ASSEMBLY, No. 4405
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblywoman PATRICIA EGAN JONES
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblywoman Swain, Assemblymen Mazzeo, Armato, Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblymen Howarth and Peters
Mandates child abuse and sexual abuse training for all candidates for teaching certification.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on November 26, 2018, with amendments.
An Act concerning certain training for prospective teachers and supplementing chapter 26 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, all candidates for teaching certification who have completed a teacher preparation program at a regionally-accredited institution of higher education shall have satisfactorily completed a program on the recognition of, and the requirement to report, child abuse including sexual abuse.
b. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, any person seeking certification through the alternate route shall, within one year of being employed, satisfactorily complete a program on the recognition of, and the requirement to report, child abuse including sexual abuse.
c. The State Board of Education 1, in consultation with the Commissioner of Children and Families,1 shall establish the appropriate requirements of the program on the recognition and reporting of child abuse required pursuant to this section.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.