4 AAC 12.345 - Administrative certificate (Type B); provisional certificate (provisional Type B)

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The department will issue an administrative certificate (Type B) with a superintendent or other administrative endorsement, valid for five years, to an applicant who has a master's or higher degree, is recommended by the preparing institution, and
(1) has met the minimum experience requirements, as follows:
(A) for a superintendent endorsement, at least five years of satisfactory employment as a teacher or administrator, with a minimum of
(i) three years of employment as a teacher in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, a regular teacher certificate (Type A) issued before September 29, 2005 or a comparable certificate issued by another state; and
(ii) one year of employment as an administrator with an administrative certificate or comparable certificate from another state;
(B) for other administrative endorsements, three years of satisfactory employment as a teacher or special services provider in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, a special services certificate (Type C) issued under 4 AAC 12.355, or a comparable certificate issued by another state;
(C) for a special education administrator endorsement, three years of satisfactory employment as a teacher in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305 or a comparable certificate issued in another state;
(2) has completed a school administration program accepted by the commissioner under 4 AAC 12.307, or for the special education administrator endorsement a special education administration program accepted by the commissioner under 4 AAC 12.307; and
(3) has met the requirements of 4 AAC 12.397(a).
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the applicant must have earned at least six semester hours of credit within the five years immediately preceding application.
(c) To meet the requirements of (a) of this section, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed three semester hours in Alaska studies and three semester hours in multicultural education or cross-cultural communications.
(d) The commissioner may issue a nonrenewable provisional certificate (provisional Type B), valid for no longer than two years, to an applicant who has completed the requirements of this section, except for the requirements in (b) or (c) of this section.
(e) For purposes of certification of superintendents and administrators of special education, a provisional certificate (provisional Type B) may be considered the equivalent of an administrative certificate (Type B).
(f) The commissioner may convert a provisional certificate (provisional Type B) to an administrative certificate (Type B) upon satisfactory completion of the courses required under (b) and (c) of this section and payment of the fee for an administrative certificate.
(g) If a special education administrator holds a current valid administrative certificate (Type B) and meets the requirements for renewal of that certificate, but does not meet the teaching and teaching certificate requirements of (a) of this section, the department will issue the individual a special education administrator certificate (Type F) under 4 AAC 12.346, rather than an administrative certificate (Type B) under this section.
(h) The department will endorse an administrative certificate (Type B) in one or more development levels, content areas, or specialty areas applicable to the type of certificate, if the recommendation from the preparing institution required under (a) of this section verifies the applicant's completion of an approved educational program in the level or area for which endorsement is sought. The program must meet the program requirements set out in 4 AAC 12.307(a).
(i) An applicant for endorsement under this section who has completed an approved program accepted under 4 AAC 12.307(a)(2) must provide evidence of a comparable certificate or endorsement 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 or endorsement in the state where the preparing institution is located.

Notes

4 AAC 12.345
Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175; am 8/31/2008, Register 187; am 9/17/2011, Register 199; am 9/7/2012, Register 203; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

The subject matter of 4 AAC 12.345 was formerly located at 4 AAC 12.030. The history note for 4 AAC 12.345 does not reflect the history of the earlier section.

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

AS 14.30.255

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