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§ 1225. Powers and duties of Department of Public Instruction

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 2. Miscellaneous Laws Relating to Schools
Certification of Teachers (Refs & Annos)
24 P.S. § 1225
§ 1225. Powers and duties of Department of Public Instruction
The Department of Public Instruction1 shall have the power, and its duty shall be--
(a) To provide for and to regulate the certificates and the registration of persons qualified to teach in such schools;
(b) To certify as qualified to practice the art of teaching in such schools any applicant eighteen (18) years of age, of good moral character, not addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs and who has graduated from a college, university or institution of learning approved as herein provided, and who has completed such professional preparation for teaching as may be prescribed by the State Board of Education, and to register such person upon such proof as the State Board of Education may require that such applicant possess such qualifications;
(c) To make permanent such certificate and/or registration upon evidence of such teaching experience and such additional preparation as the State Board of Education may by rule require in such schools;
(d) To provide for and regulate limited and permanent registration of such certificates to teach, or certificates of registration to teach, as may be approved by the council;
(e) To accept and endorse or approve for registration certificates to teach, or certificates of registration to teach, issued by other states, countries, and bodies, upon the payment of such fee for registration in this Commonwealth as may be fixed: Provided, That the standards of such other state or country as adopted by such body are approved by the State Board of Education as equal to the standards of this Commonwealth;
(f) To keep a record, and it shall be the duty of the department so to do, of every certificate issued, modified, suspended, revoked or reinstated, and registration thereof made by or with the department, and to prescribe the form of such record;
(g) To investigate and to determine the acceptability of colleges, universities and institutions of learning of this Commonwealth, and of other states and countries, issuing credentials, diplomas or degrees to persons who may desire to be registered to teach in such schools of this Commonwealth. To approve such colleges, universities and institutions of learning as are deemed by it to be acceptable, to revoke its approval of such as shall fail to maintain the required standards, and to compile and publish, annually, a registry of such approved colleges, universities and institutions of learning;
(h) To prescribe the professional title or other designation which a registrant may use in connection with his or her name in the practice of the art of teaching, to regulate the use thereof and prohibit its use by non-registrants and to prosecute persons who illegally use such title or designation;
(i), (j) Repealed by 1989, Dec. 14, P.L. 612, No. 71, § 10, imd. effective.

Credits

1931, May 29, P.L. 210, § 2. Amended 1963, Aug. 13, P.L. 689, §§ 1, 2.

Footnotes

Now Department of Education; see 71 P.S. §§ 1037, 1038.
24 P.S. § 1225, PA ST 24 P.S. § 1225
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 117. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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