State Board Of Education Approves New Rules For Teacher Licensing

The State Board of Education approved new rules Wednesday for teacher licensing that makes it easier for college graduates without education degrees to get jobs in Indiana classrooms.  The board voted 7-3 to approve the new standards, which reduce requirements for “career specialist” permits for such applicants.  Supporters say they'll make it easier to attract people with expertise in areas such as math and science to classrooms. But teachers unions and others say that the new rules will reduce the quality of education.  The changes take effect immediately.