature and range of human

 

characteristics and appraisal methods.

 

     (C) Guidance information--vocational development theory,

 

educational and occupational information.

 

     (D) Counseling theory and practice--individual and group

 

procedures, administration and coordination relationships,

 

professional relationships, and ethics.

 

     (E) Supervised experiences--laboratory, practicum, or

 

internship.

 

     (F) Evaluation--statistics and research methodology, follow-up

 

evaluation, and measurement methods.

 

     (ii) Has successfully completed the department's guidance

 

counselor examination.

 

     (iii) Has been recommended by an approved school counselor

 

education program to provide services as a school counselor.

 

     (c) The individual meets both of the following:

 

     (i) Has at least 5 years of successful experience serving in a


school counseling role in another state within the immediately

 

preceding 7-year period.

 

     (ii) Has successfully completed the department's guidance

 

counselor examination.

 

     (3) Except for teachers engaged to teach in a community

 

district under section 1233c, the intermediate superintendent shall

 

notify the superintendent of public instruction immediately of the

 

names of noncertificated teachers teaching in violation of

 

subsection (1) and the names of individuals serving in counseling

 

roles in violation of subsection (2), the employing district, and

 

the amount of time the noncertificated teachers or unqualified

 

individuals were employed.

 

     (4) A vocational teacher preparation institution shall utilize

 

the employment experience of an annually authorized teacher for the

 

purpose of waiving student teaching as a requirement for vocational

 

certification if the annually authorized teacher is supervised by

 

the teacher preparation institution.

 

     (5) All vocational education teachers certified after June 1,

 

1995 shall pass a competency test.

 

     (6) The board of a school district or intermediate school

 

district may employ an individual without a teaching certificate as

 

a substitute teacher if the individual has at least 90 60 semester

 

hours of college credit from a college or university. The

 

department shall amend any applicable rule as necessary to be

 

consistent with this subsection.

 

     (7) If the board of a school district or intermediate school

 

board of an intermediate school district chooses to employ an


individual who does not hold a valid teaching certificate to serve

 

in a counseling role, as permitted under subsection (2), the school

 

board or intermediate school board shall comply with sections 1230

 

and 1230a with respect to that individual to the same extent as

 

required for employing an individual with a teaching certificate to

 

serve as a teacher.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.