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Coursework for out-of-state applicants; license renewal for applicant with specialist’s or doctor’s degree, 13.5, 18.6, 20.6, 20.9, 27.5

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ARC 3829C

EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS BOARD[282]

Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to license issuance and renewal

The Board of Educational Examiners hereby amends Chapter 13, "Issuance of Teacher Licenses and Endorsements," Chapter 18, "Issuance of Administrator Licenses and Endorsements," Chapter 20, "Renewals," and Chapter 27, "Issuance of Professional Service Licenses," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272.2.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272.2.

Purpose and Summary

The amendments eliminate coursework deficiencies for some out-of-state applicants and adjust the renewal requirements for an applicant who holds a specialist's or doctor's degree.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 28, 2018, as ARC 3710C. A public hearing was held on April 18, 2018. No one attended the public hearing. No public comments were received.

The amendments are revised from those published under Notice of Intended Action. Based on feedback by the Administrative Rules Review Committee regarding the need for the addition of a dance endorsement, Item 2 of the Notice was not adopted by the Board, and the subsequent Items are renumbered. In addition, clarity was provided to the amendment in Item 1 concerning minimum coursework requirements for out-of-state applicants.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Board on May 11, 2018.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 282—Chapter 6.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on July 11, 2018.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

Item 1. Amend rule 282—13.5(272) as follows:

282—13.5(272) Teacher licenses. A license may be issued to applicants an applicant who fulfill fulfills the general requirements set out in subrule 13.5(1) and the specific requirements set out for each license.

13.5(1) No change.

13.5(2) Applicants from non-Iowa institutions.

a. No change.

b. In addition to the requirements set forth in subrule 13.5(1), applicants an applicant from a non-Iowa institutions institution:

(1) and (2) No change.

(3)Shall provide an official institutional transcript(s) to be analyzed for the requirements necessary for Iowa licensure. An applicant must have completed at least 75 percent of the coursework as outlined in 281—subrules 79.15(2) to 79.15(5) and an endorsement requirement through a two- or four-year institution in order for the endorsement to be included on the license. An applicant who has not completed at least 75 percent of the coursework for at least one of the basic Iowa teaching endorsements completed will not be issued a license. Applicants An applicant seeking a board of educational examiners transcript review must have achieved a C- grade or higher in the courses that will be considered for licensure. An applicant who has met the minimum coursework requirements in this subrule will not be subject to additional coursework deficiency requirements if the applicant provides verification of ten years of successful teaching experience or if the applicant provides verification of five years of successful teaching experience and a master's degree.

(4) to (6) No change.

c. to e. No change.

13.5(3) No change.

Item 2. Amend rule 282—18.6(272) as follows:

282—18.6(272) Specific requirements for an administrator prepared out of state. An applicant seeking Iowa licensure who completes an administrator preparation program from a recognized non-Iowa institution shall verify the requirements of rules 282—18.1(272) and 282—18.4(272) through traditional course-based preparation program and transcript review. A recognized non-Iowa administrator preparation institution is one that is state-approved and is accredited by the regional accrediting agency for the territory in which the institution is located. Applicants must hold and submit a copy of a valid or expired regular administrator certificate or license in the state in which the preparation was completed, exclusive of a temporary, emergency or substitute license or certificate.

18.6(1) Administrator exchange license. A one-year nonrenewable administrator exchange license may be issued to an individual who has not met any of the following requirements:

a. Professional core requirements. The applicant has not completed all of the required courses in the professional core in 281—subrules 79.15(2) and 79.15(3) and 281—paragraphs 79.15(5)"a" to "k."

b. a.Endorsement requirements. The applicant has not completed a minimum of 75 percent of the coursework for the PK-12 principal and PK-12 supervisor of special education endorsement, and any additional administrator endorsements desired.

c. b.Regular administrator certificate or license in the state in which the preparation was completed. The applicant is eligible for and has applied for a regular administrator certificate or license in the state in which the preparation was completed but has not yet received the certificate or license.

d. c.Approved evaluator training requirement. The applicant has not completed the approved evaluator training requirement.

18.6(2) No change.

Item 3. Amend rule 282—20.6(272) as follows:

282—20.6(272) Specific renewal requirements for a master educator license.

20.6(1) No change.

20.6(2) Four units are needed for renewal. For an applicant who also holds a specialist's or doctor's degree, two units are needed for renewal. These units may be earned in any combination listed below:

a. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which leads toward the completion of a planned master's, specialist's, or doctor's degree program.

b. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate or undergraduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which adds greater depth/breadth to present endorsements held.

c. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which leads to completion of requirements for an endorsement not currently held.

d. One unit may be earned upon completion of each licensure renewal course or activity approved through guidelines established by the board of educational examiners.

e. Four units may be earned upon successful completion of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. This certification may be used one time for either the standard or master educator license. Four units may also be earned for each National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification renewal and may be used toward the subsequent renewal of either the standard or master educator license.

f. One unit may be earned upon the successful completion of an individualized professional development plan as verified by the supervising licensed evaluator.

Item 4. Amend rule 282—20.9(272) as follows:

282—20.9(272) Specific renewal requirements for an administrator license.

20.9(1) No change.

20.9(2) Four units are needed for renewal. For an applicant who also holds a specialist's or doctor's degree, two units are needed for renewal. These units may be earned in any combination listed below.:

a. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which leads toward the completion of a planned specialist's or doctor's degree program.

b. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate or undergraduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which adds greater depth/breadth to present endorsements held.

c. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which leads to completion of requirements for an administrator endorsement not currently held.

d. One unit may be earned upon completion of each licensure renewal course or activity approved through guidelines established by the board of educational examiners.

e. One unit may be earned upon the successful completion of an individualized professional development plan as verified by the supervising licensed evaluator, or in the case of a superintendent, as verified by the school board president.

20.9(3) No change.

Item 5. Amend rule 282—27.5(272) as follows:

282—27.5(272) Specific renewal requirements for the standard professional service license.

27.5(1) No change.

27.5(2) Four units are needed for renewal. For an applicant who also holds a specialist's or doctor's degree, two units are needed for renewal. These units may be earned in any combination listed below:

a. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which leads toward the completion of a planned master's, specialist's, or doctor's degree program.

b. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of graduate or undergraduate credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which adds greater depth/breadth to present endorsements held.

c. One unit may be earned for each semester hour of credit, completed from a regionally accredited institution, which may not lead to a degree but which leads to completion of requirements for an endorsement not currently held.

d. One unit may be earned upon completion of each licensure renewal course or activity approved pursuant to guidelines established by the board of educational examiners.

[Filed 5/14/18, effective 7/11/18]

[Published 6/6/18]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 6/6/18.

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