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(a) The department will issue an administrative certificate (Type B) with a superintendent or other administrative endorsement, valid for five years, to an applicant who has a master's or higher degree, is recommended by the preparing institution, and
(1) has met the minimum experience requirements, as follows:
(A) for a superintendent endorsement, at least five years of satisfactory employment as a teacher or administrator, with a minimum of
(i) three years of employment as a teacher in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, a regular teacher certificate (Type A) issued before September 29, 2005 or a comparable certificate issued by another state; and
(ii) one year of employment as an administrator with an administrative certificate or comparable certificate from another state;
(B) for other administrative endorsements, three years of satisfactory employment as a teacher in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305 or a comparable certificate issued by another state;
(C) for a director of special education endorsement, three years of satisfactory employment as a teacher or school psychologist in an elementary or secondary program with a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, a special services (Type C) certificate, or a comparable certificate issued in another state;
(2) has completed a school administration program accepted by the board or the commissioner; the board or commissioner will only accept a program if the program is
(A) offered by a regionally accredited institution of higher education or a program approved by the chief school officer in the state in which the program was offered as meeting the state's standards for comparable certificates; and
(B) approved by the board of education or chief school officer of the state in which the program is offered as substantially meeting the unit standards set out in Standards Procedures & Policies for the Accreditation of Professional Education Units, 1997 Revision and the program standards set out in NCATE Curriculum Guidelines, Spring 1998, published by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the applicant must have earned at least six semester hours of credit within the five years immediately preceding application.
(c) To meet the requirements of (a) of this section, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed three semester hours in Alaska studies and three semester hours in multicultural education or cross-cultural communications.
(d) The commissioner may issue a nonrenewable provisional certificate (provisional Type B), valid for no longer than two years, to an applicant who has completed the requirements of this section, except for the requirements in (c) of this section.
(e) For purposes of certification of superintendents and administrators of special education, a provisional certificate (provisional Type B) may be considered the equivalent of an administrative certificate (Type B).
(f) The commissioner may convert a provisional certificate (provisional Type B) to an administrative certificate (Type B) upon satisfactory completion of the courses required under (c) of this section and payment of the fee for an administrative certificate.
History: Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175
Authority: AS 14.07.060
Editor's note: The subject matter of 4 AAC 12.345 was formerly located at 4 AAC 12.030. The history note for 4 AAC 12.345 does not reflect the history of the earlier section.
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