16 KAR 8:040. Ranking of occupation-based career and technical education teachers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 156.095, 161.020, 161.028, 161.030, 161.1211

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.1211

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.1211 requires the Education Professional Standards Board to determine equivalent qualifications for the salary ranks and directs that consideration be given to the apprenticeship and industrial experience of certain vocational and career and technical teachers. This administrative regulation defines equivalency for Rank III, Rank II, and Rank I classifications taking into account the factors of apprenticeship and industrial experience.

 

      Section 1. (1) Equivalent ranking qualifications for occupation-based career and technical education teachers, as provided for in KRS 161.1211, shall be limited to those persons who are serving in positions identified as occupation-based career and technical education and who hold one (1) of the certificates established in 16 KAR 2:020.

      (2) Occupation-based career and technical education teachers identified in subsection (1) of this section who achieve certification as principal, supervisor or coordinator of career and technical education may retain the same rank, or advance to a higher rank, earned on the basis of the provisions of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 2. A Rank III Classification for an occupation-based career and technical education teacher identified in Section 1 of this administrative regulation shall require the following:

      (1) A one (1) year provisional certificate for teaching occupation-based career and technical education established in 16 KAR 2:020;

      (2)(a) High school graduation; or

      (b) The equivalent determined by evidence of an acceptable score on the general education development test administered by an approved testing center; and

      (3) Four (4) years of successful and appropriate occupational experience in the area to be taught, in accordance with 16 KAR 2:020, Section 2(1)(b).

 

      Section 3. A Rank II classification for an occupation-based career and technical education teacher identified in Section 1 of this administrative regulation shall require the following:

      (1) Completion of a planned program consisting of a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of approved college credit established in 16 KAR 2:020;

      (2) Three (3) years of teaching experience as an occupation-based career and technical education teacher. The experience shall be further defined as follows:

      (a) A full year of experience shall include at least 140 days of employment performed within the academic year; and

      (b) A half year of experience shall include at least seventy (70) days of employment performed within an academic semester;

      (3) One (1) of the following certificates:

      (a) Certificate for Vocational Education - Industrial Education, Ten (10) Year Certificate;

      (b) Certificate for Vocational Education - Industrial Education, Five (5) Year Certificate;

      (c) Any high school certification with an area of concentration in vocational industrial and technical education (certification code A77) or industrial education - preparation level (certification code A96);

      (d) Certificate for Trades and Industrial Education; or

      (e) A professional certificate for teaching occupation-based career and technical education established in 16 KAR 2:020.

 

      Section 4. A Rank I classification for an occupation-based career and technical education teacher identified in Section 1 of this administrative regulation shall require the following:

      (1) An approved bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution defined as follows:

      (a) A bachelor's degree in technical education, industrial education, health occupations, health science, human services occupation, public service, information technology, personal services occupation or which has been planned with a teacher education institution and is specifically related to the occupation to be taught; or

      (b) A bachelor's degree leading to a provisional high school certificate with an area of concentration identified in subsection (3)(c) of this section;

      (2) Six (6) years of teaching experience identified as occupation-based career and technical education teacher. The experience shall be further defined as follows:

      (a) A full year of experience shall include at least 140 days of employment performed within the academic year; and

      (b) A half year of experience shall include at least seventy (70) days of employment performed within an academic semester;

      (3) One (1) of the following certificates:

      (a) Certificate for Vocational Education - Industrial Education, Ten (10) Year Certificate;

      (b) Certificate for Vocational Education - Industrial Education, Five (5) Year Certificate;

      (c) Any high school certification with an area of concentration in vocational industrial and technical education (certification code A77) or industrial education - preparation level (certification code A96);

      (d) Certificate for Trades and Industrial Education; or

                (e) A professional certificate for teaching occupation-based career and technical education established in 16 KAR 2:020. (SBE 42.860; 1 Ky.R 493; eff. 3-12-75; Am. 7 Ky.R. 784; eff. 6-3-81; 15 Ky.R. 558; eff. 10-7-88; Recodified from 704 KAR 20:025, 7-2-2002; 29 Ky.R. 2927; 30 Ky.R. 270; eff. 8-13-03.)