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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
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ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/26/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Study Student Teacher Placement Criteria
SJM 5
ANALYST Baca
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
NFI
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to SB 233 and HB 160, duplicate bills
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Joint Memorial 5 requests that deans of teacher preparation programs at New Mexico
post-secondary educational institutions determine the feasibility of establishing criteria for plac-
ing student teachers with classroom teachers holding a level three-A license. .
SJM 5 further requests that deans report the findings and recommendation of their study to the
Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) by October 2006.
SJM 5 also requests that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the Director of the LESC and
the deans of teacher preparation programs for appropriate distribution.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
SJM 5 contains no appropriation. It is assumed that costs for conduct of the activity will be
borne by existing budget of the participating entities.
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Senate Joint Memorial 5 Page
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Completion of a successful student teaching experience is a requirement in all of the states
post-secondary programs and for obtaining licensure in New Mexico. In addition, student teach-
ing is considered a critical component in the development of successful, effective pedagogical
skills, many of which are learned from the supervision of highly qualified and successful teach-
ers. Thus, it is believed that criteria will be developed and utilized to ensure that prospective
teachers are provided a successful experience by associating them with the best teachers avail-
able.
RELATIONSHIP
SJM 5 relates to HB 160 and SB 233, duplicate bills both titled Expand Teacher Education Field
Courses.
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