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    The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4122--A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-3-1a and §18A-3-1b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-3-12, all relating to alternative programs for teacher education; providing definitions; including entity affiliated with approved teacher education programs to be a partner in offering programs; defining approved education provider; modifying definition of area of critical need and shortage; generally reorganizing section, updating terms and eliminating duplicative language; modifying alternative program teacher certificate requirements; eliminating requirement to post position of alternative program teacher each year prior to rehiring; authorizing alternative methods of instructional delivery and candidate supervision and modifying existing methods; modifying professional support team provisions; modifying reporting and recommendation requirements; requiring certain legislative rules; and requiring teacher education programs to cooperate with the state board to ensure that certain assistance is provided to help students pursuing a teaching degree and certified teachers attain the required hours to earn a Technology Integration Specialist Advanced Credential.