4 AAC 12.370 - Limited certificate (Type M)

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The commissioner may issue a limited certificate (Type M), valid for five years, in the specialty area of Alaska Native language or culture, or of military science, if the commissioner determines that
(1) baccalaureate degree teacher training in the specialty area of Alaska Native language or culture, or of military science is not sufficiently available;
(2) the applicant has demonstrated both subject matter expertise and teaching competency, as verified by the local school district;
(3) the school board, through its chief school administrator, has requested issuance of a limited certificate for the applicant;
(4) the applicant has successfully passed the criminal history background check in the same manner as a teacher certified under AS 14.20.020 and 4 AAC 12.300; unless the applicant has successfully passed a criminal history background check to obtain, reinstate, or renew a current teacher certificate in this state, the applicant must submit to the commissioner
(A) one completed fingerprint card, with fingerprinting performed by a law enforcement agency or a person who has been trained in recording fingerprints, for separate submittal to the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the department will accept a name-based criminal history background check on an applicant from the agency performing the background check if the requirements of AS 14.20.020(j) are met; and
(B) the fee for the criminal history background check in the amount charged by the Department of Public Safety as set out in 13 AAC 68.900; and
(5) the applicant has met the requirements of 4 AAC 12.397(a).
(b) To demonstrate subject matter and teaching competency required under (a) of this section, the applicant must submit two letters of recommendation verifying the applicant's length of experience and competency in the specialty field and,
(1) in the Alaska Native language or culture specialty,
(A) submit a resume demonstrating competency in an Alaska Native language or at least four years experience involving an Alaska Native culture, as verified by the school district;
(B) submit additional information requested by the department relevant to the determination of expertise and teaching competency in this specialty;
(2) in a military science specialty,
(A) meet the criteria of the United States Department of Defense to be a Junior Reserve Office Training Corps Instructor (JROTC), as verified by the school district;
(B) submit a resume to the department demonstrating competency in a military sciences specialty; and
(C) submit additional information requested by the department relevant to the determination of expertise and teaching competency in this specialty;
(3) repealed 3/28/2012.
(c) A limited certificate may be renewed any number of times upon submission to the department of evidence of
(1) satisfactory completion of
(A) three semester hours of credit; or
(B) additional training or work experience acceptable to the commissioner;
(2) satisfactory work performance under the limited certificate; and
(3) renewal of request for a limited certificate by the school board through its chief school administrator.
(d) The department will not require the applicant to possess a baccalaureate degree for issuance of a limited certificate.
(e) A limited certificate is valid only in the school district or regional educational attendance area whose school board requested the certificate.

Notes

4 AAC 12.370
Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175; am 3/28/2012, Register 201; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

The subject matter of 4 AAC 12.370 was formerly located at 4 AAC 12.043. The history note for 4 AAC 12.370 does not reflect the history of the earlier section.

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

AS 14.20.025

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