Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-610.02 - Subject Matter Expert Standard Teaching Certificate

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

Subject Matter Expert Standard Teaching Certificate - grades six through 12

A. The requirements are:
1. A bachelor's degree and one of the following:
a. Verified teaching experience for the last two consecutive years, and for a total of at least three years at one or more accredited postsecondary institutions in the relevant subject area of certification. An individual seeking certification pursuant to this subdivision is exempt from passing the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment; or
b. A bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited postsecondary institution in the specific subject area of certification that is directly relevant to a content area or subject matter taught in public schools; or
c. Verification of expertise through work experience of a minimum of five years in the relevant area of certification.
2. A passing score on the professional knowledge Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment within two years except as provided by subsection (A)(1)(a). If an applicant fails to meet this requirement within two years, the Department of Education or the Board shall temporarily suspend the standard certificate, but the suspension in not considered a disciplinary action and the individual shall be allowed to correct the deficiency within the remaining time of the standard certification.
3. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
B. An individual who meets the requirements of this section is exempt from the competency requirements of the United States and Arizona Constitutions and the subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-610.02
Adopted by exempt rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 195, effective 8/9/2017. Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 2947, effective 9/24/2018.

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