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Division 8. Commission On Teacher Credentialing. Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation And Licensing Law Of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, And Requirements. Specific Requirements for and Authorization(s) of the Designated Subjects Preliminary and Clear Part-Time Career Technical Education Teaching Credential and the Clear Part-Time Vocational Education Teaching Credential.   

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This section pertains to individuals pursuing a part-time credential pursuant to Senate Bill 52 (Chap. 520, Stats. 2007).

(a) The minimum requirements for the issuance of an initial preliminary part-time career technical education teaching credential shall include all of the following:

(1) Verification, by employers, of five years of work experience, directly related to each industry sector(s) to be named on the credential and listed in Section 80035.5. Forty-eight semester units or the quarter unit equivalent of postsecondary vocational training, related to the industry sector(s) to be named on the credential and verified by official transcript, may be substituted for a maximum of two of the five years of work experience. This substitution may be made on a pro rata basis up to the two year maximum. One year of the required work experience shall be within the three years immediately preceding the issuance of the preliminary credential. Except as provided below, teaching shall not be considered as acceptable work experience.

For purposes of meeting the requirement of one year of work experience within the three years immediately preceding the issuance of the preliminary credential, any of the following or a combination of the following may be cumulated to total 1000 clock hours:

(A) work experience,

(B) vocational teaching experience,

(C) college level related coursework,

(D) non-college related coursework, or

(E) an occupational internship.

(2) Verification of a high school diploma or the equivalent;

(3) Verification that the applicant has been fully apprised of the requirements for both the preliminary and clear credentials, including the program of personalized preparation;

(4) Submission of a completed Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service (form 41-4, rev. 9/08) available on the Commission's website and hereby incorporated by reference, together with its related Instruction and Information Sheet (rev. 9/08) and Form 41-ECC (Explanation of Criminal Conviction or Pending Criminal Charge) (rev. 7/08); the fee as specified in Section 80487(a)(1); and verification of completion of livescan, unless clearance is already on file with the Commission.

(5) Recommendation from a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation on a form approved by the Commission.

(6) Final date for initial issuance of a preliminary part-time career technical education teaching credential pursuant to this subsection shall be August 31, 2010.

(b) The minimum requirements for the continuance of a preliminary part-time vocational education or career technical education teaching credential shall be all of the following:

(1) A valid initial preliminary part-time vocational education or career technical education teaching credential;

(2) Successful completion of all Level I requirements of a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation.

(c) The minimum requirements for the clear part-time career technical education teaching credential shall include all of the following:

(1) A valid preliminary part-time career technical education teaching credential;

(2) Completion of all Level I requirements of a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation;

(3) Two years of successful teaching on the basis of the preliminary career technical education teaching credential in the industry sector(s) listed;

(4) The study of health education as specified in Education Code Section 44259(c)94)(A);

(5) Submission of a completed Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service (form 41-4, rev. 9/08) available on the Commission's website and hereby incorporated by reference, together with its related Instruction and Information Sheet (rev. 9/08) and Form 41-ECC (Explanation of Criminal Conviction or Pending Criminal Charge) (rev. 7/08); and the fee as specified in Section 80487(a)(1).

(6) Recommendation from a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation on a form approved by the Commission.

(7) Applicants who have not completed the clear part-time career technical education teaching credential requirements as specified in (c) on or before August 31, 2013 may apply for a three-year preliminary career technical education teaching credential pursuant to section 80034.2(a) or a clear career technical education teaching credential pursuant to section 80034.2(b), as determined by a Commission-approved LEA.

(d) The minimum requirements for the clear part-time vocational education teaching credential shall include all of the following:

(1) A valid preliminary vocational education teaching credential;

(2) Two years of successful teaching on the basis of the preliminary vocational education teaching credential in the subject(s) listed;

(3) Completion of all Level I requirements of a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation;

(4) The study of health education as specified in Education Code Section 44259(c)(4)(A);

(5) Submission of a completed Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service (form 41-4, rev. 9/08) available on the Commission's website and hereby incorporated by reference, together with its related Instruction and Information Sheet (rev. 9/08) and Form 41-ECC (Explanation of Criminal Conviction or Pending Criminal Charge) (rev. 7/08); and the fee as specified in Section 80487(a)(1).

(6) Recommendation from a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation on a form approved by the Commission.

(7) Applicants who have not completed the clear part-time vocational education teaching credential requirements specified in (d) on or before August 31, 2013, may apply for a three-year preliminary career technical education teaching credential pursuant to section 80034.2(a) or a clear career technical education teaching credential pursuant to section 80034.2(b), as determined by a Commission-approved LEA.

(e) Authorization. The preliminary or clear part-time vocational education or career technical education teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach not more than half-time in the subject(s) or industry sector(s) named on the credential in grades 12 and below, and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses which shall be part of a program of career technical, trade or vocational education. For the purpose of this credential, half-time for the holder of this credential who teaches in only one school district shall not exceed one-half of a full-time assignment for vocational and career technical educators in that school district. Half-time for the holder of this credential who teaches in more than one school district shall not exceed one-half of the greatest number of hours considered to be a full-time assignment for vocational and career technical educators in any one of the districts.

(f) Period of Validity. The period of validity of the preliminary and clear part-time vocational education or career technical education teaching credential shall be as follows:

(1) An initial preliminary part-time career technical education teaching credential issued on the basis of the applicant's satisfaction of all requirements specified in subsection (a) shall be valid for five years, but shall authorize service for no more than two years from the date of issuance of the credential unless the holder presents verification of having met requirements for continuance, by a Commission-approved LEA, to his or her ESD of the successful completion of all Level I requirements of a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation;

(2) A clear part-time career technical education teaching credential issued on the basis of the applicant's satisfaction of all requirements specified in subsection (c) or a clear part-time vocational education teaching credential issued on the basis of the applicant's satisfaction of all requirements specified in subsection (d) shall be valid for five years.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225

Reference:

Education Code 44225(e)

Education Code 44252

Education Code 44256(d)

Education Code 44259(c)(4)(A)

Education Code 44260.5

Education Code 44339

Education Code 44340

Education Code 44341

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 4.)