16 KAR 4:030. Out-of-state educator preparation.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030, 161.124, 161.126

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.020 and 161.030 require that a teacher and other professional school personnel hold a certificate of legal qualifications for the respective position to be issued upon completion of a program of preparation prescribed by the Education Professional Standards Board. KRS 161.028 requires the Education Professional Standards Board to establish the standards for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate. This administrative regulation establishes the certification provisions for applicants with out-of-state educator preparation.

 

      Section 1. (1) An applicant for Kentucky teacher or administrative certification whose professional preparation was completed at an educator preparation institution located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall have completed a program of preparation and the curriculum requirements approved by the responsible state education agency for teacher or administrative certification.

 

      Section 2. Teacher Certification. (1) An applicant for Kentucky teacher certification whose professional preparation was completed at an educator preparation institution located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall:

      (a) Possess a teacher license or certificate equivalent to the Kentucky statement of eligibility from the state, territory, or province where the applicant completed his or her preparation program;

      (b) Satisfy the degree, academic preparation, and grade point requirements established in 16 KAR 2:010;

      (c) Provide evidence that the out-of-state license or certificate was obtained by completion of an approved educator preparation program and not based on the completion of a written or verbal assessment; and

      (d) Follow the procedures for certificate application established in 16 KAR 2:010.

      (2) An applicant for Kentucky teacher certification whose professional preparation was completed at an educator preparation institution located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky and who meets the requirements of Section 1 of this administrative regulation and subsection (1) of this section shall be issued a Kentucky teaching certificate or statement of eligibility established in 16 KAR 2:010 at the grade range and content area corresponding to the out-of-state preparation.

 

      Section 3. Administrative Certification. (1) An applicant for Kentucky administrative certification whose professional preparation was completed at an educator preparation institution located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall:

      (a) Possess an administrative license or certificate equivalent to the Kentucky corresponding statement of eligibility or administrative certificate from the state, territory, or province where the applicant completed his or her preparation program;

      (b) Satisfy the degree, academic preparation, and grade point requirements for the administrative certificate established in 16 KAR Chapter 3;

      (c) Provide evidence that the out-of-state license or certificate was obtained by completion of an approved educator preparation program consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) post Masters’ graduate-level hours in school administration; and

      (d) Follow the procedures for certificate application established in 16 KAR Chapter 3.

      (2) An applicant for Kentucky administrative certification whose professional preparation was completed at an educator preparation institution located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky and who meets the requirements of Section 1 of this administrative regulation and subsection (1) of this section shall be issued a Kentucky administrative certificate or statement of eligibility established in 16 KAR Chapter 3 corresponding to the out-of-state preparation.

      (3) An applicant for Kentucky principal certification who was admitted to a principal preparation program located outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky prior to January 1, 2012 and who completes the program prior to January 31, 2014 shall be exempt from subsection (1)(c) of this section.

 

      Section 4. (1) An out-of-state applicant shall be subject to the testing and internship requirements of KRS Chapter 161 and implementing administrative regulations of the Education Professional Standard Board in KAR Title 16.

      (2) An out-of-state applicant shall be subject to the certificate issuance, recency, reissuance, renewal, and rank change provisions of KRS Chapter 161 and KAR Title 16. (SBE 42.005(4), (6), (7); 1 Ky.R. 494; eff. 3-12-75; Am. 11 Ky.R. 624; eff. 11-13-84; 28 Ky.R. 2065; 2340; eff. 5-16-2002; recodified from 704 KAR 20:035, 7-2-2002; 38 Ky.R. 1763; 1943; eff. 6-11-2012.)