Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-613 - PreK through 12 Teaching Certificates

A. Except as noted, all certificates are subject to the general certification provisions in R7-2-607 and the renewal requirements in R7-2-619.
B. Standard Professional PreK-12 Arts Education Certificate: art, dance, dramatic arts or music.

1. The certificate is valid for three years and is not renewable but may be extended as set forth in R7-2-606(H) or (I).

2. The requirements are:

a. 1. A bachelor's degree.
b. 2. One of the following:
i. a. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 arts education in one of the following approved areas: art, dance, dramatic arts or music from a Board-approved teacher preparation program, described in R7-2-604; or
ii. b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 arts education in one of the following approved areas: art, dance, dramatic arts or music from an institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Dance, National Association of Schools of Theatre, the National Association of Schools of Music, or National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; or
iii. c. Thirty semester hours of education or arts education courses which teach the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602, including at least eight semester hours of elementary and secondary methods in the certificate area and 12 semester hours of practicum in the certificate area grades PreK-12. Two years of verified full-time teaching experience in the certificate area in grades PreK-12 may substitute for the 12 semester hours of practicum; or
iv. d. A valid PreK-12 arts education certificate from another state.
c. 3. A passing score on the appropriate subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment. If a proficiency assessment is not offered in a subject area, an approved area shall consist of a minimum of 24 semester hours of courses in the subject.
d. 4. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment.
e. 5. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

C. Standard PreK-12 Arts Education Certificate: for art, dance, dramatic arts or music.

1. The certificate is valid for six years.

2. The requirements are:

a. The provisional PreK-12 Arts Education certificate.

b. Two years of verified teaching experience will be accepted in lieu of the performance portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment.

c. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

C. Standard Professional PreK-12 Arts Education Certificate for applications received on or after August 1, 2018.
1. The requirements include all of the following:
a. A bachelor's degree;
b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 arts education from a Board-approved teacher educator preparation program or from an accredited institution offering substantially similar training, addressing the following topics and any others as required by law:
i. Studio art;
ii. Art history and analysis;
iii. Advanced work in studio or art application areas;
iv. Technical processes;
v. Instructional design and lesson planning, including modifications, and accommodations;
vi. The learning environment, including classroom management;
vii. Assessing, monitoring and reporting progress;
viii. Professional responsibility and ethical conduct;
ix. Twelve weeks of capstone experience as described in R7-2-604 in grades PreK-12 arts education, which may be completed during the valid period of a teaching intern or student teaching intern certificate. One year of verified full-time teaching experience in the certificate area in grades PreK-12 arts education may substitute for the capstone experience requirement;
c. A passing score on the appropriate subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment.
d. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment and
e. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
2. Applicants may meet the requirements in subsection (C)(1)(b) with the submission of an application for the Standard Professional PreK-12 Arts Education certificate that includes evidence of two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 arts education, and Board-approved or accredited training or coursework which teaches the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602 and subsections (C)(1)(b)(i)-(vii). One year of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 arts education may be substituted for the capstone experience.
D. Standard Professional PreK-12 Dance Education Certificate
1. The requirements include all of the following:
a. A bachelor's degree;
b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 dance education from an accredited institution offering substantially similar training, addressing the following topics and any others as required by law:
i. Performance;
ii. Choreography;
iii. Theoretical and historical studies of dance;
iv. Technical processes;
v. Instructional design and lesson planning, including modifications, and accommodations;
vi. The learning environment, including classroom management;
vii. Assessing, monitoring and reporting progress;
viii. Professional responsibility and ethical conduct; and
ix. Twelve weeks of capstone experience as described in R7-2-604 in grades PreK-12 dance education, which may be completed during the valid period of a teaching intern or student teaching intern certificate. One year of verified fulltime teaching experience in grades PreK-12 dance education may substitute for the capstone experience requirement; and
c. A passing score on the appropriate subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment.
d. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment; and
e. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
2. Applicants may meet the requirements in subsection (D)(1)(b) with the submission of an application for the Standard Professional PreK-12 Dance Education certificate that includes evidence of two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 dance education, and Board-approved or accredited training or coursework which teaches the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602 and subsections (D)(1)(b)(i)-(viii). One year of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 dance education may be substituted for the capstone experience.
E. Standard Professional PreK-12 Theatre Education Certificate
1. The requirements include all of the following:
a. A bachelor's degree;
b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 theatre education from an accredited institution offering substantially similar training, addressing the following topics and any others as required by law:
i. Foundations of production;
ii. Aesthetics, theatre history, literature, theory and criticism;
iii. Advanced work in theatre performance;
iv. Instructional design and lesson planning, including modifications, and accommodations;
v. The learning environment, including classroom management;
vi. Assessing, monitoring and reporting progress;
vii. Professional responsibility and ethical conduct and;
viii. Twelve weeks of capstone experience as described in R7-2-604 in grades PreK-12 theatre education, which may be completed during the valid period of a teaching intern or student teaching intern certificate. One year of verified fulltime teaching experience in grades PreK-12 theatre education may substitute for the capstone experience requirement; and
c. A passing score on the appropriate subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment.
d. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment; and
e. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
2. Applicants may meet the requirements in subsection (E)(1)(b) with the submission of an application for the Standard Professional PreK-12 Theatre Education certificate that includes evidence of two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 theatre education, and Board-approved or accredited training or coursework which teaches the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602 and subsections (E)(1)(b)(i)-(vii). One year of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 theatre education may be substituted for the capstone experience.
F. Standard Professional PreK-12 Music Education Certificate
1. The requirements include all of the following:
a. A bachelor's degree;
b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 music education from an accredited institution offering substantially similar training, addressing the following topics and any others as required by law:
i. Performance;
ii. Musicianship skills and analysis;
iii. Composition and improvisation
iv. Music history and repertory;
v. Instructional design and lesson planning, including modifications, and accommodations;
vi. The learning environment, including classroom management;
vii. Assessing, monitoring and reporting progress;
viii. Professional responsibility and ethical conduct; and
ix. Twelve weeks of capstone experience as described in R7-2-604 in grades PreK-12 music education, which may be completed during the valid period of a teaching intern or student teaching intern certificate. One year of verified full- time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 music education may substitute for the capstone experience requirement; and
c. A passing score on the appropriate subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment.
d. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment; and
e. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
2. Applicants may meet the requirements in subsection (F)(1)(b) with the submission of an application for the Standard Professional PreK-12 Music Education certificate that includes evidence of two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 music education, and Board-approved or accredited training or coursework which teaches the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602 and subsections (F)(1)(b)(i)-(viii). One year of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 music education may be substituted for the capstone experience.
D. G. Standard Professional PreK-12 Physical Education Certificate.

1. The certificate is valid for three years and is not renewable but may be extended as set forth in R7-2-606(H) or (I).

2. The requirements are:

a. 1. A bachelor's degree.
b. 2. One of the following:
i. a. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 physical education, including 12 semester practicum hours evenly split between elementary and secondary physical education from an accredited institution or a Board-approved teacher preparation program; or
ii. b. Thirty-three semester hours of education or physical education courses, including:
(1) i. At least nine semester hours of elementary, secondary and adaptive physical education methods;
(2) ii. Foundational coursework in the areas of Growth and Motor Development, Movement Activities, Lifelong Physical Fitness and Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming; and
(3) iii. Twelve semester hours of practicum in physical education in PreK-12 grades, evenly split between elementary and secondary physical education, and supervised by a licensed or certified physical education teacher. Two years of verified full-time teaching experience in the certificate area in grades PreK-12 may substitute for the 12 semester hours of practicum; or
iii. c. A valid PreK-12 physical education certificate from another state.
c. 3. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment.
d. 4. A passing score on the Physical Education subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment.
e. 5. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

E. Standard PreK-12 Physical Education Certificate

1. The certificate is valid for six years.

2. The requirements are:

a. The provisional PreK-12 Physical Education certificate.

b. Two years of verified teaching experience will be accepted in lieu of the performance portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment.

c. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

H. Standard Professional PreK-12 Physical Education Certificate for applications received on or after August 1, 2018.
1. The requirements include all of the following:
a. A bachelor's degree;
b. Completion of a teacher preparation program in PreK-12 physical education a Board-approved educator preparation program or from an accredited institution offering substantially similar training, addressing the following topics and any others as required by law:
i. Elementary, secondary and adaptive physical education methods;
ii. Foundational coursework in the areas of Growth and Motor Development;
iii. Movement Activities;
iv. Lifelong Physical Fitness;
v. Instructional design and lesson planning, including modifications, and accommodations;
vi. The learning environment, including classroom management;
vii. Assessing, monitoring and reporting progress;
viii. Professional responsibility and ethical conduct and;
ix. Twelve weeks of capstone experience as described in R7-2-604 in grades PreK-12 physical education, serving students in elementary and secondary physical education, which may be completed during the valid period of a teaching intern or student teaching intern certificate. One year of verified full-time teaching experience in the certificate area in grades PreK-12 physical education may substitute for the capstone experience requirement;
c. A passing score on the professional knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment;
d. A passing score on the Physical Education subject knowledge portion of the Arizona Teacher Proficiency Assessment, unless the applicant has a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant content area or otherwise qualifies for a waiver of the subject knowledge assessment; and
e. A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
2. Applicants may meet the requirements in subsection (H)(1)(b) with the submission of an application for the Standard Professional PreK-12 Physical Education certificate that includes evidence of two years of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 physical education, and Board-approved or accredited training or coursework which teaches the knowledge and skills described in R7-2-602 and subsections (H)(1)(b)(i)-(viii). One year of verified full-time teaching experience in grades PreK-12 physical education may be substituted for the capstone experience.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-613
Adopted effective December 4, 1998 (Supp. 98-4). Amended by final rulemaking at 10 A.A.R. 4581, effective December 18, 2004 (Supp. 04-4). Amended by final rulemaking at 11 A.A.R. 1885, effective June 26, 2005 (Supp. 05-2). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 15 A.A.R. 1225, effective December 5, 2006 (Supp. 09-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 15 A.A.R. 1259, effective March 26, 2007 (Supp. 09-2). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 15 A.A.R. 1298, effective July 18, 2007 (Supp. 09-3). Former R7-2-613 recodified to R7-2-614; new R7-2-613 recodified from R7-2-612 at 15 A.A.R. 2146, effective August 25, 2008 (Supp. 09-4). Former R7-2-613 recodified to R7-2-614; new R7-2-613 recodified from R7-2-612at 16 A.A.R. 68, effective December 8, 2008 (Supp. 10-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 16 A.A.R. 235, effective December 7, 2009 (Supp. 10-3). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 16 A.A.R. 1249, effective May 24, 2010 (Supp. 10-4). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 21 A.A.R. 2009, effective 6/22/2015. Amended by exempt rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 195, effective 8/9/2017; filed in the Office on January 2, 2018 (Supp. 18-1). The hyphen between "PreK-12" has been changed to the word "through" in the Section heading and subsections for consistency in Chapter style and format (Supp. 21-1).

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