Standard Specialized CTE certificates are subject to the general certification
and the renewal requirements in
is valid for eight years.
1. The holder is
qualified to teach in an area that is specified on the certificate relating to
a CTE program approved by the Arizona Department of Education as described in
Guidance on CTE Teacher Certification which is on file with the Arizona
Department of Education.
1. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the
Arizona Department of Public Safety.
expertise in the specified CTE area through one of the following:
Bachelor's , master's or doctoral degree in the specified CTE area; or
b. A Bachelor's or more advanced degree and completion
of twenty-four semester hours of coursework in the specified CTE area; or
c. An Associate's degree in the specified CTE area;
d. An industry certification, license, or credential
in the specified CTE area approved by the appropriate Department of Education
Career and Technical Education Program Specialist or Career and Technical
Education Program Services Director; or
e. 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 a subject that is specific to the CTE
course being taught.
3. Verification of five
years of work experience in the specified CTE occupational area.
4. An individual who meets the requirements
of this section is exempt from the competency requirements of the United States
and Arizona Constitutions, the professional knowledge and subject knowledge
portions of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessments, and structured English
immersion endorsement requirements.
Ariz. Admin. Code §
made by exempt rulemaking at
A.A.R. 2617, effective 8/22/2016. Amended by final rulemaking at
A.A.R. 694, effective 2/26/2018. The term "twenty-four" has been changed
to the numeral "24," the hyphen between "PreK-12" has been replaced with the
word "through" in the Section heading for consistency in Chapter style and
format (Supp. 21-1).