16 KAR 2:190. Probationary certificate for information technology teachers

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Published: 2015

      16 KAR 2:190. Probationary certificate

for information technology teachers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 156.095, 161.020,

161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.020,

161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

161.020 and 161.030 require that a teacher and other professional school

personnel hold a certificate of legal qualifications for the respective

position to be issued upon completion of a program of preparation prescribed by

the Education Professional Standards Board. KRS 161.028 requires the Education

Professional Standards Board to establish the standards for obtaining and

maintaining a teaching certificate. This administrative regulation establishes

the probationary certificate for information technology teachers and the requirements

for issuance and renewal of this certificate.

 

      Section 1. Definition. "Qualified

teacher" means a teacher who holds the appropriate certification as an

information technology teacher unless the superintendent of the employing

school district or the Commissioner of the Department for Technical Education

has documented evidence that the teacher is unsuitable for appointment.

 

      Section 2. Requirements for Issuance of

the Probationary Certificate for Information Technology Teachers, Grades Five

(5) Through Twelve (12). (1) If a qualified teacher is not available for the

position of information technology teacher at the grade level and content area

necessary as attested by the local superintendent or the Commissioner of the

Department for Technical Education, the superintendent or commissioner may

request a one (1) year probationary certificate for a teacher who:

      (a) Holds at least a valid Kentucky

teaching statement of eligibility or Kentucky teaching certificate issued by

the Education Professional Standards Board;

      (b)1. Has a cumulative grade point

average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; or

      2. Has a grade point average of 3.0 on a

4.0 scale on the last sixty (60) hours of credit completed, including

undergraduate and graduate coursework;

      (c) Has an offer of employment from a

local school district, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Department for

Technical Education, or the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in

grades five (5) through twelve (12) in information technology;

      (d) Has enrolled in an approved

information technology preparation program; and

      (e) Has successfully completed at least

six (6) semester credit hours of content coursework in information technology.

      (2) Application shall be made on Form

TC-1.

      (3) Compliance with the requirements

established in subsection (1)(d) and (e) of this section shall be verified by

submission of a curriculum contract completed by the teacher education

institution with an approved information technology preparation program.

      (4)(a) Upon completion of all requirements

established in this section, the applicant shall be issued a probationary

certificate for information technology teachers valid for one (1) year.

      (b) The probationary certificate shall be

valid for teaching grades five (5) through twelve (12) in the content area or

areas indicated on the face of the certificate.

 

      Section 3. Requirements for Renewal of a

Probationary Certificate for Information Technology Teachers, Grades Five (5)

Through Twelve (12). (1) The first renewal of the probationary certificate for

information technology teachers shall be for one (1) year based upon successful

completion of the following requirements:

      (a) Evidence of employment in a local

school district, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Department for Technical

Education, or the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in grades

five (5) through twelve (12) in information technology;

      (b) Completion of at least six (6)

semester hours or its equivalent from the approved information technology

preparation program as indicated on the teacher’s curriculum contract; and

      (c) Successful completion of the Kentucky

Teacher Internship Program established in 16 KAR 7:010. Teachers who have successfully

completed the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program prior to issuance of the

initial probationary certificate or who are not required to complete the

internship program under the requirements for out-of-state teachers established

in KRS 161.030(5) shall not be required to complete the internship program

again while serving on the probationary certificate.

      (2)(a) Subsequent one (1) year renewals

of the probationary certificate for information technology teachers shall

require at least six (6) semester hours or its equivalent of additional credit

from the approved information technology preparation program as indicated on

the teacher’s curriculum contract.

      (b) In compliance with the Federal No

Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requirements established in 20 U.S.C. 7801(23)

and 34 C.F.R. Part 200.56, the total validity period of the probationary

certificate for information technology teachers shall not exceed three (3)

years.

      (3) Upon successful completion of all

program requirements for the approved information technology preparation

program, including successful completion of all required assessments

established in 16 KAR 6:020, a professional certificate established in 16 KAR

2:020 and valid for five (5) years shall be issued.

      (4) Program requirements for completion

of the information technology preparation program while serving on the

probationary certificate for information technology teachers shall not include

student teaching.

 

      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) Form TC-1, rev. 10/2002, Education Professional Standards Board, 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

40602, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (29 Ky.R. 2996; eff.

8-13-2003.)
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