16 KAR 2:100. Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps certification.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 161.010, 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.028(1) authorizes the Education Professional Standards Board to establish standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate and for programs of preparation for teachers and other professional school personnel, and KRS 161.030(1) requires all certificates issued under KRS 161.010 to 161.1266 to be issued in accordance with the administrative regulations of the board. This administrative regulation establishes the Kentucky certification for instructor of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

 

      Section 1. (1) The certificate for senior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, shall be issued initially for a two (2) year period to an applicant upon completion of the following:

      (a) A bachelor's degree from a standard college or university as defined in KRS 161.010;

      (b) Official recommendation by the appropriate branch of military service;

      (c) Contract for this employment by a local school district; and

      (d) Recommendation for certification by the local school superintendent.

      (2) The certificate for senior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp, may be renewed for a five (5) year period upon recommendation by the local school superintendent and upon completion of nine (9) semester hours to include the following:

      (a) Human growth and development and learning theory;

      (b) Foundations of education; and

      (c) Career development and vocational planning.

      (3) Each five (5) year renewal thereafter shall require the completion of two (2) years of experience teaching in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

 

      Section 2. (1) The certificate for junior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, shall be issued initially for a two (2) year period to an applicant upon completion of the following:

      (a) High school graduation, or its equivalence as determined by an acceptable score on the General Education Development Test;

      (b) Official recommendation by the appropriate branch of military service;

      (c) Contract for this employment by a local school district; and

      (d) Recommendation for certification by the local school superintendent.

      (2) Initial Renewal. The certificate for junior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, may be initially renewed for a two (2) year period upon application to the board, using the "Form TC-2, Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate," incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:090, and submission of the following:

      (a) Verification by the local school superintendent of two (2) years' successful experience as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor at a local school district;

      (b) Successful completion of the "New-to-Kentucky Teacher" Module and the "Substitute Teacher Orientation" Module found on www.kyeducators.org. The junior ROTC instructor shall make reasonable efforts to complete the modules within the first ninety (90) days of employment with the local school district; and

      (c) Successful completion of a minimum of twenty-four (24) clock hours of district-approved professional development, annually; or

      (d) Successful completion of six (6) semester hours from a standard college or university as defined in KRS 161.010 to include the following:

      1. Human growth and development and learning theory;

      2. Foundations of education; and

      3. Career development and vocational planning.

      (3) Each subsequent two (2) year renewal thereafter shall require completion by September 1 of the year of expiration of the following:

      (a) Six (6) semester hours selected from an associate degree program from a standard college or university as defined in KRS 161.010; or

      (b) Twenty-four (24) clock hours of district-approved professional development, annually.

      (4) Upon completion of the associate degree with a 2.5 grade point standing, the certificate for junior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, shall be renewed for a five (5) year period. Each five (5) year renewal thereafter shall require completion of two (2) years of experience teaching in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

      (5) A junior instructor who renews the certificate for junior instructor, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps by completing the twenty-four (24) hours of professional development annually shall not be eligible to receive the five (5) year certificate as noted in subsection (4) of this section, but shall be granted a certificate of two (2) years in duration. (2 Ky.R. 395; eff. 5-12-76; Am. 23 Ky.R. 2280; eff. 1-9-97; recodified from 704 KAR 20:260, 7-2-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1849; 32 Ky.R. 26; eff. 8-5-05.)