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13A.12.02.16

.16 Work-Based Learning Coordinator (Grades 7—12).

A. An applicant may not seek initial certification as a work-based learning coordinator (grades 7—12).

B. To add an endorsement in work-based learning coordinator (grades 7—12), the applicant shall:

(1) Hold a professional certificate with certification under COMAR 13A.12.02.06—.11, .13—.15, and .17—.20(A)(3) of this chapter;

(2) Complete 6 semester hours of content course work taken at an IHE or through CPDs with a minimum of 3 semester hours in each of the following content areas:

(a) Organizing, coordinating, and marketing of work-based learning programs; and

(b) Instructional management and curriculum development for work-based learning programs; and

(3) Complete a work experience requirement through any of the following:

(a) Documented evidence of employment equivalent to a minimum of 1,000 hours of successful, wage-earning, nonteaching occupational experience;

(b) Documented evidence of employment equivalent to a minimum of 1,500 hours of successful, wage-earning, nonteaching occupational experience plus 500 hours of self-employment;

(c) Participating in a supervised and approved teacher externship experience, which shall, at a minimum:

(i) Be 150 hours;

(ii) Include all aspects of the industry;

(iii) Be in accordance with the local school system guidelines for work-based learning coordinator externships; and

(iv) Occur at a work site approved by the local school system; or

(d) Complete 3 semester hours of content course work in contemporary workplace practices taken at an IHE or through CPDs that includes:

(i) Site visits to business and industry settings; and

(ii) Exposure to all aspects of the industry.

C. All work experience under §A(3)(a) of this regulation shall have occurred within the last 10 years. Verification of occupational experience shall be submitted in the form of a notarized letter by former employers, listing specific job titles, duties performed, dates of employment, and hours worked.

D. All work experience under §A(3)(b) of this regulation shall have occurred within the last 10 years. Verification of occupational experience shall be submitted by former employers in the form of a notarized letter, listing specific job titles, duties performed, dates of employment, and hours worked. Verification of self-employment shall be verified by license or by submitting tax forms.

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