cappel 070224SPRINGFIELD – Career and technical education teachers will now be granted tenure under a new law sponsored by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel.

“I’ve been a strong advocate for CTE, which gives students the opportunity to receive a hands-on academic experience,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “With the ongoing teacher shortage, we need to ensure CTE teachers receive the benefits they are entitled to and deserve.”

Senate Bill 463 allows CTE teachers to be granted tenure if they have a license with credentials. Loughran Cappel’s law aims to expand tenure eligibility from only educators with a Professional Educator License to include CTE teachers.

“As more students enroll in CTE programs, we can’t risk losing qualified educators,” said Loughran Cappel. “We have to acknowledge the crucial work they do to educate students with training and experiences that set them up to have a successful career.”

Senate Bill 463 was signed into law Monday and took effect immediately.