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State Senate OKs automatic high school teaching license for college instructors

Anyone teaching in a college could be automatically eligible to teach in high schools, according to a bill passed by the Tennessee state Senate Monday, the Huffington Post reports. SB 2302 would allow any college instructor to receive a license to teach their subject of expertise without additional training in education if they have taught in a certified college or university full-time for two years or part-time for four years. Generally, a K-12 teacher in Tennessee must be licensed through coursework, a teacher preparation program and skills testing. The proposed legislation would allow college instructors to forgo those requirements, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. An amendment would require instructors to be in good standing with their colleges…

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