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8710.8010 TEACHERS OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CAREERS.

Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

A teacher of communications technology careers is authorized to provide students in grades 7 through 12 instruction that is designed to develop an effective understanding of current communications technology core skills standards through instruction including the following areas:

A.

academic foundations specific to communications technology;

B.

standard safety practices in communications technology;

C.

professional responsibilities in communications technology;

D.

communications technology careers exploration and investigation;

E.

effects of communications technology; and

F.

applications of production skills in communications technology.

Subp. 2.

Licensure requirements.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of communications technology careers shall have completed at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a teacher preparation program approved under chapter 8705 including:

A.

the standards of effective practice under part 8710.2000;

B.

the core skills for teachers of career and technical education under part 8710.8000; and

C.

the standards under subpart 3.

Subp. 3.

Subject matter standard.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of communications technology careers must complete a preparation program under subpart 2 that includes the candidate's demonstration of the knowledge and skills listed in items A to F.

A.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency in the following areas:

(1)

apply knowledge of systems specific to the communications technology careers;

(2)

technical reading and writing using charts, manuals, and journals;

(3)

match math activities to communications technology careers processes;

(4)

create and interpret representations of specifications used in communications technology careers;

(5)

use and interpret technical terminology specific to communications technology careers; and

(6)

awareness of emerging products and technologies as related to communications technology careers.

B.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of safety and environmental concerns and policies issued by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies including:

(1)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules; and

(2)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulations.

C.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of legal responsibilities and ethical practices including:

(1)

policies issued by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, such as copyright laws, rating systems, filters/censorship systems, and mandatory reporting;

(2)

employee protection procedures, such as the "Right to Know" regulations; and

(3)

the management and use of resources, such as: staff policies and procedures, budgets, and training opportunities.

D.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate knowledge by:

(1)

describing potential communications technology career pathways;

(2)

describing the levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, workplace environments, and career growth potential for a specific communications technology career;

(3)

utilizing personal occupational experiences to make communications technology careers meaningful to the students; and

(4)

facilitating work-based learning opportunities including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeship programs.

E.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the impact of:

(1)

how the products, services, and applications may affect various behavior changes;

(2)

the range of products, services, and applications available to employers and customers;

(3)

quality control and improvement processes as they relate to customer satisfaction;

(4)

past and present effects on the environment, socioeconomic status, and nontraditional technology systems; and

(5)

the management and use of resources.

F.

A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(1)

envision, design, select, and use materials and resources to create, assemble, and deploy a finished product;

(2)

problem solve, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and operate equipment; and

(3)

estimate and bid products and services.

Subp. 4.

Professional license.

A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing licensure.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.18

History:

26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22

Published Electronically:

August 21, 2017