4 AAC 12.372 - Limited career or technical education certificate (Type M)

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The commissioner may issue a limited career or technical education certificate (Type M), valid for five years, in a specialty area of a career or technical education course if the commissioner determines that
(1) baccalaureate degree teacher training in the specialty is not sufficiently available;
(2) the applicant has demonstrated subject matter expertise in the specialty, as verified by the local school district;
(3) the school board for the district in which the applicant will be employed, through its chief school administrator, has requested issuance of a limited career or technical education 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 the subject matter competency in the career or technical specialty required under (a) of this section, the applicant must
(1) submit two letters of recommendation verifying the applicant's length of experience and competency in the specialty; and
(2) possess an industry certification in the career or technical specialty, or have completed four or more years of full-time work experience in the specialty, for which not more than two years of formal training at a trade school, technical institute, or similar institution may be substituted; in this paragraph, "industry certification" means a credential, license, or certification that permits a person to work in the career or technical specialty.
(c) Repealed 11/28/2019.
(d) A limited career or technical education certificate issued under (a) of this section may be renewed any number of times for five years upon submission to the department of
(1) evidence of satisfactory completion of
(A) three semester hours of credit related to the applicant's employment or a career and technical education specialty approved by the school district; and
(B) 135 hours of work experience in the specialty outside of work with students;
(2) evidence of satisfactory teaching performance under the limited certificate; and
(3) a request for renewal from the school board of the district in which the certificate holder is employed.
(e) The department will not require the applicant to possess a baccalaureate degree for issuance of a limited career or technical education certificate.

Notes

4 AAC 12.372
Eff. 3/28/2012, Register 201; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016; am 11/28/2019, Register 232, January 2020

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

AS 14.20.025

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