4 AAC 12.307 - Acceptance of educator preparation programs

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) For purposes of issuing a certificate under this chapter, the commissioner will accept the educator preparation program completed by an applicant for a professional teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305(b), special education endorsement certificate under 4 AAC 12.330, school administrator or special education administrator certificate under 4 AAC 12.345, and a special education administrator certificate under 4 AAC 12.347, if the preparation program
(1) is approved by the board under 4 AAC 12.308; or
(2) for a program offered in another state, is
(A) offered by a regionally accredited institution of higher education or was an alternate program approved by the board of education or chief school officer in the state in which the program is offered as meeting the state's standards for comparable certificates; and
(B) approved by the board of education or chief school officer of the state in which the program is offered as substantially meeting the unit standards set out in Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308.
(b) For purposes of this section, the commissioner may consider a program that substantially meets the unit standards set out in Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, to have been approved by the state in which the program was offered if that state awards comparable certificates based on the preparation program in question.
(c) An applicant for certification who has completed an approved program accepted under (a)(2) of this section must evidence of a comparable certificate issued by the certifying state agency with jurisdiction over the program or an assurance by the certifying state agency or preparing institution that all requirements, including testing required by the jurisdiction, have been satisfied by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible to gain the comparable certification in the state where the preparing institution is located.

Notes

4 AAC 12.307
Eff. 9/7/2012, Register 203; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.010

AS 14.20.020

AS 14.20.022

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