Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification

Name Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification
Contact Person Barbara Burke - Division of Certification, Preparation & Recruitment/Department of Education
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-342-3629
Fax Number 225-342-5880
Board Email barbara.burke@la.gov
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 17:31-33
Year Created 1986
Organizational Placement Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Purpose/Function The Louisiana State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification has been authorized by R.S. 17:31. According to R.S. 17:33 the Commission serves as one of the advisors to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in the following areas: (1)Recommend standards for the types and grades of certificates as specified by regulations approved by the board and promulgated by the state Department of Education after consultation with the board, the state superintendent of education , and other appropriate agencies. Certification standards shall not be any less than the minimum standards prescribed in R.S. 17:7(6) and 17:7.1. (2) Recommend state standards, national standards, or a combination thereof for the approval of pre-service and advanced certification programs after consultation with national and regional accreditation organizations for recommendations to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 1
Estimated number in current year: 0
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The last meeting of this commission was held in June 2012. This commission is currently inactive. The Department of Education is considering abolishing this commission and repealing the statute during the 2015 legislative session.
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