16 KAR 8:020. Planned Fifth-year Program

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/008/020.htm
Published: 2015

      16 KAR 8:020.

Planned Fifth-year Program.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

157.390(1)(a), (b), 161.020, 161.028(1)(a), (c), (k), 161.030(1), (2)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS 161.028(1)(a), (c), (k), 161.030(1), (2)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.028(1)(a), (c), (k) and 161.030(1), (2) vests authority

for the issuance and renewal of certification for all school personnel in the

Education Professional Standards Board. This administrative regulation

establishes the standards for the Fifth-year Program for certificate renewal.

 

      Section 1. (1) The

standards required for the renewal of a teaching certificate shall require

completion of:

      (a) The continuing

education alternative plan as defined in 16 KAR 8:030; or

      (b) Plan I or Plan

II described in this administrative regulation and in keeping with one (1) or

more of the following purposes:

      1. To improve the

professional competency for the position covered by the initial teaching

certificate;

      2. To extend the

scope of professional competency to a certification area not covered by the

initial certificate; or

      3. To obtain

preparation-certification required for professional advancement to a higher

position.

      (2) Upon application

by the candidate, the teacher education institution shall verify the completion

of the Fifth-year Program to the Division of Certification.

 

      Section 2. (1) Plan

I Fifth-year Program shall require the completion of a master's degree from a

college or university which meets the standards established by the Education

Professional Standards Board in KAR Title 16:

      (a) In a

professional education specialty for which certification is issued;

      (b) In an academic

subject for which teacher certification is issued; or

      (c) In professional

education with emphasis in an academic subject for which certification is

issued.

      (2) The master's

degree shall be consistent with the experienced teacher standards established

by the Education Professional Standards Board in 16 KAR 1:010 or with standards

established by the Education Professional Standards Board in KAR Title 16 for a

particular professional education specialty.

 

      Section 3. Plan II

Fifth-year Program shall require thirty-two (32) semester hours of graduate

level coursework earned beyond the bachelor's degree and the four (4) year

program of teacher preparation in accordance with the following guidelines:

      (1) The Fifth-year

Program shall be planned individually with each candidate by a teacher

education institution approved for offering graduate programs of teacher

preparation.

      (2) The Fifth-year

Program shall be a major component of the candidate's professional growth plan

and shall be consistent with the experienced teacher standards established by

the Education Professional Standards Board in 16 KAR 1:010 or with standards

established by the Education Professional Standards Board in KAR Title 16 for a

professional education specialty.

      (3) The Fifth-year

Program shall relate to the initial classroom teaching certificate or to an

additional classroom teaching certificate.

      (4) The grade point

standing for the thirty-two (32) semester hour program shall not be less than

is required at the planning institution for a teacher education graduate.

      (5) Professional

development in lieu of up to twelve (12) semester hours of the college credit

shall be approved as part of Plan II Fifth-year Program if requested by the

applicant using the following guidelines:

      (a) Twenty-four (24)

clock hours of professional development shall equal one (1) semester hour;

      (b) The candidate

shall seek and obtain prior approval of the institution for the professional

development activities;

      (c) The application

for approval shall identify the specific professional development activities,

and the action plan to achieve one (1) or more goals of the professional growth

plan identified in subsection (2) of this section;

      (d) Upon completion

of the professional development activities, the candidate shall submit to the

institution a report of the activities which shall include an evaluation of the

experiences and a follow-up plan for implementing the professional development;

and

      (e) The institution

shall keep a record of the professional development completed by each candidate

for the Fifth-year Program.

 

      Section 4. New

Teacher Standards. An approved preparation program for initial certification to

be completed at the master's degree level shall be consistent with the new

teacher standards as established in 16 KAR 1:010. (21 Ky.R. 3100; eff. 8-3-95;

Am. 24 Ky.R. 1944; 2369; eff. 5-18-98; 26 Ky.R. 437; 745; eff. 10-11-99;

recodified from 704 KAR 20:021, 7-2-2002.)
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