Proposed Amendments to Part 23 (Standards for the School Service Personnel Certificate)
P.A. 97-607, effective August 26, 2011, changes the current system of teacher, administrator and school service personnel certification set forth in Article 21 of the School Code to a licensure system (Article 21B of the School Code). References to certification and related terms are being changed to align this set of rules to the licensure system, which became effective July 1, 2013.
Additionally, national standards referenced in Part 23 for school counselor, school nurse, school psychologist and school social worker are being updated to reflect incorporation of the most recent versions available. Part 23 was promulgated in 2002, so the standards set forth in its provisions date from the 1990s.
Initial Review by State Board of Education: October 2013