16 KAR 2:020. Occupation-based career and technical education certification.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 156.095, 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, and 161.030 require that teachers and other professional school personnel hold certificates of legal qualifications for their respective positions to be issued upon completion of programs of preparation prescribed by the Education Professional Standards Board. This administrative regulation establishes the qualifications for teachers of occupation-based career and technical education and implements the testing and internship requirements of KRS 161.030.

 

      Section 1. (1) The certificates for occupation-based career and technical education established in this administrative regulation shall be issued and renewed for occupation-based career and technical education teachers employed by the public schools, the Office of Career and Technical Education of the Department of Workforce Investment, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, or the Kentucky Department of Education.

      (2) The certificates may be issued for any information technology, industrial education, public service, health science, or human services occupation area for which programs may be offered under the Kentucky Program of Studies established in 704 KAR 3:303.

      (3) Certificates for occupation-based career and technical education established in this administrative regulation:

      (a) Shall be initially issued to teacher candidates who are employed based upon required occupational experience in the subject area to be taught; and

      (b) Shall not require a college degree for initial issuance.

 

      Section 2. Issuance and Renewal of One (1) Year Provisional Certificates. (1) Initial issuance. A provisional internship certificate for teaching occupation-based career and technical education, valid for teaching only the subject or subjects stated on the face of the certificate, shall be issued for a duration period of one (1) year upon completion of the following requirements:

      (a) High school graduation or its equivalent determined by evidence of an acceptable score on the general education development test administered by an approved testing center;

      (b) Four (4) years of successful and appropriate occupational experience in the area to be taught, with:

      1. At least two (2) years of the occupational experience completed within the last five (5) years. A maximum of one (1) year of the required work experience may be satisfied by completion of an accredited vocational preparation program for the occupation to be taught; and

      2. The occupational experience confirmed by the Kentucky Department of Education, the Department of Workforce Investment, or the Kentucky Community and Technical College System;

      (c) The testing provisions established in 16 KAR 6:020; and

      (d) An offer of employment from a local school district, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Department of Workforce Investment, or the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

      (2) First renewal of one (1) year provisional certificates. The first renewal of the one (1) year provisional certificate shall require the successful completion of:

      (a) The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program established in 16 KAR 7:010; and

      (b) Three (3) semester hours of credit in occupation-based career and technical education laboratory/classroom management. This requirement may be met by successfully completing the New Teacher Institute sponsored by the Department of Workforce Investment.

      (3) Subsequent renewal of one (1) year provisional certificate. Any subsequent renewal of the one (1) year provisional certificate after the successful completion of the internship shall require:

      (a) The completion of a minimum of six (6) semester hours of college credit for each renewal selected from the sixty-four (64) semester hour planned program for the preparation of teachers in information technology, industrial education, public service, health science, or human services occupations established in Section 4 of this administrative regulation; and

      (b) Documentation of completion of four (4) days of professional development as required by KRS 156.095 and 158.070.

      (4) Credit granted by a regionally- or nationally-accredited postsecondary institution for occupational proficiency based upon past relevant experience or credit by examination shall not be applied toward the provisional certificate renewal requirements.

      (5) The one (1) year provisional certificate shall be limited to nine (9) one (1) year renewals for a total validity period of ten (10) years, which do not need to be consecutive.

      (6) Upon completion of the sixty-four (64) hour planned program established in Section 4 of this administrative regulation, the teacher shall:

      (a) Receive the professional certificate established in Section 3 of this administrative regulation; and

      (b) Adhere to the subsequent renewal requirements established in Section 3(3) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. Issuance and Renewal of the Professional Certificate. (1) Initial issuance. A professional certificate for teaching occupation-based career and technical education, valid for teaching only the subject or subjects stated on the face of the certificate, shall be issued for a duration period of one (1) year upon completion of the following requirements:

      (a) Compliance with Section 2(1) of this administrative regulation; and

      (b) The completion of a planned program consisting of a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of college credit established in Section 4 of this administrative regulation.

      (2) First renewal.

      (a) The first renewal shall require the successful completion of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program established in 16 KAR 7:010.

      (b) Upon meeting the requirements established in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the teacher shall receive the professional certificate valid for an additional four (4) years.

      (c) An occupation-based career and technical education teacher who has successfully completed the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program prior to issuance of the initial professional certificate or who is not required to complete the internship program under the requirements for out-of-state teachers established in KRS 161.030(5) shall not be required to complete the internship program again while serving on the professional certificate.

      (3) Subsequent renewal. The professional certificate shall be renewed for subsequent five (5) year periods upon completion of:

      (a) Three (3) years of teaching or occupational experience in the occupational specialty; or

      (b) Six (6) semester hours of college credit related to the certification area.

 

      Section 4. The planned program for occupation-based career and technical education teachers shall:

      (1) Include a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of college credit with at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in academic and professional education preparation during the first four (4) years of certificate validity;

      (2) Utilize the proficiency evaluation established in 16 KAR 5:030;

      (3) Be based upon the experienced teacher standards established in 16 KAR 1:010;

      (4) Meet the specialty program association standards established in 16 KAR 5:010; and

      (5) Be accredited by the Education Professional Standards Board using the applicable standards and procedures established in 16 KAR 5:010.

 

      Section 5. Information Technology Teachers. (1) A teacher shall possess one (1) of the following credentials to instruct in the field of information technology:

      (a) Provisional certificate established in Section 2 of this administrative regulation;

      (b) Professional certificate established in Section 3 of this administrative regulation;

      (c) Computer information systems certificate established in 16 KAR 2:010;

      (d) Computer science endorsement established in 16 KAR 2:010; or

      (e) Instructional computer technology endorsement established in 16 KAR 2:010.

      (2) If a qualified teacher is not available for the position of information technology teacher, as attested to by the local school superintendent or the Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment, a one (1) year probationary certificate may be issued under the requirements established in 16 KAR 2:190. (3 Ky.R. 272; eff. 11-3-76; Am. 5 Ky.R. 616; eff. 3-7-79; 11 Ky.R. 638; eff. 11-13-84; 12 Ky.R. 1880; eff. 7-2-86; Recodified from 704 KAR 20:222, 7-2-2002; 29 Ky.R. 2913; 30 Ky.R. 258; eff. 8-13-03; 33 Ky.R. 826; 1266; eff. 12-1-06.)