4 AAC 12.396 - Addition and removal of endorsements

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) A current certificate holder or an applicant eligible for certification as described in 4 AAC 12.305 may add an additional endorsernent appropriate to the holder's or applicant's certificate by demonstrating
(1) completion of an endorsement program accepted under 4 AAC 12.307(a) and a passing score on an endorsement-related content examination designated in 4 AAC 12.407 or each equivalent content area examination required by a certifying state agency for a comparable endorsement currently or previously held by the applicant;
(2) two years of teaching in the content area and a passing score on the endorsement-related content area examination designated for the middle school, high school, or world language in 4 AAC 12.307(b) - (f), or each equivalent content area examination required by a certifying state agency for a comparable endorsement currently or previously held by the applicant;
(3) two years of teaching in a career and technical education (CTE) area, six semester hours of coursework focused on classroom management, student assessment, and teaching strategies specific to career and technical education, and successful completion of a industrial competency examination that is specific to career and technical education content, as approved by the department; or
(4) completion of at least one of the following degrees in the content or specialty area for which the endorsement is sought:
(A) a doctorate degree;
(B) a master's degree;
(C) a baccalaureate degree, with a major or posted minor of at least 18 semester hours in an approved program in the content or specialty area for which an endorsement is sought.
(b) A certificate holder seeking to add an 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.
(c) Except as provided in (d) and (e) of this section, upon written request of the certificate holder and payment of the required fee, and upon written representation by the holder that the holder is not currently under contract in a position in which the endorsement is required, the department may remove an endorsement from a certificate. Once removed, an endorsement may be added again only if the applicant pays the required fee and meets the current requirements for issuance of the endorsement.
(d) The holder of a teacher certificate with a special education endorsement may have the endorsement removed from the certificate by filing a form developed by the department and paying a fee of $200 to the department, except that a special education endorsement may not be removed during
(1) the term of a certificate holder's first initial or professional teacher certificate issued under 4 AAC 12.305(a) or (b); or
(2) a school term in which the certificate holder is assigned to a position requiring a special education endorsement.
(e) At the request of a certificate holder whose special education endorsement was removed under (d) of this section, the endorsement will be reinstated, without payment of a fee, if the certificate holder meets the endorsement requirements in effect at the time of the request for reinstatement.
(f) A current certificate holder or an applicant eligible for certification under 4 AAC 12.345 or 4 AAC 12.355 may add an additional endorsement appropriate to the holder's or applicant's certificate by satisfying the requirements for the endorsement as described in 4 AAC 12.345 or 4 AAC 12.355, as applicable.

Notes

4 AAC 12.396
Eff. 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

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