Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-220a-1 - Definitions

Current through March 4, 2022

Definitions of and requirements for certificates referenced in Sections 10-220a-1 to 10-220a-19, inclusive, of these regulations are contained in Sections 10-145d-100 to 10-145d-306, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

As used in Sections 10-220a-1 to 10-220a-19, inclusive:

(a) "Alternate route beginning teacher" means an individual who initially holds a temporary 90-day certificate and who participates in an alternate route beginning educator program leading to the issuance of a provisional educator certificate.
(b) "Assessment instrument" means the instrument or instruments developed and validated by the Department and based on the Connecticut Teaching Competencies.
(c) "Assessor" means an individual who has successfully completed a Department approved training program for assessors.
(d) "Assessor candidate" means an individual who has been selected for assessor training but has not yet successfully completed such training.
(e) "Beginning educator program" means the support and assessment program, as made available by the Board, required of beginning teachers.
(f) "Beginning teacher" means an individual serving under an initial educator certificate, interim initial educator certificate, temporary 90-day certificate or durational shortage area permit.
(g) "Board" means the Connecticut State Board of Education.
(h) "Board of education" means a local or regional board of education, regional educational service center, unified school district, cooperative arrangement established pursuant to Section 10-158a of the General Statutes, approved private special education facility, the Gilbert School, Norwich Free Academy and Woodstock Academy. For the regional vocational-technical school system, "board of education" means the vocational-technical school committee of the Board. In addition, for the cooperating teacher program only, boards of education include the governing bodies of other prekindergarten, elementary and secondary institutions approved by the commissioner.
(i) "Classroom teacher" means an individual who holds a professional educator certificate or a provisional certificate with a minimum of three years of teaching experience and who provides direct instruction to students.
(j) "College supervisor" means the individual designated by a college or university to supervise student teachers.
(k) "Commissioner" means the Connecticut Commissioner of Education.
(l) "Connecticut Teaching Competencies" means those descriptors, as adopted by the Board, of skills and abilities which a teacher should possess.
(m) "Cooperating teacher" means an individual who has been selected and trained to provide support and instructional assistance to a student teacher.
(n) "Cooperating teacher candidate" means an individual who has been selected for training as a cooperating teacher but who has not yet successfully completed such training.
(o) "Cooperating teacher team" means a group of individuals, led by a cooperating teacher, which provides support and instructional assistance to a beginning teacher or group of student teachers.
(p) "Cooperating teacher program" means the program of training, as made available by the Board, which is designed to prepare classroom teachers to serve as cooperating teachers in the student teaching component of a teacher preparation program.
(q) "Department" means the Connecticut State Department of Education.
(r) "District committee" means the committee formed by an employing agent to implement the cooperating teacher program and the support component of the beginning educator program.
(s) "District facilitator" means the professional employee employed in a position requiring a certificate issued by the Board who is appointed by the employing agent to serve as the liaison between the board of education and the Department for the beginning educator program and the cooperating teacher program.
(t) "Employing agent" means the chief executive officer or other official authorized by the chief executive officer or supervising authority of a board of education.
(u) "Mentor" means an individual who has successfully completed a Department approved training program to provide support and instructional assistance to a beginning teacher.
(v) "Mentor candidate" means an individual who has been selected for training as a mentor but has not yet successfully completed such training.
(w) "Mentor team" means a group of individuals, led by a mentor, which provides support and instructional assistance to a beginning teacher or group of beginning teachers.
(x) "School administrator" means a principal, director or other designated administrator of a school building.
(y) "Student teacher" means an individual enrolled in a teacher preparation program and placed in a cooperating teacher's classroom for instruction and practice in teaching.
(z) "Teacher assessor" means a classroom teacher who has successfully completed a department approved training program for assessors.
(aa) "Teacher preparation program" means a planned program of preparation provided by a regionally accredited institution or a Connecticut institution accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education and which is approved by the Board or other appropriate governing body in the state in which the institution is located.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-220a-1
Effective July 24, 1992

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