TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW

PART I. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

SUBPART B-1. TEACHER EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

 

17:33       Powers, duties, and functions

A. The commission shall serve as one of the advisors to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in the following areas:

(1) Recommend standards for the types and grades of certificates as specified by regulations approved by the board and promulgated by the state Department of Education after consultation with the board, the state superintendent of education, and other appropriate agencies. Certification standards shall not be any less than the minimum standards prescribed in R.S. 17:7(6) and 17:7.1.

(2) Recommend state standards, national standards, or a combination thereof for the approval of pre-service and advanced certification programs after consultation with national and regional accreditation organizations for recommendations to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

B. All books, records, documents, files, and other materials, excluding any information or materials which are not otherwise a public record, pertaining to teacher training institutions and teacher education, training, and certification in the possession of the division of teacher standards, assessment, and certification of the state Department of Education shall be available to the commission effective September 1, 1986, or as soon thereafter as the commission is organized and the commission shall cooperate with the department in the performance of its functions. This Subsection shall not be construed to authorize the creation of any other position within the state Department of Education to fulfill these duties.

Added by Acts 1986, No. 873, s 1. Amended by Acts 2003, No. 302, s 1, eff. June 13, 2003.