4 AAC 12.347 - Special education administrator certificate (Type F); provisional certificate (provisional Type F)

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The department will issue a special education administrator certificate (Type F), valid for five years, to an applicant who has a master's or higher degree, is recommended by the preparing institution, and
(1) has completed three years of satisfactory employment as a school counselor, speech pathologist, or school psychologist in an elementary or secondary program with a special services (Type C) certificate under 4 AAC 12.355 or a comparable certificate issued in another state; and
(2) has completed a special education administration program accepted by the commissioner under 4 AAC 12.307.
(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 F), 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 special education administrators, a provisional certificate (provisional Type F) may be considered the equivalent of a special education administrator certificate (Type F).
(f) The commissioner may convert a provisional certificate (provisional Type F) to a special education administrator certificate (Type F) upon satisfactory completion of the courses required under (b) and (c) of this section and payment of the fee for a special education administrator certificate.
(g) The department will endorse a special education administrative certificate (Type F) 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 in (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 requirements set out in 4 AAC 12.307(a).
(h) 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.


4 AAC 12.347
Eff. 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

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

AS 14.30.255

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