IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION STANDARDS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
	I.      FINDING AN EDUCATION JOB IN IDAHO                               1

	II.     BECOMING CERTIFIED IN IDAHO                                     4

	III.    RENEWING, REVISING, AND REINSTATING IDAHO CERTIFICATION         7

	IV.     ETHICS AND THE IDAHO TEACHING PROFESSION                        9

	V.      THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE                               11

	VI.     THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND TEACHING
		AREA ENDORSEMENTS                                               16

	VII.    THE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE                                   22

	VIII.   PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CERTIFICATE                            25

	IX.     STANDARD/ADVANCED EXCEPTIONAL CHILD CERTIFICATES AND
		RELATED ENDORSEMENTS                                            29

	X.      LIMITED AND ALTERNATE ROUTE CERTIFICATES                        34

	XI.     CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS                39

	APPENDIX A: CODE OF ETHICS OF THE IDAHO TEACHING PROFESSION 
	GLOSSARY

I. FINDING AN EDUCATION JOB IN IDAHO

Each Idaho school district advertises its own vacancies and maintains its own employment procedures. District vacancies are often listed with college or university placement centers or with the Idaho Department of Employment. Questions about openings and salaries should be addressed to school districts.

IDAHO TEACHER PLACEMENT CENTERS

University of Idaho                             Lewis-Clark State College
Career Planning & Placement Center              Career Planning & Placement Center
Moscow, ID 83843                                Lewiston, ID 83501
Telephone: (208) 885-6121                       Telephone: (208) 799-2313

Idaho State University                          Northwest Nazarene College
Career Planning & Placement Center              Teacher Placement
Campus Box 8108                                 Nampa, ID 83686
Pocatello, ID 83209                             Telephone: (208) 476-8258
Telephone: (208) 236-2380

Boise State University                          Albertson College of Idaho
Career Planning & Placement                     Teacher Placement Service
1910 University Drive                           Caldwell, ID 83605
Boise, ID 83725                                 Telephone: (208) 459-5534
Telephone: (208) 385-1747

State Department of Employment 
Teacher Placement Service 
Employment Programs Section 
317 Main Street
Boise, ID 83735-0001
Telephone: (208) 334-6138

II. BECOMING CERTIFIED IN IDAHO

All applicants for Idaho professional education credentials must:

  1. be at least eighteen years old;
  2. have completed specific minimum requirements of college training, depending on the credential to be held; and
  3. meet standards in effect at the time of application.

RECENT CREDIT REQUIREMENT (NON-EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT)

An initial Idaho credential can be held only if applicants have completed six semester credit hours (or nine quarter hours) in the last five calendar years. Official transcripts verifying the credit must be provided with the application. Coursework may be in any area and at any level except remedial courses.

INTERSTATE CERTIFICATION COMPACT

If applicants have completed a teacher training program in the following states within the last five calendar years or have taught three of the last seven years in one of these states, provisions of the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC) may apply. The ICC covers only elementary and secondary classroom teachers. The Idaho requirement of recent credit must have been completed for the ICC terms to be in effect in Idaho. Idaho educators may expect reciprocity in any of the states listed below, provided any non-educational requirements of the other state(s) have been met. The ICC states are: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

STRATEGIES FOR ESTABLISHING INITIAL

IDAHO CERTIFICATION

Idaho credentials are issued for a five-year cycle beginning September 1 of the year issued and expiring September 1 of the appropriate year unless otherwise specified. As applications are reviewed, the Teacher Certification staff attempts to establish certification in the most direct way possible. The hierarchy of strategies follows.

STRATEGY 1:

Applicant qualifies for regular Idaho certification (five-year period).

STRATEGY 2:

Applicant qualifies for regular Idaho elementary or secondary classroom certification (five-year period) under provisions of the interstate Certification Compact (ICC).

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STRATEGY 3:

Applicant qualifies for Idaho Endorsement of Out-of-State Certificate IF a valid credential from another state is held and deficiencies exist for Idaho certification.

STRATEGY 4:

Applicant does not currently qualify for Idaho certification under any of the strategies outlined above, but will receive an evaluation of deficiencies. Such applications are held for two years during which time deficiencies can be addressed. When all deficiencies have been addressed, the regular Idaho credential will be issued (five-year period) at no additional cost.

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CHECKLIST FOR MAKING APPLICATION FOR INITIAL
IDAHO CERTIFICATION

It is the responsibility of the applicant to have all required certification materials submitted together in one packet. Applicants who carefully prepare their application packets using the following guidelines will receive their certificates in the least amount of time. An application will not be evaluated until all materials have been received. A complete packet should consist of these items:

The actual forms on which to apply for Idaho certification are include in Appendix B: Application for an Idaho Teaching Credential, Institutional Recommendation, and Professional Experience Report. If more than one form is needed, the forms may be reproduced. Completed application materials should be mailed to:

TEACHER CERTIFICATION
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P O BOX 83720
BOISE ID 83720-0027

PHONE: (208) 334-3475

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III. RENEWING, REVISING, AND REINSTATING
IDAHO CERTIFICATION

Specific requirements exist to keep Idaho credentials renewed, to revise existing credentials, and to reinstate Idaho credentials which have lapsed. The applicant is responsible for notifying Teacher Certification of a change of address.

A. THE RENEWAL PROCESS

All regular Idaho credentials must be renewed every five years to remain valid. Application for renewal must be made on forms supplied by the Teacher Certification office. The renewal application and $35 fee may be sent anytime between January 1 and September 30 of the year in which the certificate expires. Official transcripts must be attached which verify completion of at least six semester credit hours (nine quarter hours) within the period of the credential being renewed. For Idaho area educators, up to three semester credits (45 clock hours) of approved Idaho district in service participation may apply toward the total requirement of six semester credits. Coursework is accepted at the 100 level or above if it appears for credit on an official transcript from an accredited college or university. Correspondence and independent study credits on official transcripts are also accepted. Transcripts become part of the permanent record and will not be returned.

If credit for renewal is earned during the summer prior to the September 1 expiration date of a credential, expect official transcripts to be unavailable until mid-fall. A completed application and renewal fee of $35 can be sent prior to September 1 with a note stating that the transcript(s) will come later. While a renewed credential will not be issued until the proof of six semester credits arrives, it will not lapse if coursework was completed prior to September 1 and the application is received prior to December 31.

CHECKLIST: RENEWAL OF IDAHO CREDENTIALS

B. THE REVISION PROCESS

If new certificates and endorsements need to be added to an existing Idaho credential, revisions can be made at any time during the five-year period of the credential. A completed application or written request specifying the revision to be made must be accompanied by a $15 revision fee. Official transcripts supporting the revision must also be sent, if not already on file. Revisions related to Administrator, pupil Personnel Services, and Exceptional Child certificates require institutional recommendations, verification of experience, and verification of competencies in some cases.

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If revisions or additions to an Idaho credential are requested at the time the credential is being renewed, the revisions or additions can be made at no cost, provided the applicant meets the standard involved.

CHECKLIST: REVISION OF IDAHO CREDENTIALS

C. THE REINSTATEMENT PROCESS

When a valid Idaho credential has been allowed to expire, the applicant for reinstatement must meet current education standards for the certificates and endorsements requested. The applicant must also meet the current non-education requirement of six semester credit hours earned within the last five calendar years. If deficiencies for certification exist, a written evaluation will be sent. The application for reinstatement will be held for up to two years during which time deficiencies can be addressed. The reinstated Idaho credential can then be issued, at no further cost, for a five-year period.

CHECKLIST REINSTATEMENT OF IDAHO CREDENTIALS

D. OBTAINING DUPLICATES

Duplicates of valid certificates are available for $4 upon written request of the holder.

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IV. ETHICS AND THE IDAHO TEACHING PROFESSION

Professional educators employed in publicly funded schools are required by Idaho law to hold an Idaho professional education credential. The State Board of Education, upon recommendation of the Professional Standards Commission, may refuse to issue an Idaho credential to any applicant "for such reason as would have constituted grounds for revoking a certificate," as stated in Idaho Code, 33-1202. Appeals related to certification may be made to the Professional Standards Commission. The Professional Standards Commission reviews complaints and allegations; appoints hearing panels when appropriate; and makes recommendation to the State Board of Education consistent with rules and regulations established by the Commission.

Idaho Code, 33-1208 provides that a valid Idaho credential may be revoked because of any of the following grounds:

  1. Gross neglect of duty,
  2. Incompetence;
  3. Breach of teaching contract;
  4. Making any material statement of fact in the application for a certificate which the applicant knows to be false;
  5. Revocation, suspension, denial or surrender of a certificate in another state for any reason constituting grounds for revocation in this state;
  6. Conviction, finding of guilt, withheld judgment, or suspended sentence in this or any other state of a crime involving moral turpitude;
  7. Conviction, finding of guilt, withheld judgment or suspended sentence in this or any other state for the dealing, selling or trafficking of controlled substances or simulated controlled substances as those terms are defined in Idaho Code, 37-2701;
  8. Any disqualification which would have been sufficient grounds for refusing to issue or authorize a certificate, if the disqualification existed or had been known at the time of its issuance or authorization;
  9. Willful violation of any professional code or standards of ethics or conduct, adopted by the State Board of Education.
  10. The State Board of Education shall permanently revoke any Idaho teaching certificate, or deny the application for certification of a person who pleads guilty to or has any form of judgment against him/her for certain felony offenses against children.

PRIOR CERTIFICATION IRREGULARITIES OR LEGAL CONVICTIONS

The application for Idaho Teaching Credential form requires each applicant to respond to two questions about prior certification irregularities or legal convictions (other than minor traffic violations). That specific section of the application form is reprinted below exactly as it appears on the form.

Have you ever had a teaching certificate revoked, suspended or denied, or have you voluntarily relinquished a teaching certificate to avoid revocation proceedings in Idaho or another state?
Yes No

Have you ever been adjudicated guilty in a court of law of an offense other than a minor traffic violation? (If answer if YES to either of the above, attach an explanation of the circumstances.)
Yes No

By your signature upon this application, you attest and affirm that all statements made on this application are true and correct according to your knowledge and belief. You further attest and affirm that you have and will abide by Idaho Code and State Board of Education rules and regulations relative to the responsibility and conduct of certificated Idaho educators. Entry of false information on this application could result in denial of your application or revocation of your certificate.

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Applicants who indicate that previous teaching certificates have been revoked, suspended, denied or voluntarily relinquished are required to attach explanations of the circumstances. Applicants who indicate they have been adjudicated guilty in a court of law are required to attach explanations of the circumstances. If the conviction is not dearly described, the court record will be requested before the certification review process continues.

DEALING WITH VIOLATIONS OF ETHICS STANDARDS

The Code of Ethics for the Idaho teaching profession was revised in 1989 by the Professional Standards Commission and approved by the State Board of Education. The entire policy is included in Appendix B of this

Under Idaho Code. 33-1208, a violation of the Code of Ethics is a ground for revocation or suspension of one's teaching certificate. An allegation of ethical misconduct may be brought by an Idaho local board of trustees, or by any individual (other than a student of an Idaho public school) who has substantial interest in the matter.

Upon receipt of an allegation, the Executive Committee of the Professional Standards Commission reviews the circumstances of the case and determines whether probable cause exists to warrant filing a complaint against the individual accused of misconduct. If probable cause is found to exist, the Chief Certification Officer file a formal complaint against the accused. Upon a request for a hearing by the accused, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction authorizes the Professional Standards Commission to name a three member panel to hear the charges and to recommend disposition to the State Board of Education. Such hearings are held in compliance with Idaho Code. 32-1209.

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V. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

A. STANDARD ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE

A Standard Elementary Certificate may be issued by the State Board of Education to any person who has a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meets the following requirements.

  1. A minimum of twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) credit hours in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations and in the professional subject matter of elementary education which must include not less than six semester (nine quarter) credit hours of elementary student teaching and six semester credit hours of developmental reading and its application to the content areas. (Must have some credit in each area.) Three years satisfactory experience (experience earned while holding a certificate) as a teacher in grades 6, 7, or 8 may be substituted for the student teaching requirement should a teacher apply for a secondary certificate.
  2. A minimum of forty-four semester (sixty-six quarter) credit hours in general education selected from the following areas: the humanities, the social sciences, the fine arts, mathematics, the physical sciences and/or the biological sciences, and language skills. These forty-four semester credit hours will include the following:

    • Twelve semester (eighteen quarter) credit hours of English, including composition and literature.
    • Twelve semester (eighteen quarter) credit hours of social science, including US history and/or American government (psychology will not satisfy this requirement). Coursework accepted as social science must be earned through these departments: History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and/or Geography.
    • Eight semester (twelve quarter) credit hours in two or more areas of natural science (psychology will not satisfy this requirement).
    • Three semester (four quarter) credit hours of fine arts (music or art).
    • Six semester (nine quarter) credit hours in fundamental math.
    • Three semester (four quarter) credit hours in the content or methods of physical education and/or health education, exclusive of activity classes.

A Standard Elementary Certificate is valid in grades one through eight in elementary school and in grades seven through nine when these grades are included in the secondary school unit, provided the holder of such a certificate meets the minimum requirements of credit in a subject area as established for a secondary certificate when teaching that subject in grade nine.

An elementary certificate may be endorsed for teaching kindergarten provided the holder has had student teaching in grades K, 1, 2 or 3, or has had at least one year of teaching experience in grades K, 1, 2 or 3 within the preceding five years, and has the recommendation for this endorsement from a superintendent or principal verifying competency for kindergarten teaching.

B. ADVANCED ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE

The requirements for an Advanced Elementary Certificate are as follows:

  1. . Hold or be eligible for a valid Idaho Standard Elementary Certificate.
  2. Hold a master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university. Related areas include elementary education, curriculum or instruction. Degrees in Educational Administration do not qualify the applicant for a change from Standard Elementary to Advanced Elementary Certificate.
  3. Has completed a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience, as verified by the employing district(s).

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C. STANDARD K-3 CERTIFICATE

A Standard K-3 Elementary Certificate may be issued by the State Board of Education to any person who has a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meets the following requirements (no endorsements are attached to this certificate):

  1. A minimum of twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) credit hours in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations, and in the professional subject matter of K-primary education which must include not less than six semester (nine quarter) credit hours of K-primary student teaching and six semester credit hours of developmental reading and its application to the content areas. (Must have some credit in each area.) Three years satisfactory experience (experience earned while holding a certificate) as a teacher in K-primary grades may be substituted for the student teaching requirements.
  2. A minimum of forty-four semester (sixty-six quarter) credit hours in general education selected from the following areas: the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, mathematics, physical sciences and/or the biological sciences, and language skills. These courses should relate to the K-primary education program wherever possible. These forty-four semester credit hours will include the following:

    • Twelve semester (eighteen quarter) credit hours of English, including composition and literature.
    • Twelve semester (eighteen quarter) credit hours of social science, including U.S. history and/or American government (psychology will not satisfy this requirement). Coursework accepted as social sciences must be earned through these departments: History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and/or Geography.
    • Eight semester (twelve quarter) credit hours in two or more areas of natural science (psychology will not satisfy this requirement).
    • Three semester (four quarter) credit hours of fine arts (music or art).
    • Six semester (nine quarter) credit hours in fundamental math.
    • Three semester (four quarter) credit hours in the content or methods of physical education and/or health education, exclusive of activity classes.

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The elective courses should, when possible, relate to home and family life, nutrition of young children, literature and story telling, music, arts and crafts, child psychology, mental hygiene, language development, speech problems, and audio-visual teaching.

D. ADVANCED K-3 CERTIFICATE

An Advanced K-3 Certificate requires eligibility for the Standard K-3 Elementary Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major K-primary elementary education or an approved Fifth Year Program of study from an accredited college or university with a major in K-primary elementary education.

E. ELEMENTARY MUSIC SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE K-8

An Elementary Music Specialist Certificate may be issued by the State Board of Education to any person who has a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited college or university and' meets the following specific requirements:

  1. A minimum of twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) credit hours in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations, and in the professional subject matter of elementary education which must include not less than six semester (nine quarter) credit hours of elementary student teaching and six semester credit hours of developmental reading and its application to the content areas. Three years satisfactory experience as an elementary music teacher may be substituted for the student teaching requirement.
  2. Complete a general education program to be selected from the following areas: the humanities, the social sciences, the fine arts, mathematics, the physical sciences and/or biological sciences, and language skills.
  3. Preparation of not less than forty-five semester (sixty-seven quarter) credit hours in music. Credits to include work in theory and harmony, applied music, choral ensemble experience, history and appreciation, conducting, music methods and materials, and elementary music field experience.

This certificate is valid for teaching only music K-8.

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ENDORSEMENTS ON STANDARD/ADVANCED ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATES (K-8 or K-3; 1-8)

An elementary school certificate may be endorsed for teaching music, art, physical education, reading, foreign language and English as a second language in the secondary school when the teacher has completed three semester credits in secondary school methods in the areas of the endorsement or has three semester hours earned through directed teaching of the subject at the secondary level, and meets the academic qualifications for the subject area. Requirements for these endorsements are described in Subject Area Endorsements for Secondary Teachers, pp.17-21.

Driver Education, Education Media Generalist (Library), and Vocational Special Needs endorsements can also be added to an elementary certificate. Requirements for these endorsements are described in Subject Area Endorsements for Secondary Teachers, pp. 17-21 and in XI (Vocational Standards).

OVERVIEW: IDAHO CERTIFICATES AND ENDORSEMENTS RELATED TO SERVICES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

See pages of the manual shown in parentheses for specific requirements

CERTIFICATES                    ENDORSEMENTS                    COMMENTS
Standard K-3 (page 12)          All subjects K-3                Limits teaching to grades K-3
Advanced K-3 (page 13)          All subjects K-3                Limits teaching to grades K-3
				Early Childhood (page 15)       Identifies preparation for pre-K
								and primary grades
				Early Childhood-Special         Required to teach young
				Education (required 9/1/94)     handicapped children ages 3-5
				(page 14)
Restricted Early Childhood-                                     Required of uncertified H & W
Special Education (required by                                  professionals to teach young
9-1-94) (page 39)                                               handicapped children ages 3-5

1. Early Childhood - Special Education Endorsement (Required by 09-01-94)

Persons who already hold Standard or Advanced Elementary Certificates or the Standard or Advanced Exceptional Child Certificate may hold the Early Childhood - Special Education endorsement by fulfilling the following requirements. A minimum of twenty semester credit hours of coursework in the education of the preschool handicapped child. The credits are to relate to: psychological and physiological development of all preschool children; sociological concepts dealing with the development of self-concept and group responsibility;, causes and characteristics of exceptionalities; language development and disorders, adaptation of curricular materials, family characteristics of the child with a handicap; family services; assessment procedures in early childhood special education and other topics relating to Early Childhood - Special Education. This endorsement allows the holder to teach young handicapped children ages three to five. It does not allow the holder to teach in special education K-12 settings. Persons who do not hold one of the above certificates but qualify otherwise may hold the Restricted Early Child-Special Education Certificate. In order to apply for this restricted five-year certificate, complete the application for an Idaho credential form (Appendix B) and send a $35 fee.

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2. Early Childhood Endorsement (Pre-K - Primary)

Persons who already hold Standard/Advanced Elementary Certificates or Standard/Advanced K-3 Certificates may hold this endorsement by fulfilling the requirements below.

Twenty semester credit hours distributed to include coursework in the following:

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VI. THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND SUBJECT AREA ENDORSEMENTS

A. STANDARD SECONDARY CERTIFICATE 6-12

A Standard Secondary Certificate may be issued by the State Board of Education to any person who has a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meets the following specific requirements.

  1. A minimum of twenty semester (thirty quarter) credit hours in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations and in the professional subject matter of secondary education which must include not less than six semester (nine quarter) credit hours of secondary student teaching and three semester credit hours of reading in the content area. Three years satisfactory and successful experience (earned while holding a certificate) as a teacher in the secondary school may be substituted for the student teaching requirement.
  2. Preparation in at least two fields of secondary teaching: a major subject of at least thirty semester (forty-five quarter) credit hours and a minor subject of at least twenty semester (thirty quarter) credit hours. Preparation of not less than forty-five semester (sixty-seven quarter) credit hours in a single subject area may be used in lieu of a major and minor field.

ADVANCED SECONDARY CERTIFICATE 6-12

The requirements for an Advanced Secondary Certificate follow.

  1. Hold or be eligible for the Idaho Standard Secondary Certificate.
  2. Hold a master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university. Related areas include curriculum/supervision and subject area specialization. Educational Administration degrees do not apply to a change from Standard to Advanced Secondary Certificate.
  3. Complete a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience, as verified by the employing district(s).

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C. ENDORSEMENTS FOR SECONDARY SUBJECT AREAS Idaho secondary schools may include high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools; the range of grades includes 6-12. Secondary certificates and endorsed for subject areas appropriate to Idaho secondary schools. Endorsements require thirty semester credits for a teaching field major and twenty semester credits for a teaching field minor, or forty-five semester credits for a single teaching field. A secondary certificate which is endorsed for teaching music, art, physical education, reading, a foreign language, and English as a second language in the secondary school may be endorsed to permit teaching in the elementary school when the teacher has completed three semester credits in elementary school methods in the area of the endorsement or has three semester credit hours earned through directed teaching of the subject at the elementary school level.

An official statement of competency in a teaching area or field may be accepted in lieu of courses for a teaching major or minor. Such statements must originate in the department or division of the accredited college or university in which the competency is established and be approved by the director of teacher education of the recommending college or university.

Specific Endorsements on Standard Secondary/Advanced Secondary Certificates

Agriculture (General or Voc. 6-12)                      Industrial Arts
Art 6-12 or K-12                                        Industrial Arts 6-12
Arts and Crafts 6-12                                    Drafting 6-12
							Electricity/Electronics 6-12
Business Education
	Basic Business 6-12                             Industrial Technology (General and Voc.) 6-12
	Business Ed. 6-12                               Math
	Voc. Business Ed. 6-12                                  Basic 6-12
	Marketing Ed. 6-12                                      Standard 6-12
	Voc. Marketing Ed. 6-12                         Music K-12 or 6-12
 Computer Applications                                  Philosophy 6-12
 Consumer Economics 6-12                                Physical Ed./Health
 Driver Ed. 6-12                                                Physical Ed./Health 6-12
 Ed. Media Generalist K-12                                      Physical Ed. 6-12
	(Library)                                               Physical Ed. K-12
 English and Related Areas                                      Health Ed. 6-12
	English 6-12                                    Psychology 6-12
	Journalism 6-12                                 Reading 6-12 or K-12
	Speech 6-12                                     Sciences
	Communications 6-12                                     Natural Science 6-12
	Speech/Drama 6-12                                       Biological Science 6-12
	Dramatics 6-12                                          Physical Science 6-12
	Debate 6-12                                             Chemistry 6-12
	English as a Second Language 6-12 or K-12               Physics 6-12
 Foreign Language 6-12 or K-12                                  Earth Science 6-12
	Spanish                                         Social Studies
	French                                                  Social Studies 6-12
	German                                                  History 6-12
	Latin                                                   American Government 6-12
	Russian                                                 Political Science 6-12
	American Indian                                         Geography 6-12
	Greek                                                   Economics 6-12
  Health (See Physical Education)                               Sociology 6-12
  Home Economics (General and Voc.)                             Anthropology 6-12
	Home Economics 6-12                                     Sociology/Anthropology 6-12
  Humanities                                                    American Studies 6-12
							Vocational Special Needs

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STANDARDS FOR SUBJECT AREA ENDORSEMENTS
ON STANDARD/ADVANCED SECONDARY CERTIFICATES

Requirements which follow are based on a minimum of twenty semester credits (a teaching minor) unless otherwise specified. Subject areas are arranged alphabetically.

AGRICULTURE 6-12                                        cooperative programs. Additional work shall
							be selected from other business courses.
 Credits in agriculture to include courses in           Teaching assignments possible: Distributive
 plant science, soil science, animal science,           Education, Marketing Education. (See XI.
 agricultural business management, and                  Vocational Certification Standards.)
 agricultural mechanics. Teaching assignment
 possible: General Agriculture. (See XI. for           Marketing Education 6-12
 Vocational Certification Standards.)                   (Effective 9-1-93)
							Credits to include coursework in each of the
ART                                                     following fields: marketing, management,
 Art 6-12                                               merchandising/retailing, economics,
 Credits in art department coursework. An               coordination of cooperative programs, and
 elementary art methods course is required for          curriculum and materials in marketing
 K-12 endorsement. Teaching assignments                 education. Additional work shall be selected
 possible: Art 6-12; Art K-12.                          from other business courses.

 Arts and Crafts 6-12                                  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
 Credits to include work in four of the following       No endorsement standard exists. The
 areas: woodworking, drafting, ceramics, leather         endorsement reflects competence and/or
 work, plastics, the graphic arts, and art metal.       coursework completion related to computer
 Teaching assignments possible: Arts and                uses in educational settings.
 Crafts; Art.
						       CONSUMER ECONOMICS 6-12
BUSINESS EDUCATION
 Basic Business 6-12                                    Have an endorsement in Social Studies, Home
 Credits in business administration, accounting,        Economics, Business Education, Agriculture,
 business law, and economics. Additional                Basic Business or Marketing and have not
 credits may be selected from business,                 fewer than nine semester hours to include six
 computer or marketing courses. Teaching                semester credit hours in economics and three
 assignments possible: General Business;                semester credit hours in a course designed for
 Bookkeeping; Accounting; Business Law.                 the average consumer. Teaching assignments
							possible: Consumer Economics; Economics.
Business Education 6-12
 Credits in business education to include at           DRIVER EDUCATION
 least 14 semester credit hours in business
 education with credits in each of the following:       Have four semester credit hours which shall
 keyboard/typewriting, accounting and office            consist of not less than two semester credit
 procedures. In addition, a minimum of at least         hours in basic driver education for teachers,
 six semester credits shall be selected from            and followed by not less than two semester
 business, economics, computer and/or                    credit hours in courses such as advanced driver
 marketing courses. Teaching assignments                education, general safety education, traffic
 possible: All business courses. (See XI. for           engineering, driving simulator education, and
 Vocational Certification Standards.)                   highway transportation. Have three years of
							satisfactory driving experience immediately
Marketing Education (6-12)                              preceding the time of teaching as evidenced by
 (Expires 9-1-95)                                       the State Department of Transportation,
 Credits to include work in each of the                 Motor Vehicle Division. Teaching assignment
 following fields: marketing, management,               possible: Driver Training.
 merchandising, economics, and coordination of
	
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EDUCATION MEDIA GENERALIST K-12                        Journalism 6-12
							Not less than sixteen semester credit hours in
 Not less than twenty semester credit hours in          journalism, the remainder, if any, be in English
 the general field of educational media (or             OR hold an English endorsement with at least
 library science), at least fifteen hours of which      six semester credit hours in journalism.
 must be in the areas of material selection and         Teaching assignments possible with this
 collection development, organization and               endorsement: Journalism, Publications.
 administration of educational materials, library
 automation and information technology
 research methods, and literature written for          Speech 6-12 or Communication 6-12
 youth. Teaching assignments possible: Library.         Not less than twenty semester credit hours to
							include methods of teaching speech
ENGLISH AND RELATED AREAS                               communication, and coursework in at least
 English 6-12                                           four of the following fields: interpersonal
 (Expires 9-1-96)                                       communication/human relations, public
 Credits to include at least six semester credits       speaking, nonverbal communication, group
 of composition, must have course credit in             communication, argumentation/persuasion,
 advanced composition; three semester credits           and drama/theater arts OR hold an English
 of American literature; three semester credits         endorsement with at least twelve semester
 of English literature, and a course in writing         credit hours in speech communication, with
 methods for teachers. The remainder must be            coursework to include methods of teaching
 English courses such as linguistics, grammar,          speech communication, public speaking, and
 modern literature, classical literature, creative      interpersonal communication/human relations.
 writing, advanced writing, mythology or Teaching       assignments possible: Speech,
 folklore. In compliance with the above, at             Communication, Debate.
 least twenty semester credit hours must be
 taken in the English Department for an                Speech/Drama 6-12
 English minor endorsement. Teaching                    Credits spread over both fields with not less
 assignments possible: English, Secondary               than six semester credit hours in each.
 Language Arts, Grammar, Literature,                    Teaching assignments possible with this
 Composition, Creative Writing.                         endorsement: Speech, Communication, Debate,
							Drama.
ENGLISH 6-12
 (Effective 4-8-94)                                    FOREIGN LANGUAGE 6-12 or K-12
 Credits in English to include six semester
 credits in composition, excluding the                  Credits must be in the language in which an
 introductory composition sequence designed to          endorsement is sought. Teaching assignments
 meed the general education requirements,               possible are specific to language and level
 three semester credits of linguistics or               requested.
 grammar, three semester credits of American
 literature survey, three semester credits of          HEALTH EDUCATION 6-12
 English literature, and a course in Writing
 Methods for Teachers. The remainder must
 be English courses such as modern literature,          Twenty semester credit hours to include
 classical literature, creative writing, advanced       coursework in: organization, administration
 writing, mythology, folklore or ethnic or              and methodology in health and science
 minority literature.                                   applicable to health. A minimum of twelve
							semester credits must be earned in at least
Drama 6-12                                              four of the following areas: mental health;
 Not less than sixteen semester credit hours in         fitness/wellness and nutrition; substance use
 drama. The remainder to be in speech, OR               and abuse; human sexuality;, disease; safety and
 hold an English endorsement with at least six          accident prevention; community and
 semester credit hours in drama. Teaching               environmental health; consumer health; and
 assignment possible: Drama.                            aging, death and dying. Teaching assignment
							possible: Health 6-12

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HOME ECONOMICS                                         Standard Mathematics 6-12
 General Home Economics 6-12                            Credits in mathematics to include coursework
 Credits to include work in each of the                 in calculus and analytical geometry. The
 following: human development; family studies;          remainder may be selected from courses such
 clothing and textiles; housing; furnishings and        as abstract algebra or linear algebra,
 equipment; food and nutrition; consumer                probability and/or statistics, and geometry.
 education and management of personal and               Teaching assignments possible: all secondary
 family resources. Teaching assignments                 math courses.
 possible: General Home Economics, Child
 Development, Family Living. (See XI. for              MUSIC
 Vocational Certification Standards.)                   Music 6-12 or K-12
							Credits to include work in theory and
HUMANITIES 6-12                                         harmony, applied music (voice, piano, organ,
							band and orchestra instruments), history and
 The Humanities Endorsement is required only            appreciation, conducting, and music methods
 for those teachers assigned to teach                   and materials. Teaching assignments possible:
 interdisciplinary humanities. Those teachers           Music 6-12, Music K-12, Vocal Music,
 must have an endorsement in English or                 Instrumental Music.
 history and have six semester credits in each of
 two of the following areas excluding the              PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 endorsement area(s) and exclusive of studio or         Physical Education 6-12 or K-12
 performance credits: art, drama, English,              Credits to include not fewer than twenty
 foreign languages, history, humanities, music or      semester credit hours distributed in each of the
 philosophy.                                            following areas: sport skills, movement (motor
							behavior, motor development, motor learning),
INDUSTRIAL ARTS/TECHNOLOGY                              exercise science (exercise physiology or
 Industrial Arts 6-12                                   kinesiology), sport psychology and/or sport
 Credits to include not less than fifteen               sociology, health, administration, evaluation,
 semester credit hours distributed over and             and methodology, including work with special
 including each of the areas of metalwork,              populations. Elementary P.E. methods
 woodwork, electricity, and drafting. The               required for K-12 endorsement. Teaching
 remainder may be in allied areas. Teaching             assignment possible: Physical Education.
 assignments possible: Industrial Arts, Drafting.
						       PSYCHOLOGY 6-12
Industrial Technology 6-12
 Credits to include not fewer than twenty               Twenty semester credits in psychology
 semester credit hours distributed in each of the       department coursework. Teaching assignment
 following areas: communication technology,             possible: Psychology.
 manufacturing, construction and power/energy
 and transportation, principles of technology,         READING 6-12 or K-12
 electronics, and computer applications.
 Teaching assignments possible with                     Twenty semester credit hours to include a
 endorsements: Industrial Technology,                   minimum of fifteen semester credit hours
 Manufacturing; Principles of Technology. (Sec          reading with coursework in each of the
 XI. for Vocational Certification Standards.)           following areas: foundations of/or
							developmental reading; content area reading;
MATHEMATICS                                             corrective/diagnostic/remedial reading;
 Basic Mathematics 6-12                                 psycholinguistics/language development and
 Credits in mathematics to include college              reading; and literature for children or
 credits in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.        adolescents. The remainder may be taken
 Teaching assignments possible with                     from related areas. Teaching assignments
 endorsements: General Math, Algebra I,                 possible: Reading, Remedial Reading.
 Consumer Math, Computer Math or Applied
 Math.

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SCIENCES                                                credit hours of comparative government. The
 Biological Science 6-12                                remaining work is to be in history and political
 Credits distributed in the areas of botany and         science. Teaching assignments possible:
 zoology, including at least six semester credit        American Government, Political Science, and
 hours in each. Some work in physiology is              American Studies.
 recommended. Teaching assignments possible:
 Biological Science, Life Science, Ecology.
						       Anthropology 6-12

Chemistry 6-12.                                         Twenty semester credits through anthropology
 Twenty semester credits. through Chemistry             department. Teaching assignment possible:
 department. Teaching assignments possible:             Anthropology.
 Chemistry.                                            Economics 6-12
Earth Science 6-12                                      Twenty semester credits through economics
 Twenty semester credits through earth science,         department. Teaching assignments
 astronomy or geology departments. Teaching             possible: Economics, Consumer Economics.
 assignments possible: Earth Science, Geology,
 Environmental Science, Space Science.                 Geography 6-12
							Twenty semester credits through geography
Natural Science 6-12.                                   department. Teaching assignment possible:
 Twenty semester credits to include not less            Geography.
 than six semester credit hours in each of the
 following areas: biological science, physical         History 6-12.
 science, and earth science. The remainder              Not less than nine semester credit hours in
 shall be selected from any of the natural              United States history and not less than
 science areas. The following interpretations           three semester credit hours in American
 are made: biological science credits may come          government. Up to three semester credit
 through the following departments - Biology,           hours of history of a state or region of the
 Botany and/or Zoology;, physical science               United States may apply toward the United
 credits may come through the following                 States history requirements. The remaining
 departments - Physical Science, Chemistry or           work is to be in history and political science.
 Physics; earth science credits may come                Teaching assignments possible: American
 through the following departments -Earth               History, History.
 Science, Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography
 or Environmental Science. Teaching                    Social Studies 6-12
 assignments possible: all secondary science            Credits to include not less than six semester
 areas.                                                 credit hours in U.S. history and not less than
							three semester credit hours in American
Physical Science 6-12                                   government. In addition, work in at least four
 Twenty semester credit hours to include at             of the following fields to be represented:
 least eight semester credits in chemistry and          world history, geography, sociology, economics,
 eight semester credit hours in physics.                anthropology and political science. Teaching
 Teaching assignments possible: Physical                assignments possible: All secondary Social
 Science, Chemistry, Physics.                           Studies subjects.
Physics 6-12                                           Sociology, 6-12
 Twenty semester credits through physics                Twenty semester credit hours through
 department. Teaching assignments possible:             sociology department. Teaching assignment
 Physics.                                               possible: Sociology.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 American Government 6-12
 Not less than six semester credit hours in
 American government, six semester credit
 hours in American history and three semester

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VII. THE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

Every person who serves as a superintendent, a secondary school principal, or a principal of an elementary school with eight or more teachers (including the principal), or is assigned administrative duties over and above those commonly assigned to teachers, is required to hold an Administrator Certificate. The certificate may be endorsed for service as school principal, superintendent, or director of special education. Assistant superintendents are required to hold the superintendent endorsement. Assistant principals or vice-principals are required to hold the principal endorsement. Under new standards (4-8-94), applicants for Director of Special Education endorsement will hold that endorsement on an Administrator Certificate. Possession of an Administrator's Certificate does not entitle the holder to serve as a teacher at a grade level for which he is not qualified with a standard certificate.

A. THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL ENDORSEMENT K-8 (Expires 9-1-96)

To be eligible for an Administrator Certificate endorsed for Elementary School Principal, grades K-8, a candidate must have satisfied all of the following requirements:

  1. Qualify for an Idaho Standard or Advanced Elementary Certificate.
  2. Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Have four years full-time regular and/or special education classroom teaching experience in grades K-8 while properly certificated.
  4. . Have completed an administrative internship or have one year experience as an administrator.
  5. Provide verification of completion of state approved program of at least thirty semester credit hours of graduate study in school administration for the preparation of elementary school principals at an accredited college or university. This program shall include but not be limited to the following competencies:

    • supervision of instruction;
    • curriculum development;
    • school finance;
    • administration;
    • school law;
    • student behavior management;
    • education of special populations.

B. THE SECONDARY PRINCIPAL ENDORSEMENT 6-12 (Expires 9-1-96)

To be eligible for an Administrator Certificate endorsed for Secondary School Principal, grades 6-12, a candidate must have satisfied all the following requirements:

  1. Qualify for an Idaho Standard or Advanced Secondary Certificate.
  2. Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Have four years full-time regular and/or special education classroom teaching experience in grades 6-12 while properly certified.
  4. Have completed an administrative internship or have one year experience as an administrator.
  5. Provide verification of completion of state approved program of at least thirty semester credit hours of graduate study in school administration for the preparation of secondary school principals at an accredited college or university. This program shall include but not be limited to the following competencies:

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    • supervision of instruction;
    • curriculum development;
    • school finance;
    • administration;
    • school law;
    • student behavior management;
    • education of special populations.

C. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL K-12 (Effective 4-8-94)

To be eligible for an Administrator's Certificate endorsed School Principal, kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12), a candidate must have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have four years full-time certificated experience working with students K-12 while under contract in a school setting.
  3. Have completed an administrative internship or have one year experience as an administrator.
  4. Provide verification of completion of a state approved program of at least thirty semester credit hours of graduate study in school administration for the preparation of School Principals at an accredited college or university. This program shall include the following competencies: a) supervision of instruction; b) curriculum development; c) school finance; d) administration; e) school law;, f) student behavior management; and g) education of special populations.

D. THE SUPERINTENDENT ENDORSEMENT (Expires 9-1-96)

To be eligible for an Administrator certificate endorsed for Superintendent, a candidate must have satisfied all the following requirements:

  1. Qualify for an Idaho Standard or Advanced Elementary or Secondary Certificate.
  2. Hold the Educational Specialist or Doctorate Degree or a comparable post-master's sixth year program at an accredited college or university.
  3. Have four years full-time regular and/or special education teaching experience in grades K-12 while properly certificated.
  4. Have completed an administrative internship or have one year experience as an administrator in grades K-12.
  5. Provide verification of completion of a state approved program of at least thirty semester credit hours of post-master's degree graduate study for the preparation of school superintendents at an accredited college or university. This program in school administration and interdisciplinary supporting areas shall include but not be limited to the following competencies in addition to those required for the principal: a) advanced money management, budget and accounting principles; b) district wide support services; c)employment practices and negotiations; d) school board, community relations; and e) special services and federal programs.

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E. THE SUPERINTENDENT ENDORSEMENT (Effective 4-8-94)

To be eligible for an Administrator certificate endorsed for Superintendent, a candidate must have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Hold an Education Specialist or Doctorate Degree or a comparable post-master's sixth year program at an accredited college or university.
  2. Have four years of full-time certificated experience working with students K-12 while under contract in a school setting.
  3. Have completed an administrative internship or have one year experience as an administrator in grades K-12.
  4. Provide verification of completion of an approved program of at least thirty semester credit hours of post-master's degree graduate study for the preparation of school superintendents at an accredited college or university. This program in school administration and interdisciplinary supporting areas shall include the following competencies in addition to those required for the principal: a) advanced money management, budget and accounting principles; b) district-wide support services; c) employment practices and negotiations; d) school board, community relations; and e) special services and federal programs.

F. DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (Effective 4-8-94)
(See page 32 for current standard which expires 9-1-96)

To be eligible for an Administrator certificate endorsed for Director of Special Education K-12, a candidate must have satisfied all the following requirements:

  1. Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have four years of full-time certificated experience working with students K-12 while under contract in a school setting.
  3. Obtain college or university verification of demonstrated competencies in: a) organization and administration of special services; b) school finance and school law as related to special education; c) supervision of instruction; d) practicum experience in special education administration; e) counseling parents of exceptional children; f) foundations of special education; g) curriculum and methods in special education; and h) diagnosis and remediation in special education.
  4. Competency checklist forms for use by the applicant's college or university may be requested from Teacher Certification.

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VIII. PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CERTIFICATE

Persons who serve as school counselors, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, school social workers, school nurses and school audiologists are required to hold the Pupil Personnel Services Certificate, with the respective endorsement(s) for which they qualify. If the certificate is already held, two other endorsements may be added: Director of Special Education and Supervisor/Coordinator of Special Education (see IX. for these endorsement standards). Interim Pupil Personnel Services certificates are available as separate, non-renewable five year certificates for Psychological Examiner and School Nurse.

A. COUNSELOR ENDORSEMENTS
(Expires 9-1-96)

  1. Standard Counselor K-12

    • Hold a master's degree and provide verification of completion of an approved program of graduate study in school guidance and counseling from a college or university approved by the Idaho State Board of Education or the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. The program must include successful completion of a supervised practicum in counseling in a K-12 school setting. An institutional recommendation is required.
    • Have had two years of successful teaching experience (experience earned while holding a certificate) in K-12 evidenced by a recommendation from the employing agency OR twenty-four cumulative months of gainful employment plus one year of supervised school counseling internship experience in K-12 under the direct supervision of a fully certificated school counselor and a professor of an approved program of counselor education, plus recommendation from these supervisors OR two years of successful counseling experience in a K-12 professional setting verified by the employing agency.
  2. Advanced Counselor Endorsement (Expires 9-1-96)

    • Hold or be eligible for a valid Idaho Counselor endorsement.
    • Has completed an Educational Specialist or Doctoral Degree in a related area from an accredited' college or university. (The program must include successful completion of a supervised, advanced practicum in counseling in a K-12 school setting.)
    • Has completed a minimum of three years satisfactory counseling experience, K-12. (See Section XI. for Vocational Counselor Endorsement.)
  3. Standard Counselor Endorsement K-12 (Effective 4-8-94)~
    The Standard Counselor Endorsement is valid for five years and is renewable. To be eligible for a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate endorsed Standard Counselor K-12, a candidate must have satisfied the following requirements.

    • Hold a master's degree and provide verification of completion of an approved program of graduate study in school guidance and counseling from a college or university approved by the Idaho State Board of Education or the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. The program must include successful completion of 700 hours of supervised field experience, one-half of which must be in a kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) school setting.

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  4. Advanced Counselor Endorsement K-12
    (Effective 4-8-94)

    The Advanced Counselor Endorsement is valid for five years and is renewable. To be eligible for a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate endorsed Advanced Counselor K-12, a candidate must have satisfied the following requirements.

    • Hold or be eligible for a valid Idaho Standard Counselor endorsement.
    • Have completed an educational specialist or doctoral degree in guidance and counseling from an accredited college or university. The program must include successful completion of a supervised advanced practicum in counseling in a kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) school setting.
    • Has completed a minimum of three (3) years of satisfactory counseling experience in a kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) school setting.

B. PSYCHOLOGIST ENDORSEMENTS

  1. School Psychologist

    • Completed a minimum of sixty graduate semester credits which must be accomplished by one of the following means (an Institutional Recommendation is required):

      1. Completion of an approved thirty semester credit minimum master's degree in education or psychology and completion of an approved thirty semester credit minimum School Psychology Specialist Degree program; OR
      2. Completion of an approved sixty semester credits minimum master's degree program in School Psychology; OR
      3. Completion of an approved sixty semester credit minimum School Psychology Specialist Degree program which did nor require a master's degree as a prerequisite.

        • Laboratory experience in a classroom which may include professional teaching experience, student teaching or special education practicum.
        • Complete a minimum 300 clock-hour internship within a school district under the supervision of the training institution and direct supervision of a certificated school psychologist.
  2. Psychological Examiner on Interim Pupil Personnel Services Certificate

    An Idaho Pupil Personnel Services Certificate endorsed for Psychological Examiner is valid for five years and is not renewable.

    • Hold a master's degree in education or psychology.
    • Completed a state board of education approved Psychological Examiner training program. The program should include coursework and experience in remedial curriculum, education and psychological foundations, assessment, intervention, counseling techniques, consultation, research, evaluation and laboratory experience. An institutional recommendation is required.
    • Completed a two-hundred clock-hour internship within a school setting under the supervision of the training institution and direct supervision of a certificated school psychologist.
    • Since the Interim Pupil Personnel Certificate is non-renewable, a separate $35 fee and application will be required if other Idaho certification is also held.

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C. SCHOOL NURSE ENDORSEMENTS

  1. . School Nurse

    • . The applicant must possess a valid registered nursing license issued by the Idaho State Board of Nursing to practice in Idaho.
    • General education: A bachelor's degree in nursing, education, or a health related field from an accredited institution; OR
      Submit proof of professional development consistent with the following State Board of Education requirements. At least nine semester credits shall be taken for university or college credit with at least one semester credit in each of the following areas:

      1. Conservation of student health (concerned with either vision, hearing, physical assessment, behavior patterns, preventive medicine, health maintenance or related topic).
      2. School age and adolescent health issues (concerned with either substance abuse, eating disorders, suicide, sexuality or related topic).
      3. counseling guidance or psychology.
      4. General methods of elementary, secondary group instruction, or curriculum development with emphasis on health education, or group dynamics.
      5. Specific knowledge concerning regulation governing special education or specific knowledge concerning servicing exceptional children.
    • Experience: Two years of full-time school nursing experience; OR
      Two years of nursing experience in a full-time public health department, which shall include experience in a school setting with school-age children; OR
      One year of full-time school nursing experience, and one year of full-time public health nursing experience.
    • Must meet recent credit requirement.
  2. School Nurse on Interim Pupil Personnel Services Certificate

    A School Nurse endorsement on the Interim Pupil Personnel Certificate can be issued for licensed Idaho nurses who lack experience with school populations K-12 and may also lack recent credit. This interim certificate is valid for five years and is not renewable. If experience with school populations K-12 has been verified and other school nurse endorsement standards are met (including recent credit), the holder may replace the Interim Pupil Personnel Certificate with the Pupil Personnel Certificate: School Nurse when the Interim expires.

D. SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ENDORSEMENT

  1. Completed, in an Idaho college or university, a program in speech pathology and audiology currently approved by the Idaho State Board of Education; OR Completed, in an out-of-state college or university, a program in speech pathology and audiology currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed.
  2. Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or comparable title from an accredited college or university. The program shall include a minimum of sixty semester credit hours to include the following areas:

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    • Twelve semester hours in courses that provide an integrated program concerned with the normal development and use of speech, hearing, and language.
    • Forty-two semester hours in courses that provide information concerned with training in the management of speech, hearing and language disorders.
    • . Of these forty-two hours, no fewer than six may be in audiology.
    • No more than six of these forty-two hours may be in courses that provide academic credit for clinical practice.
    • Of these forty-two, at least twenty-four, not including credit for thesis or dissertation, must be in the courses or practicum in speech pathology.
    • Thirty of these forty-two hours must be in courses acceptable toward a graduate degree by the college or university in which these courses are taken.
    • Credit for study of information pertaining to related fields that augment the work of the communication disorders specialist may apply toward the total of sixty semester hours. A minimum of six semester hours of education appropriate to the field shall be included.
    • Completed a minimum of three hundred clock hours of supervised clinical experience with individuals who present a variety of communication disorders, and this experience must have been obtained within the training institution or in one of its cooperating programs.
    • A minimum of fifty clock hours must have been completed in a public school setting.
  3. An Institutional Recommendation is required.

E. STANDARD AUDIOLOGY ENDORSEMENT

  1. Completed, in an Idaho college or university, a program of audiology currently approved by the Idaho State Board of Education; OR
    Completed, in an out-of-state college or university, a program of audiology currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed.
  2. Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Completed a minimum of sixty semester credit hours to include the following areas:

    • Twelve semester hours in courses that provide an integrated program concerned with the normal development and use of speech, hearing, and language.
    • Forty-two semester hours in courses that provide an integrated program concerned with audiology.
    • Of these forty-two hours, no more than six may be in speech pathology.
    • Of these forty-two hours, no more than six may be in courses that provide credit for clinical practice.

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    • Of these forty-two hours, at least twenty-four hours, not including credit for thesis or dissertation, must be in courses or practicum in audiology.
    • Thirty of these forty-two hours must be in courses acceptable toward a graduate degree by the college or university in which the courses are taken.
    • Credit for study of information pertaining to related fields that augment the work of the clinical practitioner of audiology may apply toward the total of sixty semester hours. A minimum of six semester hours of education appropriate to the field shall be included.
    • Complete a minimum of three hundred clock hours of supervised, directed clinical experience. The experience is to be obtained within the training institution or in one of its cooperating programs.
  4. An Institutional Recommendation is required.

F. SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER ENDORSEMENT

  1. Master's degree in social work from an Idaho college or university approved by the State Board of Education OR completed a master's degree in social work in an out-of-state college or university. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed.
  2. Those who have a master's degree in guidance and counseling, sociology, or psychology plus one year (thirty semester credit hours) of graduate work in social work education, which could include course work in all the following areas: (a) understanding the individual; (b) casework method; (c) field placement; (d) social welfare programs and community resources; (e) research methods.
  3. Must also hold a social work license issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (telephone: (208) 334-3233).
  4. Must meet recent credit requirement.
  5. An Institutional Recommendation is required.

IX. STANDARD/ADVANCED EXCEPTIONAL CHILD CERTIFICATES AND RELATED ENDORSEMENTS K-12

Holders of this certificate work with children who have been identified as having an educational handicap. Endorsements which can be held with the Exceptional Child Certificate include: Generalist; Hearing Impaired; Visually Handicapped; Physically Handicapped; Multiple Handicapped; Severe Retardation; Seriously Emotionally Disturbed; Consulting Teacher; and Early Childhood-Special Education. If the Standard or Advanced Exceptional Child Certificate is already held, two other endorsements can be added: Director of Special Education; and Supervisor/Coordinator of Special Education, provided qualifications for the endorsements are met.

A. STANDARD AND ADVANCED EXCEPTIONAL CHILD CERTIFICATES

Applicants for the Standard Exceptional Child Certificate: Generalist (Educationally Handicapped) K-12 must meet the requirements described below. The Generalist K-12 endorsement is non-categorical and allows one to teach in any K-12 special education setting. Regardless of prior special education experience, all initial applicants for the Standard Exceptional Child Certificate: Generalist K-12 must provide an institutional recommendation that an approved special education program has been completed; a form is included with other certification forms in Appendix B.

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  1. Generalist (Educationally Handicapped) K-12 Endorsement

    • Complete a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Complete, in an Idaho college or university, a program in elementary, secondary, or special education currently approved by the Idaho State Board of Education; OR Complete, in an out-of-state college or university, a program in elementary secondary, or special education currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed;
    • Complete a minimum of thirty semester credits in special education or closely related areas as part of an approved special education program which would develop and demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas.

      1. Knowledge and understanding of developmental process and education of the normal and the exceptional child to include areas of language, social/emotional, mental and physical development.
      2. Observation and recording of learning behaviors of the normal and exceptional child.
      3. Formal and informal evaluation of student performance as related to stated learner objectives and sequenced instruction.
      4. Application of diagnostic and evaluation information for the individualization of instruction for the exceptional child.
      5. Instructional experience in a special education setting.
      6. Individual and group classroom management.
      7. Knowledge of the roles of other school personnel serving exceptional children and experience in coordinating with them.
      8. Knowledge of state and community ancillary services for exceptional children.
      9. Ability to work with parents of exceptional children.

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  2. Advanced Exceptional Child Certificate

    • Hold or be eligible for a valid Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certificate.
    • Complete a master's degree with emphasis in exceptional child care from an accredited college or university.
    • Complete a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (experience earned while holding a certificate) in the exceptional child area in a K-12 school setting.

B. RELATED ENDORSEMENTS

  1. Hearing Impaired - Complete a program of a minimum of thirty semester credits in the area of hearing impairment. An Institutional Recommendation specific to this endorsement is required.
  2. Visually Impaired - Complete a program of a minimum of thirty semester credits in the area of visually impaired. An Institutional Recommendation specific to this endorsement is required.
  3. Specialization Area Endorsements

    • Seriously Emotionally Disturbed K-12 (Severe Behavior Disorders)
    • Severe Retardation K-12
    • Multiple Handicapped K-12
    • Physically Handicapped K-12
    • Early Childhood-Special Education (see page 14: Elementary Certificate)
    • Vocational Special Needs (see XI. for certification requirements)

    These specialization areas may be partially covered through completion of the approved thirty semester credit program required for Standard Exceptional Child: Generalist K-12, with additional courses or practicums to strengthen the specialization area(s). In order to add the specialization area endorsement(s), the college or university must verify that the applicant qualifies on the Institutional Recommendation form included in Appendix B; experience is not considered.

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  4. Consulting Teacher

    • Qualify for or hold a Standard Exceptional Chad Certificate.
    • Qualify for or hold a Standard Elementary or Secondary Teaching Certificate.
    • Complete, in an accredited college or university, a master's degree or an approved Fifth Year Program as defined by the Idaho State Board of Education and have demonstrated competencies in the areas listed below. An institutional verification of competency form may be requested from Teacher Education and Certification.

      1. Assessment of learning behaviors.
      2. individualization of instructional programs based on educational diagnosis.
      3. Behavioral and/or classroom management techniques.
      4. Program implementation and supervision.
      5. Knowledge in use of current methods, materials and resources available and management and operation of media centers.
      6. Ability in identifying and utilizing community or agency resources and support services.
      7. Counseling skills and guidance of professional staff.
    • A minimum of three years teaching experience of which at least two years must be in a special education classroom setting.
  5. Director of Special Education
    (Expires 9-1-96, see new standard on page 24)

    • Complete an approved master's degree.
    • Hold one of these certificates already:

      1. Standard/Advanced Exceptional Child;
      2. Administrator; or
      3. Pupa Personnel Services.
    • Obtain college or university verification of demonstrated competencies in: organization and administration of special services, including competencies in school finance and school law as related to special education; supervision of instruction; practicum experience in special education administration; and counseling parents of exceptional children. An institutional verification of competency form may be requested from Teacher Education and Certification.

      1. For persons who hold only Administrator Certificates, demonstrated competencies in addition to (c) above include: foundations of special education; curriculum and methods in special education; and diagnosis and remediation in special education.
      2. For persons who hold Pupil Personnel Services Certificates endorsed School Psychologist or
        Speech-Language Pathologists, no additional competencies other than those in (c) must be verified.

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  6. For persons who hold Pupil Personnel Certificates endorsed Social Worker, Counselor, Audiologist or School Nurse, competencies in addition to (c) include: foundations in special education; curriculum and methods in special education; and diagnosis and remediation in special education.
  • Complete and verify three years of experience in the area of specific certification/endorsement-
  • Supervisor/Coordinator Of Special Education Endorsement.

  • Early Childhood-Special Education (See IV., The Elementary Certificate)
  • restricted Early Childhood-Special Education (see page 39)

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    X. LIMITED AND ALTERNATE ROUTE CERTIFICATES

    The limited certificates described in this section may be held under the circumstances unique to each. The certificates vary in periods of validity. The fee for each limited certificate is $35.

    A. LIMITED CERTIFICATE: APPLIED MUSIC

    The purpose is to certify private music instructors in order for students to receive school credit. Certificate is valid for five years and is renewable.

    1. Graduation from an accredited college, university or music conservatory with not less than a bachelor's degree with a major in applied music in voice or in the instrument which the applicant desires to teach.
      OR
      Applicants who have no degree, or who hold a degree with a major other than applied music, may be certified by meeting the following requirements for equivalency:

      • A high school education.
      • Two years of academic and music curriculum as required for applied music majors at an accredited college or accredited music conservatory.
      • Three years of study at the college or conservatory level in voice or the instrument the applicant expects to teach, as specified by the National Association of Schools of Music.
      • At least twelve points of credit according to the following scale.

        1. Public solo or recital in voice or on the instrument he/she teaches - 4 points (maximum).
        2. College courses in related subjects in addition to b. and c. above, each two semester credits - 1/2 point.
        3. Published compositions - 2 points (maximum).
        4. Published articles in the field of music - 2 points (maximum).
        5. Three to five years of teaching experience - 2 points and over five years - 4 points.

      Applicants who possess no formal transcript of college courses to satisfy b., c. and d. (2) may request an examination in any subject desired. Such examination will be prepared and given by an instructor of the requested subject. Such instructor must be faculty member of an Idaho college or university accredited by the State Board of Education.

    B. LIMITED CERTIFICATE: BIBLE INSTRUCTION

    The purpose is to certify teachers who will instruct in Bible literature and Bible history. Certificate is valid for five years and is renewable.

    1. Graduation with a major in religious education with not less than a bachelor's degree from a college or university, or graduation with not less than the equivalent in training from a religious education seminary.

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      C. LIMITED CERTIFICATE: MILITARY CERTIFICATE

      The purpose is to certify instructors of R.O.T.C. programs in order for students to receive school credit. No State Board Standard exists for this certificate, however documentation of military service and of college or university courses/degrees (on official transcripts) should accompany the application.

      D. CONSULTANT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE

      The purpose is to allow Idaho school districts to request limited certification for part-time persons to teach in areas for which they are uniquely qualified. The certificate must be requested by an Idaho school district. It is valid for one year and limited for use in the district which initiates the request.

      Application and Review Procedures

      1. The district must provide a letter requesting approval of the applicant as a Consultant Specialist which describes efforts to employ a properly certified person prior to considering the applicant.
      2. The applicant for the Consultant Specialist Certificate must complete the Application for Idaho Teaching Credential form (see Appendix B) and pay a $35 non-refundable fee. A resume must be attached which supports the applicant's qualifications for the teaching area requested. Letters of recommendation may also be attached.
      3. Application materials are reviewed by the Professional Standards Commission which will make the decision to approve or deny the request.

      E. LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION CERTIFICATE

      The purpose is to allow Idaho school districts to request emergency certification when a professional position cannot be filled. Requests for Letters of Authorization for teachers to serve in a position for which the teacher is not fully certified shall be sent to the State Department of Education, Certification Office.

      The request and supporting information will be reviewed by a committee of the Professional Standards Commission. Recommendations of that committee will be submitted to the full Commission for recommendation to the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education has final authority to approve or disapprove the recommendations of the Professional Standards Commission. An authorization may be requested for one, two or three school years. Authorizations approved for two or three years must be renewed annually, upon completion of a minimum of nine semester hours of credit applicable to the standards for full certification in the area of authorization approval.

      The Procedure for submitting a request for a Letter of Authorization as established by the Professional Standards Commission and approved by the State Board of Education is as follows.

      1. An emergency must be declared by the local board and such action documented in the minutes of a regular board meeting.
      2. The local educational agency shall submit to the Office of Teacher Education and Certification a notice of the declaration of emergency and a request for the instructions and forms to apply for a Letter of Authorization.
      3. Upon receipt of the necessary forms and instructions from the State Department of Education, the local educational agency shall submit the necessary information in a single package.

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      4. The material required shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

        • Evidence of completion of a bachelor's degree except in the limited fields of trade and industries.
        • A regular Idaho teacher's certification application form and teacher information form completed by applicant.
        • Supporting information from the local educational agency attesting to the teacher's ability to serve.
        • Official transcripts of the applicant.
        • Recommendations for the applicant.
        • The initial fee or annual renewal fee.
      5. For two and three year authorization requests, the following criteria will apply, in addition to those listed above.

        • At the time of the application, the teacher must be enrolled in a program and qualify for admission to a college or university program leading to full certification in the area of the authorization or an appropriate program leading to the completion of vocational requirements.
        • A program plan must be submitted with the application and where appropriate, a letter be provided from the institution of higher education verifying the plan.
        • A minimum of nine semester hours of credit must be earned annually to be eligible for the extension of the approved Letter of Authorization except in the limited fields of trades and industries.
        • A recommendation from the institution of higher education, or vocational equivalency, verifying satisfactory progress of the teacher in meeting the requirements of the program plan, must be submitted annually prior to the renewal of the Letter of Authorization Certificate.

      F. TEACHER TRAINEE PROGRAM/TEACHER TRAINEE CERTIFICATE

      Alternative certification may be considered for persons who have not completed a standard teacher education program. Certificate is valid for two years (non-renewable).

      1. Initial Qualifications: The purpose of this program is to provide an alternative for individuals to become certificated secondary teachers in Idaho without following a standard teacher education program. Qualified applicants will begin contracted teaching earlier and will be admitted to the program using criteria that are different from existing programs, but more appropriate for the circumstances. In general, the applicants will have a strong subject matter background, but limited experiences with educational methodology.

        • Prior to application, the prospective trainee must complete the following:

          1. Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

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          2. Have completed said degree at least five years previously.
          3. Hold academic credits comparable with current major and minor requirements for secondary endorsement(s).
          4. Meet all non-academic requirements of the State of Idaho.
        • Prior to admission, the applicant must complete the following procedures:

          1. Apply for a Teacher Trainee Certificate from the Office of Teacher Education and Certification.
          2. Submit the required documents to the Office of Teacher Education and Certification: application, application fee, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The office staff will evaluate the documents and will issue a Teacher Trainee Certificate if the applicant is eligible.
          3. Present the Teacher Trainee Certificate to potential employers and obtain a written statement from a school district declaring an intent to employ the applicant for the ensuing school year.
          4. Submit the statement of intent to employ to the Office of Teacher Education and Certification.
      2. Assignment Limitation: The Teacher Trainee Certificate is a secondary certificate which is. valid for two years of teaching which must be completed within three calendar years from the date of admission to the program. It authorizes the teacher trainee to teach only the subject(s) listed on the certificate.
      3. Teacher Trainee Program

        • A teacher trainee will take the teacher trainee program through participating colleges and universities, the State Department of Education and the employing district. A teacher trainee must attend, participate in and successfully complete an individualized two year teacher trainee program as one of the conditions to receive recommendation for a Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate. A formal teacher trainee plan will be developed by a consortium composed of the mentor teacher, a representative of the school district, a representative of the Office of Teacher Education and Certification, and a representative of the participating higher education institution with an approved secondary education program. Any deviation from the formal trainee plan must be approved by the consortium. The consortium will be responsible for the program design, supervision, and evaluation of the training.
        • The responsibilities of the consortium members will be addressed in the implementation phase of the Secondary Field Centered Teacher Training Program.
        • The Teacher Trainee Program shall include:

          1. Completion of a nine semester credit hour program of pre-service training from an institution of higher education.
          2. Completion of a 30 contact hour pre-service orientation presented by the school district prior 37

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            to a classroom assignment; this orientation shall include district policies, procedures, curriculum, instructional model, community characteristics, and resources.

          3. Completion of an internship of two academic years (four semesters) duration. The trainee shall be enrolled in three semester credit hours of internship each semester.
          4. Completion of a six to nine semester credit hour program during the second summer from an institution of higher education. The pre-service and second summer program of fifteen to eighteen semester credit hours in total shall include: philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations of the profession, and reading in the content area. The consortium will determine the content required for the trainee, which may include both pedagogical and subject area course work. When designing the content necessary for the individual teacher trainee to complete the program, the consortium shall consider previous college credit, as documented in the official transcripts. Efforts will be directed to provide observation and clinical experiences during the time prior to being assigned to the classroom.
      4. Assistance by Mentor Teachers: Each teacher trainee must be assisted by and guided throughout the two year training period by a certificated employee of the district who has been designated as a mentor teacher. Principals must ensure that teacher trainees are provided with direct assistance from a mentor teacher and, where needed, other support personnel. This assistance should include close clinical supervision, especially at the beginning of the internship.
      5. performance Evaluations: In order to receive a consortium recommendation for the Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate, the teacher trainee must complete at least two years of successful performance as a teacher under the teacher trainee program.

        • Principals are to provide assistance to teacher trainees regarding the purpose, expectations, and procedures involved in the evaluation process and with whatever guidance may be needed. The principal shall formally evaluate the teacher trainee at least once each quarter of the school year.
        • For purposes of suspension or dismissal, teacher trainees are to be treated as non-continuing contract employees. The district may suspend or dismiss teacher trainees in accordance with the procedures as provided in Idaho Code.
          The Teacher Trainee Certificate may be suspended or revoked under the following conditions:

          1. Failure to satisfactorily and successfully complete the stages of the individualized plan within the specified time frames as established by the consortium.
          2. Failure to obtain at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the college credit portion of the program (with no grade lower than a "C").
          3. Other causes for suspension or revocation as found in Idaho Code 33-1208.
      6. Salary- and Benefits: Salary and benefits of teacher trainees are to be established by the local district in accordance with district policy.
      7. certification and Status: The teacher trainee, upon successful completion of the teacher trainee program, as verified by the consortium, will be eligible to apply for a Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate. The two years of experience as a teacher trainee shall be counted toward continuing contract status as authorized in Idaho Code 33-515.

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      8. Costs: All costs related to the college or university credits required for the teacher trainee program will be the responsibility of the trainee. Other costs will be the responsibility of the respective agency involved in each trainee's program.

      G. RESTRICTED EARLY CHILDHOOD-SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

      This limited certificate may be issued only to non-public school employees. It may not be held by applicants already holding or qualifying for Standard Elementary and or Standard Exceptional Child Certificates. The certificate is valid for five years and is renewable. The requirements follow.

      1. Hold a bachelors degree in a field related to health, education and human services, as verified by official transcripts.
      2. Complete a minimum of twenty semester credits of coursework for an Early Childhood-Special Education endorsement. The credits are to relate to: psychological and physiological development of all pre-school children; the sociological concepts dealing with the development of self-concept and group responsibility;, causes and characteristics of exceptionalities; language development and disorders, adaptation of curricular materials, family characteristics of the child with a handicap; family services; assessment procedures in early childhood-special education; and other topics relating to early childhood-special education.
      3. Document a minimum of five years paid experience, within the last ten years, providing education and/or related services to children with disabilities ages birth to five.
      4. Provide three letters of recommendation from supervisors who have direct knowledge of the applicant's demonstrated competence in area (3) above.

      H. LIMITED TRANSITIONAL CERTIFICATE

      This non-renewable certificate is valid for one year only. The purpose of the certificate is to allow a secondary certified educator (grades 6-12) to teach at elementary levels (K-8) without additional student teaching, or vice versa. Other than the student teaching, all other requirements for the desired certificate must be met. Additional requirements follow which are specific to the Limited Transitional Certificate.

      1. Hold an Idaho Standard or Advanced Elementary or Secondary Certificate.
      2. Provide verification of four years of successful classroom teaching while holding proper state certification.
      3. Have completed all of the requirements for a Standard Elementary Certificate (except student teaching) if the applicant currently holds a Standard or Advanced Secondary Certificate. If the applicant currently holds a Standard or Advanced Elementary, all of the requirements for a standard Secondary Certificate must have been completed (except student teaching)
      4. Provide district verification that a mentor teacher holding the same certificate as the applicant is seeking will be provided for the applicant by the employing district; or be enrolled in a one-year supervised internship experience under the direct supervision of personnel from a college or university with an approved teacher preparation program. Upon the successful completion of one year of teaching while holding the Limited Transitional Certificate, the educator will be eligible to hold a Standard Elementary or Secondary Certificate.

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      XI. CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS

      FOREWORD

      This pan of the handbook outlines standards for certification as a vocational educator in Idaho. Persons employed to teach/direct reimbursable vocational classes or programs in secondary or post-secondary schools should hold one of the following:

      1) a Standard or Advanced Secondary Certificate with vocational endorsement in an appropriate vocational discipline; or 2) a Vocational Specialist Certificate in the appropriate vocational discipline.

      If an applicant does not meet requirements for one of the certificates above, a current vocational teaching credential from another state may be endorsed for use in Idaho for up to five years. After that period, Idaho standards for the certificate needed must be met. Employment agreements are valid only if the vocational educator holds the vocational credential required for the assignment of service to be performed. Appeals regarding vocational certification or the code of ethics as related to vocational educators may be directed to the Idaho Professional Standards Commission.

      Applications for vocational certification should be sent to :

      State Division of Vocational Education
      P O Box 83720
      Boise, Idaho 83720-0095

      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      
      I.      PROFESSIONAL JOBS REQUIRING VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATION OR
      	ENDORSEMENTS                                                    42
      
      II.     BECOMING CERTIFIED FOR VOCATIONAL JOBS
      
      	A. Secondary Certification with Vocational Endorsements         42
      
      	B. Vocational Specialist Certification                          43
      		Limited Vocational Specialist Certificate
      		Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate
      		Advanced Vocational Specialist Certificate
      		Coordinator, Post-secondary Cooperative Programs
      		Related Subjects Specialist Endorsement
      	C. Vocational Counselor Certification                           43
      		Endorsement on Pupil Personnel Services Certificate
      		Interim Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate
      		Standard Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate
      		Advanced Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate
      
      	D. Vocational Special Needs Certification                       46
      		Endorsement on Other Certificates
      		Limited Special Needs Certificates
      		Standard/Advanced Vocational Special Needs Certificates
      
      	E. Vocational Administrator Certification                       47
      		Vocational Administrator Certificate
      		Interim Vocational Administrator Certificate
      
      	APPENDIX       
      		C1: Vocational Education Glossary of Terms
      		C2: Application for Certification in Vocational Education
      		C3: Approval of Participation Form
      		C4: Professional Development Plan
      
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      I. PROFESSIONAL JOBS REQUIRING VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATION OR ENDORSEMENTS

      The State Division of Vocational Education provides funding for a variety of vocational programs. The following secondary school vocational programs and services require educators assigned to hold appropriate vocational certificates or endorsements. Misassignment without the required certification may result in the withholding of vocational funding.

      	Agriculture Science and Technology      Trades, Industry and Technology
      	Business Education                      Industrial Technology
      	Health Occupations                      Vocational Guidance
      	Home Economics                          Vocational Special Needs
      	Marketing
      

      The following post-secondary vocational programs and services require educators assigned to hold appropriate vocational certificates or endorsements. Misassignment without the required certificates or endorsements may result in the withholding of vocational funding for the post-secondary programs involved.

      	Agriculture Science and Technology      Marketing
      	Business Education                      Related Subjects Vocational Specialist
      	Guidance and Counseling                 Trades, Industry and Technology
      	Health Occupations                      Vocational Administrator
      	Home Economics                          Vocational Special Needs
      

      II. BECOMING CERTIFIED FOR IDAHO VOCATIONAL JOBS

      A.1. SECONDARY CERTIFICATION WITH VOCATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS Educators employed to teach reimbursable vocational classes or programs in Idaho secondary schools (grades 6-12) must hold either a Vocational Specialist Certificate in the appropriate vocational discipline (see page 41) or a Standard/Advanced Secondary Certificate with one of the following endorsements.

      	Vocational Agriculture                  Vocational Business Education
      	Vocational Marketing Education          Vocational Home Economics
      	Vocational Industrial Technology
      

      Persons who already hold the Standard or Advanced Secondary Certificate can become eligible for vocational endorsement by: completing a degree program with a vocational major from an approved college or vocational training institution; or by completing a comparable amount of specific coursework, as evaluated by the Idaho Division of Vocational Education.

      Coursework in eight areas is required:

      principles/foundations of vocational education;

    2. coordination of cooperative programs;
    3. analysis and curriculum development;
    4. vocational guidance/occupational and educational information;
    5. organizing and working with vocational advisory committees;
    6. organization and administration of vocational student groups;
    7. competencies for teaching the disadvantaged and disabled; and
    8. teaching the adult learner.

    Work experience in the field of specialization is required as determined by the State Division of Vocational Education.

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    A.2. INTERIM VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN LIEU OF SECONDARY VOCATIONAL ENDORSEMENT

    Secondary-certified educators assigned in any of the above five subject areas requiring vocational endorsements may apply for the interim Vocational Certificate if they have not completed the required coursework. Applicants must hold a secondary credential with an endorsement in one of the five subject areas in A.1. This certificate is issued for one year and may be renewed twice, provided there is annual progress toward the needed vocational endorsement.

    A.3. MULTI-OCCUPATIONS ENDORSEMENT ON SECONDARY CERTIFICATES

    Secondary-certified educators assigned multi-occupations programs must hold that endorsement on the Standard or Advanced Secondary Certificate or hold the Vocational Specialist Certificate. Requirements for the endorsement include: a course in coordination of cooperative programs and two years (4,000 clock hours) of related work experience.

    A.4. OTHER SECONDARY VOCATIONAL AREAS REQUIRING CERTIFICATION

    Secondary-certified educators assigned to Health Occupations Education and to Trades, Industrial and Technical Education must hold the Interim, Standard or Advanced Vocational Specialist Certificate.

    B. VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATES

    Requirements for three types of Vocational Specialist Certificates are outlined in this section: Limited Vocational Specialist (three year; non-renewable); Standard Vocational Specialist (five year; renewable); and Advanced Vocational Specialist (five year; renewable).

    Persons who need to hold the Vocational Specialist Certificate include: secondary educators assigned to Health Occupations Education and to Trades, Industrial and Technical Education; specialized occupational areas where specific degree-granting vocational teacher education programs are not usual; and post-secondary vocational educators who do not hold secondary vocational certificates.

    General Requirements

    Applicants must: be 18 years of age; document full-time successful recent gainful employment in area for which certification is requested; and possess either a high school diploma or General Education Development(GED) certificate. When applicable, requirements of occupationally related state agencies must also be met. Since educational levels and work experiences vary, applicants may qualify under any one of these three options.

    1. Experience
      Have eight years (16,000 hours) of full-time successful recent gainful employment in the occupation for which certification is requested. Up to 24 month's credit can be counted toward the eight years for post-secondary training successfully completed as a full-time student in an approved/approvable vocational-technical education program.

    2. Education/Experience
      Have a bachelors degree in the specific occupation or a related area and three years (6,000 hours) of full time successful recent gainful employment in the occupation.

    3. Experience/Competence Verification
      Have three years (6,000 hours) of full-time recent gainful employment, verification of occupational competence, and be recommended by an occupational council/committee as recorded in its minutes. Competence is established by passing an authorized occupational competence test. If no competency test exists, written recommendation from an occupational advisory council/committee is required as stated above. Applicants who have passed a state licensure exam may be exempted from further competency testing by forwarding the results to State Division of Vocational Education for review.

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    B.1. LIMITED VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (three years; non-renewable)

    This certificate is issued to individuals certifying for the first time. After a three year period, the holder needs to meet the requirements for the Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate. When a valid certificate is allowed to expire, the applicant for a new certificate must meet current standards in order to qualify for a certificate at any level.

    Participation in a two step professional development process is a condition of holding the Limited Vocational Specialist Certificate.

    Step One
    Within the first eighteen months of certification, the holder must: a. demonstrate competence in basic academic skills; b. complete either the pre-service workshop sponsored by the State Division of Vocational Education; or complete a course in methods of teaching vocational education; and c. file a Professional Development Plan (PDP) with the State Division of Vocational Education which outlines the plan for meeting the requirements for a Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate within the three year period of the Limited Vocational Specialist Certificate. The plan is to be developed with concurrence and approval of the employer or supervisor and the acknowledgment of an approved vocational teacher educator. The plan is to be on file with the State Division of Vocational Education.

    Step Two
    Within the three year period of limited certification, the holder must complete all requirements for the Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate. Required courses include: principles/foundations of vocational education; vocational guidance/occupational and educational information; analysis and curriculum development; and methods of teaching vocational education.

    B.2. STANDARD VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (five year; renewable) This certificate is issued to individuals who have already completed coursework identified in Step Two above. It may be renewed if the following requirements are met:

    a. completion of 6 semester credits of approved teaching skills coursework; or submission of verification of 240 hours of approved related work experience or 90 hours of attendance at approved technical conferences, institutes or work shops; or any Combination; and
    b. completion of activities under the previous Professional Development Plan (PDP) and preparation/filing of a PDP for the new five year period.

    B.3. ADVANCED VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (five year; renewable) This certificate is issued to individuals who meet all the requirements outlined below:
    a. meet the requirements for the Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate;
    b. provide evidence of completion of a teacher training program or 18 semester credits of approved coursework in addition to the 12 semester credits required for the Standard Vocational Specialist Certificate; and c. completion of activities trader the previous Professional Development Plan (PDP) and preparation/filing of a PDP for the new five year period.

    This certificate may be renewed if the following requirements are met:
    a. completion of 6 semester credits of approved coursework; or verification of 240 hours of approved related work experience or 90 hours of attendance at approved technical conferences, institutes or workshops; or any combination; and
    b. completion of activities under the previous Professional Development Plan (PDP) and preparation/filing of a PDP for the new five year period.

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    B.4. COORDINATOR, POST-SECONDARY COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS

    This certificate is issued to individuals who have this job assignment and who meet these requirements:
    a. meet the occupational experience requirements for Standard and Advanced Vocational Specialist Certificates; and
    b. verify completion of a course in coordination of cooperative programs prior to or during the first year of employment as a coordinator.

    B.5. RELATED SUBJECTS VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT

    Endorsements in specific subject areas of an occupational program arc issued to holders of Vocational Specialist Certificates who have:
    a. three years (6,000 hours) of full-time successful gainful employment in the area for which endorsement is requested; and
    b. special training (professional and/or work experience).

    Renewal of endorsements are the same as those for Vocational Specialist Certificates.

    C. VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION

    Four types of credentials are issued for individuals assigned vocational counseling: Vocational counselor endorsement on an existing Pupil Personnel Services Certificate; and three levels of Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificates for use at the post-secondary level (Interim, Standard and Advanced).

    C.1. ENDORSEMENT ON PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CERTIFICATES (grades K-12)

    The endorsement, Vocational Guidance Counselor, can be added to the Pupil Personnel Services Certificate: Standard Counselor, if the individual has completed an approved course in each of the following areas: counseling techniques; occupational and educational information/vocational guidance; principles and practices of guidance services; principles/foundations of vocational education; standardized testing/analysis of the individual, or psychometric assessment; group counseling; supervised counseling practicum; and theories of vocational choice. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services: Standard Counselor appear on page 25 of this publication.

    Individuals who hold the Pupil Personnel Services Certificate: Standard Counselor but have not completed all the coursework requirements may apply for an Interim Vocational Certificate (see page 25).

    C.2. INTERIM VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (post-secondary)

    This one year certificate requires the holder to serve under the direct supervision of a fully certified vocational counselor and may be renewed twice, based on documentation of satisfactory service and progress toward the Standard Vocational Counselor Specialist requirements. Standards for the interim certificate include:
    a. a bachelor's degree;
    b. three years of teaching experience or three years of employment in personnel or guidance areas; c. one year of employment in an occupation other than teaching or counseling; and d. completion of a course in each of these areas: counseling techniques; occupational and education information/vocational guidance; and principles and practices of guidance services.

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    C.3. STANDARD VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (post-secondary)

    This three year certificate is non-renewable. Upon expiration, the holder must qualify for the Advanced Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate. Requirements for the Standard Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate include:
    a. a bachelor's degree and evidence of admission to a master's degree program for the Advanced Vocational Counselor Certificate;
    b. three years of teaching experience or three years of employment in personnel or guidance areas;
    c. one year of full-time work experience in an occupation other than teaching or counseling; and
    d. completion of a course in each of these areas: counseling techniques; occupational and educational information/vocational guidance; principles and practices of vocational guidance; principles/foundations of vocational education; and standardized testing/analysis of the individual of psychometric assessment.

    C.4. ADVANCED VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE (secondary and post- secondary)

    This five year certificate is issued to individuals who meet the requirements shown below. It may be renewed by completing two courses related to an occupational area or vocational guidance. Requirements for the Advanced Vocational Counselor Specialist Certificate include:
    a. a master's degree in guidance and counseling;
    b. two years of teaching experience or two years of employment in personnel or guidance areas;
    c. one year of full-time work experience in an occupation other than teaching or counseling; and
    d. completion of a course in each of these areas: counseling techniques; occupational and education information/vocational guidance; principles and practices of guidance services; principles/foundations of vocational education; standardized testing/analysis of the individual or psychometric assessment; group counseling; supervised counseling practicum; and theories of vocational choice.

    D. VOCATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS CERTIFICATION/ENDORSEMENT

    D.1. ENDORSEMENT ON OTHER CERTIFICATES (secondary)

    The endorsement, Vocational Special Needs, is required by individuals who teach vocational programs for special populations. Permanent endorsement may be added to any of these certificates, provided the requirements are met: Secondary Certificate endorsed Reading, Math, English or vocational subjects; Standard Elementary Certificate; Standard Exceptional Child Certificate; and Limited/Standard Vocational Specialist Certificates. The endorsement requires completion of a course in each area: principles/foundations of vocational education; identification and assessment of vocational special needs students; learning styles; and classroom counseling techniques and strategies.

    D.2. LIMITED VOCATIONAL ENDORSED SPECIAL NEEDS CERTIFICATE

    This three year non-renewable certificate is issued to individuals who have not completed the coursework for the endorsement, Vocational Special Needs. During the first year, a Professional Development Plan must be developed by the holder, with concurrence of the employer and an approved vocational educator. The coursework requirement for the Special Needs endorsement is to be completed within the three year period of the limited certificate.

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    D.3. STANDARD/ADVANCED VOCATIONAL NEEDS CERTIFICATE

    These five year renewable certificates are issued to individuals who do not hold certificates required for the endorsement, Special Needs, but who have other training backgrounds appropriate to a specific teaching position. All coursework for the Special Needs endorsement must have been completed. A Limited Special Needs Certificate (3 years) may be issued to allow the holder to complete the coursework. Renewal requirements for these certificates are the same as for the Standard/Advanced Vocational Specialist Certificates.

    E.1 VOCATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE (five year; renewable)

    This certificate is issued to state agency administrators/supervisors; post-secondary vocational school deans/directors/supervisors; and secondary school vocational directors/coordinators. Individuals must meet these prerequisites in order to qualify for the Vocational Administrator Certificates:
    a. qualify for a Standard or Advanced Vocational certificate or a vocational endorsement on a Standard/Advanced Secondary Certificate;
    b. provide verification of a minimum of three years of teaching experience in a vocational discipline;* and
    c. hold a master's degree.*
    d. have completed at least fifteen semester credits. Applicants must have completed: financial aspects of education/vocational-technical education; administration of personnel; and legal aspects of education/vocational-technical education. In addition, at least two of the following areas must be covered: administration and supervision of vocational programs; instructional supervision; administration internship; and/or curriculum development/curriculum evaluation/research in curriculum; school community relations; communication; teaching the adult learner; coordination of vocational programs; principles and practices of guidance; school facilities planning and maintenance; and/or measurement and evaluation.

    In order to renew the five year Vocational Administrator Certificate, holders are required to complete: coursework in two of the areas listed above; or two areas related to administrative or vocational topics; or ninety (90) hours of related in service as approved by the State Division of Vocational Education.

    E.2. INTERIM VOCATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE (one year; renewable twice)

    This certificate is issued to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements but who have not completed the required coursework. The certificate may be renewed twice, subject to evidence of annual progress toward the Vocational Administration Certificate.

    * Equivalence (professional and/or work experience which provides the knowledge and skills necessary) in each area will be determined on an individual basis by the State Vocational Certification Office.

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    APPENDIX A: CODE OF ETHICS OF THE IDAHO TEACHING PROFESSION

    CODE OF ETHICS OF THE IDAHO TEACHING PROFESSION Preamble

    Believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, the educator recognizes the supreme importance of pursuing truth, striving toward excellence, nurturing democratic citizenship and safeguarding the freedom to learn and to teach, while guaranteeing equal educational opportunity for all. The educator accepts the responsibility to practice the profession according to the highest ethical standards.

    The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process. The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession symbolizes the commitment of all Idaho educators and provides standards by which to judge conduct.

    Princinle I - Commitment to the Student

    The educator measures success by the progress each student makes toward the realization of his/her potential as a worthy and effective citizen. The educator, therefore, works to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and thoughtful formulation of worthy goals.

    In fulfilling these obligations to the student, the Idaho educator:

    1. Shall not, without just cause, deny the student access to varying points of view.
    2. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions detrimental to learning or to physiological or psychological well-being and shall not procure, distribute, or in any way make available any of the substances recognized as harmful to learning, or to physiological or psychological well-being of the students, or to advocate the use of any such substances.
    3. Shall refrain from subjecting the student to unnecessary. embarrassment or disparagement.
    4. Shall respect the constitutional rights of students.
    5. Shall provide professional educational services in a nondiscriminatory manner.
    6. Shall refrain from using professional relationships with students for personal advantage.
    7. Shall keep in confidence information that has been obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
    8. Shall not tutor students assigned to one's classes for remuneration, except when specifically approved by the Board of Trustees.
    9. Shall assess and report student achievement and ability as required by the employing educational agency.
    10. Shall provide a positive environment for learning. while prescribing accepted pedagogical procedures,

    Principle II - Commitment to the Public

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    responsibility for the development of policy relating to the extension of educational opportunities for all and for interpreting educational programs and policies to the public.

    fulfilling these obligations to the public, the Idaho educator:

    1. Shall distinguish between personal views and the views of the employing educational agency.
    2. Shall not distort or misrepresent the facts concerning educational matters.
    3. Shall not interfere in the exercise of political and citizenship rights and responsibilities of others.
    4. Shall not use institutional privileges for private gain, for the promotion of political candidates, or for partisan political activities.
    5. Shall accept no gratuities, gifts, or favors that might impair or appear to impair professional judgment, nor offer any such to obtain special advantage.

    Principle III - Commitment to the Profession

    The educator believes that the quality of the services of the education profession directly influences the nation and its citizens. Therefore, the educator exerts every effort to establish and maintain professional standards, to improve service, to promote a climate in which the exercise of professional judgment is encouraged and to achieve conditions which attract highly qualified persons to the profession.

    In fulfilling these obligations to the profession, the Idaho educator:

    1. Shall provide professional educational services in a nondiscriminatory manner and not interfere with the free participation of colleagues in their professional associations.
    2. Shall accord just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession in the exercise of their professional rights and responsibilities.
    3. Shall use no coercive means nor give special treatment in order to influence professional decisions of colleagues.
    4. Shall withhold and safeguard information acquired about colleagues in the course of employment, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
    5. Shall present one's professional qualifications accurately and completely.
    6. Shall present evaluations of and recommendations for colleagues fairly, accurately and professionally.
    7. Shall cooperate with the Professional Standards Commission in inquiries and hearings.
    8. Shall not engage in conduct which is offensive to the ordinary dignity, decency and morality of others.

    Principle IV - Commitment to Professional Employment Practices

    The educator regards the employment agreement as a pledge to be executed in a manner consistent with the highest ideals of professional service. The educator believes that sound professional personnel relationships with governing boards are built upon personal integrity, dignity and mutual respect. The educator discourages the practice of the profession by unqualified persons.

    In fulfilling these obligations to professional employment practices. the Idaho educator:

    1. Shall apply for, accept, offer, or assign a position or responsibility on the basis of professional preparation and legal qualifications.
    2. Shall apply for a specific position only when it is known to the educator to be vacant and shall refrain from underbidding or commenting adversely about other candidates.

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    3. Shall present only factual information regarding the assignment or conditions of employment to an applicant.
    4. Shall adhere to the terms of a contract or appointment, unless these terms have been legally terminated, falsely represented, or substantially altered by unilateral action of the employing agency.
    5. Shall conduct professional business through appropriate channels.
    6. Shall provide, upon the request of an aggrieved party, a written statement of specific reasons for recommendations that lead to the denial of increments, significant changes in employment, or termination of employment.
    7. Shall use time granted for the purpose for which it is intended.
    8. Shall not delegate assigned tasks to unqualified personnel.

    Violation of the Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession

    Under Idaho Code, 33-1208, a violation of the Code of Ethics is a ground for revocation or suspension of one's teaching certificate. An allegation of ethical misconduct may be brought by an Idaho local board of trustees, or by any individual - other than a student of an Idaho public school - who has a substantial interest in the matter.

    Upon receipt of an allegation, the Executive Committee of the Professional Standards Commission reviews the circumstances of the case and determines whether probable cause exists to warrant filing a complaint against the individual accused of misconduct. If probable cause is found to exist, the chief certification officer files a formal complaint against the accused. Upon a request for a hearing by the accused, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction authorizes the Professional Standards Commission to name a three member panel to hear the charges and to recommend disposition to the State Board. Such hearings are held in compliance with Idaho Code, 33-1209.

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    VOCATIONAl, EDUCATION GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    Work Experience Definitions

    Cumulative
    Successive additions of work (hours/months) in the occupation or closely 'related occupations (maximum of one year is allowable).

    Full-time
    To apply toward the required work experience, employment may be accumulated from work completed for the same or comparable position, of at least six (6) months duration, 40 hours per week. (12 months experience equals one year toward requirement).

    Gainful
    Services rendered for a firm for which the remuneration would enable one to sustain a livelihood.
    Recent Work experience ending within the last five years.

    Successful
    Competency in the occupational area. Such competency verification may be requested in writing from previous employers and/or results of competency testing.

    Other Definitions

    Approvable Program
    Vocational programs which meet state guidelines but are not being reimbursed. (Generally in private or parochial schools.)

    Approved Vocational Program
    Vocational programs which have received State Board for Vocational Education Approval and have received State and/or Federal funds through reimbursement.

    Cooperative Programs
    Programs which combine classroom instruction with related work in the community for which the students are paid.

    Occupational Competency Test
    A test designed to measure technical or manipulative abilities in a given occupational area.

    Specific Occupations
    Restricted to a particular category such as: machinist, welder, secretary, food service worker, etc.

    Approved Course
    A course offered by an approved Idaho vocational teacher education institution; OR a course evaluated and approved as meeting Idaho standards by an approved Idaho teacher educator and the State Division of Vocational Education.

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