New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:40a-4 - Preservice Training

18A:40A-4. Preservice training
In addition to the provisions for inservice training established pursuant to this act, the commissioner shall insure that the preservice training of individuals intending to enter the teaching profession provides for an adequate treatment of the subject of substance abuse.

No certificate to teach in the public schools shall be issued to any teaching staff member who has not passed a satisfactory examination in (1) physiology and hygiene; and (2) substance abuse issues which includes material on the physiological, psychological, sociological and legal aspects of drug and alcohol abuse, methods of educating students on the negative effects of substance abuse, and intervention strategies for dealing with students engaged in substance abuse.

1987, c. 389, s.4.

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