HB18-1189 (Pettersen & Sias/Hill & Todd) Expanding Effective Teacher Residency Programs
The bill creates the Teacher Residency Expansion Program in the Department of Education (CDE). The program will communicate best practices for teacher residency programs with school districts, charter schools and BOCES. CDE must work with institutions of higher education and local districts to expand teacher residency programs as pilot programs. Reports regarding the success of the programs must be submitted and shared with the State Board of Education, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the governor’s office and the education committees in both the House and the Senate.
The Children’s Campaign supports this bill as one of many strategies that will be considered this session to address educator shortage challenges. Every child deserves the benefit of high-quality teachers, and it is important that we cultivate a pipeline between institutions of higher education and local school districts for educator talent.
Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, Feb. 26 at 1:30pm in Room 0112