HB 2046 Proposes Changes to Act 82 Regarding K-12 Special Ed. Certification (January 11, 2020)

When Act 82 of 2018 was passed, it changed the grade spans and age levels for K-12 Special Education certification instructional certificates in the Commonwealth. Now, PA House Bill 2046 would delay the implementation of that change from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022. In addition, a proposed amendment would permit PDE to continue to issue a special education PK-8 or special education 7-12 certification to any student enrolled in a teacher preparation program at an institution of higher education prior to December 31, 2021.