HOUSE BILL 49
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Joy Garratt and Raymundo Lara and Michael Padilla and
Debra M. Sariñana and Natalie Figueroa
RELATING TO EDUCATION; EXPANDING THE POOL OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE AWARDED GROW YOUR OWN TEACHERS ACT SCHOLARSHIPS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 21-21P-2 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2019, Chapter 230, Section 2) is amended to read:
"21-21P-2. DEFINITIONS.--As used in the Grow Your Own Teachers Act:
A. "department" means the higher education department;
B. "educational assistant" means a [United States citizen and] resident of New Mexico who is authorized to work in the United States and who has worked as an educational assistant in a public school for at least two years and is in good standing with the school district and who is enrolled in or accepted by an undergraduate teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited public post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico;
C. "public school" includes constitutional special schools and state institutions and state agencies that educate children and employ educational assistants; and
D. "teacher preparation program" means a program that has been formally approved as meeting the requirements of the public education department and that leads to level one teacher licensure, including a program in a two-year post-secondary educational institution that meets the requirements for a teacher education transfer module established pursuant to Subsection C of Section 21-1B-4 NMSA 1978."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2020.
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