13A.12.02.15

.15 Professional and Technical Education (Grades 7—12).

A. To receive certification in professional and technical education (grades 7—12), the applicant shall complete one of the following options:

(1) Option I: An applicant shall earn a bachelor's or higher degree in a state-approved career and technical program from an IHE.

(2) Option II:

(a) An applicant shall have a bachelor's or higher degree in the career area to be taught from an IHE; and

(b) An applicant shall meet the professional education course work required in §B of this regulation.

(3) Option III:

(a) An applicant shall earn an associate degree in the career area to be taught or a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE, and provide official verification of 2 years of previous satisfactory occupational experience in the career area to be taught;

(b) The occupational experience in §A(3)(a) of this regulation shall:

(i) Be within 10 years of the issuance of the certificate; and

(ii) Include 1 year full-time employment; or

(iii) The applicant may substitute a Department-accepted, current industry recognized credential for the 1 year employment requirement; and

(c) An applicant shall meet the professional education course work required in §B of this regulation.

(4) Option IV:

(a) An applicant shall have a secondary school diploma or the equivalent, and official verification of 3 years of previous satisfactory occupational experience in the career area to be taught;

(b) The occupational experience in §A(4)(a) of this regulation shall:

(i) Be within 10 years of the issuance of the certificate; and

(ii) Include 2 years full-time employment; or

(iii) The applicant may substitute a Department-accepted, current industry recognized credential for 1 year of the 2 year employment requirement; and

(c) An applicant shall meet the professional education course work as required in §B of this regulation.

B. Professional Education Courses.

(1) With the exception of an applicant under §A(1) Option I of this regulation, the professional and technical education applicant shall complete 12 credits of professional education course work, as provided by §B(2) of this regulation, from an IHE or through Department-approved Continuing Professional Development credits.

(2) The professional education course work shall include the following topics:

(a) Planning, delivering, and assessing instruction;

(b) Managing an effective classroom and minimizing risk;

(c) Differentiating instruction to accommodate special needs; and

(d) Providing reading, writing, and mathematics literacy instruction relevant to the career area.

C. The applicant shall be governed by current licensure, certification, or registration regulations administered by professional organizations or legally constituted authorities in the State in the career area to be taught.