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Division 6. California Community Colleges. Chapter 4. Employees. Subchapter 4. Minimum Qualifications. Article 2. Qualifications And Equivalencies. Minimum Qualifications for Instructors of Credit Courses, Counselors, and Librarians.   

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The minimum qualifications for service as a community college faculty member teaching any credit course, or as a counselor or librarian, shall be satisfied by meeting any one of the following requirements:

(a) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member's assignment.

(b) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in a discipline reasonably related to the faculty member's assignment and possession of a bachelor's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member's assignment.

(c) For faculty assigned to teach courses in disciplines where the master's degree is not generally expected or available, but where a related bachelor's or associate degree is generally expected or available, possession of either:

(1) a bachelor's degree in the discipline directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment or equivalent foreign degree plus two years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment; or

(2) an associate degree in the discipline directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment or equivalent foreign degree plus six years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

(d) For faculty assigned to teach courses in disciplines where the master's degree is not generally expected or available, and where a related bachelor's or associate degree is not generally expected or available, possession of either:

(1) any bachelor's degree or equivalent foreign degree plus two years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment; or

(2) any associate degree or equivalent foreign degree plus six years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Education Code 87356

Reference:

Education Code 70901(b)(1)(B)

Education Code 87003

Education Code 87356

(Amended by Register 2009, No. 25.)