ERIC Number: ED354662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Northeast Regional Credential and Rhode Island's Pension Portability Plan. Information Bulletin #37.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Key facts are provided about the Northeast Regional Credential program which allows greater transportability of teacher certification across state lines. Tight and exclusionary teacher certification rules are seen as related to the high numbers of teachers leaving the profession. This regional credentialling program is an agreement among seven Northeastern states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) which allows educators certified in one state to be employed in any participating state for up to 2 years before being required to meet local certification requirements. Eligible professionals include regular, vocational, and special education teachers; counselors; reading specialists; school administrators; and school support personnel. Special education credentials included are: teachers of the blind and partially sighted; teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired; teachers of preschool, elementary, and secondary special education; and teachers of intensive special education. One state, Rhode Island, has also adopted a pension portability plan in which teachers can transfer money accrued in their pension plans to states with reciprocal plans. A chart lists all credential titles and their status (whether issued by, accepted by, or both) in each of the seven states. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Counselors, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Reading Teachers, Regional Programs, Retirement Benefits, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teaching (Occupation), Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.