Sec. 1. (a) The Earline S. Rogers student teaching stipend for minority students is established.

     (b) An individual may apply for a stipend under this chapter if the individual:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 21-13-8-1

  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(1) is a minority student enrolled in an eligible institution;

(2) will participate in:

(A) student teaching as part of the student’s degree requirements; or

(B) a school administration internship as part of the student’s graduate degree program;

(3) has earned a cumulative grade point average:

(A) upon entering student teaching that:

(i) is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution’s school of education; or

(ii) is at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution, if the eligible institution’s school of education does not require a certain minimum cumulative grade point average; or

(B) upon beginning a school administration internship that is at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution;

(4) agrees, in writing, in the case of an individual entering student teaching, to apply for a teaching position at a state accredited school accredited under IC 20-31-4.1 in Indiana following the student’s certification as a teacher, and, if hired, to teach for at least three (3) years; and

(5) meets any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.329. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.12; P.L.159-2016, SEC.2; P.L.92-2020, SEC.105.