Table of Contents Title 28 EDUCATION Part CXXXI. Bulletin 746― Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel Chapter 1. Introduction................................................................................................................... ........... 1 § 101. Purpose ............................................................................................................................... ......... 1 Chapter 2. Louisiana Educator Preparation Programs ............................................................................... 1 Subchapter A. Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs .......................................................................... 1 § 201. Overview ............................................................................................................................... ...... 1 § 203. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... .. 2 § 204. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Birth to Kindergarten ............................................................................................................................... . 2 § 205. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades PK- 3: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002............................................................................ 2 § 207. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 1- 5: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002............................................................................ 3 § 209. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 4- 8: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002............................................................................ 3 § 211. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 6- 12: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002............................................................................ 4 § 213. College of Arts/ Humanities/ Sciences Degree Pathway to Secondary Education Certification ( Grades 6- 12): Adopted November 18, 2003; Effective January 1, 2004............... 4 § 215. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education All- Level Programs for Grades K- 12: Adopted November 2003; Effective August 1, 2005 ............................................ 5 § 217. Minimal Requirements for Approved Teacher Education Programs for Teachers of Mild/ Moderate Impairments 1- 12; Effective September 1, 1998 ................................................ 5 § 219. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 1- 52: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010........................................................................................... 6 § 221. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 4- 82: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010........................................................................................... 7 § 223. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 6- 122: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010........................................................................................... 8 § 225. Minimum Requirements for Approved Early Interventionist Special Education Birth to Five Years Program: Adopted November 18, 2004; Effective July 1, 2007........................................ 8 § 227. Minimal Guidelines for Approved Teacher Education Program for Speech, Language, and Hearing Specialists ....................................................................................................................... 9 Subchapter B. Alternate Teacher Preparation Programs ........................................................................... 10 § 231. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 10 § 233. The Practitioner Teacher Program Alternative Path to Certification ( Minimum Requirements) .......................................................................................................... 10 § 235. The Master's Degree Program Alternative Path to Certification ( Minimum Requirements)..... 13 § 237. Certification- Only Program Alternative Path to Certification ................................................... 16 § 239. The State as a Private Provider................................................................................................... 19 Table of Contents Subchapter C. Alternate Educational Leader Preparation Programs......................................................... 19 § 240. Educational Leader Practitioner ( Residency) Program .............................................................. 19 Subchapter D. Testing Required for Licensure Areas ............................................................................... 21 § 243. PRAXIS Exams and Scores........................................................................................................ 21 Chapter 3. Teaching Authorizations and Certifications ........................................................................... 25 Subchapter A. Standard Teaching Authorizations..................................................................................... 25 § 301. Overview ............................................................................................................................... .... 25 § 303. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 25 § 305. Professional Level Certificates................................................................................................... 25 § 307. Type C Certificates................................................................................................................... . 27 § 309. Out- of- State ( OS) Certificate ..................................................................................................... 28 § 311. World Language Certificate ( WLC) PK- 12 ............................................................................... 29 § 313. Practitioner Licenses .................................................................................................................. 29 § 314. Extended Endorsement License ( EEL) ...................................................................................... 30 § 315. Standard Certificates for Teachers in Nonpublic Schools.......................................................... 31 Subchapter B. Nonstandard Teaching Authorizations............................................................................... 33 § 321. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 33 § 323. Temporary Authority to Teach ( TAT) ....................................................................................... 33 § 325. Out- of- Field Authorization to Teach ( OFAT)............................................................................ 33 § 326. Temporary Employment Permit ( TEP) ...................................................................................... 33 § 327. Nonpublic Temporary Certificate ( T) ........................................................................................ 34 Subchapter C. Ancillary Teaching Certificates ......................................................................................... 34 § 341. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 34 § 343. Artist or Talented Certificate...................................................................................................... 34 § 344. Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate........................................................................................ 35 § 345. Nonpublic Montessori Teacher Certificate ................................................................................ 36 § 346. Family and Consumer Sciences ( Occupational Programs) ........................................................ 36 § 347. Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Instructor ( ROTC)...................................................... 37 § 348. Math for Professionals Certificate.............................................................................................. 37 Subchapter D. Special Considerations for Teachers Called to Active Military Duty ............................... 38 § 361. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 38 Chapter 4. Ancillary School Service Certificates..................................................................................... 38 § 401. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 38 Subchapter A. General Ancillary School Certificates ............................................................................... 38 § 403. Child Nutrition Program Supervisor .......................................................................................... 38 § 405. Counselor K- 12 ( Counselor in a School Setting) ....................................................................... 39 § 407. Educational Interpreter ............................................................................................................... 39 § 408. Educational Transliterator .......................................................................................................... 40 § 409. School Librarian ......................................................................................................................... 41 § 410. Orientation and Mobility ............................................................................................................ 41 § 411. School Nurse .............................................................................................................................. 41 § 413. Social Worker......................................................................................................................... ... 41 § 414. Mental Health Professional Counselor....................................................................................... 42 § 415. Special Education Examiners ..................................................................................................... 42 Subchapter B. School Therapists ............................................................................................................... 45 § 421. Overview ............................................................................................................................... .... 45 Chapter 5. Standards for Secondary Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education Personnel .. 47 § 501. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 47 § 503. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued Prior to July 1, 2006 ........................................ 47 Table of Contents § 504. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued between July 1, 2006 and September 1, 2014 ...................................................................................................................... 47 § 505. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued after September 1, 2014 [ Formerly § 504] ....... 47 § 506. CTTIE- 1 and CTTIE- 2 Certificates Eligibility Requirements [ Formerly § 505]....................... 48 § 507. CTTIE Areas of Specialization [ Formerly § 505]...................................................................... 48 § 509. CTTIE- 1 Certificates Renewal Guidelines for certificates initially issued prior to September 1, 2014 [ Formerly § 507] .......................................................................................... 49 § 511. Process for Reinstating Lapsed CTTIE- 2 Certificates ............................................................... 50 Chapter 6. Endorsements to Existing Certificates.................................................................................... 50 § 601. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 50 Subchapter A. Regular Education Level and Area Endorsements ............................................................ 51 § 603. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 51 § 604. Requirements to add Birth to Kindergarten................................................................................ 51 § 605. Requirements to add Early Childhood ( Grades PK- 3) ............................................................... 51 § 607. Requirements to add Elementary ( Grades 1- 5) .......................................................................... 51 § 609. Requirements to add Middle School ( Grades 4- 8) Specialty Area Endorsement for English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.................................................................................... 52 § 611. Requirements to add a Secondary ( grades 6- 12) Specialty Core Content Area as defined in the No Child Left Behind ( NCLB) Act of 2001 ( English, Math, Foreign Language, Science, and Social Studies)....................................................................................................... 52 § 613. Requirements to Add a Non- NCLB Secondary ( grades 6- 12) Specialty Content Area ( Agriculture, Business, Computer Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Journalism, Marketing, Speech, Technology Education) .............................................................................. 53 § 615. Requirements to add an All- Level ( K- 12) Area ( Art, Dance, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, and Music) ................................................................................................. 53 Subchapter B. Special Education Level and Area Endorsements.............................................................. 53 § 621. Requirements................................................................................................................... .......... 53 § 623. Requirements to add Academically Gifted................................................................................. 53 § 625. Requirements to add Early Interventionist Birth to Five Years ................................................. 54 § 627. Requirements to add Hearing Impaired K- 12 ............................................................................ 54 § 629. Requirements to add Mild/ Moderate.......................................................................................... 54 § 630. Requirements to add Mild/ Moderate ( 1- 5), ( 4- 8) and ( 6- 12)— Mandatory 7/ 1/ 2010 ................ 55 § 631. Requirements to add Significant Disabilities 1- 12..................................................................... 57 § 633. Requirements to add Visual Impairments/ Blind K- 12 ............................................................... 58 Subchapter C. All Other Teaching Endorsement Areas ............................................................................ 58 § 641. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 58 § 643. Adapted Physical Education....................................................................................................... 58 § 645. Adult Education Instructor ......................................................................................................... 58 § 647. Aerospace Education .................................................................................................................. 59 § 648. Algebra I.............................................................................................................................. ...... 59 § 649. Bilingual Specialist..................................................................................................................... 59 § 651. Child Search Coordinator ........................................................................................................... 59 § 655. Computer Literacy...................................................................................................................... 60 § 657. Cooperative Education ............................................................................................................... 60 § 659. Counselor K- 12 ( Counselor in a School Setting) ....................................................................... 60 § 661. Driver and Traffic Safety Education .......................................................................................... 61 § 663. Educational Diagnostician ( Special Education) ......................................................................... 61 § 665. Educational Technology Areas................................................................................................... 62 § 666. Elementary Mathematics Specialist ........................................................................................... 63 § 667. English as a Second Language ................................................................................................... 63 Table of Contents § 668. Instructional Coaching................................................................................................................ 64 § 669. Montessori Teacher Certification ............................................................................................... 64 § 671. Reading Specialist ...................................................................................................................... 64 § 673. School Librarian ......................................................................................................................... 64 Chapter 7. Administrative and Supervisory Credentials .......................................................................... 64 § 701. Overview ............................................................................................................................... .... 64 Subchapter A. The Educational Leadership Certificate............................................................................. 65 § 703. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 65 § 705. Educational Leader Certificate Level 1 ( EDL 1) ....................................................................... 65 § 707. Educational Leader Certificate Level 2 ( EDL 2) ....................................................................... 66 § 709. Educational Leader Certificate Level 3 ( EDL 3) ....................................................................... 66 § 710. Turnaround Specialist Certificate ( TSC).................................................................................... 67 § 711. Teacher Leader Endorsement ( Optional) ................................................................................... 67 Subchapter B. Out- of- State Administrative Certification Structure.......................................................... 67 § 721. Out- of- State Principal Level 1 ( OSP1)....................................................................................... 67 § 723. Out- of- State Principal Level 2 ( OSP2)....................................................................................... 68 § 725. Out- of- State Superintendent ( OSS)............................................................................................ 68 Subchapter C. Administrative and Supervisory Endorsements Superseded by the Educational Leadership Certification Structure ..................................................................................... 68 § 741. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 68 § 743. Elementary School Principal ...................................................................................................... 69 § 745. Secondary School Principal........................................................................................................ 69 § 747. Parish or City School Superintendent......................................................................................... 70 § 749. Parish or City School Supervisor of Instruction......................................................................... 71 § 751. Parish or City School Supervisor/ Director of Special Education............................................... 71 § 753. Special School Principal............................................................................................................. 72 § 755. Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance and/ or Visiting Teacher...................................... 72 Subchapter D. Educational Leadership Title Equivalencies...................................................................... 72 § 761. Title Equivalencies ..................................................................................................................... 72 Subchapter E. All Other Supervisory Endorsements................................................................................. 72 § 781. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 72 § 783. Supervisor of School Libraries— Eligibility Requirements ....................................................... 72 § 785. Supervisor of Parish or City Materials and/ or Media Centers ................................................... 73 § 787. Supervisor of Student Teaching ................................................................................................. 73 Chapter 8. Certification Appeal Process .................................................................................................. 73 § 801. Overview ............................................................................................................................... .... 73 § 803. Appeal Process ........................................................................................................................... 73 § 805. Application Packet...................................................................................................................... 74 Chapter 9. Actions Related to the Suspension/ Denial and Revocation of Louisiana Certificates ........... 74 § 901. Overview ............................................................................................................................... .... 74 § 903. Definitions ............................................................................................................................... .. 74 § 905. Denial of Certificates for Criminal Offenses and/ or for the Submission of Fraudulent Documentation ........................................................................................................................... 75 § 906. Procedures and Rules for Issuance of a Denied Certificate ....................................................... 75 § 907. Suspension and Revocation of Certificates for Criminal Offenses ............................................ 76 § 908. Suspension and Revocation of Certificate/ Endorsement Due to Facilitation of Cheating......... 76 § 909. Suspension and Revocation of Certificates due to Fraudulent Documentation Pertaining to Certification.................................................................................................................. ............. 77 Table of Contents § 910. Suspension and Non- Renewal of Certificate/ Endorsement Due to Ineffectiveness .................. 77 § 911. Procedures and Rules for Reinstatement of Certificates Suspended or Revoked due to Criminal Convictions and/ or Submission of Fraudulent Documents......................................... 78 Chapter 10. Definitions.................................................................................................................... ...... 79 § 1001. Terms ............................................................................................................................... ...... 79 § 1003. Acronyms....................................................................................................................... ........ 79 Chapter 11. State and Federal Guidelines Related to No Child Left Behind Federal Legislation: Qualifications for Teachers and Paraprofessionals ............................................................. 80 § 1101. General Provisions.................................................................................................................. 80 § 1103. Highly Qualified Policy for Teachers ..................................................................................... 80 § 1105. Highly Qualified Policy for Paraprofessionals ....................................................................... 83 § 1107. Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) ........................................................................................ 85 § 1109. Federal Legislation Related to Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals................. 86 Chapter 12. Approved Courses to Reinstate Lapsed Certificates.......................................................... 86 § 1201. Period of Validity.................................................................................................................... 86 § 1203. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate .................................................................................... 86 § 1205. Certificate Reinstatement Coursework ................................................................................... 86 § 1207. Responsibility of the Employing Authority............................................................................ 86 § 1209. Early Childhood ( PK, K, PK- 3).............................................................................................. 86 § 1211. Middle Grades ( 4- 8, 5- 8) ........................................................................................................ 87 § 1213. Secondary ( 6- 12, 7- 12) ........................................................................................................... 87 § 1215. Special Education ................................................................................................................... 87 § 1217. All Level ( K- 12) ..................................................................................................................... 87 § 1219. Ancillary Certificate ............................................................................................................... 87 Chapter 13. Ancillary Certification ........................................................................................................ 87 § 1301. General Provisions.................................................................................................................. 87 § 1303. Ancillary Teaching Certificates .............................................................................................. 88 § 1305. Ancillary School Service Certificates..................................................................................... 88 Chapter 14. Glossary....................................................................................................................... ....... 88 § 1401. Definitions .............................................................................................................................. 88 Louisiana A 1 dministrative Code July 2015 Title 28 EDUCATION Part CXXXI. Bulletin 746― Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel Chapter 1. Introduction § 101. Purpose A. Certification is a licensing process whereby qualified professionals become legally authorized to teach or to perform designated duties in K- 12 schools under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). The certification process provides a systematic and nondiscriminatory procedure for the credentialing of teachers and other school personnel. B. Certification policies and statutes are designed to identify and support high quality teachers in all Louisiana classrooms; promote higher standards in the teaching profession; and provide for growth and development of the teaching profession. The Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education, implements and maintains teacher certification procedures as mandated by legislation and BESE policy. C. Certification policies are adopted and implemented in a manner, and with a timeline, that allows for smooth transition from old to new requirements. Any certification change made by the BESE shall include implementation dates to be specified at the time of recommendation to the BESE for action. In particular, changes in Praxis exam scores will allow for a 12- month period from the date of adoption by the BESE to the effective date. D. When revised certification policy requirements necessitate a program change at the college level, a notice shall be given to those institutions of higher education that have teacher preparation programs so that catalogs can be revised and incoming freshman can be notified of the changes. E. This bulletin will serve as a reference for current state policy relative to initial certification and to certification endorsement options for those who wish to become teachers, those who are practicing teachers, personnel from both school districts and institutions of higher education, and anyone else who may seek certification assistance. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1782 ( October 2006). Chapter 2. Louisiana Educator Preparation Programs Subchapter A. Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs § 201. Overview A. Louisiana Revised Statutes 17: 7 provides for the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). Specifically, 17: 7( 6)( a)( i) states that BESE shall prescribe qualifications and provide for certification of teachers in accordance with applicable law, and that such qualifications and requirements shall ensure that certification shall be a reliable indicator of minimum current ability and proficiency of the teacher to educate at the grade level and in the subject( s) to which the teacher is assigned. B. Louisiana teacher preparation programs are jointly reviewed by the Louisiana Board of Regents and by the BESE in a program approval process that culminates in formal adoption of each approved program. The BESE first approves certification structures that specify minimum semester hours, types of coursework, and other guidelines to be included in a teacher preparation program. Louisiana institutions of higher education and private program providers then propose programs designed to these specifications for official approval by the state through the program approval process. For a listing of state- approved teacher preparation programs by grade level and content area, see the Teach Louisiana website at teachlouisiana. net. C. When a candidate has successfully completed a state- approved program and met state testing and grade point average certification requirements, the program provider recommends the candidate for certification. NOTE: The Louisiana Department of Education will accept no final grade below a " C" in coursework within the approved undergraduate program, with the exception of the general education requirements. All coursework used for certification purposes must be for regular credit and not of a remedial or developmental nature. D. There are two types of teacher preparation programs: 1. A traditional teacher preparation program is a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program that includes general education courses, a certification focus area, professional education courses, field experiences, and student teaching in a school setting. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 2 2. An alternate teacher preparation program is a pathway designed for candidates with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must demonstrate content mastery for admission to an alternate program, which combines professional knowledge with field experiences, including a student teaching experience or a one year supervised internship in a school setting. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1783 ( October 2006). § 203. Introduction A. For the traditional teacher preparation program certification structures that BESE has adopted, the following notes apply. 1. Students must spend a minimum of 270 clock hours in student teaching, with at least 180 of such hours spent in actual teaching. A substantial portion of the 180 hours shall be on an all- day basis. 2. In addition to the student teaching experience, the student should be provided actual teaching experience ( in addition to observations) in classroom settings during the sophomore, junior, and senior years within schools with varied socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. It is recommended that pre- service teachers be provided a minimum of 180 hours of direct teaching experience in field- based settings prior to student teaching. 3. Three of the flexible hours allowed in the program structure must be in the " humanities." This must occur to meet general education requirements for the board of regents. 4. If students do not possess basic technology skills, they should be provided coursework or opportunities to develop those skills early in their program. 5. Minimum credit hours have been listed. Programs may use the flexible hours to add more content hours to the various elements of the program. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1783 ( October 2006). § 204. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Birth to Kindergarten A. For certification as a teacher of birth to kindergarten children in the state of Louisiana, the focus is on birth to kindergarten education. 1. General Education― 39 semester credit hours. Requirements provide the birth to kindergarten teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social studies 9 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area― Birth to Kindergarten― 30 semester credit hours. Requirements provide the prospective birth to kindergarten teacher with a strong foundation pertaining to the growth and development of young children. All courses are to be aligned to state and national standards for birth to kindergarten. Birth to kindergarten content knowledge and instruction identified by the State as being required for an Early Childhood/ Ancillary Certificate 9 semester credit hours Infant/ Toddler and Preschool/ Kindergarten Development 6 semester credit hours Infant/ Toddler and Preschool/ Kindergarten Methodology 6 semester credit hours Language and Literacy Development 3 semester credit hours Family Systems and Practicum 6 semester credit hours 3. Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment― 9 semester credit hours. Requirements provide the prospective birth to kindergarten teacher with a fundamental understanding of the birth to kindergarten learner and the teaching and learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child, as follows: a. educational psychology; b. assessment of young children; c. behavior management; d. diverse/ multicultural education. 4. Methodology and Teaching— 15 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective birth to kindergarten teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Teaching methodology 6 semester hours Advanced Language Development and Literacy 6 semester hours Professional Teaching Residency and Seminar I and Professional Teaching Residency and Seminar II 24 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 6 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), and R. S. 17: 407.81. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 41: 916 ( May 2015). § 205. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades PK- 3: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002 A. For certification as a teacher in grades pre- kindergarten through third ( PK- 3) in the state of Louisiana, the focus is on the areas of Early Childhood, Reading/ Language Arts, and Mathematics. 1. General Education― 39 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective PK- 3 teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 3 Administrative Code July 2015 English 12 semester hours Mathematics 9 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social studies 6 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus on Early Childhood, Reading/ Language Arts, and Mathematics― 33 semester hours. Requirements provide a greater depth of knowledge in early childhood education. Nursery school and kindergarten coursework 12 semester hours Reading/ language arts ( Additional Content and Teaching Methodology) 12 semester hours Mathematics 9 semester hours Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on Early Childhood 15 semester hours a. Requirements provide the prospective PK- 3 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching and learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child, as follows: i. child/ adolescent development/ psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 3. Methodology and Teaching— 15 semester hours: Requirements provide the prospective PK- 3 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Teaching methodology 6 semester hours Student teaching 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 18 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1783 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2844 ( December 2010). § 207. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 1- 5: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002 A. For certification as a teacher in elementary grades 1- 5 in the state of Louisiana, the focus is on the areas of Reading/ Language Arts and Mathematics. 1. General Education― 54 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 12 semester hours Sciences 15 semester hours Social studies 12 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus on Reading/ Language Arts and Mathematics― 21 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Reading/ language arts ( additional content and teaching methodology) 12 semester hours Mathematics ( additional content and teaching methodology) 9 semester hours Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on the Elementary School Student 15 semester hours a. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching and learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child, as follows: i. child/ adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 3. Methodology and Teaching: 15 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grade 1- 5 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Teaching methodology 6 semester hours Student teaching 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 15 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1784 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2845 ( December 2010). § 209. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 4- 8: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002 A. For certification as a teacher in middle grades 4- 8 in the state of Louisiana, the focus is on two in- depth teaching areas. 1. General Education― 54 semester hours. Requirements provide prospective middle grades 4- 8 teachers with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 12 semester hours Sciences 15 semester hours Social Studies 12 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area # 1- 19 hours total combined general education and focus area coursework. English 7 or more hours Mathematics 7 or more hours EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 4 Social Studies 7 or more hours Science 4 or more hours 3. Focus Area # 2— 19 hours total combined general education and focus area coursework. English 7 or more hours Mathematics 7 or more hours Social Studies 7 or more hours Science 4 or more hours 4. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on the Middle School Student― 15 semester hours. a. Requirements provide the prospective middle grades 4- 8 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching and learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child/ adolescent development/ psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 5. Methodology and Teaching― 24 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective middle grades 4- 8 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Teaching methodology 9 semester hours Reading 6 semester hours Student teaching 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 13- 16 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1784 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2845 ( December 2010). § 211. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs for Grades 6- 12: Adopted May 24, 2001; Effective July 1, 2002 A. For certification as a secondary teacher in grades 6- 12 in the state of Louisiana, the focus is on content in the teaching area. 1. General Education― 30 semester hours. Requirements provide prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teachers with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 6 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social Studies 6 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area― A total of 31 hours of combined general education and focus area coursework. These focus hours prepare a prospective secondary teacher of grades 6- 12 in the content area essential to the certification area. English, Social Studies, or Mathematics 25 or more hours - or- Science 22 or more hours - or- Other focus areas 31 or more hours 3. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on the Secondary School Student― 15 semester hours. a. Requirements provide the prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching/ learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child/ adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 4. Methodology and Teaching― 18 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective secondary grade 6- 12 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Teaching methodology 6 semester hours Reading 3 semester hours Student teaching 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 26- 35 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours NOTE: The following areas are approved primary teaching focus areas, to include a minimum of 31 semester hours of credit: Agriculture; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Science; English; Environmental Science; Family and Consumer Sciences; a specific Foreign Language; General Science; Marketing; Mathematics; Physics; Social Studies; Speech; Technology Education. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1785 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2846 ( December 2010). § 213. College of Arts/ Humanities/ Sciences Degree Pathway to Secondary Education Certification ( Grades 6- 12): Adopted November 18, 2003; Effective January 1, 2004 A. This certification structure identifies courses that candidates must complete if pursuing a degree through the College of Arts/ Humanities/ Sciences, with an education minor, to become certified to teach secondary grades 6- 12. 1. General Education― 30 semester hours. These requirements provide prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teachers with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 6 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social Studies 6 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 5 Administrative Code July 2015 2. Focus Areas— Content Area ( semester hours can include general education coursework, if appropriate, and additional coursework)― 31 semester hours. 3. Focus Areas— Education― 33 semester hours. a. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment with the Emphasis on the Secondary School Student― 15 semester hours: i. adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. b. Methodology and Teaching― 18 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective secondary grades. i. 6- 12 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills: ii. teaching methodology ( six semester hours); iii. reading ( three semester hours); iv. student teaching ( nine semester hours). 4. Flexible hours for the university's use― 26- 35 semester hours. The number of flexible hours is dependent upon the number of general education courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies that can be applied toward the major. The number of hours for a content area focus should be a minimum of 31 hours, and the total curriculum ( including flexible hours) should be 120 hours. 5. Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1785 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2846 ( December 2010). § 215. Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education All- Level Programs for Grades K- 12: Adopted November 2003; Effective August 1, 2005 A. General Education― A minimum of 30 semester hours of credit designed to develop a broad cultural background. The work must be taken in the following five areas. English 6 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social Studies 6 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours B. Focus Area Art 28 semester hours of Art coursework Dance 31 semester hours of Dance coursework Health and Physical Education 31 semester hours of Health and Physical Education coursework Vocal Music 31 semester hours of Vocal Music coursework Instrumental Music 31 semester hours of Instrumental Music coursework Vocal and Instrumental Music 50 semester hours vocal and instrumental music coursework Foreign Language 31 semester hours of the language ( If French, at least 12 hours must be earned through a two ( 2) semester residence in a university abroad or through two ( 2) summers of intensive immersion study on a Louisiana campus, an out- of- state university, or abroad) C. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment― 18 semester hours. 1. Coursework should address needs of the regular and exceptional child and certification grade categories PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, and 6- 12: a. child development; b. adolescent psychology; c. educational psychology; d. the learner with special needs; e. classroom organization and management; f. multicultural education. D. Methodology and Teaching― 18 semester hours. Reading 3 semester hours Teaching methodology 6 semester hours Student teaching 9 semester hours Flexible hours for university use 4- 26 semester hours Total required hours in the program 120 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1786 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2847 ( December 2010). § 217. Minimal Requirements for Approved Teacher Education Programs for Teachers of Mild/ Moderate Impairments 1- 12; Effective September 1, 1998 A. General Education*― a minimum of 46 semester hours of credit designed to develop a broad cultural background. The work must be taken in the five areas listed below. 1. English— 12 semester hours, including three semester hours in grammar and three semester hours in composition. 2. Social Studies ( anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and survey of social science)— 12 semester hours, including at least three semester hours in United States history and three semester hours in geography ( other than the geography of a state). EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 6 3. Science— 12 semester hours, including at least three semester hours in biological science and at least three semester hours in physical science. 4. Mathematics— six semester hours. 5. Health and Physical Education— four semester hours. B. * Universities that wish to require three hours of computer science should require a minimum of six hours in mathematics and a minimum of nine hours in science. C. Professional Education― a minimum of 27 semester hours of credit, taken in the four areas listed below. 1. History of education, introduction to education, foundations of education, and/ or philosophy of education— three semester hours. 2. Educational psychology and/ or principles of teaching— three semester hours. 3. Student teaching in elementary or secondary mild/ moderate*— nine semester hours. 4. Professional teacher education courses— 12 semester hours, as follows: a. child or adolescent psychology— three semester hours; b. teaching of reading— nine semester hours, including at least three semester hours of credit for a practicum or laboratory situation involving work with children and materials of instruction. * In the event that student teaching cannot be done in a mild/ moderate classroom, student teaching must be done in at least two categorical situations ( MR, LD, OH, ED, SL) in the public and/ or nonpublic schools supervised according to certification requirements for supervisor of student teachers referred to in Bulletin 746 and according to mandates R. S. 17: 7.1- R. S. 17: 7.2. For students pursuing a double major in regular and special education, the student teaching requirement will be fulfilled according to mandates of R. S. 17: 7.1- R. S. 17: 7.2 and will be equally divided between regular education and special education. D. Specialized Academic Education, Elementary and Secondary― 33 semester hours of credit, as follows. 1. General Knowledge— three semester hours in one of the following: a. Introduction to Education of the Exceptional Child; or b. Introduction to Education of Students with Mild/ Moderate Disabilities. 2. Methods and Materials— nine semester hours, including 60 contact hours of field experiences, as follows: a. Vocational and Transition Services for Students with Disabilities— three semester hours; b. Methods of Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems— three semester hours; c. Methods of Teaching Basic Subjects to Students with Mild/ Moderate Disabilities— three semester hours. 3. Management— six semester hours, including at least 60 contact hours of field experiences, as follows: a. Methods of Classroom Organization and Management— three semester hours; b. Approaches to Managing Students with Mild/ Moderate Disabilities— three semester hours. 4. Practicum in Assessment— three semester hours. 5. Mainstreaming/ Inclusive Education Practicum, including at least 60 contact hours— three semester hours. NOTE: For students pursuing a double major in regular education and special education, the student teaching in regular education will fulfill the requirement for the practicum. 6. Professional Electives— nine semester hours. NOTE: Electives must include competencies in inclusive education and coordination with regular education and be approved by the Dean of the College of Education. E. Specialized Academic Education: Secondary: The secondary teacher of students with mild/ moderate disabilities who is to award Carnegie units in various subjects must meet minimal requirements for the various subjects in addition to the general education and professional education requirements as outlined in Bulletin 746 minimal requirements. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1786 ( October 2006). § 219. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 1- 52: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010. A. Students who complete an approved blended general/ special education mild/ moderate program for elementary grade levels 1- 5 are eligible for certification in the areas of mild/ moderate and elementary grades 1- 5. The program focus is on the areas of Reading/ Language Arts and Mathematics. 1. General Education― 54 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 12 semester hours Sciences 15 semester hours Social studies 12 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area, Special Education― 21 semester hours. Special Education Focus Area Special Education Content3 21semester hours 3. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with Emphasis on the Elementary School Student― 15 semester hours. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 7 Administrative Code July 2015 a. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching and learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child/ adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 4. Methodology and Teaching― 33 semester hours a. Requirements provide the prospective elementary grades 1- 5 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Reading and Literacy Content/ Methodology 12 semester hours Teaching Methodology and Strategies ( science and social studies must be addressed) 6 semester hours Math Content/ Methodology 6 semester hours Student teaching4 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 3 semester hours Total required hours in the program5 126 semester hours 1NOTE: Linda P. Blanton, Marleen Pugach, " Collaborative Programs in General and Special Teacher Education: An Action Guide for Higher Education and State Policymakers," pp. 11- 24 2NOTE: Students who do not possess basic technology skills should provide coursework or opportunities to develop those skill early in their program. 3NOTE: Council for Exceptional Children ( CEC) performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met. 4NOTE: ( 50 percent of the student teaching must include working with and actual teaching of students with disabilities) 5NOTE: In addition to the student teaching experience, students should be provided actual teaching experiences ( in addition to observations) in classroom settings during the sophomore, junior, and senior years within schools with varied socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. It is recommended that pre- service teachers be provided a minimum of 180 hours of direct teaching experience in field- based settings prior to student teaching. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1787 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 433 ( March 2007), LR 34: 2034 ( October 2008). § 221. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 4- 82: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010. A. Students who complete an approved blended general/ special education mild/ moderate program for middle grades 4- 8 are eligible for certification in the areas of mild/ moderate and the selected middle grades 4- 8 content area. The program focus is on special education and one middle school content area. 1. General Education― 54 semester hours. Requirements provide the prospective middle grades 4- 8 teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 12 semester hours Sciences 15 semester hours Social studies 12 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area, Special Education and One Middle School Content Focus Area― 42 semester hours ( combined general education and focus area content semester hours should equal 19). Middle School Content Area ( English, mathematics, science, or social studies) NOTE: General Education coursework may be used to create the 21 semester hours. 21 semester hours Special Education Content3 21 semester hours 3. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on the Middle School Student― 15 semester hours. a. Requirements provide the prospective middle grades 4- 8 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching/ learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child/ adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 4. Methodology and Teaching― 21 semester hours. These requirements provide the prospective middle grades 4- 8 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Reading and Literacy Content/ Methodology 6 semester hours Teaching Methodology and Strategies 6 semester hours Student teaching4 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 3- 6 semester hours Total required hours in the program5 123 semester hours 1NOTE: Linda P. Blanton, Marleen Pugach, " Collaborative Programs in General and Special Teacher Education: An Action Guide for Higher Education and State Policymakers," pp. 11- 24 2NOTE: Students who do not possess basic technology skills should provide coursework or opportunities to develop those skill early in their program. 3NOTE: Council for Exceptional Children ( CEC) performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met. 4NOTE: ( 50 percent of the student teaching must include working with and actual teaching of students with disabilities) 5NOTE: In addition to the student teaching experience, students should be provided actual teaching experiences ( in addition to observations) in classroom settings during the sophomore, junior, and senior years within schools with varied socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. It is recommended that pre- service teachers be provided a EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 8 minimum of 180 hours of direct teaching experience in field- based settings prior to student teaching. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1788 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 433 ( March 2007), LR 34: 2035 ( October 2008). § 223. Minimum Requirements for Approved General/ Special Education Mild- Moderate Undergraduate Program: An Integrated to Merged Approach1 for Grades 6- 122: Adopted October 2004; Effective July 1, 2010. A. Students who complete an approved blended general/ special education mild/ moderate program for secondary grade levels 6- 12 are eligible for certification in the areas of mild/ moderate and in the selected secondary grades 6- 12 content area. The program focus is on special education and one high school content area. 1. General Education― 30 semester hours. These requirements provide the prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 6 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Sciences 9 semester hours Social studies 6 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area, Special Education and One High School Content Focus Area― 51 semester hours ( combined general education and focus area content semester hours should equal 31). Secondary School Content Area NOTE: General Education coursework may be used to create the 30 semester hours. 30 semester hours Special Education Focus Area 3 21 semester hours 3. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment― 15 semester hour. a. These requirements provide the prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teacher with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching/ learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child/ adolescent development or psychology; ii. educational psychology; iii. the learner with special needs; iv. classroom organization and management; v. multicultural education. 4. Methodology and Teaching― 21 semester hours. These requirements provide the prospective secondary grades 6- 12 teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Reading and Literacy Content/ Methodology 6 semester hours Teaching Methodology and Strategies 6 semester hours Student teaching4 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 6- 9 semester hours Total required hours in the program5 123 semester hours 1NOTE: Linda P. Blanton, Marleen Pugach, " Collaborative Programs in General and Special Teacher Education: An Action Guide for Higher Education and State Policymakers," pp. 11- 24 2NOTE: Students who do not possess basic technology skills should provide coursework or opportunities to develop those skill early in their program. 3NOTE: Council for Exceptional Children ( CEC) performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met. 4NOTE: ( 50 percent of the student teaching must include working with and actual teaching of students with disabilities) 5NOTE: In addition to the student teaching experience, students should be provided actual teaching experiences ( in addition to observations) in classroom settings during the sophomore, junior, and senior years within schools with varied socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. It is recommended that pre- service teachers be provided a minimum of 180 hours of direct teaching experience in field- based settings prior to student teaching. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1788 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 433 ( March 2007), LR 34: 2035 ( October 2008). § 225. Minimum Requirements for Approved Early Interventionist Special Education Birth to Five Years Program: Adopted November 18, 2004; Effective July 1, 2007. A. For Louisiana certification as a teacher for Early Interventionist: Birth to Five Years, the focus of the program is on early childhood and early interventionist. 1. General Education― 48 semester hours. These requirements provide the prospective early interventionist teacher with basic essential knowledge and skills. English 12 semester hours Mathematics 12 semester hours Sciences 12 semester hours Social studies 9 semester hours Arts 3 semester hours 2. Focus Area— The Young Child: 30 semester hours. Nursery school and kindergarten. 9 semester hours Reading content. 3 semester hours Special education content* ( with emphasis on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers): Foundations In early childhood education and early intervention; physical and medical management; motor speech/ language development; sensory and communication differences; understanding and working with families 18 semester hours * NOTE: Council for Exceptional Children ( CEC) performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met. 3. Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment, with the Emphasis on Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers― 15 semester hours. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 9 Administrative Code July 2015 a. These requirements provide prospective Early Interventionist teachers with a fundamental understanding of the learner and the teaching/ learning process. Coursework should address the needs of the regular and the exceptional child: i. child development/ psychology; ii. learning environments/ diversity/ behavior analysis; iii. curriculum; iv. assessment; v. interdisciplinary and interagency teaming and consultation. 4. Methodology and Teaching― 15 semester hours. These requirements provide the prospective early interventionist teacher with fundamental pedagogical skills. Reading methodology 6 semester hours Teaching methodology ( early intervention methods infant, toddler, preschool), understanding and facilitating play, teaching mathematics 9 semester hours Student teaching ( infant, toddler, preschool areas) 9 semester hours Flexible hours for the university's use 7 semester hours Total required hours in the program 124 semester hours AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1789 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 821 ( May 2007). § 227. Minimal Guidelines for Approved Teacher Education Program for Speech, Language, and Hearing Specialists A. For certification as a Speech, Language, and Hearing Specialist through a traditional teacher preparation program, emphasis is placed upon general, professional, and special education coursework. 1. General Education— 46 semester hours designed to develop a broad cultural background. The work must be taken in the five areas listed below. English, including at least three semester hours in grammar and three semester hours in composition 12 semester hours Social studies ( anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, and survey of social science), including at least three semester hours in United States history 12 semester hours Science, including at least three semester hours in biological science, three semester hours in physical science, and three semester hours in anatomy and physiology 12 semester hours Mathematics 6 semester hours Health and physical education 4 semester hours a. Universities that wish to require three semester hours of computer science should require a minimum of six semester hours in mathematics and a minimum of nine semester hours in science. 2. Professional Education— 33 semester hours, which must be taken in the four areas listed below. a. History of education, introduction to education, foundations of education, and/ or philosophy of education― 3 semester hours. b. Educational psychology and/ or principles of teaching― 3 semester hours. c. Student teaching in speech, language, and hearing therapy with individuals from birth to 22 years of age, in public or nonpublic schools― 9 semester hours. i. Student teaching must be supervised according to certification requirements for supervisor of student teachers referred to in Bulletin 746 and according to the mandates of R. S. 17: 7.1- R. S. 17: 7.2. d. At least 18 hours of professional education, to include the following. Adolescent psychology 3 semester hours Child psychology 3 semester hours Introduction to exceptional children 3 semester hours Teaching of reading 3 semester hours 3. Special Education Requirements for Speech, Language, and Hearing Services (* Indicates those courses recommended to be taught at the bachelor's level) a. Basic Requirements i. * Educational and/ or psychological tests and measurements― 3 semester hours. ii. * Counseling methods for teaching or psychological counseling― 3 semester hours. iii. * Abnormal psychology ( e. g., Psychology of adjustment, mental hygiene, psychology of the emotionally disturbed)― 3 semester hours. b. Basic Professional Courses: i. * American phonetics― 3 semester hours. ii. * Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism― 3 semester hours. iii. * Normal speech and language acquisition ( to include cultural and regional variations)― 3 semester hours. iv. Voice science and/ or acoustics― 3 semester hours. v. * Methods and materials in speech, language, and hearing therapy in public schools― 3 semester hours. c. Hearing and Hearing Disorders i. * General foundations in audiology ( including hearing testing)― 3 semester hours. ii. Advanced hearing testing― 3 semester hours. iii. * Aural rehabilitation― 3 semester hours. d. Speech and Language Disorders: A minimum of 30 hours, to include the following: EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 10 NOTE: No more than six of the following semester hours may be counted in clinical practicum credits. i. * Survey or introduction to communicative disorders― 3 semester hours; ii. * Articulation disorders― 3 semester hours; iii. * Language disorders― 3 semester hours; iv. * Disorders of rhythm ( to include stuttering)― 3 semester hours; v. * Voice disorders― 3 semester hours; vi. Cleft palate, orofacial disorders― 3 semester hours; vii. Neurological disorders ( cerebral and peripheral neurological disorders)― 3 semester hours; viii. Aphasia― 3 semester hours; ix. Diagnosis and diagnostic practicum with speech and language disorders― 3 semester hours; x. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned at the graduate level, excluding six semester hours of practicum. e. A minimum of 375 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum is required, of which at least 100 clock hours must have been earned at the undergraduate level. These hours must include experiences with individuals from birth to 21 years of age and shall include at a minimum the following distribution of hours or the distribution of hours as specified for clinical practicum be the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association ( ASHA). A minimum of: i. 50 hours in diagnosis; ii. 50 hours in hearing, testing, and auditory rehabilitation; iii. 75 hours in language disorders; iv. 30 hours in articularion disorders; v. 30 hours in rhythm disorders. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1789 ( October 2006). Subchapter B. Alternate Teacher Preparation Programs § 231. Introduction A. Current BESE policy allows for alternate certification pathways listed in this section. Previous policy was limited to the alternate program pathway entitled " Post- Baccalaureate Program." In the period in which the State transitions from previous policy to current policy, the following are deadline dates for candidates enrolled in a Louisiana post- baccalaureate alternate program prior to implementation of the current Practitioner Teacher, Master's Degree, and Non- master's/ Certification- Only alternate certification programs. B. Candidates in Early Childhood Education, Elementary, Secondary, and Mild/ Moderate Special Education 1. Spring Semester 2003— last date for students to be accepted into Post- Baccalaureate Programs. 2. August 31, 2006— last date for candidates who were already in the Post- Baccalaureate Programs to complete those programs. C. Candidates in the all- level ( K- 12) areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music. 1. Spring Semester 2005— last date for students to be accepted into Post- Baccalaureate Programs. 2. August 31, 2008— last date for candidates who are already in Post- Baccalaureate Programs to complete those programs. D. Candidates in the areas of Early Interventionist, Hearing Impaired, Significant Disabilities, and Visual Impairments/ Blind. 1. July 1, 2007— last date for candidates to be accepted into Post- Baccalaureate Programs. 2. August 31, 2010— last date for candidates who are already in Post- Baccalaureate Programs to complete those programs. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1790 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 821 ( July 2007). § 233. The Practitioner Teacher Program Alternative Path to Certification ( Minimum Requirements) A. State- approved private providers and Louisiana colleges or universities with an approved teacher education program may choose to offer a practitioner teacher program for certification in grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, all- level K- 12 ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), or general- special education mild/ moderate: an integrated to merged approach for grades 1- 5, grades 4- 8 and grades 6- 12. The practitioner teacher program is a streamlined certification path that combines intensive coursework and full- time teaching. B. Admission to the Program. Program providers work with district personnel to identify practitioner teacher program candidates who will be employed by districts during the fall and spring semesters for candidates admitted in a summer preparation session and during the spring semester and successive fall semester for candidates admitted in a fall preparation session. For admission, candidates must: 1. possess a non- education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university; 2. have 2.50 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a private provider program; Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 11 Administrative Code July 2015 3. have 2.20 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a college or university program; 4. pass the Praxis core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics. Candidates who already possess a graduate degree will be exempted from this requirement; 5. pass the Praxis content- specific examinations: a. candidates for grades PK- 3, pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); b. candidates for grades 1- 5 ( regular education and mild/ moderate), pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); c. candidates for grades 4- 8 ( regular education and mild/ moderate) pass the middle school subject- specific licensing examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified; d. candidates for grades 6- 12 ( regular education and mild/ moderate) pass the secondary subject- specific examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified. General- special education mild/ moderate candidates seeking admission to an alternate program must pass a Praxis core subject area exam ( English/ language arts, foreign language, mathematics, the sciences, or social studies). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area; e. candidates for all- level K- 12 areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music pass the subject- specific examination for content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. The provider must develop a process to ensure that candidates demonstrate necessary performance skills in the all- level certification area; 6. meet other non- course requirements established by college or university. C. Teaching Preparation ( Summer Preparation Session or Fall Preparation Session) 1. All teachers will participate in field- based experiences in school settings while completing the summer/ fall courses ( or equivalent contact hours). 2. Grades PK- 3 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on child development or psychology, family and community relationships, the diverse learner, classroom management/ organization, assessment, instructional design, and instructional strategies before starting their teaching internships ( 12 credit hours or equivalent 180 contact hours). 3. Grades 1- 5, 4- 8, and 6- 12 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on child or adolescent development or psychology, the diverse learner, classroom management/ organization, assessment, instructional design, and instructional strategies before starting their teaching internships ( 9 credit hours or equivalent 135 contact hours). 4. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate. An integrated to merged approach for grades 1- 5 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on methodology, behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, foundation of reading, foundations of special education, and child psychology before starting their teaching internships ( 12 credit hours or equivalent 180 contact hours). 5. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate. An integrated to merged approach for grades 4- 8 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on methodology, behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, reading and literacy, foundations of special education, child and adolescent psychology before starting their internships ( 12 credit hours or equivalent 180 contact hours). 6. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate. An integrated to merged approach for grades 6- 12 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on methodology, behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, reading and literacy, foundations of special education, adolescent psychology before starting their internships ( 12 credit hours or equivalent 180 contact hours). 7. All- level K- 12 practitioner teachers will successfully complete courses or equivalent contact hours that focus on child and adolescent psychology, the diverse learner, classroom management and organization, assessment, instructional design, and instructional strategies across grade levels K- 12 before starting their teaching internships ( 9 credit hours or equivalent 135 contact hours). D. Teaching Internship and First- Year Support ( 12 credit hours or equivalent 180 contact hours) 1. Practitioner teachers assume full- time teaching positions in districts. During the school year, candidates participate in two seminars ( during the fall and during the spring or the spring and fall, depending on entry point) that address immediate needs of the Practitioner Teacher Program teachers, and receive one- on- one supervision through an internship provided by the program providers. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 12 2. For all- level areas ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), field experiences should be provided across grades K- 12. 3. For general- special education mild/ moderate grades 1- 5, grades 4- 8 and grades 6- 12 seminars will cover instructional strategies in core content areas, state reading competencies with alignment to state literacy plan; numeracy strategies; classroom management; lesson plans development and implementation; assessment; collaboration between special education and general education ( e. g., co- planning, co- teaching, behavior intervention, accommodations, services/ support); collaboration with parents; and data- driven decision making or any other identified needs. Technology will be addressed in all grade levels. 4. For general- special education mild/ moderate grades 1- 5, grades 4- 8 and grades 6- 12 seminars will cover instructional strategies in core content areas, state reading competencies with alignment to state literacy plan; numeracy strategies; classroom management; lesson plans development and implementation; assessment; collaboration between special education and general education ( e. g., co- planning, co- teaching, behavior intervention, accommodations, services/ support); collaboration with parents; and data- driven decision making or any other identified needs. Technology will be addressed in all grade levels. E. Teaching Performance Review ( End of First Year) 1. Program providers, principals, mentors, and practitioner teachers form teams to review first- year teaching performance of practitioner teachers and determine the extent to which the practitioner teachers have demonstrated teaching proficiency. 2. Grades PK- 3, Grades 1- 5, Grades 4- 8, Grades 6- 12 and All- Level K- 12. If weaknesses are cited, teams will identify additional types of instruction to address areas of need. Prescriptive plans that require from one to nine credit hours of instruction, or 15 to 135 equivalent contact hours, will be developed for practitioner teachers. 3. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate Special Education Candidates. If weaknesses are cited, teams will identify additional types of instruction to address areas of need. Prescriptive plans that require from three to nine credit hours of instruction, or 45 to 135 equivalent contact hours, will be developed for practitioner teachers. F. Prescriptive Plan Implementation ( Second Year) 1. Grades PK- 3, Grades 1- 5, Grades 4- 8, Grades 6- 12 and All- Level K- 12 ( 1 to 9 credit hours, or 15 to 135 contact hours). Candidates who demonstrate areas of need will complete prescriptive plans. 2. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate Special Education ( 3 to 9 credit hours, or 45 to 135 contact hours). Candidates who demonstrate area of need will complete prescriptive plans. Practitioner teachers will use prescriptive hours to meet the reading competency requirements by completing the same number of semester hours in reading as required for undergraduate teacher preparation programs: ( 1) elementary 1- 5 programs, nine hours; middle grades 4- 8 programs, six hours; secondary grades 6- 12 programs, three hours or ( 2) pass a reading competency assessment. G. Total hours required in the program: 1. grades PK- 3 Program― 24- 33 credit hours ( or equivalent 360- 495 contact hours); 2. grades 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, all- level ( K- 12) programs― 21- 30 credit hours ( or equivalent 315- 450 contact hours); 3. general- special education mild/ moderate grades 1- 5, grades 4- 8, and grades 6- 12 programs― 27- 33 credit hours ( or equivalent 405- 495 contact hours). H. Praxis Review ( Second Year). Program providers will offer review sessions to prepare practitioner teachers to pass remaining components of the Praxis. I. Program requirements must be met within a three year time period. For certification purposes, private providers and colleges or universities will submit signed statements to the Department of Education indicating that the student completing the Practitioner Teacher Program alternative certification path met the following requirements: 1. passed the core academic skills for educators components of the Praxis; NOTE: This test was required for admission. 2. completed all program requirements including the internship with a 2.50 or higher GPA ( this applies to candidates in a university program); 3. completed prescriptive plans ( if weaknesses were demonstrated); 4. passed the Praxis specialty examination for the area( s) of certification; NOTE: This test was required for admission. a. grades PK- 3— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); b. grades 1- 5 ( regular and special education)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); c. grades 4- 8 ( regular and special education)— middle school subject- specific licensing examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified; d. grades 6- 12 ( regular and special education)— secondary subject- specific examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified. General- special education mild/ moderate candidates must pass a Praxis core subject area exam ( English/ language arts, foreign language, Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 13 Administrative Code July 2015 mathematics, the sciences, or social studies). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program; e. all- level K- 12 areas ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music)— Subject- specific examination( s) for content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program; 5. passed the pedagogy examination ( Praxis): a. grades PK- 3— Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood (# 0621); b. grades 1- 5— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 (# 0622); c. grades 4- 8— Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 (# 0623); d. grades 6- 12— Principles of Learning and Teaching 7- 12 (# 0624); e. all- level K- 12 certification— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6, 5- 9, or 7- 12; f. general- special education mild/ moderate— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (# 0543); in addition to one of the following aligned to candidates grade level: i. grades 1- 5— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 (# 0622); ii. grades 4- 8— Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 (# 0623); iii. grades 6- 12— Principles of Learning and Teaching 6- 12 (# 0624); 6. All candidates entering an alternate certification program after May 1, 2004, must demonstrate proficiency in the reading competencies as adopted by the BESE through either of the following: a. successfully complete the same number of semester hours in reading as required for undergraduate teacher preparation programs: i. early childhood PK- 3, elementary 1- 5 or general- special education mild/ moderate 1- 5 programs, nine hours; ii. middle grades 4- 8 programs or general- special education mild/ moderate 4- 8, six hours; iii. secondary 6- 12 all- level K- 12 or general- special education mild/ moderate 6- 12 programs, three hours; iv. special education areas ( early interventionist, hearing impaired, significant disabilities, or visually impaired), nine hours; or b. pass a reading competency assessment. 7. The reading competency assessment for early childhood PK- 3, elementary 1- 5, and special education candidates is the Praxis Teaching Reading exam (# 0204). ( middle grades 4- 8 and secondary grades 6- 12 will be required to take the required reading course credit hours or equivalent contact hours until an appropriate reading competency assessment is developed and adopted.) J. Ongoing support ( second and third year) program providers will give support services to practitioner teachers during their second and third years of teaching. Support types may include online support, internet resources, special seminars, etc. K. Professional License. A practitioner teacher will be issued a practitioner license in a specific level and area upon entrance to the program and completion of the summer or fall teacher preparation session. The practitioner teacher is restricted to the specific level and area as designated on the practitioner license. He/ she will be issued a level 1 professional license upon successful completion of all program requirements. L. Undergraduate, Graduate Courses; Graduate Programs. Universities may offer the practitioner teacher program courses at the undergraduate or graduate- level. Efforts should be made to allow students to use graduate hours as electives if they are pursuing a graduate degree. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1790 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 1387 ( July 2008), LR 35: 1477 ( August 2009), LR 36: 2261, 2263 ( October 2010), LR 37: 549, 558 ( February 2011), LR 37: 3208 ( November 2011), LR 39: 1460 ( June 2013), LR 40: 276 ( February 2014), LR 41: 644 ( April 2015), LR 41: 1269 ( July 2015). § 235. The Master's Degree Program Alternative Path to Certification ( Minimum Requirements) A. A Louisiana college or university with an approved teacher education program may choose to offer an alternative certification program that leads to a master's degree. The college or university may offer the master's degree program as either a master of education or a master of arts in teaching. Master's degree programs may offer certification in grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, All- Level K- 12 ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, music), early interventionist birth to five years, general- special education mild moderate: an integrated to merged approach for grades 1- 5, grades 4- 8, and grades 6- 12, significant disabilities 1- 12, hearing impaired K- 12, and visual impairments/ blind K- 12. B. For all special education programs, the Council for Exceptional Children ( CEC) performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met. C. Admission to the Program. To be admitted, candidates must: 1. possess a non- education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 14 2. have a 2.50 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale; 3. pass the Praxis core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics ( individuals who already possess a graduate degree will be exempted from this requirement); 4. pass the Praxis content- specific subject area examination: a. candidates for PK- 3 ( regular education)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); b. candidates for grades 1- 5 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); c. candidates for grades 4- 8 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— the middle school subject- specific licensing examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified; d. candidates for grades 6- 12 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— the secondary subject- specific examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified. General- special education mild/ moderate candidates seeking admission to an alternate program must pass a Praxis core subject area exam ( English/ language arts, foreign language, mathematics, the sciences, or social studies). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area; e. candidates for all- level K- 12 areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music— the subject- specific examination( s) for the content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. The provider must develop a process to ensure that candidates demonstrate necessary performance skills in the all- level certification area; f. candidates for special education early interventionist birth to five years, significant disabilities 1- 12, hearing impaired K- 12, visual impairments/ blind K- 12— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); 5. meet other non- course requirements established by the college/ university. D. Program Requirements 1. Knowledge of Learner and the Learning Environment ( 15 credit hours) a. Grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12— Child or adolescent development or psychology; the diverse learner; classroom management/ organization; assessment; instructional design and instructional strategies. b. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 1- 5— Behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, foundations of special education and child psychology. c. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 4- 8― Behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, foundation of special education, child/ adolescent psychology. d. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 6- 12― Behavior management ( classroom management of students with disabilities), curriculum based assessment/ IEP, vocational transition, foundation of special education, adolescent psychology. e. All- Level ( grades K- 12)— Coursework across grade levels K- 12, as follows: Child and adolescent psychology; the diverse learner; classroom management/ organization; assessment; instructional design and instructional strategies. f. Special Education Early Interventionist Birth to Five Years ( coursework specific to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers)— Child development or psychology; learning environment and behavior analysis; motor, sensory, and communication differences; teaming, physical, and medical management; understanding and working with families; communication and literacy in early intervention. g. Special Education Significant Disabilities 1- 12 ( coursework specific to needs of children with significant disabilities)— Assessment and evaluation, including IEP and ESYP; communication strategies; behavior support; collaborative techniques and family partnerships; physical support, health and safety; special education law; characteristics of individuals with significant disabilities. h. Special Education Hearing Impaired K- 12 ( coursework specific to the needs of hearing impaired students)— Assessment and evaluation; special needs of students with disabilities; transition; instructional strategies and planning in the content areas; instructional strategies in literacy; education law, special education law, school structure; technology in schools; diversity in schools. i. Special Education Visual Impairments/ Blind K- 12 ( coursework specific to the needs of visually impaired students)— Educational implications of low vision and blindness; orientation and mobility for the classroom teacher; assessment/ evaluation techniques, including functional vision evaluation and reading media assessment; Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 15 Administrative Code July 2015 assistive technology for the visually impaired; education law, special education law, school structure; transition. 2. Reading a. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 1- 5: foundations of reading, reading and literacy ( 9 credit hours) b. General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 4- 8 and Grades 6- 12: reading and literacy ( 6 credit hours) 3. Methodology and Teaching a. For Grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, All- Level K- 12 ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music): Methods courses and field experiences. ( 12 to 15 credit hours) b. For General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: Grades 1- 5: methodology, instructional strategies in core content areas ( 3 to 6 hours) c. For General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: Grades 4- 8 and Grades 6- 12: methodology, instructional strategies in specific core content area ( 6 hours) NOTE: For All- Level K- 12 areas ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), experiences should be provided across grades K- 12. d. For special education Early Interventionist Birth to Five Years ( coursework specific to needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers)— Curriculum; assessment; early intervention methods; understanding and facilitating play; teaching of reading and mathematics. e. For special education Significant Disabilities 1- 12 ( coursework specific to needs of children with significant disabilities, across grades 1- 12)— Curriculum development and modifications; transition planning; instructional strategies; inclusive education practices. f. For special education Hearing Impaired K- 12 ( coursework specific to needs of children with hearing impairments across grades K- 12)— Language development and linguistic principles in language acquisition; speech development, speech reading, audition training; assessment and evaluation; instructional strategies; audiology, and audiology training; anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism; auditory assistive devices; history and psychology of deafness; assistive devices and technology; proficiency in either signed, cued, or oral communication. g. For special education Visual Impairments/ Blind K- 12 ( coursework specific to needs of visually impaired students, across grades K- 12)— Instructional strategies; Braille code, teaching Braille reading ( with proficiency as defined in LA State Competencies); Nemeth code, teaching Braille mathematics; using slate and stylus. 4. Student Teaching or Internship― 6- 9 credit hours NOTE: For all- level K- 12 areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music, experiences should be provided across grades K- 12. 5. Total hours required in the Grades PK- 3, Grades 1- 5, Grades 4- 8, Grades 6- 12, All- Level K- 12, Early Interventionist Birth to Five Years, Significant Disabilities 1- 12, Hearing Impaired, K- 12, and Visual Impairments/ Blind K- 12 programs― 33- 39 credit hours a. Total hours required in the General- Special Education Mild/ Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 1- 5, Grades 4- 8 and Grades 6- 12 programs - 33- 42 credit hours ( Electives 0- 3 credit hours) E. Certification Requirements. Colleges/ universities will submit signed statements to the Louisiana Department of Education indicating that the student completing the master's degree program alternative certification path met the following requirements: 1. passed core academic skills for educators components of Praxis ( as required for admission); 2. completed all coursework in the master's degree alternate certification program with a 2.50 or higher grade point average ( GPA); 3. passed the specialty examination ( Praxis) for the area of certification ( this test was required for admission): a. grades PK- 3 ( regular education)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); b. grades 1- 5 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014 prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); c. grades 4- 8 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— middle school subject- specific licensing examination for content area to be certified; d. grades 6- 12 ( regular education and mild/ moderate)— Secondary subject- specific examination for content area( s) to be certified. General- special education mild/ moderate candidates must pass a Praxis core subject area exam ( English/ language arts, foreign language, mathematics, the sciences, or social studies). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program; e. all- level K- 12 certification— Subject- specific examination for content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program; f. special education early interventionist ( birth to five years), significant disabilities 1- 12, hearing impaired K- 12, and visual impairments/ blind K- 12— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) specialty EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 16 examination prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); 4. passed the pedagogy examination ( Praxis): a. grades PK- 3— Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621); b. grades 1- 5— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 ( 0622 or 5622); c. grades 4- 8— Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 ( 0623 or 5623); d. grades 6- 12— Principles of Learning and Teaching 7- 12 ( 0624 or 5624); e. all- level K- 12 certification— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6, 5- 9, or 7- 12; f. general- special education mild/ moderate— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543) in addition to one of the following aligned to candidates grade level: i. grades 1- 5— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 ( 0622 or 5622); ii. grades 4- 8— Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 ( 0623 or 5623); iii. grades 6- 12— Principles of Learning and Teaching 6- 12 ( 0624 or 5624); g. special education early interventionist birth to five years— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354) and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621); h. special education significant disabilities 1- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications ( 0545 or 5545); i. special education hearing impaired K- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) and Education of Exceptional Students: Hearing Impairment ( 0271); j. special education visual impairments/ blind K- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354); 5. prior to receiving a Level 1 or higher professional teaching certificate, a candidate who entered an alternate certification program after May 1, 2004, is required to demonstrate proficiency in the reading competencies as adopted by the BESE through either of the following: a. successfully complete the same number of semester hours in reading as required for undergraduate teacher preparation programs: i. early childhood PK- 3 or elementary 1- 5 programs— 9 hours; ii. middle grades 4- 8 programs— 6 hours; iii. secondary 6- 12 or All- Level K- 12 programs— 3 hours; iv. special education areas ( early interventionist, hearing impaired, significant disabilities, or visually impaired)— 9 hours; or b. passes a reading competency assessment. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1792 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 1480 ( August 2009), LR 36: 2262, 2263 ( October 2010), LR 37: 549 ( February 2011), LR 37: 3209 ( November 2011), LR 39: 1460 ( June 2013), LR 40: 276 ( February 2014), LR 41: 644 ( April 2015), LR 41: 1269 ( July 2015). § 237. Certification- Only Program Alternative Path to Certification A. State- approved private providers and Louisiana colleges or universities with an approved teacher education program may choose to offer a Certification- Only Program for certification in grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, all- level K- 12 ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), early interventionist birth to five years, hearing impaired K- 12, significant disabilities 1- 12, and visual impairments/ blind K- 12. This program offers flexibility in delivery ( e. g., face to face and/ or online) and is designed to serve candidates who may not elect participation in or be eligible for certification under either the practitioner teacher alternate certification program or the master's degree alternate certification program. B. All programs must address the state and national standards, including the performance- based standards for accreditation and licensure ( e. g., CEC, NCTE, NCTM, NCSS, NAEYC, etc.). C. Admission to the Program 1. Screening. The selection process will identify candidates that possess critical thinking skills, proven track records of achievement, a belief that all students can achieve, and a strong desire to teach in schools that educate under- served children. 2. Degree Requirements. Possess a non- education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. 3. GPA Requirements. The GPA may be calculated using the last 60 hours of coursework earned from a regionally accredited university: a. have 2.50 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a private provider program; b. have 2.20 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a college or university program; 4. Testing requirements: a. pass the Praxis core academic skills for educators. Candidates who already possess a graduate degree will be exempted from this requirement. An ACT composite score of 22 or a SAT combined verbal/ critical Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 17 Administrative Code July 2015 reading and math score of 1030 may be used in lieu of Praxis core academic skills for educators exams; b. pass the Praxis content- specific subject area examination: i. candidates for PK- 3 ( regular education)— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); ii. candidates for grades 1- 5— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014 prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); iii. candidates for grades 4- 8— pass the middle school subject- specific examination for the content area( s) to be certified; iv. candidates for grades 6- 12— pass the secondary subject- specific examination for the content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area; v. candidates for all- level K- 12 areas of art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music— pass the subject- specific examination for the content area( s) to be certified. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. Provider must develop a process to ensure that candidates demonstrate necessary performance skills in the all- level certification area; vi. candidates for special education early interventionist birth to five years, significant disabilities 1- 12, hearing impaired K- 12, and visual impairments/ blind K- 12— Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001). D. Program requirements and structure: 1. eighty contact hours of classroom readiness training will focus on instructional design and delivery as well as classroom environment and classroom management. Candidates will be provided with professional guidance, support and opportunities to observe classroom teachers; 2. knowledge of the learner and the learning environment— 12 hours or equivalent contact hours. All courses/ contact hours for regular and special education will integrate effective teaching components, content standards, technology, reading, and portfolio development. Field- based experiences will be embedded in each course or contact hour. Courses/ contact hours must address the following: a. grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12— child/ adolescent development or psychology, the diverse learner, classroom management/ organization/ environment, assessment, instructional design, and reading/ instructional strategies that are content and level appropriate; b. all- level K- 12 areas— child psychology and adolescent psychology; the diverse learner; classroom management/ organization/ environment; assessment; instructional design; and reading/ instructional strategies ( all coursework/ contact hours should address grade levels K- 12); c. special education early interventionist birth to five years ( coursework/ contact hours specific to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers)— child development or psychology; foundations in early childhood education; teaming, physical, and medical management; understanding and working with families; communication and literacy in early intervention; d. special education significant disabilities 1- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to needs of children with significant disabilities)— assessment and evaluation; communication strategies; behavior support; collaborative techniques and family partnerships; physical support, health and safety; special education law; characteristics of individuals with significant disabilities; e. special education hearing impaired K- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to the needs of hearing impaired students)— assessment and evaluation; special needs of students with disabilities; transition; instructional strategies and planning in the content areas; instructional strategies in literacy; education law, special education law, school structure; technology in schools; diversity in schools; f. special education visual impairments/ blind K- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to the needs of visually impaired students)— educational implications of low vision and blindness; orientation and mobility for the classroom teacher; assessment/ evaluation techniques, including functional vision evaluation and reading media assessment; assistive technology for the visually impaired; education law, special education law, school structure; transition.; 3. methodology and teaching  six semester hours or equivalent contact hours of content- specific methods courses and field/ clinical experiences; a. for grades PK- 3, 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12, all- level K- 12 ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), methods courses/ contact hours to include case studies and field experiences; NOTE: For all- level K- 12 areas ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), experiences should be provided across grades K- 12. b. for special education early interventionist birth to five years ( coursework/ contact hours specific to needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers)— curriculum; assessment; early intervention methods ( including understanding and facilitating play); teaching of reading and mathematics; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 18 c. for special education significant disabilities 1- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to the needs of children with significant disabilities)— curriculum development and modifications; transition planning; instructional strategies; inclusive education practices; d. for special education hearing impaired K- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to needs of children with hearing impairments, across grades K- 12)— language development and linguistic principles in language acquisition; speech development, speech reading, audition training; assessment and evaluation; instructional strategies; audiology and audiology training; anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism; auditory assistive devices; history and psychology of deafness; assistive devices and technology; proficiency in either signed, cued, or oral communication; e. for special education visual impairments/ blind K- 12 ( coursework/ contact hours specific to needs of visually impaired students, across grades K- 12)— instructional strategies; Braille code, teaching Braille reading ( with proficiency as defined in LA state competencies); Nemeth code, teaching Braille mathematics; using slate and stylus; 4. reading requirements. Candidates completing an alternate certification program after May 1, 2004, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the reading competencies as adopted by BESE through one of the following options: a. successfully complete same number of semester hours in reading as required for undergraduate teacher preparation programs: i. early childhood PK- 3 or elementary 1- 5 programs, nine hours; ii. middle grades 4- 8 programs, six hours; iii. secondary 6- 12 or all- level K- 12 programs, three hours; iv. special education areas ( early interventionist, hearing impaired, significant disabilities, or visually impaired), nine hours; or b. pass a reading competency assessment; c. the reading competency assessment for early childhood PK- 3, elementary 1- 5, and special education candidates is the Praxis  Teaching Reading exam ( 0204 or 5204). ( Middle grades 4- 8 and secondary grades 6- 12 will be required to take the required reading course credit hours or equivalent contact hours until an appropriate reading competency assessment is developed and adopted.); 5. internship or student teaching― six hours, to include participant- oriented methodology seminars: a. for all- level K- 12 areas ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, and music), internship or student teaching experiences should be provided across grades K- 12; b. if the candidate has accumulated three years of successful teaching experience in an approved Louisiana school in the area( s) of certification, the private provider/ university may substitute the three years of successful teaching experience for the required internship or student teaching portion of the program. Experience accumulated by elementary education certification candidates must be in core content areas at appropriate grade levels; 6. mentoring and support. Participants will receive content and/ or pedagogy support during the school year through small group seminar meetings. The support will be provided by a master teacher who has experience teaching in the same or similar content area and grade level. The master teacher should focus on student achievement and instructional strategies with the program candidate. The master teacher can give the candidate one- on- one support and offer specific ways that the teacher can improve instruction techniques; 7. total hours required in the program― 27- 33 credit hours or equivalent contact hours ( 405- 495). Program requirements must be met within three years. E. Licensure Requirements 1. Practitioner License ( PL2)― a program candidate that is hired as a full- time teacher in an approved Louisiana school will be issued a practitioner license 2. This license is issued at the request of the Louisiana employing school system for a specific grade level and content area once successful completion of the classroom readiness component has been verified. The teacher is restricted to the specific grade level and content area as designated on the practitioner license 2. 2. Standard Professional License― a standard Level certificate may be issued after the applicant has: a. completed all program requirements with a 2.50 or higher GPA ( this applies to candidates in a university program); and b. passed the pedagogy examination ( Praxis): i. grades PK- 3— Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621); ii. grades 1- 5— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 ( 0622 or 5622); iii. grades 4- 8— Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 ( 0623 or 5623); iv. grades 6- 12— Principles of Learning and Teaching 7- 12 ( 0624 or 5624); v. all- level K- 12 certification— Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6, 5- 9, or 7- 12; vi. special education early interventionist birth to five years— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354) and Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621); vii. special education significant disabilities 1- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications ( 0545 or 5545); viii. special education hearing impaired K- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 19 Administrative Code July 2015 or 5354) and Education of Exceptional Students: Hearing Impairment ( 0271); ix. special education visual impairments/ blind K- 12— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354); c. completed all requirements of the certification- only alternative certification path as verified to the Louisiana Department of Education by the program provider. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1794 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 1482 ( August 2009), LR 36: 2262, 2263 ( October 2010), LR 37: 550 ( February 2011), LR 37: 3210 ( November 2011), LR 39: 1461 ( June 2013), LR 40: 277 ( February 2014), LR 41: 645 ( April 2015), LR 41: 1270 ( July 2015). § 239. The State as a Private Provider A. The Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education, may act as a program provider in directing certification efforts of candidates who meet these criteria. 1. Candidate must accumulated three years of successful experience in an approved Louisiana school in the area( s) of certification, which experience can be used by the Louisiana Department of Education in lieu of the internship or student teaching portion of the program. Experience accumulated by elementary education certification candidates must be in core content areas at appropriate grade levels. 2. Candidate must have experienced difficulty in completing alternate program requirements, through no fault of his/ her own. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1796 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 222 ( February 2009). Subchapter C. Alternate Educational Leader Preparation Programs § 240. Educational Leader Practitioner ( Residency) Program A. State- approved private providers and Louisiana colleges or universities may choose to offer an educational leader practitioner ( residency) program for purposes of certifying successful candidates for educational leader level 1 certification ( Two additional alternate paths are available to individuals seeking an educational leader certificate level 1— see Chapter 7, § 705 for path 1 and path 2.). Educational leader practitioner program providers must submit a program proposal to the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Certification and Preparation. Programs will be reviewed for adherence to program guidelines, and those meeting guidelines will be recommended to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval status. The educational leader practitioner program is a streamlined certification path that combines intensive coursework and practical, on- the- job experience. 1. Admission to the Program. Program providers work with local educational agency or state/ district- approved charter school personnel to identify educational leader practitioner program candidates who will be employed by the local educational agency or approved charter school ( hereinafter referred to as hiring authority). For admission, candidates must: a. possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university; b. have three years of K- 12 teaching experience and demonstrate strong knowledge of instruction through a rigorous screening process by an approved program provider in partnership with one or more hiring authorities; c. hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana type B or level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out- of- state teaching certificate; d. meet other non- course requirements established by the approved leader practitioner program: i. candidates will be chosen using a rigorous selection process designed to determine the potential of candidates as school leaders. The screening process for each cohort will involve a multi- phase process that includes, as a minimum, a written application, recommendations, and interviews. 2. Leader Preparation ( First Session) a. All leader practitioner candidates will participate in an initial institute training that will build skills in the areas of instructional, organizational, and personal leadership. The standards for educational leaders in Louisiana will serve as the basis of the curriculum. The institute will provide a balanced curriculum that includes learning opportunities grounded in practical experience, theory, and research. Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to the following: leading with a vision, using data to lead school improvement, creating and leading effective school teams, building a high- performance learning culture and professional learning communities, and leading and learning with technology. acquired knowledge and skills will be utilized in the planning of residency experiences with a residency supervisor, who is assigned by the program provider. In addition, participants will begin developing their portfolio and educational leadership development plan. b. The initial session will include a minimum of 135 contact hours ( or 9 credit hours). 3. Principal Residency and Support ( School Year) a. Candidates assume positions as administrative interns ( with responsibilities equivalent to that of an Assistant Principal). The hiring authority pays the candidate's salary. b. Interns will serve in at least two different schools, and will experience a full range of activities associated with all phrases of school administration. In EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 20 school experiences should provide for a minimum of 125 days in the school. c. During the school year, candidates participate in weekly sessions provided by the program provider and in four seminars ( two during the first semester and two during the second semester) that address immediate needs of the practitioner leader. Weekly sessions and seminars should provide for a minimum of 60 contact hours ( or 4 credit hours). d. Practitioner leaders receive one- on- one supervision through a residency supervisor provided by the program providers. e. Practitioner leaders will receive support from a school- based principal mentor identified by the hiring authority and the program provider, and a principal coach provided by the program provider. Hiring authorities and providers will collaborate to identify appropriate site for placement of an intern at a school and with a strong principal who serves as the school- based mentor. Additionally, the provider identifies and trains principal coaches ( e. g., former principals, retired principals) who support one or more candidates. 4. Leader Preparation ( Second Session) a. All leader practitioner candidates will participate in a follow- up institute training that will continue to build skills in the areas of instructional and organizational leadership. The Standards for Educational Leaders in Louisiana will serve as the basis of the curriculum. The institute will provide a balanced curriculum that includes learning opportunities grounded in practical experience, theory, and research. Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to the following: leading a focused drive toward student achievement, organizing the learning environment, and ethical leadership. In addition, program participants will finalize their portfolio and educational leadership development plan. b. The second session will include 135 contact hours ( or 9 credit hours). i. An approved program provider may choose to provide a portion of the second session curriculum and contact hours during the first session or academic school year. ii. A minimum of 45 contact hours ( or three credit hours) must be provided during the second session. iii. The provider must provide evidence that the curriculum topics have all been addressed and that the required contact hours/ credit hours have been met by the end of the second session. 5. Practitioner Leader Performance Review ( Mid- Year and End of Program) a. Program providers, mentor principals, and principal coaches form teams to review mid- year performance of practitioner leaders and determine the extent to which the practitioner leader has demonstrated educational leadership proficiency. If weaknesses are cited, teams will identify additional types of support to address areas of needs. b. Program providers, mentor principals, and principal coaches form teams to review end- of- program performance of practitioner leaders and determine the extent to which the aspiring leader has demonstrated educational leadership proficiency and readiness for the Educational Leader Level 1 certification. 6. Total Hours Required. Minimum of 330 contact hours of coursework ( 22 credit hours) and minimum of 125 days serving as practitioner leader ( administrative intern). 7. Passage of School Licensure Exam. Have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( SLLA) in accordance with state requirements. 8. Program requirements must be met by the end of the second session. For certification purposes, approved providers will submit signed statements to the Department of Education indicating that the student completing the Educational Leader Practitioner Program performance- based certification path met the following requirements: a. passed the school leaders licensure assessment; b. completed all program coursework ( sessions and school year) and the residency; c. completed prescriptive plans ( if weaknesses were demonstrated); d. demonstrate readiness for the educational leader based on performance against the standards for educational leaders in Louisiana and approved program provider indicators of skills needed for educational leader success; e. completed an educational leadership development plan ( an individualized learning plan that outlines areas of development in each of the standards for educational leaders in Louisiana; f. completed a portfolio demonstrating skills needed to collaborate with teachers and use data to increase student achievement; successfully observe, evaluate, and provide feedback to teachers to improve student achievement; and lead the school or a portion of the school through a change process that helps to build a positive school community. 9. On- Going Support ( second and third year). Program providers will give support services to educational leaders who have completed the practitioner leader program and are serving as school leaders during their second and third years in the program. 10. Professional License. Upon completion of all requirements of the program, the candidate will receive an educational leader level 1 license. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 818 ( May 2007), Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 21 Administrative Code July 2015 amended LR 38: 42 ( January 2012), amended LR 38: 765 ( March 2012), LR 39: 1461 ( June 2013). Subchapter D. Testing Required for Licensure Areas § 243. PRAXIS Exams and Scores A. A teacher applicant for certification must successfully complete the appropriate written or computer delivered tests identified prior to Louisiana teacher certification. 1. Core Academic Skills for Educators2. Teacher applicants in all content areas must pass all three Praxis core academic skills for educators tests. Pre- Professional Skills Test “ Paper or Computer Administrations” Test # Score Effective Date PPST: R  Pre- Professional Skills Test: Reading 0710/ 5710 176 Effective 7/ 1/ 10 to 12/ 31/ 13 PPST: W  Pre- Professional Skills Test: Writing 0720/ 5720 175 PST: M  Pre- Professional Skills Test: Mathematics 0730/ 5730 175 Core Academic Skills for Educators Test # Score Effective Date Reading 5712 156 Effective 1/ 1/ 14 Writing 5722 162 Mathematics 5732 150 1To differentiate the computer delivered tests, Educational Testing Service has placed the number “ 5” or “ 6” preceding the current test code. The Department will accept computer delivered passing test scores for licensure. 2NOTE: An ACT composite score of 22 or a SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030 may be used in lieu of Praxis 1 PPST Exams or Core Academic Skills for Educators in reading, writing and math by prospective teachers in Louisiana 2. Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT) Exams Principles of Learning and Teaching : Early Childhood 0621 or 5621 157 Effective 1/ 1/ 12 Principles of Learning and Teaching: K- 6 0622 or 5622 160 Principles of Learning and Teaching: 5- 9 0623 or 5623 160 Principles of Learning and Teaching: 7- 12 0624 or 5624 157 B. Content and Pedagogy Requirements Certification Area Name of Praxis Test Content Exam Score Pedagogy: Principles of Learning and Teaching PLT K- 6 (# 0622 or 5622) PLT 5- 9 (# 0623 or 5623) PLT 7- 12 (# 0624 or 5624) Birth to Kindergarten Early Childhood Content Knowledge ( 5022/ 5025 after September 2015) OR Education of Young Children ( 5024) OR PreK Education ( 5531) 160 ( for 5022) 160 155 PLT: Early Childhood 0621 or 5621 ( Score 157) Early Childhood PK- 3 Elementary Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15 150 PLT: Early Childhood 0621 or 5621 ( Score 157) Early Childhood PK- 3 Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 163 157 157 155 159 PLT: Early Childhood 0621 or 5621 ( Score 157) Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 157 157 155 159 Grades 1- 5 Elementary Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15 150 160 --- --- EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 22 Certification Area Name of Praxis Test Content Exam Score Pedagogy: Principles of Learning and Teaching PLT K- 6 (# 0622 or 5622) PLT 5- 9 (# 0623 or 5623) PLT 7- 12 (# 0624 or 5624) Grades 1- 5 Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 163 157 157 155 159 157 157 155 159 160 Grades 4- 8 Mathematics Middle School Mathematics ( 0069) Prior to 1/ 1/ 14 Middle School Mathematics ( 5169) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 148 165 --- 160 --- Grades 4- 8 Science Middle School Science ( 0439) Prior to 6/ 8/ 14 Middle School Science ( 5440) Effective 6/ 8/ 14 150 150 --- 160 --- Grades 4- 8 Social Studies Middle School Social Studies ( 0089 or 5089) 149 --- 160 --- Grades 4- 8 English/ Language Arts Middle School English/ Language Arts ( 0049 or 5049) Prior to 1/ 1/ 14 Middle School English ( 5047) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 160 164 --- 160 --- C. Certification Areas 1. Grades 6- 12 Certification Grades 6- 12 Certification Areas Score PLT 7- 12 Agriculture Agriculture ( 0700) Prior to 6/ 8/ 14 Agriculture ( 5701) Effective 6/ 8/ 14 510 147 --- --- 157 Biology Biology: Content Knowledge ( 0235 or 5235) 150 --- --- 157 Business Business Education: Content Knowledge ( 0101 or 5101) 154 --- --- 157 Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge ( 0245 or 5245) 151 157 Chinese Chinese ( Mandarin): World Language ( 5665) 164 PLT7- 12 ( Score 157) until 6/ 30/ 13; After 6/ 30/ 13 World Languages Pedagogy 0841 ( Score 158) English English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge ( 0041 or 5041) Pedagogy ( 0043) Prior to 1/ 1/ 14 160 130 168 --- --- 157 Grades 6- 12 Certification Areas Score PLT 7- 12 English Language Arts: Content and Analysis ( 5039) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences ( 0121 or 5121) Prior to 6/ 8/ 14 Family and Consumer Sciences ( 5122) Effective 6/ 8/ 14 141 153 --- --- 157 French French: World Language ( 5174) 157 PLT7- 12 ( Score 157) until 6/ 30/ 13; After 6/ 30/ 13 World Languages Pedagogy 0841 ( Score 158) General Science General Science: Content Knowledge ( 0435 or 5435) 156 --- --- 157 German German: World Language ( 5183) 157 PLT7- 12 ( Score 157) until 6/ 30/ 13; After 6/ 30/ 13 World Languages Pedagogy 0841 ( Score 158) Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge ( 0061 or 5061) Effective 6/ 1/ 10- 12/ 31/ 13 135 160 --- --- 157 Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 23 Administrative Code July 2015 Grades 6- 12 Certification Areas Score PLT 7- 12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge ( 5161) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 Physics Physics: Content Knowledge ( 0265 or 5265) 141 157 Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation ( 0086 or 5086) 160 --- --- 157 Spanish Spanish: World Language ( 5195) 157 PLT7- 12 ( Score 157) until 6/ 30/ 13; After 6/ 30/ 13 World languages Pedagogy 0841 ( Score 158) Grades 6- 12 Certification Areas Score PLT 7- 12 Speech Speech Communications ( 0221 or 5221) 146 --- --- 157 Technology Education Technology Education ( 0051 or 5051) 159 --- --- 157 Computer Science Earth Science Environmental Science Journalism Latin Marketing At this time, a content area exam is not required for certification in Louisiana. --- --- --- 157 2. All- Level K- 12 Certification All- Level K- 12 Certification Areas Score PLT K- 6 PLT 5- 9 PLT 7- 12 Grades K- 12 Art Art: Content Knowledge ( 0134 or 5134) 159 160 or 160 or 157 Grades K- 12 Dance None Available** --- 160 160 or 157 Grades K- 12 Foreign Languages Chinese ( Mandarin): World Language ( 5665) 164 PLT K- 6 ( Score 160) or PLT 5- 9 ( Score 160) or PL7- 12 ( Score 157) until 6/ 30/ 13; After 6/ 30/ 13 World Languages Pedagogy 0841 ( Score 158) French: World Language ( 5174) 157 German: World Language ( 5183) 157 Spanish: World Language ( 5195) 157 Grades K- 12 Music Music: Content Knowledge ( 0113 or 5113) 151 160 or 160 or 157 Grades K- 12 Health and Physical Education Phys. Education: Content Knowledge ( 0091 or 5091) Prior to 6/ 8/ 14 Health and Physical Education ( 5857) Effective 6/ 8/ 14 146 160 160 160 or 157 ** At this time, a content area exam is not required for certification in Louisiana. D. Special EducationAreas Area Content Exam Score Pedagogy Requirement Score All Special Education Area( s) Early Interventionist Elementary Content Knowledge prior to 9/ 1/ 15 ( 0014 or 5014) Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 150 163 157 157 155 159 157 157 155 159 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621 Effective 1/ 1/ 12 Special Education: Early Childhood ( 0691) and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 145 157 159 157 EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 24 Area Content Exam Score Pedagogy Requirement Score Hearing Impaired Elementary Content Knowledge prior to 9/ 1/ 15 ( 0014 or 5014) Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) • Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 150 163 157 157 155 159 157 157 155 159 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) and Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students ( 0271) Effective 11/ 1/ 11 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) and Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students ( 0272 or 5272) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 145 160 145 160 Mild to Moderate Disabilities ALL Candidates must pass a content area exam appropriate to certification level 1- 5, 4- 8, 6- 12 ( e. g., Elementary, or core subject- specific exams for middle or secondary grades) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543) and PLT specific to grade level ( K- 6, or 5- 9 or 7- 12). 153 Significant Disabilities Elementary Content Knowledge prior to 9/ 1/ 15 ( 0014 or 5014) Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) • Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 150 163 157 157 155 159 157 157 155 159 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications ( 0545 or 5545) 153 Visual Impairments/ Blind Elementary Content Knowledge prior to 9/ 1/ 15 ( 0014 or 5014) Effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) Mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001) • Reading/ Language Arts( 5002) • Mathematics ( 5003) • Social Studies ( 5004) • Science ( 5005) 150 163 157 157 155 159 157 157 155 159 Special Education: Core Content Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) Effective 11/ 1/ 11 Special Education: Core Content Knowledge and Applications ( 0354 or 5354) and Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments ( 0282) Effective 1/ 1/ 14 145 145 163 E. Administrative and Instructional SupportAreas Certification Area Name of Praxis Test Area Test Score Educational Leader— Level 1 School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( 1011or 6011) 166 Educational Leader— Level 3 School Superintendent Assessment ( 6021) 160 Guidance Counselor K- 12 Professional School Counselor ( 0421 or 5421) 156 School Librarian Library Media Specialist ( 0311 or 5311) 136 All Praxis scores used for certification must be sent directly from ETS to the State Department of Education electronically, or the original Praxis score report from ETS must be submitted with candidate’s application. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1833 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 485 and 488 ( March 2010), LR 36: 2265 ( October 2010), LR 37: 551 ( February 2011), repromulgated LR 37: 556 Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 25 Administrative Code July 2015 ( February 2011), amended LR 37: 3210 ( November 2011), LR 39: 1461 ( June 2013), LR 40: 277 ( February 2014), LR 40: 1680 ( September 2014), LR 41: 645 ( April 2015), LR 41: 916 ( May 2015). Chapter 3. Teaching Authorizations and Certifications Subchapter A. Standard Teaching Authorizations Editor's Note: The name of the Division of Student Standards and Assessments has been changed to The Division of Student Standards, Assessments, and Accountability. § 301. Overview A. An individual must have an official teaching authorization to provide instructional or other designated services in the Louisiana K- 12 schools. Louisiana issues three categories of teaching authorizations: Standard; Nonstandard; and Ancillary. The first three Subchapters of this Chapter are devoted to these categories; a fourth Subchapter presents a policy entitled " Special Considerations for Teachers Called to Active Military Duty." AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1797 ( October 2006). § 303. Introduction A. There are eight types of standard teaching authorizations issued by the state of Louisiana: 1. professional Level 1, 2, and 3 certificates; 2. type C, B, and A certificates; 3. out- of- state certificate; 4. foreign language special certificate PK- 8; 5. practitioner 1, 2, and 3 licenses; 6. world language certificates ( WLC); 7. extended endorsement license ( EEL); and 8. standard certificates for teachers in non- public schools. B. A Level 1 certificate is the entry- level professional certificate typically held during the first three years of the teaching career. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1797 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 558 ( February 2011)., LR 38: 1951 ( August 2012). § 305. Professional Level Certificates A. Level 1 is the entry- level professional certificate, valid for three years. The Level 2 and Level 3 certificates are valid for five years. 1. Level 1 Professional Certificate— valid for three years. a. Eligibility Requirements i. Louisiana graduate: ( a). successfully complete a state- approved traditional or alternate teacher preparation program; ( b). have a minimum 2.50 grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale; ( c). present appropriate scores on the NTE core battery ( common exams) or the corresponding Praxis exams ( core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics); the principles of learning and teaching ( PLT) or other pedagogy exam required for the area( s) of certification; and the specialty area exam in the certification area in which the teacher preparation program was completed or in which the initial certificate was issued; and ( d). be recommended by a state- approved university or private program provider for certification. b. Out- of- State Graduate i. Eligibility requirements: ( a). possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; ( b). completed a teacher preparation program in another state; ( c). hold a standard out- of- state teaching certificate; or if no certificate was issued, a letter from the State Department of Education in the state of origin verifying eligibility in that state for a certificate in the certification area( s); ( d). pass all parts of Praxis exam( s) required for Louisiana certification: ( i). present appropriate scores on the NTE core battery ( common exams) or the corresponding Praxis exams ( core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics); the principles of learning and teaching ( PLT) or other pedagogy exam required for the area( s) of certification; and the specialty area exam in the certification area in which the teacher preparation program was completed or in which the initial certificate was issued; ( ii). if applicant has obtained National Board Certification ( NBC) in corresponding areas for which certification is being sought as well as certification/ licensure in the state of origin, the examination required for NBC will be accepted to fulfill the testing requirements for certification; ( e). has completed student teaching, an internship, or three years of teaching experience in the candidate's area of certification; and ( f). has not been out of teaching in the five years immediately preceding first employment or application for a Louisiana certificate. A candidate who has not taught in five EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 26 years may be issued a one- year non- renewable ( OS1) certificate while he/ she completes six semester hours required for the issuance of a three- year non- renewable ( OS) certificate. ii. A candidate who is certified in another state can qualify for exclusion from the Praxis exam( s) required for Louisiana certification under the following criteria. ( a). He/ she meets all requirements for Louisiana certification except the Praxis exam requirements; has at least four years of successful teaching experience in another state, as determined by the board; and teaches on an out- of- state certificate for one year in a Louisiana approved public or an approved private school system. ( b). The teacher's employing authority must verify that he/ she has completed one year of successful teaching experience in a Louisiana approved public or an approved private school and that he/ she has been recommended for further employment. ( c). The employing authority must request that he/ she be granted a valid Louisiana teaching certificate. c. Foreign Applicant―( OS) Certificate i. Eligibility requirements: ( a). bachelor's or higher level degree verified by a regionally accredited institution in the United States. If the institution is located in Louisiana, the dean of the College of Education must recommend the applicant for certification based upon Louisiana requirements. If the institution is located in another state/ country, the guidelines prescribed for out- of- state applicants must be followed; or ( b). credentials may be submitted to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( AACRAO), Office of International Education Services or World Education Services for evaluation. The original course- by- course evaluation from AACRAO and World Education Services must be submitted directly from those agencies and must include a statement verifying the comparability of the baccalaureate degree in the field of education. d. Foreign Applicant― Level 1 Certificate i. Eligibility requirements: ( a). bachelor's or higher level degree verified by a regionally accredited institution in the United States. If the institution is located in Louisiana, the dean of the College of Education must recommend the applicant for certification based upon Louisiana requirements. If the institution is located in another state/ country, the guidelines prescribed for out- of- state applicants must be followed; or ( b). credentials may be submitted to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( AACRAO), Office of International Education Services or World Education Services for evaluation. The original course- by- course evaluation for certification must come directly from the evaluating agency and must include a statement verifying the comparability of the baccalaureate degree in the field of education; and ( c). present appropriate scores on the NTE core battery ( common exams) or the corresponding Praxis exams ( core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics); the principles of learning and teaching ( PLT) or other pedagogy exam required for the area( s) of certification; and the specialty area exam( s) in the certification area( s) in which the teacher preparation program was completed or in which the initial certificate was issued. B. Level 2 Professional Certificate— valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold or meet eligibility requirements for a Level 1 certificate; b. successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for three years pursuant to Bulletin 130 and mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session; and c. accrue three years of experience in area( s) of certification in an approved educational setting. 2. If the Level 2 certificate is the applicant's first certificate, a state- approved teacher preparation program provider must submit the request. 3. If the Level 1 certificated teacher qualifies for advancement to a Level 2 certificate, the request for the higher certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. C. Level 3 Professional Certificate— valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold or meet eligibility requirements for a Level 2 certificate; b. a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; c. five years of experience in area( s) of certification in an approved educational setting. 2. If the Level 3 certificate is applicant's first certificate, a state- approved teacher preparation program provider must submit the request. 3. If the Level 2 certificated teacher qualifies for advancement to a Level 3 certificate, the request for the higher certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. D. Renewal/ Extension Guidelines for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Certificates 1. Level 1 Certificate a. Valid for three years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of one year at the request of a Louisiana employing authority. Level 1 certificates are limited to two such extensions. Candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for the renewal of this Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 27 Administrative Code July 2015 certificate pursuant to Bulletin 130 and mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. 2. Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates a. Valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of a Louisiana Employing Authority. For renewal of Level 2 and Level 3 certificates, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. E. Process for Reinstating Lapsed Level 1, 2, 3 Certificate 1. A certificate will lapse for disuse if the holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days. 2. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13) during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement. 3. If the holder did not earn six semester hours or equivalent, the lapsed certificate may be reactivated upon request ( at the level that was attained prior to disuse) for a period of one year, during which time the holder must complete reinstatement requirements. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1797 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 433 ( March 2007), LR 34: 233 ( February 2008), LR 34: 1611 ( August 2008), LR 35: 222 ( February 2009), LR 37: 558 ( February 2011), LR 38: 1951 ( August 2012), LR 40: 279 ( February 2014). § 307. Type C Certificates A. Effective July 1, 2002, Type C certificates are no longer issued for initial certification. The Type C certificate is valid for three years. Teachers who hold Type B and Type A lifetime certificates will continue to hold these certificates. Effective July 1, 2012, Type B and Type A lifetime certificates will no longer be issued to teachers holding Type C certificates applying for advanced certificates. Teachers holding a Type C certificate who wish to apply for more advanced certification credentials will be granted a Level 2 certificate, upon meeting the standards of effectiveness for at least three years, pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. B. Type C Certificate 1. Eligibility Requirements: a. successfully complete a state- approved traditional or alternate teacher preparation program; b. a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale; c. present appropriate scores on the NTE core battery ( common exams) or the corresponding Praxis exams— the Pre- Professional Skills Tests ( PPST) in reading, writing, and mathematics; the Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT) or other pedagogy exam required for the area( s) of certification; and the specialty area exam in the certification area( s) in which the teacher preparation program was completed or in which the initial certificate was issued; d. be recommended by a university or private program provider for certification; or meet the requirements of an out- of- state certified teacher ( see below for requirements for the Out- of- State Certificate). 2. Renewal Guidelines. The Type C certificate may be renewed for an additional three year period upon the request of the Louisiana employing authority, subject to the approval of the Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education. C. Type B Certificate— a lifetime certificate for continuous service, provided the holder does not allow any period of five or more consecutive years of disuse to accrue in which he is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, and/ or the certificate is not revoked by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold or meet eligibility requirements for a Type C certificate; b. successfully complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session; and c. three years of experience in area( s) of certification in an approved educational setting. 2. The request for the higher certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. D. Type A Certificate— a lifetime certificate for continuous service, provided the holder does not allow any period of five or more consecutive years of disuse to accrue in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, and/ or the certificate is not revoked by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold or meet eligibility requirements for a Type C certificate; b. successfully complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session; c. a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and d. five years of experience in area( s) of certification in an approved educational setting. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 28 2. The request for the higher certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. E. Process for Reinstating Lapsed Type C, B, and A Certificates 1. A certificate will lapse for disuse if the holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days. 2. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13) during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement. 3. If the holder did not earn six semester hours or equivalent, the lapsed certificate may be reactivated upon request ( at the level that was attained prior to disuse) for a period of one year, during which time the holder must complete reinstatement requirements. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1798 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 559 ( February 2011), LR 38: 3136 ( December 2012. § 309. Out- of- State ( OS) Certificate A. An out- of- state ( OS) certificate, valid for a three year period, is not renewable. It is issued to a teacher who has completed an out- of- state teacher preparation program and either holds or is eligible for a certificate in the state in which the program was completed. The teacher is not initially eligible for a Level 1, 2, or 3 Louisiana certificate but meets Louisiana certification requirements with the exception of the Praxis/ National Teacher Exam requirements. It provides a transition period that permits the holder to be employed in Louisiana K- 12 schools while he/ she complies with Louisiana Praxis/ NTE requirements or meets Praxis exclusion eligibility requirements. For continued employment as a teacher in a Louisiana school system after the three year period has elapsed, the OS certificate holder must fulfill guidelines for a Level 1 or higher- level certificate. B. Eligibility requirements: 1. baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 2. completed a teacher preparation program in another state; 3. hold a standard out- of- state teaching certificate; or if no certificate was issued, a letter from the state department of education or college of education dean verifying eligibility in that state for a certificate in the certification area( s); 4. completed student teaching or internship in a certification area, or in lieu of student teaching or internship has three years of successful teaching experience in a certification area; and 5. if applicant earned a degree five or more years prior to the date of application, he/ she must have been a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, within the five year period immediately preceding first employment in Louisiana or application for a Louisiana certificate. Lacking this experience, he/ she must earn six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 12) during the five year period immediately preceding application. A candidate who has not taught in five years may be issued a one- year non- renewable ( OS1) certificate while he/ she completes six semester hours required for the issuance of a three- year non- renewable ( OS) certificate. C. Advancing from OS to Professional Level 1, 2, or 3 Certificate 1. Pass all parts of Praxis exam( s) required for Louisiana certification: a. present appropriate scores on the NTE core battery ( common exams) or the corresponding Praxis exams ( core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and mathematics); the principles of learning and teaching ( PLT) or other pedagogy exam required for the area( s) of certification; and the specialty area exam in the certification area in which the teacher preparation program was completed or in which the initial certificate was issued; b. if applicant has obtained National Board Certification ( NBC) in corresponding areas for which certification is being sought as well as certification/ licensure in the state of origin, the examination required for NBC will be accepted to fulfill the testing requirements for certification; c. a candidate who is certified in another state can qualify for exclusion from the Praxis exam( s) required for Louisiana certification under these criteria: i. he/ she meets all requirements for Louisiana certification except the Praxis exam requirements; has at least three years of successful teaching experience in another state, as determined by the board; and teaches on an OS certificate for one year in a Louisiana approved public or an approved private school system; ii. the teacher's Louisiana employing authority verifies that he/ she has completed one year of successful teaching experience in a Louisiana approved public or an approved private school and that he/ she has been recommended for further employment; and iii. the employing authority requests that he/ she be granted a valid Louisiana teaching certificate. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1799 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 433 ( March 2007), LR 34: 1611 ( August 2008), LR Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 29 Administrative Code July 2015 35: 222 ( February 2009), LR 35: 894 ( May 2009), LR 37: 559 ( February 2011), LR 37: 882 ( March 2011), LR 40: 280 ( February 2014). § 311. World Language Certificate ( WLC) PK- 12 A. This certificate is valid for six years and may be issued to a foreign associate teacher who participates in the Department of Education ( LDE) Foreign Associate Teacher Program, and who teaches world language and/ or immersion in grades PK- 12. B. This certificate allows the holder to receive the same benefits as any other regularly certified teacher. C. Eligibility guidelines: 1. a bachelor's degree in education or equivalent preparation in education from a foreign country. The status of this degree will be determined by the Department of Education ( LDE). If LDE staff cannot make a degree equivalent determination, the candidate's credentials must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( AACRAO) or by World Education Services ( WES). In the case of an AACRAO or WES evaluation, the determination must be on " safe script" paper and must include a course- by- course evaluation; 2. a teaching certificate in the foreign country for the certification area and/ or grade level that the candidate will teach in Louisiana; 3. evidence of two years of successful teaching experience in the country of origin; and 4. a native speaker of the language to be taught. D. Renewal Guidelines. Valid for six years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of six years at the request of a Louisiana employing authority. For renewal of a WLC certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the six- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. E. Professional Certificate. A professional level 1 certificate may be issued after successful completion of the PRAXIS core academic skills for educators, PRAXIS II content area examination( s), and PRAXIS principles of learning and teaching: K- 6, 5- 9, or 7- 12. The test of English as a foreign language may be used in lieu of the PRAXIS core academic skills for educators. For renewal and reinstatement guidelines of a level 1 certificate, see Chapter 3. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1800 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 1618 ( August 2007), LR 34: 233 ( February 2008), LR 35: 642 ( April 2009), LR 36: 486 ( March 2010), LR 38: 1952 ( August 2012), LR 40: 280 ( February 2014). § 313. Practitioner Licenses A. Practitioner Licenses 1 and 2 may be issued for one school year, renewed annually, and held a maximum of three years while the holder completes an alternate program. Upon completion of the three years of employment on this certificate, the holder must fulfill guidelines for a Level 1 or higher- level certificate for continued employment in a Louisiana school system. The Practitioner License 3 may be issued for one school year, renewed annually, and held a maximum of four years while the holder completes an alternate program. Upon completion of the four years of employment on this certificate, the holder must fulfill guidelines for a Level 1 or higher- level certificate for continued employment in a Louisiana school system. B. Practitioner License 1— issued to a candidate who is admitted to and enrolled in a state- approved Practitioner Teacher Program. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited college or university; b. 2.50 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a private provider program; or a 2.20 or higher grade point average ( GPA) on a 4.00 scale to enter a college or university program; and c. passing scores on Praxis core academic skills for educators and current Praxis content area exam( s). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. Candidates possessing a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be exempted from the core academic skills for educators requirement. NOTE: Special education mild/ moderate certification candidates must qualify for admission to alternate programs by passing a Praxis specialty area exam. Secondary education candidates ( grades 6- 12) must pass a Praxis core subject area exam. If there is no content Praxis exam adopted by the State in the specific secondary core subject area, candidates must demonstrate content mastery by presenting 31 semester credit hours in the core subject area. 2. The approved teacher preparation program provider must submit the request for the initial practitioner license directly to the Louisiana Department of Education. 3. Renewal Requirements. The candidate must remain enrolled in the Practitioner Teacher Program and fulfill a minimum of six semester hours of coursework or equivalent contact hours per year ( to the extent that required semester hours remain in the program to be completed), teaching assignments, and prescribed activities identified by the program provider. 4. Program requirements must be completed within the three year maximum that the license can be held. C. Practitioner License 2— issued to a candidate who is admitted to and enrolled in a state- approved non- master's/ certification- only alternate certification program. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 30 1. Eligibility requirements: a. baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited college or university; b. a 2.20 GPA on a 4.00 scale; and c. passing scores on Praxis core academic skills for educators and current Praxis content area exam( s). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. Candidates possessing a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be exempted from the core academic skills for educators requirement. NOTE: Special education mild/ moderate certification candidates must qualify for admission to alternate programs by passing a Praxis specialty area exam. Secondary education candidates ( grades 6- 12) must pass a Praxis core subject area exam. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area. 2. The request for the initial practitioner license as well as renewals of the license must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. 3. Renewal Requirements. The candidate must remain enrolled in the Non- Master's/ Certification- Only Alternate Certification Program and fulfill a minimum of nine semester hours of coursework per year ( to the extent that required semester hours remain in the program to be completed), teaching assignments, and prescribed activities identified by the program provider. 4. Program requirements must be completed within the three year maximum that the license can be held. D. Practitioner License 3— issued to a candidate who is admitted to and enrolled in a state- approved master's degree alternate certification program. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited college or university; b. 2.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale; and c. passing scores on Praxis core academic skills for educators and current Praxis content area exam( s). If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area for admission to the program. Candidates possessing a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be exempted from the core academic skills for educators requirement. NOTE: Special education mild/ moderate certification candidates must qualify for admission to alternate programs by passing a Praxis specialty area exam. Secondary education candidates ( grades 6- 12) must pass a Praxis core subject area exam. If no examination has been adopted for Louisiana in the certification area, candidates must present a minimum of 31 semester hours of coursework specific to the content area. 2. The request for the initial practitioner license as well as renewals of the license must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the employing authority. 3. Renewal Requirements: The candidate must remain enrolled in the Master's Degree Alternate Certification Program and fulfill a minimum of nine semester hours of coursework per year ( to the extent that required semester hours remain in the program to be completed), teaching assignments, and prescribed activities identified by the program provider. 4. Program requirements must be completed within the four year maximum that the license can be held. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1800 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 221 ( February 2009), LR 38: 1952 ( August 2012), LR 40: 280 ( February 2014). § 314. Extended Endorsement License ( EEL) A. Extended Endorsement License ( EEL)― issued for one school year, renewable annually, and may be held a maximum of three years while the holder pursues certification in the content area of the license. B. Eligibility Requirements― issued to an individual who meets the following requirements: 1. the individual holds a valid Louisiana teaching certificate of one of the following types: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Type A, Type B, Type C, OS; and 2. the individual has passed the current content area exam( s) appropriate for the content area in which the Extended Endorsement License is being requested; and 3. the individual provides a detailed prescription that identifies any additional coursework or exams needed to complete the area/ level certification endorsement and that is signed by the superintendent and the human resources director of the employing local education agency. C. Renewal Requirements. Teacher must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours of coursework per year, applicable toward certification in the content area of the license. 1. If fewer than nine hours are required to complete the certification, then all of the remaining hours must be taken. 2. If no credit hours remain to be taken, then the individual must provide evidence of taking the required exams, a minimum of once per year. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 1339 ( July 2007). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 31 Administrative Code July 2015 § 315. Standard Certificates for Teachers in Nonpublic Schools A. A standard certificate with an asterisk (*) following the certificate type is issued to a teacher in a non- public school. The asterisk (*) refers to a statement printed at the bottom of the certificate: “ If this teacher enters a public/ charter school system in Louisiana, he/ she will be required to meet the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session for issuance of a Level 2 or Level 3 teaching certificate.” B. Level 2* ( 2- asterisk) Certificate— valid for five years and renewable with Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) of approved professional development during the five year period immediately preceding request for renewal. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a Louisiana Level 1 certificate; b. successfully taught for three years in area( s) of certification; c. completed a teacher evaluation program for three years at the same nonpublic school, with the principal as evaluator and the teacher performance rated as satisfactory in the areas of planning, management, instruction, and professional development. 2. The request for the Level 2* certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the Louisiana employing authority. 3. The Level 2* certificate is valid in a nonpublic school setting. If the teacher enters a Louisiana public/ charter school he/ she will be required to successfully complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. C. Level 3* ( 3- asterisk) Certificate— valid for five years and renewable with Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) of approved professional development during the five year period immediately preceding request for renewal. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a Louisiana Level 1 or Level 2* certificate; b. successfully taught for five years in the area( s) of certification; c. master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and d. completed a teacher evaluation program for three consecutive years at the same nonpublic school, with the principal as evaluator and the teacher performance rated as satisfactory in the areas of planning, management, instruction, and professional development. 2. The request for the Level 3* certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the Louisiana employing authority. 3. The Level 3* certificate is valid in a nonpublic school setting. If the teacher enters a Louisiana public/ charter school he/ she will be required to successfully complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. 4. Renewal Guidelines for Level 2* and Level 3* Certificates a. A teacher must complete 150 continuing learning units ( CLUs) of district- approved and verified professional development over the five year time period during which he/ she holds the certificate, or during the five year time period immediately preceding the request for renewal. The Louisiana employing authority must request renewal of a Level 2* or Level 3* certificate. b. A teacher with an existing Level 2* or Level 3* teaching certificate may renew that certificate based upon completion of NBC during the period of certificate validity, as satisfaction in full of the 150 CLUs required for renewal. c. If the holder of an expired Level 2* or Level 3* certificate has not earned the required 150 CLUs of professional development, the expired certificate may be reactivated upon request of the employing authority ( at the level that was attained prior to expiration) for a period of one year, during which time the certificate holder must present evidence of successful completion of the required 150 CLUs to the Louisiana Department of Education. Failure to complete necessary CLUs during the one year reactivation period will result in an expired certificate that cannot be reinstated until evidence is provided of completed professional development requirements. d. A continuing learning unit ( CLU) is a professional development activity that builds capacity for effective, research- based, content- focused teaching and learning that positively impacts student achievement. As a unit of measure, the CLU is used to quantify an educator's participation in a district- or system- approved, content- focused professional development activity aligned with the educator's individual professional growth plan. D. Type B* ( B- asterisk) Certificate— a lifetime nonpublic school certificate for continuous service, provided the holder does not allow any period of five or more consecutive years of disuse to accrue in which he is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, and/ or certificate is not revoked by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a Louisiana Type C certificate; b. successfully taught for three years in area( s) of certification; and c. completed a teacher evaluation program for three consecutive years at the same nonpublic school, with the principal as evaluator and the teacher performance rated as satisfactory in the areas of planning, management, instruction, and professional development. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 32 2. The request for the Type B* certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the Louisiana employing authority. 3. The Type B* certificate is valid for life of continuous service in a nonpublic school setting. If the teacher enters a Louisiana public/ charter school he/ she will be required to complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. E. Type A* ( A- asterisk) Certificate— a lifetime nonpublic school certificate for continuous service, provided the holder does not allow any period of five or more consecutive years of disuse to accrue in which he is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, and/ or certificate is not revoked by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a Louisiana Type C, Type B, or Type B* certificate; b. successfully taught for five years in the area( s) of certification; c. master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; d. completed a teacher evaluation program for three consecutive years at the same nonpublic school, with the principal as evaluator and the teacher performance rated as satisfactory in the areas of planning, management, instruction, and professional development. 2. The request for the Type A* certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the Louisiana employing authority. 3. The Type A* certificate is valid for life of continuous service in a nonpublic school setting. If this teacher enters a Louisiana public school he/ she will be required to successfully complete the local evaluation plan mandated by Act 54 of the Louisiana 2010 Legislative Session. F. Renewal Guidelines for Level 2* and Level 3* Certificates 1. A teacher must complete 150 continuing learning units ( CLUs) of district- approved and verified professional development over the five year time period during which he/ she holds the certificate, or during the five- year time period immediately preceding the request for renewal. The request for the Level 2* or Level 3* certificate must be submitted directly to the Louisiana Department of Education by the Louisiana employing authority. 2. If the holder of an expired Level 2* or Level 3* certificate has not earned the required 150 CLUs of professional development, the expired certificate may be reactivated upon request of the Louisiana employing authority ( at the level that was attained prior to expiration) for a period of one year, during which time the certificate holder must present evidence of successful completion of the required 150 CLUs to the Louisiana Department of Education. Failure to complete necessary CLUs during the one year reactivation period will result in an expired certificate that cannot be reinstated until evidence is provided of completed professional development requirements. 3. A continuing learning unit ( CLU) is a professional development activity that builds capacity for effective, research- based, content- focused teaching and learning that positively impacts student achievement. As a unit of measure, the CLU is used to quantify an educator's participation in a district- or system- approved, content- focused professional development activity aligned with the educator's individual professional growth plan. a. Educators may earn one CLU for each clock hour of active engagement in a high quality professional development activity approved by the employing authority. Each educator is responsible for maintaining required documentation and for reporting earned CLUs in a manner prescribed by the employing authority. Earned CLUs transfer across local education agencies ( LEAs). b. An educator who holds a Level 2* or Level 3* professional license is responsible for maintaining documentation regarding acquisition of 150 CLUs for purposes of renewal and for completing the necessary paperwork every five years to renew his/ her license. Upon submission of the renewal application to the state, the employing authority must provide an assurance statement signed by the superintendent or his/ her designee, with the required listing of earned CLUs as documented by the educator seeking licensure. G. Reinstating Lapsed Levels 2* or 3*, Types B* or A* Certificates 1. If the holder of a Level 2*, Level 3*, Type B*, or Type A* certificate allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, the certificate will lapse for disuse. 2. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13) during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement. 3. If the holder did not earn six semester hours or equivalent, the lapsed certificate may be reactivated upon request ( at the level that was attained prior to disuse) for a period of one year, during which time the holder must complete reinstatement requirements. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1801 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 752 ( April 2010), LR 37: 559 ( February 2011), LR 38: 1952 ( August 2012). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 33 Administrative Code July 2015 Subchapter B. Nonstandard Teaching Authorizations § 321. Introduction A. There are four types of nonstandard teaching authorizations issued in Louisiana: Temporary Authority to Teach ( TAT); Out- of- Field Authorization to Teach ( OFAT); Temporary Employment Permit ( TEP); and Nonpublic Temporary Certificate ( T). Nonstandard authorizations are of a temporary nature but may be renewed under specified guidelines. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1803 ( October 2006). § 323. Temporary Authority to Teach ( TAT) A. Temporary Authority to Teach ( TAT)— issued for one calendar year, while the holder pursues alternate certification program admission requirements or certification requirements. Upon completion of one year of employment on this certificate, for continued employment as a teacher in a Louisiana school system, the holder must fulfill guidelines for a Practitioner License or a higher- level certificate. A TAT cannot be issued to teachers who previously held a Temporary Employment Permit ( TEP) or a standard teaching certificate. B. An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution; passing scores on the Praxis core academic skills for educators in reading and writing examinations or appropriate scores on the ACT or SAT and at least a 2.20 GPA. Applicants who meet these eligibility requirements can apply for a TAT through their employing school district. C. Districts submit the application and provide an affidavit signed by the local superintendent verifying that good faith efforts for recruiting certified personnel have been made, including posting all positions for which TATs are issued on the Teach Louisiana website; that " there is no regularly certified, competent, and suitable person available for the position." AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1803 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2547 ( November 2010), LR 40: 280 ( February 2014). § 325. Out- of- Field Authorization to Teach ( OFAT) A. Out- of- Field Authorization to Teach ( OFAT)— issued for one three- year period while the holder pursues endorsement ( add- on) certification requirements. If the teacher is actively pursuing certification in the field and the Louisiana Department of Education has designated the area as an area that requires extensive hours for completion, up to two additional years of renewal may be granted. B. Eligibility Requirements: Issued to an applicant who holds a valid Louisiana Out- of- State Certificate; Temporary Employment Permit; or a Type C, Type B, Type A, Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 teaching certificate but is teaching outside of the certified area( s). C. OFAT Stipulations 1. Districts must submit the application and provide an affidavit signed by the local superintendent verifying that good faith efforts for recruiting certified personnel have been made, including consulting the Teach Louisiana website; that " there is no regularly certified, competent, and suitable person available for the position;" and that the applicant is the best- qualified person for the position. 2. If the teacher is actively pursuing certification in the field and the Louisiana Department of Education designates the area as an area that requires extensive hours for completion, up to two additional years of renewal may be granted. Designated areas are as follows: a. applicants pursuing certification in Academically Gifted, Significant Disabilities, Early Interventionist, Hearing Impaired, and Visual Impairments/ Blind may be granted two additional years of renewal; b. applicants pursuing certification in Mild/ Moderate may be granted one additional year of renewal. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1804 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 2355 ( November 2007), LR 35: 1487 ( August 2009). § 326. Temporary Employment Permit ( TEP) A. Temporary Employment Permit ( TEP)— Issued for one school year, renewable annually, and may be held a maximum of three years while the holder pursues satisfaction of state Praxis requirements. Upon completion of the three years of employment on this certificate, for continued employment in a Louisiana school system, the holder must fulfill guidelines for a Level 1 or higher- level certificate. B. Eligibility Guidelines 1: Issued to an applicant who meets all certification requirements with the exception of passing all portions of the NTE Commons examination completed prior to February 20, 1985, but who scores within 10 percent of the composite score required for passage of all exams. NOTE: This was formerly classified as an Emergency Permit. 1. The Louisiana employing authority must submit the application to the Department of Education. 2. The Louisiana employing authority must submit a signed affidavit to the State Department of Education stipulating that there is no other applicant meeting all EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 34 certification requirements who is available for employment for a specific teaching position. 3. Granting of this permit shall not waive the requirement that the person successfully complete the exam. C. Eligibility Guidelines 2: Issued to an individual who meets all certification requirements with the exception of passing one of the components of the NTE/ Praxis examination( s) completed after February 20, 1985, but who has an aggregate score equal to or above the total required on all NTE/ Praxis exams for the area of certification. The individual must submit the application and all required materials to the Department of Education. D. Renewal Requirements: An individual can be reissued a permit two times only if evidence is presented that the required exam has been retaken twice within one year from the date the permit was last issued. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1804 ( October 2006). § 327. Nonpublic Temporary Certificate ( T) A. Nonpublic Temporary Certificate ( T)— valid for one year; renewable. B. Eligibility Guidelines. This certificate is granted to teachers practicing in a nonpublic school setting who need temporary credentialing to meet nonpublic school standards. C. Renewal Guidelines. The holder must earn six semester hours of professional coursework annually. Exception to this policy will be considered in the case of serious medical condition or unavailability of required coursework. D. Medical Excuse. When serious medical problems of the teacher or immediate family exist, a doctor's statement is required with a letter of assurance from the teacher that the unmet requirements will be completed prior to the beginning of the next school year. See Chapter 14 of this bulletin for the form entitled "' Certification of Teacher' or Family Member's Serious Health Condition" and for definition of " Serious Health Condition" as set forth under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. E. Required Courses Not Available. Documentation that necessary coursework was not available must be provided in the form of letters of verification from all universities in the accessible geographic area of the teacher. The university letter must verify that the necessary coursework was not offered. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1805 ( October 2006). Subchapter C. Ancillary Teaching Certificates § 341. Introduction A. Ancillary certificates are issued by Louisiana for those who provide teaching, support, administrative, or supervisory services to children in pre- k- 12 schools and early learning centers serving children ages birth to five. See Chapter 4 of this bulletin for an explanation of ancillary certificates issued for those who provide support services in pre- k- 12 schools and early learning centers serving children ages birth to five. See Chapter 7 of this bulletin for an explanation of ancillary certificates issued for those who provide administrative and supervisory services in pre- k- 12 schools. There are six types of ancillary teaching certificates: ancillary artist or talented certificate, early childhood ancillary certificate, nonpublic Montessori teacher certificate, a certificate for family and consumer sciences  occupational programs, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor ( ROTC), and math for professionals certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1805 ( October 2006), amended LR 41: 917 ( May 2015). § 343. Artist or Talented Certificate A. An ancillary artist or talented certificate is issued to an applicant who has earned an advanced degree in an artistic or talented field, or who has produced evidence of creative accomplishments over an extended period of time. An ancillary artist or ancillary talented certificate allows the holder to provide artistic and/ or creative services in a regular classroom to children at any age level. B. Artists Certificate ( Art, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts) 1. This certificate allowing the certificate holder to provide artist services is valid only for the period and district of employment. 2. Certification is granted only in the specific artist area requested ( art, creative writing, drama, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts). 3. Eligibility requirements: a. a written request from the Louisiana employing authority indicating that the person will be employed once the certification is granted; b. substantive evidence of artistic and/ or creative accomplishment over an extended period of time, submitted in the form of newspaper articles, brochures, catalogs, playbills, programs, magazines, published music, letters from accomplished peers, etc. ( photographs, slides and actual artwork are not acceptable). 4. Renewal Guidelines  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 35 Administrative Code July 2015 the request of an LEA. For renewal of the ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the initial certification or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. If the holder of this certificate changes school systems, the LEA must request a change of job assignment. 5. The person holding such certification is not eligible for tenure. C. Talented Certificate ( Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts) 1. This certificate allowing the certificate holder to provide talented services is valid only for the period and district of employment. 2. Certification is granted only in the specific talented area requested ( visual art, music, or theatre). 3. Eligibility requirements: a. master's degree in Art, Music, Theatre Liberal Arts, or Theatre Education; or substantive evidence of artistic and/ or creative accomplishment over an extended period of time, submitted in the form of newspaper articles, brochures, catalogs, playbills, programs, magazines, published music, letters from accomplished peers, etc. ( photographs, slides and actual artwork are not acceptable); b. written request from the Louisiana employing authority indicating that the person will be employed as a talented teacher once the certification is granted; and c. the individual must have a minimum of one year of successful experience working with students in the specific arts area and at the level for which employment is being sought. 4. Renewal Guidelines  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of the ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the initial certification or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. If the holder of this certificate changes school systems, the LEA must request a change of job assignment. 5. Persons holding a talented certificate are not eligible for tenure. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1805 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 762 ( March 2012), LR 38: 3136 ( December 2012). § 344. Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate A. The early childhood ancillary certificate authorizes an individual to teach in a publicly- funded early learning center serving children ages birth to five as defined in R. S 17: 407.33, unless program requirements mandate a professional level certificate. After June 30, 2019, an individual shall have, at a minimum, an early childhood ancillary certificate to serve as a lead teacher in a publicly- funded early learning center. B. Early Childhood Ancillary Certificates Issued 1. Eligibility Requirements. An early childhood ancillary certificate shall be issued to an applicant who submits evidence of one of the following to the LDE: a. a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university; b. a current child development associate ( CDA) credential, either infant/ toddler or preschool, awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition and a high school diploma or equivalent. After January 1, 2018, coursework for the CDA shall be earned from a BESE- approved provider for initial CDA credentials and subsequent renewals. After January 1, 2018, applicants who obtained a CDA or completed coursework from a provider that is not BESE- approved while residing in another state shall submit additional documentation of program components for approval. Coursework counting towards the early childhood ancillary certificate shall include at least 10 training hours in each of the following subject areas: i. planning and implementing a safe and healthy learning environment; ii. advancing children’s physical and intellectual development; iii. supporting children’s social and emotional development; iv. building productive relationships with families; v. managing an effective program operation; vi. maintaining a commitment to professionalism; vii. observing and recording children’s behavior; viii. understanding principles of child development and learning; c. an associate degree in an early childhood related field from a regionally accredited college or university; d. a technical diploma or certificate of technical studies in an early childhood related field from an accredited technical or community college. After January 1, 2018, coursework for technical diplomas and certificates of technical studies shall be earned from a BESE- approved provider; e. a career diploma that has been approved by the Louisiana Pathways Career Development System, and is earned prior to January 1, 2018. 2. Renewal Guidelines a. For individuals meeting eligibility requirements with a CDA, the early childhood ancillary certificate shall be valid for a three- year period. The ancillary certificate may be renewed by the LDE at the request of the applicant’s employer with submission of either documentation of a renewed CDA credential, awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition, or documentation of: EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 36 i. either 4.5 continuing education units, a 3 credit- hour course, or 45 clock hours of training in early childhood care and education; and ii. a minimum of 80 hours of work experience with young children or families with young children within the last three years. b. For individuals meeting eligibility requirements with a bachelor’s degree or higher, associate degree, technical diploma, certificate of technical studies, or career diploma, the early childhood ancillary certificate shall be valid for a three- year period. The certificate may be renewed by the LDE at the request of the applicant’s employer with submission of documentation of: i. either 4.5 continuing education units, a 3 credit- hour course, or 45 clock hours of training in early childhood care and education; and ii. a minimum of 80 hours of work experience with young children or families with young children within the last three years. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), and R. S. 17: 407.81. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 41: 917 ( May 2015). § 345. Nonpublic Montessori Teacher Certificate A. Nonpublic Montessori Teacher Certificate B. Louisiana Montessori teachers will be certified and issued Louisiana Montessori teaching certificates by the Louisiana Department of Education. C. Eligibility Guidelines 1. For a Type C Montessori Certificate— the teacher shall have completed training from one of the following: a. American Montessori Society; b. Association Montessori Internationale; c. St. Nicholas Training Course of London; d. The Montessori World Education Institute; e. Montessori Institute of America; f. Southwestern Montessori Training Institute; g. Any other training course jointly approved by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Montessori Association. 2. For a type B Montessori certificate: a. at least one year of successful teaching experience in a Montessori school; and b. completed training from one of the following: i. American Montessori Society; ii. Association Montessori Internationale; iii. St. Nicholas Training Course of London; iv. The Montessori World Education Institute; v. Montessori Institute of America; vi. Southwestern Montessori Training Institute; vii. any other training course jointly approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Montessori Association. 3. For type A, junior class A, and junior Montessori certificates: a. a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; b. at least one year of successful teaching experience in a Montessori school; and c. completed training from one of the following: i. American Montessori Society; ii. Association Montessori Internationale; iii. St. Nicholas Training Course of London; iv. The Montessori World Education Institute; v. Montessori Institute of America; vi. Southwestern Montessori Training Institute; vii. any other training course jointly approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Montessori Association. D. This certificate is valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of a LEA. For renewal of the ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. E. The certificate lapses for disuse if the holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13) during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1805 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3136 ( December 2012). § 346. Family and Consumer Sciences ( Occupational Programs) A. An ancillary certificate issued in family and consumer sciences ( occupational programs) authorizes an individual to teach in the areas of child care, clothing service, food service, housing and interior design, and institutional home management. B. Provisional Certification: Valid for three years. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 37 Administrative Code July 2015 1. Eligibility requirements: a. bachelor's degree in a family and consumer sciences specialty area; b. 12 semester hours in professional education courses, to include organization and administration of family and consumer sciences occupational programs; and c. minimum of 2,000 hours of successful work experience in the area of occupational certification. 2. Renewal Guidelines  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of the ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. C. Qualified Certification  valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. completed requirements for provisional certification; and b. three years of teaching experience in family and consumer sciences occupational programs. 2. Renewal Guidelines  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of the Ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. 3. Reinstatement Guidelines  Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate. If the certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester ( 90 consecutive days), the certificate lapses for disuse. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement ( see Chapter 13). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1806 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3137 ( December 2012). § 347. Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Instructor ( ROTC) A. An ancillary certificate issued in ROTC authorizes an individual to teach Junior ROTC. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. be retired from active duty in the retired grades of E- 6- E- 9, WO- 1- CWO- 5, 03- 06; and b. official recommendation by appropriate branch of the military service with certification by the appropriate department of defense. 2. Renewal Guidelines  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of the Ancillary certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 34: 432 ( March 2008), amended LR 34: 1610 ( August 2008), LR 38: 3137 ( December 2012). § 348. Math for Professionals Certificate A. An ancillary math for professionals certificate is issued to an applicant who has an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university and/ or evidence of a math and/ or science work- related background. B. Math for Professionals certificate is valid for one year and allows an individual to teach one or more mathematics courses on a part- time basis. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. meets at least one of the following: i. earned 30 credit hours of mathematics; or ii. earned a master’s degree in mathematics or science content area; or iii. successful passing of the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge test ( 5161). b. recommendation and support of employing school system and current employer. Written request is required from the Louisiana employing authority indicating that the person will be employed in the area being sought once the certification is granted; c. completion of a district developed classroom readiness/ training program, based on state guidelines. 2. Renewal Guidelines. The Louisiana employing school district must request renewal of this certificate for each school year of employment. The certificate would be renewable annually based on successful local evaluations and request of employing school district. 3. The person holding such certification is not eligible for tenure. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 220 ( February 2009), amended LR 39: 1463 ( June 2013), LR 40: 281 ( February 2014). EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 38 Subchapter D. Special Considerations for Teachers Called to Active Military Duty § 361. Introduction A. A teacher employed on a Louisiana certificate of any type who is called to active military duty will not be penalized for the time spent in active service. He or she must present copies of official documents indicating beginning and ending dates of active military duty when applying for renewal or extension of the certificate. B. For the period of military service: 1. renewal guidelines specifying required coursework and/ or Praxis exams for temporary certificates will be waived; 2. renewal guidelines specifying Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) for Level 2 and Level 3 certificates will be waived; and 3. additional time commensurate with the amount of time spent in active duty will be allowed on the temporary or regular certificate, in terms of the school year( s) or portion thereof spent in active military service. C. Once the time spent has been restored to an individual who was called to active duty, the renewal guidelines for temporary and/ or regular certificates will be effective. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1806 ( October 2006). Chapter 4. Ancillary School Service Certificates § 401. Introduction A. An individual must have an official authorization from the state to provide services to children in a Louisiana school setting. An ancillary certificate allows a qualified person who is not a certified teacher to provide such services. The holder of an ancillary certificate is authorized to perform only those services that are specifically stated on the certificate in the school systems of Louisiana. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1807 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 432 ( March 2008). Subchapter A. General Ancillary School Certificates § 403. Child Nutrition Program Supervisor A. Child Nutrition Program Supervisor— valid for life with continuous service. B. Basic Eligibility Requirements. A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. C. Eligibility Requirements in Areas of Specialty 1. Specialty in Food Service: a. a minimum of three years of successful experience in home economics education or quantity food service management; and b. a minimum of 21 semester hours— six semester hours in nutrition related to humans, three semester hours in quantity food preparation, and 12 semester hours in at least four of the following subjects: i. quantity food service; ii. organization and management; iii. quantity food service equipment and layout; iv. accounting; v. statistics; vi. microbiology; vii. food service or technology. 2. Specialty in nutrition: a. a minimum of three years of successful experience in teaching, nutrition education, public health nutrition, clinical or administrative dietetics, cooperative extension, or food service management; b. graduate and/ or undergraduate course work, as follows: i. nutrition, 18 semester hours— six semester hours in nutrition related to humans, and 12 semester hours may include nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, or bacteriology; ii. foods, nine semester hours; iii. statistics, research methodology, or evaluative techniques, three semester hours; and iv. a minimum of 12 semester hours in at least two of the following subjects: ( a). quantity food preparation or quantity cookery; ( b). child or adolescent psychology; ( c). communication and speech; ( d). educational materials and/ or methods; ( e). personnel or institutional management. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 39 Administrative Code July 2015 D. Reinstatement of a lapsed Certificate: If certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not regularly employed as a child nutrition program supervisor for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, he/ she must present evidence of having earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13). The six semester credit hours must be earned during the five year period immediately preceding reinstatement. E. A special provisional certificate, acting child nutrition program supervisor, may be issued to an individual employed in this capacity. 1. Eligibility Requirements. A baccalaureate or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 2. Renewal Guidelines. Valid for one year and renewable each year thereafter upon presentation of six semester hours of applicable credit toward completion of all requirements for permanent certification as a child nutrition program supervisor. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1807 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 280 ( February 2007), LR 34: 432 ( March 2008). § 405. Counselor K- 12 ( Counselor in a School Setting) A. Valid for Five Years. Universities that plan to admit new candidates into school counseling programs after December 31, 2012 must provide the Louisiana Department of Education by January 1, 2013 with a copy of the application submitted to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program ( CACREP) for national accreditation. Universities that submit CACREP applications must be CACREP accredited by July 1, 2015 to admit new candidates into school counseling programs after June 30, 2015. Universities that do not submit CACREP applications by January 1, 2013 may not admit new candidates into their school counseling programs after December 31, 2012. Candidates who are already in the process of working toward certification under the previous guidelines will be given until June 30, 2017 to complete all coursework. Individuals who have completed all courses and degree requirements for the previous policy by June 30, 2017 will be allowed to have this endorsement added to their certificates. B. Eligibility requirements: 1. completion of a standards based master’s degree program in school counseling from a regionally accredited college or university approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program ( CACREP); 2. practicum/ internship requirements: a. a practicum in school counseling to include 100 contacts hours in a school setting; or b. an internship in school counseling to include 600 contact hours in a school setting; 3. completion of the PRAXIS examination in school guidance and counseling ( 0421 or 5421). C. Renewal Requirements. For purposes of maintaining a valid counseling endorsement, any school counselor receiving certification after July 1, 2013 is required to either provide verification of a current licensed professional counselor ( LPC) license or complete 150 hours of continuing learning units ( CLUs) over a five- year time period that are consistent with the individual professional growth plan ( IPGP). These CLUs must be standards based and follow the models of the American School Counseling Association ( ASCA) and CACREP. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1807 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 1400 ( June, 2012), LR 39: 1463 ( June 2013). § 407. Educational Interpreter A. An Educational Interpreter certificate is issued to individuals who provide sign language interpreting services by facilitating communication within an instructional environment via an enhanced visual and/ or tactile mode between and among deaf/ hard of hearing and hearing individuals in situations in which those individuals are unable to communicate with one another using a speech and hearing mode. B. This certificate is issued to individuals who have at least a standard high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma ( GED) and who meet the guidelines outlined in this document. There are two basic types of certification for Educational Interpreters: Provisional and Qualified. C. Provisional Educational Interpreter Certificate 1. Eligibility Requirements― issued to applicants who fulfill one of the following: a. complete an accredited interpreter preparation program with a minimum of a certificate of completion; b. hold certification as a sign language interpreter/ transliterator by a national or state organization or certifying body; c. achieve an advanced level or higher, as measured by the sign language proficiency interview ( SLPI) or sign communication proficiency interview ( SCPI); or d. pass the pre- hiring screening of the educational interpreter performance assessment ( EIPA). 2. Renewal Guidelines a. The provisional educational interpreter certificate is valid for one year, may be renewed annually at the request of the Louisiana employing authority, and can be held for a maximum of three years. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 40 b. This certificate is renewable upon completion of 10 contact hours of professional development annually. Course credit leading to a Qualified Certificate may be applied towards the 10 hours. These hours shall be accrued beginning with the issuance of the Provisional Educational Interpreter Certificate. D. Qualified Educational Interpreter Certificate 1. The Qualified Educational Interpreter certificate is issued at the Elementary and/ or Secondary level. 2. Eligibility requirements: Issued to applicants who fulfill all of the following: a. pass the Educational Interpreter Assessment, Written Test; b. achieve a level of 3.0 on one of the standardized videotape versions of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment: American Sign Language ( ASL), Manually Coded English ( MCE), or Pidgin Signed English ( PSE) at the Elementary and/ or Secondary level. 3. Renewal Guidelines a. May be renewed every five years at the request of the Louisiana employing authority upon completion of six semester hours of credit or equivalent continuing professional development ( 90 Contact hours). b. The six hours of credit or 90 equivalent clock hours shall be directly and substantively related to one or more of the permits or certificates held by the applicant or related to the applicant's professional competency. c. These hours shall be accrued beginning the date of issuance of the Qualified Educational Interpreter Certificate. E. An individual who does not meet the Qualified Certificate requirements may apply for a provisional certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1808 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 1616 ( August 2007). § 408. Educational Transliterator A. An Educational Transliterator certificate is issued to individuals who provide cued language transliteration services by facilitating communication within an instructional environment via an enhanced visual and/ or tactile mode between and among deaf/ hard of hearing and hearing individuals in situations in which those individuals are unable to communicate with one another using a speech and hearing mode. B. This certificate is issued to individuals who have at least a standard high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma ( GED) and who meet the guidelines outlined in this document. There are two basic types of certification for Educational Transliterators: Provisional and Qualified. C. Provisional Educational Transliterator Certificate 1. Eligibility Requirements: Issued to applicants who fulfill one of the following: a. hold certification as a cued speech transilterator from a national or state recognized organization or certifying body; or b. pass the Cued American English Competency Screening. 2. Renewal Guidelines a. The Provisional Educational Transliterator certificate is valid for one year, may be renewed annually at the request of the Louisiana employing authority, and can be held for a maximum of three years. b. This certificate is renewable upon completion of ten contact hours of professional development annually. Course credit leading to a Qualified Educational Transliterator Certificate may be applied toward the 10 hours. These hours shall be accrued beginning with the issuance of the Provisional Educational Transliterator Certificate. D. Qualified Educational Transliterator Certificate 1. Eligibility requirements: Issued to applicants who fulfill the following: a. pass the Cued Language Transliterator State level Performance Assessment; or attain a level of 3.5 on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment- Cued Speech ( EIPA- CS); and b. pass the Cued Language Transliterator State Level Written Assessment. 2. Renewal Guidelines a. May be renewed every five years at the request of the Louisiana employing authority upon completion of six semester hours of credit or equivalent continuing professional development ( 90 Contact hours). b. The six hours of credit or 90 equivalent clock hours shall be directly and substantively related to one or more of the permits or certificates held by the applicant or related to the applicant's professional competency. c. These hours shall be accrued beginning the date of issuance of the Qualified Educational Transliterator Certificate. E. An individual who does not meet Qualified Educational Transliterator Certificate requirements may apply for a provisional certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 1617 ( August 2007). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 41 Administrative Code July 2015 § 409. School Librarian A. School Librarian― valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. master's degree in library science from a regionally accredited institution; and b. passing score on Praxis Library Media Specialist examination ( 0311 or 5311). 2. Renewal guidelines: a. complete 150 continuing learning units of district- approved and verified professional development over the five year time period during which the certificate is held; b. the Louisiana employing authority must request renewal of an ancillary school librarian certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1808 ( October 2006), repromulgated LR 33: 1617 ( August 2007), amended LR 36: 489 ( March 2010), LR 39: 1463 ( June 2013). § 410. Orientation and Mobility A. Orientation and Mobility— Valid as long as holder maintains a current national certification in orientation and mobility. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. bachelor's or master's degree in orientation and mobility; or b. completion of an individual plan of study in orientation and mobility at a regionally accredited college or university; and c. current certification issued by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals ( COMS); or d. current certification issued by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board ( NOMC). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 894 ( May 2009). § 411. School Nurse A. Type C School Nurse— valid for three years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse; and b. minimum of two years experience as a registered nurse. 2. Renewal Guidelines. May be renewed once for a three year period, upon presentation of a copy of current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse and upon request of Louisiana employing authority. B. Type B School Nurse— valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse; and b. three years of experience as a type C school nurse. 2. Renewal Guidelines. May be renewed once for a five year period, upon presentation of a copy of current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse and upon request of Louisiana employing authority. C. Type A School Nurse— valid for five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse; b. baccalaureate degree in nursing or a health- related field from a regionally accredited college or university; and c. five years experience as a certified type B school nurse. 2. Renewal Guidelines. May be renewed once for a five year period, upon presentation of a copy of current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse and upon request of Louisiana employing authority. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), ( 15); R. S. 17: 7( 6); R. S. 17: 10; R. S. 17: 22( 6); R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10; and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1808 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 1998 ( September 2010), LR 37: 883 ( March 2011), LR 38: 44 ( January 2012), LR 38: 2366 ( September 2012). § 413. Social Worker A. Social Worker— issued to individuals with master's degrees in social work or social welfare. B. Provisional School Social Worker— valid for three years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a licensed master’s social worker ( LMSW) issued under R. S. 37: 2701 et seq.; b. an individual must work under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker ( LCSW) for a minimum of one hour per week if providing clinical social work services and complete a minimum of 20 continuing professional development/ education units ( CEUs) each year of the validity of this certificate. Of the 20 CEUs, 10 hours must be related to the provision of school social work cervices and/ or services to children. These CEUs will remain on file at the employing system. 2. Renewal Guidelines— nonrenewable. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 42 C. Qualified School Social Worker 1. Eligibility requirements— one of the following: a. licensed clinical social worker ( LCSW), in accordance with R. S. 37: 2701 et seq.; b. certificate as a licensed master’s social worker ( LMSW), in accordance with R. S. 37: 201 et seq.; receive a minimum of one hour per week of supervision by a LCSW, if providing clinical social work services; and have work experience in one or more of the following social work practice settings within the past five years: i. school setting; ii. mental health setting; iii. correction setting; iv. family/ child/ community service agency; v. medical social services in which social services were delivered to families and children; vi. private clinical practice in which social work services were delivered to adults, children, and families; or vii. have graduate social worker field experience in the above social work practice settings plus two years of work experience, to be judged by the Louisiana State Board of Certified Social Work Examiners. 2. This certificate is valid provided the holder maintains current Louisiana licensure as a social worker and completes a minimum of 20 continuing professional development/ education units ( CEUs) in the years of the validity of this certificate. Of the 20 CEUs, 10 hours must be related to the provision of school social work cervices and/ or services to children. These CEUs will remain on file at the employing system. A social worker who changes employing school systems must provide a copy of his/ her current Louisiana license to serve as a social worker. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1809 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 45 ( January 2012). § 414. Mental Health Professional Counselor A. Provisional Mental Health Professional Counselor Certificate― valid for two years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold current Louisiana licensure as a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana ( LPC), in accordance with R. S. 37: 1101 et seq.; or b. hold a current Louisiana licensure as a licensed marriage and family therapist ( MFT) in accordance with R. S. 37: 1101 et seq.; or c. hold a current Louisiana licensure as a Licensed clinical social worker ( LCSW), in accordance with R. S. 37: 2701 et seq.; or d. hold a current Louisiana certification as a certified school psychologist, in accordance with R. S. 17: 7.1( D); or current Louisiana licensure as a psychologist, in accordance with R. S. 37: 2351 et seq.; and e. have two years of mental health counseling experience or providing school psychological services or school social work services within the last five years working directly with children, as verified by a previous or current employer; and f. have a written request from the Louisiana employing school system indicating that the person will be employed once the certification is granted. B. Qualified Mental Health Professional Counselor 1. Eligibility requirements: a. hold current Louisiana licensure as a Licensed professional counselor in Louisiana ( LPC), in accordance with R. S. 37: 1101et seq.; or b. hold a current Louisiana licensure as a licensed marriage and family therapist ( LMFT) in accordance with R. S. 37: 1101 et seq.; or c. hold a current Louisiana licensure as a licensed clinical social worker ( LCSW), in accordance with R. S. 37: 2701 et seq.; or d. hold a current Louisiana certification as a certified school psychologist, in accordance with R. S. 17: 7.1( D); or current Louisiana licensure as a psychologist, in accordance with R. S. 37: 2351 et seq.; and e. have two years of experience as a provisional mental health professional counselor and the written request of the employing school district. 2. Renewal Guidelines a. This certificate is valid provided the holder maintains current Louisiana licensure as a LPC, LMFT, LCSW, or psychologist, or holds a current Louisiana certification as a certified school psychologist. A worker who changes employing school systems must provide a copy of his/ her current Louisiana license or certificate to serve as a mental health professional counselor. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 37: 881 ( March 2011). § 415. Special Education Examiners A. State statute requires that each school district have assessment teams for the purpose of identifying and evaluating the individual needs of each child with exceptionalities. These teams may include any number of the specialists outlined in this Section. NOTE: Persons serving on multidisciplinary teams who have competent authority numbers may continue to serve in this capacity. B. Audiologist Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 43 Administrative Code July 2015 1. Provisional certificate— valid for three years. a. Eligibility requirements: i. master's degree in audiology or equivalent, as specified in R. S. 37: 2651 et seq.; ii. must work under supervision of a licensed audiologist. b. Renewal guidelines: nonrenewable. 2. Qualified Licensed Audiologist— valid for life with continuous service. a. Eligibility requirements: i. master's degree in audiology or equivalent, as specified in R. S. 37: 2651 et seq.; ii. current Louisiana licensure as an Audiologist. b. Renewal guidelines: holder must present current Louisiana credential as a licensed Audiologist. C. Educational Diagnostician  valid for five years. 1. Eligibility Requirements a. Hold current national certification as an educational diagnostician ( NCED) through the National Certification of Educational Diagnostician Board. 2. Renewal guidelines: a. may be renewed every five years at the request of the Louisiana employing authority; and b. complete 150 continuing learning units of district- approved and verified professional development over the five year time period during which the certificate is held; or c. hold current national certification as an educational diagnostician ( NCED) through the National Certification of Educational Diagnostician Board. 3. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate. If certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed as an educational diagnostician for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, the certificate lapses for disuse. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses during the five year period immediately preceding the request for reinstatement ( see Chapter 13). D. School Psychologist 1. Standard certificate— valid for five years. a. Eligibility requirements— one of the following: i. completion of a school psychology training program that meets requirements of the current Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology established by the National Association of School Psychologists; ii. evidence of current and continuous certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. b. Levels i. Level A— Applicants must meet requirements for the standard certificate and possess a doctoral degree ( such as Ph. D., Ed. D., or Psy. D.) from a regionally accredited institution in school psychology or in psychology with a program of study emphasizing child development and knowledge and skills in education and assessment. ii. Level B— Applicants must meet requirements for the standard certificate and possess a master's or specialist degree from a school psychology training program in a regionally accredited institution. c. Renewal Guidelines: The standard certificate must be renewed by the expiration date, every five years. A one month grace period is allowed before the certificate is considered lapsed. The certificate may be renewed upon completion of the following: i. at least one year of experience, or equivalent, as a school psychologist; ii. one of the following: ( a). six semester hours of additional graduate credit in any of the areas specified in the Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology established by the National Association of School Psychologists; ( b). an equivalent number of Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units ( 9.0 CEU or 90 contact hours) in a variety of activities designed to maintain and expand a school psychologist's skills, and to ensure the provision of quality services; ( c). a combination of graduate credit hours and Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units equivalent to six semester hours ( each semester hour equals 1.5 Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units), for a total of 9.0 Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units; ( d). evidence of current and continuous certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist since the last date of state certification or renewal. 2. Provisional Certificate— Valid for one year and renewable once for the completion of internship for the standard Level A or B certificate. a. Eligibility requirements: i. completed academic preparation in school psychology that meets requirements of current Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology established by the National Association of School Psychologists, except for the internship. The internship shall be completed during the time of the provisional certificate, in accordance with internship requirements in current Standards for Training and Field EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 44 Placement Programs in School Psychology established by the National Association of School Psychologists; ii. holder of a lapsed standard Level A or B certificate who has not met requirements for certification renewal. b. Renewal Guidelines: May be renewed for one additional year when necessary to complete the internship, and upon written request of applicant and of the director of the training program or intern supervisor. 3. Lapsed School Psychologist certificates may be reinstated upon verification that the following conditions have been met. Credits submitted must have been earned within the five years of the last renewal request. A provisional certificate may be awarded for a one year period, during which time the individual must meet renewal requirements for the standard certificate: a. at least one year of experience or equivalent as a school psychologist; b. one of the following: i. six semester hours of additional graduate credit in any of the areas specified in the Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology established by the National Association of School Psychologists; ii. an equivalent number of Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units ( 9.0 CEU or 90 contact hours) in a variety of activities designed to maintain and expand a school psychologist's skills, and to ensure the provision of quality services; iii. a combination of graduate credit hours and Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units equivalent to six semester hours ( each semester hour equals 1.5 Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units), for a total of 9.0 Continuing Professional Development/ Education Units; iv. evidence of current and continuous certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist since the last date of State certification or renewal. E. Supervisor of School Psychological Services— eligibility guidelines: 1. hold valid Louisiana Level A or Level B School Psychologist certification under current requirements; and 2. have at least three years of supervised experience as a school psychologist, of which at least two years have been in Louisiana. F. Speech Pathology Assistant— valid for three years and renewable. 1. The word assistant designates that direct supervision by a certified and licensed speech/ language pathologist is required. 2. Ancillary Speech/ Language Pathology Assistant certificates authorize service as a speech pathology assistant only, not as a regular classroom teacher. 3. Eligibility requirements: a. an earned baccalaureate degree in speech/ language pathology from a regionally accredited institution; b. completed at least 100 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum. 4. Renewal guidelines: a. may be renewed by request of the Louisiana employing authority; b. certificate may be changed to " valid for life with continuous service" with verification of three years of service as a speech therapist. 5. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate. If certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed speech pathology assistant for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, the certificate lapses for disuse. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses during the five year period immediately preceding the request for reinstatement ( see Chapter 13). G. Speech Pathologist 1. Provisional Certificate in Speech Pathology— valid for three years. a. Eligibility requirements: master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in speech pathology. b. Renewal guidelines: nonrenewable. 2. Qualified Certificate in Speech Pathology— valid for life with continuous service, provided holder maintains current Louisiana license to serve as a speech pathologist. Eligibility Requirements: a. master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in speech pathology, as specified under Speech Pathology Guidelines; and b. a valid Louisiana license to serve as a speech pathologist. 3. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate. If certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not regularly employed as a school speech pathologist for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, he/ she must present evidence of having earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses ( see Chapter 13). The six semester credit hours must be earned during the five year period immediately preceding reinstatement. H. Speech Therapist/ American Speech and Hearing Association ( ASHA)— A person who provides speech Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 45 Administrative Code July 2015 therapy services to students with speech and/ or language impairments. Valid for three years. 1. Eligibility requirements― one of the following: a. verification that applicant holds ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence; b. ASHA verification that individual has met requirements for Certificate of Clinical Competence ( with possible exception of the clinical fellowship year); or c. verification from the director of an ASHA- certified training program, in which the applicant has completed a master's degree, that ASHA requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence have been met ( with the possible exception of the clinical fellowship year). 2. For those persons who have not completed the clinical fellowship year, this designation will be so noted on the certificate. 3. Renewal Guidelines a. Louisiana employing authority may request renewal of the certificate. b. Certificate may be changed to " valid for life with continuous service" with verification of three years of service as a speech therapist. 4. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate: If certificate holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not regularly employed as a speech therapist in a school setting for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, the certificate lapses for disuse. To reinstate a lapsed certificate, the holder must present evidence that he/ she earned six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses during the five year period immediately preceding request for reinstatement ( see Chapter 13). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1809 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 768 ( March 2012). Subchapter B. School Therapists § 421. Overview A. School Art Therapist— Valid as long as holder remains in the same school system 1. Eligibility requirements: a. evidence of successful completion of accredited art therapy degree program, and current registration/ membership in the American Art Therapy Association; b. requirements of the educational program: i. three semester hours, Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children; ii. three semester hours, Psychology of Exceptional Children; c. 50 percent of preclinical experience must have been directed toward a population aged zero through 21 years, in both institutional and school settings. 2. Renewal Guidelines. The Louisiana employing authority must request renewal at the time of any change of employment systems. B. Dance Therapist— valid as long as holder remains in same school system. 1. Master's Level a. Eligibility requirements: i. master's degree in dance therapy; ii. requirements of the educational program: ( a). three semester hours, Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children; and ( b). three semester hours, Psychology of Exceptional Children; iii. current registration or membership in the American Dance Therapy Association. b. Renewal Guidelines: The Louisiana employing authority must request a renewal at the time of any change of employment systems. 2. Bachelor's Level a. Eligibility requirements: i. bachelor's degree in dance therapy; ii. requirements of the educational program: ( a). three semester hours, Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children; and ( b). three semester hours, Psychology of Exceptional Children. iii. practicum for two semesters in both a clinical and a school setting. Fifty percent of the practicum must involve work with a population aged zero through 21 years; and iv. current registration or membership the American Dance Therapy Association. b. Renewal Guidelines. The Louisiana employing authority must request renewal at the time of any change of employment systems. C. Music Therapist— valid as long as holder remains in same school system. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. evidence of successful completion of an accredited music therapy degree program, and registration by the National Association of Music Therapy, Inc.; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 46 b. meet the following course requirements of the music therapy component of the degree program: c. three semester hours, Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children; d. three semester hours, Psychology of Exceptional Children; and e. recreational music; school music; f. fifty percent of pre- clinical and clinical experiences should be directed toward a population aged zero through 21 years, in both institutional and school settings. 2. Renewal Guidelines. The Louisiana employing authority must request renewal at the time of any change of employment systems. D. Occupational Therapy 1. Certified Licensed Occupational Therapist Assistant ( COTA)― valid for five years; renewable. a. Eligibility Requirements. A valid COTA license to practice occupational therapy in Louisiana in compliance with R. S. 37: 3001- 3014, as administered by the Board of Medical Examiners; b. a COTA must work under the supervision of a Licensed Occupational Therapist; c. Renewal Guidelines. Applicant must present copy of his/ her current licensure, and request by the Louisiana employing authority. 2. Occupational Therapist Provisional Certification— valid for two years. a. Eligibility Requirements. A temporary license to practice occupational therapy in Louisiana in compliance with R. S. 37: 3001- 3014, as administered by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. b. Renewal Guidelines  nonrenewable. 3. Occupational Therapist Full Certificate— valid for five years; renewable. a. Eligibility Requirements. A valid license to practice occupational therapy in Louisiana in compliance with R. S. 37: 3001- 3014, as administered by the Board of Medical Examiners. b. Renewal Guidelines. Applicant must present copy of current licensure, and request by the Louisiana employing authority. E. Physical Therapy 1. Physical Therapist Assistant ( PTA)  valid for five years. a. Eligibility Requirements. A valid PTA license to assist in the practice of physical therapy in compliance with R. S. 37: 2401- 2424, as administered by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. b. A PTA must work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. c. Renewal Guidelines. Applicant must present a copy of his/ her current licensure, and request of the Louisiana employing authority. 2. Physical Therapist Provisional Certification— valid for two years. a. Eligibility Requirements. A temporary license to practice physical therapy in compliance with R. S. 37: 2401- 2424, as administered by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. b. Renewal Guidelines  nonrenewable. 3. Physical Therapist Full Certificate― valid for five years. a. Eligibility Requirements: a valid Louisiana license to practice physical therapy in compliance with R. S. 37: 2401- 2424, as administered by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. b. Renewal Guidelines: Applicant must present a copy of his/ her current licensure, and request of the Louisiana employing authority. F. - F. 2. b. Reserved. G. Certified Behavior Analyst 1. Assistant Behavior Analyst ( BCaBA) a. Eligibility requirements: i. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; ii. current assistant level certification issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( BACB) or Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling Board ( CABAS); iii. the word assistant designates that direct supervision by a BCBA or CABAS is required; iv. a written request from the Louisiana employing authority indicating that the person will be employed once the certification is granted. b. Renewal Guidelines. This certificate is valid provided the holder maintains current level certification issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( BACB) or Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling Board ( CABAS). A worker who changes employing school systems must provide a copy of his/ her current certification issued by BACB or CABAS to serve as a behavior analyst. 2. Behavior Analyst ( BCBA) a. Eligibility requirements: i. master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 47 Administrative Code July 2015 ii. current behavior analyst certification issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( BACB) or Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling Board ( CABAS); and iii. a written request from the Louisiana employing authority indicating that the person will be employed once the certification is granted. b. Renewal Guidelines. This certificate is valid provided the holder maintains current level certification issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( BACB) or Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling Board ( CABAS). A worker who changes employing school systems must provide a copy of his/ her current certification issued by BACB or CABAS to serve as a behavior analyst. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1811 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 433 ( March 2008), LR 37: 884 ( March 2011), LR 37: 2135 ( July 2011). Chapter 5. Standards for Secondary Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education Personnel § 501. Introduction A. Career and technical trade and industrial education ( CTTIE) certificates authorize full time or part time employment for instructors of CTTIE classes. The applicant being certified under requirements found in this bulletin may teach CTTIE courses as listed on the Teach Louisiana website ( http:// www. teachlouisiana. net). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1812 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009), LR 40: 1329 ( July 2014). § 503. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued Prior to July 1, 2006 A. Vocational Technical Industrial Education ( VTIE) Certificates— Issued prior to July 1, 2004 1. Vocational Temporary ( VT)— valid for one year; renewable annually while holder completes required coursework. 2. Vocational Permanent ( VP)— lifetime certificate for continuous service. B. Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education ( CTTIE) Certificates— issued between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2006. 1. CTTIE Temporary Certificate ( CT)— valid for one year; renewable annually while holder completes required coursework. 2. CTTIE Permanent Certificate ( CP)— lifetime certificate for continuous service. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1812 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009). § 504. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued between July 1, 2006 and September 1, 2014 A. CTTIE- 1 Certificate— valid for one year; renewable for a maximum of five years while holder completes the requirements to transition to a CTTIE- 2 certificate. Candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for the renewal of this certificate pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. The holder may meet the requirements in § 506 or § 509 to transition to a CTTIE- 2. B. CTTIE- 2 Certificate  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of the employing LEA. For renewal of the CTTIE- 2 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. To qualify for this certificate, an individual must meet requirements for a CTTIE- 1 certificate and have earned the appropriate CTTIE coursework. All educators holding CTTIE- 2 certificates shall meet the criteria in § 506. C by September 1, 2019. To allow time to meet new eligibility requirements, CTTIE- 2 certificates set to expire before September 1, 2019 may be renewed up to but not beyond September 1, 2019 if the candidate successfully meets the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009), amended LR 38: 3137 ( December 2012), LR 40: 1329 ( July 2014). § 505. Career and Technical Certificate Types Issued after September 1, 2014 [ Formerly § 504] A. CTTIE- 1 Certificate— valid for one year; renewable for a maximum of five years while holder completes requirements for CTTIE- 2 certificate in § 506 and, when required, new instructor workshop. Candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for the renewal of this certificate pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. B. CTTIE- 2 Certificate  valid for five years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of the employing LEA. For renewal of the CTTIE- 2 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 48 17: 3902. Applicants are not required to hold a CTTIE- 1 certification prior to issuance of a CTTIE- 2 certificate if they meet the requirements in § 506. C. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009), amended LR 38: 3137 ( December 2012), LR 40: 1330 ( July 2014). § 506. CTTIE- 1 and CTTIE- 2 Certificates Eligibility Requirements [ Formerly § 505] A. CTTIE- 1 and CTTIE- 2 certificates are issued to instructors who teach CTTIE courses listed on the " Teach Louisiana" website. B. CTTIE- 1 Eligibility Requirements 1. Applicants shall hold a high school diploma, or have passed an equivalency test approved by the Department of Education. 2. Applicants shall have a minimum of four years of full time work experience or 7,680 hours of experience in the selected career and technical field: a. at least one year of full time work experience or 1,920 hours of the required work experience must have been acquired within the five calendar years immediately prior to certification; b. graduates of community and technical colleges will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of occupational experience if the training is in the field for which the applicant is applying; and c. graduates with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of experience; d. graduates with an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience; e. graduates with a technical degree in the selected field and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience; f. graduates with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an industry based certification ( IBC) in the selected field, or who pass the appropriate national occupational competency testing institute ( NOCTI) exam if industry- based certification is not available, will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience; g. applicants holding current approved industry- based certification, or who pass the approved NOCTI exam if industry- based certification is not available, will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of work experience. An industry- based certification may not be combined with educational attainment to qualify for a waiver from all required work experience. 3. Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree and who hold an industry- based certification ( IBC) in the selected instructional field may also apply years of teaching experience in that field toward the required work experience. 4. Applicants with prior teaching experience at a postsecondary institution in the selected instructional field may apply those years of teaching at a postsecondary institution toward the required work experience. 5. In addition to CTTIE certification, a current license must be held when a state or national license is required in the workplace. A state or national license will be recognized as an industry- based certification. 6. Applicants shall complete a new instructor workshop, if necessary. New instructor workshop must be completed prior to renewal. The department shall make available a list of new instructor course providers on the “ Teach Louisiana” website. Applicants with at least three years of effective K- 12 teaching experience as defined by Bulletin 130 or three years of post- secondary teaching experience are not subject to this requirement. C. CTTIE- 2 Eligibility Requirements 1. Applicants shall hold a current, appropriate and recognized industry instructor certificate aligned with the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council IBC list, if applicable as determined by the LDE, or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 2. Applicant shall complete a new instructor workshop, if necessary. New instructor workshop must be completed prior to renewal. The department shall make available a list of new instructor course providers on the “ Teach Louisiana” website. Applicants with at least three years of effective K- 12 teaching experience as defined by Bulletin 130 or three years of post- secondary teaching experience are not subject to this requirement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1813 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009), LR 36: 2843 ( December 2010), LR 38: 2366 ( September 2012), LR 40: 1330 ( July 2014). § 507. CTTIE Areas of Specialization [ Formerly § 505] A. Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA) Eligibility Requirements 1. Applicant shall be a professional nursing program graduate with current Louisiana licensure as a registered nurse ( RN) or licensed practical nurse ( LPN). 2. All instructors shall have a CNA " train the trainer certificate" and meet certified nursing assistant regulations, as mandated by the Department of Health and Hospitals ( DHH), Health Standards Section. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 49 Administrative Code July 2015 3. LPNs may serve as a certified nursing assistant instructor under the direct supervision of a RN. LPNs, under the general supervision of the primary instructor, may provide classroom and skills training instruction and supervision if they have two years of experience in caring for the elderly and/ or chronically ill. B. Certified Nursing Assistant, Program Coordinator— Eligibility Requirements. The program coordinator shall have the following experience and qualifications: 1. current Louisiana licensure as a registered nurse ( RN); 2. a minimum of two years of nursing experience, of which at least one year must be in caring for the elderly or chronically ill, obtained through employment in any of the following: a. a nursing facility/ unit; b. a geriatrics department; c. a chronic care hospital; d. other long- term care setting; or e. experience in varied responsibilities including, but not limited to, direct resident care or supervision and staff education; 3. completion of VTIE, CTTIE, CNA " train- the- trainer" type program or a master's degree or higher; 4. all instructors must meet requirements mandated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ( DHH), Health Standards Section; C. Emergency Medical Technician 1. An emergency medical technician ( EMT) instructor must be approved by the Bureau of EMS. D. Sports Medicine Eligibility Requirements 1. Sports medicine instructors shall have at least a Bachelor of Science degree and have received and maintained a current state and/ or national certification as an athletic trainer and meet all CTTIE requirements. 2. Applicants pursuing a master’s degree in athletic training that are working as an athletic trainer graduate assistant at a regionally accredited university may count these work experience hours toward meeting the required work hours for the CTTIE application. CTTIE application must include a letter from the director of athletics at the university with the actual number of hours worked as well as assigned duties. E. Jobs for America's Graduates ( JAG) Louisiana Job Specialist eligibility requirements ( one of the following): 1. a bachelor's degree from a state- approved and regionally accredited college or university, plus two years of full- time work experience, or 3,840 hours of work experience within four years of date of application; or 2. a valid standard Louisiana teaching or school counselor certification. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1813 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2752 ( December 2009), LR 36: 2843 ( December 2010), LR 38: 2366 ( September 2012), LR 40: 1331 ( July 2014). § 509. CTTIE- 1 Certificates Renewal Guidelines for certificates initially issued prior to September 1, 2014 [ Formerly § 507] A. Holder must earn at least three semester hours or 45 contact hours in approved coursework each year until a minimum number of required semester hours or contact hours have been completed, as follows: 1. with no degree— 15 semester hours or 225 contact hours; 2. with an associate degree— 12 semester hours or 180 contact hours; 3. with a baccalaureate degree— 9 semester hours or 135 contact hours; 4. with a graduate degree— 6 semester hours or 90 contact hours; 5. with a valid Louisiana teaching certificate ( type A, B, C, level 1, 2, 3 or OS)— 3 semester hours or 45 contact hours ( new instructor workshop is not required); 6. with 3 years of post- secondary teaching experience— 3 semester hours or 45 contact hours ( must include the new instructor workshop); a. renewal guidelines  valid for 5 years initially and may be renewed thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of the CTTIE- 2 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least 3 years during the 5- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. B. The coursework must be completed from the following approved list: 1. new instructor workshop ( mandatory for all instructors who do not hold a valid Louisiana teaching certificate and do not have three years of successful teaching experience); 2. foundations of career and technical education; 3. preparation of career and technical education instructional materials; 4. management of the career and technical education classroom( s)/ laboratory( ies); 5. occupational safety and health; 6. testing and evaluation in career and technical education; 7. teaching special needs students in career and technical education; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 50 8. methods of teaching career and technical education; 9. occupational analysis and course development; 10. ethics and diversity in the workplace/ classroom; 11. computer technology in the classroom; 12. curriculum planning; 13. career guidance; 14. management of change; 15. basic theory in career and technical education; 16. advanced theory in career and technical education; 17. development of career and technical teacher competency; 18. adolescent psychology; 19. other education pedagogy courses, including online courses, from regionally accredited institutions. Must have prior approval from the employing LEA. C. If a state or national license is required in the workplace, a current license must be held. A state or national license will be recognized as an industry- based certification. D. Upon successful completion of the required hours, and upon written request, a VTIE or a CTTIE temporary certificate was converted to a permanent CTTIE certificate until June 30, 2006. After June 30, 2006, certificates for all holders of VTIE, CTTIE, and CTTIE- 1 certificates who are completing the required hours will be converted to five year CTTIE- 2 certificates upon written request. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1814 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 2356 ( November 2007), LR 35: 2753 ( December 2009), LR 36: 2000 ( September 2010), LR 38: 3137 ( December 2012), LR 40: 1331 ( July 2014). § 511. Process for Reinstating Lapsed CTTIE- 2 Certificates A. If holder allows a period of five consecutive calendar years to pass in which he/ she is not a regularly employed teacher for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, the certificate will lapse for disuse. B. A CTTIE- 2 certificate may be reinstated if, holder is able to present evidence that he/ she meets the requirements for a CTTIE- 2 license. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1814 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2754 ( December 2009), LR 36: 2001 ( September 2010), LR 40: 1332 ( July 2014). Chapter 6. Endorsements to Existing Certificates § 601. Introduction A. Endorsement areas are permanent authorizations added to a teaching certificate. Upon completion of requirements for an additional area of certification, as outlined in this bulletin, the holder of a valid Louisiana teaching certificate may have the endorsement added. For endorsement purposes, the following notes apply. 1. When a generalized reference is made to a Praxis exam, this means the current applicable exam( s) in policy, with the current established passing score( s). 2. Semester hours earned to add certification areas and/ or levels to an existing certificate cannot include repeat ( or duplicate) coursework. 3. A National Board Certified ( NBC) teacher with an existing Louisiana teaching certificate is eligible for the addition ( add- on) or endorsement to his/ her certificate of the corresponding area for which NBC is held. 4. All coursework used for add- on certification must be for regular credit and not of a remedial or developmental nature and no final grade below a " C" will be accepted for any add- on endorsement purposes. 5. Semester hours earned from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent contact hours from a non- university private provider of teacher and/ or educational leader preparation program are acceptable for endorsement purposes. One semester hour is equivalent to 15 contact hours. 6. Non- university private providers of teacher and/ or educational leader preparation programs must submit proposals for approval by LDE and BESE, as outlined in Chapter 5 of Bulletin 996: Standards for Approval of Teacher and/ or Educational Leader Preparation Programs. B. A formal request for an additional authorization on a certificate shall be directed to the LDE. An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution verifying successful completion of endorsement requirements ( semester hours) or documentation from the non- university private provider verifying successful completion of endorsement requirements ( contact hours) shall accompany the request. The final authority for approval of an additional authorization is the LDE. C. This Chapter has been divided into three Subchapters, as follows: 1. regular education level and area endorsements; 2. special education level and area endorsements; and 3. all other endorsement areas. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 51 Administrative Code July 2015 HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1814 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 1381 ( May 2011), LR 40: 2242 ( November 2014). Subchapter A. Regular Education Level and Area Endorsements § 603. Introduction A. The following requirements must be completed to add an education certification level and/ or a certification area to an existing valid teaching certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1815 ( October 2006). § 604. Requirements to add Birth to Kindergarten A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, or 1- 8) or early interventionist certificate must achieve one of the following: 1. successfully teach on an extended endorsement license ( EEL) certificate in birth to kindergarten for one year in an approved Louisiana licensed child care facility or publicly- funded early childhood program based on criteria determined by the LDE; 2. passing score for Praxis— principles of learning and teaching early childhood ( 0621 or 5621); or 3. 12 semester hours of combined early childhood and kindergarten coursework. B. The certificated teacher’s Louisiana employing authority must verify that he/ she has completed one year of successful teaching experience in birth to kindergarten in an approved Louisiana licensed child care facility and recommend the applicant for further employment. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, and R. S. 17: 22( 6). HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 41: 918 ( May 2015). § 605. Requirements to add Early Childhood ( Grades PK- 3) A. Individuals holding a valid elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, or 1- 8) must achieve one of the following: 1. successfully teach on an extended endorsement license ( EEL) certificate in birth to kindergarten for one year in an approved Louisiana licensed child care facility or publicly- funded early childhood program based on criteria determined by the LDE; 2. passing score for Praxis  principles of learning and teaching early childhood ( 0621 or 5621); or 3. 12 semester hours of combined early childhood and kindergarten coursework. B. Individuals holding a valid upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary school certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate ( other than early interventionist), or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, music) must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis  Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); 2. passing score for Praxis  Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood ( 0621 or 5621) or accumulate 12 credit hours of combined early childhood and kindergarten coursework. C. Individuals holding a valid early interventionist certificate must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis  Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); 2. twelve credit hours of combined early childhood and kindergarten coursework; and 3. 9 semester hours of reading coursework or passing score for Praxis  teaching reading exam ( 0204 or 5204). D. Individuals holding a valid birth to kindergarten certificate must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001; and 2. nine semester hours of reading coursework or passing score for Praxis  Teaching Reading exam ( 0204 or 5204). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1815 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 883 ( March 2011), repromulgated LR 37: 1561 ( June 2011), amended LR 37: 3215 ( November 2011), LR 38: 44 ( January 2012), LR 39: 1464 ( June 2013), LR 41: 648 ( April 2015), LR 41: 918 ( May 2015), LR 41: 1270 ( July 2015). § 607. Requirements to add Elementary ( Grades 1- 5) A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3) must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis  Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 52 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); 2. passing score for Praxis  Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 exam; and 3. nine semester hours of reading or passing score for Praxis  Teaching Reading exam ( 0204 or 5204). B. Individuals holding a valid upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. a. passing score for Praxis  Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); or b. accumulate: i. 12 semester hours of mathematics; ii. 12 semester hours of science; iii. 12 semester hours of English language arts; and iv. 12 semester hours of social studies; 2. passing score for Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching K- 6 exam; and 3. nine semester hours of reading. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1815 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 44 ( January 2012), LR 39: 1464 ( June 2013), LR 41: 648 ( April 2015), LR 41: 1271 ( July 2015). § 609. Requirements to add Middle School ( Grades 4- 8) Specialty Area Endorsement for English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), special education certificate must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis middle school specialty area exam in the specific content area; or accumulate 30 credit hours in the specialty content area; and 2. passing score for Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 exam; and 3. six semester hours of reading or passing score for Praxis Teaching Reading exam ( 0204 or 5204). B. Individuals holding a valid secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), or an All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis middle school specialty area exam in the specific content area; or accumulate 30 credit hours in the specialty content area; and 2. passing score for Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching 5- 9 exam; and 3. six semester hours of reading. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1815 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 881 ( March 2011), LR 39: 1464 ( June 2013). § 611. Requirements to add a Secondary ( grades 6- 12) Specialty Core Content Area as defined in the No Child Left Behind ( NCLB) Act of 2001 ( English, Math, Foreign Language, Science, and Social Studies) A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), or special education certificate must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis secondary specialty area exam in the content area; or 30 credit hours in the specialty content area; and 2. passing Praxis score for Principles of Learning and Teaching 7- 12 exam; or 3. passing Praxis score for World Languages Pedagogy ( 0841) if adding a foreign language after 6/ 30/ 13. B. Individuals holding a valid secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12) or an All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music), achieve one of the following: 1. passing score for Praxis secondary specialty area exam( s) required for the content area; or 2. 30 credit hours in the specialty content area. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1816 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2266 ( October 2010). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 53 Administrative Code July 2015 § 613. Requirements to Add a Non- NCLB Secondary ( grades 6- 12) Specialty Content Area ( Agriculture, Business, Computer Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Journalism, Marketing, Speech, Technology Education) A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), or special education certificate must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis secondary specialty area exam in the content area; or 21 credit hours in the specialty content area; or 2. passing Praxis score for Principles of Learning and Teaching 7- 12 exam. B. Individuals holding a valid secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12) or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve one of the following: 1. passing score for the Praxis secondary specialty area exam; and 2. 21 credit hours in the specialty content area. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1816 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2547 ( November 2010). § 615. Requirements to add an All- Level ( K- 12) Area ( Art, Dance, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, and Music) A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve one of the following: 1. passing score for Praxis specialty area exam in the area of endorsement; or 2. 30 semester hours in the specialty area; and 3. for any foreign language add- on after 6/ 30/ 13 a passing Praxis score for World Languages Pedagogy ( 0841) is required. B. To Add a Second Music Area Endorsement: An individual already certified in either Instrumental Music or Vocal Music may add the second music area with coursework, as follows: 1. to add Instrumental Music, 12 semester hours to include brass, percussion, string, and woodwind instruments; or 2. to add Vocal Music, 12 semester hours to include piano and voice. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1816 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2266 ( October 2010). Subchapter B. Special Education Level and Area Endorsements § 621. Requirements A. The following requirements must be completed to add a special education certification level and/ or area to an existing valid teaching certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1816 ( October 2006). § 623. Requirements to add Academically Gifted A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or an All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve A- C below: 1. master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education; 2. 15 graduate semester hours of prescribed coursework from the following list, either within a master's degree program or as an add- on to an existing master's degree: a. characteristics/ study of gifted individuals; b. methods of teaching the gifted; c. social and emotional needs of the gifted; d. creative thinking and problem solving or curriculum development for the gifted; e. educational technology; 3. three semester hours in a practicum for academically gifted; or an internship for college credit in academically gifted; or three years of successful teaching experience in academically gifted. 4. special notes relative to Academically Gifted Certification. a. Academically gifted certification will be valid only in the teaching area( s) in which the individual is certified. b. The secondary teacher of academically gifted students who is to award Carnegie Units in the secondary EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 54 subject area( s) must be certified in the subject area( s) in which Carnegie Units are awarded. c. Elementary and secondary teachers who are also certified in academically gifted may offer approved special education elective ( enrichment) courses at either the elementary or secondary level. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1816 ( October 2006). § 625. Requirements to add Early Interventionist Birth to Five Years A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. passing score for Praxis exams: Principles of Learning and Teaching; Early Childhood (# 0621 or 5621) and Special Education: Early Childhood (# 0691); 2. 18 credit hours that pertain to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as follows: a. foundations in early childhood education and early intervention; b. understanding and working with families of young children; c. assessment in early intervention; d. early intervention methods; e. teaming, physical and medical management in early intervention; f. communication and literacy in early intervention; 3. nine semester hours of reading coursework. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1817 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 552 ( February 2011), amended LR 37: 1382 ( May 2011), LR 37: 3215 ( November 2011), LR 40: 281 ( February 2014). § 627. Requirements to add Hearing Impaired K- 12 A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. 21 semester credit hours that pertain to children with hearing impairments, as follows: 2. introduction to special education; 3. physiological, psychosocial, historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of deafness; 4. language development that includes linguistic principles and assessment strategies in language acquisitions for deaf and hard of hearing; 5. speech and speech reading; 6. educational audiology, auditory assistive devices and technology; 7. instructional strategies and curriculum development for deaf and hard of hearing students; 8. communication methodology. B. Three semester hours of internship of students with hearing impairments; or three years of successful teaching experience of students with hearing impairments. C. Proficiency in signed, cued, or oral communication, as evidenced by one or more of the following means: 1. signed— one of the following: a. Intermediate on the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation: Teacher ( ESSE: T); b. Advanced on the Signed Communication Proficiency Interview ( SCPI); c. Level III of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment; 2. cued— mini- proficiency, as measured on the Basic Cued Speech Proficiency Rating Test ( BCSPR c1983, Beaupre); or 3. oral— successfully passing an additional course in Methods in Oral/ Auditory Education. D. Passing score for Praxis exams  Special Education: Core Content Knowledge and Applications (# 0354 or 5354) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (# 0272). AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1817 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 552 ( February 2011), LR 40: 281 ( February 2014). § 629. Requirements to add Mild/ Moderate A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or an All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 55 Administrative Code July 2015 1. 15 semester hours of special education coursework, as follows: a. methods/ materials for mild/ moderate exceptional children; b. assessment and evaluation of exceptional learners; c. behavioral management of mild/ moderate exceptional children; d. vocational and transition services for students with disabilities; e. practicum in assessment and evaluation of M/ M exceptional learners; or three years of successful teaching experience in mild/ moderate; 2. passing score for Praxis exams  Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543); 3. individuals who have completed all stipulations listed above will have until 7/ 1/ 2010 to have this endorsement added to their standard teaching certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1817 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 221 ( February 2009), LR 35: 1485 ( August 2009), LR 37: 553 ( February 2011), LR 39: 1464 ( June 2013). § 630. Requirements to add Mild/ Moderate ( 1- 5), ( 4- 8) and ( 6- 12)— Mandatory 7/ 1/ 2010 A. Mild/ Moderate: 1- 5— Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), or Early Interventionist certificate must achieve the following: 1. 18 semester hours to include the following coursework: a. Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities— three semester hours. This course is designed for teachers to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and behavioral strategies with students in a variety of settings. Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 45- hour field- based experience. Theoretical approaches, screening/ identification, educational placement considerations, and assessment and evaluation issues will be addressed; b. Fundamentals of Instructional Technology— three semester hours— instructional, utility, and management software applications for school use. Development of instructional materials, incorporation of commercially available software into lesson and unit structure. Addresses the use of technology as it relates to UDL ( Universal Design for Learning) and how UDL can be used to meet the needs of all students with language development issues; c. Behavior Support and Intervention— three semester hours. This course should address the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teachers to proactively and systematically address student needs that underlie the presence of problem behaviors in schools and class rooms; d. Collaborative Teaming— three semester hours. This course should focus on developing effective partnerships with parents, family members, general educators and related service providers; e. Instructional Practices in Special Education— three semester hours. This course should provide teachers with the ability to select and utilize appropriate instructional strategies, assistive technologies, and instructional materials to address the strengths and needs of diverse learners in grades 1- 5; f. Reading and Literacy— three semester hours. This course should cover all aspects of state reading competencies at the elementary level, to include literacy intervention for students with disabilities; 2. passing score for Praxis exams— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543). B. Mild/ Moderate: 1- 5— Individuals holding a valid upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), all- level special education certificate ( Significant Disabilities, Visually Impaired or Hearing Impaired), or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. 18 semester hours to include the following coursework: a. Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities— three semester hours. This course is designed for teachers to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and behavioral strategies with students in a variety of settings. Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 45- hour field- based experience. Theoretical approaches, screening/ identification, educational placement considerations, and assessment and evaluation issues will be addressed; b. Fundamentals of Instructional Technology— three semester hours. Instructional, utility, and management software applications for school use. Development of instructional materials, incorporation of commercially available software into lesson and unit structure. Addresses the use of technology as it relates to UDL ( Universal Design for Learning) and how UDL can be used to meet the needs of all students with language development issues; c. Behavior Support and Intervention— three semester hours. This course should address the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teachers to proactively and systematically address student needs that underlie the presence of problem behaviors in schools and class rooms; d. Collaborative Teaming— three semester hours. This course should focus on developing effective EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 56 partnerships with parents, family members, general educators and related service providers; e. Instructional Practices in Special Education— three semester hours. This course should provide teachers with the ability to select and utilize appropriate instructional strategies, assistive technologies, and instructional materials to address the strengths and needs of diverse learners in grades 1- 5; f. Reading and Literacy— three semester hours. This course should cover all aspects of state reading competencies at the elementary level, to include literacy intervention for students with disabilities; 2. passing score for Praxis exams— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543), Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT): K- 6, and Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Exam ( 0014 or 5014) prior to 9/ 1/ 15; effective 9/ 1/ 15 to 8/ 31/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Content Knowledge ( 5018) or Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001); mandatory 9/ 1/ 17 pass Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects ( 5001). C. Mild/ Moderate: Middle Grades 4- 8 and Secondary 6- 12. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), or early interventionist certificate must achieve the following: 1. 18 semester hours to include the following coursework: a. Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities— three semester hours. This course is designed for teachers to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and behavioral strategies with students in a variety of settings. Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 45- hour field- based experience. Theoretical approaches, screening/ identification, educational placement considerations, and assessment and evaluation issues will be addressed; b. Fundamentals of Instructional Technology— three semester hours. Instructional, utility, and management software applications for school use. Development of instructional materials, incorporation of commercially available software into lesson and unit structure. Addresses the use of technology as it relates to UDL ( Universal Design for Learning) and how UDL can be used to meet the needs of all students with language development issues; c. Self- Determination and Transition— three semester hours. This course presents self- determination and development, implementation, and evaluation of self- management instructional programs for students. Emphasis is upon using self- management and learning strategies to facilitate self- determination. Provides the teacher with an understanding of the special education transition process as specified by federal and state guidelines and the focus on the design and implementation of transition planning that meets students’ physical, affective, cognitive and communicative needs across the contexts of school, community, family life, career and vocation and recreation/ leisure; d. Behavior Support and Intervention— three semester hours. This course should address the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teachers to proactively and systematically address student needs that underlie the presence of problem behaviors in schools and class rooms; e. Collaborative Teaming— three semester hours. This course should focus on developing effective partnerships with parents, family members, general educators and related service providers; f. Instructional Practices in Special Education— three semester hours. This course should provide teachers with the ability to select and utilize appropriate instructional strategies, assistive technologies, and instructional materials to address strengths and needs of diverse learners in grades 6- 12 with concentration in areas of literacy and numeracy; 2. passing score for Praxis exams: a. Mild/ Moderate ( 4- 8) and ( 6- 12)— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543); and b. Mild/ Moderate ( 4- 8)— Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT): 5- 9 and Middle School Content Exam( s); or c. Mild/ Moderate ( 6- 12)— Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT): 7- 12 and High School Content Exam( s). D. Mild/ Moderate: Middle Grades 4- 8 and Secondary 6- 12. Individuals holding a valid upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8) must achieve the following: 1. 18 semester hours to include the following coursework: a. Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities— three semester hours. This course is designed for teachers to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and behavioral strategies with students in a variety of settings. Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 45- hour field- based experience. Theoretical approaches, screening/ identification, educational placement considerations, and assessment and evaluation issues will be addressed; b. Fundamentals of Instructional Technology— three semester hours. Instructional, utility, and management software applications for school use. Development of instructional materials, incorporation of commercially available software into lesson and unit structure. Addresses the use of technology as it relates to UDL ( Universal Design for Learning) and how UDL can be used to meet the needs of all students with language development issues; c. Self- Determination and Transition— three semester hours. This course presents self- determination and development, implementation, and evaluation of self- management instructional programs for students. Emphasis is upon using self- management and learning strategies to facilitate self- determination. Provides the teacher with an understanding of the Special Education transition process as Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 57 Administrative Code July 2015 specified by federal and state guidelines and the focus on the design and implementation of transition planning that meets students’ physical, affective, cognitive and communicative needs across the contexts of school, community, family life, career and vocation and recreation/ leisure; d. Behavior Support and Intervention— three semester hours. This course should address the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teachers to proactively and systematically address student needs that underlie the presence of problem behaviors in schools and class rooms; e. Collaborative Teaming— three semester hours. This course should focus on developing effective partnerships with parents, family members, general educators and related service providers; f. Instructional Practices in Special Education— three semester hours. This course should provide teachers with the ability to select and utilize appropriate instructional strategies, assistive technologies, and instructional materials to address strengths and needs of diverse learners in grades 6- 12 with concentration in areas of literacy and numeracy; 2. passing score for Praxis exams: a. mild/ moderate ( 4- 8) and ( 6- 12)— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543); and/ or b. Mild/ Moderate ( 6- 12)— Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT): 7- 12 and High School Content Exam( s). E. Mild/ Moderate: Middle Grades 4- 8 and Secondary 6- 12. Individuals holding a valid secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), all- level special education certificate ( Significant Disabilities, Visually Impaired, or Hearing Impaired), or an all- level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. 18 semester hours to include the following coursework: a. assessment and evaluation of students with disabilities— three semester hours. This course is designed for teachers to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and behavioral strategies with students in a variety of settings. Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 45- hour field- based experience. Theoretical approaches, screening/ identification, educational placement considerations, and assessment and evaluation issues will be addressed; b. fundamentals of instructional technology— three semester hours. Instructional, utility, and management software applications for school use. Development of instructional materials, incorporation of commercially available software into lesson and unit structure. Addresses the use of technology as it relates to UDL ( Universal Design for Learning) and how UDL can be used to meet the needs of all students with language development issues; c. self- determination and transition— three semester hours. This course presents self- determination and development, implementation, and evaluation of self- management instructional programs for students. Emphasis is upon using self- management and learning strategies to facilitate self- determination. Provides the teacher with an understanding of the Special Education transition process as specified by federal and state guidelines and the focus on the design and implementation of transition planning that meets students’ physical, affective, cognitive and communicative needs across the contexts of school, community, family life, career and vocation and recreation/ leisure; d. behavior support and intervention— three semester hours. This course should address the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teachers to proactively and systematically address student needs that underlie the presence of problem behaviors in schools and class rooms; e. collaborative teaming— three semester hours. This course should focus on developing effective partnerships with parents, family members, general educators and related service providers; f. instructional practices in special education— three semester hours. This course should provide teachers with the ability to select and utilize appropriate instructional strategies, assistive technologies, and instructional materials to address strengths and needs of diverse learners in grades 6- 12 with concentration in areas of literacy and numeracy; 2. passing score for Praxis exams: a. mild/ moderate ( 4- 8) and ( 6- 12)— Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications ( 0543 or 5543); and/ or b. Mild/ Moderate ( 4- 8)— Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT): 5- 9 and Middle School Content Exam( s). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 1485 ( August 2009), amended LR 37: 553 ( February 2011), LR 39: 1464 ( June 2013), LR 41: 648 ( April 2015), LR 41: 1271 ( July 2015). § 631. Requirements to add Significant Disabilities 1- 12 A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. 21 semester hours that pertain to children with significant disabilities, as follows: a. assessment and evaluation; b. curriculum development, modifications, and transition planning; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 58 c. behavior support; d. instructional strategies; e. communication; f. collaborative techniques and family partnerships; g. characteristics of students with significant disabilities, physical support, health and safety; 2. three semester hours of internship of students with significant disabilities; or three years of successful teaching experience of students with significant disabilities; and 3. passing score for Praxis exams  Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications ( 0545 or 5545). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1818 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 555 ( February 2011), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 633. Requirements to add Visual Impairments/ Blind K- 12 A. Individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), upper elementary or middle school certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), secondary certificate ( e. g., 6- 12, 7- 12, 9- 12), special education certificate, or All- Level K- 12 certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health, physical education, health and physical education, and music) must achieve the following: 1. 21 semester hours that pertain to children with visual impairments: a. educational implications of low vision and blindness; b. orientation and mobility for the classroom teacher; c. assessment and evaluation techniques, including functional vision evaluation and reading media assessment; d. assistive technology for students with visual impairments; e. instructional strategies and materials for students with visual impairments; f. introduction to Braille, including literary and Nemeth codes; g. Braille II; 2. three semester hours of internship of students who are visually impaired; or three years of successful teaching experience of students who are visually impaired or blind; 3. a passing score for Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (# 0354 or 5354) and Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments (# 0282). AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1818 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 556 ( February 2011), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013), LR 40: 281 ( February 2014). Subchapter C. All Other Teaching Endorsement Areas § 641. Introduction A. Information on endorsements for administrative and supervisory areas can be found in Chapter 7 of this bulletin. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1818 ( October 2006). § 643. Adapted Physical Education A. Adapted physical education eligibility requirements: 1. valid Louisiana teaching certificate in physical education; 2. basic requirements— three semester hours in each of the following: a. motor development and learning; b. introduction to the study of exceptional children; c. tests and measurements ( physical education, or educational, or psychological); 3. specialized coursework requirements, as follows: a. introducing physical education for all children with disabilities, three semester hours; b. behavioral and educational impairment and physical education, two semester hours; plus practicum in behavioral and educational impairment and physical education, one semester hour ( for a total of three semester hours); c. chronic disability and physical education, two semester hours; plus practicum in chronic disability and physical education, one semester hour ( for a total of three semester hours); and d. the physical education curriculum for children with disabilities, three semester hours ( Prerequisite: Courses in 1- 2 above). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1818 ( October 2006). § 645. Adult Education Instructor A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid standard Louisiana teaching certificate; and 2. one of the following: Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 59 Administrative Code July 2015 a. five years of adult education experience prior to implementation of certification requirements ( September 1982); or b. 9- 12 semester hours, as follows: i. introduction to or foundations of adult education, three semester hours; ii. practicum in adult education, three semester hours or three years of successful teaching experience in adult education; iii. reading instruction in adult education, three semester hours; and iv. three semester hours from the following areas: ( a). materials, methods, and/ or curricular development in adult education; ( b). adult learning and development; ( c). use of community resources; ( d). administration and supervision of adult education; ( e). guidance and counseling in adult education; ( f). competency- based adult education; ( g). independent study, special problems, or issues in adult education. B. An individual who holds certification both as an adult education instructor and as a parish/ city supervisor of instruction may qualify to serve as Administrator and/ or Supervisor of Adult Education. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1818 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 485 ( March 2010). § 647. Aerospace Education A. Aerospace education eligibility requirements: 1. valid Louisiana teaching certificate; a. one of the following: i. six semester credit hours in approved aerospace education; or ii. valid private pilot's license or higher rating and at least three semester hours of credit in an approved aerospace education workshop. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006). § 648. Algebra I A. Eligibility Requirements 1. Valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate ( requires 3 years of teaching experience). 2. Complete the following professional development programs: a. Algebra I Awareness workshop; b. Topics for Algebra Leaders and Instructors ( TALI) workshop ( face- to- face or online); and c. Algebra I online modules ( the entire series) or an approved college- level mathematics course( s) addressing the same content covered in the Algebra I online modules. 3. Pass the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam ( 5169). 4. Pass the Praxis  Principles of Learning and Teaching ( PLT) 7- 12 exam ( 0624 or 5624) or a college- level course addressing the same content covered on the Praxis exam. AUTHORITYNOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 34: 1386 ( July 2008), amended LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013), LR 40: 281 ( February 2014). § 649. Bilingual Specialist A. An elementary, secondary, or all- level certified foreign language teacher may be certified as a bilingual specialist upon completion of the following: 1. Bilingual Methods I ( practical training in the teaching of language arts and social studies in a bilingual- bicultural setting)— three semester hours; and 2. Bilingual Methods II ( practical training in the teaching of math and science in a bilingual- bicultural setting)— three semester hours. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006). § 651. Child Search Coordinator A. Eligibility requirements: 1. certification as a teacher, social worker, guidance counselor, school psychologist, psychologist, speech therapist, or other related special education field; 2. master's degree; 3. six semester hours in special education; and 4. three years of experience in the certified or licensed special education area. B. Persons functioning as Child Search Coordinators prior to September 1, 1989, who are certified/ licensed special education personnel are not bound by these requirements and will be certified, provided they are recommended for continuation of employment by the parish EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 60 supervisor/ director of special education and approved by the superintendent of the LEA. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006). § 655. Computer Literacy A. Eligibility requirements: 1. elementary or secondary certificate; and 2. nine semester hours of coursework in educational technology or computer science. B. For certified business education teachers who completed a data processing course and a word processing course that included computer applications, six semester hours of the requirement for computer literacy certification ( A. 1. b. and A. 1. c.) may be waived. C. A person who was successfully employed as a teacher of computer education for a minimum of three years prior to September 1, 1986, may be certified in computer literacy and have the authorization added to his/ her Louisiana elementary or secondary teaching certificate, entitling him/ her to teach computer literacy at the elementary or the secondary level, depending upon the level of certification. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006). § 657. Cooperative Education A. Cooperative education eligibility requirements for certification in Cooperative Agriculture Education ( CAE), Cooperative Office Education ( COE), Cooperative Marketing Education ( CME), Cooperative Family and Consumer Sciences ( CFCS), or Cooperative Technology Education ( CTE): 1. hold a valid Louisiana teaching certificate in the area of Business, Agriculture, Marketing, Family and Consumer Science or Technology Education; 2. have a minimum of one year of teaching experience in Business, Agriculture, Marketing Family and Consumer Science or Technology Education; 3. have completed six semester hours, to include Principles and/ or Philosophy of Vocational Education and Cooperative Education Methods ( Method and/ or Techniques of Teaching Cooperative Education); 4. have a minimum of 1,500 hours of employment in program occupations approved by the Family, Career and Technical Education, Career and Technical Education Section, Louisiana Department of Education or a minimum of 120 hours in a supervised field practicum in the area of occupational certification, offered by a regionally accredited post secondary institution, or other requirements as specified by the industry. B. Cooperative Education eligibility requirements for Trade and Industrial Cooperative Education ( TICE ) and Cooperative Health Occupations ( CHO) for teachers holding CTTIE certificates: 1. hold a valid Louisiana CTTIE teaching certificate in the area of the CTTIE certification area; 2. have a minimum of one year teaching experience in the CTTIE certification area; 3. have completed six semester hours, to include Principles and/ or Philosophy of Career and Technical Education and Cooperative Education Methods ( Method and/ or Techniques of Teaching Cooperative Education). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 869 ( May 2008). § 659. Counselor K- 12 ( Counselor in a School Setting) A. Universities that plan to admit new candidates into school counseling programs after December 31, 2012 must provide the Louisiana Department of Education by January 1, 2013 with a copy of the application submitted to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program ( CACREP) for national accreditation. Universities that submit CACREP applications must be CACREP accredited by July 1, 2015 to admit new candidates into school counseling programs after June 30, 2015. Universities that do not submit CACREP applications by January 1, 2013 may not admit new candidates into their school counseling programs after December 31, 2012. Candidates who are already in the process of working toward certification under the previous guidelines will be given until June 30, 2017 to complete all coursework. Individuals who have completed all courses and degree requirements for the previous policy by June 30, 2017 will be allowed to have this endorsement added to their certificates. B. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. completion of a standards- based master’s degree program in school counseling from a regionally accredited college or university approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program ( CACREP); 3. practicum/ internship requirements: a. a practicum in school counseling to include 100 contacts hours in a school setting; or b. an internship in school counseling to include 600 contact hours in a school setting; 4. completion of the Praxis examination in school guidance and counseling ( 0421 or 5421). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 61 Administrative Code July 2015 C. Renewal Requirements. For purposes of maintaining a valid counselor endorsement, any school counselor receiving certification after July 1, 2013 is required to either provide verification of a current license professional Counselor ( LPC) license or complete 150 hours of continuing learning units ( CLUs) that are consistent with the Individual Professional Growth Plan ( IPGP) over a five- year time period. These CLUs must be standards based and follow the models of the American School Counseling Association ( ASCA) and CACREP. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6 ( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1819 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 1618 ( August 2007), LR 38: 1401 ( June, 2012), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 661. Driver and Traffic Safety Education A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. valid Louisiana driver's license; 3. driving record free of conviction of major accidents and/ or repeated traffic violations; and 4. specialized education, as follows: a. general safety education, three semester hours ( basic safety information— home, school, traffic, community, and industrial safety— and general information on the psychology of accident prevention); b. basic information course in driver education, three semester hours ( investigation of problems facing drivers, such as those of pedestrians, cycles, alcohol and drugs, and traffic engineering; and study in the philosophy of driver education as it exists in our society); and c. curricular innovations and instructional devices, three semester hours ( in- depth study of driver education and traffic safety curricular materials, and familiarization with related instructional devices). B. Conviction of repeated traffic violations or any major crime or accident involved in or related to the operation of a motor vehicle could result in revocation of this endorsement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1820 ( October 2006). § 663. Educational Diagnostician ( Special Education) A. Eligibility requirements: 1. a minimum of a master's degree in education earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; 2. hold a valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate, and meet one of the following guidelines: a. hold generic special education certification, with at least one year of classroom teaching experience in a properly certified area of special education; b. hold certification in at least two special education disability areas ( e. g., mentally retarded, learning disabled), with at least one year of teaching experience in a properly certified area of special education. Academically gifted is not an accepted special education area; 3. reading credit, as follows: a. elementary/ middle grades majors: six semester hours in diagnosis and remediation of reading problems, three semester hours of which may be undergraduate coursework; or b. secondary/ all- level majors: nine semester hours of reading coursework, with six of the semester hours in diagnosis and remediation of reading problems and three of the semester hours in foundations of reading. Three of the required semester hours may be undergraduate coursework; 4. have completed a minimum of 21 semester hours of graduate credit, as follows: a. applied learning theory, three semester hours; b. behavioral intervention strategies, including systematic behavioral assessment ( this course must include 25 child contact hours), three semester hours; c. consulting teacher strategies, three semester hours; d. precision assessment and diagnostic/ prescriptive strategies, three semester hours; e. test theory, three semester hours; f. educational diagnosis, three semester hours; and g. supervised internship, to include 100 child contact clock hours*, three semester hours. * This course must include fieldwork involving the administration, scoring, and interpretation of norm- referenced and criterion- referenced individual educational tests; working with School Building Level Committees; teacher consultation, and implications for educational intervention through the development of the individualized assessment/ intervention plan. This course may be completed while employed on a provisional endorsement. B. Provisional Educational Diagnostician. A one year provisional endorsement as an Educational Diagnostician may be issued if all requirements have been completed, with the exception of the 100- contact- hour internship. The intern employed on a provisional endorsement must work under a certified Educational Diagnostician who has a minimum of five years of field experience in that position. At the time of employment, the Louisiana employing authority must submit verification of the supervision component. Until the internship is completed and the provisional status is removed from the intern's certificate, the supervising Educational Diagnostician shall sign all reports and evaluations involving the intern. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 62 AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1820 ( October 2006). § 665. Educational Technology Areas A. Educational Technology Facilitation 1. Eligibility requirements: a. valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate ( requires three years of teaching experience); b. complete one of the following options: i. Option A: a minimum of nine semester hours of graduate credit in educational technology ( three semester hours per course): ( a). design and development of multimedia instructional units; ( b). educational telecommunications, networks, and the internet; ( c). technology leadership in schools; or ii. Option B: a minimum of five online courses, to include: ( a). Intel Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom, which provides teachers with strategies for building collaborative activities using online tools that support connection and sharing in and beyond the classroom; ( b). Intel Teach Elements: Project- Based Approaches, which helps teachers improve their understanding and application of project- based approaches in the twenty- first century classroom; ( c). Intel Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms, which shows teachers ways to improve assessment of twenty- first century skills with new assessment strategies and tools for assessing twenty- first century skills; ( d). Intel Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data, which helps teachers support thinking critically with data quality, display, and interpretation in students’ rapidly changing and busy world of information access; ( e). Intel Teach Elements: Educational Leadership for the 21st Century, which helps school principals and district administrators support teacher effectiveness for student achievement through technology integration; c. a certified teacher who serves as facilitator of educational technology at the building level may petition the Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education to be granted an Educational Technology Facilitation endorsement if he/ she met one of the following qualifications by August 31, 2002: i. hold certification in computer literacy; earned an additional six semester hours in educational technology courses; and served as a facilitator of educational technology at the school, district, regional, or state level successfully for the past three years as verified by the employing authority; or ii. served as a facilitator of educational technology at school, district, regional, or state level successfully for the past five years, as verified by the employing authority. B. Educational Technology Leadership 1. Eligibility requirements: a. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate ( requires five years of teaching experience); b. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and c. minimum of 21 semester hours of graduate credit, as follows: i. education technology coursework, nine semester hours: ( a). design and development of multimedia instructional units; ( b). educational telecommunications, networks, and the internet; ( c). technology leadership in schools; ii. educational technology leadership coursework, 12 semester hours: ( a). technology planning and administration; ( b). professional development for K- 12 technology integration; ( c). educational technology research, evaluation, and assessment; ( d). advanced telecommunications and distance education. 2. Persons who have met requirements in Subparagraphs B. 1. a and B. 1. c of this Section may be issued a non- renewable, non- extendable educational technology leadership provisional certificate that is valid for three years. 3. Certified teachers who served as coordinators of educational technology at the district, regional, and/ or state levels may petition the division of teacher certification and higher education to be granted an educational technology leadership certification if they met the following qualifications by August 31, 2002: a. hold certification in computer literacy; earned an additional nine semester hours in educational technology courses; and served as a coordinator of educational technology above the building level ( at the district, regional, or state level) for the past three years, as verified by the employing authority; or b. served as a coordinator of educational technology above the building level ( at the district, regional, or state Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 63 Administrative Code July 2015 level) successfully for the past five years, as verified by the employing authority. C. Online Instruction 1. Eligibility requirements: a. valid type B or level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate ( requires three years of teaching experience) or equivalent out- of- state teaching certificate; b. complete an online course or combination of online courses focused on the following topics: i. best practices in online course delivery; ii. facilitation skills that foster reflective discussions in an online learning environment; iii. effective strategies for assessing learning in the online environment; iv. techniques for using online tools to address student learning needs; v. asynchronous discussion and online course- authoring tools; vi. ethical and legal issues related to the use of online resources; c. complete an online teaching intern experience ( at least one semester in length) or successfully serve as an instructor/ facilitator of an online course ( at least six weeks in length). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1820 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 2033 ( October 2008), LR 38: 766 ( March 2012). § 666. Elementary Mathematics Specialist Note: Valid for serving as an instructional coach in mathematics in grades PK- 6. A. In January 2010 the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators ( AMTE) adopted standards for elementary math specialists. These standards are included in Standards for Elementary Math Specialists: A Reference for Teacher Credentialing and Degree Programs. ( See the Teach Louisiana website for further information on these standards.) These standards served as the basis for the elementary mathematics specialist certification. B. This certification will be available to individuals holding a valid early childhood certificate ( e. g., PK- K, PK- 3), elementary certificate ( e. g., 1- 4, 1- 5, 1- 6, 1- 8), or middle school mathematics certificate ( e. g., 4- 8, 5- 8, 6- 8), or a secondary mathematics certificate ( 6- 12, 7- 12). The following must be achieved: 1. three years of successful teaching experience to include the teaching of mathematics; 2. completion of 21 graduate hours of coursework which must be reflective of the Specialized Mathematics Content for Teaching as outlined in the AMTE standards. The 21 graduate hours are listed below: a. three semester hours of number and operations; b. three semester hours of algebra and functions; c. three semester hours of geometry and measurement; d. three semester hours of data analysis and probability; e. three semester hours in mathematics pedagogical content knowledge which must include learners and learning, teaching, curriculum, and assessment; f. three semester hours of leadership which must cover topics of leadership knowledge and skills; and g. a three semester hour practicum to include leadership challenges and issues which mathematics leaders encounter. Candidates complete thirty- five hours of field experience shadowing a mathematics specialist and/ or completing job- like activities in addition to participating in various projects, readings, and discussions as a member of a class. C. If a teacher is certified to teach in any range of grades for PreK- 6, then he/ she may be the math teacher of record and assign grades to students in his/ her certified grades. A secondary certified math teacher is allowed to teach math in grades 6- 12 and/ or serve as a math coach in grades PK- 6. The EMS endorsement can be used to verify specialized knowledge in mathematics. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 37: 2135 ( July 2011). § 667. English as a Second Language A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid standard teaching certificate; and 2. successful completion of the following coursework: a. Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language, three semester hours ( theories and practical approaches and techniques for teaching English as a second language to elementary, secondary, and adult education students); b. Introduction to Language and Culture, three semester hours ( the relationship of language acquisition to social and cognitive development); c. Structure of the English Language, three semester hours ( a study of the distinctive sound patterns and grammatical systems of American English); and d. Curriculum Design for the Multicultural Classroom, three semester hours ( adapting curricula for the multi- ethnic classroom as well as a review of existing English as a second language materials— elementary, secondary, and adult education levels). EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 64 B. English as a Second Language certification will be valid only in the teaching area( s) in which an individual is certified and in teaching English as a Second Language I, II, III, and IV elective courses. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1821 ( October 2006). § 668. Instructional Coaching A. Eligibility Requirements: 1. valid Type B, Level 2, or higher Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. completion of 12 graduate hours to include the following areas: a. advancing teacher leadership institute, three semester hours; b. promoting instructional coaching institute, three semester hours; c. school improvement and research, three semester hours; d. internship, three semester hours ( university and school districts will collaborate to insure meaningful and practical experiences in actual school settings during the course of the educational leadership program). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 38: 767 ( March 2012). § 669. Montessori Teacher Certification A. An authorization to teach Montessori at the age levels prescribed by the training institution may be added to a standard teaching certificate for teachers who have completed training from one of the following entities: 1. American Montessori Society; 2. Association Montessori Internationale; 3. St. Nicholas Training Course of London; 4. The Montessori World Education Institute; 5. Montessori Institute of America; 6. Southwestern Montessori Training Institute; 7. Any other course jointly approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Montessori Association. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1821 ( October 2006). § 671. Reading Specialist A. This certification will be valid for teaching and/ or supervision of reading in grades 1- 12. B. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution; and 3. included in or beyond the advanced degree of study must be 12 graduate hours of course work in reading education, including: a. three semester hours of foundations or survey of reading instruction; b. six semester hours of diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties, including a testing/ tutorial practicum under the supervision of qualified personnel; and c. reading in the content areas, three semester hours. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1822 ( October 2006). § 673. School Librarian A. School library service eligibility requirements: 1. valid Louisiana elementary or secondary teaching certificate; 2. 18 semester hours in library science, as follows: a. elementary and/ or secondary school library materials, nine semester hours; b. organization, administration, and interpretation of elementary and/ or secondary school library service, six semester hours; and c. elementary and/ or secondary school library practice, three semester hours; or three years of successful experience as a school librarian. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1822 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 1618 ( August 2007). Chapter 7. Administrative and Supervisory Credentials § 701. Overview A. An individual who serves as an administrator and/ or supervisor in Louisiana schools is required to obtain the appropriate credential for the area of assignment. A teacher already certified in Louisiana can have an educational leader Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 65 Administrative Code July 2015 certificate issued to provide administrative or supervisory services in a Louisiana school system. B. This Chapter is divided into three parts, as follows: 1. educational leadership certification structure; 2. administrative and supervisory endorsements that were superseded by the educational leadership certification structure, including a Section showing educational leadership title equivalencies; and 3. all other supervisory endorsements. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1822 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3138 ( December 2012). Subchapter A. The Educational Leadership Certificate § 703. Introduction A. The educational leadership certification structure provides for four levels of leader certification: teacher leader; educational leader level 1; educational leader level 2; and educational leader level 3. The teacher leader certificate is an option for a teacher to be identified as a teacher leader; it is not a state required credential for a specific administrative position. The educational leader level 1 certificate is an entry- level certificate for individuals seeking to qualify for school and/ or district leadership positions ( e. g., assistant principals, principals, parish or city supervisors of instruction, supervisors of child welfare and attendance, special education supervisors, or comparable school/ district leader positions). An individual moves from a level 1 to a level 2 certificate after successfully meeting standards of effectiveness for three years pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902, and completing the required years of experience. The level 3 certificate qualifies an individual for employment as a district superintendent. B. Educational leadership preparation programs and induction programs are aligned with the following state and national standards: 1. standards for educational leaders in Louisiana; 2. Interstate School Leaders License Consortium [ ISLLC] standards for school leaders; and 3. Educational Leadership Constituent Council [ ELCC] standards for advanced programs in educational leadership, the standards used by the National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teachers Evaluation [ NCATE] for university program reviews. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1822 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 819 ( May 2007), LR 38: 42 ( January 2012), LR 38: 3138 ( December 2012), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 705. Educational Leader Certificate Level 1 ( EDL 1) A. This is the certificate needed by those who fill school and district educational leadership positions ( e. g., assistant principal, principal, parish or city supervisor of instruction, supervisor of child welfare and attendance, special education supervisor, or comparable school/ district leader positions). This certificate is issued upon the request of the LEA once the individual is hired to serve as an Educational Leader. An Educational Leader Certificate Level 1 may be obtained through either a master's degree pathway or through one of three alternate pathways. 1. Master’s Degree Pathway. To receive an entry- level EDL 1, the candidate must: a. hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out- of- state teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in his/ her area of certification; b. complete a competency- based graduate degree preparation program in the area of educational leadership from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and c. have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( SLLA), in accordance with state requirements. 2. Alternate Pathway 1. The Alternate Pathway 1 is for persons who already hold a master's degree and are seeking to receive an EDL 1. The candidate must: a. hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out- of- state teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in his/ her area of certification; b. have previously completed a graduate degree program from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; c. meet competency- based requirements, as demonstrated by completion of an individualized program of educational leadership from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. An individualized program will be developed based on a screening of each candidate's competencies upon entering into the graduate alternative certification program; and d. have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( SLLA) in accordance with state requirements. 3. Alternate Pathway 2. The Alternate Pathway 2 is for persons who already hold a master's degree in education and are seeking to receive an EDL 1. The candidate must: a. hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out- of- state teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in his/ her area of certification; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 66 b. have previously completed a graduate degree program in education from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; c. provide documented evidence of leadership experiences ( 240 clock hours or more) at the school and/ or district level; and d. have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( SLLA) in accordance with state requirements. 4. Alternate Pathway 3. The Alternate Pathway 3 is for persons who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are seeking to receive an EDL 1 through a competency- based educational leader practitioner ( residency) program ( See Chapter 2, § 240). The candidate must: a. hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out- of- state teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in his/ her area of certification; b. demonstrate strong knowledge of instruction through a rigorous screening process by an approved program provider; c. complete a competency- based educational leader practitioner/ residency preparation program in the area of educational leadership from a state- approved private provider or a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and d. have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( SLLA) in accordance with state requirements. 5. EDL 1 Extensions/ Renewals a. An EDL 1 is valid for three years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of one year at the request of an LEA. EDL 1 certificates are limited to two such extensions. b. Individuals who hold an educational leader add- on endorsement issued prior to July 1, 2012 and are employed in a leadership capacity will be required to meet the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 for three years out of the five year renewal period in order to renew their endorsement. 6. Districts may require participation in an education leader induction administered by the LEA. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1823 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 819 ( May 2007), LR 38: 43 ( January 2012), LR 38: 3138 ( December 2012), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 707. Educational Leader Certificate Level 2 ( EDL 2) A. To receive an EDL 2, the individual must: 1. hold a valid EDL 1 certificate, Louisiana provisional principal certification, or comparable level out- of- state educational leader certificate; 2. have three years of teaching experience in his/ her area( s) of certification; 3. participate in an education leader induction administered, if required by the LEA; and 4. meet the standards of effectiveness as an Educational Leader for three years pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. B. Renewal Requirements. An EDL 2 is valid for five years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of EDL 2 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. 1. Individuals who hold an Educational Leader add- on endorsement issued prior to July 1, 2012 and are employed in a leadership capacity will be required to meet the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 for three years out of the five year renewal period in order to renew their endorsement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1823 ( October 2006), amended LR 33: 820 ( May 2007), LR 38: 43 ( January 2012), LR 38: 3138 ( December 2012), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 709. Educational Leader Certificate Level 3 ( EDL 3) A. This certificate is required in order to serve as a school system superintendent or assistant superintendent. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. valid EDL 2 or one of the Louisiana administrative/ supervisory certifications that preceded the educational leadership certification structure; b. five years of teaching experience in his/ her area of certification; c. five years of successful administrative or management experience in education at the level of assistant principal or above. The assistant principal experience would be limited to a maximum of two years of experience in that position; and d. passing score on the School Superintendent Assessment ( SSA), in keeping with state requirements. 2. Renewal Requirements. An EDL 3 is valid for five years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of an EDL 3 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 67 Administrative Code July 2015 3. Individuals who hold an educational leader add- on endorsement issued prior to July 1, 2012 and are employed in a leadership capacity will be required to meet the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 for three years out of the five year renewal period in order to renew their endorsement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1824 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3139 ( December 2012). § 710. Turnaround Specialist Certificate ( TSC) A. The Louisiana School Turnaround Specialist Program ( LSTS) is a leadership development program designed to strengthen the organizational and instructional leadership skills of currently certified and experienced principals to prepare them to lead low- performing schools to higher student achievement. 1. To receive a TSC the individual must meet all of the following requirements: a. hold a valid level 2, level 3, type B, type A, or out- of- state ( OS) teaching certificate with three years of teaching in the certified area and certification as an elementary/ secondary principal, principal, or educational leader; b. successfully complete the LSTS Program; c. meet all achievement targets which are a part of the LSTS program; 2. Renewal Requirements. A TSC is valid for five years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. For renewal of a TSC certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. 3. Individuals who hold an educational leader add- on endorsement issued prior to July 1, 2012 and are employed in a leadership capacity will be required to meet the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 for three years out of the five year renewal period in order to renew their endorsement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35: 645 ( April 2009), amended LR 38: 3139 ( December 2012). § 711. Teacher Leader Endorsement ( Optional) A. As part of the educational leader certification structure, there is an option for a teacher to become certified as a teacher leader. This optional endorsement allows principals the opportunity to afford leadership experiences to teachers at the school level and recruit potential educational leader candidates for their school districts. Teacher leader is the certification authorization needed by those who fill school site leadership roles ( e. g., serving as a school curriculum coordinator, chairperson or content teacher, serving as the school improvement team chairperson, serving as the lead teacher in developing and scheduling a special activity at the school site, serving as the lead teacher in the school's preparation for a technical assistance visit etc.). B. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid type B, level 2, or higher Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. completion of a state- approved teacher leader program that requires, at minimum, the equivalent of six graduate hours, or 90 contact hours, including a combination of face- to- face and field- based professional development activities that: a. may include the use of a cohort approach; b. provides support from and monitoring by current outstanding administrators serving as mentors and/ or facilitators; c. includes an electronic component ( online and/ or compressed video) to ensure each participant's access to key resources and to build a statewide network of qualified administrator candidates that could include the development of cohorts; and d. requires the development and presentation of a culminating portfolio that provides evidence that knowledge gained and skills acquired are aligned with national and state leader standards. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1824 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 1232 ( July 2009), LR 38: 3139 ( December 2012). Subchapter B. Out- of- State Administrative Certification Structure § 721. Out- of- State Principal Level 1 ( OSP1) A. This is a three year, non- renewable Louisiana certificate issued to an individual who holds comparable out- of- state certification as a principal or educational leader. It authorizes the individual to serve as a principal or assistant principal in a Louisiana public school system, and is issued when upon employment as a principal or assistant principal in a Louisiana public school system. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a valid out- of- state certificate as a principal or comparable educational leader certificate; b. a minimum of two years of successful experience as a principal or assistant principal in another state, as verified by the previous out- of- state school district( s); EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 68 c. must have been regularly employed as an assistant principal or principal for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, within the five year period immediately preceding first employment in Louisiana. Lacking this, the applicant must earn six semester hours of credit in state- approved courses during the five year period immediately preceding issuance of the OSP1. d. An applicant who has not been regularly employed for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days, within the five year period immediately preceding first employment in Louisiana may be issued a one- year non- renewable ( OSP) certificate while he/ she completes six semester hours required for the issuance of a three- year non- renewable ( OSP 1) certificate. 2. Districts may require participation in an education leader induction administered by the LEA. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1824 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2325 ( November 2009), LR 38: 43 ( January 2012), LR 39: 1465 ( June 2013). § 723. Out- of- State Principal Level 2 ( OSP2) A. An out- of- state principal level 2 ( OSP2) is valid for five years initially and may be extended thereafter for a period of five years at the request of an LEA. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. a valid OSP1 certificate; b. completion of Louisiana PRAXIS requirements ( School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( 1010) Prior to 12/ 31/ 09 or School Leaders Licensure Assessment ( 1011) Effective 1/ 1/ 10 OR qualify for PRAXIS/ NTE exclusion [ as set forth in R. S. 17: 7.1( A)( 7)] by fulfilling the following: i. minimum of four years of successful experience as a principal in another state, as verified by the previous out- of- state school district( s); ii. completes one year of employment as an assistant principal or principal in a Louisiana public school system while holding the three- year OSP 1 certificate; and iii. the local superintendent ( or designee) of the employing Louisiana public school system has recommended him/ her for continued administrative employment in the following school year; c. participation in an education leader induction if required by the LEA; d. successfully meeting the standards of effectiveness as an educational leader during the validity period of the OSP1 certificate. 2. Renewal Requirements. For renewal of OSP2 certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1825 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 2325 ( November 2009), LR 36: 882 ( March 2011), LR 38: 43 ( January 2012), LR 38: 3139 ( December 2012), LR 39: 1466 ( June 2013). § 725. Out- of- State Superintendent ( OSS) A. This special out- of- state superintendent ( OSS) certificate is valid only for the employing Louisiana public school district requesting its issuance. It is valid for five years from date of first appointment as a superintendent and is renewable every five years. 1. Eligibility requirements: a. employed by a Louisiana public school system to serve as a superintendent or an assistant superintendent; b. a valid teaching certificate from another state with authorization to serve as a school superintendent; c. a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; d. five years of successful administrative or management experience in education at the level of assistant principal or above. The assistant principal experience would be limited to a maximum of two years of experience in that position; and e. five years of successful teaching experience in a properly certified field. 2. Renewal Requirements. For renewal of an OSS certificate, candidates must successfully meet the standards of effectiveness for at least three years during the five- year initial or renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1825 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3140 ( December 2012). Subchapter C. Administrative and Supervisory Endorsements Superseded by the Educational Leadership Certification Structure § 741. Introduction A. The effective date for implementation of redesigned leadership programs is July 1, 2006. After June 30, 2006, universities cannot admit candidates into a leadership/ administration program that has not undergone the redesign and review process. Since some individuals will already be in the process of working toward one of the older leadership certifications ( e. g., Principal, Supervisor, Superintendent), those individuals will be given a transition time to complete all coursework. Consequently, some Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 69 Administrative Code July 2015 universities may be admitting students into a redesigned educational leadership program and at the same time allowing students to pursue coursework that meets old certification requirements. Individuals who have completed all courses, testing requirements, and degree requirements under the position specific policy prior to 12/ 31/ 08 will be allowed until 12/ 31/ 2013 to accrue the five years of experience for the administrative certifications listed below: 1. Elementary School Principal; 2. Secondary School Principal; 3. Parish or City School Superintendent; 4. Parish or City School Supervisor of Instruction; 5. Parish or City School Supervisor/ Director of Special Education; 6. Special School Principal; 7. Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1825 ( October 2006), amended LR 35: 1231 ( July 2009). § 743. Elementary School Principal A. Eligibility requirements: 1. Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate for the elementary school; 2. master's degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education; 3. five or more years of classroom teaching at elementary school level; 4. score of 620 on the Educational Administration and Supervision Area Exam of the NTE ( mandatory for individuals seeking initial certification as a principal on or after August 16, 1986); 5. minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit, as follows: a. educational administration and instructional supervision, nine semester hours: i. Foundations of or Introduction to Educational Administration, or Theory of Educational Administration; ii. Elementary School Principal; iii. Principles of Instructional Supervision in the Elementary School; b. professional education, 21 semester hours: i. eighteen semester hours: ( a). Educational Research ( three); ( b). History or Philosophy of Education ( three); ( c). Elementary School Curriculum ( three); ( d). School Law ( three); ( e). School Finance ( three); ( f). School Personnel Administration ( three); ii. three semester hours of educational administration electives to be selected from the following: ( a). School- Community Relations; ( b). School Facilities; ( c). Program Development and Evaluation ( either in professional education or in areas outside of professional education). B. Persons who meet requirements of Item A above are eligible for a provisional elementary school principal endorsement. Upon employment as a principal or assistant principal, an individual with provisional principal endorsement must enroll in the two year Principal Internship Program. C. A regular elementary school principal endorsement will be added to the standard Type A certificate upon satisfactory completion of the two year Principal Internship Program. D. Persons holding provisional or regular principal endorsements at the elementary school level may serve as principal of an elementary, middle, secondary, or combination grade- level school. E. Elementary school assistant principals are required to meet the same standards as elementary school principals. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1825 ( October 2006). § 745. Secondary School Principal A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate for the secondary school; 2. master's degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education; 3. five or more years of classroom teaching at secondary school level; 4. score of 620 on the Educational Administration and Supervision Area Exam of the NTE ( mandatory for individuals seeking initial certification as a principal on or after August 16, 1986); 5. minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit, as follows: a. Educational Administration and Instructional Supervision, nine semester hours: i. Foundations of or Introduction to Educational Administration, or Theory of Educational Administration ( three); EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 70 ii. Secondary School Principal ( three); iii. Principles of Instructional Supervision in the Secondary School ( three); b. Professional Education, 21 semester hours: i. 18 semester hours, to include three semester hours from each of the following: ( a). Educational Research; ( b). History or Philosophy of Education; ( c). Secondary School Curriculum; ( d). School Law; ( e). School Finance; ( f). School Personnel Administration; ii. three semester hours of educational administration electives to be selected from the following courses: ( a). School- Community Relations; ( b). School Facilities; ( c). Program Development and Evaluation ( either in professional education or in areas outside of professional education). B. Persons who meet the requirements of Item A above are eligible for a provisional secondary school principal endorsement. Upon employment as a principal or assistant principal, an individual with provisional principal endorsement must enroll in the two year Principal Internship Program under the auspices of the Administrative Leadership Academy. C. A regular secondary school principal endorsement will be added to the standard Type A certificate upon satisfactory completion of the two year Principal Internship Program. D. Persons holding provisional or regular principal endorsements at the secondary school level may serve as principal of an elementary, middle, secondary, or combination grade- level school. E. Secondary school assistant principals are required to meet the same standards as elementary school principals. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1826 ( October 2006). § 747. Parish or City School Superintendent A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. five years of successful school experience ( state, parish, or city) as superintendent, assistant superintendent, supervisor of instruction, principal, or assistant principal in a State- approved system, or experience certified as equivalent to any of these by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Assistant principal experience is limited to a maximum of two years of experience in that position; 3. master's degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education; 4. 48 semester hours of graduate credit: a. 30 semester hours in educational administration and supervision of instruction, as follows: i. 18 semester hours, to include three semester hours in each of the following areas: ( a). Foundations of ( Introductory) Educational Administration; or Theory of Educational Administration; ( b). School Law; ( c). Principles of Instructional Supervision ( Elementary or Secondary); ( d). School Community Relations; ( e). Principalship ( Secondary or Elementary School); ( f). School Finance; ii. 12 semester hours of electives in educational administration and instructional supervision from the following areas: ( a). School Facilities; ( b). School Personnel Administration; ( c). Group Dynamics; ( d). Office and Business Management; ( e). Clinical Supervision or Internship or Practicum in Educational Administration or Instructional Supervision; ( f). Program Development and Evaluation ( in professional education or areas outside professional education). 5. professional education, 12 semester hours to include three semester hours in each of the following: a. Educational Research; b. History or Philosophy of Education; c. Elementary School Curriculum; d. Secondary School Curriculum; 6. electives from cognate fields outside of professional education, six semester hours, related to educational administration and supervision in business, political science, psychology, sociology, or speech. B. Assistant superintendents who supervise any part of the instructional program are required to meet the same standards as superintendents. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 71 Administrative Code July 2015 C. Assistant superintendents for non- instructional areas ( finance, management, facilities planning, and ancillary programs) shall be certified as a school superintendent or meet the following requirements: 1. a minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative experience at a managerial level in education and/ or related fields, either in the public or private sector; 2. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in educational administration, business administration, public administration, or a related area of study including but not limited to accounting, finance, banking, insurance and law; 3. responsibilities assumed by this category of administrators must be related to non- instructional programs, and experience obtained while at that level may not be used for meeting the certification requirements for superintendent. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1826 ( October 2006). § 749. Parish or City School Supervisor of Instruction A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana Teaching Certificate; 2. master's degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education; and 3. minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit, to include: a. 15 semester hours in Educational Administration and Supervision: i. Foundations and Theory of Educational Administration ( three); ii. Principles of Instructional Supervision ( six); iii. Elementary School Curriculum ( three); iv. Secondary School Curriculum ( three); b. Professional Education, 15 semester hours: i. Educational Research ( three); ii. History or Philosophy of Education ( three); iii. School Law ( three); iv. six semester hours of electives from Instructional Evaluation, Statistics, Testing and Measurement, Learning Theory, or Program Development and Evaluation ( in professional education or area/ s outside professional education); c. three semester hours to be selected from Practicum in Instructional Supervision or Internship in Instructional Supervision. Internship or clinical experience as an elementary or secondary school principal or instructional supervisor may be substituted for this requirement. B. Persons who meet requirements of Paragraphs A. 1, 2, and Subparagraph 3. a may be issued a non- renewable, non- extendable supervisor of instruction provisional certificate valid for three years. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1827 ( October 2006). § 751. Parish or City School Supervisor/ Director of Special Education A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate with certification as a special education teacher; 2. five years of successful professional experience, at least three of which must have been in special education; 3. master's degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education; 4. minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit: a. six semester hours of special education administration, with three semester hours in each area of special education administration that address the following competencies: i. administration and organization of special education; ii. special education compliance; b. professional education, 24 semester hours of instructional supervision, to include three semester hours in each of the following: i. Foundations and Theory of Educational Administration; ii. Educational Research; iii. History and Philosophy of Education; iv. School Law; v. School Finance; vi. Curriculum; vii. Principles of Instructional Supervision; viii. three semester hours of electives to be selected from Instructional Evaluation, Statistics, Testing and Measurement, Learning Theory, or Program Development and Evaluation ( in professional education or areas outside professional education); c. three semester hours in either Practicum in Special Education Administration or Internship in Special Education Administration. B. Persons who have met the requirements of Paragraphs A. 1- 3, three semester hours from A. 4. a, and 12 semester EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 72 hours from A. 4. b may be issued a non- renewable, non- extendable Supervisor/ Director of Special Education provisional certificate, valid for three years. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1827 ( October 2006). § 753. Special School Principal A. Special School Principal Eligibility Requirements 1. Certification requirements for elementary or secondary school principal must be completed. The same certification standards as those required of principals apply if an individual is serving as an assistant principal; 2. graduate training in special education, including at least one course in administration/ supervision of special education, and generic certification in one or more areas of exceptionalities served by that school; and C. five years of successful professional experience, at least three years of which must have been in special education. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). § 755. Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance and/ or Visiting Teacher A. Eligibility requirements: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. master's degree from regionally accredited institution, including 15 semester hours of professional education at the graduate level to include three semester hours in each of the following areas: a. principles of guidance and counseling; b. supervision of child welfare and attendance and/ or visiting teacher work; c. school law; d. social psychology; e. psychology of child growth and development or human growth and development. B. Social Workers licensed under R. S. 37: 2701 et seq. may be certified as visiting teachers. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). Subchapter D. Educational Leadership Title Equivalencies § 761. Title Equivalencies Administrative Guidelines from Bulletin 741 Certification Endorsement Prior to Educational Leader Licensure Structure Certification under Educational Leader Licensure Structure Superintendent School Superintendent Educational Leader Level 3 Assistant Superintendent School Superintendent Educational Leader Level 3 Special Parish/ City Educational Leader Level 1 Education Supervisor Supervisor/ Director of Special Education Educational Leader Level 2 Child welfare and Attendance Supervisor Supervisor of Child welfare and Attendance and/ or Visiting Teacher Educational Leader Level 1 Educational Leader Level 2 Principal or Assistant Principal Provisional Elementary Principal Elementary Principal Provisional Secondary Principal Secondary Principal Provisional Principal Principal Combination School Principal Educational Leader Level 1 Educational Leader Level 2 Supervisor Parish/ City Supervisor of Instruction Educational Leader Level 1 Educational Leader Level 2 AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). Subchapter E. All Other Supervisory Endorsements § 781. Introduction A. In addition to those areas of supervision/ administration embraced within the Educational Leader Certification Structure, the following supervisory endorsements are available to candidates holding a Louisiana teaching certificate: 1. Supervisor of School Libraries; 2. Supervisor of Parish or City Materials and Media Centers; 3. Supervisor of Student Teaching. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). § 783. Supervisor of School Libraries— Eligibility Requirements A. Supervisor of school libraries eligibility requirements: Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 73 Administrative Code July 2015 1. Type A or Level 3 Louisiana certificate authorizing school library service; 2. five or more years of successful experience as a school librarian; 3. master's degree in library science from a regionally accredited institution, including 12 semester hours of graduate training in library science and a minimum of 21 semester hours of undergraduate credit in library science. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). § 785. Supervisor of Parish or City Materials and/ or Media Centers A. Supervisor of parish or city materials and/ or media centers eligibility requirements: 1. Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate; 2. advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution; 3. 15 semester hours of graduate course work in non- book media: a. utilization of audiovisual materials ( three); b. media design and production ( three); c. administration of media programs ( three); d. six semester hours of electives from courses such as photography, educational television, programmed instruction, media research, advanced production techniques, and communication theory. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1828 ( October 2006). § 787. Supervisor of Student Teaching A. This is no longer a required endorsement that must appear on a certificate. B. To qualify to perform this supervisory service, a teacher must meet one of the following eligibility criteria: 1. valid Type A or Level 3 Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment; 2. valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment and successfully complete the three semester- hour course in the supervision of student teaching; 3. valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment and successfully complete assessor training through the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program; or 4. valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment and National Board Certification in the field of the supervisory assignment. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1829 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 2136 ( July 2011). Chapter 8. Certification Appeal Process § 801. Overview A. The certification appeal process is available to an individual who has applied for certification and has been denied the requested certification due to the absence of certification requirements. The process provides such an individual the opportunity to have their appeal evaluated by the Teacher Certification Appeals Council ( TCAC). The TCAC will evaluate all appeals and submit a written report of its findings to BESE. The decision of the TCAC is final. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1829 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 487 ( March 2010). § 803. Appeal Process A. An applicant who is denied certification but who believes that he/ she has legitimate grounds for an appeal, may submit a Certification Appeal Application to the Division of Certification, Leadership and Preparation. Only an individual who has been evaluated and denied certification through the Division of Certification, Leadership, and Preparation is eligible to file an appeal. The following restrictions apply. 1. An appeal cannot be initiated until an applicant has submitted a complete certification application to the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Certification, Leadership, and Preparation; the application is reviewed by a certification specialist; and the applicant is notified that he/ she is denied the requested certification. 2. The Certification Office must receive an appeal application within 90 days from the date that the certification request was denied. 3. Appeals will not be considered for individuals who: a. lack NTE/ Praxis requirements for initial certification; or b. lack a grade point average of 2.50 for initial certification; or c. lack reading requirements per R. S. 17: 7.1. A.( 4)( a); or d. lack 50 percent or more of courses required for certification; or EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 74 e. lack the degree required for certification; or f. lack a degree from a regionally accredited college or university; or g. are requesting issuance or renewal of a non- standard teaching certificate. h. have not met the standards of effectiveness for three years pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902. 4. Appeals relating to the issuance or renewal of certificates based on the standards of effectiveness must follow the grievance procedure through the LEA as identified in Bulletin 130. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1829 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 487 ( March 2010), LR 38: 3140 ( December 2012). § 805. Application Packet A. An individual seeking an appeal of his/ her certification decision is advised to read carefully all information about completing the Certification Appeal Application before beginning the process. The complete application packet is located on the Teach Louisiana website. If there are questions regarding the appeal packet, an applicant can contact the Division of Certification, Leadership, and Preparation at 225- 342- 3490. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1829 ( October 2006), amended LR 36: 2843 ( December 2010). Chapter 9. Actions Related to the Suspension/ Denial and Revocation of Louisiana Certificates § 901. Overview A. Teaching certificates can be denied, suspended, or revoked for certain criminal offenses and/ or for the submission of fraudulent documentation. Certificates shall also be suspended for individuals who have earned three years of ineffective evaluations within a certification renewal period pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 and individuals who have been dismissed by an LEA for facilitating cheating. This Chapter presents those circumstances plus the circumstances under which certificates can possibly be reinstated. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1830 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 3140 ( December 2012). § 903. Definitions A. For the purposes of this policy: Applicant― any person applying for a Louisiana teaching authorization of any kind. Board― the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as a whole and/ or any of its standing committees. Convicted or Conviction― any proceedings in which the accused person pleads guilty or no contest, and those proceedings that are tried and result in a judgment of guilty. Department― the Louisiana Department of Education. Fraudulent Document― any paper, instrument, or other form of writing that is false, altered, or counterfeit and that is used as a subterfuge or device to induce the issuance of a certificate. Offense or Crime― those listed in R. S. 15.587.1( C) and any felony offense whatsoever. Teaching Certificate or Certificate― any license, permit, or certificate issued by the Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education of the Department of Education. B. The following crimes are reported under R. S. 15: 587.1: 1. R. S. 14: 30, R. S. 14: 30.1, R. S. 14: 31, 14: 32.6, 14.32.7, 14: 32.8, R. S. 14: 41 through R. S. 14: 45, R. S. 14: 74, R. S. 14: 78, R. S. 14: 78.1, R. S. 14: 80 through R. S. 14: 86, R. S. 14: 89, R. S. 14: 89.1, R. S. 14: 92, R. S. 14: 93, R. S. 14: 93.3, R. S. 14: 106, R. S. 14: 282, R. S. 14: 286, R. S. 40: 966( A), R. S. 40: 967( A), R. S. 40: 968( A), R. S. 40: 969( A), and R. S. 40: 970( A) or convictions for attempt or conspiracy to commit any of those offenses; 2. those of a jurisdiction other than Louisiana which, in the judgment of the bureau employee charged with responsibility for responding to the request, would constitute a crime under the provisions cited in this Subsection, and Those under the Federal Criminal Code having analogous elements of criminal and moral turpitude. ( Federal Criminal Code provisions are in Title 18 of U. S. C. A.) Specifically: R. S. 14: 283.1 Voyeurism * R. S. 14: 283 Video Voyerism R. S. 14: 284 Peeping Tom * R. S. 14: 30 First degree murder * R. S. 14: 30.1 Second degree murder * R. S. 14: 31 Manslaughter * 14: 32.6 First Degree Feticide * 14: 32.7 Second Degree Feticide * 14: 32.8 Third Degree Feticide * 14: 41 Rape * R. S. 14: 42 Aggravated rape * R. S. 14: 42.1 Forcible rape * R. S. 14: 43 Simple rape * R. S. 14: 43.1 Sexual battery * R. S. 14: 43.2 Aggravated sexual battery * R. S. 14: 43.3 Oral sexual battery * R. S. 14: 43.5 Intentional exposure to the AIDS virus * R. S. 14: 44 Aggravated kidnapping * R. S. 14: 44.1 Second degree kidnapping * R. S. 14: 45 Simple kidnapping R. S. 14: 74 Criminal neglect of family * R. S. 14: 78 Incest * R. S. 14: 78.1 Aggravated Incest Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 75 Administrative Code July 2015 R. S. 14: 79.1 Criminal abandonment * R. S. 14: 80 Felony Carnal knowledge of a juvenile * R. S. 14: 81 Indecent behavior with a juvenile * R. S. 14: 81.1 Pornography involving juveniles * R. S. 14: 81.2 Molestation of a juvenile or a person with a physical or mental disability * R. S. 14: 81.3 Computer- aided solicitation of a minor * R. S. 14: 82 Prostitution ( In some instances) * R. S. 14: 82.1 Prostitution; Persons under seventeen; Additional offenses R. S. 14: 83 Soliciting for prostitutes R. S. 14: 83.1 Inciting prostitution R. S. 14: 83.2 Promoting prostitution R. S. 14: 83.3 Prostitution by massage R. S. 14: 83.4 Massage; sexual content prohibited * R. S. 14: 84 Pandering R. S. 14: 85 Letting premises for prostitution R. S. 14: 85.1 Letting premises for obscenity * R. S. 14: 86 Enticing persons into prostitution * R. S. 14: 89 Crime against nature * R. S. 14: 89.1 Aggravated crime against nature * R. S. 14: 92 Contributing to the delinquency of juveniles ( In some instances) * R. S. 14: 93 Cruelty to juveniles R. S. 14: 93.2.1 Child desertion * R. S. 14: 93.3 Cruelty to the infirm * R. S. 14: 106 Obscenity R. S. 14: 282 Operation of places of prostitution * R. S. 14: 286 Sale of minor children R. S. 40: 966( A) Penalty for distribution or possession with intent to distribute narcotic drugs listed in Schedule I; Manufacture; Distribution R. S. 40: 967( A) Prohibited acts; Schedule II, penalties; Manufacture; Distribution R. S. 40: 968( A) Prohibited acts; Schedule III; penalties; Manufacture; Distribution R. S. 40: 969( A) Prohibited acts; Schedule IV; penalties; Manufacture; Distribution R. S. 40: 970( A) Prohibited acts; Schedule V; penalties; Manufacture; Distribution * Certificate issuance/ reinstatement will never be considered for crimes marked with an asterisk. C. Convictions that are set aside pursuant to Articles 893 or 894 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedures, expunged, or which are pardoned subject to Louisiana first offender pardon laws nonetheless, shall be treated as convictions for the purpose of denial. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1830 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 2559 ( December 2008), LR 38: 763 ( March 2012). § 905. Denial of Certificates for Criminal Offenses and/ or for the Submission of Fraudulent Documentation A. An application for a Louisiana teaching certificate shall be denied if the individual applying for the certificate has been convicted of any offense listed in R. S. 15: 587.1( C) or any felony offense whatsoever and/ or has submitted fraudulent documentation as determined by the department. A person convicted of an offense as defined herein and/ or has submitted fraudulent documentation as determined by the department may apply for a certificate after three years have elapsed from date of entry of final conviction or from date of the submission of fraudulent documentation. B. The applicant shall be notified by certified mail and by any other appropriate means of notice that his/ her certificate has been denied. The applicant shall provide copies of any documents that verify his/ her identity, refute the existence of a criminal conviction, and/ or verify the accuracy of documentation as submitted. If a conviction upon which the certificate has been denied is reversed, such action should be communicated to the department through documentation provided by the applicant. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1830 ( October 2006). § 906. Procedures and Rules for Issuance of a Denied Certificate A. Issuance will never be considered for teachers who have been convicted of a felony for the following crimes: R. S. 14: 283, 14: 30, 14: 30.1, 14: 31, 14: 32.6, 14: 32.7, 14: 32.8, 14: 41, 14: 42, 14: 42.1, 14: 43, 14: 43.1, 14: 43.2, 14: 43.3, 14: 43.5, 14: 44, 14: 44.1, 14: 45, 14: 78, 14: 78.1, 14: 80, 14: 81, 14: 81.1, 14: 81.2, 14: 82 ( in some instances), 14: 82.1, 14: 84, 14: 86, 14: 89, 14: 89.1, 14.92 ( in some instances), 14: 93, 14: 93.3, 14: 106, and 14: 286. B. Issuances of certificates shall not be considered until at least three years have elapsed from the date of entry of final conviction. C. An applicant may apply to the board for issuance of his/ her teaching certificate after the lapse of time indicated above and under the following conditions. 1. There have been no further convictions. The applicant must provide a current state and FBI criminal history background check from state police that is clean and clear. 2. There has been successful completion of all conditions/ requirements of any parole and/ or probation. The applicant must provide relevant documentation. D. Applicant Responsibilities 1. Contact the office of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and request a records review for issuance of the certificate that was denied due to the submission of fraudulent documentation or due to conviction for a crime listed in R. S. 15: 587.1 or for any felony. 2. Provide each applicable item identified above in Subsection C, evidence that all requirements for certification have been successfully completed, and further documentation evidencing rehabilitation. The applicant is recommended to provide letters of support from past/ present employers, school board employees and officials, faculty, and administrative staff from the college education department, law enforcement officials and/ or from other community leaders. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 76 E. State Board Responsibilities 1. The board will consider the request for issuance and documentation provided. The board is not required to conduct a records review for any of the asterisked crimes and may summarily deny a request for issuance of certificate for any of the asterisked crimes. 2. When the board or its designees conduct an issuance records review, board staff shall notify the applicant of a date, time, and place when a committee of the board shall consider the applicant’s request. Only the written documentation provided prior to the records review will be considered. 3. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reserves the right to accept or reject any document offered as evidence of rehabilitation and the right to determine if adequate rehabilitation has occurred and will itself determine if and when an applicant is eligible for issuance of a teaching certificate. 4. The board shall deny a request for a records review for any applicant who: a. failed to disclose prior criminal convictions and/ or expungements; or b. falsified academic records. 5. The committee of the board shall make a recommendation to the full board regarding whether the applicant’s teaching certificate should be issued. Board staff shall notify the applicant of the board’s action. 6. The action of the board is a final decision and can only be appealed to a court of proper jurisdiction in accordance with law. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 36: 1999 ( September 2010), amended LR 38: 763 ( March 2012). § 907. Suspension and Revocation of Certificates for Criminal Offenses A. A Louisiana teaching certificate shall be suspended and revoked if the individual holding the certificate has been convicted of any offense listed in R. S. 15: 587.1( C) ( See Section I. B) or any felony offense whatsoever. B. When the Department is Notified that any Teacher has been Convicted of a Specific Crime 1. Department staff shall attempt to contact the teacher to inform him/ her that the department has information regarding a criminal conviction and is proceeding under this policy to suspend the certificate. 2. The teacher shall have 10 working days from the date of notification to provide verification that he/ she has not been convicted of a criminal offense. This opportunity for response is intended as a check against mistaken identity or other incorrect information and the requested verification may be provided through a telephone conversation or written correspondence. 3. If the teacher cannot be reached and/ or if his/ her employment status cannot be determined, suspension of the certificate shall proceed, as will all other steps in the process outlined in this policy. 4. If the department determines that there is evidence that a teacher has been convicted of a criminal offense, that teacher's certificate shall be suspended. The board, the teacher, and the employing school system shall be notified that the teacher's certificate has been suspended pending official board action. 5. The teacher shall be notified by certified mail and by any other appropriate means of notice that his/ her certificate has been suspended and that the certificate will be revoked unless the teacher can provide documentation that he/ she was not convicted of the crime. The teacher shall provide copies of any documentation that verifies his/ her identity and refutes the existence of a criminal conviction. 6. If the conviction upon which a teacher's certificate has been suspended and/ or revoked is reversed, such action shall be communicated to the board through documentation provided by the applicant. The board may receive such information and order reinstatement of the teacher's certificate 7. Upon official action by the board, any teacher whose certificate has been revoked shall be notified of such action by certified mail. The correspondence shall include instructions for and identification of the date when the individual may apply to the board for reinstatement of his/ her certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1831 ( October 2006). § 908. Suspension and Revocation of Certificate/ Endorsement Due to Facilitation of Cheating A. A Louisiana teaching or educational leadership certificate shall be suspended and revoked if the individual holding the certificate has been dismissed by his/ her employing LEA as a result of being found guilty of facilitating cheating, provided the LEA: 1. conducts an investigation into the allegations of cheating; 2. gathers sufficient evidence to confirm the cheating was facilitated by the employee; 3. dismisses the employee as a result of this offense; 4. notifies the department that the individual has been dismissed for this reason; and 5. provides evidence to justify the termination. Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 77 Administrative Code July 2015 B. When the department is notified that any teacher has been dismissed by his/ her employing LEA as a result of being found guilty of facilitating cheating, the following process shall take place. 1. Department staff shall attempt to contact the teacher/ administrator to inform him/ her that the department has information regarding his/ her dismissal as a result of being found guilty of facilitating cheating and is proceeding under this policy to suspend the certificate. 2. The teacher/ administrator shall have 10 working days from the date of notification to provide verification that he/ she has not been dismissed as a result of being found guilty of facilitating cheating. This opportunity for response is intended as a check against mistaken identity or other incorrect information and the requested verification may be provided through a telephone conversation or written correspondence. 3. If the teacher/ administrator cannot be reached, suspension of the certificate shall proceed, as will all other steps in the process outlined in this policy. 4. If the department determines that a teacher/ administrator was dismissed by his/ her employing LEA as a result of being found guilty of facilitating cheating, that teacher/ administrator’s certificate shall be suspended. The board, the teacher, and the employing school system shall be notified that the teacher’s certificate has been suspended pending official board action. 5. The teacher/ administrator shall be notified by certified mail and by any other appropriate means of notice that his/ her certificate has been suspended and that the certificate will be revoked unless the teacher/ administrator can provide documentation that he/ she was not dismissed as a result of facilitating cheating. 6. If the LEA decision to dismiss the teacher is reversed, such action shall be communicated to the board through documentation provided by the LEA. The board may receive such information and order reinstatement of the teacher’s certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 38: 3140 ( December 2012). § 909. Suspension and Revocation of Certificates due to Fraudulent Documentation Pertaining to Certification A. A Louisiana teaching certificate shall be suspended and/ or revoked if a teacher presents fraudulent documentation pertaining to his/ her certificate to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or the Department of Education. B. The department shall investigate prior to determining that a teacher has submitted fraudulent documentation pertaining to his/ her teaching certificate. Upon confirmation of the information investigated, the department shall notify the teacher by certified mail that his/ her certificate has been suspended pending official board action and that a records review shall be conducted by the board to consider revocation. C. Such records review shall be limited to the issue of whether or not the document submitted was fraudulent. The teacher shall provide the board with any documentation that will refute the fraudulent nature of the document. D. The committee of the board shall make a recommendation to the full board, based on documentation received from the department and the teacher, whether the teaching certificate should be revoked. The decision of the board shall be transmitted to the local school board and to the teacher affected. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1831 ( October 2006), amended LR 38: 764 ( March 2012). § 910. Suspension and Non- Renewal of Certificate/ Endorsement Due to Ineffectiveness A. A Louisiana teaching or educational leadership certificate/ endorsement shall be suspended if an individual has not successfully met the standards of effectiveness pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R. S. 17: 3902 for any three years within a certification or endorsement renewal period. B. When the department determines that a teacher or administrator has not met the standards of effectiveness for any three years within a certification or endorsement renewal period, the following process shall take place. 1. Department staff shall attempt to contact the teacher/ administrator to inform him/ her that the department has information indicating he/ she has received three years of Ineffective ratings within a certification or endorsement renewal period and is proceeding under this policy to suspend the certificate. 2. The teacher/ administrator shall have 10 working days from the date of notification to provide verification that his/ her effectiveness ratings were mistakenly reported or since overturned by his/ her employing LEA. This opportunity for response is intended as a check against mistaken identity or other incorrect information and the requested verification may be provided through a telephone conversation or written correspondence. 3. If the teacher/ administrator cannot be reached, suspension of the certificate shall proceed, as will all other steps in the process outlined in this policy. 4. If the department determines that a teacher/ administrator has not met the standards of effectiveness for three years within a certification or endorsement renewal period, that teacher/ administrator’s certificate/ endorsement shall be suspended. The teacher/ administrator and the employing LEA shall be EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 78 notified that the teacher/ administrator’s certificate has been suspended. 5. The teacher/ administrator shall be notified by certified mail and by any other appropriate means of notice that his/ her certificate has been suspended and that the certificate will not be renewed unless the teacher/ administrator can provide documentation that his/ her effectiveness ratings were mistakenly reported or overturned by his/ her employing LEA. 6. If the teacher/ administrator’s certificate remains suspended upon the culmination of his/ her certification/ endorsement renewal period, the department shall not renew the certification/ endorsement. 7. If the LEA’s Ineffective ratings for the teacher/ administrator are reversed, such action shall be communicated to the board through documentation provided by the LEA. The board may receive such information and order reinstatement of the teacher/ administrator’s certificate/ endorsement. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 38: 3140 ( December 2012). § 911. Procedures and Rules for Reinstatement of Certificates Suspended or Revoked due to Criminal Convictions and/ or Submission of Fraudulent Documents A. Reinstatement will never be considered for teachers who have been convicted of a felony for the following crimes: R. S. 14.283, 14: 30, 14: 30.1, 14: 31, 14: 32.6, 147: 32.7, 14: 32.8, 14: 41, 14: 42, 14: 42.1, 14: 43, 14: 43.1, 14: 43.2, 14: 43.3, 14: 43.5, 14: 44, 14: 44.1, 14: 45, 14: 78, 14: 78.1, 14: 80, 14: 81, 14: 81.1, 14: 81.2, 14: 81.3, ,14: 82 ( In some instances), 14: 82.1, 14: 84, 14: 86, 14: 89, 14: 89.1, 14: 92 ( in some instances), 14: 93, 14: 93.3, 14: 106, and 14: 286. B. Reinstatements of certificates shall not be considered until at least three years have elapsed from the date of entry of final conviction. C. An applicant may apply to the board for reinstatement of his/ her teaching certificate after the lapse of time indicated above and under the following conditions. 1. There have been no further convictions and/ or submissions of fraudulent documentation. The applicant must provide a current state and FBI criminal history background check from state police that is clean and clear. 2. There has been successful completion of all conditions/ requirements of any parole and/ or probation. The applicant must provide relevant documentation. D. Applicant Responsibilities 1. Contact the office of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and request a records review for reinstatement of the certificate. 2. Provide each applicable item identified above in Subsection C, evidence that all requirements for certification have been successfully completed, and further documentation evidencing rehabilitation. The applicant is recommended to provide letters of support from past/ present employers, school board employees and officials, faculty, and administrative staff from the college education department, law enforcement officials and/ or from other community leaders. E. State Board Responsibilities 1. The board will consider the request for reinstatement and documentation provided. The board is not required to conduct a reinstatement records review and may summarily deny a request for issuance/ reinstatement. 2. If the board or its designees decide to conduct a reinstatement records review, board staff shall notify the applicant of a date, time, and place when a committee of the board shall consider the applicant’s request. Only the written documentation provided prior to the records review will be considered. 3. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reserves the right to accept or reject any document as evidence of rehabilitation and the right to determine if adequate rehabilitation has occurred and will itself determine if and when an applicant is eligible for reinstatement of a teaching certificate. 4. The board shall deny any request for issuance by any applicant who: a. failed to disclose prior criminal convictions and/ or expungements; or b. falsified academic records. 5. The committee of the board shall make a recommendation to the full board regarding whether the applicant’s teaching certificate should be issued, reinstated, suspended for an additional period of time, or remain revoked. board staff shall notify the applicant of the board’s action. 6. The action of the board is a final decision and can only be appealed to a court of proper jurisdiction in accordance with law. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1831 ( October 2006), amended LR 34: 2560 ( December 2008), LR 36: 1999 ( September 2010), LR 38: 764 ( March 2012). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 79 Administrative Code July 2015 Chapter 10. Definitions § 1001. Terms Alternate Teacher Preparation Program― a pathway designed for candidates with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution. An alternate program combines professional knowledge with field experiences, including a one year supervised internship in a school setting. For admission to an alternate program, applicants must demonstrate content mastery. Ancillary Certificate― a type of Louisiana certificate that allows a qualified person who is not a certified teacher to provide services in a school setting. Baccalaureate― a term used to denote an undergraduate degree or program ( e. g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science). Certification― a licensing process whereby qualified professionals become legally authorized to teach or to perform designated duties in the schools under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). Continuing Learning Unit ( CLU)― a professional development activity that builds capacity for effective, research- based, content- focused teaching and learning that positively impacts student achievement. As a unit of measure, the CLU is used to quantify an educator's participation in a system- approved content- focused professional development activity aligned with the educator's individual professional growth plan. Core Subject Areas ( per No Child Left Behind federal legislation)― English, reading, language arts; mathematics; science; foreign languages; civics and government; economics; arts; history; and geography. Endorsement― a permanent certification authorization added to an existing teaching certificate. Graduate― a term used to denote a degree, coursework, or program beyond the baccalaureate degree level ( e. g., Masters of Education, Masters of Arts in Teaching). Industry Based Certification― a certificate that provides evidence that an individual has successfully demonstrated skill competencies in a specific set of work related tasks, single occupational area, or a cluster of related occupational areas ( e. g., Certified Landscape Technician, ASE Certification, Licensed Cosmetologist). Non- Standard Certificate― a one year temporary authorization that can be issued three times to an applicant who is pursuing full credentialing as a teacher. To have this certificate re- issued for Year 2 and for Year 3, an applicant must meet specified renewal requirements. Paraprofessional― an employee who provides instructional support in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds. Post- Baccalaureate ( or old) Alternate Certification Program― a program offered prior to July 1, 2002, that provided opportunities for individuals with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree to become certified public school teachers. Applicants seeking certification under this program submitted an official transcript for evaluation to a Louisiana college or university that had an approved teacher education program. Regionally Accredited― a term used to denote the status of public recognition that a regionally recognized accrediting agency grants to an educational institution or program that meets the agency's standards and requirements. Regularly Employed― a term used to denote an individual who is a full- time or part- time employee of a school system, and who is not hired on a day- to- day basis. Standard Certificate― a credential issued by the State to an individual who has met all requirements for full certification as a teacher. Teacher― an employee of a city or parish school board or of a BESE special school who holds a teaching certificate and whose legal employment requires certification under the regulations of BESE. Teacher Education Program Completer― an individual who satisfies all requirements of a traditional teacher preparation undergraduate degree program or of an approved alternate teacher preparation program. Teaching Certificate― a license, permit, or certificate issued by the Louisiana Department of Education to an individual who has met all state requirements for certification as a teacher. Temporary License― a teaching authorization held for a short period that is not a standard certificate ( see non- standard certificate above). Traditional Teacher Preparation Program― a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program that includes general education courses, certification focus area( s), professional education courses, field experiences, and student teaching in a school setting. Undergraduate― a term used to denote a degree, coursework, or program at the baccalaureate degree level ( e. g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1832 ( October 2006). § 1003. Acronyms BESE— Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. CLU— Continuing Learning Unit ( professional development). CTTIE— Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education. HOUSSE ( per the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001— High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( for highly qualified status of teachers). EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 80 INTASC— Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. LCET— Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching. NASDTEC— National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. NCATE— National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCLB— No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ( federal law). OFAT— Out- of- Field Authority to Teach, a non- standard license. TAT— Temporary Authorization to Teach, a non- standard license. TEP— Temporary Employment Permit, a non- standard license. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32: 1833 ( October 2006), amended LR 37: 560 ( February 2011). Chapter 11. State and Federal Guidelines Related to No Child Left Behind Federal Legislation: Qualifications for Teachers and Paraprofessionals § 1101. General Provisions A. The No Child Left Behind ( NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that those involved with delivering instruction of core content areas in K- 12 schools be highly qualified. This Chapter is divided into four sections: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE) policy regarding: 1. highly qualified status for teachers; 2. highly qualified status for paraprofessionals; and 3. continuing learning units ( CLUs); and 4. federal legislation related to qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2053 ( October 2007). § 1103. Highly Qualified Policy for Teachers A. The requirement that teachers be highly qualified applies to any public elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher. The Louisiana Department of Education ( LDE) is the state agency/ entity responsible for prescribing qualifications and providing for the certification of teachers under authority of R. S. 17: 7.1. B. The Louisiana Department of Education collaborated with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Regents on state activities under the No Child Left Behind ( NCLB) Act of 2001 related to " highly qualified teachers." All teachers hired on or after the first day of the 2002- 2003 school year to work in programs supported by Title I funds and who teach core academic subjects must be highly qualified. Under NCLB, all teachers of core academic subjects must have met highly qualified status by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year. C. Statutory Requirements for Certification. To obtain initial Louisiana certification, an individual must hold at least a baccalaureate degree, have earned a minimum grade point average of a cumulative 2.50, and have demonstrated subject knowledge and teaching skills in the certification area by passing rigorous exams required in Louisiana. D. Academic Major. In Louisiana, for the purpose of NCLB, teachers who completed an academic content major are highly qualified in that content area. E. Advanced Certification. For the purpose of NCLB, Advanced Certification is defined as having a master's degree or higher degree in the content area. Teachers who have highly qualified status under this option must meet all applicable state laws. F. Advanced Credentialing. Advanced Credentialing is defined as successful completion of a rigorous credentialing process that is based on a high objective uniform standard. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards uses a process for certifying its candidates that meets this standard. G. Applicability. The requirement that teachers be highly qualified applies to all public elementary and secondary school teachers assigned to core academic subjects. Special education teachers providing instruction in core academic areas, including those who teach students identified as academically gifted, must also meet highly qualified requirements. H. Core Academic Subjects. As defined in the mandate, core academic subjects are English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Louisiana defined " arts as a core academic subject" to include all secondary visual and performing arts courses for which Carnegie units ( high school credits) are awarded. I. Standard Teaching Certificates 1. Louisiana issues standard teaching certificates to persons who have completed a state- approved teacher education program ( traditional or alternate approach) and who earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an approved private provider. See Chapter 3 of this bulletin for a description of the following teaching authorizations: a. Level 1 Professional Certificate; b. Level 2 Professional Certificate; c. Level 3 Professional Certificate; d. Type C Certificate; Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 81 Administrative Code July 2015 e. Type B Certificate; f. Type A Certificate; and g. Out- of- State Certificate. 2. For a complete description of the Practitioner Licenses ( PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4) issued by the state to persons enrolled in a state- approved alternate teacher education program, see Chapter 3 of this bulletin. Because alternate routes meet requirements established in the federal mandate, teachers who meet admission criteria for alternate program enrollment are identified as highly qualified. J. Nonstandard Teaching Certificates 1. See Chapter 3 of this bulletin for a description of nonstandard teaching authorizations, as follows: a. Temporary Authority to Teach; b. Out- of- Field Authorization to Teach; and c. Temporary Employment Permit. 2. Teachers holding a temporary certificate do not meet the NCLB " highly qualified teacher" definition because they have not demonstrated subject matter competency under NCLB legislation. K. Technical Assistance and Support. The Louisiana Department of Education provides technical assistance and support to local education agencies to ensure faithful implementation of the NCLB mandate. Technical assistance and support includes but is not limited to the following activities: 1. providing each candidate on a temporary license with a " feedback sheet." A certification specialist or certification counselor who receives the request for certification evaluates the transcripts ( if available) and prepares a feedback sheet, based on the information submitted to the state by the district representative; 2. monitoring of certification folders per the NCLB consolidated monitoring process; 3. collaborating with the Board of Regents ( BOR) and college/ university personnel to determine ways college/ university programs might assist the state by addressing areas of need ( e. g., if special education programs are needed in certain geographic areas, SDE staff will collaborate with university personnel and BOR to facilitate provision of such programs); 4. prescribing the shortest route to certification, handled at the state level by certification specialists and at the local level by certification counselors; 5. using a two pronged approach to recruit candidates to pursue teaching as a career: a. a human resources component, through the regional certification counselors; b. a technological component, through the Teach Louisiana website at www. teachlouisiana. net. L. Louisiana Definition: Highly Qualified Teacher. For purposes of NCLB Highly Qualified requirements, a " new" teacher is defined as an individual who is who is new to the teaching profession. A " not new" teacher is defined as an individual with one or more years of teaching experience earned while holding a standard teaching certificate. Teaching experience earned while holding a temporary, provisional, or emergency authorization ( e. g., a Temporary Authority to Teach [ TAT]) does not qualify. 1. New elementary teacher: a. holds a standard elementary school education certificate, a special education certificate that includes elementary school grades, or a special foreign language certificate to teach a specific foreign language in grades K- 8; b. has passed the Louisiana content- specific elementary education licensing exam; c. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis. 2. Not new elementary teacher: a. holds a standard elementary school education certificate, a special education certificate that includes elementary school grades, or a special foreign language certificate to teach a specific foreign language in grades K- 8; b. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; c. has demonstrated content mastery by one of the following means: i. passed the Louisiana content- specific elementary education licensing exam; ii. by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, qualifies under the High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( HOUSSE) Plan for Not New Elementary Teachers, as follows: ( a) hold a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards ( NBPTS) certification in early childhood, middle childhood, or in a content area basic to the elementary school ( e. g., Early Language Arts, Early Mathematics) and is teaching in the NBPTS area of certification; ( b) has at least 12 semester hours of credit in each of the four core disciplines ( English/ language arts, including reading and writing; math; science; and social studies); ( c). a teacher who does not meet the requirements of Subparagraphs ( a)-( b) above is considered highly qualified if he/ she is state certified and teaching in the area of certification and if he/ she completes 90 continuing learning units ( CLUs) by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, with the beginning of the 2001- 2002 school year as the beginning date for earning CLUs; EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 82 ( d). a teacher's previous work experience as a fully certified teacher may be credited as CLUs at the rate of three CLUs for each year of successful experience in the content area, with a maximum of 45 CLUs earned through work experience; ( e). the Local Education Agency ( LEA) is responsible for maintaining documentation for educators seeking " highly qualified" status, as defined by NCLB, through the HOUSSE option ( 90 CLUs), as follows: ( i). identifying teachers in their employment using the HOUSSE option; ( ii). providing an annual update on each identified teacher's status ( progress) toward earning the required 90 CLUs; ( f). see the Section at the end of this Chapter entitled " Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs)." 3. New middle school teacher: a. holds a standard certificate for middle school education; middle school English/ language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies; a special education area that includes middle school grades; a secondary academic content area; or a special foreign language certificate to teach a specific foreign language in grades K- 8; b. has demonstrated content mastery by one of the following means: i. has the equivalent of an academic major in a content area appropriate to the middle school level, for every core academic subject the individual teaches; ii. has passed the Louisiana content- specific licensing exam required for a middle school academic content area or for a secondary ( grades 6- 12) academic content area that is appropriate to the middle school level, for every core academic subject the individual teaches; iii. has earned a master's degree in a pure content area ( not in education) for every core academic subject the individual teaches; c. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis. 4. Not new middle school teacher: a. holds a standard teaching certificate appropriate for grades 6- 8 ( e. g., Elementary Education 1- 8, Upper Elementary Education 5- 8, Middle School Education); a special education area that includes middle school grades; a secondary academic content area; or a special foreign language certificate to teach a specific language in grades K- 8; b. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; c. has demonstrated content mastery by one of the following means: i. passed the Louisiana content- specific licensing exam required for a middle school academic content area or for a secondary ( grades 6- 12) academic content area that is appropriate to the middle school level, for every core academic subject the individual teaches; ii. has the equivalent of an academic major in a content area appropriate to the middle school level, for every core academic subject the individual teaches; iii. earned a master's degree in a pure content area ( not in education) for every core academic subject the individual teaches; iv. holds a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards ( NBTPS) certification in a core content area and is teaching in the NBPTS area of certification; v. by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, qualifies under the High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( HOUSSE) Plan for Not New Middle School Teachers: ( a). a " not new" teacher who does not meet the requirements of Subparagraphs a- c above is considered highly qualified if he/ she is state certified and teaching in the area of certification and if he/ she completes 90 Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, with the beginning of the 2001- 2002 school year as the beginning date for earning CLUs; ( b). a " not new" teacher's previous work experience as a fully certified teacher may be credited as CLUs at the rate of three CLUs for each year of successful experience in the content area, with a maximum of 45 CLUs earned through work experience; ( c). the Local Education Agency ( LEA) is responsible for maintaining documentation for educators seeking " highly qualified" status, as defined by NCLB, through the HOUSSE option ( 90 CLUs): ( i). identifying teachers in their employment using the HOUSSE option; and ( ii). providing an annual update on each identified teacher's status ( progress) toward earning the required 90 CLUs; ( d). see the Section at the end of this Chapter entitled " Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs)." 5. New secondary teacher: a. holds a standard certificate for every core academic subject the individual teaches; b. has demonstrated content mastery by one of the following means: i. has the equivalent of an academic major for every core academic subject the individual teaches; ii. has passed the Louisiana content- specific licensing exam for every core academic subject the individual teaches; Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 83 Administrative Code July 2015 iii. has earned a master's degree in a pure content area ( not in education) for every core academic subject the individual teaches; c. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis. 6. Not new secondary teacher: a. holds a standard certificate for every core academic subject the individual teaches; b. does not presently have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; c. has demonstrated content mastery by one of the following means: i. passed the Louisiana content- specific licensing exam for every core academic subject the individual teaches; ii. has the equivalent of an academic major for every core academic subject the individual teaches; iii. earned a master's degree in a pure content area ( not in education) for every core academic subject the individual teaches; iv. holds a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards ( NBPTS) certification in a core content area and is teaching in the NBPTS area of certification; v. by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, qualifies under the High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( HOUSSE) Plan for Not New Secondary Teachers: ( a). a " not new" teacher who does not meet the requirements of Subparagraphs a- c above is considered highly qualified if he/ she is state certified and teaching in the area of certification and if he/ she completes 90 Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) by the end of the 2005- 2006 school year, with the beginning of the 2001- 2002 school year as the beginning date for earning CLUs; ( b). a " not new" teacher's previous work experience as a fully certified teacher may be credited as CLUs at the rate of three CLUs for each year of successful experience in the content area, with a maximum of 45 CLUs earned through work experience; ( c). the Local Education Agency ( LEA) is responsible for maintaining documentation for educators seeking " highly qualified" status, as defined by NCLB, through the HOUSSE option ( 90 CLUs): ( i). identifying teachers in their employment using the HOUSSE option; and ( ii). providing an annual update on each identified teacher's status ( progress) toward earning the required 90 CLUs; ( d). see the Section at the end of this Chapter entitled " Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs)." AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2053 ( October 2007), amended LR 35: 643 ( April 2009). § 1105. Highly Qualified Policy for Paraprofessionals A. The NCLB legislation signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002, was established to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high- quality education and, at minimum, reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments. Title I, as amended by NCLB, has new requirements for paraprofessionals. B. Definition of Paraprofessional 1. For the purposes of Title I, Part A, a paraprofessional is an employee who provides instructional support in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds. This includes paraprofessionals working in any of the following capacities: a. providing one- on- one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher; b. assisting with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials; c. providing instructional assistance in a computer laboratory; d. conducting parental involvement activities; e. providing support in a library or media enter; f. acting as a translator; g. providing instructional support services under the direct supervision of a teacher [ Title I, Section 1119( g)( 2)]. 2. Individuals functioning as interpreters/ transliterators, who are providing communication assistance only ( not instructional support), are not considered paraprofessionals under Title I if they possess one of the following Educational Interpreter certificates: a. Ancillary Provisional Certificate; b. Ancillary Grandfather Certificate; or c. Qualified Ancillary Certificate. 3. Individuals who work in food services, cafeteria or playground supervision, personal care services, non- instructional computer assistance, and similar positions are not considered paraprofessionals under Title I. C. Requirements for Title I Paraprofessionals. All Title I paraprofessionals hired on or before January 8, 2002, and working in a program supported with Title I funds must have met the following requirements by January 8, 2006. All Title I paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002, must meet the following requirements to be hired: EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 84 1. possess a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent ( e. g., Graduate Equivalency Examination— GED). This includes paraprofessionals who serve as translators or who conduct parental involvement activities; 2. satisfy one of the following: a. pass a state approved assessment for paraprofessionals; b. obtain an Associate ( or higher) Degree at a higher education institution; c. complete two years of full- time study at an institution of higher education. D. Louisiana Pathways for Paraprofessionals to Meet Federal Requirements. The U. S. Department of Education specifies that paraprofessionals should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and math, or in " school readiness." Paraprofessionals are expected to have a working knowledge of these academic areas. Louisiana offers all paraprofessionals three ways to meet federal requirements. 1. State Test. A paraprofessional who passes the Educational Testing Service ( ETS) Para- Pro Assessment will meet state and federal requirements to be classified as a " highly qualified paraprofessional." A paraprofessional who is " not new to the profession" who passes the ACT Work Keys assessment and who has successful observations will meet state and federal requirements to be classified as a " highly qualified paraprofessional." 2. Two Years of Full- Time Study ( 48 Semester Credit Hours). State, district, and post- secondary education personnel collaborated in identifying course requirements for paraprofessionals ( within a state approved institution of higher education) that would assist paraprofessionals when instructing students in the areas or reading, writing, math, and school readiness. 3. Associate Degree. State, district, and post- secondary education personnel collaborated in identifying course requirements for paraprofessionals ( within a state- approved institution of higher education) that would assist paraprofessionals when instructing students in the areas of reading, writing, math, and school readiness. E. State- Approved Institutions of Higher Education. State- approved higher education institutions may offer coursework to paraprofessionals. To be approved by the state, institutions must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting entity or granted pre- accreditation status. Newly developed public institutions that are formally seeking accreditation through the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools may obtain pre- accreditation status from the state. A list of approved institutions is available from the Department of Education upon request. F. Louisiana Definition: Highly Qualified Paraprofessional 1. New to the Profession― a paraprofessional must satisfy one of the following: a. passed the ETS Para- Pro Assessment; b. has two years of full- time study ( 48 semester credit hours) from the recommended list of state- approved institutions of higher education or from a regionally accredited institution( s) of higher education. A total of 15 hours of general education course requirements include English Composition ( 3), English/ Reading ( 6), and Mathematics ( 6). For the remaining 33 hours of coursework, acceptance of credit for a course shown on a transcript from an approved higher education institution is left to school district discretion in addressing the needs of the specific job; c. has Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree from a state- approved or regionally accredited institution of higher education. 2. Not New to the Profession— a paraprofessional must satisfy one of the following: a. passed the ETS Para- Pro Assessment; b. has two years of full- time study ( 48 semester credit hours) from the recommended list of state- approved institutions of higher education or from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A total of 15 hours of general education course requirements include English Composition ( 3), English/ Reading ( 6), and Mathematics ( 6). For the remaining 33 hours of coursework, acceptance of credit for a course shown on a transcript from an approved higher education institution is left to school district discretion in addressing the needs of the specific job; c. has Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree from a state- approved or regionally accredited institution of higher education; d. has successfully completed the ACT, Inc., Work Keys skills assessments and on- the- job observation G. Curriculum- based Pathways for Paraprofessionals. General Education and Teacher Preparation coursework must address the K- 12 state content standards, Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education ( NCATE) standards, and Praxis expectations. In addition to the ETS ParaPro Assessment, the State specified three curriculum- based pathways for paraprofessionals to meet federal requirements, as follows. 1. Total of 48 Credit Hours a. General Education Courses— 15 semester hours: i. English Composition ( 3 hours); ii. English/ reading ( 6 hours); iii. Mathematics ( 6 hours). b. Paraprofessional Courses— for the remaining 33 semester hours, acceptance of credit for a course shown on a transcript from an approved institution of higher education is Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 85 Administrative Code July 2015 left to school district discretion in addressing needs of a specific job. i. Guidelines for prescriptive plan requiring additional coursework— school districts should consider at least three hours of reading and at least 12 hours from a list of available paraprofessional courses, as follows: ( a). Strategies for Teaching and Learning; ( b). Assessment of Learning; ( c). Classroom and Behavior Management; ( d). Addressing the Needs of Exceptional Children. ii. Discipline- specific electives may include as many as 12 hours of developmental ( remedial) courses. 2. Associate of Applied Science Degree ( 60+ credit hours) a. General Education Courses— 15 semester hours: i. English Composition ( 3 hours); ii. Humanities ( 3 hours); iii. Math— Algebra ( 3 hours); iv. Natural Sciences ( 3 hours); v. Social and Behavioral Science ( 3 hours). b. Teacher Preparation Courses— Child/ Adolescent Development ( 3 hours) c. Paraprofessional Courses— 30 semester hours: i. Introduction to Paraprofessional Education ( 3); ii. Applied Literacy Development ( 3); iii. Strategies for Teaching and Learning ( 3); iv. Applied Assessment of Learning ( 3); v. Applied Classroom Behavior Management ( 3); vi. Addressing the Needs of Exceptional Children ( 3); vii. Application of Computer Technology ( 3); viii. Family, School, and Community Relations ( 3); ix. Health and Safety in Schools ( 3); x. Paraprofessional Practicum— Teaching, Learning, and Record Keeping ( 3). 3. Associate of Arts Degree ( 60+ credit hours) a. General Education Courses— 54 semester hours: i. English Composition ( 6 hours); ii. Humanities: English Literature ( 6 hours); iii. Math— Algebra, etc. ( 12 hours); iv. Natural Sciences ( 15 hours); v. Social and Behavioral Science ( 12 hours); vi. Fine Arts ( 3 hours). b. Teacher Preparation Courses— 9 hours. Select three of the following: i. Child/ Adolescent Development ( 3 hours); ii. Educational Psychology ( 3 hours); iii. Multicultural/ Exceptional Education ( 3 hours): ( a). Educational Technology ( 3 hours); ( b). Children's Literature ( 3 hours). AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2056 ( October 2007). § 1107. Continuing Learning Units ( CLUs) A. A Continuing Learning Unit ( CLU) is a professional development activity that builds capacity for effective, research- based, content- focused teaching and learning that positively impacts student achievement. As a unit of measure, it is used to quantify an educator's participation in a district or system- approved, content- focused professional development activity aligned with the educator's individual professional growth plan. B. Educators may earn one CLU for each clock hour of active engagement in a district or system- approved high quality professional development activity. Each educator is responsible for maintaining required documentation and for reporting earned CLUs in a manner prescribed by the district or system. Earned CLUs will transfer across Local Education Agencies ( LEAs). C. Under the No Child Left Behind ( NCLB) Act of 2001, Louisiana developed a High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( HOUSSE) option for teachers to gain highly qualified status. The HOUSSE option provides that a teacher " not new" to the state's school systems can be considered highly qualified if he/ she completes 90 CLUs by the end of School Year 2005- 2006. D. The Louisiana Components of Effective Professional Development ( see Appendix E) is used to define the 90 CLUs. The beginning date for earning CLUs is the onset of the 2001- 2002 school year. The " not new" teacher's previous work experience as a fully certified teacher may be credited as CLUs at the rate of three CLUs for each year of successful experience in the content area, with a maximum of 45 CLUs earned through work experience. E. For educators seeking " highly qualified" status through HOUSSE ( 90 CLUs), the LEA maintains documentation by: 1. identifying those teachers in their employment using the HOUSSE option; and 2. providing an annual update on each identified teacher's status ( progress) toward earning the required 90 CLUs. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 86 AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). § 1109. Federal Legislation Related to Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals A. Title 17 of the Louisiana Statutes also contains a portion of Title 20: Education, known as the federal " No Child Left Behind" Act. Specifically, see Paragraph 6319 of Chapter 70 pertains to qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). Chapter 12. Approved Courses to Reinstate Lapsed Certificates § 1201. Period of Validity A. The period of validity for a Louisiana teaching certificate is subject to the provision that the certificate holder does not allow a period of five or more consecutive calendar years of disuse to accrue, and/ or the certificate is not revoked by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education acting in accordance with law. When used relative to certificate validity, the term " disuse" is defined as a period of five consecutive calendar years in which a certificated individual is not a teacher of record for at least one semester, or 90 consecutive days. If such a period of disuse occurs, the certificate has lapsed. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). § 1203. Reinstatement of a Lapsed Certificate A. Reinstatement of a lapsed certificate is made only on evidence that the holder has earned six semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in approved courses. The credit must be earned within the five year period immediately preceding reinstatement of the certificate. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007) § 1205. Certificate Reinstatement Coursework A. Chapter 11 contains a listing of types of coursework that have been approved for reinstating a lapsed certificate. The following notes pertain to certificate reinstatement coursework across all areas of certification. 1. Teachers with multiple certification areas may complete coursework specific to any of their certification areas. 2. Coursework must be reflected on a transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 3. Course credit must be earned within the five year period immediately preceding reinstatement of the certificate. 4. Coursework cannot be a repeat of prior coursework shown on a transcript, unless the student failed or earned a " D" in the course. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). § 1207. Responsibility of the Employing Authority A. When a city or parish employing authority desires to hire a teacher whose certificate has lapsed or expired, it is the responsibility of the employing authority to notify the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). § 1209. Early Childhood ( PK, K, PK- 3) A. Types of Approved Coursework to Reinstate an Early Childhood ( PK, K, PK- 3) or an Elementary Grades ( 1- 4, 1- 6, 1- 8) certificate: 1. diagnostic and prescriptive reading; 2. reading in the content area; 3. other content in reading; 4. early numeracy concepts of mathematics; 5. other content in mathematics; 6. content in english/ language arts; 7. content in science; 8. content in social studies; 9. classroom and/ or behavior management; 10. technology in the classroom; 11. teaching in an inclusive setting. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2058 ( October 2007). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 87 Administrative Code July 2015 § 1211. Middle Grades ( 4- 8, 5- 8) A. Types of Approved Coursework to Reinstate a Middle Grades ( 4- 8, 5- 8) certificate: 1. diagnostic and prescriptive reading; 2. reading in the content area; 3. other content in reading; 4. early numeracy concepts of mathematics; 5. other content in mathematics; 6. content in english/ language arts; 7. content in science; 8. content in social studies; 9. content specific to subject area of certification; 10. classroom and/ or behavior management; 11. technology in the classroom; 12. teaching in an inclusive setting. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1213. Secondary ( 6- 12, 7- 12) A. Types of Approved Coursework to Reinstate a Secondary ( 6- 12, 7- 12) certificate: 1. diagnostic and prescriptive reading; 2. reading in the content area; 3. other content in reading; 4. content specific to subject area of certification; 5. classroom and/ or behavior management; 6. technology in the classroom; 7. teaching in an inclusive setting. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1215. Special Education A. Types of Approved Coursework to Reinstate a Special Education certificate: 1. diagnostic and prescriptive reading; 2. reading in the content area; 3. other content in reading; 4. early numeracy concepts of mathematics; 5. other content in mathematics; 6. content in english/ language arts; 7. content in science; 8. content in social studies; 9. content specific to subject area of certification; 10. classroom and/ or behavior management; 11. technology in the classroom; 12. teaching in an inclusive setting; 13. vocational and transition services for students. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1217. All Level ( K- 12) A. Types of approved coursework to reinstate an all- level ( K- 12) certificate ( art, dance, foreign language, health and physical education, or music): 1. content in reading; 2. content specific to subject area of certification; 3. classroom and/ or behavior management; 4. technology in the classroom; 5. teaching in an inclusive setting. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1219. Ancillary Certificate A. Types of approved coursework to reinstate an ancillary certificate: 1. content specific to subject area of certification; 2. coursework included in a prescriptive degree program in which certificate holder is enrolled; 3. classroom and/ or behavior management. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). Chapter 13. Ancillary Certification § 1301. General Provisions A. Ancillary certificates are issued to individuals who provide teaching, support, administrative, or supervisory services to children in Louisiana K- 12 schools. Recipients of these certificates are qualified persons who are not certified teachers in the particular area of ancillary certification. The holder of an ancillary certificate is authorized to perform only those services stated specifically on the certificate. EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 88 B. Chapter 3 of this bulletin sets forth the teaching areas for which ancillary certificates are issued. Chapter 4 of this bulletin concerns ancillary certificates issued for those who provide support services in K- 12 schools. Chapter 7 of this bulletin specifies ancillary certificates issued for those who provide administrative and supervisory services in K- 12 schools. This appendix provides a brief outline of all ancillary areas for which certificates are issued in Louisiana. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1303. Ancillary Teaching Certificates A. There are three types of ancillary teaching certificates. 1. Artist or Talented Certificate— issued to an applicant with an advanced degree in an artistic or talented field, or who has produced evidence of creative accomplishments over an extended period of time. The certificate allows the holder to provide artistic and/ or creative services in a regular classroom to children at any age level. 2. Nonpublic Montessori Teacher Certificate— issued to a qualified person who teaches in a nonpublic school setting using the Montessori method. 3. Family and Consumer Sciences ( Occupational Programs)— issued to a qualified person authorizing him/ her to teach in the family and consumer sciences areas of child care, clothing service, food service, housing and interior design, and institutional home management. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2059 ( October 2007). § 1305. Ancillary School Service Certificates A. An ancillary certificate can be issued in the following school service areas. 1. Child Nutrition Program Supervisor— issued to an individual with a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in home economics, institutional management, nutrition, dietetics, business administration, food technology, or public health nutrition. 2. Educational Interpreter and/ or Transliterator— issued to an individual who facilitates communication within an instructional environment, via an enhanced visual and/ or tactile mode, between and among deaf/ hard of hearing individuals and hearing individuals in situations in which those individuals are unable to communicate with one another using a speech and hearing mode. 3. School Librarian— issued to individuals with a master's degree in library science from a regionally accredited institution. 4. School Nurse— issued to individuals who have current Louisiana licensure as a registered professional nurse. 5. Social Worker— issued to individuals with master's degrees in social work or social welfare science from a regionally accredited institution. 6. Special Education Examiners— state statute requires that each school district have assessment teams for the purpose of identifying and evaluating the individual needs of each child with exceptionalities. In addition to an Educational Diagnostician ( which is not an ancillary certification area), the teams may include any number of the specialists outlined below: a. audiologist; b. school psychologist; c. supervisor of school psychological services; d. speech pathology assistant; e. speech pathologist; f. speech therapist/ American Speech and Hearing Association ( ASHA). 7. School therapists: a. school art therapist; b. dance therapist; c. music therapist; d. occupational therapist; e. physical therapist; f. recreational therapist. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2060 ( October 2007). Chapter 14. Glossary § 1401. Definitions A. Terms Alternate Teacher Preparation Program— a pathway designed for candidates with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution. An alternate program combines professional knowledge with field experiences, including a one year supervised internship in a school setting. For admission to an alternate program, applicants must demonstrate content mastery. Ancillary Certificate— a type of Louisiana certificate that allows a qualified person who is not a certified teacher to provide services in a school setting. Baccalaureate— a term used to denote an undergraduate degree or program ( e. g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science). Title 28, Part CXXXI Louisiana 89 Administrative Code July 2015 Certification— a licensing process whereby qualified professionals become legally authorized to teach or to perform designated duties in the schools under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ( BESE). Continuing Learning Unit ( CLU)— a professional development activity that builds capacity for effective, research- based, content- focused teaching and learning that positively impacts student achievement. As a unit of measure, the CLU is used to quantify an educator's participation in a system- approved content- focused professional development activity aligned with the educator’s individual professional growth plan. Core Subject Areas ( per No Child Left Behind federal legislation)— English, reading, language arts; mathematics; science; foreign languages; civics and government; economics; arts; history; and geography. Endorsement— a permanent certification authorization added to an existing teaching certificate. Graduate— a term used to denote a degree, coursework, or program beyond the baccalaureate degree level ( e. g., Masters of Education, Masters of Arts in Teaching). Industry Based Certification— a certificate that provides evidence that an individual has successfully demonstrated skill competencies in a specific set of work related tasks, single occupational area, or a cluster of related occupational areas ( e. g., Certified Landscape Technician, ASE Certification, Licensed Cosmetologist). Non- Standard Certificate— a one year temporary authorization that can be issued three times to an applicant who is pursuing full credentialing as a teacher. To have this certificate re- issued for Year 2 and for Year 3, an applicant must meet specified renewal requirements. Paraprofessional— an employee who provides instructional support in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds. Post- Baccalaureate ( or old) Alternate Certification Program— a program offered prior to July 1, 2002, that provided opportunities for individuals with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree to become certified public school teachers. Applicants seeking certification under this program submitted an official transcript for evaluation to a Louisiana college or university that had an approved teacher education program. Regionally Accredited— a term used to denote the status of public recognition that a regionally recognized accrediting agency grants to an educational institution or program that meets the agency's standards and requirements. Regularly Employed— a term used to denote an individual who is a full- time or part- time employee of a school system, and who is not hired on a day- to- day basis. Standard Certificate— a credential issued by the state to an individual who has met all requirements for full certification as a teacher. Teacher— an employee of a city or parish school board or of a BESE special school who holds a teaching certificate and whose legal employment requires certification under the regulations of BESE. Teacher Education Program Completer— an individual who satisfies all requirements of a traditional teacher preparation undergraduate degree program or of an approved alternate teacher preparation program. Teaching Certificate— a license, permit, or certificate issued by the Louisiana Department of Education to an individual who has met all state requirements for certification as a teacher. Temporary License— a teaching authorization held for a short period that is not a standard certificate ( see " non- standard certificate" above). Traditional Teacher Preparation Program— a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program that includes general education courses, certification focus area( s), professional education courses, field experiences, and student teaching in a school setting. Undergraduate— a term used to denote a degree, coursework, or program at the baccalaureate degree level ( e. g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences). B. Acronyms BESE— Board of Elementary and Secondary Education CLU— Continuing Learning Unit ( professional development) CTTIE— Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education HOUSSE ( per the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)— High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation ( for highly qualified status of teachers) INTASC— Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium LCET— Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching LaTAAP— Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program NASDTEC— National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification NCATE— National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCLB— No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ( federal law) OFAT— Out- of- Field Authority to Teach, a non- standard license EDUCATION Louisiana Administrative Code July 2015 90 TAT— Temporary Authorization to Teach, a non- standard license TEP— Temporary Employment Permit, a non- standard license AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 17: 6( A)( 10), ( 11), and ( 15), R. S. 17: 7( 6), R. S. 17: 10, R. S. 17: 22( 6), R. S. 17: 391.1- 391.10, and R. S. 17: 411. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 33: 2060 ( October 2007).