The 2011-12 school year will be the first in which no teacher who has previously held a full-time emergency certificate may receive another such certificate.
Districts should be planning for this new regulation and identifying those teachers within the district who are working on emergency certificates. If the district wishes to employ these teachers during 2011-12, plans must be made this spring to get them into an alternative certification program or add the additional area via the TC-HQ route.
Information on this change in the regulation has been sent to superintendents and human resources personnel since the regulation was passed in the spring of 2010; however, the implementation date for this provision was set for June 2011 to allow districts to prepare for the change.
Education Professional Standards Board