Teacher leadership and compensation model for mentoring; computer science endorsement, 13.7, 13.28
EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 272.2, the Board of Educational Examiners hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 13, "Issuance of Teacher Licenses and Endorsements," Iowa Administrative Code.
The first proposed amendment aligns with 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 642, which amends Iowa Code section 272.28 to include the Teacher Leadership and Compensation model as an option for new teacher mentoring. The second proposed amendment aligns with 2017 Iowa Acts, Senate File 274, which amends Iowa Code section 272.2 to direct the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to establish a computer science endorsement.
Any interested person may make written comments or suggestions on the proposed amendments before 4 p.m.on Friday, December 29, 2017. Written comments and suggestions should be addressed to Kim Cunningham, Board Secretary, Board of Educational Examiners, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147; or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax to (515)281-7669.
Any interested party or persons may present their views either orally or in writing at the public hearing that will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 1 p.m.in Room 3SW, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.
At the hearing, persons will be asked to give their names and addresses for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of the proposed amendments. Persons who wish to make oral presentations at the public hearing may contact the Executive Director, Board of Educational Examiners, at the above address, or at (515)281-5849, prior to the date of the public hearing.
Any person who intends to attend the public hearing and requires special accommodations for specific needs, such as a sign language interpreter, should contact the office of the Executive Director at (515)281-5849.
These amendments are subject to waiver pursuant to 282—Chapter 6.
After analysis and review of this rule making, there is no anticipated impact on jobs.
These amendments are intended to implement Iowa Code section 272.2 as amended by 2017 Iowa Acts, Senate File 274, and section 272.28 as amended by 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 642.
The following amendments are proposed.
Item 1. Amend rule 282—13.7(272) as follows:
282—13.7(272) Specific requirements for a standard license. A standard license valid for five years may be issued to an applicant who:
1.Meets the general requirements set forth in rule 282—13.5(272), and
2.Shows evidence of successful completion of a state-approved mentoring and induction program or mentoring through a state-approved career, leadership, and compensation framework by meeting the Iowa teaching standards as determined by a comprehensive evaluation and two years' successful teaching experience within the applicant's approved endorsement area(s). In lieu of completion of an Iowa state-approved mentoring and induction program, the applicant must provide evidence of three years' successful teaching experience within the applicant's approved endorsement area(s) at any of the following:
●An accredited nonpublic school in this state.
●A preschool program approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
●Preschool programs at school districts approved to participate in the preschool program under Iowa Code chapter 256C.
●Shared visions programs receiving grants from the child development coordinating council under Iowa Code section 256A.3.
●Preschool programs receiving moneys from the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund created in Iowa Code section 256I.11.
●An out-of-state PK-12 educational setting.
Item 2. Amend rule 282—13.28(272) as follows:
282—13.28(272) Minimum content requirements for teaching endorsements.
13.28(1) to 13.28(34) No change.
13.28(35) Computer science. K-8 and 5-12.
a. Authorization. The holder of this endorsement is authorized to teach selected computer science and computer programming courses.
b. Program requirements. Applicants must hold a valid Iowa teaching license with at least one additional teaching endorsement.
c. Content. A minimum of 12 semester hours of computer science to include coursework in the following:
(1)Data representation and abstraction to include primitive data types, static and dynamic data structures, and data types and stores.
(2)Designing, developing, testing and refining algorithms to include proficiency in two or more programming paradigms.
(3)Systems and networks to include operating systems, networks, mobile devices, and machine-level data representation.
d. Methods course. A content area methods course is required pursuant to 13.29(1). The course should include the following effective teaching and learning strategies for information technology:
(1)Curriculum development including recognizing and defining real-world computational problems; computing concepts and constructs; developing and using abstractions; creating, testing, and refining computational artifacts; and problem-solving strategies in computer science.
(2)Project-based methodologies that support active and authentic learning, fostering an inclusive computing culture, collaborative groupings, and opportunities for creative and innovative thinking.
(3)Communication about computing including multiple forms of media.
(4)Digital citizenship including the social, legal, ethical, safe and effective use of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and networks.
e. Computer science specialist. If the requirements in 13.28(35)"c" and "d" are met and the applicant achieves a minimum of 24 semester hours of computer science content, a computer science specialist endorsement will be granted and the additional teaching endorsement set forth in 13.28(35)"b" will not be required.
f. Waiver of coursework requirements. During the first year of implementation, the coursework requirements may be waived if the practitioner demonstrates relevant content knowledge mastery and successful teaching experience in this endorsement area through criteria established by the board of educational examiners.