16 KAR 3:040. Director of special education

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/003/040reg.htm
Published: 2015

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EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL

STANDARDS BOARD

(As Amended at ARRS, October 13, 2015)

 

      16 KAR 3:040. Director of special

education.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 156.101, 157.250, 161.020, 161.030

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 157.250, 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, and 161.030 require[requires]

that teachers and other professional school personnel hold certificates of

legal qualifications for their respective positions to be issued upon

completion of programs of preparation prescribed by the Education Professional

Standards Board. KRS 161.028(1)(b) requires that a[;

furthermore, the] teacher education institution[institutions

are required to] be approved for offering the preparation programs

corresponding to particular certificates on the basis of standards and

procedures established by the Education Professional Standards Board. This

administrative regulation establishes the director of special education

certificate, the program approval standards for the preparation-certification

program for directors of special education, and[identifies] acceptable

certificates for individuals who may serve in a position that[which]

supervises, directs, administers, or coordinates special education programs.

 

      Section

1. Definitions. (1) "Level I" means the standards-based program of

studies designed for minimal preparation to serve in the position of director

of special education.

      (2)

"Level II" means the standards-based program of studies to attain the

first five (5) year renewal of the certificate for the position of director of

special education.

      (3)

"Qualified applicant" means an applicant who holds the appropriate

certification as a director of special education unless the superintendent of

the employing school district has documented evidence that the applicant is

unsuitable for appointment.

 

      Section

2. (1) The professional certificate for director of special education shall be

issued in accordance with KRS Chapter 161 and KAR Title 16[the

pertinent Kentucky statutes and administrative regulations of the Education

Professional Standards Board] to an applicant who has satisfied the

prerequisites and who has completed an approved program of preparation that[which]

corresponds to the certificate at a teacher education institution approved

under the standards and procedures included in 16 KAR 5:010 and this section.

      (2)

As prerequisites for the Level I program of preparation for the initial

professional certificate for director of special education, the candidate

shall:

      (a)

Have been admitted to a preparation program approved by the Education

Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010;

      (b)

Have completed three (3) years of full-time experience as a teacher or school

psychologist with a minimum of one (1) year as a teacher of exceptional

children or school psychologist;

      (c)

Have attained a master’s degree[Rank II certification]; and

      (d)

Qualify for a Kentucky teaching certificate or school psychologist certificate.

      (3)

If a candidate’s master’s degree[Rank II certification]

is not in the educational leadership field, a teacher education institution may

require additional coursework in this field as part of the Level I preparation.

      (4)

Application for the professional certificate for director of special education

shall be made on Form CA-1, incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010[TC-1].

      (5)

The initial professional certificate for director of special education shall

be:

      (a)

Except as established in Section 4(1) of this administrative

regulation, issued for a duration period of five (5) years[(except

as provided in Section 4(1) of this administrative regulation)] upon

the successful completion of a Level I program approved by the Education

Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010; and

      (b)

Renewed subsequently for five (5) year periods.

      1.

The first renewal shall require the completion of a Level II program approved

by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010.

      2.

Each five (5) year renewal thereafter shall require the completion of:

      a.

Two (2) years of experience as a director of special education;

      b.

Three (3) semester hours of additional graduate credit or the equivalent

related to the position of the director of special education; or

      c.

Forty-two (42) hours of approved training selected from programs approved for

the Kentucky Effective Instructional Leadership[Training] Program

provided in KRS 156.101.

      (6)(a)

If a lapse in certification occurs for lack of completion of the Level II

preparation, the certification may be reissued for a five (5) year period upon

successful completion of the Level II preparation.

      (b)

If a lapse in certification occurs[, but] for the lack of

the renewal requirements, the certificate may be reissued after the completion

of an additional six (6) semester hours of graduate study or the equivalent

appropriate to the program.

      (7)

Graduate level credit earned in the Level I and Level II preparation programs established[identified]

in this section shall be eligible for consideration of Rank I classification pursuant

to 16 KAR 8:010, "Plan I" or "Plan II".

 

      Section

3. Each person[All persons] whose job description

includes supervising, directing, administering, or coordinating special

education programs, at the district-wide level shall be required to hold one (1)[of

the following]:

      (1)[The]

Endorsement for director of special education;

      (2)[The]

Professional certificate for director of special education;

      (3)[The]

Endorsement for supervisor of special education;

      (4)[The]

Endorsement for teacher consultant for special education;

      (5)[A]

Certificate valid for supervisor of instruction for persons serving in that

position[such positions] on July 14, 1992, as provided by KRS 157.250;

or

      (6)[A]

Valid certificate possessing the code ADSE for approval of director of

special education.

 

      Section

4.(1) If a qualified applicant is not available for the position of director of

special education, the superintendent on behalf of the local board of education

may request a professional certificate for director of special education for a

two (2) year period for an applicant who has:

      (a)

A valid Kentucky certificate for teachers of exceptional children;

      (b)

A master’s degree[Rank II certification];

      (c)

Three (3) years of full-time experience teaching exceptional children;

      (d)

Completed a course in special and regular education case law; and

      (e)

Been admitted to the preparation program for the professional certificate for

director of special education.

      (2)

Application for the two (2) year certificate for a director of special

education shall be made on Form CA-28[TC - 28].

      (3)

The applicant shall complete the total curriculum for the professional

certificate for director of special education by September 1 of the year of

expiration.

 

      Section

5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) “Form CA-28”, 10/15[08/15],

is incorporated by reference[The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a)

"Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards for School

Leaders" November 2, 1996;

      (b)

"Form TC-1, rev. 10/02";

      (c)

"Form TC-28, rev. 10/02"; and

      (d)

"Technology Standards for School Administrators", 2001, Collaborative

for Technology Standards for School Administrators].

      (2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable

copyright law, at the Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road,

Third 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.