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Specific Requirements for the Professional Clear Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential.   

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(a) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program in California shall include (1) through (3):

(1) possession of a valid California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture, Standard Secondary Teaching Credential in Agriculture Science or Special Secondary Credential in Vocational Agriculture;

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area; and

(3) the recommendation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that has a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in the professional clear credential sought.

(b) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program outside California shall include (1) and (2). Applicants may apply directly to the Commission for the professional clear Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential under this section:

(1) possession of a valid California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture, Standard Secondary Teaching Credential in Agriculture Science or Special Secondary Credential in Vocational Agriculture; and

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program comparable to a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area but are taken outside California. The program must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and approved by the appropriate state agency where the course work was completed.

(c) Term.

The professional clear Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential issued on the basis of the completion of all requirements shall be dated per Title 5 Section 80553.

(d) Authorization.

The Agriculture Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes the holder to teach agriculture in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. This credential also authorizes the holder to develop and coordinate curriculum, develop programs and deliver staff development for agriculture education programs coordinated by school districts or county offices of education.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225 (q)

Reference:

Education Code 44225 (b)

Education Code 44225 (e)

Education Code 44256(c)

Education Code 44265

(Amended by Register 99, No. 51).