2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-6-122.4. License for Teach for America Program participant - Exemption from residency program.

A. The State Board of Education shall issue a two-year, nonrenewable license to teach to any person who has been accepted into the Teach for America Program and has on file with the Board a current Oklahoma criminal history record from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as well as a national criminal history record check as defined in Section 150.9 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Upon receipt of the Oklahoma criminal history record, the Board may issue a temporary license which shall be effective until receipt of the national fingerprint-based criminal history record. The person applying for a license shall be responsible for the cost of the criminal history records.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Board of Education shall issue a certificate to teach to any individual who has:

1. Been issued a license pursuant to subsection A of this section;

2. Completed the coursework requirements established for participants of the Teach for America Program;

3. Successfully passed the assessment requirements established by Teach for America for participants of the Teach for America Program; and

4. Submitted an application and payment of the certification fee as prescribed by the Board.

Added by Laws 2008, c. 152, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 270, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.

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