16 KAR 2:150. Probationary certificate
for teachers of engineering and technology education.
RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.028(1)(a),
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028(1)(a),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
161.020 and 161.030 require that a teacher and other professional school personnel
hold a certificate of legal qualification for their respective positions to be
issued upon completion of a program of preparation prescribed by the Education
Professional Standards Board. Pursuant to KRS 161.028, a teacher education
institution is required to be approved for offering the preparation program
corresponding to a particular certificate on the basis of standards and
procedures established by the Education Professional Standards Board. This
administrative regulation establishes a plan for recruiting certified classroom
teachers into positions for teachers of engineering and technology.
Section 1. Definition. "Qualified
teacher" means a teacher who holds certification as an engineering and technology
teacher unless the superintendent of the employing school district has documented
evidence that the teacher is unsuitable for appointment.
Section 2. Requirements for a
Probationary Certificate for Teachers of Engineering and Technology. (1) If a
qualified teacher is not available for the position of engineering and technology
teacher as attested to by the local superintendent, the superintendent may request,
by filing a Form TC-ET with the Education Professional Standards Board, that a
one (1) year probationary certificate be issued as approved by the Division of
Career and Technical Education to a teacher who:
(a) Holds one (1) of the following:
1. A valid classroom teaching certificate
for teaching in the middle school or secondary school; or
2. A bachelor's degree in a related area
of concentration or major approved by a Division of Career and Technical
Education engineering and technology consultant and a designated university
(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) Meets the minimum standards for
admission to a teacher education preparation program at an approved institution
of higher education;
(d) Develops a continuous plan for
curriculum completion with an approved institution for engineering and technology;
(e) Documents 1000 clock hours or six (6)
months of full-time employment of work related experience or other exceptional
life experience related to teaching engineering and technology.
(2) Upon completion of all requirements
established in subsection (1) of this section, the candidate shall be issued a
probationary certificate for teachers of engineering and technology, valid for
one (1) year.
Section 3. Requirements for Renewal of a
Probationary Certificate for Teachers of Engineering and Technology. (1) The
first renewal of the probationary certificate for teachers of engineering and
technology shall be for one (1) year, based upon the successful completion of
the following requirements:
(a) Evidence of employment by a
(b) Completion of eighteen (18) clock
hours of orientation and management training provided through the technology
education new teacher institute, within the first six (6) weeks of employment;
(c) Completion of at least six (6)
semester hours from the continuous curriculum plan; and
(d) Successful completion of the internship
program required by KRS 161.030 and 16 KAR 7:010.
(2) The probationary certificate may be
renewed a maximum of two (2) times and shall require at the time of application
proof of the completion of at least six (6) hours of additional credit from the
preapproved continuous curriculum plan.
(3) Upon successful completion of all
requirements for an approved teacher preparation program, including successful
completion of all required assessments identified in 16 KAR 6:010, a professional
certificate for engineering and technology shall be issued valid for five (5)
Section 4. Upon recommendation by the
teacher education institution, teaching experience performed in a full-time
position requiring certification for engineering and technology teachers shall be
substituted for the student teaching requirement.
Section 5. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) Form TC-ET, 09/2010, 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. 2356; eff. 1-9-97;
Am. 24 Ky.R. 1950; 2374; eff. 5-18-98; 26 Ky.R. 1037; 1416; eff. 1-18-2000; 28
Ky.R. 2070; 2343; eff. 5-16-2002; recodified from 704 KAR 20:475, 7-2-2002; 33
Ky.R. 830; 1270; eff. 12-1-06; Am. 37 Ky.R. 1317; 1622; eff. 2-4-2011.)