Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-601 - Definitions

In this Article, the following definitions apply unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Accredited institution" means a postsecondary institution that has accreditation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. An institution based outside the United States shall be considered accredited if a Department-approved foreign document evaluation firm verifies that it has accreditation in the foreign country that is comparable to accreditation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2. "Accredited training" means training provided by an organization that has accreditation from an association approved by the Board.
3. "Appropriately certified" means holding the certificate, endorsement and approved area that is required for a teaching assignment.
4. "Approved area" means a subject area denoted on a teaching certificate that is taught in Arizona public schools.
2. 5. "Board" means the State Board of Education.
6. "Capstone experience" means a culminating professional experience in a preK through 12 setting that may include student teaching or internships in administration, counseling, or school psychology, or alternative path preK through 12 teaching.
3. 7. "CTE" means Career and Technical Education.
4. 8. "Department" means the Arizona Department of Education.
5. 9. "Practicum" means a period of structured observation and practice of the skills being learned, supervised by an individual trained in that area. The commonly used terms "student teaching," "internship," "residency," or "observation course" are included in this definition.
6. 10. "Professional development" means training to increase skills related to the occupation of education.
11. "Self-contained classroom" means a classroom in which the teacher teaches multiple subjects to one class of students.
12. "Single subject classroom" means a classroom in which the teacher teaches one subject to one class of students.
7. 13. "Teaching experience" means full-time employment which included full responsibility for the planning and delivery of instruction and evaluation of student learning. Except for meeting the capstone experience requirement when applying for a standard teaching certificate, substitute teaching is not considered full-time teaching experience.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-601
Former Section R7-2-601 repealed, new Section R7-2-601adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Amended subsection (C) effective May 31, 1983 (Supp. 83-3). Amended subsection (I) effective September 12, 1989 (Supp. 89-3). Amended effective August 14, 1991 (Supp. 91-3). Amended effective July 30, 1992 (Supp. 92-3). Section repealed, new Section adopted effective March 10, 1994 (Supp. 94-1). Amended effective July 25, 1994 (Supp. 94-3). Amended effective September 20, 1996 (Supp. 96-3). Amended effective March 6, 1997 (Supp. 97-1). Typographical error corrected in subsection (A) (Supp. 97-3). Section repealed; new Section adopted effective December 3, 1998 (Supp. 98-4). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 16 A.A.R. 1249, effective May 24, 2010 (Supp. 10-4). Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 27 A.A.R. 2353, effective 9/27/2021.

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