††††† 16 KAR 7:010. Kentucky Teacher Internship Program.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 156.101, 161.028, 161.030, 161.048, 161.095

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028(1)(a), 161.030

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.030(5) requires that all new teachers and out-of-state teachers with less than two (2) years of successful teaching experience who are seeking initial certification in Kentucky shall serve a one (1) year internship. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program.

 

††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Confirmation of Employment" means the electronic document or a hardcopy of the same name that is submitted to the Education Professional Standards Board by the employing school district or nonpublic school to document employment of a teacher intern.

††††† (2) "Half-time basis" means teaching fifteen (15) hours per week in the internís area of certification.

††††† (3) "Instructional day" means a day that:

††††† (a) The teacher intern is performing regular teaching responsibilities in an instructional setting, or is completing professional development for compensation from the district or employing school; and

††††† (b) Does not include annual leave, sick leave, or other authorized or unauthorized leave time.

††††† (4) "Resource Teacher Time Sheet" means the electronic document or a hardcopy of the same name that is submitted to the Education Professional Standards Board and is used by resource teachers to record in-class hours and, for compensation, resource teacher out-of-class hours.

††††† (5) "Teacher intern" means any new teacher or out-of-state teacher with less than two (2) years of successful teaching experience, preschool through grade twelve (12), who has obtained a provisional certificate and is seeking initial certification in Kentucky.

 

††††† Section 2. Basis for Professional Judgment by the Beginning Teacher Committee. (1) A teacher intern and the beginning teacher committee shall follow the requirements established in this administrative regulation.

††††† (a)1. The teacher intern shall successfully complete a KTIP Teacher Performance Assessment.

††††† 2. The assessment shall be organized according to three cycles of the internship year and shall be a set of twelve (12) teaching tasks designed to provide interns the opportunity to demonstrate performance of the Kentucky Teacher Standards established by the Education Professional Standards Board in 16 KAR 1:010.

††††† (b) The twelve (12) teaching tasks shall be grouped into three (3) components as follows:

††††† 1. Component I: Classroom Teaching, which shall include:

††††† a. Task A-1: Teaching and Learning Context;

††††† b. Task A-2: Lesson Plan;

††††† c. Task B: Classroom Observation; and

††††† d. Task C: Lesson Analysis and Reflection;

††††† 2. Component II: Professional Responsibilities, which shall include:

††††† a. Task D: Collaborate to Address Special Learning Needs;

††††† b. Task E: Assess and Manage Professional Growth; and

††††† c. Task F: Leadership; and

††††† 3. Component III: Instructional Unit, which shall include:

††††† a. Task G: Designing the Instructional Unit;

††††† b. Task H: The Assessment Plan;

††††† c. Task I: Designing Instructional Strategies and Activities;

††††† d. Task J-1: Organizing and Analyzing the Results Reflecting on the Impact of Instruction; and

††††† e. Task J-2: Communication and Follow-Up.

††††† (2) In arriving at its professional judgment, the beginning teacher committee shall utilize the scoring rubrics contained within the KTIP Intern Performance Record, and take into consideration the progress of the teacher intern throughout the school year and, particularly, the level of performance that has been achieved near the end of the internship. The beginning teacher committee shall determine the progress and improvement of the teacher intern, pursuant to KRS 161.030, by:

††††† (a) A systematic observation of classroom performance;

††††† (b) An ongoing review of documented evidence developed by the teacher intern of progress toward demonstration of the applicable standards; and

††††† (c) A review of the teacher intern's response to the suggestions and recommendations made by the beginning teacher committee during its meetings with the teacher intern throughout the internship.

††††† (3) Throughout the internship, the teacher intern and the beginning teacher committee shall utilize the Kentucky Teacher Standards established by the Education Professional Standards Board in 16 KAR 1:010. Teacher Interns and their committees shall use the indicators for each standard as outlined in the KTIP Intern Performance Record.

 

††††† Section 3. Beginning Teacher Committee Membership Appointment. (1)(a) School districts shall maintain a pool of resource teachers and principals who have successfully completed the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Committee training in order to assure eligibility for appointment to beginning teacher committees.

††††† (b) The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Committee training may be approved for up to twelve (12) hours of professional development credit toward the continuing education requirements for resource teachers pursuant to KRS 161.095 and Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) credit for administrators pursuant to KRS 156.101.

††††† (2) The employing school district shall recommend principals and resource teachers for appointments by the Education Professional Standards Board to beginning teacher committees.

††††† (3) If the teacher intern is teaching at a nationally or regionally accredited nonpublic school without a principal, the accrediting organization's guidelines for designating the school head or school leader shall be used by the employing school in making the recommendation for appointment of the principal member. If no guidelines exist, the school shall provide a written rationale for the appointment to the Education Professional Standards Board for approval.

††††† (4) Representatives of the teacher training institutions shall consult the Education Professional Standards Board with respect to the school districts and the geographical area to be served by teacher educator members on beginning teacher committees. All teacher educators shall have completed the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Committee training in order to assure eligibility for appointment to beginning teacher committees.

††††† (5) The teacher training institution shall appoint a teacher educator no later than thirty (30) days after being notified by the district or nonpublic school of the need for a teacher educator. If the teacher intern is employed after the date required to submit the Confirmation of Employment in accordance with Section 4(3)(a) of this administrative regulation, the teacher training institution shall appoint a teacher educator no later than ten (10) days after being notified by the district or nonpublic school of the need for a teacher educator.

††††† (6) If the superintendent or designated nonpublic school head or leader determines that a teacher educator is unsuitable for appointment, the superintendent or designated nonpublic school head or leader shall submit a written request for removal to the Education Professional Standards Board. The request shall contain the following:

††††† (a) The facts and circumstances that form the basis for removal for cause; and

††††† (b) The name of a qualified replacement submitted after consultation with the principal of the employing school and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program university and district coordinators for that school district.

††††† (7) The Education Professional Standards Board shall send written notification to the teacher intern, the beginning teacher committee, the superintendent or designated nonpublic school head or leader, and the teacher training institution of its decision regarding the request for removal.

 

††††† Section 4. Requirements for Time in the Internship and Classroom Assignment. (1) The one (1) year internship shall be completed during one (1) of the following:

††††† (a) No less than 140 instructional days of employment in a certified position in the internís area of certification for which the teacher intern receives compensation during one (1) school year; or

††††† (b) Two (2) semesters totaling at least 140 instructional days of employment in a certified position in the internís area of certification for which the teacher intern receives compensation in two (2) consecutive school years.

††††† (2) The internship shall be established for each teacher intern whose initial employment begins at any time during the school term except if the date of employment does not allow for completion of at least seventy (70) instructional days of employment during the school year.

††††† (a) If the period of employment is less than seventy (70) instructional days in a school year, the local school district shall declare an emergency as provided in KRS 161.100, authorizing the superintendent to request an emergency teaching certificate.

††††† (b) The employing school district shall be responsible for providing assistance and supervision to the new teacher during the period of employment under an emergency certificate.

††††† (3)(a) The school district or nonpublic school shall complete and submit to the Education Professional Standards Board the Confirmation of Employment in electronic form or in hard copy if the electronic submission system is unavailable:

††††† 1. Within thirty (30) days from the date of hire or on or before October 15, whichever occurs first, for a teacher intern participating in the internship for the fall semester or full year; or

††††† 2. Within thirty (30) days from the date of hire or On or before February 15, whichever comes first, for a teacher intern participating in the internship for the spring semester.

††††† (b) If the teacher intern begins employment after the dates established for submission of the Confirmation of Employment in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the school district or employing school shall submit the Confirmation of Employment in electronic form or in hard copy if the electronic submission system is unavailable within ten (10) days of the date of hire. A one (1) year internship certificate shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of 16 KAR 2:010 and 16 KAR 4:050.

††††† (c) If the district or employing school fails to report verification of enrollment in the internship by the applicable date established in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection, and there is insufficient time remaining for the teacher intern to complete the number of days required under subsection (1) of this section, the district or employing school shall declare an emergency as provided in KRS 161.100, and the teacher intern shall enroll in the internship in the next semester of employment when at least seventy (70) instructional days are available.

††††† (d) Failure to submit the completed Confirmation of Employment or declare an emergency in accordance with paragraph (a), (b), or (c) of this subsection shall:

††††† 1. Be a violation of KRS 161.020; and

††††† 2. Result in the number of days the teacher intern taught without a valid certificate being included in the out of field report submitted to the Commissioner of the Department of Education in accordance with KRS 161.1221.

††††† (4) A teacher intern may participate in the internship if the intern is teaching in the intern's area of certification on at least a half-time basis. A school district or nonpublic school offering employment to a new teacher for part-time services which do not conform to the definition of half-time basis shall request a waiver from the Education Professional Standards Board staff for the new teacher to participate in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. The waiver request shall detail how the part-time employment offered by the district or nonpublic school is commensurate with the half-time basis requirement of this administrative regulation.

††††† (5)(a) Termination or resignation of the internship shall be prohibited unless a written resignation detailing the facts surrounding the resignation is received and approved by:

††††† 1. The superintendent or designated nonpublic school head or leader; and

††††† 2. The Education Professional Standards Board staff.

††††† (b) A teacher intern who terminates or resigns the internship without the approval of the Education Professional Standards Board staff shall be recorded as unsuccessfully completing the internship for that school year.

††††† (6) The internship shall be established in a classroom which corresponds to the certificate of the teacher intern. An internship shall not be established in a classroom designated as an alternative school, classroom or program unless the district superintendent or designated nonpublic school head or leader submits a written request for a waiver to the staff of the Education Professional Standards Board. The request shall include the following:

††††† (a) The type of students that attend the alternative school, classroom or program;

††††† (b) The student selection and placement process;

††††† (c) The level of support for students and faculty provided by the district or nonpublic school;

††††† (d) The degree of administrative support within the school, classroom, or program;

††††† (e) The location and facility that houses the school, classroom, or program;

††††† (f) The instructional resources available to the faculty;

††††† (g) The curriculum used by the school, classroom, or program;

††††† (h) The manner in which the school, classroom, or program collaborates with other schools within the district;

††††† (i) The current faculty and staff positions assigned to the school, classroom, or program;

††††† (j) A brief description of how a teacher intern placed in the alternative school, classroom, or program could demonstrate that the teacher intern has met all of the applicable standards;

††††† (k) Contact information for an individual who could provide additional information about the request; and

††††† (l) A signed affidavit by the superintendent, the superintendentís designee, or the designated nonpublic school head or leader confirming the information.

††††† (7) The Education Professional Standards Board staff shall grant the waiver if there is a determination that the request and accompanying documentation sufficiently demonstrate that:

††††† (a) The level of support and services provided to the teacher intern assigned to an alternative school, classroom, or program is equivalent to that provided to a teacher intern placed in a nonalternative setting; and

††††† (b) The intern assigned to the alternative school, classroom, or program shall be provided the opportunity to successfully demonstrate all Kentucky Teacher Standards.

††††† (8) If the waiver is granted, it shall remain in effect for the duration of the internship.

 

††††† Section 5. Designation and Duties of Chair; Responsibilities of Resource Teacher, Teacher Intern, and Teacher Educator; Requirements for Timing and Content of Beginning Teacher Committee Meetings. (1) The principal member of the three (3) person beginning teacher committee shall serve as chair and shall be responsible for convening the committee and coordinating its efforts by scheduling observations and committee meetings. The chair shall be responsible for the timely submission of all documents and reports of the beginning teacher committee as required by this administrative regulation. All documents and reports shall be submitted through the electronic reporting system, or by hard copy if the electronic reporting system is unavailable. In addition, the chair shall:

††††† (a)1. Make three (3) official observation visits to the teacher internís classroom with each observation lasting one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period; or

††††† 2. Make two (2) one (1) hour or one (1) class period observation visits followed by an observation of the teacher intern's one (1) hour or one (1) class period videotaped classroom lesson;

††††† (b) Conduct a lesson plan review prior to each of the three (3) observations and a postobservation conference after each observation;

††††† (c) Report progress observed and concerns to the committee at the scheduled committee meetings;

††††† (d) Monitor the time that the resource teacher spends with the teacher intern both in and out of class and sign the electronic version of the resource teacher time sheets or the hard copy of the resource teacher time sheets if the electronic reporting system is unavailable; and

††††† (e) Ensure that all program policies and procedures are followed.

††††† (2) The resource teacher shall be a mentor to the teacher intern and assess the teacher internís progress in the internship.

††††† (a) The resource teacher, upon completion of Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Committee Training and upon appointment, shall begin to assist the teacher intern.

††††† (b) The resource teacher shall spend the required amount of hours working with the teacher intern in the classroom setting as specified in KRS 161.030(7).

††††† 1. As a portion of the hours, the resource teacher shall conduct:

††††† a. Three (3) official observations with each observation lasting one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period; or

††††† b. Two (2) observations lasting one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period followed by an observation of the teacher intern's one (1) hour or one (1) class period videotaped classroom lesson.

††††† 2. The observations shall be preceded by a preobservation conference and lesson plan review and shall be concluded with a post observation conference.

††††† (c) Pursuant to the resource teacher requirements established in KRS 161.030(7), a resource teacher shall complete out-of-class time identified in KRS 161.030 in consultation with the teacher intern to:

††††† 1. Assist the teacher intern in the development of the professional growth plan;

††††† 2. Assist the teacher intern in areas identified in the professional growth plan;

††††† 3. Assist the teacher intern with instructional activities such as planning, management techniques, assessment, and parent conferences;

††††† 4. Assist the intern in arranging to attend seminars, conferences, or lectures offering educational assistance commensurate with the teacher internís professional growth plan;

††††† 5. Continually assess the teacher internís progress in the internship in relation to each of the Kentucky Teacher Standards;

††††† 6. Provide the opportunity for the intern to receive mentoring in a collaborative setting if the collaboration meets the needs of the intern as defined in the professional growth plan. Mentoring in a collaborative setting shall be documented on the Resource Teacher Time Sheet; and

††††† 7. Enter and submit data into the online Resource Teacher Time Sheet or the hard copy of that document if the electronic reporting system is unavailable.

††††† (d) The resource teacher shall divide the consultation time required in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection into appropriate increments that provide support for the teacher intern throughout the internship. The resource teacher shall not spend this required consultation time with the teacher intern at required in-school or district-wide meetings, or any other activity for which the resource teacher receives compensation from the district or employing school, to include a professional development activity.

††††† (3) The teacher intern shall:

††††† (a) Complete all requirements of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program as established in KRS 161.030 and this administrative regulation, including compliance with the Kentucky Teacher Standards;

††††† (b) Attend the orientation, pre-observation, and post-observation conferences with individual committee members, and all beginning teacher committee meetings;

††††† (c) Participate with the resource teacher in consultation time to be spent outside of an instructional setting in the amount of time specified in KRS 161.030;

††††† (d) Cooperate with the resource teacher in completing the instructional observations;

††††† (e) Complete a professional growth plan (PGP);

††††† (f) Prepare for three (3) official one (1) hour observations by each committee member during the internship, including submitting a written lesson plan to the observer in a timely fashion prior to each visit. Each observation shall be one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period;

††††† (g) Develop documentary evidence of progress toward demonstration of the applicable standards for presentation and review at committee meetings; and

††††† (h) Review all electronic documents completed by the beginning teacher committee and affix an electronic signature if required. If the electronic version of a document is unavailable through the electronic reporting system, the teacher intern shall review and sign a hard copy version of the document.

††††† (4) The teacher educator shall:

††††† (a)1. Make three (3) official observations of the teacher intern with each observation lasting one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period; or

††††† 2. Make two (2) observations of one (1) hour in duration or one (1) class period, followed by an observation of the teacher intern's one (1) hour or one (1) class period videotaped classroom lesson;

††††† (b) Conduct a lesson plan review prior to each of the three (3) observations and a postobservation conference after each observation; and

††††† (c) Report progress observed and concerns to the committee at the scheduled committee meetings.

††††† (5) Observations and committee meetings shall be scheduled in accordance with the following:

††††† (a) The orientation meeting shall be held prior to the conduct of any formal classroom observations of the teacher intern;

††††† (b) The classroom observations by all committee members shall occur prior to the corresponding committee meeting;

††††† (c) The classroom observations and second committee meeting shall be held between one (1) and sixty (60) instructional days following the orientation meeting;

††††† (d) The classroom observations and third committee meeting shall be held between sixty-one (61) and 110 instructional days following the orientation meeting; and

††††† (e) The taping and reviews of the video or classroom observations and fourth committee meeting shall be held between 111 and 140 instructional days following the orientation meeting.

††††† (6) Committees formed during the spring semester shall establish a meeting schedule that observes the time sequences established in subsection (5) of this section for the full-year teacher interns but which shall span the spring and fall semesters of two (2) consecutive school years.

††††† (7)(a) Classroom observations conducted by committee members shall be:

††††† 1. Of at least one (1) hour or one (1) class period in duration; and

††††† 2. In the classroom or at the work station of the teacher intern.

††††† (b) Additional classroom observations may be conducted at the option of the committee.

††††† (c) All classroom observations shall be scheduled in advance in order to provide adequate time for preparation by the teacher intern.

††††† (8) All members of the committee shall attend all four (4) meetings of the committee.

††††† (9) At the orientation meeting of the beginning teacher committee, the following items shall be addressed:

††††† (a) Expectations on the part of the teacher intern and each committee member;

††††† (b) Procedures and materials for classroom observations;

††††† (c) Use of classroom observation data in designing the teacher intern's professional growth plan;

††††† (d) Requirements for the teacher intern for compiling documentary evidence of progress toward demonstration of the applicable standards;

††††† (e) General schedule for the events to take place during the internship program; and

††††† (f) Work of the resource teacher with the teacher intern.

††††† (10)(a) The primary purpose of the second and third committee meetings shall be to provide the teacher intern with information based on classroom observations, review of the teacher intern's documented evidence of progress toward demonstration of the applicable standards, and reports of the resource teacher that shall support the growth of the teacher intern.

††††† (b) The committee shall provide the teacher intern at the second, third, and fourth meetings with a consensus assessment of the teacher intern's progress in the internship in relation to each of the Kentucky Teacher Standards.

††††† (11) The Professional Growth Plan (PGP) shall be initiated at the second committee meeting.

††††† (12) The third meeting shall include a review of expectations for the performance of the teacher intern, taking into account the reflections of the teacher intern and the committee members, and incorporating these expectations and reflections into the PGP.

††††† (13) The fourth meeting shall include a professional judgment by the committee members on the satisfactory completion of the one (1) year internship. This judgment shall be based upon the teacher intern's ability to meet the requirements of all Kentucky Teacher Standards.

 

††††† Section 6. Decision by the Beginning Teacher Committee, Reporting, and Certification Actions. (1)(a) The decision of the beginning teacher committee as to satisfactory completion of the internship for all full-year teacher interns shall be reported by the chair to the local school superintendent or other employer and to the Education Professional Standards Board by May 1 or no later than two (2) weeks following the final committee meeting, whichever occurs first.

††††† (b) For teacher interns completing the internship in December, the final report shall be submitted by December 15.

††††† (c) If a teacher intern's performance is judged by the committee to be unsuccessful, the school district or employing school shall submit the following documentation to the Education Professional Standards Board by the deadlines established in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection:

††††† 1. Record of Teacher Internship Year;

††††† 2. Resource Teacher Time Sheets;

††††† 3. All Teacher Performance Assessment documents created in compliance with Section 2 of this administrative regulation;

††††† 4. School Calendar;

††††† 5. Video if available;

††††† 6. Any electronic communications that relate to any aspect of the internship sent to the teacher intern along with read receipts and responses back from the teacher intern if available; and

††††† 7. The KTIP Intern Performance Record or the KTIP IECE Intern Performance Record.

††††† (d) All materials submitted shall become the property of the Education Professional Standards Board and shall not be returned to the teacher intern.

††††† (2) Failure to meet the deadlines established in subsection (1) of this section may warrant action against the District Superintendent's or employing school head or leader's certification.

††††† (3) If a teacher intern's performance is judged by the committee to be unsatisfactory, the teacher intern shall have the opportunity to repeat the internship during one (1) additional school year contingent upon employment within the period of validity of the statement of eligibility for internship. If the teacher intern does not successfully complete the internship during the period of validity of the statement of eligibility, the teacher intern shall requalify for admission to the remaining one (1) year of internship by meeting the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication for certification.

††††† (4)(a) If the teacher intern is unable to complete the internship within one (1) school year in accordance with the requirements of Section 5 of this administrative regulation, an interim report shall be submitted to the EPSB through the electronic system, or by hard copy if the electronic system is unavailable within ten (10) days of the date the internship ceases.

††††† (b) Under extraordinary circumstances and with the approval of the EPSB, the teacher intern may continue the internship during a subsequent school year if employed in a public or nonpublic accredited school. Extraordinary circumstances shall include:

††††† 1. Serious medical conditions;

††††† 2. Temporary disability; or

††††† 3. Military deployment.

††††† (c) The provisions of Section 4(1)(a) or (b) of this administrative regulation shall not apply if the EPSB approves the request for an exception based on extraordinary circumstances in this situation.

 

††††† Section 7. Payments to Committee Members. (1) The Education Professional Standards Board shall contract with the local school district, or make other appropriate arrangements, for the direct service of a resource teacher to each teacher intern.

††††† (2) A resource teacher shall:

††††† (a) Not serve as a resource teacher for more than two (2) teacher interns concurrently; and

††††† (b) Be paid a stipend in accordance with subsection (3) of this section.

††††† (3)(a) Contingent upon funding, the Education Professional Standards Board shall provide a stipend in an amount not to exceed $1,400 per teacher intern to each resource teacher as compensation for out-of-class time spent with the teacher intern.

††††† (b) The stipend shall be prorated if the required number of hours are not performed and documented pursuant to the requirements of Section 5(2) of this administrative regulation.

††††† (c) The stipend shall be disbursed in accordance with KRS 161.030(6)(f) on a biannual basis corresponding to the semester in which the mentoring occurred or on an annual basis for full-year interns with payment being disbursed at the end of the one (1) year internship.

††††† 1. The frequency of the disbursement shall be at the option of the district if the resource teacher is serving in a public school district.

††††† 2. If the resource teacher is serving in a nonpublic school, the frequency of the disbursement shall be determined by the submission of the resource teacher time sheets.

 

††††† Section 8. Appeals. (1)(a) If a Beginning Teacher Committee finds that a teacher intern was unsuccessful, the Education Professional Standards Board shall notify the teacher intern by certified mail to the last known address of the teacher intern.

††††† (b) To appeal the decision, the teacher intern shall file a written notice of appeal within thirty (30) calendar days of the date the written notice of finding of unsuccessful completion of the internship is received by the teacher intern. If the teacher intern fails to maintain a current address with the Education Professional Standards Board or refuses to claim the certified mail, the teacher intern shall file a written notice of appeal within thirty-five (35) days of the date the notice is mailed to the teacher intern's last known address.

††††† (c) If a written notice of appeal is not received within the timeline established in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Beginning Teacher Committee's decision shall be final.

††††† (2)(a) Appeals by teacher interns shall be reviewed by a committee of four (4) persons. The appeals committee shall include:

††††† 1. One (1) teacher;

††††† 2. One (1) principal;

††††† 3. One (1) teacher educator; and

††††† 4. The Executive Director of the Educational Professional Standards Board, or his or her designee.

††††† (b) The appeals committee members shall be chosen from a pool of committee candidates appointed annually by the Education Professional Standards Board.

††††† (c) An appeals committee member shall not take part in a decision in which the member has an interest or is biased.

††††† (3)(a) The appeals committee shall review the written appeal by the teacher intern, all beginning teacher committee reports, any additional documentation that accompanied the final report, and any written responses from the members of the beginning teacher committee.

††††† (b) The appeals committee shall base its recommendation upon the following requirements:

††††† 1. Evidence of the teacher intern's ability to meet the requirements of the Kentucky Teacher Standards;

††††† 2. Appropriate documentation of the instructional setting and outside normal working hours spent by the resource teacher in assisting the teacher intern as specified in KRS 161.030(7);

††††† 3. Assignment of beginning teacher committee members in accordance with legal requirements;

††††† 4. Compliance with the requirements for the timing, content, reporting, and signing of teacher intern performance records, meeting and observation forms, and resource teacher time sheets; and

††††† 5. Agreement between teacher intern performance records, professional growth plans, beginning teacher committee meeting reports, the teacher performance assessment, and the final decision of the committee.

††††† (4) The appeals committee shall make a recommendation to the Education Professional Standards Board on the appeal within sixty (60) days following the receipt of the appeal, unless good cause exists for additional time. The Education Professional Standards Board shall issue a final decision in each appeal reviewed by the appeals committee. The Education Professional Standards Board may consider the appeals committee recommendation and the records reviewed by the appeals committee in issuing its decision.

††††† (5) If the decision of the beginning teacher committee is not upheld, the Education Professional Standards Board shall issue the appropriate certificate to the teacher intern.

††††† (6) If the decision of the beginning teacher committee is upheld, the Education Professional Standards Board shall issue another Statement of Eligibility for Internship, unless:

††††† (a) The teacher intern has exhausted the two (2) year provision for participation in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program; or

††††† (b) The period of validity of the statement of eligibility has expired.

††††† (7) If, during the appeal process, it becomes evident that the beginning teacher committee has committed some procedural violation during the internship which makes it impossible to determine if the teacher intern has in fact been unsuccessful, the Education Professional Standards Board may nullify the internship and allow the teacher intern to repeat the internship without penalty.

††††† (8) If the teacher intern is not satisfied with the decision of the board based on the recommendation of the appeals committee, the teacher intern may request a formal hearing under the provisions of KRS Chapter 13B. The request shall be filed in writing with the Executive Director of the Education Professional Standards Board within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date the boardís decision is received by the teacher intern.

††††† (9) In notifying the teacher intern of the board's decision, the Education Professional Standards Board shall send the decision of the board by certified mail to the last known address of the teacher intern. If the teacher intern fails to maintain a current address with the Education Professional Standards Board, or refuses to claim the certified mail, the request for a hearing shall be filed in writing with the Executive Director of the Education Professional Standards Board within (20) calendar days of the date the board's decision is mailed to the teacher intern by certified mail.

 

††††† Section 9. A teacher intern who has not successfully completed the internship and has exhausted the two (2) year provision for participation in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program shall not be eligible for a Kentucky teaching certificate under this administrative regulation.

 

††††† Section 10. A teacher intern serving the internship in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) shall successfully demonstrate the Kentucky Teacher Standards as adapted to the IECE standards and shall utilize the KTIP IECE Intern Performance Record.

 

††††† Section 11. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

††††† (a) "Confirmation of Employment", November 2004;

††††† (b) "KTIP Intern Performance Record", March 2008;

††††† (c) "KTIP IECE Intern Performance Record", March 2008;

††††† (d) "Record of Teacher Internship Year", March 2008; and

††††† (e) "Resource Teacher Time Sheet", March 2008.

†††† (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. (22 Ky.R. 1422; Am. 1602; eff. 3-7-96; 25 Ky.R. 129; eff. 9-3-98; 26 Ky.R. 1043; 1557; eff. 2-14-2000; 27 Ky.R. 3158; 28 Ky.R. 380; eff. 8-15-01; Recodified from 704 KAR 20:690, 7-2-02; 30 Ky.R. 372; 902; 1198; eff. 12-1-03; 31 Ky.R. 1868; 32 Ky.R. 40; eff. 8-29-05; 33 Ky.R. 843; 1277; eff. 12-1-06; 34 Ky.R. 2413; 35 Ky.R. 11; eff.8-1-2008; 36 Ky.R. 630; 998; eff. 11-9-2009.)