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Standards Relating to Instructors and Administrators.   

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(a) Each instructor and administrator applying for a certificate of authorization for service under Education Code Section 94311 (d) must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

(1) Possession of a bachelor's degree in the field in which he is to teach from an institution listed as an institution of higher learning by the U.S. Department of Education or its successor agency, or a comparable institution of a foreign country, or the equivalent of such a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree from any such institution.

(2) Possession of a valid adult or secondary school teaching credential or certificate from this or another state authorizing the holder to teach in the field of instruction in which he is to teach at the institution applying for approval.

(3) Five years of successful experience in the profession, trade, industry, or technical occupation in the field in which he is to teach.

(4) Five years of a combination of such experience and education at the postsecondary level.

(5) Possession of a license to teach issued by an appropriate state licensing board or federal agency for the field in which he is to teach.

(6) In the opinion of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the instructor has adequate and appropriate experience and education and demonstrates his ability to properly instruct in a particular course or subject.

(b) The superintendent shall not consider as qualified any instructor or member of the administrative staff who has pled guilty to or has been found guilty of any crime other than minor traffic offenses or has entered a plea of nolo contendere to a charge thereof, or has committed unscrupulous acts, made material misrepresentations, committed fraud, or is otherwise unfit to engage in the business of private postsecondary education, unless evidence of rehabilitation or mitigation satisfactory to the superintendent is presented. Currently effective court imposed probation is prima facie evidence of lack of rehabilitation. The offense must relate to the effectiveness of that particular person to perform as an instructor or administrator.

(c) Individuals to be added to the administrative and instructional staff shall meet the requirements of this section with personal data submitted to the superintendent. The institution shall notify the superintendent promptly when the services of members of the administrative or instructional staff are terminated or reassigned.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 94305 (b)


Education Code 94311 (d) (3), (d) (9)

Education Code 94312 (k) (3)

(Amended by Register 85, No. 3.)