16 KAR 9:050.
Alternative training program eligibility requirements for middle school and
secondary school teachers.
RELATES TO: KRS
161.028(1)(a), (c), 161.030, 161.048(3), 161.049
KRS 161.028(1)(a), (c), 161.030, 161.048(3)
AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.048(3) establishes the basic eligibility requirements
for candidates seeking to participate in a local district alternative training
program. This administrative regulation establishes the minimum scores required
on certain tests and establishes the study or experience required of
Section 1. The
district superintendent shall be responsible for development, submission and
implementation of the district plan required by KRS 161.048(3). The plan shall
be signed by:
(1)(a) The district
(b) If the plan is
submitted by a consortium, each superintendent involved in the consortium; and
(2) The dean of the
teacher education unit at the sponsoring college or university.
Section 2. The alternative
training program for middle school teachers and for secondary school teachers
shall include the district plan, professional support team, formal instruction,
training for the candidate, training for the support team, informal observation
and critique, formal observation and evaluation, evaluation report of
candidate, program evaluation, and appeals process as required by 16 KAR 9:060.
Section 3. Prerequisites for
Participation. (1) A candidate shall provide evidence of compliance with KRS
161.048(3) to participate in a state-approved local district alternative
training program for middle school or secondary school teachers.
(2) A candidate seeking eligibility to
take a subject field test based on experience in the subject field pursuant to
KRS 161.048(3)(b) shall submit documentation of the candidate's employment
history, including a position description that shows a direct relationship to
the subject matter of the candidate’s teaching field for:
(a) The candidate’s current position; or
(b) If the candidate is currently
unemployed, the position held immediately prior to application for entry to the
alternative training program.
Section 4. Issuance
of Provisional Certificate. A provisional certificate shall be reissued for a
second year if the candidate is:
(1) Recommended for
reentry to an alternative training program; and
(2) Employed by a
district for participation in its approved training program.
(3) Teachers holding
the one (1) year provisional certificate and participating in an approved alternative
training program established in 16 KAR 9:060 shall be classified in Rank IV for
Completion of Training Program. Upon successfully completing the alternative
training program and the specialty area tests as established in 16 KAR 6:010,
and upon receiving a recommendation of approval by the professional support
team, the candidate shall be issued a statement of eligibility for
participation in the Kentucky teacher internship program established in KRS
161.030 and implemented through 16 KAR 7:010. (18 Ky.R. 221; eff. 9-6-91; Am.
26 Ky.R. 1038; 1417; eff. 1-18-2000; recodified from 704 KAR 20:590, 7-2-2002.)