Legislation that makes changes to the teacher education preparation programs passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday.
The bill, authored by Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis, requires the Department of Education to establish standards for the continuous improvement of the teaching programs and the performance of individuals who complete them by July 1, 2015.
It also makes changes to the information a teacher education preparation program must submit to the Department of Education, including an annual survey to be completed by the principal of a school after teachers have been hired.
The bill passed through the Senate by a vote of 43-4 and moves back to the House of Representatives with amendments for further consideration.
Jacob Rund is a reporter for the Statehousefile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.