††††† RELATES TO: KRS 160.380(5)(c), 161.020, 161.028, 161.030, 161.048
††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028, 161.030, 161.048
††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.048 authorizes the eligibility requirements for a candidate seeking to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for and renewal of the professional certificate for college faculty.
††††† Section 1. Prerequisites. (1)(a) An eligible candidate who meets the requirements of KRS 161.048(4)(a) and (b) shall be issued a statement of eligibility for the professional certificate for college faculty valid for five (5) years.
††††† (b) Application for the statement of eligibility for the professional certificate for college faculty shall be made on Form CA-194.
††††† (2) Upon confirmation of employment in an assignment for the grade level and specialization identified on the statement of eligibility, a provisional teaching certificate shall be issued.
††††† (3) Upon successful completion of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program as provided in KRS 161.030 and 16 KAR 7:010, the professional certificate for college faculty shall be issued for an additional four (4) years.
††††† Section 2. Renewal. Each five (5) year renewal of the professional certificate for college faculty shall require:
††††† (1) Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience; or
††††† (2) Six (6) semester hours of additional graduate credit.
††††† Section 3. Equivalent College Teaching Experience. (1) Ninety (90) semester credit hours taught at the postsecondary level at a regionally- or nationally-accredited institution of higher education shall be accepted as the equivalent of five (5) years of full-time teaching experience.
††††† (2) The ninety (90) hours of college teaching experience may:
††††† (a) Be accumulated at more than one (1) institution of higher education; and
††††† (b) Include part-time teaching or adjunct teaching positions.
††††† (3)(a) A full-time faculty memberís experience at a regionally- or nationally-accredited institution of higher education may include the following activities in lieu of regular full-time teaching experience as established in subsection (1) of this section:
††††† 1. Action research;
††††† 2. Service to the P-12 schools; or
††††† 3. Other activities undertaken as part of a full-time faculty memberís assigned responsibilities at the institution of higher education.
††††† (b) The head of the faculty memberís unit shall verify the validity of the experiences or responsibilities in this subsection in lieu of regular full-time teaching load on a per semester basis.
††††† Section 4. An applicant for a professional certificate for college faculty who is not currently certified as an educator in Kentucky shall submit a national and state criminal background check performed in accordance with KRS 160.380(5)(c) within twelve (12) months prior to the date of application.
††††† Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Form CA-194", 08/15, 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. (23 Ky.R. 3459; Am. 3768; eff. 5-12-1997; 28 Ky.R. 1497; 1828; eff. 2-11-2002; recodified from 704 KAR 20:555, 7-2-2002; 42 Ky.R. 811; 1453; eff. 12-4-2015.)