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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 12 . (Repealed)
Section 395. Endorsements

4 AAC 12.395. Endorsements

(a) The department will endorse a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, or an administrative or a special services certificate (Type B or C) in one or more development levels, content areas, or specialty areas applicable to the type of certificate, if the following requirements are met:

(1) a recommendation from the applicant's preparing institution with an attestation verifying the applicant's completion of an approved educational program at the institution in the level or area for which endorsement is sought; for the purposes of this paragraph, to be an approved educational program, the program must

(A) for a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305, be offered in an institution that meets the program standards set out in 4 AAC 12.305;

(B) for an administrative certificate (Type B), be offered in an institution that meets the program standards set out in 4 AAC 12.305;

(C) for a special services certificate (Type C), meet the standards set out in 4 AAC 12.355(d) ;

(2) for a teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305,

(A) completion of at least one of the following degrees in the content or specialty area for which the endorsement is sought:

(i) a doctorate degree;

(ii) a master's degree;

(iii) a baccalaureate degree, with a major or posted minor of at least 18 semester hours in an approved program in the content or specialty area for which an endorsement is sought; or

(B) official scores demonstrating that the applicant meets or exceeds the qualifying scores for this state on both the appropriate Praxis II multiple choice and constructed response examinations in the content area, as follows:

(i) for an endorsement in math, the qualifying scores are 146 on Mathematics: Content Knowledge, and 171 on Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part 1;

(ii) for an endorsement in science, the qualifying scores are 155 on General Science: Content Knowledge Part 1, 149 on General Science: Content Knowledge Part 2, and 145 on General Science: Content Essays;

(iii) for an endorsement in English, the qualifying scores are 158 on English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge, and 160 on English Language, Literature, and Composition: Essays;

(iv) for an endorsement in German, the qualifying scores are 153 on German: Content Knowledge, and 178 on German: Productive Language Skills;

(v) for an endorsement in French, the qualifying scores are 162 on French: Content Knowledge, and 171 on French: Productive Language Skills.

(b) For the "school psychology"' endorsement, the applicant must hold a master's or higher degree in school psychology and

(1) be recommended for endorsement by an institution whose psychology program has been approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, the National Association of School Psychologists, or the American Psychological Association, and have completed a 1,200-hour internship in school psychology, 600 hours of which must be completed on site in preschool or kindergarten - grade 12 programs; or

(2) be a nationally certified school psychologist under the National School Psychologist Certification System established by the National Association of School Psychologists.

(c) For the "speech," "language," or "hearing" endorsement, the applicant must

(1) either

(A) hold a master's or higher degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech-language and hearing science; or

(B) possess certification of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and

(2) be recommended for the endorsement by an institution whose program has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education or the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification or approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(d) Except as provided in 4 AAC 12.330, upon written request of the certificate holder and payment of the required fee, and upon written representation by the holder that the holder is not currently under contract in a position in which the endorsement is required, the department may remove an endorsement from a certificate. Once removed, an endorsement may be added again only if the applicant pays the required fee and meets the current requirements for issuance of the endorsement.

(e) The department may endorse an administrative certificate (Type B) in one or more developmental levels or specialty areas upon recommendation of the applicant's preparing institution, based upon completion of an approved education program in a developmental level or specialty area.

(f) The department may endorse a special services certificate (Type C) in one or more developmental levels or specialty areas upon recommendation of the applicant's preparing institution, based upon completion of an approved program in a developmental level or specialty area.

History: Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

Editor's note: The subject matter of 4 AAC 12.395 was formerly located at 4 AAC 12.060. The history note for 4 AAC 12.395 does not reflect the history of the earlier section.


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