16 KAR 9:090. University-based alternative certification program for teachers of world languages

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Published: 2015

      16 KAR 9:090. University based alternative certification

program for teachers of world languages.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.028,

161.030, 161.048, 161.1221

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028,

161.030, 161.048

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.028

and 161.030 authorize the Education Professional Standards Board to establish

standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate

and to set standards to approve and evaluate educator preparation programs. KRS

161.048(7) authorizes the Education Professional Standards Board to approve

alternative programs that enroll students in postbaccalaureate educator preparation

programs concurrently with employment as a teacher in a local school district.

This administrative regulation establishes the program requirements and

candidate qualifications for the university-based alternative certification

program for teachers of world languages and the requirements for issuance of a

temporary provisional certificate to teach world languages.

 

      Section 1. Definitions. (1)

"University-based alternative certification program" means a

postbaccalaureate educator preparation program that enrolls a teacher candidate

concurrently with employment as a teacher in a local school district.

      (2) "World language" means any

currently spoken and written language other than English.

 

      Section 2. An accredited college or

university, or a consortium of institutions, may apply to the Education

Professional Standards Board for approval to provide a university based

alternative certification program for teachers of world languages if the

college, university, or consortium meets the requirements established in

Section 4(1) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. Admission Requirements. To be

admitted to a postbaccalaureate educator preparation program that enrolls a candidate

concurrently with employment as a teacher of world language, the individual

shall have:

      (1) A bachelor’s degree from an

accredited college or university with the required cumulative grade point

average; and

      (2) Successful completion of the

program’s approved assessments to measure proficiency for program admission as

established in Section 4(1)(a) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 4. University Requirements. (1)

In addition to the standards for program approval established in 16 KAR 5:010,

the university based alternative certification program for teachers of world languages

shall:

      (a) Select assessments to measure

proficiency for program admission, which shall include:

      1. A nationally recognized assessment for

written and oral proficiency in the world language area in which the candidate

is seeking certification; and

      2. A nationally recognized assessment for

oral and written proficiency in English language usage;

      (b) Establish a protocol to assess a

candidate’s educational background to develop a plan of coursework that shall

adequately prepare the candidate for successful completion of the requirements

for program completion and certification for the areas and grades that

correspond with the candidate’s school placement;

      (c) Design coursework and mentoring to permit

a candidate to maintain employment in an eligible position and successfully complete

any applicable assessments, including internship programs, within a period of

three (3) years;

      (d) Develop an agreement to provide, in

collaboration with the administration of a candidate’s employing school,

mentoring to the candidate in the employment setting, which shall include:

      1. Prior to the candidate’s enrollment in

the Kentucky Teacher Internship pursuant to KRS 161.030 and 16 KAR 7:010, a

minimum of fifteen (15) hours of annual observation utilizing university

faculty and a district-based mentor of the candidate practicing instruction in

the classroom;

      2. A description of how support shall be

offered to the candidate during in-class and out-of-class time to assist the

candidate in meeting the teacher's instructional responsibilities;

      3. An acknowledgement by the employing

school district that the school district shall be responsible for all costs

associated with providing school district mentors for the teacher;

      4. The name, contact person, and role for

the collaborating educator preparation institution mentor; and

      5. The names and roles of the school district

mentor teachers;

      (e) Require the candidate to begin course

work no later than ninety (90) days from the date the eligibility notice is

issued; and

      (f) Establish a process to maintain

regular communications with the employing school so that the institution and

employing school may assist the candidate as needed and address identified

areas of improvement.

      (2) Student teaching shall not be

required for program completion.

 

      Section 5. Temporary Provisional

Certificate for World Language. (1) The temporary provisional certificate for

world language shall be issued for a validity period not to exceed one (1)

year.

      (2) The temporary provisional certificate

for world language may be renewed a maximum of two (2) times.

      (3) The temporary provisional certificate

for world language shall be:

      (a) Issued in accordance with a grade

level and specialization as recommended by the educator preparation institution

on Form TC-WL; and

      (b) Valid for the world language and all

grades listed on the face of the certificate.

      (4) The temporary provisional certificate

for world language shall be issued at the rank corresponding to the degree held

by the teacher applicant in accordance with the requirements established in 16

KAR 8:020.

 

      Section 6. Issuance of a Temporary

Provisional Certificate for World Language. (1) Prior to seeking employment in

a Kentucky public school, a candidate shall request from the institution written

and dated documentation of eligibility for the university based alternative

certification program to provide to school districts pursuant to KRS

160.345(2)(h).

      (2) Prior to employment, a

superintendent, on behalf of the employing local board of education, shall be

responsible for requesting the temporary provisional certificate for world

language.

      (3) The candidate shall submit to the

Education Professional Standards Board an official college transcript from each

college or university attended.

      (4) All transcripts from institutions

outside of the United States shall be accompanied by a course-by-course evaluation

from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

or a member of NACESÒ.

      (5) The employing school district shall

submit with Form TC-WL a completed and signed copy of the mentoring

collaboration agreement with the university based alternative certification

program as required by Section 4(1)(d) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 7. Requirements for renewal of

the temporary provisional certificate for world language. (1) A candidate shall

be eligible for the first renewal of the temporary provisional certificate for

world language upon successful completion of the following requirements:

      (a) Evidence of employment in a Kentucky

school district or nonpublic school in the content area or areas indicated on

the initial provisional world language certificate;

      (b) A minimum of six (6) semester hours

or its equivalent from the approved preparation program; and

      (c) Completion of Form TC-WL.

      (2) A candidate shall be eligible for the

final renewal of the temporary provisional certificate for world language upon

successful completion of the following requirements:

      (a) Evidence of employment in a Kentucky

school district or nonpublic school in the content area or areas indicated on

the initial provisional world language certificate;

      (b) A minimum of six (6) semester hours

or its equivalent from the approved preparation program;

      (c) The required assessments as established

in 16 KAR 6:010; and

      (d) Completion of Form TC-WL.

 

      Section 8. (1) Upon completion of all program

requirements of the university based alternative certification program for

teachers of world languages, including successful completion of the Kentucky

Teacher Internship Program established in KRS 161.030 and 16 KAR 7:010, the

candidate may make application to the Education Professional Standards Board

for the professional certificate on the form TC-1 which is incorporated by

reference in 16 KAR 2:010.

      (2) Upon verification that a candidate

has met all eligibility requirements for certificate issuance, the Education

Professional Standards Board shall issue a professional certificate.

 

      Section 9. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) "Application for World Language Temporary Provisional

Certification," Form TC-WL, September 2011, 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. (38 Ky.R. 705; 889; eff.

11-14-11.)
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