††††† RELATES TO: KRS 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 approved by the Education Professional Standards Board. This administrative regulation establishes a plan for recruiting certified classroom teachers into positions for teachers of English as a second language.
††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Qualified teacher" means a teacher who holds the appropriate certification as a teacher for English as a second language unless the superintendent of the employing school district has documented evidence that the teacher is unsuitable for appointment.
††††† (2) "Teacher for English as a second language" means a teacher who works:
††††† (a) Directly with identified English as a second language pupils, in addition to the regularly assigned classroom teacher; or
††††† (b) In a classroom made up only of properly identified English as a second language students.
††††† Section 2. (1) If a qualified teacher is not available for the position of teacher for English as a second language as attested by the local school superintendent, the superintendent, on behalf of the local board of education, may request by filing a Form TC-EL with the Education Professional Standards Board a probationary endorsement for teaching English as a second language for a teacher who:
††††† (a) Has a bachelorís degree;
††††† (b) Has a valid Kentucky teaching certificate;
††††† (c) Has completed at least one (1) year of successful teaching experience;
††††† (d) Has been admitted to the preparation program for the endorsement for teachers for English as a second language; and
††††† (e) Is currently enrolled in graduate studies related to the education profession.
††††† (2) The request for the probationary endorsement shall be submitted on Form TC-EL to the Education Professional Standards Board for each teacher for English as a second language requiring the probationary endorsement.
††††† (3)(a) The probationary endorsement for teachers for English as a second language shall be valid for a period of two (2) years from the initial request.
††††† (b) A teacher receiving this probationary endorsement shall complete the required curriculum for recommendation for the endorsement for teacher for English as a second language within the two (2) year validity of the probationary endorsement.
††††† (c) The probationary endorsement shall not be renewed.
††††† Section 3. Incorporation by Reference. (1) Form TC-EL, 10/2009, is incorporated by reference.
††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (36 Ky.R. 1390; eff. 3-5-2010.)