16 KAR 9:040. Part-time adjunct instructor certificate

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/009/040reg.htm
Published: 2015

EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL

STANDARDS BOARD

(As Amended at ARRS, October 13, 2015)

 

      16 KAR 9:040. Part-time adjunct

instructor certificate.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 160.380(5)(c), 161.020, 161.028(1)(a), (c),

161.030, 161.046, 161.048(5), 161.120

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028(1)(a), (c), 161.030, 161.046(2), 161.048(1)(d)

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.046 and 161.048(5) authorize[establish]

the position of adjunct instructor and require the Education Professional

Standards Board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish

certification requirements. This administrative regulation establishes the

minimum requirements for an adjunct instructor certificate.

 

      Section

1. Definition. "Exceptional life or work experience candidate" means

a person with recognized superiority as compared with others in rank, status,

and attainment or superior knowledge and skill in comparison with the

generally-accepted standards in the area in which certification is sought.

 

      Section

2. Candidate Eligibility Requirements. (1) An adjunct instructor shall meet the

requirements for good moral character as required in KRS 161.120 and the

following requirements relating to educational and occupational experience:

      (a)

An adjunct instructor employed in middle school or secondary school shall hold:

      1.

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with:

      a.(i)

A cumulative minimum grade point average of at least 2.50

on a 4.00 scale; or

      (ii)

A minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0

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

and graduate coursework; and

      b.

A major, minor, or area of concentration in the specialty subject to be taught;

or

      2.

A master's degree in the specialty subject to be taught from a regionally-accredited

institution with the minimum grade point average established in subparagraph 1.a.[1a]

of this paragraph;[.]

      (b)

An adjunct instructor in elementary school or early childhood education program

shall hold:

      1.

A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution with:

      a.(i)

A cumulative minimum grade point average of at least 2.50

on a 4.0 scale; or

      (ii)

A minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0

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

and graduate coursework; and

      b.

A major, minor, or area of concentration in a planned program of child

development or a related area; or

      2.

A master’s degree in a planned program of child development or a related area

from a regionally accredited institution with the minimum grade point average

established in subparagraph 1.a.[1a] of this

paragraph; and[.]

      (c)

An adjunct instructor for occupation-based career and technical education

shall:

      1.

Be a high school graduate;

      2.

Have at least four (4) years of appropriate occupational experience for the

specialty to be taught; and

      3.a.

Complete the specialty area examination prerequisite as established[identified]

in 16 KAR 6:020; or

      b.

Hold either an associate degree or technical diploma in a related area.

      (2)(a)

An applicant for adjunct instructor certification who does not meet the minimum

academic preparation requirements established in subsection (1) of this section

may apply for this certificate as an exceptional life or work experience

candidate.

      (b)

An exceptional life or work experience candidate shall be recommended by the

employing school district and complete the application process established in

subsection (3) of this section.

      (c)

An exceptional life or work experience candidate shall include the following

information as verification of exceptional qualifications in the field of

endeavor to be taught or service to be practiced:

      1.

Sufficient documentation that demonstrates to the local school district and the

Education Professional Standards Board that an applicant is an exceptional life

or work experience candidate as defined in Section 1 of this administrative

regulation and has talents and abilities commensurate with the Kentucky[New]

Teacher Standards for Preparation and Certification

established in 16 KAR 1:010;

      2.

Documentation of achievement that may include academic and nonacademic

preparation, distinguished employment, evidence of related study or experience,

publications, professional achievement, or recognition attained for contributions

to an applicant’s field or endeavor; and

      3.

Recommendations from professional associations, former employers, professional

colleagues, or any other individual or group whose evaluations shall support

exceptional life or work experience in this field.

      (3)

Form CA-25[TC-25] signed by the local district superintendent and

approved by the local board of education shall be submitted to the Education

Professional Standards Board for each adjunct instructor.

      (a)

The application shall be accompanied by official transcripts of all college

credits earned by the prospective adjunct instructor along with documentation

of any exceptional competencies or experiences submitted in support of the

application.

      (b)

Upon receipt of the application and appropriate documentation, a candidate meeting

all of the requirements shall be issued a one (1) year adjunct instructor

certificate.

 

      Section

3. Orientation Program. Each local board of education shall provide for an

orientation program for the adjunct instructors employed within the district.

      (a)

A detailed description of the orientation program shall be a part of the

certificate application form.

      (b)

The orientation program shall include an emphasis on student safety, district

policies and procedures, and pedagogical assistance commensurate with the Kentucky[New]

Teacher Standards for Preparation and Certification established

in 16 KAR 1:010.

 

      Section

4. An applicant for a part-time adjunct instructor 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-25”, 08/15["Form

TC-25", revised 8/99], 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.

 

CASSANDRA

WEBB, Chairperson

      APPROVED

BY AGENCY: August 10, 2015

      FILED

WITH LRC: August 14, 2015 at noon

      CONTACT

PERSON: Jimmy Adams, Acting Executive Director, Education Professional

Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, Third Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601,

phone (502) 564-4606, fax (502) 564-7080.
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